Sextortion: When blind love ends in blackmail

Dating scams involving “sextortion” in Australia have skyrocketed in the past two years, but remain largely underreported and unprosecuted. Now, a major new study hopes to better understand the crime — and pave the way for legislative change. Tracey* deleted all her social media accounts, moved out of her home…

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NBCU Wants Clients to Feel the Lifestyle Love

NBCUniversal says audiences love the programming in its lifestyle networks and that it has developed an algorithm similar to the one used by online dating sites to help viewers warm up to its advertisers’ brands. Working with the research firm Coherency and its LoveQuotient methodology, NBCU is offering clients a…

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Is love really in the numbers?

When it comes to online dating, almost everyone I know, friends and clients alike, want to know the answer to this one question: If my goal is a long-term relationship and/or marriage, which online dating tool gives me the best chance of success? Of course, “success” can be defined in…

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Finding friends and love online

BY the time we actually met, we’d been emailing for six months, many times a day. Our messages were filled with banter, in-jokes, nicknames we’d given each other and signed off “xox”. Seeing one appear in my work inbox always gave a frisson of excitement — a small, private diversion…

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