Service Will Pay You To Help Your Friends Find Love

Some people are born matchmakers. They know exactly which of their friends will pair well with others, and they set them up with rousing success. They’re rewarded only with the happiness of their friends, but a new digital dating startup wants to offer more than that. When you match your…

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Australia, Malaysia, Singapore on love scam alert

Love may be in the air on Saint Valentine’s Day but authorities in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore warned on Monday, February 13, of a growth in online scams cheating lonely people out of their savings. Romance scams cost Australians more money than any other form of cheating, with those aged…

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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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