Increased number of STDs in Hawaii linked to online dating
HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said.
FTC sues Match Group, says it duped people into subscribing
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match Group for allegedly using notifications about phony profiles to trick consumers into paying for a subscription to dating site...
Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love.
Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries, arrives in the...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As the New Hampshire Legislature starts its summer break, a review of roll call votes shows 2019 was a banner year for attendance.
Matchmaker’s business flourishes amid ‘dating app fatigue’
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michal Naisteter approached a city planner at Reading Terminal Market and bantered with a pediatrician at the Bok Bar rooftop. At a Franklin Institute Science After Hours...
HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are warning a scammer is using the identity of a Hingham police sergeant to solicit money on dating sites and social media.
Is it love? Maybe not, as romance scams proliferate
Is it love? Maybe not.
Kate Gosselin tries G-rated dating in ‘Kate Plus Date’
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Don't expect anything like "The Bachelorette" with Kate Gosselin's new TLC dating show.
Gosselin said it was important to her that her eight children be able to watch "Kate Plus Date" without cringing. She called it a "respectful, G-rated show" on a family friendly network.
The former star of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" and "Kate Plus 8" said she's spent a decade single. She and Jon Gosselin split in 2009 after a 10-year marriage that included sextuplets and a set of twins.
Seniors try their hand at speed dating at UW-La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Elvis and Sinatra sang songs about love.
Couples played with their coffee cups, exchanging shy smiles.
And for a moment, the third floor of UW-La Crosse's Student Union resembled some forgotten cafe, a picture cut out of the past, hung up in the present.
Shock time ordered for man who dumped body of 19-year-old
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 120 days of shock incarceration for dumping the body of 19-year-old woman whom he met through an online dating app after she died with a blood-alcohol content that was seven times higher than the state's legal limit.
Virginia man indicted in Missouri in $5M romance fraud
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with swindling women in the Kansas City area and across the country out of more than $5 million in a romance fraud scheme.
Dating site owner to repay $1 million to customers
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The company that owns Christian Mingle, Jdate and other online dating sites will pay a $500,000 fine and nearly $1 million in restitution to customers whose subscriptions were automatically renewed or who were denied refunds when requested.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Monday that a task force of local prosecutors found that dating sites owned by Spark Networks USA automatically renewed customer payments without their consent.
Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?
NEW YORK (AP) — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym.
But is it even possible to delete your zombie online footprints — or worth your time to do so?
Wyoming man loses nearly $400K in online dating scam
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A 40-year-old Wyoming man has lost nearly $400,000 in an online dating scam.
Police in Gillette say the man reported meeting the woman through an online dating site five years ago, but they never met in person.
7 Nigerians charged in alleged dating site scheme
ATLANTA (AP) — Seven Nigerians are facing charges after prosecutors say they targeted people on dating websites and swindled them out of more than $1.5 million.
The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta said in a news release Friday that the Nigerians created fake online dating profiles with photos of models or public figures. Prosecutors said they targeted people with financial assets, spending weeks or months courting them.
Kansas high school starts safe dating program
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The stories they brought into Hutchinson High School classroom this year were admittedly "edgy," said Donna Davis.
"Charlene," for example, had a father described as an attorney and a big shot in their town. She knew it made her parents uncomfortable that she dated "Derek," a lower-income black teen. All she wanted from Derek was "his undying loyalty and 100 percent undivided attention," Charlene said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Kansas City contends in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by another agent and then punished when she reported it.
The Kansas City Star reports the former agent, Julie Meriano, says she contacted Kansas City police abou the male agent's behavior, which included creating a fake profile on a dating website with her picture and spreading damaging rumors about her.
Police: Stalker sent 65,000 texts, had bath at victim’s home
PHOENIX (AP) — A first date turned into a nightmare for a Phoenix man when the woman he met became so obsessed, she bombarded him with more than 65,000 text messages and took a bath after breaking into his house, authorities said in court documents.
The documents filed Wednesday outline a series of incidents in which police say Jacqueline Claire Ades, 31, stalked the victim, who reported he had met her through an online dating website and only gone on one date.
Love it or not, Facebook launches dating service
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook doesn't think hookups are meaningful and doesn't want you to date your friends — but it's known for a long time that its vast map of human connections could help people find long-term partners. At least that's the takeaway from a new dating feature the social networking giant is launching because, well, why not?
‘Love Quest’: Two gals navigate world of online dating in funny, poignant new play
Finding true love isn’t always easy, but that’s no reason not to try. A new comedy at Ivoryton Playhouse, “Love Quest,” explores what happens when two women enter the perilous world of online dating.
Written by Mary Maguire and Steven McGraw, “Love Quest” tells the humorous yet poignant tale of 60-year-old Kate Crawford, who finds herself divorced after 30 years of marriage, and Brook Davis, an ambitious, successful single gal who is 35 and never took the time to socialize.
No swiping: The League dating app for professionals debuts in Cleveland
No swiping: The League dating app for professionals debuts in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Emily Davis, a first-year law student at Case Western Reserve University, is the kind of career-oriented woman that the dating app The League exists for.
Davis was among 500 Clevelanders chosen for The League's inaugural class of ambitious, well-educated men and women looking for the same qualities in a mate. Her reward was receiving five potential dates when the dating app launched here Tuesday.
Abby: Daughter catches married dad texting other women
Dear Abby: My 14-year-old daughter caught her father, my husband, emailing and texting other women. He has been doing it for months.
He says he went on dating sites because he was unhappy in our marriage and needed attention and to feel desirable. He claims he only emailed and texted these women discussing relationship troubles, no sex talk.
Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill would target ‘snoopers’
ATLANTA (AP) — Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer hacking knowledge as an "ethical hacker?" Those actions may become illegal if a Georgia bill gets voted into law, civil liberty advocates say.
Man featured on Trump dating site has child sex conviction
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was one of the faces of a dating service for fans of the president has a felony conviction for sex with a child.
NC couple pitching dating site for Trump supporters
A married couple from Guilford County have become the faces of a new Donald Trump-themed dating website.
Barrett and Jodi Riddleberger's smiles, beneath Trump campaign baseball caps, are the first thing greeting visitors at Trump.dating.
The Riddlebergers have been active in Guilford County Republican politics over the years. Jodi Riddleberger co-founded C4GC, Conservatives for Guilford County, and she and her husband have both donated money to the group.
Matchmaker brings her talents to Santa Fe
At 3 p.m. on a beautiful Saturday, Julie Ferman was standing in the foyer of Cafe Sonder looking radiant, ready to greet the dozens of middle-aged singles who responded to her Facebook post. It read: “Single in Santa Fe? Join us for our first Santa Fe event — a fun, casual mixer and group chat with Santa Fe’s very own personal matchmaker and dating coach, Julie Ferman.”
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Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about online dating for baby boomers? I’m 57 and recently divorced, and would like to find a new friend to spend time with.
Whether you’re interested in dating again or just looking for a friend to spend time with, online dating sites have become a very popular and effective way for baby boomers to meet new single people.
Abby: He comes up short in how to date in high school
Dear Abby: At what point does a man finally give up hope of finding a mate and accept that he may end up alone?
I'm 29. I never had a chance to date in high school. My family farms, and when I was 14, my grandfather could no longer help my dad. Dad couldn't take care of things alone, so I would go out and help him the minute I got home from school every day. Between the farm work and keeping up with my studies, I had to grow up fast.
‘Sugar babies’ online dating site attracting more needy Pa. college students
It may be the age of #MeToo, but a Las Vegas-based online dating site that purports to match needy college students with wealthy, older men and women claims it too is growing as students struggle to deal with college costs.
Woman robbed in Akron after meeting man through online dating service
Woman robbed in Akron after meeting man through online dating service
AKRON, Ohio -- An Elyria woman was robbed and choked by a man she met through an online dating service, police say.
The robbery happened about 2 a.m. Thursday on Schiller Avenue near East Tallmadge Avenue, Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said. The woman did not suffer serious injuries in the robbery.
A police report from Akron did not specify which online dating service the woman used to meet the man.
Do’s and don’ts for profile pictures on dating sites
Like male peacocks showing off their magnificent plumage to attract a mate, some men on dating sites post topless mirror gym selfies.
Not such a good idea, according to dating experts. Women, they say, tend to swipe left when they see gym selfies.
Likewise, dating sites are full of women's selfies taken from an elevated vantage point, highlighting their cleavage.
A woman reported on Saturday being scammed while using the eHarmony.com dating website. The suspect was found to be out of the country.
Longmont police responded to a report of a woman using narcotics in a vehicle sometime on Monday in the area of Pike Road and Airport Road. The woman initially provided a false name to police, but when she was later identified, she was found to have an active warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and taken to the Boulder County Jail.
Elderly couple finds love through online dating site in Iowa
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — When Pat Mumme, 83, first set up her Our Time online dating site profile, she found a scammer asking her for money.
As soon as she got the scammer kicked off the site, she found Dale Eschilman, 89, her future husband.
Wisconsin woman writes book about being paralyzed
ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) — Tasha Schuh is used to getting embarrassing questions about her sex life.
Schuh, paralyzed from the chest down since she fell through a stage trap door in 1997 during a rehearsal for her high school musical, said she understands why people are curious.
"You know, I live in a very small town," said Schuh, 36, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin. "People would stop me at the grocery store and were, like, 'Um, how's that going to work?'"
Police report: Kruse claimed he was investigating a video scam
It was Sen. Peter Courtney’s chief of staff who contacted police about a YouTube video that appeared to show Sen. Jeff Kruse masturbating, Oregon State Police records show.
The records, obtained by The News-Review Thursday morning, also show Kruse gave a different explanation to police than he did to the news media about the events that led to the video being posted online.
Abby: Girl sees red flags in online friendship overseas
Dear Abby: I met this guy on a dating site and we it off. We talk almost every day, and have Skyped a few times. We've been getting closer and closer. I really like him, and he has told me he feels the same.
Runaway dad on dating site is guilty of false advertising
Last year, I had a baby with one of my college professors. He left me 10 days before our daughter was born and has never met her. I chased him through family court, and he gives me the bare minimum in state-ordered support.
Paris city hall condemns “sugar daddy” mobile advert
PARIS (AP) — Paris city hall on Thursday called an ad for a dating website linking students with rich men and women "shameful," and said officials will work with police to remove it from the city.
The RichmeetBeautiful website has been displaying a large mobile billboard across Paris, encouraging students to get in touch with "sugar daddies" and "sugar mamas" to subsidize their studies. It reads: "Romance, passion and no student loan, go out with a sugar daddy or sugar mama."
Jen’s World: Single in the city, from 21 years away
I've been pretty focused on Rochester's "singles" scene lately.
That might sound creepy coming from a woman who's been married for 21 years. It's admittedly been a fair bit of time since I've been part of any singles scene.
Son jumps into online dating by asking personal questions
My 40-year-old son signed up with an online dating site. He has a teen son and has never been married. During his initial contact with one woman, she mentioned she had several kids, and my son asked if they were all by the same father. She said he was out of line to ask that question!
Two characters stand in the eye of a hurricane. They say hello, being neighbors, and talk about what it's like to be in the eye of a hurricane before rushing back inside to avoid being swept away in the moment.
Gretchen Johnson moved to Beaumont from Minnesota in 2006, just after Hurricane Rita tore through Southeast Texas, to teach at Lamar University as an assistant professor of English.
From a very young age, my mother taught me not to chase boys. “They will come to you if they like you Julia,” she said. “And don’t ever call them first.”
This advice led me to becoming the strong, proud woman I am today. But courtship has taken quite a turn. Gender roles are reversing, causing confusion with the process we were once accustomed to, and technology is taking over basic human interaction, creating a completely different social dynamic.
‘Match.com’ method helps zoo animals find perfect matches
CINCINNATI (AP) — Zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo are pairing up compatible animals by drawing inspiration from the online dating website Match.com.
Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard called the internal matchmaking service an animal version of the website. WCPO-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2vTHQZl ) it's not exactly like Match.com — as it draws on expert committees dedicated to Species Survival Plans rather than computer algorithms.
Khloe Kardashian went on ‘blind date’ with Tristan Thompson
Khloe Kardashian was set up on a "blind date" with her now-boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star has been romancing the NBA star for just under a year and, although people began speculating that they were dating just weeks after they met, the brunette beauty has only just revealed to her famous family how the pair actually got together.
North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry: The Council of State's most eligible member.
In fact, with Secretary of State Elaine Marshall's marriage late last month, Berry is the only single member on the council, which is the collective designation for North Carolina's statewide elected officials.
University hosts Marine Innovation Day
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Companies looking to partner with University of New Hampshire researchers can get a closer look, speed-dating style, at the school's Marine Innovation Day.
The daylong event Thursday at Wildcat Stadium is designed to help companies and researchers identify potential projects and partnerships and accelerate innovation in marine-related fields.
Ice Age art, Bauhaus buildings highlight German UNESCO hopes
BLAUBEUREN, Germany (AP) — Two sites with cultural treasures separated by more than 40,000 years — caves with art dating to the Ice Age and buildings designed by a Bauhaus master less than 100 years ago — highlight Germany's submissions for the prestigious World Heritage Site designation by the U.N.'s cultural agency, UNESCO.