LONDON (AP) — While taboos surrounding online dating are long gone, some of today’s app users are sick of the endless swiping and virtual pen-paling that leads nowhere when it comes to long-term...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials are warning of online dating service scams after an Oregon man lost money believing he was entering a personal and business relationship with a person posing as a...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party's governing body has taken back its endorsement of a state House candidate.
State Chairwoman Jane Timken last week urged Joe Dills to withdraw...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party on Friday urged a state House candidate to withdraw from the March 17 primary because he had signed up on an online dating site that encourages...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker who has fought for years to restrict human trafficking in Nebraska is now trying to hit traffickers in the wallet with a proposed sales tax on dating and...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County man is facing federal indictment for what prosecutors are calling a “romance scam” that cost a woman more than $20,000.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former high school teacher and Shawnee City Council member pleaded no contest to having a sexual encounter with a student.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?'"
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."
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.
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.
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.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa Mayor John Giles is not a divorced dad looking for a date in Canada, but somebody using a Match.com profile with his pictures claims to be.
Giles says he has been tempted to make a joke out of the profile and ask how many dates he got, but he says the sad part is it's not a joke. It's serious.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey passed two new decrees Saturday — one that expelled more than 4,000 civil servants and another that banned television dating programs.
The country's Official Gazette published the decrees Saturday evening. The first named thousands of civil servants to be dismissed, including nearly 500 academics and more than 1,000 Turkish military personnel. It also reinstated 236 people to their jobs.