Internet Fraud: Online Dating Scams Cost Millions

All over the world, online dating sites are riddled with internet scammers. For example the Australian government has collected reports from 1600 internet fraud victims who reported losing a total of 17 million dollars to online dating scams in 2011....more

I Found Love Online and You Can Too

When deciding to find a date online, safety is first and foremost. There are a lot of whackos out there but on the flip side, there are a lot of good people that are serious about wanting to meet someone. Use your common sense at all times. Most on-line sites won't allow you to post contact information. You must go through their site to contact a person. Don't give out any personal information until you are sure you are ready to talk in person. ...more
@Robinette B I remember thinking how strange it was to think people were meeting over the ...more

Confessions of a Former Dating Loser

I met my husband three years ago on Match.com.  Many times when I tell people that they get this shocked look on their face as if to say "What were you thinking by dating on-line????"   Well to be honest, it wasn't my idea....more
 @Darcie Thank you so much!  Our families were a little skeptical but once everyone met, my dad ...more

THERE'S A REASON HE'S STILL SINGLE

Ladies, are you over 40 and single? Of course you are. There are brazillions of us out there! (Note how I just cunningly lumped myself in with the over-40s, when in fact I am over 50. If I had an editor, I could never get away with that shit!)  ...more
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If you want to date me: Please don't read my blog!

Ignorance is bliss. I'm quite fabulous, actually....more

Six Tips on What NOT to Write on Match.com

(originally posted on BetterAfter50 - by A. Chertorofsky)...more

Meeting Great Women...and Other Musings

Every now and then I'll read or hear someone say something along the lines of "women aren't nice to each other", "I don't trust women", "women are always in competition with other women", and, of course "women are bitches".  And we're all familiar with the concept of mean girls (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mean%20girls). ...more

It’s Not Online Dating. It’s Social Pairing.

image via SituEating Socialize with your social network? What a concept....more
Hey there, Gigabiting! Great posts with LOTS of social options happening around the sharing of a ...more

Internet Dating: Finding online love in the day of the computer; the good, the bad and the ugly.

It seems as if finding a significant other online is the way of the present.  I remember when women and men used to lower their voice to a whisper when telling you they are dating or in love with someone they met online.  It was deemed, at first, that they were somehow desperate if that is how they met the love of their life.  There was a certain level of skepticism about the reality that the person was actually who they said they were.  Importantly, there was concern about safety.  All of those were and are legitimate.  ...more
Ha, yes, you must be talking about me :) Sorry it took me so long to read this Elaine!   I met ...more

Single Abroad: I Don't Want to Be Your Fantasy Tour Guide

Is the ex-pat's life ideal? Italy is beautiful but the men aren't really cutting it. They're too aggressive and have a generic idea of romance. And the foreigners aren't much better -- all they want is a no-strings, no-pressure fantasy tour guide who'll show them the ruins in eight-inch heels, engage them in witty conversation and generally tend to their entertainment. It's enough to make you want to give up on dating altogether! ...more