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Online dating may not be your best bet for love

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Internet, Science

 

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Well it’s that time of the year again and that day that many people dread is approaching, and we aren't talking about the fact that it's tax season. Valentine's Day (or Single Awareness Day for many folks!) is in just a few days away, and you might be scrambling for a date. Like many now days, you might be turning to an online dating service, such as OKCupid or Match.com. But before you look there, you’ll be surprised as to what studies have found.

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Craigslist Ad Likens Tetris to Love

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Culture, Internet, Puzzle

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Who says gamers don’t need love? A Philadelphia Craigslist ad has surfaced likening the squishy feeling of romantic entanglement with the cold hard random shapes of Tetris. “The long piece” - the piece that Tetris fans long for in all of their games is what this Craigslist seeking gamer longs for in his love life.

“You know how in Tetris you keep getting all these pieces you don’t want and you keep piling them up on right side of the screen, wondering how many squares you can get in a row when suddenly the long piece comes out of nowhere and for a moment makes everything disappear? Sometimes I feel as if my dating life is like that. I am waiting for my long piece.”

If that isn’t poetic than I don’t know what is! C’mon, there has to be some gamer girl out there for this guy. You don’t even have to be a gamer to appreciate this level of wittiness. Someone just give this guy a long piece… ahem, you know what I mean.

 

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Speed Dating Hits the Internet

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet

SpeedDateIf you are looking for a mate you can always check singles groups online or you can opt for speed dating in real life to quickly eliminate losers in 30 seconds. Now you can combine the two with sites such as SpeedDate and WooMe.

Stephen Stokols, chief exec. of WooMe claims, “If you meet someone you like, three minutes isn’t long enough. If you don’t like them, 30 seconds is too long.”

He is probably right. Both sites employ the method of ending a voice and video chat between 90 seconds to 3 minutes. Matching is based on profiles, and future lovebirds can decide by e-mail if they want to meet.  The method must be working. SpeedDate claims to have over 100,000 virtual dates per day while WooMe says they have up to 4,000 users at a time.

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