BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jul 15, 2015
Many people meet their significant other in college. Those people also probably dorm at their school, giving them more opportunities to meet others. I’m not one of those people. Instead, I spend half of my week commuting to/attending my small school and half working in retail customer service. The only new people I meet are creepy men on the subway and angry customers; both are not potential special someone material. The solution? Tinder… maybe.
At the very least, it's great for making friends. Read More
BY Bee Gray
on May 07, 2015
Tinder just got a little more exciting, and it’s not because suddenly there are more eligible beaus at your fingertips. The organization Women In Distress—that raises awareness and gives women resources for domestic violence related issues—just joined Tinder. And what does this mean for you? Well, if you live in an area that has notable domestic violence statistics, you may have already seen one of these ads. They are calling this project "Tinder-Beater” and the way it works is both tricky and totally necessary. Read More
BY Elizabeth Kiefer
on Mar 30, 2015
We recently came across a piece on HuffPost entitled 10 Reasons Women Should Date Men In Their 50s. Basically, it asserts that women everywhere must wait for men to turn the magic five-o before expecting them to be respectful, responsible, and sensitive human beings—a message that's not only offensive to the female sex, but to all good dudes everywhere.
What's more? The subtext of the entire piece speaks to why younger women should date men in their 50s. Newsflash: Women in their 50s are happy to date men their own age. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Feb 06, 2015
There's no way around it: online dating is a stressful ordeal. But some impressive women have created new apps that give women more control, fostering a safer environment and leaving more room for actual, ya know, dating. Here are three that particularly intrigue us.
Antidate: For BUSTies in the U.K., Hatty Kingsley-Miller and Mo Saha (see above) created an app that combining features OkCupid, Siren, and Grindr. Women's profiles and locations are kept private; they can scroll through men, and if they like what they see, they can “tap” that (their picture, that is). Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Aug 08, 2014
The real world can be tough on a girl! Luckily, you can go through your everyday trials with Adult Wednesday Addams, who now lives in L.A. and deals with all of that familiar craziness of young-adulthood — with her own personal flair, of course.
Melissa Hunter writes and stars in the weekly YouTube series Adult Wednesday Addams, a show which features everything from apartment hunting (ep. 1), interviewing for a job (ep. 2), and online dating (ep. 3) to walking the dog (ep. 4), one night stands (ep. 5), and visits to Planned Parenthood (ep. 6). Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on Jun 12, 2014
I have a confession, everyone! I’ve joined the online dating community and so far, it’s been a mothereffing rollercoaster. Before I begin, if any of the guys have Googled me and found this, for the sake of our potential future: stop reading now. Kidding (not really, though). So, I joined a popular, free website a couple months ago because I was sick of meeting no one interesting and liked the idea of window shopping for men in the comfort of my home. Read More
Warning: This post may not be safe for work.
Online dating and matchmaking apps, though helpful for many, are unfortunately a breeding ground for harassment. Shielded by a computer and a username, people are often emboldened to say some pretty degrading things, and sexual interest is converted into straight-out internet malice. Improper sentences (both in structure and in content) like “Bet your tight” are tossed out into the viral stratosphere, without any consideration for the target. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 04, 2014
It does not surprise me that Jon Hamm sported a wispy middle part in the 90's, considering that it was the most popular haircut of the decade. However, because Hamm didn't reach the peak of his stardom until more than a decade later, as the part of debonair Don Draper on the show Mad Men, his hairdo has made viral waves after a video clip of his appearance on dating show, The Big Date, was exposed yesterday. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Mar 19, 2014
“Hello Let’s Date” is a hilarious blog of screenshots taken from what looks like the dating app Tinder. And yes, I know that from personal experience.
While the blog can definitely be seen as a “troll’s guide to Internet dating,” it also showcases the ridiculousness of online dating. Can anyone really find a mate by looking at four pictures and then having a menial conversation?
The game, especially in the case of Tinder, is often about spending a conversation beating around the bush about being horny at 2 in the morning. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Feb 25, 2014
If you have an online dating profile, and you are an attractive young woman, chances are online dating is an eerily hellish experience that abruptly introduces you to your sexual objectification. If you get maybe 5 minutes into a convo with a potential beau without a dick pic, you consider it a success and apparently you are not alone.
After this man posed as a women for only 2 hours online before having to call in quits/had his mind blown about gender oppression, it's apparent you are not alone. Read More