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# online dating

Last year
2022
# online dating
Gardaí warn of increase in 'romance fraud' scams
From January to May of this year, 31 people reported the loss of a total €812,715.
All time
# like
Looking for love in lockdown? Facebook Dating has launched in Ireland
Facebook said Dating had been built with “safety, security and privacy at the forefront”.
# online dating
Poll: Would you ever go on a 'virtual date'?
People have been told to stay at home, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still go on dates.
# online dating
Love in the time of coronavirus: Texting all day? Going out for dinner on Zoom?
Whether it’s long-term love or a casual date, people are still searching for romance during this time.
# online dating
Garda warning over 'romance scams' after victim loses €48,000 in just over a year
The online scammers convince victims that they have met their perfect match, before asking for money.
# sextortion
'I was shaking. I felt so lost and miserable': Sextortion victim on how online con made his life hell
A new TG4 documentary is examining the concept of online shaming.
# smooch.com
Online dating scammer who tricked ‘vulnerable’ woman into giving him €18,950 gets suspended sentence
Alan Custy pleaded guilty to the scam and has repaid the money.
# Research
Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.
# Tinder Turmoil
Just 8 thoughts you'll have while trying to find the love of your life on Tinder
‘Is that ANOTHER dick pic?’
# Trial
Meath man convicted of raping woman he met on dating app
Gardaí arrested Martin Sherlock following a “sting” operation in which officers arranged to meet him as he was selling a phone through Done Deal.
# Indonesia
Creator of Tinder-style app for polygamists 'just wants to help' unmarried women
The app Ayo Poligami has attracted 56,000 users since its launch in April.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you tried online dating?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# online dating
Japan court upholds death sentence for 'black widow' who killed three boyfriends
Kanae Kijima killed the three men through carbon monoxide poisoning, by burning charcoal briquettes after giving them sleeping tablets.
# Court Case
Catholic group fails to shut down 'immoral' infidelity dating site
The site called its court win a “victory of freedom of speech over religious bigotry”.
# Keep it real
Looking to meet people online? Then be a humble, "real" person
The authors found viewers judged people who were perceived as overly bragging about themselves, their looks, or their accomplishments as less trustworthy.
# Backlash
Dating website apologises for calling red hair and freckles 'imperfections'
People were not happy with Match.com’s campaign.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever dated someone you met online?
Have you found love on the Internet? We want to know…
# online dating
This guy completely lost it over text when his Tinder date cancelled
Oh HELL no.
# plenty of fish
11 facts of life if you met your other half online
It’s the new ‘normal’.
# Backlash
Founder of 'white people' dating site says he's not racist as he dated a black woman once
Where White People Meet has been causing controversy in the US.
# i'm yelling tinder
The 17 greatest Tinder smackdowns of 2015
“Is that Ryan in your picture?”
Voices
It's very Irish to be ashamed if you don’t stumble upon love by some act of serendipity
“Actually admitting that we would be happier in a relationship seems to be an emotional hot potato,” says Rena Maycock.
# they really said this
This woman wrote a book featuring all the morto messages she’s been sent on OK Cupid
And there were LOADS.
# a wee problem
This girl freaked a guy out on Tinder by informing him that women pee
Dammit gals, our secret is out.
# Not OK Cupid
11 times online dating was just the worst
Nooooooo.
# dear tinderella
This guy has taken his Tinder game to a whole new level of cringe
Ground, swally us up.
# swipe right
'Fancy a ride?': People tell us why and how they use Tinder
Our readers talk hooking up, finding love and REALLY bad dates.
# hook line and sinker
This man built a startup with zero funding and kept everything when it sold for $575 million
His dating site, Plenty of Fish, has been picked up by Match for a very tidy sum.
# cling ons
11 people who came on WAY too strong
Grade A cling ons.
Voices
It's a jungle out there – how do you date successfully in modern Ireland?
The rules of engagement for dating, both in Ireland and around the world, have changed.
# Uh oh
A website that helps people find affairs has been hacked - along with personal information
Bad news if you’re cheating on your spouse.
# swipe right
10 mistakes Irish lads constantly make on Tinder
Asking women if they’re “horny” :(
# Shot Down
10 of the best burns ever dealt out on Tinder
It’s a jungle out there.
# swipe left
17 Tinder bios that will make you want to stay single forever
It’s a jungle out there.
# sexy and they know it
Dublin people think they're really sexy
A study found Dublin people are most likely on dating profiles to say they are sexy.
Is your name one of the most attractive in online dating?
Gimme dem swipes.
# Looking for Love
Seek muscular male with quality rump? Irish bulls could soon be online dating
Unfortunately love will remain virtual, with no long walks or passionate moments in a field.
# swipe right
8 struggles everyone who has tried online dating knows all too well
Love is a battlefield.
# oh what a night
Looking for love in 2015? Tonight could be your lucky night
Tonight, January 4, is expected to be the biggest night for online dating sign-ups all year.
# missed connections
Here's how Connect 4 could get you a date on Tinder
YOUR TURN.