online dating

Looking for Love Online

Image from: Online Dating Image / Shutterstock With more than 2.5 billion, with a B, minutes spent on dating sites last month, it’s quite clear online dating is here to stay.  More people are finding Mr. or Mrs. Right than ever online, and with so many success stories, it’s no surprise sites like & eHarmony continue to pull in millions of love seeking consumers every month. With Compete PRO,

Is a “location-based flirting app” a good idea?

Image from: Smartphone Image / Shutterstock This afternoon I read that Skout, a location-based social networking app for singles, recently received $22 million from Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Since I had never heard of Skout before, I decided to go more research. The app allows users to see, or “skout,” who is nearby – without disclosing their exact location. If you see someone you like, you can send

Do Men Cheat More? – A Look into Dating Site Demographics

Let me give you some context, first, so you know that I’m a nice young lady who doesn’t regularly go poking about on lewd dating sites at work: About a week ago, a friend of mine told me about a website,, whose popularity was on the rise.  He explained that it’s a site where married people go to find partners with whom to cheat on their spouses.  He then

Does Reading Profiles on Dating Sites Leave Time for Actual Dating?

I just finished reading Dan Ariely’s latest book, The Upside of Irrationality, which devotes a very interesting chapter to online dating. In his book, Ariely argues that online dating should really be thought of as online searching, reviewing, and emailing. These are time consuming, relatively dry tasks that don’t leave much time for actual, in person dating. This idea got me thinking about whether some dating sites make it easier