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Get Safer Online Dating with Kitestring

The horror stories about catfishing and the fears of meeting axe murderers off of Craigslist have long been cited as a reason to avoid meeting people offline, but timid potential online daters, fear no more. Kitestring, a web app that launched earlier this year, is here to save the day. I stumbled across Kitestring yesterday, […]

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Okcupid Supports Love by Rejecting Mozilla Firefox

GOOD NEWS! Valleywag recently reported that Okcupid has been redirecting Mozilla Firefox users to other browsers in a show of support for LGBTQ folk! A while back, Mozilla’s CEO Brendan Eich financially supported Prop 8, a California proposition that banned gay marriage in the state. TechCrunch covered the controversy that ensued after his private donation was uncovered; […]

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HowAboutWe Makes Online Dating Hella Easy

In this day and age, most of us are familiar with the perks and perils of online dating. Those of us who are the delightful combination of socially awkward and somewhat technically savvy have been navigating the tumultuous waters of meeting folks online long before it became socially acceptable, and to this day act as […]

Relationship Advice: When to Be That Girl

Yes, Yes! You Should Be “That Girl”

One of the bizarre things about being in a relationship: Friends come to you for relationship advice, even when you may not be entirely qualified to give it. I ended up in a relationship when I did pretty much everything “wrong,” or so I thought at the time. My entire dating experience improved exponentially when […]

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Introductions: A New Addition to the Urban Dater

Once upon a time, I met your dashing Urban Dater host Alex in a dark corner of a whiskey bar in Downtown Los Angeles, long after many attempts at getting together and chatting online. After a couple of drunken conversations of living vicariously through Alex’s dating foibles and lamenting the hilarity (and inanity) of so […]

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The Insider Trading Secrets for Online Dating

Many people feel that online dating adds a lot of extra work to their already-hectic lives. Let me save you the years of trial and error. Internet dating can be a breeze and fun if you have the right skill set. Think about it, in reality you can save time. You can pre-date right in […]

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Two Reasons You’re Always in The Friendzone

I’m a big believer of using Twitter to spot trends, so recently, I thought it would be cool to type in “friendzone” in the search bar to see how many results show up. Yes, I was expecting a lot of teenage angst, but the sheer number of search results that popped up was surprising, to […]