Users of dating sites will be aware that there are a lot of acronyms that members often use in their messages. Here is a comprehensive list of them.
Anyone who lives in Australia will have noticed the very slickly produced television ads for eHarmony. It seems they really are working, because the site is already one of the biggest in the nation, with 650 000 members.
Here's yet another niche dating site. This one's called Cupidtino, and it's designed specifically for fans of products made by the computer giant Apple. These people do have a reputation for possessing certain annoying character traits. Hence this article's slightly alarmed tone.
This story about an amorous kangaroo who has been following women in the Northern Territory in the hope of scoring a bit of action does seem a little hard to believe. Still, if it is dinkum, it does seem fitting for that particular part of Australia, which is renowned for being a pretty wild place where a lot of bizarre things happen.
This Melbourne artist has found an unusual way to take advantage of online dating sites. He's using them to find as many people as possible to kiss then documenting the process in a blog.
It doesn't sound very artistic to me. It's pretty gimmicky in my opinion. But you've got to admire the guy's chutzpah. He's certainly lifting his media profile and he may well get a book deal out of this. And of course he's getting to indulge in all those pash sessions - which hardly sounds like work!
Dating sites conducting surveys has become a regular occurrence. The latest one was run by the Australian subsidiary of eHarmony.
Close to 150 000 people were polled. Presumably these were all members of the site, which is why it's hardly surprising that they rated friendship very highly, and looks and sex appeal were further down the list. I suspect that if the survey were run by one of the adult dating sites, the results might be a bit different!
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