Sunday, March 27, 2011

4chan Is Trying to Prank Lonely Single Guys with OkCupid [Pranks]

4chan Is Trying to Prank Lonely Single Guys with OkCupidThe rabble rousers at 4chan are creating fake OkCupid profiles in an attempt to create an involuntary flashmob in New York City. It's sad for the potential victims but sorta funny!

The idea is to use fake OkCupid accounts to tease "forever alone" guys into thinking that someone is interested in them. Once those single and lonely types are hooked, 4chan users will direct them to 46th street and Broadway in Times Square New York at 7:30pm on Friday the 13th in May. It'll be a gathering of single dudes looking for love! Which conveniently, can be watched on a public security camera.

Two tips: single guys should avoid any girl, real or imagined, who wants to meet at that time at that spot. Single girls! You can scope out the scene across the street to see if there are any diamonds in the rough. Also! How poetic would it be if a 4chan user fell for this prank?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Would You Date Online If It Wasn't Anonymous? [Love]

One writer says online dating sites are limiting their own growth by letting people pick usernames, rather than tapping into their real-life social networks. But would people really date online if they had to use their real names? More »

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How to Properly Seduce a Girl on the Internet [Video]

Click here to read How to Properly Seduce a Girl on the Internet Watch this video—and then watch it again. Take some notes

How 'pee' helps us better understand social media

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Smartphones Make Women Guilty and Full of Anguish, Says Science

Has a girl freaked out at you lately? Don't blame her! Blame her BlackBerry—smartphone interruptions make the women in our lives 40% crankier than their male counterparts, says the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Dating Site That Hooks You Up with Someone Who Looks Like You [Wtf]

Click here to read A Dating Site That Hooks You Up with Someone Who Looks Like You is a new dating site (that launches sometime this month) that tries to hook up people who look alike. Seriously! It uses facial-recognition technology (from that tracks nine points on each user's face-eyes, ears, nose, chin, and corners and center of the mouth-to find their match. The site is the brainchild of Christina Bloom, who looked like her ex-husband and has sort of become obsessed with the idea of finding 'facemates' for other people. More »

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dating Sites Are the New Hotspot for Libyan Protest [Internet]

Click here to read Dating Sites Are the New Hotspot for Libyan Protest

On a Muslim dating site called Mawada, there's a man with a profile titled "Where Is Miriam?" He will frequently receive messages from other muslim women which read something along the lines of "may your day be filled with Jasmine." He's also quite popular with the ladies, amassing over 171,000 admirers. But neither "Where Is Miriam," nor his admirers are interested in love. They're interested in toppling the Libyan regime led by Muammar Gaddafi.

According to ABC News, the dating site had been used over the past couple of weeks as a clandestine location to exchange information and words of encouragement regarding the citizen uprisings in Libya. Many of the 171,000 admirers who follow "Where Is Miriam?" (aka Libyan opposition leader Omar Shibliy Mahmoudi) on Mawada aren't even women. But because the dating site forbids contact between men, male dissidents had to forge female identities such as "Girl of the Desert" and "Sweet Butterfly."

Messages posted to Mahmoudi's page, like the one above, were essentially written in code to further conceal their actions (the Jasmine mention is referring to the Jasmine revolution.) When referring to liberty, users would often use the word love, and when they wanted to meet up, they would express a desire to call one another. Using these methods, they were not only able to contact Mahmoudi, but each other as well, helping to spur on the Libyan revolt. [ABC News via Discover]