Online Dating

Meet Someone Online? This Is How Long You Should Wait Before The First Date

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Living

Some will tell you to wait a month and others will tell you to always meet in a public space. Everyone wants to be an online dating expert, but recent...

Online Dating May Not Have A Happy Ending

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada Living

Despite the surging popularity of online dating, it may not be the best bet for those looking to marry, according to researchers at Michigan State Uni...

When Serial Dating Becomes a Full Time Job

Erin Wotherspoon | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Wotherspoon

Some of us were born to be rocket scientists, others Olympic athletes. Me? Well I was born to serial date. And there's absolutely nothing I can do to change that. It's completely out of my control. Poor me.

The Connection I Didn't Expect to Make Through Tinder

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Living
Dana Marie Krook

Can a dating app produce a real, quality, long-lasting connection? For some, maybe. For those who are slow to trust, like me, it was less than ideal for a love-life happy ending. I did make a real connection -- just not the one I expected.

Feigned Love: The Art of Settling

Dain Wallis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Worried that you're settling? Not sure if you're in love or just going through the motions? Speaking from experience, here is your guide to the Art of Settling.

►OKCupid Admits To Experimenting On Users

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Business

OKCupid, the online dating site with 30 million members, admitted in a blog post on Monday to experimenting with users. Site co-founder Christian ...

10 First Summer Date Ideas That Don't Suck

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Living

We all know the first impression is everything when it comes to dating, but if you're looking for a way to really keep your date both entertained and ...

Best Practices for Online Dating

Nicky Rolland | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Living
Nicky Rolland

Online dating can be intimidating -- especially for those of you who have been out of the dating game for a while. You may wonder if it's safe, how comfortable you feel competing in such an open forum, how you will handle potential rejection, or how you will feel perhaps not getting any attention at all. Here are my best practices for successful online dating.

Exercise Buddy Program Could Help Cancer Research

University of Toronto News | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Inspired by the popularity of online dating, Associate Professor Catherine Sabiston is hoping to help cancer patients find their perfect exercise "match" post-treatment. "One of the biggest barriers that women with cancer identify is lack of social support," said Sabiston. "They say that if they just had someone to knock on their door and pull them out of the house, they'd exercise. It made me wonder how to match these women with other women so that they can get that social support and hopefully exercise more."

The Profile Pictures That Will Spark The Most Interest Online

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

By this point in your life, you've likely uploaded at least one picture to a social media site. And in doing so, you probably took some time consideri...

Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Shares Tips For How To Find Love After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

The motivator for me to try online dating in the first place was Patti Stanger. Stanger is an American matchmaker and television personality, known for starring in the reality series The Millionaire Matchmaker. Stanger shared with me the top tips for women over 40 looking for love.

10 Tips For Online Dating In 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

If your love life was on hold in 2013 and you're ready to look for a spark again, it's time to get your online dating persona in order. Online dating ...

Tinder: The App That Made Me Rethink Marketing (And Dating)

Sunta Sem | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Business
Sunta Sem

Working in marketing, I often find it hard to turn off that part of my brain. This is about an epiphany I had as a former OKCupid user and a more recent Tinder experimenter: online dating is the perfect analogy for digital marketing.

My Tinder Bender Date #14: The Atheist

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

His tagline is facking hilarious: Toronto's most illegible bachelor. Good one, dude. It looks like he's at the top of Runyon Canyon in his profile pi...

My Tinder Bender Date #13 -- The Unemployed Guy

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

I've been pretty spoiled since I've been on Tinder. It's time for me to buy some drinks for a dude. This is the "Christina Gives Back" Tinder date. Plus, I just got a Trillium cheque in the mail. That should cover the tab. I message him first. Hey dude. How's Tindering going?

My Tinder Bender Date #12 -- The Cat Man

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

He walks in, smiling. I like people that smile. I smile A LOT. Within minutes of the date, he shows me pictures of his cat. Don't be foiled by an eyebrow ring, ladies. Sometimes the edgy looking ones are big softies. He LOVES cats! He shows me many pictures of his kitty, including painted portraits.

Can Social Media Actually Benefit Relationships?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Social media often gets a bad reputation for how it impacts relationships; however, I truly believe it has the ability to benefit and enhance personal interactions. And it's not just for romantic interests, although that is something that is becoming more popular; social media offers opportunities for creating and maintaining relationships, whether with family, friendships or partners.

My Tinder Bender Date # 11: The Girl Who Cried Creepy

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

He says "You don't believe I'm a nice guy? Here. Look at this." And that's the moment I knew...I have to get the FACK out of here! He's showing us pictures of him getting beat up by the cops! I don't know why he would show us these to prove how "nice" he is.

My Tinder Bender Date #10: The Out of Towner

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

I tell him he looks way younger than 43. "You don't look 34 either," he says. "Yay! We're just two people, defying age! We must look young, because we avoid things like marriage and babies!" He coughs a little. "Actually, I've had both."

My Tinder Bender Date #9: Come to Mommy

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

I can't believe I did it. I hit the heart button on a guy with KIDS in his profile picture. Not one, but TWO kids! How mature do I think I am? Still...(deep breath) he is attractive. And I am 34. I have to face the fact that guys in my age bracket might have offspring, whether it was on purpose, or they forgot to pull out.

My Tinder Bender Date #8: I Think I Bombed

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

As I approach the address of the restaurant, I see a sandy blonde hair dude standing out front of a nonexistent restaurant. There's just a big fence and a "Coming Soon" sign. Oops. Nice choice, Christina. Pick a bar that doesn't open for another two months, why don't you?

My Tinder Bender Date #7: I Probably Shouldn't Have, But...

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

Now I know I should immediately block this guy. Still... I'm oddly intrigued. My show ends around 10:30 p.m. I check my phone, and there's a message from him. You're my little nasty girl. I take a deep breath, and pray he's just kidding.

My Tinder Bender Date #6: As Exciting as Mild Wings

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

A couple beers in, we're both yawning. The conversation starts to dry up. We're now talking the ceiling fixtures. Talking about lamps hanging from the ceiling is a sign we're both starting to space out. I'm also getting tweets from my comedian guy friends, who know I'm on a date. All of a sudden, I wish I was with them.

My Tinder Bender: Date #3 -- The Fast Talker

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

I know I complained that the first date didn't talk enough, but this guy -- this guy is like Six from Blossom. He's really banging out the stories. I know I told him I have to work tonight, but not until 5:00 p.m. It's 2:00 p.m. You can slow down, dude.

My Tinder Bender: Date #2 - Pushing Cougarism

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

"We're the same age, aren't we? You're 27?" He says. UH-OH! "Um... no, actually...I think I'm a little older," I spit out, along with a laugh that sounds like I might be choking. "Really? How old are you?" all of a sudden, I'm feeling a little cougary. So I suggest a place that's good to take a younger man.