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Courtney Love: Matchmaker

According to The Daily Mail, Courtney Love is hoping to set up her 16-year-old daughter Frances Bean with Robert Pattinson, the 22-year-old star of Twilight. Maybe it's true. Or maybe it's just another drug-induced delusional fantasy invented by the woman who almost never fails to behave badly.

Find Your Perfect Match Here
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Find Your Perfect Match Here

A personality test used by members of PerfectMatch.com, an online dating and relationship service, derives "perfect matches" based on similar and complimentary factors. In addition to the questions posed above, the initial analysis includes questions on literature, music, sense of humor, approach to money, romantic gestures and pet preferences to seemingly provide for more perfect matching. It is clear from the thorough assessment that the site caters to those seeking serious relationships, so seekers of one-night stands would fare better elsewhere. Each member receives a love and compatibility classification called a Duet Type, comprised of similarity factors (romantic impulsivity, personal energy, outlook and predictability) and complementary factors (flexibility, decision-making style, emotionality and self-nurturing). A member's Duet information is showcased in a five-tab profile which includes open ended questions and photos. PerfectMatch provides matches based on member's Duet information. Users can also use their own judgment to search through over four million active profiles using compatibility factors, keywords or custom (savable) searches. One helpful feature on the site is the bookmarking application which lets members organize people members they have contacted with notes for future reference.

Watch Out For This Matchmaking Swindler
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Watch Out For This Matchmaking Swindler

Have you ever seen one of those plain, black and white signs advertising an online dating site for a very specific area? Love Buzz used to see one that said "Single? SohoDating.com," and we always wondered if anyone used the site—the signage was so budget looking and we'd never heard of Soho Dating other than on those signs. We saw similar signs around other parts of Manhattan and figured someone was trying to corner the New York dating market. Little did we know, there was something much more widespread going on.

Flying Solo: Top Single Girl Getaways
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Flying Solo: Top Single Girl Getaways

Escape #1: Cowboys Are My Weakness Who: Cowgirls at heart What: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch’s Wild West Women Adventure Where: Paradise Valley, Montana Why: Grab your Wranglers and ten gallon hat—and get ready for your own version of The Simple Life (hot cowboys included!). At the ranch, spend your days riding and hiking on 6,000+ acres of mountain land and bonding with other women.

Chemistry.com: Online Matchmaking Science
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Chemistry.com: Online Matchmaking Science

Your single self may be a product of nurture and nature, but your relationships are a product of compatibility and chemistry, or so says Chemistry.com, Match.com's sister online dating site. Chemistry.com differs from its sibling site since it targets singles who are serious about finding long and meaningful relationships. Chemistry.com uses extensive personality profiling to access the personality type of its users and hand-select compatible matches. The fancy-schmancy personality profiling is based upon the work of Chemistry.com's very own biological anthropologist and expert on human attraction, Dr. Helen Fisher. The Chemistry.com profile consists of 100-plus statements such as "People should behave according to established standards of proper conduct," and "I feel emotions more deeply than most people." Chemistry.com users choose from four responses on a scale of strongly disagree to strongly agree.

Recession Hits Buy-A-Bride Agencies
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Recession Hits Buy-A-Bride Agencies

First prostitution, and now services that match men with young brides are taking a hit due to the ebbing economy. In Singapore, shaky markets and diminished bank accounts have single men looking to save their cash rather than dole out for a bride. Matchmaking services, like these two featured in a Reuters article, can cost thousands of dollars, not including the wedding itself.

Finding A Rich Man Is Easy
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Finding A Rich Man Is Easy

Sugardaddie.com has helped thousands of Sugar Daddies share the fruits of their labor with Sugar Babes in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia since 2002. A Sugar Daddie/Babe relationship is a "close, yet non-committed relationship with an affluent man who is a mentor/benefactor or friend to a woman," says the site. If users seek men or women as rich in romance as in, well, riches, they can say so on their profile, which include photos and standard stats such as age, location, and occupation.

Parents Matchmake Like Crazy
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Parents Matchmake Like Crazy

We blogged earlier about Beijing senior citizens who attended marriage marts in order to find mates for their children. Looks like the Japanese are looking to do the same, reports The Calgary Herald. Parents got fed up and began asking a matchmaker to arrange events for them to discuss issues, such as the women in their 40s (Yes, the children. Still living at home.) who expected potential husbands to provide the same lifestyle that they enjoyed out of their father's pay check. Before they knew it the get-togethers morphed into a singles scene minus the singles. Single by proxy, perhaps?

The Marriage Mart: Soulmate, Please
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The Marriage Mart: Soulmate, Please

Ah, spring in Beijing. A sea of children, runners, and the like in the park. And an overabundance of elderly, each clutching a piece of paper of vital stats, approaching one another with hopeful expectations. This is the scene the Asia Times recently reported as they investigated the growing marriage mart trend, a collection of senior citizens who gather in the park, hoping to find matches for their grown, single children.

How To Get Duped On Web Dating
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How To Get Duped On Web Dating

A dude from Philly preyed on single women via internet dating. He convinced them that he was a millionaire and then bilked 13 of them out of big dollars. It looks like the new, new con is exploiting people looking for love. Bastards.

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Matchmaking 2.0

Venture Beat introduced us to engage.com, the 21st-century version of Love Connection. Sort of. The web site has all the usual functions of an online dating site, plus offering its users the capability to make matches. Like total strangers. Defining your destiny.

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The Price of Love

We read a San Francisco Chronicle article this morning that stood out, mainly for the dollar signs. The piece profiles five matchmakers in the Bay area, all of whom make love connections the old-fashioned way. (No Internet introductions here.) But what you’re paying for, we suppose, is the quality customer service? The packages start at $2,000, but quickly sky-rocket. Says the article:

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Running Into Love

Team In Training or "TNT", a nationwide running, biking and triathlon group that raises money to fight leukemia and lymphoma, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Several members of TNT's North Texas chapter will soon be sharing anniversaries, too. The Dallas Morning News yesterday featured four TNT couples who met while training for marathons, half-marathons or hundred-mile bike rides, all in the name of kicking cancer to the curb.

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Love in 2012: What The Future Holds

From first dates via Web cam to text-message-controlled sex toys, the future of love lies in technology. Author and sexpert, Regina Lynn, gives us a glimpse of how we'll meet, get turned on and stay in touch in 2012.

Doggie Playdates: A Matchmaking Trend
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Doggie Playdates: A Matchmaking Trend

Guys have been using dogs to meet women for ages. It works even better than babies. Now though, the canine hook appears to be working in both directions. Events in Los Angeles and New York seek to put dog lovers together.