A review of Chemistry.com: Online matchmaking for singles who want to cut to the chase.
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.
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.
Online dating site for singles with champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
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.
Mom and Dad want those kids married and out of the house!
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?
Parents hunt for children's future mates on Sundays in the park.
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.
Conman in Philadelphia scams $100k from online 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.
These days, hooking up your friends is one click away.
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.
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:
A running group that raises cancer awareness doubles as a matchmaker.
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.
Looking for love? Want better sex? Get ready for Relationships 2.0.
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.