Barry Frost

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Tagged #dating

Sitting in today’s product demo at work and realising that my age now qualifies me for our “mature” online dating sites #oldfogey

Tinder and Hookup-Culture

Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

How Ashley Madison Onboards New Users

Charming short film of a brave actor trying “offline dating” by approaching women in London. So many knockbacks!

Reposted Legatum Institute (@LegatumInst) Legatum Institute (@LegatumInst)’s post on Twitter
Most popular word used in dating profiles in the US: another disconcerting map from @Amazing_Maps

Stand-up comedian stringing along an online dating scammer

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

Entertaining story behind how someone hacked/engineered his OkCupid profile to be compatible with as many women as possible. But it didn’t guarantee him success in the real world: only after 88 meet-ups did he progress beyond a third date.

I’m also pretty sure he breached OkCupid’s terms of use by doing this :)


Social dating using Facebook to “vouch” for your friends

Would like to meet: The truth about internet dating

Quotes and commentary from online dating users, including, “I don’t want someone like me. Why on earth would I want someone like me?”

How About We Disrupt Online Dating

Interesting to hear opinions on online dating from a startup entrepreneur outside the industry, especially deliberately targeting those who wouldn’t be turned off by deep Facebook integration.

Love, Virtually

C4 programme from 2010 on the rise of internet dating

Single Britons being duped by West African gangs on dating websites

Telegraph story on scammers on online dating sites

High Scalability - Architecture

The Case For An Older Woman « OkTrends

OK Cupid’s analysis of their membership base with lovely visualisations and intelligent interpretations

Women are getting more beautiful - Times Online

“For women, looks are much less important in a man than his ability to look after her when she is pregnant and nursing, periods when women are vulnerable to predators. Historically this has meant rich men tend to have more wives and many children. So the pressure is on men to be successful.”

Guardian Soulmates mobile

Soulmates now has a mobile-friendly template set with cut-down but useful functionality

Lovetastic // gay love personals: smarter, funkier, and full of romance.

Great looking gay dating site. Developed in Rails by a Rails agency owner

Online dating takes an upward turn as the recession bites

Combine newly merged Match and Meetic (DatingDirect) together and ignore PoF (because they’re free) means we’re No. 2 in the UK dating market