online dating

Cuddli

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Good news for all the self-proclaimed geeks out there, it looks like love is in the air.

Cuddli is a dating app now available on both android and the iPhone that is targeted to geeks. One of the app's founders says people who are really into things such as star wars and superheroes don't always have the best luck on other apps because people don't always appreciate their enthusiasm.

So Cuddli allows users to put interest icons on their profile. Then when you see your matches any shared interests are highlighted so you know what you have in common. Then if you end up hitting it off with someone the app can be switched into couple’s mode. This allows you to keep chatting with each other but it doesn't let you chat with anyone else.  read more »

Celebrity Crushes

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Is the current object of your affection a little out of your league? Thanks to a new dating app, your chances just got a lot better.

Do you have a giant crush on Brad Pitt or maybe you can't get enough of Heidi Klum, well now you could wake up to them every morning, sort of. The dating app Badoo now allows people to upload a picture of their favorite celebrity and find dates nearby that resemble the famous person they fancy.

Or maybe you have a thing for a married co-worker or can't forget your childhood crush, upload their picture and Badoo can make that dream a reality as well.  read more »

Gymder

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Looking for that special someone? Try hitting the gym.

There's a dating app for farmers, one for clowns and one for bacon lovers and now Gymder is searching for love among the protein filled cardio loving gym rats. Self-described as a mix between Instagram and Tinder Gymder is designed to unite the health conscious single people of the world. You download the app, create a profile and like Tinder, the app shows you all the users that are in your vicinity and how to contact them.

The next move is yours. But tread carefully, not everyone on there might be looking for love. Gymder is declaring itself a platform for fitness. It says users can find workout buddies at the local gym, share tips about nutrition and find someone who also enjoys healthy living.  read more »

Tinder Select

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The dating app Tinder is getting exclusive with a few of its users.

Tinder is testing a secret version of its app called Tinder Select which is an invitation only service for the very famous and the very attractive. Tinder Select will be a section of the existing app that is activated when the user is invited to join. And once you're in you can see the profiles of other Tinder Select members and the profiles of regular Tinder users.  read more »

Orangutan Dating

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Scientists are looking for ways to increase the population of certain species; and they're turning to online dating to help the odds.

Orangutans in a Dutch zoo are getting a little help in finding a mate thanks to a new research projects that is drawing comparisons to Tinder. For humans, the dating site works by popping up a picture of a person that matches your criteria and you can swipe left or right based on your first impression. For the Orangutans biologists investigate their emotional responses when looking at images of the same species on a touch screen.  read more »

Open Minded Dating

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Traditional dating apps are getting a little competition; from a third person.

In today's tech oriented society there is no shortage of websites helping just about anyone looking for love. From clowns to farmers to Christians all you have to do is swipe, wink or wave at a profile you're interested in to make a connection. Now one man says all of those websites are overrated and a temporary solution to a messy, unstructured database.  read more »

Love at First Whiff

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Who needs love at first sight, when you can pick a partner based on their scent?

Love at First Whiff is a New York matchmaking service that promises to help single people sniff out their perfect match by sticking their noses in a bunch of dirty t-shirts. The smell dating idea was created by an artist from New York’s School for Poetic Competition and a researcher from New York University.

They began by shipping t-shirts to their first 100 clients. Those people then wore the shirt for three days without bathing then mailed it back to the service's so -called sweat shop. Those t-shirts were then cut into swatches and mailed back out to the 100 guinea pigs to see if a certain scent peaked anyone's interest. Then if two people like the way each other smells a match is made.  read more »

Tinder

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Online dating is rough, especially when it's not just your fellow singletons that are rating you.

Tinder is a dating app where people swipe left or right based on your picture alone. A swipe right means they like what they see, a swipe left means on to the next one. But it turns out those people aren't the only ones determining your worth, the app itself is doing the same.  read more »

Celebrity Love

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Looking for love with a touch of fame? Swipe right.

It turns out common folk aren’t the only ones turning to online dating. Celebrities are opening up and saying they have created their own online profiles to find that special someone. But the problem is when the regular Joe’s come across the profile of someone they’ve seen on the cover of a magazine they just aren’t buying it.

Most people say when a celebrity pops up they assume it’s a spam account and move on to the next person. Now one company is helping the rich and famous in their quest for love. Earlier this week Tinder launched verified profiles so you know what you’re seeing is the real deal.  read more »

Invisible Love

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Tired of looking for love? Now you can create it.

Earlier this week a new app launched called invisible boyfriend; or invisible girlfriend. For a monthly fee of just under $25 you can create your partner’s photo, name, interests and a story about how the two of you met. Then over the course of the next four weeks your fake boyfriend or girlfriend will send you 100 text messages, 10 voice mails and one postcard.  read more »