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Rappler's latest stories on online dating


Love in lockdown: Dating for the single and quarantined

May 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Is this truly the worst time to be single?

Finding love and jihad

Dec 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Many women are radicalized on Facebook, and an expert says they are now a permanent part of the jihadi structure

Friend of a friend: Facebook brings dating service to U.S.

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Shares in Match Group, the parent firm of dating applications Tinder and OK Cupid, slump on Thursday's news

Love, lust, and digital dating: Men on the Bumble dating app aren't ready for the Queen bee

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Using a feminist dating app in a patriarchal world is messy, but also fascinating for what it reveals about sexuality, gender, and power in the digital dating universe

Can you life-hack your way to love?

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A new approach to dating takes advantage of the power of data

CONCEALED? True love could be hiding inside mounds of data. xtock/

Dating today is easier, but is it ‘better’?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Find yourself saying “so many fish in the sea, but none for me”?

Tinder 'Swipe Surge' notifies users when many users are active

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:58 PM

During a surge, the chances of matching with someone may go up 2.5 times higher than usual

Photo from Tinder

Facebook testing dating feature, 'Create' button

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Facebook has begun internally testing their dating service with employees. A new 'Create' button, on the other hand, will make it easier to create new events, groups and other pages

FB DATING. In their 2018 developers' conference, the company announced its plans to venture into online dating services. Screenshot from Facebook F8 2018 livestream

[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

How possible is it to find love online?

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Trying to find The One – or just someone, really – online? Here’s what you need to know about the local digital dating scene.

Goodbye ex-boyfriend, hello online dating

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Believe that for every loss, there is someone new to be found

Tinder vulnerabilities let strangers see your swipes

Jan 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Tinder's lack of encryption opens up users to being spied on

Tinder is now top-grossing app in Apple's app store

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

New premium service that allows users to see who liked them propels app to the top

EXTRA FEATURES. Tinder's 'Gold' service has helped the app attract more downloads since its introduction. Image from Tinder

[Two Pronged] How to get over my online alter ego

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:15 PM

A reader asks how to escape his online alter ego as it nearly cost him his long term relationship and may even cost him his career

Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Online daters pick partners with similar educational attainments – study

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Education is a proxy for resources and future provision as it can represent economic advantages says the study

DIGITAL LOVE. A picture taken in Paris, shows the front page of the Jewish dating website JDate. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Affair site Ashley Madison reboots as 'open' dating hub

Jul 05, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Ashley Madison the website for cheaters that was hit by a massive hack that exposed millions is rebooting under new leadership as an open minded dating service

[Two Pronged] Casual sex while awaiting commitment

Dec 13, 2015 - 2:34 PM

A young woman wonders whether she should stop having casual sex while waiting for a committed relationship

Hiding In Vain

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Now I know why some people living with HIV hide their status

How I found love through online dating (and why you should try it)

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:34 PM

One of my girlfriends suggested that I tried an online dating site to broaden up my social network For someone who in the past few months had dined on KFC home delivery at midnight after long working hours this was a radical idea but I was willing to listen to the little voice inside my head

WHY HESITATE? Online dating might be here to stay

My first Tinder heartbreak

Oct 07, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The worst tinder date ever is the one where you actually fall hard for the guy

PODCAST: Dating in the digital age

May 30, 2015 - 2:00 PM

On this week s episode a 20 something woman shares her insights about dating

Love in the time of online dating

Feb 14, 2015 - 10:30 AM

There has been a noticeable rise in online dating usage particularly days leading to Valentine’s and noobs or newbies tend to be the most active users on days following February 14

N.Z. drug accused held in Bali a dating scam victim: family

Dec 06, 2014 - 9:46 AM

His son says he was heading to Bali to see a woman he met on an Internet dating site and she made all his travel arrangements

Antony Glen De Malmanche of New Zealand sits as evidence is placed next to him by customs security during a press conference at the customs office in Denpasar on Bali island on December 5, 2014. De Malmanche was arrested on December 1 carrying 1709 grams of methamphetamine in his bag at Bali International Airport. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA

Online dating: Why hesitate?

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:31 PM

It progressed to a point where 3 months later he flew to Bahrain to meet my entire family for dinner writes Sweet Caneos of her online dating experience So I guess that files us as part of the success rate

[DASH OF SAS] Love me Tinder

Jul 03, 2014 - 12:17 PM

How does a dating app like Tinder fare in the age of social media?

Facebook feature gives users new way to flirt

May 20, 2014 - 11:07 PM

Nothing says I’m interested more than Are you single? :

My real-life realizations from online dating sites

Aug 03, 2013 - 3:57 PM

If an online chat goes well and the offline date that follows turns out splendid and both of you want to see each other again offline then that s a start

ONLINE DATING. You can learn things about yourself from dating websites.

Love, sex, and ladyboys

Jul 25, 2013 - 8:10 AM

What’s the dating scene like for Filipino transgenders? How do the ‘ladyboys’ as the transgenders are called find love in the time of social media?

[Dash of SAS] Sex at the drop of a tweet or a like

Jan 23, 2013 - 12:08 AM

The complexities of this virtual red light district has made connecting much easier but it has also blurred the lines of online dating casual sex and prostitution