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A new online dating survey has data to support what many of us who use apps already knew: in some people, they can stir social anxiety and loneliness. The study comes from Ohio State University, where researchers scrutinized the behaviors of 269 undergrad students, all of whom used at least one dating app. Each answered questions such as, “I am unable to reduce the amount of time I spend on dating apps,” designed to measure their level of loneliness. The results...

In this smart phone addicted world, looking for love using some of the popular dating apps seems like a perfectly normal method of finding love and romance.  A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, however, looks at the dangers of those who might take this a little too far, letting obsessive use of dating apps like Tinder or Grindr get in the way of social obligations and existing friendships. “It’s not just that they’re using their...

Being catfished — i.e. being duped by someone who uses a fake online persona — is typically a frustrating experience. Unless, of course, you’re the lucky Reddit user who said the guy who catfished him “was even better looking than the fake pics he sent.” “Happened about two weeks ago,” the Redditor wrote. “It was really odd. The guy was not the same guy in the photo at all, but he was more muscular and looked like a f*cking model....

Gay dating app Scruff has agreed to buy embattled app Jack’d following a data breach scandal that leaked thousands of private photos of users. Jack’d will still pay a $240,000 settlement fine as part of damage control for the data breach. The app claims to have over five million users worldwide. It will also continue to operate as an independent app, separate from the more popular Scruff app, according to parent company Perry Street Software. “This acquisition will provide Jack’d members...

Feeling Grindr fatigue? Has Tinder left you swiped out? Are you missing all of OKCupid’s arrows? Take heart in the dating app success stories gay guys recently shared on Reddit. “Took a while but I met my current on Grindr,” one commenter wrote. “We have been together nearly 6 years now. When we met, I was explicit I was taking time away from dating and hookups but was happy for friends. We were official 2 months later.” Or take this...

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