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It's the Opposite of Online Dating, and It May Be Working

Japanese city of Miyazaki expanding its love-letter program after early success

(Newser) - A Japanese city's decidedly low-tech venture into matchmaking appears to be working. Authorities in Miyazaki will expand their experiment involving handwritten love letters after numbers exceeded expectations, reports AFP . Those numbers are relatively small for now: About 450 people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, signed up for the...

Romance Scammer Posed With Wads of Cash in Photos

New Jersey's Rubbin Sarpong is sentenced to 14 years in prison

(Newser) - A New Jersey man just got sentenced to 14 years in prison over an online scam in which he tricked about 40 women on dating websites into sending him money. Prosecutors say one of the women killed herself after wiring him $93,000 and realizing she'd been duped, reports...

Grimes' Secret Baby May Not Be Her Only Secret

Page Six reports that Elon Musk's ex is dating military whistleblower Chelsea Manning

(Newser) - Just this week, we found out Grimes has a second child with Elon Musk. In a Vanity Fair profile written by Devin Gordon that revealed that nugget, Grimes called her relationship with Musk "fluid," referring to him as a boyfriend she wants to have "three or four"...

She Went on a Date With Kanye, Tells All

Actress Julia Fox spills on 'Cinderella moment' with Ye in 'Interview' piece, photo spread

(Newser) - We already all know that Kim Kardashian has been moving on from Kanye West with SNL star Pete Davidson , but it hasn't been quite as clear how Ye's dating life has been going—until now. The reveal comes courtesy of Julia Fox, a 31-year-old actress who co-starred in...

Mom Gets Times Square Billboard: 'Date My Daughter'

Founder of Wingman app says she wanted to help ailing Boston mother

(Newser) - Boston mom Beth Davis is looking for a date for a daughter she describes as "easygoing"—so easygoing that she's OK with appearing on a "Date My Daughter" billboard in Times Square. Dating app Wingman arranged for the billboard, which has a link to the dating...

Broken Hearts, Empty Wallets: Seniors Catfished for $139M

FTC report says there was a 'surge' in 2020 in romance scams bamboozling Americans 60 and over

(Newser) - Last month, the Department of Justice announced money laundering and wire fraud charges brought against nearly a dozen "romance scammers," and that's only scratching the surface of what the Washington Post calls a "surge" in such deceptions made worse by the pandemic, especially for the senior...

'Bonkers' New Dating Show Could Be Crucial for Netflix

'Sexy Beasts' may prove integral to streaming platform's strategy

(Newser) - First we had Fox's The Masked Singer , then Netflix's Love Is Blind . Now, a combination of the two. Sexy Beasts is a new reality dating show from Netflix that has contestants vying for a love match based on personality only; their looks are concealed by costumes—involving "...

If You're Dating, You Won't Want to Be a Victim of 'Fauci-ing'

Infectious diseases expert has spurred creation of a whole new word on rejection

(Newser) - Do you know what it means if you're a victim of "Fauci-ing"? Don't worry—neither did the man the term is named after, until Axios filled him in. Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke with the site's managing editor, Margaret Talev, as part of its "Axios...

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Finding Love

Singles may want to check out Florida

(Newser) - Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which means thoughts of love, for better or worse, may be on everyone's mind. Singles still hoping to find their mate may have better luck in some states than in others, and WalletHub has started the matchmaking process by examining the potentials. The...

Harry Styles' New Girlfriend Is a Familiar Face

Singer seen attending wedding, holding hands with director Olivia Wilde

(Newser) - Romance appears to have blossomed on the set of Don't Worry Darling. A source tells People that director Olivia Wilde and singer Harry Styles, who stars in the upcoming psychological thriller, have been dating for a few weeks. Rumors began swirling over the weekend as the pair were seen...

Best and Worst US Cities for Dating

Congrats, Madison, Wisconsin

(Newser) - Some cities are better than others when it comes to dating, and Madison, Wisconsin, is apparently better than everywhere else. So says WalletHub in a new ranking of 182 US cities designed for those who are single and looking for a partner. It used a number of factors, including the...

Sharon Stone Isn't Pleased With Dating Pool

'I'm done,' she says, adding that she doesn't 'need another kid'

(Newser) - Last year, Sharon Stone joined the dating app Bumble, only to have her profiled blocked because everyone assumed it was fake. That apparently won't happen again, on Bumble or elsewhere. "I'm done dating," the 62-year-old actress said on the Drew Barrymore Show, per CNN . "I'...

Match CEO: 'First Date' May Be Forever Changed

People are willing to date virtually only, and that could stick

(Newser) - More and more relationships will be formed online and on dating apps, according to Shar Dubey, the CEO of Match Group, which owns Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge. Speaking to Axios , Dubey says she expects "long-lasting, consequential changes" to the dating scene, even after the pandemic is over....

After 2-Plus Years, It's Over for Patrick and Rodgers
Power Sports Couple
Calls It Quits

Power Sports Couple Calls It Quits

Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick have split

(Newser) - Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick are no more. The Green Bay Packers quarterback and retired race car driver have split after more than two years together, Patrick's rep confirmed to People . Fans started becoming suspicious something was up last weekend, when Patrick, 38, didn't accompany the 36-year-old Rodgers...

Study: Women Prefer Men Without Cats

'Cat men' seen as 'less masculine,' researchers say

(Newser) - Single men who are hoping to land a girlfriend may want to keep images of their cats out of their dating profile, or so suggests a new study . Colorado State University researchers showed photos of two men—posed with and without a cat—to hundreds of women and found that...

Gov. Cuomo's Message to the Ladies: I'm 'Eligible'

Though NY governor later noted he may be too busy right now to get bogged down in romance

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be "the single most popular politician in America" at the moment, per CNN's Chris Cillizza —and Cuomo himself has just put the emphasis on the "single" part. Per the New York Post , while being interviewed on radio station 1010 WINS...

Man Sick of Online Dating Has New $25K Idea to Find a GF

Match Jeff Gebhart up successfully and you get a lot of cash—but there are caveats

(Newser) - Jeff Gebhart wants a girlfriend, and he's got $25,000 to help him find one. KCTV reports the 47-year-old from Prairie Village, Kan., became fed up with both online dating and more traditional ways of finding a mate, so the entrepreneur hit upon a more novel idea: Offer a...

Sharon Stone Joins Bumble, Gets Blocked

Dating app thought actress' profile was a fake

(Newser) - If Sharon Stone can't find love on Bumble, what hope is there for the rest of us? The 61-year-old Basic Instinct actress recently discovered that the first hurdle to clear on the dating app is to not get blocked in the first place, Mashable reports. "They closed my...

Zooey Deschanel May Have a New Beau We All Know

Sources say the 'New Girl' star is dating Jonathan Scott of reality-TV show 'Property Brothers'

(Newser) - With the news of Zooey Deschanel's split with husband Jacob Pechenik still fresh, the New Girl star is reportedly inspecting some new relationship real estate. A source tells People the 39-year-old actress and singer is now dating Jonathan Scott, 41, of the HGTV series Property Brothers. "It's...

Potential Date Called Cops on John Hinckley

She learned his full name and that was it

(Newser) - John Hinckley says he's never been happier in his life after leaving a psychiatric hospital , though he suffers from arthritis and hypertension, walks with a limp, and could use some help on the dating front. As Hinckley himself is barred from speaking to the media, the Los Angeles Times...

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