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How we met: ‘By the time I called, she was dating other people’

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Randy Sue was studying at college in Texas in the spring of 1966 when she went to visit a friend in Raymondville, near the Mexican border. “I spotted a picture of a handsome man on the wall and asked who it was. My fr...

Dating while autistic: romance isn’t easy when you miss the social cues – and the red flags

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To eight-year-old me, Grease was the perfect romantic movie. Back when going to Video Ezy on a Friday night was an event, I would peruse the aisles, pretending to consider other titles, and inevitably end up with the ...

Covid, dating and the promise of a hot and vaccinated summer

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Australia has been in and out of lockdowns for more than 18 months. For single people, that is a long time to go without the hope of companionship. But with more and more jabs in arms and talks of opening up, could we...

More than Friends? Are David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston really dating?

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Initially, this year’s Friends reunion didn’t exactly offer much in the way of entertainment. There was Justin Bieber dressed as a potato, and there was that meme about Matt LeBlanc looking like someone’s Irish uncle....

‘Sales funnels’ and high-value men: the rise of strategic dating

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Rebekah Campbell remembers the moment she knew things had to change. “I got to age 34 and woke up one Christmas morning on a fold-out bed in the garage of some friends of my parents and was like, ‘I don’t want to live...

Looking for love? Dress as a shark! Is Sexy Beasts a new low for dating shows?

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“Ass first, personality second,” says a deadpan beaver at a bar. Meanwhile, a panda with pleading eyes says she wants a baby by the age of 26. A rhino in a dress shirt chips in with “Vulnerability is our biggest muscl...

Iran unveils state-approved Islamic dating app to boost marriage

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Iran has unveiled a state-sanctioned Islamic dating app aimed at facilitating “lasting and informed marriage” for its youth, state television reported. Called Hamdam – Farsi for “companion” – the service allows users ...

Cryptocurrency scam costs online dating user £20,000

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In early May, James Evans* met a man on the dating app Grindr. The man, who said his name was David, was friendly and chatty. “It started off as a normal conversation,” says Evans. “We moved to WhatsApp and exchanged ...

I want to try online dating. Should I tell potential partners about my Asperger diagnosis?

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I’m 18 years old and have been diagnosed with Asperger’s. I’m really worried it will affect my chance of having a fulfilling relationship and sex life. I’m considering getting into online dating, as some friends have ...

Good on Paper review – Netflix dating comedy is OK on screen

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It would perhaps be overly generous to say that the Netflix dating caper Good on Paper was itself an embodiment of its title but pre-release there were enough reasons to at least label it “fine on paper”, a welcome ad...

‘Glad and her boo’: Gladys Berejiklian dating prominent barrister who represented her at Icac

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The NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has begun dating a prominent barrister who represented her during an anti-corruption inquiry into her former lover, the disgraced ex-MP Daryl Maguire. The premier’s sister, Mary, p...

‘People are looking for something more serious’: the Hinge CEO on the pandemic dating boom

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The whiteboard on the living room wall behind Justin McLeod’s sofa frames his head like a halo. But it is also symbolic of the chasm between good intentions and reality that many of us may have experienced recently. T...

Tell us: how do you feel about going back to dating?

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Coronavirus put the brakes on in-person dating, but as lockdown eases many are going on dates for the first time in months. Whether it’s nerves, excitement, a full schedule or complete avoidance, we’d like to hear abo...

I’m with cupid: which is the best TV dating show to find true love?

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In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle it There are, in the year 2021, more dating shows on the planet than there are h...

Apps promised to revolutionize dating. But for women they’re mostly terrible

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I’m not exactly sure when I decided that dating apps were not for me. Maybe it was the time I went on a date with a guy who tried to recite the entire script of the 1988 horror movie Child’s Play (“And then Chucky say...

‘She wanted $4,000 or she’d post the video’: how to deal with dating scams

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The dating game is full of the unexpected: it can quickly become apparent that photographs might have been in rotation for a few years or that someone listing their height as 5ft 10in could only achieve that height on...

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