The Only Dating Site You Need If You Believe In Ghosts And UFOs

So you're on a date, and the conversation turns to ghosts and UFOs, and the other person flatly declares he or she doesn't believe in that woo-woo crap. Awkward! But fear not — now there's The Amazing Kreskin's Supernatural Dating Society, aimed at making love matches 'twixt paranormal enthusiasts. » 3/26/15 6:00pm Thursday 6:00pm

Why Do Men Always Think You Like Them?

Anyone can misread a friendly conversation as romantic interest, but apparently straight men are far more likely to do this than straight women. Is it basic sexism, or evolutionary psychology? Those are the two dominant theories. You tell me what you think. » 2/20/15 4:04pm 2/20/15 4:04pm

Do Gene-Based Dating Services Pass The Sniff Test?

Singld Out, an online dating service based on "cutting-edge" science, has the solution for busy singles to — quite literally — sniff out the perfect companion. So, should you drop $299 a year for a perfect match and eternal happiness — or is it all just a load of crap? » 9/09/14 2:30pm 9/09/14 2:30pm

'You Were a Shirtless Ninja' and Other Comic-Con Missed Connections

Over the weekend, fandom converged in San Diego for Comic-Con, and while costumed superheroes were lining up to gawk at movie stars, they also had eyes for each other. » 7/28/14 7:45pm 7/28/14 7:45pm

Match.com and Mensa Are Teaming Up to Pair Off Geniuses

If you've been dissatisfied with the low intelligence of people in your dating pool, you might want to check out Match.com's latest feature: The online dating service is currently teaming up with Mensa, the global high IQ society, to romantically pair off brainiacs and nerdballs. » 6/27/14 2:31pm 6/27/14 2:31pm

The "Nice Guys" of Westeros are on OK Cupid and looking for love

The "Nice Guys" of OK Cupid wags a finger at dating site members who claim to be nice guys but are anything but. Nice Guys of Westeros is a brilliant goof on that concept, excerpting the imaginary dating profiles of Game of Thrones' not-so-charming bachelors. » 12/22/12 2:00pm 12/22/12 2:00pm

New study proves Jurassic Park could never happen

We can all blame Jurassic Park for getting our hopes up that we could bring the dinosaurs using amber-preserved DNA. It turns out DNA won't last nearly long enough for that, but it does hang around longer than we previously knew. » 10/11/12 6:40am 10/11/12 6:40am

The Secrets of Geek Mating Rituals

There's a hoary old truism that says geeks never date, and get laid even less than that. But at least two generations have grown up knowing that is a lie. After all, Mark Zuckerberg's courtship and marriage made headlines, while gamer geek Felicia Day is an internet pinup (in armor of course). We live in a golden age… » 7/24/12 2:54pm 7/24/12 2:54pm

Seeking a friend for the end of the world? Try survivalist dating sites

A well prepared partner might be the key to surviving the apocalypse, but how do you make sure that your special someone is as serious about proper food storage and basic medical training as you are? Consider posting a profile on a survivalist dating site. » 4/07/12 10:00am 4/07/12 10:00am

Girly girls and manly men are more realistic about their dating…

One of the most important skills to have if you're looking for dates is knowing whether somebody else is interested in you. According to psychologists who studied speed dating, this is actually an incredibly difficult skill to master. But one group is almost always accurate in their predictions of who wants to date… » 5/31/11 8:00am 5/31/11 8:00am

The mystery behind history's most important isotope is solved at last

Most radioactive isotopes of the lighter elements decay in minutes or less. But one particular isotope of carbon takes 6000 years to decay, and that fact has revolutionized archaeology. But why it does that has long been a complete mystery. » 5/29/11 12:00pm 5/29/11 12:00pm

Mathematicians figure out how to fend off gold-diggers - with game…

As any man will tell you (especially in the weeks before Valentine's Day), gift-giving is a tricky business. Although men can use gifts to enhance their chances of getting laid, this can also leave them vulnerable to "gold-diggers" (a highly scientific term that describes women who use the promise of sex to get stuff… » 2/04/11 4:44pm 2/04/11 4:44pm

Post-it Comic Reveals the Perils of Catching Lois Lane on the Rebound

You're dating a new girl and things are going great. Then one day she asks you to meet her ex...who just happens to be Superman. Can a mere mortal ever live up to the Boyfriend of Steel? » 7/22/09 2:30pm 7/22/09 2:30pm

Welcome to the Gattaca Dating Service!

It's the perfect dating site for the personal genome age: Genepartner will take your genetic material and hook you up with people whose genetic profiles match yours. Because you wouldn't want to date somebody with a nasty genetic profile. According to the site, "Our formula is based on research on hundreds of couples… » 7/23/08 9:31am 7/23/08 9:31am

Milo Wuvs Hayden, We Saw It Coming


At the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival last month during the Heroes event, we noticed that Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere were canoodling with each other the whole time, whispering back and forth like giddy schoolkids. But, we chalked it up to nerves and confusion about what was going on during the Q&A.… » 1/02/08 10:45am 1/02/08 10:45am