"Gepetto-ing" Is The New "Benching"

Rom Romberts · 08/10/16 03:59PM

If you are like me, a lonely artisan in the big city who makes crude wooden toys for a living, then all the modern trappings of dating—the break-up, “ghosting,” “benching,” Tindr, etc.—just don’t seem to cut it anymore.

You Could Fuck a Guy From The Bachelor for $5600

Allie Jones · 02/18/16 09:02AM

FEELS LIKE -25°, NEW YORK—It was the coldest February 14th on record in New York City in 100 years, but inside The Ainsworth club in Manhattan, no one was dressed for the weather. Over 400 young, unmarried women had wedged themselves into sleeveless, Herve Leger-style bandage dresses and open-toed shoes to spend roughly three hours in the same room as several male castoffs from The Bachelor TV franchise, on Valentine’s Day.

Single on Valentine's Day? Meet the Most Desirable Men in NYC

Kelly Conaboy · 02/13/15 04:30PM

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, ladies—and we mean, like, tomorrow. If that Hallmark-propelled fact leaves you sad-face-emoji rather than heart-eyes-emoji, don't fret. There are still a number of attractive, eligible bachelors right here in New York City. (And we're sure there are a bunch in other cities, too! Just focusing on New York City specifically for this article.)

Tinder Is Dead

Dayna Evans · 02/04/15 12:30PM

Last Monday, on the night of the blizzard that talked a big talk but then never came, I was batting around an idea, one of many that had to do with the dating app Tinder, with my colleague Sam.

You Don't Need a Winter Romance: The Case Against Cuffing Season

Jozen Cummings · 10/16/14 02:00PM

Imagine: You recently meet someone and hit it off immediately. Before long, one date has become 10, and it hasn’t even been two weeks. This person is now first in line to all the other people you have loosely been dating or sexting or whatever it is you do with people you sort-of like. Time with them has usurped time on Tinder to the point where you now feel comfortable introducing them to friends.

15 Guys Explain Why They Date Women Who Are Ghosts

Kelly Conaboy · 10/08/14 12:44PM

Man has long grappled with the question of what to do with women once they step outside the sexually desirable age range of "eighteen" to twenty-six. They're around for some time after [fact-check this claim, please — Ed.], but why?

I Was The Other Man

Michael Arceneaux · 08/21/14 11:00AM

I met him in a drag bar in the West Village on one of the first warm days of the year. While I certainly get the appeal of drag queens, it's not really one of my favorite forms of entertainment. But I didn't want to be a spoiler so I watched some really large Italian man in makeup quote Trina's rap lyrics in exchange for laughter and a few dollar bills. Right around the time I thought to leave, he walked in. And we immediately locked eyes. We gazed at each other for an hour until I noticed something: He was with someone else.

Your Wanton Harlotry Shall Doom You to Wedded Misery

Hamilton Nolan · 08/19/14 10:52AM

A common refrain among today's fallen youth: "I have turned my back on His grace and fallen into temptation by cleaving the flesh of so many hotties. Shall I ever be wed?" Take heart, young heathens—despite your history of harlotry, you too can find an unhappy marriage.

A Blank Profile Is Probably as Good as Whatever You Wrote on OkCupid

Jay Hathaway · 07/28/14 03:38PM

Much like Facebook, dating site OkCupid has been conducting secret social experiments on its users—not to influence their moods, but sometimes to influence their opinions of one another. In the latest post on OkCupid's data-driven chronicle of man's inhumanity to man, the OkTrends Blog, we learn that your picture is all that matters and you'll like whomever a fair-to-middling cupid tells you to like.

Fake Edward Snowden Infiltrates Hearts on Tinder

Jay Hathaway · 07/09/14 05:36PM

Edward is a single, eligible guy, just looking for love on Tinder. He's handy with technology, enjoys traveling to exotic locales—he's in Moscow right now, actually—and he's got a great positive attitude. Is it any surprise that ladies on the dating site love him (whether they know who he is or not)?

I'm Mexican, But Date Black Men

Erika Ramirez · 06/25/14 12:10PM

After Ernest Baker's essay about interracial relationships, "The Reality of Dating White Women When You're Black," ran on Gawker earlier this month we received hundreds of comments and emails objecting to, agreeing with, or otherwise responding to Baker. This week, we're publishing some of those responses as part of a conversation about race and relationships.

Busy Douchebag Tries to Text 32 Tinder Matches at Once

Aleksander Chan · 06/11/14 06:31PM

Tinder, the dating app that has shrewdly transposed "hot or not" into a gratifying thumb swipe experience, has also apparently inspired a "Joshua" to text 32 of his matches at once. Apparently, Joshua does not have time to be courting these women one at a time or text them individually.