July 9, 2015 |
Only the most twisted algorithm would have put these two together: She was a city girl, a blond, blue-eyed extrovert, raised by a philosopher and a hippie. He was a dark-haired, taciturn traditionalist who grew up in the suburbs. But Nora had just a month left in her Match.com subscription and, with a string of disappointing dates behind her, she paused on Sam's profile. "I was thinking, 'What do I have to lose?' " The two met for a picnic in Valley Green, followed by a long hike.
April 9, 2015 |
After ending a long-term relationship a few years ago, Justin Goncalves wanted help returning to the dating scene. Meeting women online seemed like too much work, but his preferred way - through friends, at a party - wasn't working, either. So the 29-year-old personal trainer got a coach. A dating one. Through a half-dozen sessions over six months, Center City-based Kevin Cook helped Goncalves gain dating-world confidence, learn nonverbal cues (open body language, steady eye contact)
October 6, 2014 |
Hello there It was the last day of Katie's Match.com subscription. After six months with zero luck, she was ready to say buh-bye. Then, scrolling halfheartedly through her last list of possibly matching men, she saw Matt, who had just that day signed up for the online dating site. His profile photo was ridiculous - he was sticking out his tongue. But here was a local guy who had traveled, studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and was rowing-team coxswain both in high school and college.
September 11, 2014 |
Hello there Her Match.com profile revealed a woman as passionate about fitness, food and career as he was. When Adam read that Jodi also shared his love of dogs, there was no way he couldn't message her. The man from Ithaca, N.Y., who then lived in Northeast Philadelphia, and the woman from Manalapan, N.J., then living in Roxborough, e-mailed and chatted on the phone a bit, when Jodi suggested they just meet up, already. Adam, who manages Le Meridien Philadelphia's events and beverage program, and Jodi, who teaches third grade at Kensington's Hunter Elementary, met face to face at Manayunk Brew Pub in March 2012.
July 10, 2014 |
Hello there Seven years ago in August, Sue was at home in Phoenixville, clicking through Match.com bachelors. One was handsome, with an exceptionally witty profile. He was also a decade younger - not who she usually went for - but Match has this flirty little wink thing that requires no words and seemed fun and harmless. "What the heck," Sue thought. On the other end of the Internet, Mark, who lived in Malvern, looked up the profile of the winking woman. It was well-written and funny, and her picture was beautiful.
May 22, 2014 |
Hello there After chatting with several people who seemingly only wanted an online relationship, and meeting others who expected her to pay for both of them, Angela figured she was unlucky in online love. So in fall 2011, she told Match.com not to renew her subscription. Her access to the dating site would end when the month she'd paid for was over. A few days later, she got a message through the site from Kevin. "I see you lived in Baltimore," he said, noting her graduate degree from Johns Hopkins.
January 16, 2012
Two Ph.D. candidates get to talking about their experiences with online dating and what happens? A study, of course. In this case, the students were Christopher Mascaro and Rachel Magee, both second-year Ph.D. students in information studies at Drexel University. Mascaro, 29, met his wife through Match.com in July 2008 and married her in September 2010. Magee, 28, likes OkCupid even though she hasn't met a husband there. She thinks she's had better dates, and better relationships, with the men she met online than she has with men she has met other ways.
November 4, 2011
Q: I'm a 40-year-old married man and, not to boast, I'm a fairly good husband. I do all the cooking and food-shopping, have a full-time career, help with the laundry, all the outside jobs, take the kids to school, etc. I shower my wife with affection, waking her up in the morning with backrubs, telling her regularly how hot she looks, spontaneously giving her hugs and kisses in the kitchen . . . and yet, none of that is ever initiated by her. It...
June 10, 2011 |
"It's precious!" That's how Tammy Schmidt, carnivore curator at the Philadelphia Zoo, gushed yesterday about the zoo's newest resident - a 2 1/2-pound jaguar that measured about 15 inches long. The cub, which doesn't have a name yet because zoo personnel haven't determined its gender, was born Friday to mother Kanga and father Jutai. Because jaguars are categorized as near-threatened, Schmidt called the birth "really significant. " "It's an honor for us to participate in the SSP program," Schmidt said, referring to Species Survivor Plan, which is "kind of like a Match.com" for zoo animals.