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November 10, 2010 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
The online dating world is full of wishful thinking, baggage-hiding, and artfully chosen photos that defy reality and gravity. All laptop romantics fib a little, hoping the truth won't matter once they've made an electronic love connection with another lonely liar. But even by today's standards, the Match.com post by an infamous former Main Liner is a stretch. The half-dozen pictures show a balding gent resembling Mr. Burns from The Simpsons , but the profile lists his age at an inconceivable 54. He's a Gemini who digs dogs and devours the Economist, a lawyer who earns $150,000 a year.
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November 23, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Jaimi wasn't opposed to dating, but it wasn't a priority. She was pretty busy with two terrific daughters, her own PR firm, an old house in her hometown of Wynnewood that she loved to decorate, and a gang of great friends. Then in April 2013, one of those friends needed a favor: "I signed up for Match.com, and I signed you up, too," she said. "I need you to write my profile. " Divorced from her daughters' father for many years, and out of a long-term relationship for the previous 18 months, Jaimi decided to help her friend and accept the gift subscription to the dating website.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2002 | By Wendy Tanaka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Single and looking, but still not meeting the right people at work? Statistics suggest that more and more people like you are turning to the Internet to find that special someone - and the evidence is as close as any online computer. Type your Zip code and an age range into the search box at Match.com, the largest of the online dating sites, and you will find photos of hundreds of people in the Philadelphia region seeking companionship. The trend has created an online industry that is starting to show some serious profits.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
April 20, 2001 | By Eils Lotozo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lorraine Kay, a 58-year-old business consultant who lives in the Poconos, tried placing a newspaper personal ad. She got one response. Now she searches for Mr. Right online. "There are photos and you can get so much information so quickly," Kay said. The World Wide Web might not be the place we want to go to buy pet food or bid on our groceries. But there is one thing we are flocking to the Internet to shop for, and that's love. Online dating services are booming. According to Internet analyst Media Metrix, 5 million people visited personal-ad Web sites in December, up 57 percent since 1999.
NEWS
June 1, 2007 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The seventh and final accuser took the stand yesterday in the trial of the alleged Match.com predator Jeffrey Marsalis and described being drugged and raped by the defendant, and then trying to confront him several days later - only to be drugged and raped again. The 30-year-old woman said she was contacted by Marsalis through Match.com in the fall of 2004 but ignored him, saying she wasn't interested in dating doctors since she had gone through 15 surgeries. The woman had worked for a major accounting firm, but a series of medical conditions, including a brain malformation and blood-pressure problems, left her collecting disability payments and living with her parents in Downingtown.
NEWS
February 13, 2004 | By Kathryn Quigley
February can be a bittersweet month for me. Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and my birthday is Feb. 18. When I have a boyfriend, I love Valentine's Day. When I don't, V-Day can make me sad. When I have a birthday, I love sharing it with friends and family. But it can also make me anxious about another year single and childless. Flowers, cards, candy. True love. Bleah. All that emphasis on romance makes me want to hurl those heart-shaped candy boxes right across the aisle of the grocery store.
NEWS
February 11, 2007 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Here it is coming on Valentine's Day 2007 and Ron Geraci, who has probably dated more women over the last five years than Hugh Hefner, is still out there looking. "I do have a lot of old-fashioned, perhaps unrealistic, notions about romance," the 36-year-old writer said in a recent interview. Geraci, who grew up in Bellmawr and now lives in New York, went on all those dates partly as research for his book The Bachelor Chronicles (Kensington Books), and partly as a quest to find true love.
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February 7, 2016
Hello there His mohawk, while tame as far as such hairdos go, clued Jessica in that this Pawel guy was a little different. That and his professed love of history - the subject that's also the object of her geek love - led Jessica to say hi through Match.com. Pawel's response included a question: What would Jessica do with a million-dollar windfall? "When the first thing she said was she'd donate a chunk of the money, I knew there was potential," he said. And so in May 2011, Pawel, a project manager who leads historical renovation projects for Dan Lepore & Sons, and Jessica, a history major who is a mortgage loan officer at Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors, met for drinks at a Conshohocken Italian joint five minutes from her then-home and his office.
NEWS
November 23, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Jaimi wasn't opposed to dating, but it wasn't a priority. She was pretty busy with two terrific daughters, her own PR firm, an old house in her hometown of Wynnewood that she loved to decorate, and a gang of great friends. Then in April 2013, one of those friends needed a favor: "I signed up for Match.com, and I signed you up, too," she said. "I need you to write my profile. " Divorced from her daughters' father for many years, and out of a long-term relationship for the previous 18 months, Jaimi decided to help her friend and accept the gift subscription to the dating website.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2015 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
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)
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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...
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