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Tinder Takes Swipe at Older User’s Wallets
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Today marks the highly moderately relatively sort of anticipated launch of Tinder Plus in the United States following a four-month trial run with European and South American users. The paid version of the dating app boasts two “premium” features, the ability to swipe in other cities without leaving your couch and the option to “undo,” should you accidentally impulsively swipe left on your soulmate. More

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Can Romance Heat Up If We’re Political Polar Opposites?
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I’ve been doing online dating and I met a guy I really like. Everything clicked, we made each other laugh constantly, and we immediately set up another date. It went really well, too, until about halfway through the dinner. Long story short, he doesn’t believe in manmade global warming. Let’s just say I do. A lot. My guess is that politically, we don’t see eye to eye (I tried to just change the subject), but otherwise I really, really like him. We have a lot of chemistry, he’s very intelligent, and…well, I like him. Do I cut this off now, though? I’m not sure I could date someone with totally different beliefs than mine.  More

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Last Night, We Learned #FiveWordsToRuinADate According To Twitter
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What can ruin a date?

Well, a lot of things but #FiveWordsToRuinADate took over the Twittersphere overnight, teaching us what not to say. It was originally started by Irish radio personality Rick O’Shea, who according to RTÉ Ten, was inspired by a Reddit Thread. Despite the hashtag itself being six words, many have jumped on board this Twitter game sharing some of the best ways to immediately be shut down. More

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Struggling in the Dating Game? Hire a Boston WingWoman
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Dating in Boston, although the city is a veritable hot-bed of overeducated single people and quirky restaurants, can be tough. HowAboutWe.com reported in 2012 that “walking around the Common” is the most popular first date in Boston, although hanging around Davis Square in Somerville is a close second. For those of us who think walking around aimlessly with a cute person sounds terrifying, professional help is available! More

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Take My Advice: Why Date a Cheapskate?
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I’ve been dating this guy for about 6 months, and last week, for the first time, he asked the waitress to split our check. I was shocked–so far he’s always been a gentleman and picked up the bill when we go out. I’m totally turned off by it, but he seems like a great guy in other ways. Should I tell him how much this upset me, or just dump him? Cheapness is a total deal-breaker for me.  More

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Who Cares How Millennials Date One Another?
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You do, that’s who. But why? I don’t get it.

The Boston Globe published a story Friday about one Boston College professor’s effort to “revive the lost art of dating.” The prof, bless her good intentions, is offering extra credit to students that go on real face to face dates, brought about by an in-person proposal. She wants students to forgo the smart phone generation’s preferred course of romantic interaction, which is apparently to smash genitals with strangers, and instead employ the bygone practice of courtship, in all its yawn-and-stretch-and-drape-that-arm-over-her-shoulder glory. More