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Dating app uses AR to make your search for love even weirder

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Augmented reality is changing the way we buy furniture at IKEA, but can it change the way we find love? 

That’s what one new dating app is betting onFlirtAR, pronounced “flirter,” launches Monday for iOS. (It’ll be available for Android at the end of this month.) It uses AR to help you find potential matches who are nearby.

It works in real time, using geolocation to find people close by who meet your designated criteria. As you move your phone around, little bubbles with people’s pictures pop up based on where you’re looking.  Read more…

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Enter "submarining," the latest, nautically-themed way to mess with someone's head. First uncovered by Marie Claire, submarining is the thing where someone you've been seeing disappears for an extended period but then randomly resurfaces with some version of a "Hey, what's up?" message.

It's in the same family as zombie-ing — when an ex ghosts but then comes back, acknowledging their absence and wanting to start things back up again. In the case of submarining, though, you don't get even a half-assed apology for them being MIA. They just pop back on the radar as if nothing odd has happened. Read more...

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Move over, ghosting. Submarining is the hot new way to be a jerk.

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Just when you think navigating the muddy waters of modern dating can’t get any more complicated, a terrible new trend rears its ugly head.

Enter “submarining,” the latest, nautically-themed way to mess with someone’s head. First uncovered by Marie Claire, submarining is the thing where someone you’ve been seeing disappears for an extended period but then randomly resurfaces with some version of a “Hey, what’s up?” message.

It’s in the same family as zombie-ing — when an ex ghosts but then comes back, acknowledging their absence and wanting to start things back up again. In the case of submarining, though, you don’t get even a half-assed apology for them being MIA. They just pop back on the radar as if nothing odd has happened. Read more…

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Enter "submarining," the latest, nautically-themed way to mess with someone's head. First uncovered by Marie Claire, submarining is the thing where someone you've been seeing disappears for an extended period but then randomly resurfaces with some version of a "Hey, what's up?" message.

It's in the same family as zombie-ing — when an ex ghosts but then comes back, acknowledging their absence and wanting to start things back up again. In the case of submarining, though, you don't get even a half-assed apology for them being MIA. They just pop back on the radar as if nothing odd has happened. Read more...

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Move over, ghosting. Submarining is the hot new way to be a jerk.

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Just when you think navigating the muddy waters of modern dating can’t get any more complicated, a terrible new trend rears its ugly head.

Enter “submarining,” the latest, nautically-themed way to mess with someone’s head. First uncovered by Marie Claire, submarining is the thing where someone you’ve been seeing disappears for an extended period but then randomly resurfaces with some version of a “Hey, what’s up?” message.

It’s in the same family as zombie-ing — when an ex ghosts but then comes back, acknowledging their absence and wanting to start things back up again. In the case of submarining, though, you don’t get even a half-assed apology for them being MIA. They just pop back on the radar as if nothing odd has happened. Read more…

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Here’s what people actually say when they block you on a dating app

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Ever wonder what kinds of crazy stuff people say about matches they flag or block on dating apps?

Well, The League has a juicy internal Slack channel that’s chock full of this exact type of user feedback. They’ve shared a selection with Mashable, and it’s frighteningly relatable.

There’s the person who complained their match took “too many selfies even for me,” and the match who was flagged for being an “asshole in real life.” 

But, truly, let us spare a moment for the person who was dismissed with a simple, “Has a little rat dog, no thanks.” Harsh but fair.

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So, here’s how it all works. The League, the elite dating app which matches you based on your LinkedIn info and emphasizes treating people well, allows you to flag, block, or expire any of your matches. When you choose to do this, you’re given the option to fill out a little note field explaining why.  Read more…

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Here’s what people actually say when they block you on a dating app

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Ever wonder what kinds of crazy stuff people say about matches they flag or block on dating apps?

Well, The League has a juicy internal Slack channel that’s chock full of this exact type of user feedback. They’ve shared a selection with Mashable, and it’s frighteningly relatable.

There’s the person who complained their match took “too many selfies even for me,” and the match who was flagged for being an “asshole in real life.” 

But, truly, let us spare a moment for the person who was dismissed with a simple, “Has a little rat dog, no thanks.” Harsh but fair.

Image: the league

So, here’s how it all works. The League, the elite dating app which matches you based on your LinkedIn info and emphasizes treating people well, allows you to flag, block, or expire any of your matches. When you choose to do this, you’re given the option to fill out a little note field explaining why.  Read more…

More about Dating Apps, Flag, Reporting, Dating And Relationships, and Dating Profiles

Here’s what people actually say when they block you on a dating app

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Ever wonder what kinds of crazy stuff people say about matches they flag or block on dating apps?

Well, The League has a juicy internal Slack channel that’s chock full of this exact type of user feedback. They’ve shared a selection with Mashable, and it’s frighteningly relatable.

There’s the person who complained their match took “too many selfies even for me,” and the match who was flagged for being an “asshole in real life.” 

But, truly, let us spare a moment for the person who was dismissed with a simple, “Has a little rat dog, no thanks.” Harsh but fair.

Image: the league

So, here’s how it all works. The League, the elite dating app which matches you based on your LinkedIn info and emphasizes treating people well, allows you to flag, block, or expire any of your matches. When you choose to do this, you’re given the option to fill out a little note field explaining why.  Read more…

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One woman’s epic twitter thread has it all: A cheating boyfriend, stone cold revenge, and gifs aplenty

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It all began with a single, intriguing tweet. 

On Sunday, Twitter user @AyanaTheDIVA posted something about figuring out her boyfriend had been cheating on her after a coworker showed her his Instagram page on her phone. She paired it with a very apt Beyonce gif.

When a girl wants to show you a picture of her fine nigga in her phone and she starts pullin up YOUR mans IG page 🙃 pic.twitter.com/kR5HQz7AKi

— IG: AYANATHEDIVA (@AyanaTheDIVA) September 10, 2017

What followed next was an epic thread, filled with betrayal and suspense. 

Ayana begins by explaining that she’d just started a new job at a restaurant and right away had clicked with a fellow server. In talking about some of their customers, it becomes clear the two women have similar taste in guys. But little did they know just how similar…. Read more…

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Taffy is a dating and friendship app that operates on the premise that getting to know someone through text can sometimes be better than judging solely on how they look. It's launching today for iOS. (An Android version is promised soon.)

So how, exactly, does this work? Basically you won’t be able to see your potential match's photos at first. Instead, all you see is a catchy headline on top of a blurred out picture. You have to start a chat with them sight basically unseen and hope it pays off. Read more...

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Want to see your match’s face? This dating app makes you work for it.

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Falling for a person whose face you’ve never seen might sound like a fairytale or a nightmare, but either way a new app wants to make it a reality. 

Taffy is a dating and friendship app that operates on the premise that getting to know someone through text can sometimes be better than judging solely on how they look. It’s launching today for iOS. (An Android version is promised soon.)

So how, exactly, does this work? Basically you won’t be able to see your potential match’s photos at first. Instead, all you see is a catchy headline on top of a blurred out picture. You have to start a chat with them sight basically unseen and hope it pays off. Read more…

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Finally, there’s a dating app that helps geeks find true love

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Does your ideal first date involve seeing the new Star Wars movie the second it comes out or maybe engaging in a little light cosplay? Well now there’s an app for that. 

Cuddli wants to help you meet and fall for your fellow geeks. It’s launching on iOS this week, though it’s been available on Android since last year and has already garnered a really positive response from its users.

So why exactly do geeks need their own dating platform? 

Pinguino Kolb, one of the app’s founders, told Mashable that those who revel in fandom and comic culture don’t always have the easiest time on more mainstream apps like Tinder. Other users, she says, “don’t understand the passion behind fandom or geekdom, and they can belittle it.” Read more…

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Finally, there’s a dating app that helps geeks find true love

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Does your ideal first date involve seeing the new Star Wars movie the second it comes out or maybe engaging in a little light cosplay? Well now there’s an app for that. 

Cuddli wants to help you meet and fall for your fellow geeks. It’s launching on iOS this week, though it’s been available on Android since last year and has already garnered a really positive response from its users.

So why exactly do geeks need their own dating platform? 

Pinguino Kolb, one of the app’s founders, told Mashable that those who revel in fandom and comic culture don’t always have the easiest time on more mainstream apps like Tinder. Other users, she says, “don’t understand the passion behind fandom or geekdom, and they can belittle it.” Read more…

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