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To Catch Someone On Tinder, Stretch Your Arms Wide
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Going Away Without 'Ghosting': A Better Way To Say 'I'm Not Into You'
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This Valentine's Day, I'm Loving The Boyfriend I Built For Myself
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Online Dating Stats Reveal A 'Dataclysm' Of Telling Trends
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The fastest-growing part of the online dating market is people over 50, according the CEO of the Match Group. Carmen Winant/Getty Images hide caption

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ISO Romance: Dating Sites Help Older Singles
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Matchmaking apps like Tinder can help people find potential dates quickly. Tinder hide caption

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Mobile Match Apps Are 'Dating On Steroids'
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Dating Sites Offer Chance At Love — And A Lesson In Economics
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Niche Online Dating Promises A Different Site For Every Preference
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A bride and groom exchange rings during a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Although most marriages in India are still arranged, a growing number of women are taking matters of the heart into their own hands, using social networking clubs and matrimonial websites. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In India, More Women Are Playing Matchmaker For Themselves
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A growing number of smartphone apps use internal GPS to help singles locate potential mates nearby. While men are enthusiastic about the apps, women have been slower to adopt them. Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Smartphone Apps Help More Singles Find The Boy (Or Girl) Next Door
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