Online daters looking for more than endless swiping

LONDON (AP) — While taboos surrounding online dating are long gone, some of today’s app users are sick of the endless swiping and virtual pen-paling that leads nowhere when it comes to long-term relat...

Democratic race opens in Iowa amid worry over beating Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce ...

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—- Commerce secretary: China virus could bring jobs back to US WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross suggested that the viral outbreak in China might off...

Dating apps face US inquiry over underage use, sex offenders

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services. Bu...

Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says

LONDON (AP) — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group s...

Taiwan-born US Senator wants to ban sending unwanted nude pics

When she was first elected to the California state Assembly, Ling Ling Chang publicly posted her cellphone number to get feedback from her constituents. It worked, but it came with a dark side effe...

California lawmaker wants to ban sending unwanted nude pics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state senator wants to make it a crime to send unwanted nude photos to people online or in text messages. Exposing yourself on the street is a ...

Hi-tech Hong Kong protesters outwit the police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Technology has become an important tool for Hong Kong protesters to rally supporters and avoid the authorities, the Liberty Times reported on Wednesday (Aug. 7). Protes...

Police: Man posed as woman on dating apps to carjack dates

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Northern California man posed as a woman on dating apps to meet up with men and then rob and carjack them. The Fresno Bee rep...

As rainbow flags flying all over Taiwan, only heterosexuality is ‘normal' in China

BEIJING (DW)-- Rainbow flags are flying all over Taiwan, as the first Asian territory to legalize same-sex marriage. Homosexual and heterosexual unions are now on an equal legal footing when it comes ...

Dutchman, 69, asks court to change legal age to 49

A 69-year-old from the Netherlands has launched an unprecedented legal bid to shave 20 years off his age. "If you are 69, you don't get as many connections (on dating apps) as when you'r...

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

NEW YORK (AP) — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. There's Google Plus, the social netwo...

Man pleads not guilty to dine-and-dash dating allegations

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed extortion, grand theft and other charges against a man accused of being the "Dine-and-Dash Dater." Authorities say 4...

Grindr, dating app for gay community, opens office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The online dating application targeting the LGBT community, Grindr, has opened offices in Taipei, it was reported on July 18. The application which boasts 40 million reg...

The Meet Group Brings Live Video to Germany

NEW HOPE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 18, 2018--The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEET), a public market leader in the mobile meeting space, announced that it has begun the roll out of live video in Germany ...