Online dating

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The great turn-off: has Covid put single men off sex?
Eighty per cent of American men say sex is less important to them now than it was before the pandemic. What’s going on?

10, Nov, 2021 @5:08 PM

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The week in audio: Sweet Bobby; King Frank and the Knights of the Eco-quest; It Was All a Dream
Prepare to be hooked by online identity fakers, a lesson in climate change for youngsters, and the slim odds for success at UK football academies

Miranda Sawyer

30, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?
Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacy

Miranda Bryant

26, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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My radical love experiment shows there is light at the end of pandemic dating – and it isn’t a laptop screen | Patrick Lenton
As I slid into her DMs, I entered the dystopian nightmare of romance across hard borders. But love can grow in the most infertile and unlikely soils

Patrick Lenton

31, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Do dress up, don’t get drunk: how to have a great virtual date
Lockdown or no lockdown, the video-call date is here to stay. Experts reveal how to look your best, keep the conversation flowing and turn that online spark into a face-to-face meeting

Emine Saner

24, Aug, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Swiping right on jabs: dating app adds Covid vaccine badges in Australia
Popular overseas, vaccine badges are rolling out locally on online dating platforms like Bumble. But with access to a Covid jab still a concern, one CEO urges caution

Katie Cunningham

21, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Cryptocurrency scam costs online dating user £20,000
Internet cons have surged in the Covid crisis, with some victims left with little recourse to recover cash

Hilary Osborne

03, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘The start of the post-Tinder era’: female tech entrepreneurs shake up online dating
From apps that make matches based on personality, to those that blur unsolicited explicit pictures – women are at the forefront of developing new dating tech

Tina Walsh

29, Jun, 2021 @7:20 AM

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No, Apple’s new policy doesn’t mean it’s banning Grindr
The company has clarified that dating apps will not be rejected after an announcement last week sparked confusion

Kari Paul

15, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Virtual intimacy: is the era of actual sexual contact under threat?
A survey shows that nearly half of young, single Americans haven’t had any physical intimacy with anyone since the pandemic started, and two thirds are planning on sticking with virtual intimacy post-Covid

14, Jun, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘People are looking for something more serious’: the Hinge CEO on the pandemic dating boom
Justin McLeod, boss of the dating app, talks about its massive rise in users, his difficult romantic past – and why people are now ditching their partners and looking for someone new

Emine Saner

21, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Apps promised to revolutionize dating. But for women they’re mostly terrible | Nancy Jo Sales
I believe online dating has made single women overall less happy, less likely to find a long-term partner, and more at risk of sexual violence

Nancy Jo Sales

17, May, 2021 @10:15 AM

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