Posts Tagged 'dating'

81 year finds pootie tang online

Ever try online dating? I’m sure you’ve seen those sultry models giving you the “sexy look” from various flash ads. No matter what site you go to, they seem to find their way on to your screen. But do you risk clicking on the image? Possibly install a virus, malware, or worse. However this story proves there’s hope for us … -er YOU lacking in social skills.

Seriously if an 81 year Chinese man can find pootie tang online, I’m sure anyone can. A few things to be aware of. You aren’t going to hit a home run on the first try. Pictures will get more attention. Don’t give out specific personal information (home address, security number, mother’s maiden name, etc.) and if you’re really serious about giving this a try, just be honest. Pretending to be someone else won’t get you any hot dates.

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NJ pushes for online dating safety bill

A legislative committee of the New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill (PDF) referred to as the Internet Dating Safety Act to the full Assembly, despite admissions from the bill’s supporters that the legislation is flawed. While no one would disagree with the goal of improving the safety of Internet dating, New Jersey’s initiative (based on a similar Florida bill that failed to pass), could create far more problems than it solves.

According to the proposal, all personals/dating web sites would be required to inform all New Jersey customers if they performed criminal background checks and whether or not individuals who failed these checks could still join the site. If that notification was restricted to a single page (possibly the login screen), it might not seem like much of an issue—but the New Jersey Assembly has other things in mind. Specifically, any online dating service would be required to present such notification upon the sending or reception of e-mail, on all New Jersey-based profiles, and on all web pages used to sign up a New Jersey member. It’s no good trying to hide such notification in the fine print at the bottom—all such information must be posted in bold, capital letters with a minimum font size of 12. (link)


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