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May 8, 2013 | By JoVona Taylor and RedEye
Like everything in life, online dating has its risks. Though getting stood up, scammed or catfished can occur, online dating also presents a chance at finding “the one.” In order to make the process a bit less risky, online dating website SeekingArrangments.com has devised a list called “The Face of Fraud”   to expose common qualities amongst fake online dating profiles. Here is the list of red flags, according to the site. 1) 82 percent of catfishers use Catholicism as their religion.
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May 28, 2014 | Anna Pulley, @annapulley and RedEye's sex columnist
Dear Anna, My BFFs at my book club have been reading “Fifty Shades of Grey.” In between gulps of Yellowtail chardonnay, and prompted by your recent column about butt play for everyone, one of us blurted out: “I wonder which number is greater: the guys whom we've gone to bed with on our first date, or the guys who have done us up the butt?” The non-scientific study of my BFFs showed the numbers to be near equivalent, but that may not be a representative sample. When we tried to Google the information, we received an error message.
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November 30, 2011 | By Leonor Vivanco RedEye
Do you suck at being in a relationship? Wonder why the so-called love of your life left you? Are you too picky to find Mr. Right? Sounds like you're in need of some " Tough Love . " The VH1 reality show is holding a casting call for women ages 23 to 39 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at Moe's Cantina in River North. Dating coach and matchmaker Steve Ward talked to RedEye about heading into the show's fifth cycle of dating boot camp and his thoughts on deal breakers, dating faux pas and gift giving.
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May 28, 2014 | By Julia Borcherts @Julia Borcherts and For RedEye
Tinder, the mobile dating app that brings unlimited booty call possibilities to your phone, has done wonders for the world of hookups. It's the ultimate in immediate gratification - swipe right to attempt to connect; swipe left to reject - designed to keep singles coming back to the candy store for more. It's efficient, it's fun and - since you have control over who can message you and Tinder accounts are connected to users' Facebook pages - it's relatively safe. So what could possibly go wrong?
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January 30, 2012 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
Unless you happen to be very, very on top of things, you probably won't catch a glimpse of Matt Damon this week. The "We Bought a Zoo" star will read selections from John Steinbeck at the Metro on Tuesday as part of The People Speak, Live! alongside dramatic readings and songs from Chicagoans. Tickets to the night of Damon sold out in a flash, but here's who we think you might find in the audience. damoran@tribune.com | @redeyedana 50 percent -- Swooning housewives. Somehow they always have the good ticket connections.
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March 14, 2012 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
If you've ever dreamed of dating a celebrity, you're in luck. Someone's come up with a new reality dating series called "Star Date," which will match cast members with celebrities. So if you're at least 21 years old, single, "confident, charismatic, beautiful and bold," then call yourself Mrs. Chris Kirkpatrick! Or Mr. Jennie Garth! (Um, in case you don't recognize: Kirkpatrick used to be one of those 'NSync guys, and Garth, who used to be on "Beverly Hills 90210," recently split with hubby Peter Facinelli.
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January 31, 2012 | By Ana Fernatt, For RedEye
With the amount of time we spend on social sites such as Facebook and Twitter, online dating is far less taboo than it was even a few years ago. It's a great fix for the busy professional who wants to be more efficient in finding that special mate, or for someone who's shy or needs a little push getting back into the dating scene. I've even given it a shot a few times. With that societal shift inevitably comes government regulation: Illinois lawmakers are considering making it a requirement for online dating sites to prominently display whether they perform background checks on...
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December 20, 2011 | By Leonor Vivanco, RedEye
Don't get left out alone in the cold. Instead, warm up to some winter dating tips from Whitney Casey, a relationship expert for match.com. SETTING THE DATE Don't do too many coffee dates in the winter. Saturday afternoons are for meeting up with girlfriends or playing indoor basketball with the guys. Do set up dates that revolve around cocktail hour. It's just sexier. PREPARING FOR THE DATE Don't wear earmuffs, guys. Don't wear ski jackets, ladies.
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February 9, 2012 | RedEye
Love is certainly in the air wiith Valentine's Day just around the corner. Naturally, we at RedEye want to find out about some of the biggest dating fails out there. We asked our Facebook fanbase to tell us their worst first date story and here's what they said. (Submit your own at redeyetalk@gmail.com or join the Facebook conversation and it could be added to the list.) "Oh gosh, I have one but it is much too wrought with horrors to put it all in here. The short short version, Waka Flaka as our mood music.
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February 8, 2013 | As told to Jessica Galliart, @jessicagalliart and RedEye
Not everyone has been on a great date, but we've all definitely been on bad ones. Ones that were so bad, they left a sour taste in our mouths for the place we had the date at. This is a story about one of those dates. Accepting this "date" at Hi-Tops was a terrible idea--as it was barely a date at all--but I was going through a dating drought, so it is what it is. I met this guy on a Big 10 bar crawl and had been talking to him for a couple of weeks. But he never actually asked me to hang out. So when he calls me at 10 a.m. one morning to see if I wanted to watch the...
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May 20, 2014 | By Sean Ely, @theseanwow and RedEye
Compare the dating scene a decade ago to today's vibe and you couldn't have two more opposite entities. Texting, sexting, Facebook messaging, Tinder using, Snapchatting … the list goes on and on. Enter Aziz Ansari, a South Carolina-born comic who can not only riff on the subject, but draw from personal moments that prove "we're all dealing with the same nonsense," he said. Ansari, 31, best known for his role as Tom Haverford on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," is in the midst of his "Modern Romance" comedy tour, which lands in Chicago for four shows (7 p.m. and 10 p.m....
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May 8, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
All the Heughligans and "Outlander" finally have their datebooks marked: Starz has announced its adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's book series will premiere 8 p.m. CT Aug. 9. In the story, WW II combat nurse Claire Randall gets swept back to 1743 Scotland, where she meets hunky Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser. She misses her 1945 hubby, Frank Randall, but like I said, Jamie's a hunk. What's a lady to do? Adapted by Ronald D. Moore of "Battlestar Galactica" fame, the 16-episode "Outlander" series stars Caitriona Balfe as Claire and Sam Heughan as...
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May 7, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins and RedEye Soundboard
For the third year in a row, the Hideout in Noble Square will partner with the Onion's The A.V. Club to produce a music festival. This year the fest will take place Sept. 5-6. It usually brings the best acts in folk, indie rock and whatever the hell it is the Archers of Loaf do (they played the fest in 2011). After lineups that featured the likes of Neko Case, Mavis Staples, The Hold Steady and Young The Giant, anticipation for this year's lineup will likely reach fever pitch just before it is announced May 28. Fans (and...
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April 17, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Riot Fest will mark a decade in Chicago on Sept. 12-14.  The fest announced the Chicago dates will be sandwiched between stops in Toronto and Denver this year, returning to those cities after expanding last year.  In the announcement, fest organizers said "plenty of special events and surprises" are in store to mark the 10th anniversary of Riot Fest in Chicago. Tickets and lineups will also be announced soon.  Riot Fest Toronto will take place Sept. 6-7, and the Denver fest will run from Sept.
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April 3, 2014 | By Zach Stafford, @zachstafford and For RedEye
What's worse than a bad first date? A great first date that doesn't go anywhere afterward. You know, the date that ends with a kiss and an "I'll call you tomorrow!" The date that you told your friends was amazing, then you never heard from him again. Yeah, that one ... the one where you got ghosted. The word refers to the act of leaving without saying goodbye and usually is reserved for parties or events - when it might be completely appropriate to bail on friends - but now is being adapted into dating vernacular.
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March 27, 2014 | By Anthony Roberts, @antthewriter and For RedEye
It can happen to any of us, male or female. It comes when you least expect it. But eventually, something will tip you off that things just aren't adding up. There you are, minding your business, hanging out with a buddy, and then you realize what's happening: While you thought you were just grabbing dinner with a friend or just catching a movie with a homie who happened to be in your area, you actually were being sneak-dated. (For the uninitiated, that's when a friend, trying to be more than friends, dates you without you even knowing it.)
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January 4, 2012 | RedEye
The setup: The Daily Beast recently listed the country's best cities to find a date in 2012 - and Chicago didn't make the Top 25. (Atlanta was No. 1.) As we plunge into the new year, RedEye's staff debated Chicago's merits as a place to land boyfriends and girlfriends. Where do you stand? Leave a comment in the section below and you may see it show up in print! YES 1. You can walk down the street after the bars close while eating a piece of pizza and get asked out on a date by a stranger.
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May 16, 2012 | By Jason Steele, For RedEye
How far are you willing to go for a hookup? I mean literally - what distance? Ride a few stops on the "L"? Drive to the 'burbs? Roll over? How about jump in your car and drive 111 mph while ignoring streetlights and stop signs? Well that's exactly what one 21-year-old Naperville man was charged with doing last month on the South Side. "He stated he was going fast because he was trying to go have sex with a girl he likes," a police sergeant hilariously told Trib Local. Either this guy hadn't had sex in a looooong time or he is a quick shot and was afraid he might pull the trigger in the car all...
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March 4, 2014 | By Niki Fritz, @fritzfrack and For RedEye
Recently I did this crazy thing. I moved to Indiana, which, for a person whose family nickname is "Big Fancy City Girl," seemed like a rather ridiculous move. But after five years of living and loving Chicago, I was ready to go back to school, and Indiana was calling this big-city girl's name. But while I was prepared for the lack of public transportation and the slight southern drawl of southern Indiana, I was not quite ready for the drastically different dating environment. It's not that dating in a small town is worse, or better, than in a big city - it is just different.
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February 25, 2014
The Date Report reports: There's a new report out there that will help you nail all of those super-tricky menu items you have to decipher when you're at a fancy restaurant. SFGate put together a list of 100 hard-to-pronounce foods so you won't embarrass yourself on that first date.   Read the full story: the datereport.com. Check out the full list from SFGate.   Need to give your dating life a boost?  Sign up for RedEye Dating . Want more?
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