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  1. Send Us Your Geek Dating Questions, We Want to Help

    And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow you fowevah and evah.

    If you have questions about love and geekdom we want to hear them. We're bringing in geek dating expert Eric Smith, author of The Geek's Guide to Dating to field your geeky love queries. Email them to me at glen@geekosystem.com, or if you want to ask anonymously you can do that through our tips submission form. Help us help Eric help you.

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  2. People in Their 20s Hook Up With Their Exes, Says World’s Least Necessary Scientific Study

    If you're a person who doesn't know any other people and has never been in a relationship before, it may come as some surprise to you that sometimes, people who are no longer in relationships do silly things, like have sex together. It's true! While this fact won't surprise anyone who has lived on the surface of the planet for any of the last 20 years or so, it has now been confirmed by a study in the Journal of Adolescent Research. In related news, watching a season of Girls apparently counts as scientific research these days. Not that I'm disappointed -- by that metric, I'm officially a licensed science-tician! This calls for shots!

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  3. Facebook Creates “Couples Pages” For Its Paired-Up Users and There Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do About It

    Meddling Kids

    Are you in a relationship? Does Facebook know about it? If so, you and your significant other now have your very own couples page! Er… just what you've always wanted?

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  4. Extremely Upfront, Honest Dating [Video]

    They're not necessarily "games," as daytime talkshow guests and online dating site profiles like to call them, but when dating, there are certainly quite a bit of common and even expected behaviors either one of the parties involved have to deal with. SEGERtube shows us what it'd be like if people were completely honest while dating, though still unable to avoid all of those common behaviors. Emma Koenig and David Serger play out this scenario, and it's something you've almost certainly experienced at least once in your life.

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  5. Taking “The Rules” to the Next Level: Be Impossible

    Romance

    Hey, single ladies -- remember The Rules? Those books published in the '90s that told women to leave men in charge of making all the moves and to stay "mysterious" for them? Because men are the "aggressors," and they prefer to be the ones in charge? Many thought it was a regressive way to find love at the time, and now Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider are back with more great advice for snagging a soul mate in this new-fangled digital age. It will totally work, you guys, they promise. Don't let Fein's bitter, bitter divorce convince you otherwise. But guess what? I have some even better terrible advice, and it will make you so infuriated and frustrated over trying to attract a date that you will just be downright psyched to be single. Get ready for the new rules for dating: Be Impossible.

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  6. The Geek Guide to Dating A Geek

    +2 Cha -2 Str

    Resident style contributor Elizabeth Giorgi takes some time out from DIYing Wonder Woman shoes to share some general advice and personal experience that's just as relevant to anybody who isn't dating a geek or isn't a geek themselves. I’ve been a self-identified nerd since I was 16, but I didn’t always date within my identity. I dated all kinds. Hipsters. Musicians. Wannabe hipsters. Bad musicians. My current boyfriend is a total nerd too, but I almost gave up on our relationship after our first date because he hadn’t read George Orwell’s 1984. (And he over-used exclamation points in his emails.) Five years later, I’m so happy I didn’t let dystopian fiction and punctuation stand in the way of love. Here’s 5 rules for geek dating:

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  7. Gay Hookup App Grindr Hacked, User Information Posted Online

    The location-aware all-male dating service Grindr seems to have been the target of a major cyber attack, taking advantage of flaws in the mobile app's security. An as-yet unidentified hacker was able to use these flaws to access the service's user accounts, and posted account information online. Though the attack primarily targeted the Australian users, it took advantage of flaws which affect all users and users of the heterosexual targeted version of the service called Blendr.

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  8. Perpetuating Stereotypes – Woman Used Match.com Dates For $1200 A Month In Free Dinners

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    Get ready to put on your own Lisa disapproval faces, this is going to make you angry. A New York woman has confessed to signing up for the online dating service Match.com because she was going into debt and wanted free food the dates would provide her. Going on five dates a week she "made" up to $1200 a month. This is where we go berserk.

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  9. The Moon May Be Millions Of Years Younger Than Previously Thought

    A new analysis conducted on lunar rocks brought back to Earth by the Apollo 16 astronauts has led researchers to believe that the moon may be 60 million years younger than previously thought. This would make the current prevailing theory about how the moon formed impossible. The new results date the moon at around 4.36 billion years old, which means that the moon formed around the same time as the oldest crusts on Earth (4.4 billion year old zircons from Australia.) Led by Lars Borg of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in CA, the researchers used new refining techniques to study the isotopes lead and neodymium in a 1.88gram sample of  ferroan anorthosites (FAN) from NASA's lunar rock collection. The 4.36 billion year number refers to the time when the sample crystallized. This opposes the giant impact theory, the currently favored theory about moon formation (although this theory has itself been called into question lately.)

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  10. It’s Your Turn, J.T: Marine Asks Justin Timberlake to the Ball via Youtube

    and let it be known

    Not long ago a U.S. Sergeant asked Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball through a youtube video. She said yes. America cheered. Now, having got wind that this kind of thing might actually stand a chance of working, Corporal Kelsey De Santis made a video of her own, asking out Kunis' Friends With Benefits co-star Justin Timberlake. If he says no he'll look like a jerk--he's the one who publicly pushed her to say yes to the invitation in the first place. If I make one of these for Matthew Lewis will he have to go out with me? No? That's only for people who might be risking their lives? Not dicking around on the internet all day? Oh. (via Viral Viral Videos)

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