Livewire websites try to make internet dating less creepy

17 Jun

Not a novice when it came to meeting people online, Hansen met a guy on dating site ( and they dated for a short time.She says Friendster takes some of the tension out of online dating by vetting the prospective paramours.It goes without saying that Ok Cupid has one of the better reputations of more popular free dating websites for having a wide variety of quality users.However, Ok Cupid has many not-so-great users as well, and it’s not uncommon for women to have the misfortune of encountering them, and in the past, I have as well.I joined February 4th, around 7 AM, and received a total of one vote, two winks, and six messages.

It was created by the same folks who made Grindr, the hookup app that’s become ubiquitous in the gay community.My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society.Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data.In total, I received 11 messages with 218 visitors. A few were a little more forward, and two were straight-up aggressive.Despite Casual Kiss being kind of scammy, with only 3000 monthly visitors, I decided to give it a try all the same – and I wasn’t entirely disappointed.