Move over kittenfishing, mosting, and paperclipping, the new dating term is Houseplanting. Houseplant dating is basically when you date several people at once, leading to one or more of them not getting ‘watered’.
At the 2018 Facebook Developer Conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new entry in the online dating world: a Facebook dating service – specifically a Facebook dating app (so sorry web-only users, you will have to download the Facebook dating app in order to use the Facebook dating service).
Move over, ghosting and breadcrumbing, stashing and submarining, there’s a new kid in town: mosting. And by ‘kid’, we mean that they are kidding you. Kidding you about what? About that you are their most special person. Hence the term ‘mosting’: mosting = most + ghosting.
Matchr, the new card game where every card is a real profile from a dating site, and you match them up, may very well be the Cards Against Humanity of 2016. While some are saying that it’s based on Tinder, let’s face it, online dating site profiles are, for the most part, pretty much fungible.
It’s no secret that facial recognition software is here – and on the Internet – to stay. More than two years ago we told Internet Patrol readers how Facebook is using face matching software on the photos you upload, and more recently we told of how the police are using facial recognition software on pictures they find in social media to find criminals and persons of interest. But even we were surprised at this novel use of facial recognition software: finding a mate based on facial similarities to yourself.
American Association of Retired People (AARP) has partnered with HowAboutWe.com to offer online dating, for older, senior singles. While Internet dating may seem to undermine the old fashioned (i.e. face-to-face) way of dating that single folks of the retired generation may appreciate, HowAboutWe.com has created a way to mix old fashioned dating with online dating, in a way that users from any generation can appreciate.
Move over, Match.com, eHarmony and PlentyOfFish.com – the Federal government is getting into the online dating and relationship space, with their very own online dating site called TwoOfUs.org. The Two of Us.org site includes advice on dating, relationships, and marriage. Perhaps once the Feds are able to bring their own relationships with the opposite sects more into harmony, and stop the acrimony and one-night stands in their own house (and senate), then we will be able to take a Federal dating advice site more seriously.