Celebrate V-Day like an early feminist with these Suffragist Valentines

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Dating from 1915 to the 1920s, these suffragist Valentines cards are collected by the League of Women Voters, who worked tirelessly to win the vote for women. Read the rest

Nerdy Valentines to print and love

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Evil Mad Scientist Labs have released their latest set of nerdy Valentines ready for you to print, glue on cardstock, and use to win your true love's heart. Read the rest

Love Picking: Locksport meets love locks

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All over the world, couples have caught a memetic virus that causes them to festoon fences, trees, railings and other objects with padlocks that represent the love between them. Read the rest

Gauzy literary scarves: Poe, Holmes, Romeo and Juliet, Alice in Wonderland and more

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Fresh Comfy is a Thai scarf-seller whose gauzy chiffon scarves come screened with motifs from literary classics, in a variety of finishes (grey, black, off-white, full color): Anne of Green Gables cover; Harry Potter Marauders' Map; Map of Middle Earth; Pride and Prejudice cover; the Cheshire Cat; Romeo and Juliet title-page; Sherlock Holmes engravings; Alice in Wonderland interior page; Poe's The Raven and many more. Read the rest

My Tinder date with ‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli

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Jacklyn Collier was dubious that the man claiming to be Martin Shkreli really was Martin Shkreli. He convinced her by showing photos of his identification. Curious about the notorious HIV drug price-gouger, she went on a date with him and wrote about it for the Washington Post.

The waitress came over and made a few recommendations. Martin asked, “Is there a vegetarian menu? My assistant said there was a vegetarian menu. There’s a vegetarian menu, right?” He wasn’t being a jerk; it was more of an “I’m stressed because my date doesn’t put raw fish in her mouth” kind of comment. The waitress assured us that there was a vegetarian menu. We ordered a drink and Martin told me that he was a lightweight, something I’d never heard a man admit on a date (or ever).

The waitress also pointed out the list of Japanese teas on the menu. Most of the teas were priced between $8 to $13, but there was a “Gold Medal Sencha” for $120 a cup. Apparently it’s extremely rare and won an important tea competition in Japan. After the waitress left, we joked about paying $120 for a cup of tea. I thought about making a price-gouging joke, but couldn’t think fast enough.

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How a romance-scam victim laundered $1.1M worth of other victims' money

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Audrey Elaine Elrod was divorced, depressed and broke when a romance-scammer targeted her on Facebook, posing as a widowed Scottish oil-rig worker who admired her photo and sympathized with her plight. Read the rest

Ashley Madison's founding CTO claimed he hacked competing dating site

Raja Bhatia was the original CTO of Avid Media, Ashley Madison's parent company; in an email to Avid CEO Noel Biderman in the latest Ashley Madison dump, he hacked the back-end of Nerve, a competing dating site. Read the rest

A romance game that feels like playing a Jane Austen novel

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If you've ever wanted to experience the romance, gossip, and tragic social misunderstandings of an Austen heroine, Regency Love is a visual novel made just for you.

The phenomenon of the Breakup Explanation status update

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The personal is public, and don't you know it.

Try gay orc dating with Tusks: The Orc Dating Simulator

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If you have ever thought of being a male orc adventuring, traveling and bonding with all kinds of other male orcs, this enchanting, refreshing and lovingly-made romance game is for you.

Pixeljunk Eden's Baiyon to direct his own romantic adventure game

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Popular Kyoto-based multimedia artist Baiyon, best known for the impeccable PixelJunk Eden, will direct his own 'romantic adventure' game, about love and human incompleteness.

Why don't female protagonists often get to date?

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Little by little we're seeing more believable women characters in some of our video games, but what about their romantic options? Read the rest

This fresh, romantic take on Solitaire will have you hooked

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Imagine the card game of Solitaire, except it's about Victorian courtship, and you can win fancy dresses and decorate your ballroom and also unlock clever and challenging new twists on the game design. I KNOW. No seriously you have got to play this I'm not kidding. Read the rest

Gorgeous custom science fiction jewelry

Pittsburgh's Paul Michael Bierker is a jeweler who makes incredible, nerdy rings and other jewelry, from the Tie Fighter engagement rings to the Han Solo in Carbonite rings (also available as a pendant). Read the rest

Couples counsellor who assigns Ikea furniture assembly calls Liatorp "The Divorcemaker"

It's one thing to ask fighting couples to cooperate on assembling semi-disposable flat-pack furniture from a bullying, tax-dodging mega-corp, but the bedrawered, empanelled Liatorp is a bridge too far. Read the rest

Tone-deaf Valentines tweets from the NSA

"Roses are red, violets are blue, #NSA loves privacy rights and you." No, seriously. Read the rest

You autocomplete me

A letterpress Valentine from Paperwheel ($6.75). (via Dan Hon) Read the rest

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