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


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

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The phenomenon of the Breakup Explanation status update

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

Try gay orc dating with Tusks: The Orc Dating Simulator


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

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?


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


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

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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

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

Dancing papercraft Valentine

Siberian-born, Philippines-based paper artist Maria Dubrovskaya makes beautiful articulated paper dolls and sculptures, including this timely dancing Valentine's Day heart ($15). Read the rest

Vintage Monster Valentines

In 1966, Topps issued a series of "Frankenstein Valentine Stickers" that have only improved with age. Read the rest

Disembodied facial-feature candles

London-based Uncanny Art Shop makes realistic-looking candles containing disembodied facial features, some contorted in agonized rictii: there's a male mouth, two female mouths and a pair of ears on a featureless head. Read the rest

Death Star heart necklace

What could be more romantic than a fully operational battle station? $16.61, ships from Canada, made from polymer clay. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

"Tie the knot" wedding invites that include a self-tying knot

Designer Cristina Moraleja created these clever 2011 wedding invitations for her clients Lois and Cris. Read the rest

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