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New Zealander jailed for life over Briton's Tinder date murder

Feb 21, 2020 - 1:10 PM

The 28-year-old is given a non-parole period of 17 years for strangling Grace Millane in December 2018 in a case that shocked New Zealand

MURDERED. File photo of women sitting under a photo of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane during a vigil at Civic Square Park in Wellington on December 12, 2018. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

#HustleEveryday: How to deal with an office breakup

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:17 AM

The company will move on with their operations regardless of your relationship status

LIST: Beautiful flower fields in PH perfect for romantic dates

Feb 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Instead of giving your partner flowers, why not take them to one of these flower fields instead?

Will Facebook Dating swipe online lovebirds out of digital nest?

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:44 PM

As online dating becomes the virtual norm, Facebook's gradual arrival on the dating scene may shake up the market

Facebook delays Europe rollout of dating app after Irish inspection

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:08 PM

Regarding Facebook Dating, the company says it is ''taking a bit more time to make sure the product is ready for the European market'

DATING. In 2019, Facebook made its Dating feature publicly available in an attempt to penetrate the online dating market. Photo from Facebook online newsroom

#HustleEveryday: Should office romances be kept a secret?

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Your office relationship shouldn’t be announced to everyone, but it shouldn’t be a top-level secret either

Here’s where you can enjoy a romantic meal for under P1,500

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM

No date ideas yet? Check out these yummy restos to dine and wine in for under P1,500 – recommended dishes included!

17 Special Hotel Buffets Perfect For Every Occasion

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:19 PM

Buffets for any occasion!

Photo from Conrad Manila's Facebook Page

#HustleEveryday: Is it ok to date my boss?

Feb 10, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Romance within the workspace happens all the time, and falling for your boss or subordinate is a completely normal possibility

Valentine's Day date ideas that will make you feel like you're in a rom-com

Feb 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If you're celebrating Valentine's Day, might as well go all-out on the romance

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: True love in dating apps?

Feb 07, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Finding love sa Tinder, Bumble, atbp para sa Valentine’s Day and beyond

Finding love and jihad

Dec 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Many women are radicalized on Facebook, and an expert says they are now a permanent part of the jihadi structure

Dating app Tinder to move out of parent's home

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:19 PM

'We've long said IAC is the 'anti-conglomerate' – we're not empire builders,' says Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive of the holding company IAC

TINDER. This file illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US social networking application Tinder on the screen of a tablet. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP


[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: 'The One' na dapat iwan

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Dates that shouldn't have happened

Friend of a friend: Facebook brings dating service to U.S.

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Shares in Match Group, the parent firm of dating applications Tinder and OK Cupid, slump on Thursday's news


Love, lust, and digital dating: Men on the Bumble dating app aren't ready for the Queen bee

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Using a feminist dating app in a patriarchal world is messy, but also fascinating for what it reveals about sexuality, gender, and power in the digital dating universe

Samsung to unveil Galaxy Note 10 on August 7 – report

Jun 19, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Galaxy Note 10 is expected to come in two display sizes: 6.28-inches and 6.75-inches.

NOTE 9. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei pushes back Mate X release date

Jun 16, 2019 - 2:55 PM

It’s now set to come out sometime in September of this year instead of June

MATE X. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


[OPINION] Would you date a journalist – a Rappler journalist?

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:38 PM

What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.

China tech firm to sell gay app Grindr after U.S. pressure

May 14, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Kunlun Tech Co Ltd says in a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in southern China that it would sell Grindr by June 2020

How to set up a Facebook Dating profile

May 01, 2019 - 1:10 PM

The first step? You'll need to update your Facebook app.


Facebook's top 13 announcements at F8 2019 conference

May 01, 2019 - 10:38 AM

A new Facebook design, a new Instagram camera, and Facebook Dating highlight Facebook's slew of F8 2019 announcements

SECRET CRUSH. The new feature lets users match with friends they have a crush on. All photos from Facebook

U.S. officials order Chinese company to sell Grindr – report

Mar 28, 2019 - 12:56 PM

US officials fear people with security clearances who use the app could be blackmailed by Beijing, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing unnamed sources

GRINDR. This picture taken on March 27, 2019 shows the Grindr app on a phone in Los Angeles. Photo by Chris Delmas/AFP

WATCH: Noah Centineo is a date for hire in Netflix's 'The Perfect Date' trailer

Mar 27, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The film is set to be released on Netflix in April

STAND-IN. Noah Centineo plays a date for hire in the upcoming film 'The Perfect Date.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Can you life-hack your way to love?

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A new approach to dating takes advantage of the power of data

CONCEALED? True love could be hiding inside mounds of data. xtock/Shutterstock.com

Lonely Hearts Club scam

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Online scammers will take your money and leave you broke and heartbroken

Dating today is easier, but is it ‘better’?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Find yourself saying “so many fish in the sea, but none for me”?

Nature dates: 5 trips for couples and groups for less than P1,500

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:59 PM

Looking for a getaway with your better half or with your friends? Here are some ideas that won’t break the bank

FOREST WALK. A wooden bridge will guide your path through the mangroves at Bangkung Malapad in Sasmuan, Pampanga. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

LIST: 5 date places for different couples this Valentine's

Feb 09, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Say it with video games, a spa date, or a fancy dinner out!

LOOK: Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes star in ‘The Perfect Date’

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The rom-com will be released on Netflix!

DATE NIGHT. Teen favorites Noah Centineo and Camila Mendes star in 'The Perfect Date'. Photo courtesy of Netflix

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Gusto ba niya ako o hindi?

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Gamitin ang 'Liza Soberano Rule' para malaman kung bet ka rin ng crush mo!

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Tinitignan ko pa rin profile ng ex ko

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Can't stop stalking your ex? Dami mo namang time!

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Ex na text nang text, crush na hanggang 'hahaha' lang

Nov 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

'Yung ex na nagtetext pa rin at si crush na hanggang 'haha' na lang – we got you covered

Tinder 'Swipe Surge' notifies users when many users are active

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:58 PM

During a surge, the chances of matching with someone may go up 2.5 times higher than usual

Photo from Tinder


Pinay playwright debuts in New York theater

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Written by Dorothea Gloria, ‘The Sun Tries Dating’ will open at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre on November 2

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Kinakausap ako ni college crush pero... may girlfriend ata

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Alamin ang '4-Way Test ng Panglalandi'

User data of Donald Daters app for Trump supporters leak out

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The names, photos, personal messages, and access tokens for accounts using Donald Daters are exposed

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Advanced ako mag-isip kaya walang love life

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'I have sabotaged multiple potential relationships and I do really think na it's due to my perfectionism'

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Matalino, hindi pangit... pero no boyfriend since birth

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Paano po ba nakakahanap ng boyfriend?

Facebook testing dating feature, 'Create' button

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Facebook has begun internally testing their dating service with employees. A new 'Create' button, on the other hand, will make it easier to create new events, groups and other pages

FB DATING. In their 2018 developers' conference, the company announced its plans to venture into online dating services. Screenshot from Facebook F8 2018 livestream


#HustleEveryday: Is it OK to date a co-worker?

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

There are 5 things you must think about before taking the plunge

Tinder rolls out profile GIFs

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Users will be able to use looping GIFs on their profile with the update

LOOPS. Tinder profiles will have a little more motion with the update. Illustration from Tinder


[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

Swipe right for equality: Is Bumble really empowering women?

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:15 AM

On the dating app, women are required to message matches first. But is it as 'feminist' as it claims?

How possible is it to find love online?

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Trying to find The One – or just someone, really – online? Here’s what you need to know about the local digital dating scene.

New Tinder feature to match people based on locations visited

May 15, 2018 - 10:27 AM

If a user visits a certain cafe, for example, Tinder will find potential matches who have visited the same cafe


Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

May 03, 2018 - 12:31 AM

Zuckerberg unveils the plans as he addressed Facebook's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California -- emphasizing that the focus would be on helping people find long-term partners

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen with digital bunny ears on-screen during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 01, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Disgusted netizens take on Facebook page teaching men how to 'pick up' women

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Netizens call the PUA Academy page a 'manifestation of toxic masculinity,' through which men learn how to sexually harass women and treat them as conquests

Why Holy Week has no fixed dates

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Compared to holidays like Christmas, Holy Week doesn't have fixed dates. Know the reasons behind Holy Week's seemingly random feast dates.

PALM SUNDAY. A layman of the Roman Catholic Church blesses palms during Palm Sunday celebrations in Bulacan, north of Manila on April 9, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

'Black Mirror' dating app shows you how long your relationship will last

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:12 AM

The popular sci-fi show on Netflix makes a real-life version of an app featured in one of its season 4 episodes