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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


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

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:48 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.

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


Love in dreams, trees and screens

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

What kind of decision making happens in people who do online dating?

Goodbye ex-boyfriend, hello online dating

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Believe that for every loss, there is someone new to be found

8 alternative Valentine’s Day date ideas

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Looking for something unique to do with your special someone?

WATCH: This date night look is perfect for Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:10 PM

It's a quick and easy look that anyone can try!

DATE NIGHT. This sweet look is perfect for your next date. Rappler screenshot

Singles less pressured to celebrate Valentine’s Day more than ever – dating app

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Responses to a survey by dating app Coffee Meets Bagel point to signs of a changing cultural norm


Be my Olympic Valentine: Pyeongchang becomes dating hotspot

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Skeptics may say they should be concentrating more on winning medals, but with time to kill between their events, some male and female competitors appear to have gone looking for a match on Tinder

TOP FORM. Athletes practice during a speed skating training session at the Gangneung Oval Arena during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung on February 8, 2018. Aris Messinis/AFP

Love on ice – skating and dating at the Olympics

Feb 11, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Love on and off the ice may or may not conquer all

SOUL MATES. USA's Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim share a life together both on and off the ice. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

Tinder vulnerabilities let strangers see your swipes

Jan 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Tinder's lack of encryption opens up users to being spied on


HBO confirms 2019 release for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8

Jan 05, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Let the Long Night commence

GAME OF THRONES. HBO confirms that its hit show will be returning in 2019. Photo courtesy of HBO

RAPPLER BEST EATS 2017: A year in dinners

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Here’s a look at some of the best things we had for dinner in 2017

11 nabbed in drug bust operation at BGC hotel

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The raid yields suspected ecstacy, methamphetamine or shabu, gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug, says PDEA

The iPhone X now has an official PH release date

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:25 AM

The new iPhone arrives in a few weeks

Screenshot from Apple website

Smart, Globe announce release date of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:58 PM

The phones arrive two months after their launch in US and other markets

IPHONE 8 PLUS. Apple's newest phones have a definite release date in the PH. Photo from Apple


Tinder is now top-grossing app in Apple's app store

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

New premium service that allows users to see who liked them propels app to the top

EXTRA FEATURES. Tinder's 'Gold' service has helped the app attract more downloads since its introduction. Image from Tinder


[Two Pronged] How to get over my online alter ego

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:15 PM

A reader asks how to escape his online alter ego as it nearly cost him his long term relationship and may even cost him his career

Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Tinder gives 2 strangers free trip to Hawaii after hilarious 3-year convo

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM

A protracted Tinder exchange consisting of short greetings sent once every few months sends two strangers on a dream holiday – but on one condition

Real talk: That billboard date proposal is creepy AF

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:59 AM

This kind of emotional blackmail removes women s agency

LOOK: Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia's romantic dinner

Jun 26, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Joshua takes Julia on a romantic dinner after she was recently discharged from the hospital

New Nokia 3310, Android phones priced for PH market

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The new phones arrive by the end of June 2017 with the Nokia 3 priced at P6 990 the 5 for P9 990 and the 6 for P11 990 The new Nokia 3310 will retail for P2 490

LG officially launches the LG G6 in PH

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Personalities such as Spongecola s Yael Yuzon and I m Drunk I Love You director JP Habac endorse the phone at an event held in SM Megamall

LG G6 in PH stores on April 29 for P37,990

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:05 PM

One of the stars of the 2017 Mobile World Congress lands in the Philippines

Huawei flagships P10 priced at P28,990, P10 Plus at P36,990

Apr 07, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Pre orders run from April 6 to 20 First batch to ship starting April 15

Samsung Galaxy S8 arrives in PH on May 5

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:14 AM

The 5 8 inch S8 will retail for P39 990 while the 6 2 inch S8 will retail for P45 990 Would you buy one?

LOOKERS. The bezels on the S8 and S8+ recede even farther than their S7 predecessor. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Samsung eyes rebound with premium Galaxy S8 phones

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:53 AM

Samsung promises a new era of smartphones with the new flagship and a revamped ecosystem highlighting virtual reality a virtual assistant and a mobile powered desktop experience

BIG EXPECTATIONS. Justin Denison, senior vice president of product strategy at Samsung, speaks about the new features on the Samsung Galaxy S8 during a launch event for the smartphone, March 29, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Coming soon to PH, select countries: Tinder on computers

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The dating app is testing a browser version in select countries including the Philippines

BACK TO DESKTOPS. The browser version of Tinder marks the unusual trajectory of a software going from mobile to a desktop. Screenshot from Tinder

Here's a rundown of the Samsung Galaxy S8's rumored specs

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:39 AM

After the Note 7 fiasco all eyes are on Samsung s newest flagship the Galaxy S8 set to be officially revealed on March 29 US time

3 romantic restaurants for your Antipolo weekend

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:34 PM

Sweet all day breakfast nooks an artist s beautiful home and more – here are a few spots perfect for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city

Hater dating app connects users through shared dislike

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Hater wants to make serious online dating more approachable by replacing cumbersome surveys and bios with a fun alternative way to express your personality

HATER. Another new dating app enters the fray with its own spin on things. Image from Hater website.

Jollibee's 10 most viewed Facebook videos before 'Vow,' 'Crush,' and 'Date'

Feb 13, 2017 - 9:41 PM

The brand s biggest online hits come from 2016 a sign of the growth of digital advertising

ONLINE VIDEOS. The fastfood giant knows a thing or two about making a viral online video. Screenshots from Jollibee/Facebook

Near and around Metro Manila, go on these fun, romantic dates

Feb 12, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Want to go a romantic date but can’t go too far from the metro? Here are some ideas

TIME TOGETHER. From city walks to spa dates like here at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa, there are many possible romantic dates. Photo by Claudine Callanta

Dating app Sapio aims to match you with 'someone as smart'

Feb 12, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Sapio aims to match users to others with similar intelligence and interests

WATCH: 'Fifty Shades Darker' first full clip released

Jan 29, 2017 - 10:16 AM

Take em off

DATE NIGHT. A full clip from the 'Fifty Shades Darker' movie is released weeks before its release in theaters. Screengrab from YouTube/Fifty Shades

Online daters pick partners with similar educational attainments – study

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Education is a proxy for resources and future provision as it can represent economic advantages says the study

DIGITAL LOVE. A picture taken in Paris, shows the front page of the Jewish dating website JDate. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Gay date-rape serial killer jailed for life in UK

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Judge Peter Openshaw describes Stephen Port s actions as wicked and monstrous as he handed him a whole life term at England s Old Bailey central criminal court in London to cheers from victims relatives

VICTIMS' FAMILIES. Jenny Taylor (L) and Donna Taylor (R) accompany their mother Jeanette Taylor (C), mother of slain Jack Taylor as they deliver a statement to the media outside the Central Criminal Court in London on November 23, 2016. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/ AFP

5 redeeming qualities of the Apple AirPods

Sep 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

These earrings are not so bad after all

NEW SPECIE. Up close, the AirPods look like a pair of alien heads scanning the surface. Screengrab from Apple AirPods site

Inside The Purple Owl, the most romantic date destination in Tagaytay

Sep 10, 2016 - 1:50 PM

The Purple Owl is a lovely out of town destination for your next date night movie night or even your wedding

MOVIE NIGHT. At Purple Owl at Tagaytay, people can hold events like movie nights, birthday parties, or even intimate weddings. Photo from Facebook/ThePurpleOwlTagaytay

Indonesian police want gay dating app ban

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:50 PM

It is the latest move by Indonesian authorities against homosexuals who have faced a sudden backlash this year