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Most people pursue mates who are ‘out of their league,’ according to a new dating site study

University of Michigan professors analyzed the messages and demographic information of an online dating site's users in four cities — Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Boston. The study found that men and women both write much longer messages to people who are more desirable.
The League's cruise is for people looking to commit. The League users are not pictured.

The ‘Tinder for Elites’ is hosting a $3,000, weeklong cruise in France this summer, and it points to a rising trend in dating apps

The League, one of the more selective dating apps, is hosting a cruise in France this August, where about 80 of its members will mix and mingle in the hopes of finding love. It's an example of dating apps' recent foray into "offline" events.
Dating apps are easy to misuse. Jess Carbino pictured.

I asked 3 relationship experts about the biggest mistakes people make on dating apps

Dating apps are still relatively new, and still extremely confusing. A sociologist, a psychologist, and a dating app founder weigh in on the biggest mistakes they've seen people make while online dating.
Dating apps reveal that women tend to be pickier than men.

The cofounder of Coffee Meets Bagel says there’s a big difference between how men and women date online

On dating apps, men and women tend to behave differently. According to data from Coffee Meets Bagel, men tend to prefer lots of potential matches, while women tend to prefer a limited number.
Dawoon Kang, cofounder of Coffee Meets Bagel.

The cofounder of a startup that’s raised $20 million met her partner on her own app by using a few ‘cheesy’ lines

Coffee Meets Bagel cofounder Dawoon Kang said too many people are embarrassed about stating what they actually want in their online dating profiles. But that's the only way to get it.

Young Trump staffers are complaining they can’t date in DC because everyone hates them

Young Trump administration staffers are having a hard time dating in Washington, one of the most liberal cities in the US, according to a new Politico feature.

Here’s why Tinder owner Match Group shouldn’t be worried about getting Amazon’d by Facebook

Tinder owner Match Group shouldn't be worried about Facebook's entrance into online dating, Jefferies analyst Brent Thill says. Companies that have experienced a Facebook intrusion have historically seen solid share performance after the social-media company entered their business.

A scientist who’s worked at Tinder and Bumble says too many people make the same mistake in their dating profile photo

After stints at Tinder and now at Bumble, Dr. Jess Carbino has found that people who smile in their online dating profile photos are more likely to get swiped right on. But many people think it's sexier to grimace, or to try to look like a model.
Does love really conquer all?

20-somethings think they’re more open to interracial relationships — but you wouldn’t know it by the people they choose to date

A Tinder survey suggests 20-somethings around the world are open to interracial relationships. But what people say and what they do can be very different.
Trump supporters can find now like-minded love.

Trump supporters have their own dating websites now — and they’re already sparking controversy

Online dating websites have sprung up to cater to supporters of US President Donald Trump.