online dating

NZ’s “Rolf Harris”, married, has on-line dating profile

..but a?mate of his set it up. ?/TUI

The prominent New Zealander granted name suppression over his sexual offending has a profile on an online dating website.

The fact the man’s identity remains secret has caused widespread outrage, and his victim, Central Otago woman Louise Hemsley, was so angry she recently had her suppression lifted to talk about the case.

The man’s profile on the dating site features his photo and includes details such as his age, occupation and that he is a non-smoker who “drinks regularly”.

The profile says the man’s idea of a perfect match was a woman with “a sense of humour and laid back” and his ideal date was to “cook her dinner”.

When contacted by the Herald on Sunday this week, the man claimed the online listing had been created by a mate in a bid for the friend to get dates.

Why would a man,?who plead guilty to a sexual crime, barely hanging on in his marriage (allegedly), need an on-line “dating” profile? ? Read more »

4 Things learned from the worst online dating profile ever

An interesting social experiment by a woman trying to deliberately put off men on a dating site is both revealing and non surprising

As a child of the Internet and confirmed weirdo, imagine my relief when they finally took that last bastion of in-person awkwardness — dating — to my laptop instead. I’ve been using one of the major dating sites, OkCupid, on and off for about five years now. While it has its perks, being a woman on a dating site means immersing yourself in a disgusting cesspool of exposed nerves, unfiltered testosterone, and daily propositions to engage in sex acts so horrifying, I hadn’t even heard of them before,?and I’m from the Internet.

I got the feeling that a lot of men on that site would message literally any woman who had a profile, but the optimist in me wanted to believe that there was a limit. Maybe there was a woman so awful, so toxic, so irredeemably unlikeable that no one would message her, or if they did, at least they would realize they never, ever wanted to meet her. So I made the OkCupid profile of the Worst Woman on Earth, hoping to prove that there exists an online dating profile so loathsome that no man would message it.

I did not accomplish my goal.

In simple terms, there are too many men out there that will do anything for a root.

Here are her conclusions: ? Read more »

Uhmm…this is awkward


Internet dating is fraught with danger…not just for the potential of watching loads of your money disappear or perhaps you are chatting to some fat sicko in his undies pretending to be a hot chick.

When you finally arrange the physical real world meet…things can sometimes end up somewhat different that originally envisaged.

A 57-year-old man in Muleng, Heilongjiang province, asked his online girlfriend out for a date only to find out that she was his own daughter-in-law.

The woman’s husband had followed his wife to the scene, and after a brawl, all three ended up in the police station.

The Heilongjiang Morning Post reported on Oct 24 that the man, who was identified only as Wang, retired two years ago and was addicted to chatting with Internet friends online. He pretended to be a widower, met a young woman who said her husband was in prison, and they decided to meet at a local hotel on the night of Oct 22, the report said.? Read more »

Friday nightCap

If you are a data freak, you’ll love this.

Whale Week What Was

682zoomWe started our Saturday by paying our respects to?Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., the hard-charging US Army general whose forces smashed the Iraqi army in the 1991 Gulf War. ?He died aged 78. ?At The Standard 2012 Worst Political Blog Mike Smith is told some home truths about long term grass-roots Labour families heading for the Greens. ?A quick vid on how to put out a boat fire the Kiwi way is next, followed by a vote for Best Minister. ?The winner, at 52%, is Judith Collins. ?The Whale Week That Was summarised all the stories this blog covered in the previous seven days. ?A quite active Saturday Debate (for the time of year especially) led a post calling for nominations for Best Political Blog. ?Those who see WOBH as any sort of threat to them (and those that don’t too), should take heed of this Malcolm Tucker quote: “marshal all the media forces of Darkness to hound them to an assisted suicide”.? A CNN piece showing Teachers in Utah taking a class on gun use shows some common sense around the gun debate. ?A reader has taken yesterday’s US Fiscal Cliff graphic and created one for New Zealand – great work. ?As Cameron Slater predicted from the outset, the Aussie Hoax DJs will not face charges. ?The NZ Herald continues to amuse – this time a car crashed into a poll. ?The blog then introduces us to two sexy taxidermists showing you don’t have to look like a front row forward to deal with dead animals. ?And you’d think we’re picking on an incompetent NZ Herald, and you would be right. ?This time they have Jesse Ryder beating himself at Eden Park in Wellington. ?Then a hilarious story about a Queensland woman who fell into the longdrop and was there for two hours before being discovered by her husband. ? Turns out that during the Falklands War the French tried to send missiles to Argentinia behind Margaret Thatcher‘s back. ?Commerce first eh? ?The last post of the day highlights a report of a man holding up a Countdown Supermarket with a hammer. ?Our readers get fired up about the idea of hammer banning.

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Remember the 80s? Maybe we shouldn’t

The Labour party would?have?us all forget the 80s. Perhaps we should.

The?precursor?of NZDating?