reports that a database containing information (including sexual preference, height and weight, income, and contact details, among other things) on 1.1 million users, plus 15 million private messages between users, was breached, and that data is now for sale.
has learned from an Australian security expert that legitimate data was taken from the test environment and has been traded online.
Ok Cupid found that when some men think a woman is ugly, other men are more likely to message them.
This is partly because they have unusual features that may divide opinion, but also because men think there is less competition While Holly Willoughby (left) is often described as beautiful, Sarah Jessica Parker (right) tends to get a varied response.
Reportedly 30,000 people who were mistakenly let into the dating community were kicked off of the website as a result.
A helpline was set up by Beautiful for users who were removed from the site and who falsely believed they were beautiful.
Singles want more options these days, and it's paved the way for new online dating services to pop up on the Internet -- many of which take much more specific approaches to matching people up other than by looking at any two users' profile information and finding similarities between them.
Hodge acknowledges that attraction is a strong criterion when romantically approaching prospective mates, and attempts to transfer this aspect of dating onto the website.Online dating is popular among suburban residents and city goers, with more potential matches and more things to do on a date in the most highly populated locations.But for people who don't work the typical 9-to-5 and live in a concrete jungle, there's Farmers Only -- a dating site for rural dwellers who prefer a simpler, easygoing and less rushed lifestyle.The service is only available in locations where cannabis is legal, and all users must be 21 or older.The gluten free diet movement is a big deal these days, and now there's even a dating site dedicated to the singles who want to share the same dietary needs or values as their ideal mates.Beautiful People then placed the banned billboards on the back of trucks which were driven around New York.