Before the advent of online dating, people used to meet their dating partners in real life, making it slightly easier to get a feel for personalities, lifestyles, families, personal assets and compatibilities. Internet-based dating admittedly is a more convenient way to meet people, but it's got its ... More >>
The Denver-based DateCamp.tv is not a dating website in the traditional sense. Rather, it's a hub for learning the ins and outs of dating itself. DateCamp is designed as a three-pronged entity: a dating resource center, a place offering interactive retreats and camps and, once it gets going, the own ... More >>
The days of Internet dating being the domain of basement dwellers, antisocial misanthropes, virgins and folks who are unlucky in the looks department (mix and match any and all of these) are effectively over, and today it seems like everyone is meeting and dating -- and venting about meeting and dat ... More >>
Grouper, which launches in Denver today, is the latest social networking site that aims to connect people with similar interests in a possibly romantic way. But Grouper founder and CEO Michael Waxman insists it's not a traditional dating site; this "social club" tries to keep the Internet part of th ... More >>
This is Menver, known for its fit, healthy and attractive men. They ski, bike, climb and run. They wear Patagonia, own 4-wheel-drive vehicles and head to the mountains whenever possible. In today's metrosexual, blurred-gender-role world, this can be confusing: Is your date man enough? If you spot ... More >>
The entire world is embarrassed for Manti Te'o right now. The Notre Dame linebacker thought he had a girlfriend, then thought she died of leukemia, and anyone who heard his sad story really bad for Te'o -- until word got out that his beloved girlfriend was actually an emotionally disturbed 22-year-o ... More >>
So this Win a Date With Marnie Stern contest everybody is working themselves into a lather about this morning is ingenious. Seriously. Worked like a charm, Kill Rock Stars. Way to go! Problem is, the label, which is financing this enviable excursion to promote Stern's forthcoming Chronicles of Marni ... More >>
Tired of the perilous world of online dating? The Art Connection is offering a way to actually meet people in person, in a secure environment, and even if romance doesn't result, at least art will. See also: - A Great! First Date, new local online dating site, is about deeds, not words - Ask the Cr ... More >>
Update:James Holmes, the 24-year-old suspect in the Aurora theater shooting, walked slowly into a packed, wood-paneled courtroom this morning to be advised of his rights. He wore a maroon jumpsuit, but the most shocking thing about his appearance was his hair, which was a bushy tumble of neon orang ... More >>
Rory O'Rourke thinks traditional dating sites are too static. "You talk about yourself or fill out a bunch of survey questions, and throughout your experience online, you don't change that," says O'Rourke, who works in software. "Everybody says they like to travel but nobody updates their page wit ... More >>
The idea that online dating sucks for straight people is as old as online dating itself. A few weeks ago, as I watched Luciann Lajoie explain in great theatrical detail the (however brief) life of a frantic serial online-dater in Date, I was reminded of just what terrified me so much about online da ... More >>
No matter how many ways he said no, Mike Doughty was still bombarded with requests for Soul Coughing songs at the Fox Theatre last night. Currently on tour in support of his autobiography, The Book of Drugs, and the recently released album Yes And Also Yes (one of close to a dozen records Doughty ... More >>
Ian Cooke is one busy boy. Since dropping Fortitude, his second album, this past November, the despondent dreamboat has been busily weaving himself in and out of video projects, mini-tours and a gig recording songs for a local play about online dating -- all while keeping his fashionable feet on the ... More >>
It's ten at night, and the Jones Theatre is thronged with bodies, and smells of beer, wine and popcorn as the Playwrights' Slam -- a regular part of the Denver Center Theatre Company's Colorado New Play Summit -- is about to begin. "My woman wants your head to make a soup." This is from a play abo ... More >>
For this week's cover story, "Money can buy you love, if you have a contract with this Harvard MBA," I spent roughly a month working with local matchmaker Jamie Richards. We've already covered her tips on finding a matchmaker, taking a profile picture and creating an online dating profile. But now w ... More >>
Before I began working with Jaime Richards, one of the matchmakers in this week's cover story, I had to dig deep. Really deep: It's common practice for date coaches and matchmakers to ask their clients for letters of recommendation, but they're not the kind you're thinking of. In preparation for our ... More >>
Adam Norrell, human.Adam Norrell likes the words "snazzy" and "sparky." He says them more than you'd expect from a 34-year-old software nerd from Castle Rock, especially when he's describing his new online dating site, the snazzily named Vlirty. Norrell came up with the idea for Vlirty, which ... More >>
Improv theater is risky, especially when it calls for pulling an unsuspecting audience member onto the stage for the entirety of the show. Case in point, the Garner Galleria's production of Blind Date, in which the show's creator and only star, Rebecca Northan, hand-picks a fellow from the cr ... More >>
Michael BrosilowEd Kross and Amy Roeder of The Second CityIf you're looking for the perfect date night destination, keep on looking. Love, Sex & The Second City isn't a show for a first date. Because it's about first dates -- and why we never make it to that second one... or the third... or t ... More >>
"We're not promiscuous. We're just posed that way."Hooray! Another city list in which Denver scores high! And we do mean "scores" -- because Mile High has placed eighth in OKCupid.com's list of the ten most promiscuous cities in the U.S.
Jelmer de Haas via Adele.tv Online dating, that cesspool of hilarious stories and perhaps even true love. Sure, you could scour OkCupid for witty About Me paragraphs, be completely charmed by his or her fondness for biking in the rain, and then get to the favorites section. Favorite band is T ... More >>
The Village Cork, Denver's best first date restaurantHow is a first date different from a blind date? The blind date is basically an interview, after which you decide whether you'd like to go a second round. First dates imply that some level of familiarity and attraction already exists, and y ... More >>
Vine Street doesn't let you pay for your beer with a credit card.Our choice of the Vine Street Pub as one of Denver's Five Best Restaurants for a Blind Date as well as its win as the Best Break-Up Restaurant raised an eyebrow...or two...from Dan. "Not exactly sure how a restaurant that only ... More >>
Denver's best blind-date restaurantUntil fairly recently, we were big fans of online dating websites, racing off to meet perfect strangers several nights a week, making new friends, making out a little, maybe even finding someone we'd like to date. It didn't take long for us to become strate ... More >>
Flickr. If you can't get a date in Denver, you're just not trying hard enough, says Vavoom.com, a dating site that seems to be more about making out than making marriages. The site has just ranked Denver the fourth-best dating city in the country. Why? Because, according to their ambitious m ... More >>
A few weeks ago, we reported that Groupon had unveiled a special promotion called Grouspawn, a trust fund for babies born of couples who engaged in intercourse during a Groupon first date. That was rolled out in conjunction with a dating service, presumably so interested parties would have mo ... More >>
someecards.comBut since you weren't, maybe you'll score a trust fund from Groupon Groupon, the national deal-hawker that one woman claims nearly sunk her business, is unveiling a brand new publicity stunt called Grouspawn, which is sure to rile up Glenn Beck and his fellow Tea Partiers.
First dates have a reputation for being awkward -- but it doesn't have to be like that. Tonight, the Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, offers a Culinary Date Night class from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; admission is $79 per person. Impress your date with your skills and turn your lu ... More >>
As with yesterday's post about the sudden shortage of rice-flour baguette in Denver, this is another explanation of how I came to choose a certain award in this year's Best of Denver issue. This time around, it's about the best restaurant for a first date. Award in question: Best First Date Rest ... More >>
Sunday, October 15, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
The Denver pick-up artists come out from their lair. Look out, ladies!
Sunday, March 12, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Speedy daters seek to set a world record.
Looking for love in the arms of a stranger -- ten of 'em at a time.
I Love You whips up an enjoyable froth from life's sweet-and-sour relationships.
Tim McVeigh's not currently available, but there are other dateable patriots. Ask Marilyn.
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