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 >>
Through witness testimony, prosecutors this week laid out a timeline of the actions accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes took in the months before the July 20 attack. The earliest date mentioned was April 19, when he set up a Match.com profile. The last was July 19, when Holmes allegedly took ... More >>
Editor's note: Melanie Asmar is covering day two of the preliminary hearing into the July 20 Aurora theater shooting allegedly committed by James Holmes. The latest update is immediately below, followed by previous coverage.
Update: The majority of the afternoon session was dominated by a listing o ... 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.
- A Great! First Date, new local online dating site, is about deeds, not words
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Bill Sullivan, the subject of our story "Operation Cock Block," is in trouble again. The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced fraud charges against two men, William P. Sullivan and Michael Turnock, for allegedly carrying out a $15.7 million Ponzi scheme involving a Denver-based company a ... More >>
The shootings at the Aurora Century 16 theater continue to dominate the news of the nation. But amid the release of victim's names and more details about suspect James Holmes's booby-trapped apartment, most mainstream outlets are either ignoring or downplaying alleged photos of the suspect with dyed ... 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 >>
We've all been out on bad dates -- but what's the worst? That question was asked in a funny Denver Yelp thread a while back, and participants responded with some doozies. We've illustrated our favorites and compiled them into a bad date top (bottom?) ten list -- one with a surprise happy ending! Cou ... More >>
How the presence of an official Dog the Bounty Hunter merchandise store within 3.5 miles of my home has escaped my knowledge until now, I'm not sure. I've always had an affinity for the show, which is unexplainable by any stretch of the trashy imagination. But man, do I fucking love this show. Maybe ... 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 >>
Today, I received a message on Match.com from a man who tried to woo me with the line, "Let love in. (I'm love)." There are several problems with that, but let's take a couple steps back: While writing "Money can buy you love, if you have a contract with this Harvard MBA," I spent roughly a month wo ... 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 >>
Cranbeary has been unlucky in love. Frosty, a 25-year-old male who was the last bear destined to mate with the Denver Zoo's frisky female, died of liver cancer a month after Cranbeary arrived in Denver, making her the Anna Nicole Smith of polar bears. But the zoo is trying again with Lee, a twelve-y ... 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 >>
With Valentine's Day upon us once again, love is in the air. Birds are tweeting, butterflies are floating on the gentle breeze, and Internet connections are blinking away as the lovelorn hit up their hard-working little modems and wireless routers to locate a date.
Finding that date can be ... More >>
Oh, man, the moment you've been waiting for all of your young life has finally arrived. What? Uh, no, Match.com hasn't yet. Found a match for you, that is. Hang in there, though. There's someone for everyone, we hear.
In the meantime, here's the next best thing: We just learned that Pitchfo ... More >>
Cheyenne Mountain ZooI'm back, b*#%^$s! How's this for a ringing endorsement?
"They're not pretty, but they're pretty fun!"
And that's from a guy whose job it is to promote the animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs -- which will welcome back a pack (gaggle? family? nest? ... More >>
Courtesy of shankar,shiva's FlickrIn the last two days I have overheard three different people discussing their carefully crafted Valentine's Day date playlists. Once I stifled the gag reflex, I started to wonder when the hell dates started requiring customized, more importantly, premeditated soundt ... More >>