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A blog about dating, meeting people, being social and everything in between.
(and occasionally some geek stuff)

  • Latest Entry: Free App Dating is becoming part of Free Dating App.com

    Over the past several weeks I've been negotiating the merger of Free App Dating to a competing website: Free Dating App.com. Free Dating App is also a completely free online dating site and has nearly a quarter million users. I chose Free Dating App primarily because their aspirations are very aligned with mine; we both want this property to be synonymous with free onlin...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 10/02/07 in Free App Dating News by Matt // 6 Comments Add Comment
  • 100 Days of Free App Dating

    Today marks the 100th day Free App Dating has been up and running and I'm very happy with how far it's come in such a short period of time. The majority of my efforts over the past three months have been in marketing the website to search engines. What does this mean?  It means I've been focusing my efforts on ensuring that visitors who search the internet for a free online dating site end up on M...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 07/01/07 in Free App Dating News by Matt // 34 Comments Add Comment
  • Confessions of a Mutant Date

    Thanks to Taloan for writing this blog entry, although she doesn't strike me as particularly mutant-like :) I never dated in high school. I went to my senior pro...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 06/27/07 in Dating by Matt // 10 Comments Add Comment
  • How to Kiss Someone Passionately (funny video)

    I found this via del.icio.us - thought it was pretty funny. ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 06/17/07 in Miscellaneous by Matt // 19 Comments Add Comment
  • Zombie Survival Quiz

    Normally I don't post about the quizzes I create, but I had a lot of fun making this one and felt it deserved mention here. This quiz determines what your chances are for surviving a zombie apoc...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 05/22/07 in Miscellaneous by Matt // 12 Comments Add Comment
  • From One Geek to Another: This is How I Became a Distance Runner

    A little over two years ago I decided I wanted to lose some weight.  I wasn't morbidly obese or anything but I had the figure of a typical computer guy:  skinny arms accompanied by a lower half that was unusually fatter than my upper body (picture Tyrannosaurus Rex with love handles).  My diet was mediocore and I never, ever exercised. I tried signing up for a gym and exercising ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 05/15/07 in Life by Matt // 11 Comments Add Comment
  • Things I Love/Hate About Being Single

    Being single definitely has its advantages.  There's more freedom, less responsibility, and no one to keep tabs on you.  Conversely, there are some things I absolutely hate about being single. Lets start with the hate: Not having a guaranteed "activity buddy."  If you're single and you want to go out to dinner you've got to find someone to go ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 05/13/07 in Dating by Matt // 14 Comments Add Comment
  • The Mind of a Web Developer: An Illustrated Diagram

    The mind of a web developer is a vastly complex organ; it's riddled with anguish, elation, caffeine, and a gargantuan mound of crap to remember.  I figured this warranted a bit of creativity so I whipped up this diagram of a web developer's brain. ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 05/01/07 in Webdev & Design by Matt // 6 Comments Add Comment
  • Dating Links Roundup

    Here's a few interesting dating related links I found via delicious. Things My Boyfriend Says (this is really funny) How to Tell When a Relationship is Over ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/29/07 in Dating by Matt // 4 Comments Add Comment
  • How addicted to coffee are you?

    Following the success of the Geek Quiz, I decided to create another one:  How Addicted to Coffee Are You?  The interface isn't nearly as snazzy as the Geek Quiz, there's no fancy javascript filling up a silhouette as you answer questions and it's all on one page, but it's fun anyhow. ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/23/07 in Miscellaneous by Matt // 8 Comments Add Comment
  • 13 Little Things that Make a Geek Happy

    I hate it when people say "It's the little things that count," but it's friday afternoon and I felt like writing a post about some little geek things that make me happy.   Feel free to contribute any of your own. My gmail notifier lights up.  It could be a friend asking if I want to meet up for a drink later  or a nigerian prince...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/20/07 in Miscellaneous by Matt // 13 Comments Add Comment
  • Top 10 Worst Movies to See On a First Date

    I've compiled a list of what I consider to be the ten worst movies to see on a first date.  These aren't necessarily bad movies, they're just movies that could ruin the mood or scare the hell out of your potential partner.   10.  Apocalypse Now (Redux) This happens to be one of my favo...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/19/07 in Dating by Matt // 15 Comments Add Comment
  • Sorry for all the spam

    Just a quick note to the Free App Dating members who have received spam messages on the site lately:  I'm working on getting a system in place that will deter some of the junk messages that are being sent.  Tomorrow after I get home from work it's at the top of my list of things to fix, so hold tight until then.    It's strange, I've built countless websites before (man...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/17/07 in Free App Dating News by Matt // 8 Comments Add Comment
  • Keep 'em Separated

    A friend of mine recently mentioned that she'd started seeing someone new and he apparently could set his own schedule at work.  In other words, he was free to see her anytime he pleased.  When you start seeing someone new you usually want to spend lots of time around them;  they're a new squeaky toy that you want to hug and squish until its eyes bug out and it stops squeaking.&n...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/13/07 in Relationships by Matt // 13 Comments Add Comment
  • The Singles Map

    National Geographic's February issue had a map comparing the density of single men to single women.  Clearly I need to move to the east coast. ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/10/07 in Dating by Matt // 9 Comments Add Comment
  • How dating my ex was like playing DOOM II on nightmare mode

    I want to begin by saying I had options:  I could have chosen an easier difficulty level, even ultra-violence would have worked.  There are plenty of nice, moderately sane girls out there ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/09/07 in Dating by Matt // 25 Comments Add Comment
  • How to Flirt with a Stranger

    I've got a thing for baristas, I can't help it.  Unfortunately finding a segue from "tall americano" to "HOLY CRAP YOU'RE HOT" isn't as easy as it might seem.  Flirting with a stranger is undeniably daunting: you risk rejection, embarrassment, or just plain feeling creepy.  It's not hopeless, ho...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/06/07 in Being Social by Matt // 5 Comments Add Comment
  • Mistakes to Avoid When Messaging Someone Online

      Thanks to Taloan for contributing this list of mistakes to avoid when messaging someone online.  Her tone is a bit cynical, but I think she speaks f...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/04/07 in Dating by Matt // 11 Comments Add Comment
  • How Geek Are You? Take The Geek Quiz

    Ever lose your car keys and instantly think of "ctrl+f?" Ever train a parakeet to whistle tunes from the Ocarina of Time? You're probably a geek, but exactly how much of you is composed of grade-A geekiness?  How Geek Are You?  Take the Free App Dating Geek Quiz I tried to balance the questions evenly between compute...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/02/07 in Miscellaneous by Matt // 7 Comments Add Comment
  • The Death of Estrangement

    Everyone uses social networking sites:  Teenagers, adults, seniors - even my mother has a myspace account.   Anyone can find and connect to anyone, all they have to do is know how to search for a name and submit a friend request.  I've always used a fake name on myspace to keep people from my past from finding me.  I didn't do this necessarily because I'd rather not spe...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 04/01/07 in Life by Matt // 3 Comments Add Comment
  • How I Built a Web 2.0 Dating Site in 66.5 Hours

    16 Tips for Rapid Development Let this be a testament to Web 2.0 and the effectiveness of rapid development frameworks: I built a full-featured dating website, from concept to launch, in 66.5 hours.  In a typical 9-5 job this would amount to about a week and a half.   Deliverables included: The Idea ...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 03/28/07 in Free App Dating News by Matt // 22 Comments Add Comment
  • Damn you barista, why must you be so cute?

    Ever heard a woman say she has a thing for a guy in uniform?  I've got a similar thing, except it's for baristas.  It's an inexplicable attraction to someone who makes coffee for a living.  I think this attraction exists because of a few different reasons: I don't know how to make a latte, therefore watching a barista fly through my order in a cloud of hissing,...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 03/28/07 in Being Social by Matt // 2 Comments Add Comment
  • Ten Ways Being a Geek Makes You More Attractive

    Being a geek in 2007 is nothing to be ashamed of, the stereotype that once existed is long gone and there are several characteristics of geek culture that could almost be considered chic.  Consumating, Threadless, or even Apple are pretty good testaments to this fact. Think you're a geek? Take our rid...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 03/26/07 in Miscellaneous by Matt // 38 Comments Add Comment
  • For the Guys: Twenty Tips for Having a Better First Date

    Thanks to Jennifer for contributing this blog entry. First impressions are sensory. Take the time to clean up before the date: take a shower, trim your facial hair, wear deodorant, and don't wear wrin...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 03/25/07 in Dating by Matt // 8 Comments Add Comment
  • Announcing Free App Dating

    It's finished!  The site is up and ready to roll.   Free App Dating is a completely free online dating website built with one goal in mind: making online dating easy, fun and accessible to everyone.  Everything on this is built and maintained by one person, this low overhead means the site will always be completely free. I creat...

    Read Full Post // Posted on 03/24/07 in Free App Dating News by Matt // 2 Comments Add Comment
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