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Dad Daze: Kids, be careful what you wish for

When my son Milo begged to take a Spanish class over the summer, I thought there was a hidden camera and I was part of a reality-TV show. Forgive me for wondering what was going on since for Milo, books are akin to kryptonite. I've tried so often to find interesting tomes in his wheelhouse.

Dad Daze: Navigating the tricky world of teen dating

It's not easy to get in trouble during your first day of school, but I was called into a meeting nearly a decade ago due to my then 6-year-old son, Milo. His teacher told me that within the initial hour of first grade, Milo kissed a girl.

Love in the time of quarantine: Virtual dating takes the spotlight

Dating is, as many will attest, the worst: awkwardly trying to present the best versions of ourselves and pretending we’re stable until familiarity makes us feel safe enough to reveal more than our most heavily vetted idiosyncracies, admit that we change our outfits four times before we leave the house and, at the end of the day, don’t know who we really are.

Dating apps face US inquiry over underage use, sex offenders

Bumble, Grindr, The Meet Group and the Match Group, which owns such popular services as Tinder, Match.com and OkCupid, are the current targets of the investigation by the U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy.

Friends with benefits: Can Facebook tackle your love life?

Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries, will arrive in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by the social network, will people trust it with their love lives?

Relationship scams: For one Spokane man, the heart briefly overruled the brain

Jon Louis, 81, recently got hooked by an online relationship scam that nearly cost him $3,000. The Spokane widower accepted a Facebook friend request from a woman claiming to be in the military in Yemen. She eventually sought funds for travel to see him, but his credit union flagged the fraud. Thousands of Americans are scammed within matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, said the AARP, releasing a new survey on relationship scams encountered in Washington state.

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged with drugging and raping two women.

Front Porch: It’s a date

Glancing at the clock, I fastened my earrings and scanned the room for my gold sandals. My date was on the way to pick me up and I didn’t want to keep him waiting.

Love it or not, Facebook launches dating service

Facebook doesn’t think hookups are meaningful and doesn’t want you to date your friends – but it’s known for a long time that its vast map of human connections could help people find long-term partners. At least that’s the takeaway from a new dating feature the social networking giant is launching because, well, why not?

Sex offender accused of extorting men on gay dating sites

A registered sex offender in Washington is accused of collecting explicit videos from men he met on gay dating sites, then threatening to send the videos to their friends and family if the men don’t send him more.

Beware, online daters: Looking for love, you could be scammed instead

An estimated 82,000 U.S. consumers who’ve used dating sites in the past three years have been scammed by individuals who shower them with compliments, romantic text messages and promised dates, only to bilk them for money, the Better Business Bureau said this week.

Judge OKs $11.2 million settlement for hacked Ashley Madison users

A federal judge on Friday approved an $11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities.