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99,703. I’m gonna be dating her in ten years. (Trump & Date) Donald Trump, CBS news, re ten-year-old girl
53,721. 95% of the people that come through our doors are weirdos. (Town & Comedy & Date) The League of Gentlemen: A Plague on Royston Vasey s2e3, dating agency woman to new client
114,227. You have a fiery spirit. You will make a worthy mate. (Star Trek: Voyager & Date) Star Trek: Voyager: Prophecy s7e14, Klingon bird to Harry
69,349. You promised to take me out tonight and I’ve had a bath especially. Laughter in Paradise 1951 starring Joyce Grenfell & Alastair Sim & Fay Compton & Guy Middleton & George Cole & Hugh Griffith & Ernest Thesiger & Beatrice Campbell & Mackenzie Ward & A E Matthews & John Laurie & Veronica Hurst et al, director Mario Zampi, Grenfell on dog to fiance
69,350. I’m dating a girl who does homework. Manhattan 1979 starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton & Michael Murphy & Mariel Hemingway & Meryl Streep & Anne Byrne & Michael O'Donoghue & Wallace Shawn & Karen Ludwig & Charles Levin & Karen Allen & Davis Rasche et al, director Woody Allen
69,351. Q) What do you do?
A) I go to high school. ibid.
69,352. I think people should date for life. Like pigeons. And Catholics. ibid.
69,353. Woman returning home: Well good night. Yes? James, I know you want you come in. And I know you probably want more than just a drink or a cup of coffee. It’s just that I’m not drunk enough. The Catherine Tate Show s1e1, 16th February 2004
Man: ... I took you to the Munich Beer Festival ... ibid.
96,767. Each site operates a bit differently, but the gist is this. You complete a personal ad about yourself that typically includes a photo, vital statistics, your income range, level of education, likes and dislikes, and so on … So there are two massive layers of data to be mined here: the information that people include in their ads and the level of response gleaned by any particular ad. Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner, Freakonomics
96,768. Of the many ways to fail on a dating website, not posting a photo of yourself is perhaps the most certain. ibid.
96,769. Getting a date is hard enough as it is. Fifty-six percent of the men who post ads don’t receive even one email; 21 percent of the women don’t get a single response. ibid.
96,770. For men, being short is a big disadvantage (which is probably why so many lie about it), but weight doesn’t much matter. Or women, being overweight is deadly (Which is probably why they lie). For a man, having red or curly hair is a downer, as is ‘bald with a fringe’ – but a shaved head is okay. For a woman, salt-and-pepper hair is bad, while blonde hair is, not surprisingly, very good. ibid.
32,809. Internet dating is big business. It’s worth over two billion dollars per year. And claims to generate a fifth of all committed relationships. (Date & Internet & Relationship) Horizon: How to Find Love Online, BBC 2016
56,579. ‘There is no way that these algorithms can do what they claim to do.’ (Date & Internet & Relationship) ibid. Eli Finkel
54,918. ‘Even believing that there is such a thing as a soulmate tends to be destructive to relationships.’ (Date & Internet & Relationship) ibid.
99,251. She had a wooden head and was afraid of forks. There was no future in it. (Science Fiction & Dating) Red Dwarf s11e4: Officer Rimmer
100,231. History’s most awkward blind date [Anne of Cleves]. (Henry VIII & England & Date) Six Wives with Lucy Worsley III, BBC 2016
122,459. We investigate the criminals who con people looking for love. Catfish: the romance fraudsters who exploit the lonely. We set at rap for the criminals as we uncover a crime that takes us around the world. (Romance & Fraud & Dating) Panorama: Billion Pound Romance Scam, BBC 2018
131,292. The pick-up artists who harass women on the street. And post-footage they secretly film online. I go undercover and find teenagers being approached by older men … Revealing the truth about seduction boot-camps. (Romance & Relationship & Date) Panorama: Secrets of the Seduction, BBC 2019
131,293. There is a business which claims to offer a formula for success … He [Ahmed] leads a group of men based in Glasgow who call themselves pick up artists … Consent doesn’t seem to be a big concern. (Romance & Relationship & Date) ibid.
131,294. The seduction industry is head to be worth around £80 million. (Romance & Relationship & Date) ibid.
126,243. There’s now Flat Earth dating sites popping up. (Earth & Theory & Conspiracy & Antarctica & Date) Behind the Curve, Netflix 2018
126,252. Lucy went out with Randy a few years ago and I just can’t get past it. I can’t. I’ve tried and it drives me nuts. (Gangstas: Canada & Nova Scotia & Trailers & Mockumentaries & Date) Trailer Park Boys s6e2: The Cheeseburger Picnic, Ricky
127,190. Bubbles, do you want to go on a date or something? (Gangstas: Canada & Nova Scotia & Trailers & Mockumentaries & Date) Trailer Park Boys, Countdown to Liquor Day, 2009, Jenny
128,144. I’m Tiffany Sweeney and I’m going to be stepping into the world of sugar dating. I go undercover and try sugar dating for myself joining over three and a half million people using sugar dating websites here in the UK. Sugar babies aim to find rich sugar daddies or mommas who will give them a monthly allowance; they can receive thousands of pounds in cash as well as expensive gifts. But what are some sugar babies expected to give in return? (Prostitution & Date) Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating, BBC 2019
128,145. Valentina currently has seven sugar daddies who give her a monthly allowance known in the sugar dating world as an arrangement. (Prostitution & Date) ibid.
128,146. ‘They want to meet a girl that brings and injects like youthfulness back into their lives.’ (Prostitution & Date) ibid.
133,923. ‘I felt like this was the one that I had been waiting for. Maybe it was too good to be true. Did he love me or was this all a game?’ (Conman & Romance & Date) Dateline: The Women & Dirty John, Sky Crime 2020, victim
133,924. Who was this guy: ‘has name was Dirty John. I started snooping and I found everything.’ (Conman & Romance & Date) ibid. other victim
133,925. He was handsome, tall and very fit … ‘He said everything right … I fell in love.’ (Conman & Romance & Date) ibid.
133,926. She [prospective daughter in law] decided to do some snooping … They were not going to be put off … ‘did not look to her the actual hands of a doctor.’ (Conman & Romance & Date) ibid.
135,172. Your options really narrow in your forties. You’re pretty much reduced to going out with people you’ve already gone out with. The sexual equivalent of eating out of the bin. Frankie Boyle Live: Excited for You to See and Hate This, BBC 2020