by Gena Kaufman
Kate PowersRemember the olden-timey days of the mid-2000s, when online dating sites just helped introduce you to other people who also wanted to meet people to date? Remember when we used to think that was complicated enough? Hahahaha. We were so naive. Nowadays, online dating is more and more frequently attached to a new set of complications involving gift exchanges and questionable tradeoffs. Dating for free stuff is a trend that needs to get out of my face and fast.Let's look at one newish site that came across my radar today. LoveRoom is a site that purports to be a cross between OkCupid and Airbnb, two sites I have used and enjoyed. On their own. Together, my brain is exploding. So, the date is…you stay at their house/apartment? For free? If you don't hit it off, do you have to leave? Because where are you even going to find a last-minute hotel room in that case? And also, is the best place for blossoming romance during your travel plans, when you probably forgot your Read More »from Hey, Everyone, Stop Trying to Make Online Dating for Free Stuff Happen. It's Not Going to Happen!