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Table of Contents
1. Lawsuit May Take New Direction
2. Know Your Online Dating Services
3. What to Talk About on a First Date (Dear Dating Advice)
4. No Photo (What Would You Do?)
5. Featured Video: The 12 Months of Dating
6. Subscribe Lawsuit May Expand
After a California judge rejected's request for a summary judgement in early December, the plaintiffs are seeking to expand the lawsuit.

On December 23, 2008, the plaintiffs in Thomas Wong (and participants in the class action lawsuit) vs. TrueBeginnings (operating as filed papers to get an additional complaint added to the lawsuit. The new claim is that committed wire fraud and bank fraud by allegedly continuing to charge members who canceled their paid memberships.

The new claim also refers to a "gift card scheme" that the Online Dating Newsletter team is looking into. Here's what it says in the plaintiff filing:

"by engaging in a scheme to defraud Visa and MasterCard by artificially increasing the number of monthly Visa and MasterCard charges, and thus artificially reducing its 'chargeback ratio,' through the use of reloadable 'gift cards' purchased in the names of True's top executives and their spouses."

The class action lawsuit against was originally filed by Thomas Wong in June 2007, alleging fraudulent billing practices by Wong said that he, along with many others, had charges on their credit card from continue after they had canceled their membership.


Know Your Online Dating Services
When it comes to online dating, not all online dating services are alike. You have general services, relationship services, matchmaking services, and niche services. By knowing what you want, you can better navigate the many paths of onilne dating found on the Web.

Online Dating Magazine wrote a good article on this subject awhile back called The Five Different Types of Online Dating Services. The types included:

1) General Online Dating Services like and Yahoo! Personals.
2) Relationship Services like and
3) Social Networking Services like MySpace and Friendster.
4) Niche Dating Services like AnimalAttraction (pet lovers) and TrekPassions (Star Trek fans).
5) Merging Online Dating Services that use offline techniques and online dating together.

First, you need to ask yourself what you are looking for... (read the full article)


What to Talk About on a First Date (Dear Dating Advice)
Dear Dating Advice,

I have a first date coming up and I'm not sure what I should talk about. Any ideas?

It can sometimes be embarrassing to go on a date and sit quietly virtually the whole time. That's why it's important to do your homework ahead of time. The key is that you want to focus on topics that interest your date. How do you find out what those are? You go back and look at his/her profile and the email communications you had. Let's say the person wrote in his/her profile:

"I'm an environmentally conscious person trying to live a green lifestyle."

There are several questions you can come up with based on just that one sentence... (click here to read the entire answer)


No Photo (You Make the Call)
You've been communicating with someone who doesn't have a photo posted on their profile. After a few weeks of great communications you are emailed a photo. The person doesn't look anything like you thought and there doesn't seem to be an attraction on your part. What do you do? (click here to give your answer).

The best answer every week, as selected by the Online Dating Newsletter team, will win $5, paid via PayPal!

Best Answer From Last Week
Last week's question was:

"You've been emailing someone you met online regularly for several weeks and seem to have hit it off. But suddenly the person "disappears" and you don't hear from him/her for weeks. What do you do?"

The best answer was submitted by Allan who said:

"A person who just stops communicating without any rhyme or reason isn't worth my time. Simply put, I'd move on and not look back and wonder "what if". Always wondering "what if" can drive a person crazy. Just move on."


Featured Video of the Week
The 12 Months of Dating


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