by Conor Friedersdorf

The Daily What has the gossip:

It was announced today that commercial dating service Match.com ponied up $50 million to buy out free dating website OKCupid. Their first order of business? Scrub OkCupid’s popular blog post “Why You Should Never Pay For Online Dating,” which starts: “Today I’d like to show why the practice of paying for dates on sites like Match.com and eHarmony is fundamentally broken,” and ends: “So next time you hear Match or eHarmony talking about how huge they are, you should do like I do and think of Goliathand how he probably bragged all the time about how much he could bench. Then you should go sign up for OkCupid.”

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