RELATED: A day in the life of an ISIS fighter An Islamic State fighter is seen carrying a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in Iraq, in this still image taken from an amateur video supplied by Kurdish Peshmerga and received by Reuters on April 29, 2016. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYIslamic State fighters are seen inside a vehicle in Iraq, in this still image taken from an amateur video supplied by Kurdish Peshmerga and received by Reuters on April 29, 2016. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. Read the entire feature on how ISIS uses the internet at Buzz Feed News.
However, the combination of great subject material — dating, attraction and sex —in addition to advanced data analysis have made dating site blogs must-read material.From websites to smartphone-friendly applications, finding ‘love’ is now at your fingertips provided you have wifi connection.Not so long ago, such platforms were reserved for those who couldn’t find a partner in ‘real’ life, but now they have become the norm.On Valentine's Day, some singles may be inspired to step up their dating game. Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.It depends on where you’re looking, according to award-winning dating and relationship expert Katy Horwood.Speaking exclusively to uk, Katy said: “Online dating sites can be a fantastic way of connecting with other singles, a place where people can virtually connect without having to invest huge amounts of time or money trying to establish whether they might get on or not.“However, it can be a double edged sword and, whilst choice, and the abundance of it, can be a good thing when looking for a relationship, it can also be overwhelming and create a culture of always thinking there’s something better around the corner!REUTERS/Ammar Awad A member of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) gestures in military vehicle during a battle with Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, November 30, 2016 REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYA man gestures as other men sit on the ground as an Iraqi Special forces intelligence team check their ID cards as they search for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq November 27, 2016.REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic A displaced woman from the outskirts of Mosul covers herself in a blanket in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq, November 18, 2016. Along with these benefits, online dating does raise new dangers: a creep—a violent one, even—may be lurking behind the next click; the process over-represents certain features of a person (facial appearance, for starters); and it requires an investment of funds that perhaps could be better spent elsewhere. These archaic behaviors suited the olden days, but some of them seemed novel even to the generation before mine. It also reduces the need to choose between meaningful in a region where pickings are slim, and work that may be further from one's calling in a more populated area.