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A&M professor tormented for weeks before jumping to his death

James Aune - WFAA

A Louisiana man has been arrested and is accused of using his underage relative to lure a Texas A&M University professor into an online relationship that ended with the professor jumping to his death from a campus parking garage.


Man at center of Te'o hoax says he was in love

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo fell in love with Manti Te'o and said all his energy went into pretending to be the woman the Notre Dame linebacker came to know as Lennay Kekua. Tuiasosopo, the 22-year-old mastermind of the elaborate hoax that embarrassed Te'o and left him looking gullible, spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw for the "Dr. Phil Show," the first part of which aired Thursday.

Senh: This thing just got even more weird...


Woman in Te'o fake girlfriend photo speaks out

Manti Te'o

The woman whose photo was used as the "face" of the Twitter account of Manti Te'o's supposed girlfriend says the man allegedly behind the hoax confessed and apologized to her....


Legal recourses limited for Te'o to seek

Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o would be hard-pressed for relief from a civil suit. Manti Te'o says he has received a confession from Ronaiah Tuiasosopo for leading the former Notre Dame linebacker to believe he was in a relationship with a non-existent woman, but that might be all he gets from Tuiasosopo.


Online romance scam victims identify with Te'o

How could someone be fooled by a fake girlfriend for months? Barb Sluppick, who has operated the website for the past decade, knows the answer to that question all too well.


'Catfish' focuses on fake relationships


Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick compared the alleged hoax about a "girlfriend" that ensnared linebacker Manti Te'o with the documentary "Catfish."


Online dating: Is it worth it? See what a study says, and share your stories.

Anyone who’s done it knows that online dating can be a giant pain in the neck. But it works. A new study analyzing 400 academic studies related to online dating found that although it’s far from perfect, it has plenty of advantages. And it has dramatically transformed the way people find mates.


The Omnipresence of Facebook

Facebook is still the IT thing; it’s connected to everything from movies to surveys, research and statistics, including one that says one in five divorces involves some mention of Facebook. As the article stated,, Facebook is used for verbal attacks against the ex-spouse, to connect with past love or new interests or as a snooping tool to point out a spouse’s bad behavior. Yet, the use of the internet as a cheating and stalking mechanism isn’t new information.


Dating site bans 30,000 'ugly' members

Dating site bans 30,000 'ugly' members

A dating website that caters specifically to individuals deemed "attractive" by their peers recently dumped about 30,000 members because, it claims, they were only granted access to the service due to a rather peculiar virus — and not because they met a standard of "beauty."


States seek to make it safer to find love online

Something just didn't seem right when Ilana Angel met her Internet date at a bar. He furtively looked around the room and immediately suggested they go someplace else in his car, leaving hers behind at the bar....


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