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Ashley Giles (right), of Fargo, met her now boyfriend, Lucas Snyder, through online dating. As the mother of two smaller children, she wanted someone “who had kids or wanted kids,” she said. “That was a big one. Another single parent knows exactly what I’m going through.” The couple has been dating for 10 months. Each has two children, ranging in age from 3 to 6. Submitted photo.

Online dating: New technology transforms age-old, sometimes frustrating search for dates or mates

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- After breaking up with her boyfriend of seven years, Ashley Giles of Fargo was not anxious to start dating again. Her best friend urged her to “get back out there, stop moping around,” and filled out an online dating site profile for her.

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“I was really leery about it at first,” Giles said.

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