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No, Women Don’t Have To Soften Their Personalities To Find a Man

July 20th, 2017

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Name: ACComment: Thank you for reposting and enhancing your column on why women should be discerning about who they listen to when seeking dating advice.  I was struck by your comment on what it means when a man tells you that other men find you intimidating. It’s something I heard back in college and it’s […]

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When Do You Ask A Guy If Things Are Serious?

June 7th, 2017

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Name: MzLadyJ : Question: I’ve been single for about 5 years; mostly by choice, partially by circumstance, and I decided that as of the new year I was ready to get back out into the dating scene. My objective is to be in a monogamous/long-term relationship, that would lead to marriage. But I don’t lead […]

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Is He Interested or Just An Attention Whore?

June 4th, 2017

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Name: Tori : Question: I have a guy friend who is confusing the heck out of me.  He sends me shirtless Snaps all the time.  As well as Snaps of food he’s making, and snaps of his dog.  We used to work together, still do, just different departments.  And I’m assuming that shirtless snaps aren’t […]

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Why Sex Talk On a First Date Is a Bad Idea

May 29th, 2017

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  Name: Annie : Question: Dear Moxie, I recently became interested in low key BDSM. I stopped by the sex toy store down the street for me and purchased spreader bars, Ben wa balls, a bed restraint, and a flogger. In the past I’ve been 100% vanilla about sex, but I started to feel bored […]

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Why Oversharing on a First Date Is a No-No

May 21st, 2017

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  Name: Jaclyn : Question: Dear Moxie, I have recently reentered the dating scene and have so far experienced several first dates that have led to nowhere. My question is, how soon is too soon to reveal personal information about one’s past? When I am on a first date, the guy will inevitably ask if […]

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Guy Sues Woman For Rejecting Him

May 18th, 2017

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The upside to this frivolous lawsuit is that this loser will be dating his right hand for the foreseeable future. Ooh, he’s all riled up and going to teach her a lesson! What sad excuse for a human being. Now, y’all know that this post – like so many on this site – is going […]

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Where’s The Line Between Flirting and Harassment?

April 3rd, 2017

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First, I was embarrassed. Was Babyface being sarcastic when he told me I looked nice? Did I actually look ridiculous? Was I trying too hard? Should I wear looser clothes? Is it because I wear make-up that he thinks I’m looking for that kind of attention? All my worries boiled down to one premise: that […]

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Avoid The Dater With All The Deal Breakers

January 10th, 2017

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Name: Rebecca State: CT Age: 43 Comment: Hi. I am back in the dating pool for the first time after finding out I have HSV-2. Putting myself out there on dating sites feels like false advertising. I’m going to meet up with a really interesting guy for the first time next week who has no […]

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If They Don’t Look Like Their Photos Do You Bail?

December 15th, 2016

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This article popped up in my Facebook feed the other day and I thought it might generate some interesting discussion. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4022554/Woman-left-huge-bill-Plenty-Fish-date-eats-expensive-meal-flees-restaurant-blocks-her.html So many red flags. SO MANY. But nothing was more suspect than the fact that this guy invited the woman to a high-end steakhouse on a first date without meeting her. (I can’t tell […]

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Why Are Men So Desperate To Date Her?

October 30th, 2016

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Name: MM : Question: Hi Moxie, I’ve written to you once or twice before, but today I’m coming to you with a pretty new problem. For context, I’m a single woman in a major city. Within the past six months to a year, I’ve take on a pretty relaxed but no-nonsense approach to dating. I […]

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