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A Matchmaker And a Misogynist Walk Into a Bar…

April 16th, 2017

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Their matchmaking business sounds like it exclusively caters to the male gaze, matching up rich men with beautiful women not for a relationship but for status. That’s what they’re selling, I think.  Not love. Not companionship. Certainly not marriage. (There’s a reason why there’s no Testimonials page on their website, folks.)  What the Spindels excel […]

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Why Can’t She Get Laid?

March 20th, 2017

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Playful Kitten Comment: I’m in my mid thirties and have been single now for a year. I’ve had a couple of hook ups and one proper date (which I instigated). My problem is I never seem to get hit on when I go out. The last time it […]

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Spoiler Alert: He Just Wants To Get Laid

January 19th, 2017

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Name: B Age: 38 State: Question: I had a first date with a man from a dating site on Friday evening.  Just drinks at a bar in town.  We had exchanged a few fun emails before arranging the date, so there was lots of laughter and joking at the date, and I thought it was […]

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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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The One Trick You Pull That Keeps You Single

November 13th, 2016

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Name: Indigo : Question: Hi there. I’m hoping you can provide insight into my situation. I met a guy on a dating site. Let’s call him “Pablo.” We went on a first date, kept it short and it was great. Later that night he text and planned another date which was 3 days later. Second […]

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How Come He Takes So Long To Text Her Back?

November 10th, 2016

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  Hi Kristen, I hope this e-mail finds you well. You are my ever brilliant guiding light in the world of dating. I was wondering if you had any advice for communicating with your partner about needs that he/she is not meeting without coming across as “nagging” or “trying to change” the person. I also […]

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Did He Screw Up Or Is She Crazy?

October 27th, 2016

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): deliusfan : Comment: So after a decent first set of interactions online with a girl, and even a 50 minute phone conversation that kept her laughing, I thought we were in a good place for a first encounter, if not full-fledged date.  Since she didn’t live in my […]

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Stop Making Sex So Important

September 27th, 2016

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  Name: Jennifer : Question: I’m not used to dating, I’ve struggled a lot with believing in myself my life and I don’t really date, never had a boyfriend. I had a date at the weekend and it went well.  Met him online and he seems nice. He asked me out on a second drink […]

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Do You Call Out Their Old Profile Photos?

September 15th, 2016

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Name: Colleen Is it bad form to tell someone you can tell their profile photos are old? Last week I received an email from a  man on OK Cupid. He only had one photo on his profile and I could tell it was at least 5 years old. I replied and said I liked his […]

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The Trick to Successful Dating: Stop Caring So Much

August 22nd, 2016

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Name: Kelly Age: 43 State: AL Question: Hi, Moxie: I have a ? about online “fakers”, e.g. married men lying about their status. I have had a lot of dating experience, both from online and “real world.” Also been married before. My fear is that some of my bad past experiences are coloring my judgement. […]

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