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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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Why Some People Suck Less At Online Dating

July 22nd, 2016

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  A recent study published in the journal Social Network Analysis and Mining found men and women approach online dating differently, with men being more aggressive and less aware of their true attractiveness, and women being more self-conscious. “We found that males like to send a lot of messages to attractive female users, but they […]

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If You Want Love, You’re Gonna Have To Aim Lower

July 16th, 2016

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  Here’s a little food for thought for a rainy Saturday afternoon: In the comments of a recent post, DMN said this: If you manage to meet a guy “offline” it’s very likely to be a guy who also has an online profile on the apps or sites. It’s the same guys. The OPs question […]

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What Do You Do If He Tries Too Hard?

May 23rd, 2016

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    Name: Beth : Question: Hi Moxie, you’ve posted a lot recently about the guys who fade, but I was wondering if you could comment on the opposite – the guys who are a bit too enthusiastic and almost pushy when it comes to dating? I have been going out with a guy for […]

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No, Dating Is NOT Like An Interview

March 14th, 2016

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Name: Naima : Question: Hi! I’ve checked out your blog and see that you recommend not to include what you’re looking for on a dating profile. But I’m curious, what do you think is the best response when a date outright asks what you’re looking for? I get this question often and I find it […]

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The Real Reason Men Won’t Let Women Pay For Dates

December 27th, 2015

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Lizzzzzzzzz : Comment: I’ve been dating this really great guy for about 2 months, and we’ve been on about 7 or 8 dates total with plans for many more in the future.  Our dates go great.  The only thing is, he pays for all of our dates.  I […]

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Why Is It So Hard To Find Casual Companionship & Sex?

December 15th, 2015

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Christine : Comment: Hi Moxie, I just recently discovered your blog. I’m a divorced (1year) mother of 3 kids between the ages of 6 and 12. I have had 2 LTR including my 12 year marriage and a 6 1/2 year relationship (lived together 5).  I’m not ready […]

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