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“I Only Date White/Slender/Tall People” And Other Problematic Dating Profile Language

February 10th, 2014

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Tweet Name: H.I.H Comment: Hello Moxie, I have a question about online profiles, specifically how do you outline the kind of person you would like to hear from without coming across as overly picky, entitled or insensitive?  I recently reactivated my OKCupid account and I keep reading profiles from men (the types I would like [...]

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Does Race Factor In To What Your Dating League Is?

August 12th, 2013

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Tweet Name: joy Comment: Hi Moxie, I don’t know if you’ll ever answer my question because it will surely open a can of worms, but here goes nothing. A little background about me; I’m a 28 year-old South-asian female (think India) living in a large metropolitan city in Canada, comparable to Chicago. I’m medium-dark, 5’3″ [...]

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Would You Date Someone Who Lived With Their Parents?

April 17th, 2013

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Tweet Name: Guy Age: 30 City: Brooklyn State: NY Comment: To whom it may concern: I am little lost on this dating scene.I wanted to be honest.  First, I am balding, non-white/asian (it unfortunately matters I learned), Christian, and I can’t sing(hah). But I do have a M.S., a job, live with my parents, and [...]

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How Do You Say Thanks, But No Thanks?

December 11th, 2011

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Tweet Name: Back in the Game State: NY Age: 37 Comment: I’ve been divorced for almost a year and decided to try online dating. Out of the 20 or so messages I receive a week at least 50% are from men that are nowhere close to my specified preference. I  get several messages from men [...]

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Are Men Attracted to “Nice” Girls?

November 30th, 2011

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Tweet Name: Utterlyclueless20s State: New York Age: 27 Comment: I am an AA woman in my late 20s who has always had difficulty finding a mate. It seems like there is something I am missing in attracting someone of the opposite sex. I am cute, not drop dead gorgeous, but definitely cute. I am a [...]

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Cultural Differences, Kids, Jobs… Or Just An Excuse Not To Get Serious?

October 20th, 2011

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Tweet Name: Yesenia State: WA Age:  30 Comment: My last 3 boyfriends have been Indian. They were super fun but most of all they  where all very sweet and caring. So what is the problem? The problem was that I was not Indian. I’m an engineer with a masters degree that was about the only [...]

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Is Prejudice Preventing Him From Getting Dates?

August 4th, 2011

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Tweet Name: ken |  | Location: boston , MA |Question: hi! Ok, i think your site is great and i had signed up for a speed dating session in boston a few weeks ago but couldn’t make it(i apologize). Ok, my painful question to you is this: why am i a dating failure?? It sounds [...]

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Is It Harder for Black Women to Date Online?

June 14th, 2011

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Tweet Name: marshmallow | | Location: New York , NY |Question: Hi Moxie, You’ve given me some grest advice over the years – even if it took me awhile to actually follow it and listen. I hope you can help me help my friend. My friend is a kind, smart, caring and attractive African-Amerian woman [...]

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