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Has Being Single Gotten Lonelier?

December 1st, 2017

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  Name: betty : Question: After reading your column The #1 Way To Look Like a Creep On Tinder & OKCupid, I was reminded of a date I went on where there was mutual disinterest. Days later I received a very long text about why he was disinterested, how he wasn’t attracted to me, yada […]

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The #1 Way To Look Like a Creep On Tinder & OKCupid

November 28th, 2017

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The other morning, I woke up to a message request on Facebook. It was from a man that had seen my profile on Tinder and decided to bypass the system, find me on Facebook via our mutual friend’s profile, and message me there.  I took one look at the message and its length and blocked […]

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Why Does Dating Make Us Believe The Worst About Ourselves?

November 16th, 2017

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  There I was this morning, eating my Raisin Bran and getting my Chris Cuomo fix on CNN. Cuomo was interviewing a man who had participated in a pen-pal service for civilians and inmates. Cut to a woman in a jumpsuit behind bars gushing about the man she met through an online personal ad. The […]

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The Real Reason People Lie In Their Dating Profiles

November 13th, 2017

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I recently gave my friend an analogy to online dating…buying/selling a used car. Bear with me. No, we’re not objects ‘for sale’. However the process of identifying and selecting a mate is nearly identical to purchasing a used car. Picture an individual seller, trying to sell his/her car. They post old pictures. Avoid showing dents/rust/scratches. […]

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Why The Hot Guys Online Probably Won’t Date You

October 8th, 2017

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Furious : Comment: Moxie I’m at the end of my tether. I’ve just come off a dating site having had a 4 month stint. I decided the calibre of men on this site wasn’t for me and I would rather be pursued in person. I had 3 good […]

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Why Do Men Keep Cancelling On Her Last Minute?

September 17th, 2017

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Name: Andrea : Question: What’s with the resounding fade after a strong come-on? Here’s a typical scenario: Guy contacts me with a string of superlatives about my looks and/or profile (good start). I respond politely and with measured compliments of my own. A friendly and upbeat back-and-forth ensues, and soon  we have a date for […]

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How Not To Fed Up With Tinder & OKCupid

September 14th, 2017

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  Question: Hi moxie Texting. Sigh. I was all set up to go on a date next week with a guy I met on ok Cupid. He set me some messages and I replied fairly quickly and we were exchanging messages like they were texts. Nothing crazy just the usual banter. I said something about […]

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Why Doesn’t Online Dating Work For Him?

September 11th, 2017

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Name: Akira I’m a straight guy living in LA and I’ve been on and off Okcupid and other dating apps for the better part of four years. I can’t say I’ve ever had a single ‘long term’ relationship from it at all. I’ve had many dates over the years and have managed to have a […]

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Should She Date Him Even Though There’s No Chemistry?

August 30th, 2017

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  Name: Whey : Question: Hello! So this is a relatively unique situation. I’m was not actively seeking for a relationship or anything physical but I ended up getting Tinder a while ago. My friend nagged me so I agreed to get it but on the condition that I would only be there to goof […]

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Is He Too Picky or Too Specific?

August 24th, 2017

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Regular reader Nia just sent me a link to this guy’s site and I thought I’d share. http://shouldyoudatenate.com/ I will begin by applauding his entrepreneurial spirit by creating a whole website dedicated to finding a mate. It’s nearly impossible to cut through the noise on any dating platform and really stand out. This guy succeeds […]

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