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Sexy Isn’t A Compliment & Sarcastic Isn’t Attractive

March 8th, 2013

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Name: E Comment: I’m new to online dating, and I wanted to know how flirty should you be on emails? So far I’ve had a couple of messages from men lead into them saying that I’m sexy. In person, I would have a flirty response that wouldn’t be taken too seriously but would let them […]

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Online Dating & Income – How Much Do You Reveal?

March 5th, 2013

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I woke up to an email from a friend on Facebook. “I just got an email from a  woman on Match who asked if the lack of a stated income on my profile meant I was unemployed. Should I include my income?” Let’s think about this from a search perspective. When someone is choosing criteria […]

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Spam Her Clam?

March 4th, 2013

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Name: Theodore Underwood Comment: I’m wondering if you can share some advice on how to get more responses from women on dating profiles. It seems that for every 10 messages I send, I get maybe 2 or 3 responses, and of those maybe 35% lead to a date. It’s really frustrating for guys, and we […]

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Elementary, My Dear Watson: He Just Wanted To Get Laid

March 1st, 2013

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Name: Eleanor Age: 30 City: Carbondale State: CO : Comment: I’ve read your blog for a few months, but as a (potential) contributor, I’m a virgin…try to be gentle? Everybody plays a fool…sometimes. I live in the mountains in Colorado. It’s lovely, but remote- as you’d imagine -moving here as a single woman has yielded […]

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Are City Singles More Attractive Than Suburb Singles?

February 28th, 2013

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Name: Chris City: Nutley State: NJ Comment: Any ideas on how to meet single girls in the suburbs? I don’t meet anyone through my job and the people I meet in the different activities I try, like co-ed sports, are already in a relationship. Then the only ones who are interested in me on the […]

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Single, Separated, Divorced: How Honest Should You Be?

January 29th, 2013

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This Frisky article might spark some interesting discussion. Once again, I left a comment and it’s being moderated. I’m starting to think it’s personal. From the article: Finding out that “single” signifier on his online dating profile actually should have read “divorced” has happened to me a grand total of FIVE times. I shit you […]

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Imperfections & Flaws – When and How Do You Reveal Them?

January 28th, 2013

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Name: Kayla Age: 25 State: Question: A few months after the end of a multiyear relationship I decided to start dating again, but I’m afraid of putting up an online profile.  My teeth are very crooked.  Otherwise I’m fit, and my face isn’t terrible, but I don’t know what to do about my teeth.  I […]

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How Do You Date When You Don’t Have a Job?

January 27th, 2013

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Name: Greg Age: 29 State: NY Question: I have what is sometimes referred to as an ‘invisible illness’, a disability that is not obvious at a glance, and I receive government benefits due to my inability to work. People will generally have no idea I have a health issue unless I tell them, so my […]

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How Dating Is Like a Ponzi Scheme

January 21st, 2013

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Name: Tied Up Age: 36 State: Maryland Question: I met this guy online in December.  Immediately, we had great email, great banter, and I looked forward to his emails every morning, and he told me he looked forward to mine.  That went on for a couple weeks–he’s divorced with partial custody of kids, so I […]

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The Mystery of The Disappearing Dick

January 18th, 2013

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Name: Alexis Age: 21 State: Georgia Question: I’ve been talking to this guy for about a week and things were going great until he ask for “pics” of me. Our conversations were really good up until that point, I told him I don’t do that, but he kept asking. Prior to that he was telling […]

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