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Having a Man In Your Life Is Just a Bonus

November 13th, 2012

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Name: Trudy Age: 42 State: Question: Had a date with a 46 yo man from a site a month ago.  It was the best first date ever.  Although I didn’t find him physically attractive, mentally he was amazing – intelligent, well travelled, fun and most important of all, I could relax and be myself with […]

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The Importance of Identifying Polite Rejections & Reading Social Cues

November 8th, 2012

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Name: Shannon Age: 34 State: New York Question: I have been communicating with a guy I met on eHarmony for about two weeks. He likes to have long (about one hour) telephone and texting conversations.  I do not. We are meeting for the first time tomorrow. I think it’s odd that he wants to talk/text […]

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Beware The Facebook Friend Collector & Guys Who Just Want to Be Friends

November 6th, 2012

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Name: Lala Age: 28 State: MN Question: I recently separated from my husband. We are getting divorced and I have started dating. My ex has a serious girlfriend. I had an intense, horrible relationship with someone right out the door. I was not ready to date anyone and it ended very badly. This was very […]

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How Can You Avoid The Phone Step (And Is It Even Necessary??)

November 5th, 2012

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Name: Mya Age: 31 Question: Recently I’ve been contacted by two different guys on OKCupid. Both seemed really interesting, and we emailed back and forth once or twice–not really long exchanges. Usually, this is the point where the guy would suggest a date. But both these guys suggested we talk on the phone. Here’s the […]

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Avoid The Online Dating Overseller

November 4th, 2012

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Name: Dori Age: 41 State: MA Question: Dear Moxie, I keep running into the same scenario (It happened twice). A guy (my age but somewhat above my league in looks) contacts me, I reply. After few exchanges as he does not bring up meeting (red flag number one? or normal behavior?), I suggest meeting in […]

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Who Has It Harder Online – Men or Women?

November 1st, 2012

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The theory which seems to me to fit the evidence best is that social media for women is like porn and video games for men. Watching that “like” counter tick over gives them a little shot of dopamine. They don’t post profiles actually intending to meet a partner, to actually go through with it. They […]

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How Sexy is Too Sexy for Online Dating Profile Pics?

October 30th, 2012

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Name: Lisa Website: Question: Dear Moxie, My question pertains to profile pictures for women: I know that your general guideline (for women and men alike) is 3-5 photos, including (at least) one clear headshot and one full-body shot. My question relates to photos in both categories: can you provide some guidance on how sexy is […]

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Beware The Guy Who Is Too Good Looking To Be Dating Online

October 28th, 2012

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A profile review client shared a story with me yesterday that I thought would make for an interesting post. Kim is 34, slender and very attractive. She works for a prestigious government agency. Her profile made her sound genuine, confident, positive and outgoing. She recently moved from DC to NYC and has since gone back […]

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The 3 Keys To Successful Online Dating

October 27th, 2012

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Last week I did a profile review for a woman. Before the session, she told me that she had done a decent amount of internet research and read over a series of customer reviews. Most of these reviews criticized online dating. She asked me my opinion of the various sites and said she wasn’t sure, […]

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How Come Nobody I Like Replies To My Dating Profile?

October 23rd, 2012

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Evan had an interesting post today. A woman wrote in asking why she was hearing from so many men that were the opposite of what she’s looking for. In the last couple of years I’ve met a lot of guys, online and offline. I haven’t found the person yet, but I’ve learned something about men: […]

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