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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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Why Do Some Women Need Men To Chase Them?

October 22nd, 2012

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Name: Scott State: VA Age: 42 Question: A woman contacted me on a dating site. Her profile was hidden so I never saw her before in any of my searches. She was beautiful and probably out of my league. Of course I replied to her email and we exchanged a few more before talking on […]

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Beware The Go Along To Get Along Guy

October 21st, 2012

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Name: Confused Age: 41 State: Question: About 1 month ago I met a wonderful man thru a friend. My friend introduced us and we hit it off. We’ve been spending alot of time together and he is been staying at my apartment alot. We don’t fight, we laugh alot.. have fun and for the first […]

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Should He Date Twentysomethings or Thirtysomethings?

October 12th, 2012

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Hi Moxie: I hit the big four-zero this past December, so I’m entering a new phase of dating. I have a dating-guidance question. A bit of background is in order: I’m average-to-good looking, educated, well traveled, doing OK at work (clear over $100k), over 6 feet, athletic (I could stand to lose 10lbs but not […]

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Does Romantic Chemistry Really Exist?

October 11th, 2012

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Name: David Age: 47 State: NY Question: Lately I have been noticing a lot of ladies on POF mention chemistry in their profile.Something along the lines of there must be chemistry or they will know right away if there is chemistry. I never remember seeing this as often as I do now. Isnt it implied […]

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