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Survival of The Online Dating Fittest

February 26th, 2012

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Tweet From regular commenter Nathan’s blog in response to this post. I’m struck by what feels like a paradox to me. On the one hand, the advice to offer more “feminine” qualities [in an online dating profile] is probably fairly good, given current social conditions. The majority of men (and women for that matter) do [...]

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Ins & Outs of Online Dating: The Sideline

February 24th, 2012

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Tweet Name: Bill State: New York City Age: 43 Comment: You’ve written about how women should respond to a guy who faded after a couple of dates and then resurfaced. What about how a guy should put woman on hold? The backstory: A woman (Woman #1) contacted me on OK Cupid and suggested we meet [...]

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That One Thing

February 24th, 2012

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Tweet Name: Lysa State: California Age: 32 Comment: I’m 32 and I’ve been online dating for 18 months, and so far I’ve had no success.   I’m 5’11, very athletic-looking, and well-built with broad shoulders.  My father is a retired heavy weight boxer, and unfortunately, I took after him and not my mother.  I feel that [...]

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On OK Cupid, Nobody Can Hear You Scream

February 14th, 2012

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Tweet Name: Lindsey State: WA Age: 27 Comment: I recently moved to a new city and decided to join Match to meet some singles in my area. I’ve been having difficulty meeting guys out, I usually hang out with a bunch of couples and none of them ever want to separate to play wingwoman. Whenever [...]

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Are You Really Prepared for a Relationship?

February 13th, 2012

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Tweet Last week we were talking about a 36 year old man who had never had a relationship that lasted more than 6 months. A few women said that that was a major red flag. Which is understandable But let’s do a little critical thinking. What if he had had a relationship that lasted 3 [...]

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Valentine’s Day & The Crazy aka How To Make Dating Simple

February 9th, 2012

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Tweet My friend M. jokingly said recently that he was going to flee Manhattan over V-Day. He’s been casually dating 3 different women for about 6+ months each and he doesn’t know how he’s going to handle Valentine’s Day, as he has no plans to take out any of them. On Twitter, there is a [...]

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How To Succeed In Online Dating Without Really Trying

February 8th, 2012

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Tweet I’m sure many of you have read the latest study about online dating. I’m frequently asked to write people’s online dating profiles for them. I always tell them that I won’t do that. Not because I can’t or don’t want to but because I truly believe that what someone says in that About Me [...]

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The Emperor’s New Clothes aka Why You’re Really Single

February 7th, 2012

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Tweet While looking over profiles a few weeks ago, I came across one that really stood out. Just not in a good way.  The guy’s profile wasn’t just labored. It was awkward. There were stories and references in his ad that just made no sense or seemed out of place. He was trying way too [...]

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The Search For Casual Sex

February 6th, 2012

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Tweet I spent about an hour and a half today reviewing profiles of both men and women on OKCupid. Today’s search was a little different. I did a search strictly for men and women who select “casual sex” as a dating option. I’ve done sessions with people who are getting back in to the dating [...]

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Should You Give A Bad Dater A Second Chance?

February 5th, 2012

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Tweet Name: Michelle State: Brooklyn Age: 41 Comment: Had a date with a guy two weeks ago. Everything seemed to go well. We spent about 4 hours together and had a great time. At the end of the date we talked about seeing a movie we had discussed. The next day I sent him a [...]

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