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Why Being Considered Cheap Is The Kiss Of Death, Guys

December 1st, 2012

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I had a very interesting Troubleshooting session with a guy from NYC today. Jay is 35, boyishly handsome and a doctor(resident). He gets many dates from his online dating profile. Some women are attractive and more his type. Others..well…they looked good in their profiles. He has a standard first date MO: Coffee. When I asked […]

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How Will She Get Her Panties Back?

November 21st, 2012

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Name: Rebecca Age: 23 State: New York Question: Last week, I went out for drinks with a man I’d met online. From the get-go, we had great chemistry and conversation. There was never an awkward moment, and things quickly progressed to the more personal. He confessed he had been married; I confessed I’d been engaged. […]

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When Online Dating Goes Bad

November 15th, 2012

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Here’s an article that inspired this weeks #swexpert Twitter chat.   Over the space of about 2 weeks, I must’ve spent over 20 hours talking to this man. He told me about the death of his ex girlfriend Laura, his best friend Paul who was brain-damaged, an alleged affair he had with a popular daytime […]

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How Come Guys She Meets Online Fade So Quickly?

November 14th, 2012

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Name: Petra Age: 37 State: Question: Here’s the typical exchange I’m encountering on dating sites.  A man sends a first message along the lines of: – How are you? – How is your week/day going? – How are you finding the site? Then I review their profile, answer their question and ask a question based […]

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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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