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The Real Reason People Lie In Their Dating Profiles

November 13th, 2017

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I recently gave my friend an analogy to online dating…buying/selling a used car. Bear with me. No, we’re not objects ‘for sale’. However the process of identifying and selecting a mate is nearly identical to purchasing a used car. Picture an individual seller, trying to sell his/her car. They post old pictures. Avoid showing dents/rust/scratches. […]

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How Did She Not Know She Was Being Scammed??

October 19th, 2017

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Saw this moment on Twitter and had to post it here. A Catfishing With a Happy Ending https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/10/hook-line-and-sinker/542748/ Read this story so we can unpack it together. *Drums fingers on desk* *Checks time on phone* Ready? Okay. The short version of this story is that heartbroken Emma signed up for dating app Zoosk and met […]

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Don’t Fall For OKCupid’s Latest Scam

August 9th, 2017

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Name: AC : Question: Yesterday when I logged into my Okcupid account, there was a notice from the site administrators stating they have removed the “Who’s Viewed Me” section from the site.  While I don’t remember the exact wording, their reasoning was along the lines of “now only the users who really want to contact […]

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Are Separated Men Just Looking For Sex?

June 28th, 2017

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Name: Liv Question: I’m in my 40s and have done some online dating with limited success. I tend to stop communicating when I see red flags. I wonder if this is one: I’ve corresponded about 3x with a guy, late 40s separated. We’ve had a bit of a lengthy conversation about interests, passions and background. […]

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Is Online Dating/Tinder/Bumble Still A Thing?

May 10th, 2017

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I’m curious to hear if people are still using Tinder, Bumble, OKCupid, etc. From the conversations I’ve had with people over the last couple of months, it seems like there’s a universal ennui of sorts floating around when it comes to online dating. What’s your story? Are yous still giving online dating a try?

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Is He Assertive or Just Angry?

March 28th, 2017

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Last year, I matched with a guy on Bumble. He had a full time job in one field, but was also a fitness trainer. Me being me, I asked him right off the bat (after he suggested we meet) if he was using Bumble to find clients. Bad move. He said he wasn’t, wished me […]

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Why Do Men Say They Want a Relationship If They Don’t?

February 23rd, 2017

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Name: Gracie Question: Dear Moxie, I was wondering what you think about men who include the line “I’m looking for a serious relationship” in their profile. I met a guy on match.com last February and that is what he put in his profile. We’ve been dating for a year now, and the relationship doesn’t feel […]

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If They Don’t Look Like Their Photos Do You Bail?

December 15th, 2016

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This article popped up in my Facebook feed the other day and I thought it might generate some interesting discussion. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4022554/Woman-left-huge-bill-Plenty-Fish-date-eats-expensive-meal-flees-restaurant-blocks-her.html So many red flags. SO MANY. But nothing was more suspect than the fact that this guy invited the woman to a high-end steakhouse on a first date without meeting her. (I can’t tell […]

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The One Trick You Pull That Keeps You Single

November 13th, 2016

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Name: Indigo : Question: Hi there. I’m hoping you can provide insight into my situation. I met a guy on a dating site. Let’s call him “Pablo.” We went on a first date, kept it short and it was great. Later that night he text and planned another date which was 3 days later. Second […]

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Why Hasn’t She Taken Her Profile Down?

November 6th, 2016

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  Name: xyzed : Question: Hi, How long should people stay on an online dating site after meeting someone and feeling a strong connection on both sides? So I met a woman online and we hit it off pretty well on the phone and after meeting for drinks. So for the next 2 weeks we […]

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