Tag Archives: dating advice

Why Does Dating Make Us Believe The Worst About Ourselves?

November 16th, 2017

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  There I was this morning, eating my Raisin Bran and getting my Chris Cuomo fix on CNN. Cuomo was interviewing a man who had participated in a pen-pal service for civilians and inmates. Cut to a woman in a jumpsuit behind bars gushing about the man she met through an online personal ad. The […]

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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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Avoid The Deadbeat Date

September 29th, 2017

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Name: Ashley : Question: Dear Moxie, I am mulling over the decision to have a second date with this guy I recently met. I am feeling attracted to him, and because of that, I think it would be best if I asked someone for honest feedback on this situation. I asked him out on a […]

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Why Do Men Pretend They’re Interested Just To Ghost Me?

September 27th, 2017

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Name: Joanna Comment: I met a great guy at speeddating in August.  We went out once shortly after we met, and our date was awkward.  I didn’t think much about him until recently, and on a whim, I reached out to him to see if he’d be interested in a second date.  He was interested […]

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Why Won’t He Offer To Help Pay Her Bills?

September 24th, 2017

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Name: Nicole : Question: I have been dating a man for almost 2.5 years.  We’ve had two breaks in our relationship that lasted less than 3 weeks.  The question I have is: this man knows I am in a financial strain right now.  I get paid based on commission and when he first met me […]

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Is Sexual Exclusivity Really That Important?

July 16th, 2017

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Name: Anonymous |  | Location: Pittsburgh , PA |Question: My ex-boyfriend and I dated for about 7 months (the last 3 months of it, we were exclusive).  I am the one who broke it off. This is why: one day, when I went to watch TV at his apartment (which is hooked to his computer), […]

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What Do You Do When You Think They’re Pulling Away?

July 13th, 2017

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Name: Eleanor : Question: How do you ask someone whom you have known for a long time, where you stand with them? I think the world of a man who is in my life, however I feel that he is pulling away and we spend less time together now than we have done previously. He […]

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The Sneaky Way Men Get Casual Sex

July 9th, 2017

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Name: Alexis Age: 43 State: CA Question: I recently had a blind date that went well with a lot of good conversation, laughs and both of us stating a desire to see each other again. And yes, he told me he was very attracted to me physically and we kissed and were a bit affectionate […]

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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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Date The Way You Want, Not How You Think You Should

June 22nd, 2017

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Name: Kelly Age: 43 State: AL Question: Hi, Moxie: I have a ? about online “fakers”, e.g. married men lying about their status. I have had a lot of dating experience, both from online and “real world.” Also been married before. My fear is that some of my bad past experiences are coloring my judgement. […]

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