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Old? Overweight? Perpetually Single? You Deserve Love Like Everybody Else

May 23rd, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): V Comment: I almost don’t know where to begin. I’m in my mid-30s and I’ve been single for 14 years. I’ve been completely celibate that whole time, for a variety of reasons (young heartbreak, difficulty separating sex and love, enormous independent streak, lack of social circles that include […]

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Here’s What Happens When You Add Casual Sex To Your OkCupid Profile

April 30th, 2014

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I have used OKCupid off and on for about three years. After a six-month relationship with a man I met on OKCupid ended, I took a brief break. When I came back I decided to shake things up a bit. I updated my relationship preferences to include casual sex. The messages I received ranged from […]

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Should You Stop Dating Until You’ve Lost Weight?

February 22nd, 2014

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Let’s get serious for a moment, for the average adult female, a 15-20 lbs weight gain is at least 10-15% of their total body weight. Unless you lack self awareness you must know that you look different than your pictures. More to the point…why is dating your priority if you just had a major weight […]

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Deception Is Part of Dating Online. Deal With It.

February 18th, 2014

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Name: G Comment: Hi, I wanted to ask your opinion about online dating profiles and honesty. I’ve tried online dating on and off over the past few years but always seem to give up and disable my profile for a while after I just get bored or jaded with the “same things” happening over and […]

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Sometimes People Just Say Things To Be Polite Or Lose Interest

February 13th, 2014

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Name: Lina : Comment: Hi, I know this guy from my previous job. He was working with my company and I had to work with him almost on daily basis. 4-5 months a go he started talking about his and my personal life during our work calls and he also invited me to his house […]

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“I Only Date White/Slender/Tall People” And Other Problematic Dating Profile Language

February 10th, 2014

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Name: H.I.H Comment: Hello Moxie, I have a question about online profiles, specifically how do you outline the kind of person you would like to hear from without coming across as overly picky, entitled or insensitive?  I recently reactivated my OKCupid account and I keep reading profiles from men (the types I would like to […]

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Why Are There So Many Flakes On OKCupid?

December 18th, 2013

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Name: Richard Comment: This is something that’s more of a question to put out there for all of your readers, since I know you and most of your readers use OKCupid, but has anyone noticed an uptick of notifications from OK that people ‘like’ you? (meaning they’ve given you 4 or 5 stars on the […]

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Do All Guys Have A 3 Date Rule?

September 25th, 2013

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Name: Hopeless in Houston Comment: Hi Moxie, I have a quick question I want to run by you and the other readers.  In the past month I met two men who contacted me via OKCupid.  The first guy I dated at the beginning of August, we went out 3 times in a 1.5 week period […]

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The Savvy Dater: Like People Who Like You

September 22nd, 2013

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Name: L : Comment: Hello, I recently relocated back to a new city.  I’m mid-twenties, I have a bachelor’s degree, I’ve traveled the world and am on a good career trajectory.  I’ve always been independently-minded (but never strident) and genuinely, being single has never bothered me.  However, I really, really, would like to be dating […]

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Biggest Dating WTF: Why Did They Act So Into Me & Then Fade?

September 17th, 2013

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Name: LH : Comment: Hello, In a real attempt to try the online dating thing, I talked to this guy for a month before we finally met and we hit off like we knew each other. He was super respectful and kind. It was a great first date.  We planned a second date again to […]

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