Tag Archives: online dating

The Trick to Successful Dating: Stop Caring So Much

August 22nd, 2016

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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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Are Second Dates A Thing Of The Past?

August 8th, 2016

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  Name: Anonymous : Question: Please, be tactful with your response. I went on a first date  (probably last) with someone I met online. I thought it was fabulous. Conversation was intellectually stimulating, and the guy really seemed interested in me, and even smitten. He asked me if I was seeing someone and what I […]

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Is This Why Your Dating Profile Isn’t Working?

August 7th, 2016

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Name: Bree : Question: Not a question, but I saw this article: “Researchers have figured out the one thing not to do in your online dating profile” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/02/researchers-have-figured-out-the-one-thing-not-to-do-in-your-online-dating-profile/ It’s about “bragging” or “trying to hard” in a profile. Just something I’d like to see your thoughts about if you want. I love reading your blog! […]

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Why Can’t He Get Any Tinder Matches?

August 4th, 2016

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  Name: Mike : Question: I seem to have a bit of a mystery when it comes to online dating. I am concerned that my problems are almost entirely based on looks. Now, I know I’m no oil painting (probably a 5 if I’m being fair to myself) but 90% of women I message will […]

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Why Many Women Fail At FWBs & Casual Sex

July 29th, 2016

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Mandy over at xoJane wrote an interesting article today that I wanted to discuss. From the article: Step 1: Make it clear in your dating profile that you are open to a purely hookup scenario. Mandy is speaking specifically of Tinder, but I assume she means that this disclaimer should be included in any profile. […]

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Why Some People Suck Less At Online Dating

July 22nd, 2016

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  A recent study published in the journal Social Network Analysis and Mining found men and women approach online dating differently, with men being more aggressive and less aware of their true attractiveness, and women being more self-conscious. “We found that males like to send a lot of messages to attractive female users, but they […]

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If You Want Love, You’re Gonna Have To Aim Lower

July 16th, 2016

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  Here’s a little food for thought for a rainy Saturday afternoon: In the comments of a recent post, DMN said this: If you manage to meet a guy “offline” it’s very likely to be a guy who also has an online profile on the apps or sites. It’s the same guys. The OPs question […]

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If You Don’t Date Online Where Can You Meet People?

July 14th, 2016

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  Name: CC : Question: I’ve decided online dating is not for me.  After several shocking/horrific messages (the worst being someone recently asked me if I’d have sex with his son b/c he had a naughty stepmom fantasy – that was their opening line), and terrible dates with men I met online (through a multitude […]

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When Should He Give Women His Number?

July 11th, 2016

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Name: DH : Question: Hello, Moxie. I am a 31yr old man from the Boston area. If what I am about to ask has been covered in detail elsewhere on the site, please excuse me for not coming across the topic(s) and already finding an answer. I utilize online dating from time to time and […]

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How Does She Avoid Meeting Men With Kids?

July 10th, 2016

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  Name: Elise : Question: Hi Moxie – You wrote a column a few years ago that’s still linked on your main page called “I Only Date White/Slender/Tall People” And Other Problematic Dating Profile Language.” The main takeaway of this column is that even if you have certain dating dealbreakers, it’s best to avoid stating […]

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