Tag Archives: online dating

It’s Not Dating That Sucks, It’s You

March 25th, 2018

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It’s been eons since I took the time to read or listen to anything dating-related. Sorry, folks, but there simply isn’t anything else left to say. Spare me your new cutesy terms like lovebombing and breadcrumbing. They’re not origional or unique, they’re just new names for old terms.  We’re stuck in this weird limbo right […]

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Is He a Douche or Is She Being Petty?

March 13th, 2018

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  Name: Tired of games : Question: I’m a 45 year-old single man and I’ve always had decent success meeting women, online and offline. However, over the past few months a similar situation occurred with three different women, and I’d like to know if my actions and expectations were unreasonable. Here’s the most recent scenario: […]

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Does She Call Him Out For Lying?

March 8th, 2018

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Name: Jennifer Comment: I met this guy online and we finally met in person. Our first date was amazing—so much so that he wrote me after our date to tell me he thought I was amazing, that I exceeded all of his expectations and that he can’t wait to see me again. We scheduled our […]

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The Key To Finding Love: Keep Showing Up

January 8th, 2018

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  About a year ago,  a writer over at Jezebel wrote an essay entitled “When Can I Say I’ll Be Alone Forever?” The gist of her post was about confronting the possibility she may never find a significant other. It was a brave piece (and you know how much I hate that word) because it […]

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You Will Be Loved This Holiday Season

December 8th, 2017

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This time of year can be brutal on some of us, even the ones safely coupled up. I wanted to post this so that anybody suffering or feeling isolated will know they aren’t alone. You matter. You will be loved. Find one moment of beauty in each day. Know that how you feel is temporary. […]

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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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Why The Hot Guys Online Probably Won’t Date You

October 8th, 2017

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Furious : Comment: Moxie I’m at the end of my tether. I’ve just come off a dating site having had a 4 month stint. I decided the calibre of men on this site wasn’t for me and I would rather be pursued in person. I had 3 good […]

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How Not To Fed Up With Tinder & OKCupid

September 14th, 2017

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  Question: Hi moxie Texting. Sigh. I was all set up to go on a date next week with a guy I met on ok Cupid. He set me some messages and I replied fairly quickly and we were exchanging messages like they were texts. Nothing crazy just the usual banter. I said something about […]

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Why Doesn’t Online Dating Work For Him?

September 11th, 2017

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Name: Akira I’m a straight guy living in LA and I’ve been on and off Okcupid and other dating apps for the better part of four years. I can’t say I’ve ever had a single ‘long term’ relationship from it at all. I’ve had many dates over the years and have managed to have a […]

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