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Sick of Getting OKCupid Messages From People You’d Never Date? Here’s Your Answer

April 20th, 2015

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Last week, OKCupid launched a new feature called Incognito.  The option allows users to “hide” their profile completely from searches. The only people able to view your profile are those you message or view yourself. If you check out someone’s profile and don’t like what you see, you can revoke their access to your profile. […]

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No, Seriously..When Did OKCupid Become So Awful?

April 12th, 2015

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I mentioned some time last week that I was starting to give OKCupid the big ol’ side eye.  While this particular online dating site was always a bit trolly, there’s been some kind of massive cosmic shift in the last few months. I’ve used Match as well and was unimpressed mainly because the Match profile […]

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Why Can’t He Get Any Online Dates?

January 21st, 2015

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Lost_in_San_Diego : Comment: I’m single, handsome (although, admittedly, I could lose 50 lbs) and not a player (never even had a one night stand). I’m intelligent, fiscally responsible and am employed full time in a lucrative career. I’m fun. I’m funny. Female friends (people that know me) tell […]

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Why “No Hook Ups!” Disclaimers In Your Profile Don’t Work

December 29th, 2014

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Last week on xoJane, a post about how a woman found her boyfriend (or a month) on Tinder. To weed guys out, the first sentence of my mini, seven-sentence profile said, “FYI, not looking for hook-ups.” I also made sure my photos were conversation-starters: me with the Chicago Cubs mascot, me drinking out of a […]

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Online Dating: How Much Should You Ask & Share In Messages?

December 11th, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Lucy : Comment: Hey Moxie I’ve recently started online dating again. I’m trying to follow your advice by getting back to guys quickly to build on the momentum. However, when guys send me very long messages I take longer to reply as I know I’ll have to sit […]

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How To Know If Your Online Date Is Recycling You?

December 8th, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Eager Eva : Comment: Hi Moxie! I’m currently 4 months into my second stint on Plenty of Fish, having joined for a couple of months this time last year. At the time I decided to remove my profile because I wasn’t ready for a relationship. Now I’m back […]

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Great Unreasonable Expectations

December 3rd, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): bluejay : Comment: Met a guy from POF, and on the first date he talked for 20 minutes about how he was not interested in a committed or serious relationship. He was happy living in his own home and just dating for the foreseeable future. I said great […]

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Stop Facebook & Google Creeping Your Dates

November 26th, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): indi : Comment: Hi, I had to step in, I just joined OKC and according to the article and the under 40 world in general, I’m a stalker. This is what happened, a guy came after me VERY hard on OKC, we exchanged phone numbers and he proceeded […]

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You Are Not a Fool For Being Ditched, Duped or Pumped & Dumped

November 18th, 2014

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Name: Robin State: VA Age: 31 Comment: So here it goes. I met this guy online that I have been dating for about a month. I really like/d him.  Initially, I told myself (and him) that I didn’t want to have sex until I was in a relationship. However the night of our third date, […]

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How To Write The Best Dating Profile EVAH! – Part 2: Photos & Self-Summaries

October 14th, 2014

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In the first installment of this series we covered the basics: headline, username, basic details, and search criteria. Now let’s tackle the stuff that people really find tricky. THE SELF-SUMMARY/ABOUT ME SECTION At this point in the game, it’s not about who has the most engaging or interesting profile text, it’s about who has the […]

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