I was one of the skeptics. Online dating sounded kinda lame to me. It sounded kinda like giving up. After all, I was living in New York, a city teeming with eligible bachelors. In theory. I wasn’t meeting any of them, but I was told they were out there. And I wanted to go on some dates. Grad school was calming down, I’d been single for long enough, and I wanted to check out some of those tiny, funky restaurants in the Village. I didn’t want anything serious. I wanted something to wear cute shoes for. I wanted the opportunity to flirt a little.
“Go online,” my beautiful and much more outgoing best friend said. Keep reading »
If you’ve online dated, you’ve probably gotten one or two or 17 really terrible messages from strange, socially maladjusted weirdos. Often, I’ve thought of cataloging those weird interactions in blog form, mostly because I really want to get use out of the name (Not OK) Cupid. But then some genius lady from Philadelphia went ahead and did it first. Her Facebook blog, “OkStupid,” chronicles the hilariously bad messages her OK Cupid profile’s received. To see what she’s talking about, check out some of our favorite messages after the jump. Keep reading »
In this day and age, it’s become increasingly popular to use online dating sites to find and meet potential mates. New dating sites seem to pop up all over the place, slowly expanding into all of the niche markets. But how does one go about choosing which dating site to use – especially if they cost money?
Here is what you need to know about popular online dating sites.
Match.com is one of the oldest online dating sites — having been in business for more than 15 years — and boasts that celebrities like Ricki Lake and Jenny McCarthy have used it. However, it’s got more than 20 million users, and is often known as “hookup.com” although their new dating guarantee (“find someone special in 6 months or get 6 months free”) is trying to revamp that image. The site is not free, and for an extra fee, you can pay for the Dr. Phil package, which offers dating dips and video modules. Read More …
I recently started dabbling in online dating again. I like to look at profiles while I watch TV. This internal monologue reflects a hodgepodge of recent “binge sessions.”
New episode of “Revenge”? Hell yeah. Finally. Got my wine. Well, maybe I should top it off so I don’t have to get up.
Glug glug glug. That’s good. That’s just two large glasses in total so that’s not bad at all. That’s half a bottle left for tomorrow, during “Top Chef.” Always need wine with food TV.
Ohhh-kay. Press play. Recaps from the last episode, like, three weeks ago. Time to check OK Cupid. Keep reading »
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to get back into the dating scene, but there’s only one problem: It has been mathematically proven that I’m terrible at it. And I finally understand why: It’s because I’m a terrible person. But that doesn’t mean I’m doomed to be awful alone, because at last, there’s a dating website for bad people to find horrible love: It’s called all of them. Every single dating website out there is absolutely filled to the brim with my kind of people: People who are not sorry, ever, about anything; people who are tired of consequences and so choose to abstain from them; people who are halfway convinced that the rest of humanity is a holographic simulation projected for their amusement. If I can’t find love slapping around somewhere in one of these virtual cesspools, well, then it’s probably everyone’s fault but mine, just like literally everything else. Read more…
When a friend of mine who’s dipping her toe back into the world of online dating recently asked for three quick rules to remember when emailing potential matches, it occurred to me that if she needed a bit of a refresher course, some of you probably do too. After all, as convenient as it is, email is rife with opportunities to shoot yourself in the foot and hurt your shot at making a real connection. So after the jump, eight dos and don’ts to remember when emailing a potential online dating match. Keep reading »