You know the saying “first impressions last a lifetime”? Well, it’s true and it even applies to online dating message writing. We’re most impressed by guys who actually read our profile and ask us questions about things we’ve mentioned in it. Crazy idea, I know! If you avoid these 10 common (and disastrous) phrases guys often send to ladies online, you are guaranteed to have better luck and get more responses. Keep reading »
Don’t judge me by my Android phone, Match.com! I resent the fact that a new study done by the online matchmaking site claims that Droid users are the loosest of all Smartphone owners. I quote: “Androids may be the newest Smartphone on the market but their users have already been around the block.” from a recent blog post which details the findings of this cellular study.
According to their research, “62 percent of Android users have sex on the first date and are most likely to have a one night stand, at 55 percent.” Oh, that’s great. Now I have to hide my Droid so my date doesn’t believe I’m just down for a quickie in the bathroom stall of a restaurant. Keep reading »
I am not afraid to admit that I have had two online dating accounts — one with Plenty Of Fish and another with OK Cupid. I have been messaged by hundreds of guys, which lead to three dates, and absolutely ZERO luck. I feel like I’m in one of those Lucky Charms commercials. Whoever my Mr. Right is sure knows how to use his “marshmallow magic” to hide in the sea of uninteresting, not cute enough, too shallow or completely skeevy men who have barraged my inbox with messages.
All of this disappointment has me wondering, am I just too picky? Today I found the answer: Yes — but it’s not my fault (whew!). Thanks to a CNN Health article called “Dating and the Challenge of Too Many Choices,” I now know that when people are faced with too many options (as most ladies are in the online dating world), they tend to choose none at all. Keep reading »
No date for Valentine’s Day and not afraid to do something desperate to get one? For $300, $700, or $1,200 you can pay for a membership package on PersonalDatingAgent.com to help you find that special someone. And luckily for you, the “initial setup fee” is free until Valentine’s Day! Whoopie!
So, how do you go about deciding which package is right for you? First it’s a question of finances. How much money do you have to spend on an incredible dating service with a plethora of testimonials by young professionals (James, John, Sarah, and Elizabeth) who claim to love the site that “does all of the work for them”? I personally think I’d go with the “executive package.” For only $1,200 I would be guaranteed 4+ dates and services including predate advice, stylist advice, concierge service and a professional photo shoot. Keep reading »
Oh hey, who’s that with the great bouncy waves? Wait, that’s me! This morning, I appeared on “The Today Show” with my spirit guides, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, to talk about online dating. I was joined by Ian Kerner, a sex and relationships expert and the author of the book She Comes First, one of my favorite sex advice books. Richard Simmons does not make an appearance, but our interaction before the segment gave me an additional boost of energy and excitement. (In short, he fluffed me.) Check it out!
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…