Posts tagged "online dating"

Science Says These 7 Things Will Score You A Date Online

Meeting a mate online is not easy. At all. And anyone who's used even a dating app can tell you a horror story or three. Your straightforward and basic account profile won't catch potential partners' eyes – instead, it'll turn them off. What matters? Well, according to statistics, it's a mix of things we can't…
By: YourTango.com / September 13, 2014

Dater XY: How Many Women Is Too Many To Date At Once?

It has been a few weeks since I called things off with The Teacher. Things just weren’t going in the direction I wanted, so I began my search again. Since then, I’ve been on a several dates with a couple of different women. I define dating…
By: Dater XY / September 11, 2014

Dater XY: I’ve Got A Booty Call Plus

Welcome to our new weekly column Dater XY! Our anonymous MALE dater will be revealing the adventures and misadventures of finding love from a dude's point of view. Let's give him a big welcome!  With a high of four degrees and over a foot of snow, the weather was not fit for man nor beast. But…
By: Dater XY / August 28, 2014

Uh, Why Haven’t I Thought To Use A Dating Pseudonym?

There is only one Amelia McDonell-Parry on Planet Earth. Do a Google search for my name and the first page of results turn up links to my writing -- much of it about sex and dating on The Frisky -- as well as a highly ridiculous and random Google group discussion post claiming that I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Is It A Booty Call Or Nah?

We've all been there. Someone you were hot and heavy with will suddenly disappear, as if wiped from this earth, only to reappear in the form of a typo-laden text message one night while you’re doing a face mask in your sweatpants. Like that mosquito that you try endlessly to kill before going to sleep,…
By: Megan Reynolds / August 19, 2014

Dating Don’ts: How To Handle Rejection In Dating

Like conducting a job search, online dating is an exercise in patience, compatibility, and, sometimes, rejection. It’s not romantic, but to a certain degree, the search for a suitable partner is not unlike the job hunt. You use the internet to varying degrees of success, clicking and writing emails and then clicking some more, and…
By: Megan Reynolds / July 29, 2014

OKCupid Is Experimenting On/Lying To Users Now

Last weekend, I got a curious email from OKCupid. I have a profile on the site, but rarely log in and haven't actually messaged with or gone on a date with anyone in months and months. I still get regular emails about having new matches, but this email subject line stood…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2014

94 Photos You Will Come Across As A Straight Girl On Tinder

Some Tinder guys are great, some are awful, and most we’ll never know about. (Whether that's a good or bad thing is a question for the ages.) But pretty much every straight dude photo on Tinder — minus the ONE guy I saw with three pics of his own wedding — will…
By: Emily Winter / July 21, 2014

Dating Don’ts: 5 Scenarios In Which It Is Totally Okay To Ghost

My best friend went on a date with a man who seemed fine at first — they sat at a neighborhood bar and talked for hours. They went on a second date, but this time, the dude tried every trick in the book to get her to come to his place and have sex. She…
By: Megan Reynolds / July 16, 2014

Dating Don’ts: On Not Losing Yourself In Your Relationship

The other day, my friend and I got into a discussion about whether or not it was appropriate to use a picture of her and her boyfriend as the lock screen on her phone. “It’s a cute picture, but I feel weird,” she told me. “I don’t know if I should keep it up.” “Do…
By: Megan Reynolds / July 1, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Is It Really So Bad To Photoshop Your Online Dating Profile Pic?

I got into an debate with my friend the other day about a topic that I never thought I'd have to discuss — photoshopping your online dating profile picture. She's a recent adopter of OKCupid, and is what I would consider a power user,…
By: Megan Reynolds / June 24, 2014

Dater X: Getting Back On The Horse

The first week after a breakup is always the most difficult. The rejection is fresh and the sting still burns, which makes it that much harder to remind yourself that the relationship is over, and that, despite how it feels at the time, things will get better. Those first few days are also crucial i…
By: Dater X / June 18, 2014

Online Dating Fail: The Guy Who Mass Texted 32 Tinder Matches

I haven't jumped on the Tinder bandwagon because something about it seems even less serious than OKCupid, and that's sad. Case in point: Joshua, a Tinder user, couldn't be bothered to individually message something unique to each of his matches, or even copy/paste the same message to all of them -- he mass messaged all 32 women he was interested i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 12, 2014

Dater X: A Breakup I’ll Never Forget

It went as perfectly perfect as a breakup could go, I suppose. Only a few days after my last Dater X post, when I told you all about my hopes of moving things forward with Andrew, he came over to my place to hang out and, without warning, dropped a bomb o…
By: Dater X / June 11, 2014

This Invite-Only Dating App Filters Out Creepers And Puts Women In Control

Anybody who's experienced online dating knows the icky feeling of being descended on by creeps (for lack of a better word) who are more interested in getting their porno on within 10 seconds of first contacting you than learning your name. Whether these guys somehow believe…
By: Claire Hannum / June 9, 2014

The 10 Best Hookup Websites

Whether you’re freshly divorced and just dipping your toes back into the singles pool, or if you’ve been wading in the deep end for years, you’d likely be intrigued by a list purporting to lead you by the nose to the best cyber meat markets that $34.99 can buy. You wouldn’t be alone.
By: Ask Men / June 4, 2014

4 Crucial Mistakes Online Daters Are Making With Their Profile Photos

Online dating is no longer one of those scary and foreign things that people avoid like the plague. These days, 33 percent of couples have met online and that number is steadily increasing. Sometimes it can be as easy as physical attraction, then the attraction grows over time from communicating online and boom, you’re meeting,…
By: Hello Beautiful / May 31, 2014

Dater X: I’ve Got A Case Of The “What Ifs”

For the first time in a while, I feel like I'm entering into a relationship at a healthy, comfortable pace. Things with Andrew are exactly where they should be: we're becoming more open with each other emotionally and physically, we've met each other's friends (and I've even met some of his family members),…
By: Dater X / May 28, 2014

Dater X: State Of The Union

I've always been told that true love will find you when you're least expecting it. I've always thought that was a load of bullshit. Like I’m supposed to believe that right after you, for example, decide to ease up on your hunt for a soulmate and embrace your single status, a guy who…
By: Dater X / May 21, 2014

Dating Don’ts: To Swipe Left Or Right? Some Thoughts On Tinder

My first experience with Tinder was on the patio of my favorite bar one night last summer, sitting with friend. "You have to try this app," she told me. "You're gonna love it." I was out of a relationship, not interested in dating, but…
By: Megan Reynolds / May 13, 2014
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