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6 Types Of Guys To Avoid Online

Types To Avoid
There are a lot of great guy online -- just not these five types. Read More »
Do Not Date These Guys
12 guys you shouldn't date this year. Read More »
Your Online Profile
Do's and Don'ts for your online dating profile. Read More »
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I received over 600+ messages from men while registered with OKCupid and PlentyOfFish. I have a fair amount of horror stories, possibly enough to include in an HBO series called “Internet Dating Tales From The Crypt.” I am not saying that there aren’t a good deal of great guys looking to meet great girls online, but when you aren’t expecting to be bombarded with messages from creeps, freaks, jerks and everything in between, the online dating world can be a bit shocking — and not the sexy man popping out of a birthday cake kind, either. In any case, even my bad online dating experiences can be learned from. Afterall, creepo internet dudes can be avoided if you know what to look out for. Here are the six types of guys you should definitely steer clear of while man hunting online. Keep reading »

An Online Dating Offer You Can’t Refuse: Free Man With Every Shoe Purchase

Dating Victim
I am not a dating victim -- and neither are you. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
Here's some of the whoppers people use in their profile. Read More »
Bad Dating Habits
Us ladies are not immune to fouling up a date... Read More »
How I Found A BF
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How one woman found a guy on a dreaded online dating web site. Read More »

Today I read about a merger that makes sense, but in a sorta creepy way: shoe-shopping and online dating. A Malaysian shoe store called Shoes Shoes Shoes has teamed up with a dating website to “give away” a man with every shoe purchase in an ingenious marketing stunt they call “Shoe Dating.” Here’s the lowdown, after the jump… Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Created A J-Date Profile For Madonna

Madonna & Me
A new book of essays about the Material Girl. Read More »
Madonna Loves To Swirl
How Madonna encouraged the writer to try interracial dating. Read More »
Madonna's Affairs
And she's had many! Read More »

After half a century on this planet, Madonna has creative expression and power, intellectual curiosity, beautiful children, financial security (and then some), and a team of friends and colleagues who she can love and trust. Only one thing is missing.

Madonna needs a mensch. A good man, a stand-up guy with means and influence. “Mensch” is a Yiddish word meaning “a person of integrity and honor.” Yiddish lexicologist Leo Rosten says a mensch is “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being a real mensch is nothing less than a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous.”

I’m thinking that since Madonna got such a life-affirming boost from Kabbalah, maybe she would be equally inspired by a Jewish connection in her love life. Keep reading »

Hot Links: Does Online Dating Lead To More STDs?

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  • Are you going to catch an STD from online dating? [Tres Sugar]
  • Agyness Deyn is designing a collection for Doc Martens — talk about a perfect fit. HA! [Styleite]
  • Why do guys love lube? How about why girls should love lube! [Your Tango]
  • Do you get all blabber-mouthy after a few drinks? Here are eight things you should stop confessing to. [College Candy] Keep reading »

How I Found A Boyfriend By Online Dating

Your Online Profile
Do's and Don'ts for your online dating profile. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
Here's some of the whoppers people use in their profile. Read More »
Offline Dating Tips
Tips for meeting men in real life. Read More »
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I understand why online dating gets a bad rap: it takes away the fun of the “meet-cute” and forces you to judge, based on very little information, whether you want to take risks with someone else’s neuroses and perversions. There have been online dates I’ve been on over the past four years, such as with the 9/11 conspiracy theorist, that I’ve hated, too.

But it’s also true that I found my boyfriend on an online dating site, too. Granted, we’ve only been an item for four months, so we’re not exactly Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson here. However, it wasn’t particularly arduous or awful finding each other and we fit pretty well. And from my last relationship to my current one, I actually dated exclusively two different guys for one month each that I met online, too. I’d like to think when it comes to this online dating thing, I’m doing something right!

Basically, I treated it like shopping. If you’re looking for a pair of black skinny jeans in a size 10, don’t go home with a denim skort. It might be sold in the same department … but it’s not really the same thing. So, for what they’re worth, here are my (obviously very heteronormative) strategies for the rest of you frustrated online daters: Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Why I’ve Given Up On Online Dating

Your Online Profile
Do's and Don'ts for your online dating profile. Read More »
Dating Basics
5 ways to get back to dating basics. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
Here's some of the whoppers people use in their profile. Read More »
I was an early adopter of online dating: I was into it before it became as commonplace as it is today, and I was young (22) when I first started. Back then (cue “when I was your age…”), young twentysomethings didn’t really “do” online dating. And if they did, they didn’t exactly openly advertise it. I think it’s safe to say that five, six years ago, it was easy to feel relatively ashamed about meeting strangers over the internet. But not me. I wanted to be dating and liked having some control over that area of my life. Keep reading »
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