Tag Archives: online dating

How To Be A Creep On The Internet

Mila Talks Online Dating
Mila Kunis would be into online dating if she wasn't famous. Read More »
Creepy OKCupid Msgs
This lady illustrated creepy messages she's gotten on OKCupid. Read More »
OKC Enemies
Y'all got issues. Read More »
Online Faux Pas
Guys, stop doing these things online. Read More »
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Reddit is known as “the front page of the Internet.” It’s where millions of people go to discuss everything. Think of it as a web of endless message boards, each with their own community.

Recently, a user posted in the Reddit board “Ask Reddit” for help about a girl. Here is the original post (which the commentor later deleted): Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: When Dating Fatigue Sets In

Dating Don'ts: Vine
Beware scaring off potential suitors on Vine. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Online
Guys! You're making so many mistakes! Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Commitment
Let's talk about the "C" word. Read More »

I had all sorts of hope when I decided to start dating again after a long hiatus. For the first week, all the online profiles seemed shiny and new, like clickable Christmas presents. I was excited to check my email and see what gifts were waiting under my tree, so to speak.

“You have great style!” “I like Rilke too.” “What kind of writing do you do?” “Want to grab some wine?”

YES! YES! YES! Unwrapping feverishly. Options galore. Hark! The herald angels sing!

Two weeks have passed and I’m like a sulking child, facing the reality that Christmas is fleeting. All discarded tinsel and bows and presents that are no longer new. I’m left to grapple with more disturbing questions like: Why can’t I find it within myself to be attracted to short men? WHY? 

I’m talking about when dating fatigue sets. When you’ve binged on dating to the point of nausea. Every profile tastes the same to you. Steaming heaps of pictures of him traveling through India. At a friend’s wedding. His love of Michael Chabon. The Macbook pro he can’t live without. The kind of whiskey he likes to drink. You can’t keep stats straight anymore. Who’s looking for an intelligent woman with a wicked sense of humor and who’s looking for a partner in crime again? You don’t remember. You just show up at the wine bar and figure out who he is once you get there. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I’m Being Brutally Honest In My Online Dating Profile

I Found A BF Online
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How Jessica found a boyfriend online dating. Yes, it really happens! Read More »
Your Online Profile
Do's and Don'ts for your online dating profile. Read More »
Online Exaggerations
A few of the silly exaggerations in Amelia's online dating profile. Read More »
Online Faux Pas
Guys, stop doing these things online. Read More »

“I’m an empty essay, fill me out!” the words beckoned under the Self Summary section of my brand new, totally blank OkCupid profile.

Armed with a Diet Coke and a new resolve, I was actually signing up for online dating, something I hadn’t done in three years. And not because I was in a relationship during that time, but because for the most part I wasn’t dating, first by default and later having decided to take a deliberate break.

After a long dating hiatus, when January rolled around this year I finally felt like I was ready to dive back into the dating pool. My first thought when contemplating dating was, God, please don’t make me online date again! because in the past I’d tried JDate, eHarmony, Chemistry, Match, and Nerve, all to great disappointment and sometimes even despair. My experience with online dating thus far had been that the guys I liked didn’t like me back, and the guys who did like me made me want to flee the state and join the Dating Protection Program. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: 5 (More) Things Guys Need To Stop Doing If They Want To Have Better Luck Online

Online Dating Don'ts
Guys need to stop doing these things online. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Commitment
Let's talk about the "C" word. Read More »
FB Dating Mistakes
When dating and Facebook don't mix. Read More »

This weekend while I was visiting my parents, my mom asked me: “Are you over the last one yet?” I rolled my eyes without answering, because that’s how I do. But I appreciated how she didn’t use his name. Like he was some shadow that slipped into my life and vanished when the sun came out. Well played, mom. But considering her question … YES, I am over the last one! Dating hiatus over. Resuming online dating. Yee haw! (Maybe I’m playing up my enthusiasm just a tad in the name of optimism.)

Within hours of reactivating my profile, my Yee haw was more like Yeek. I had almost forgotten. So many men making so many mistakes. Do they not know or do they not care? Embracing the spirit of optimism, I’m going to assume they don’t know. God, I hope they don’t know, otherwise, I’m frightened for myself. Below, another installment of mistakes to avoid online, guys, provided you actually want to score dates. Keep reading »

Accused Rapist Meets Women On Christian Dating Site

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Look, I’m not the world’s most observant Christian. But even I attended enough Sunday school to know that God would totally have said “Thou shalt not rape” had there been room on those tablets for an 11th commandment.

Which is why I feel confident saying that Sean Patrick Banks, 37, of Del Mar, California, who is accused of raping a woman he met on the Christian dating site Christian Mingle, is crappy Christian.  Keep reading »

Anti-Rape Panties
We're loving how activists spoofed Victoria's Secret with these panties. Read More »
I Was Raped
An account of sexual assault at Amherst College. Read More »
Date Rape PSA
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This date rape PSA has been accused of blaming the victim. Read More »

The Women Of OK Cupid Are More Superficial Than The Men

Online Dating Don'ts
Guys need to stop doing these things online. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Disclosure
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What are you obligated to disclose on your online dating profile? Read More »

According to Christian Rudder, the co-founder of online dating site OK Cupid, women’s perception of “attractiveness” is way more warped then that of the men. In an interview following his recent TED talk about OK Cupid’s dating algorithm,Rudder revealed some stats about the “Quick Match” section of the site. For those of you who haven’t been on OK Cupid, you can click on “Quick Match” and scroll through pictures, giving attractiveness ratings of 1 to 5. For those of you who have been on the site, you more likely refer to it as “that game you play when you’re bored of watching TV.”

According to the TED blog, when Rudder showed a graph of the ratings men give to women, there was a normal distribution with fewer women falling in the 1 and 5 range and the majority rating somewhere in the middle. But when it came to women “Quick Matching” men, the graph skewed toward the unattractive side. Apparently, we rate lots of men a 1 and hardly any a 4 or 5. “A 3.8 for a guy is basically Hollywood material,” Rudder joked. Keep reading »

10 Single Celebs’ Online Dating Profiles

Working long, odd hours and jumping from plane to plane can put the hurt on any relationship, so it’s no wonder that so many celebs are single this Valentines Day.

But—imagine this—what if these famous bachelors and bachelorettes turned to Match.com to find love?

As we all know, the perfect online profile is crucial when searching for your McMatch, so we decided to have a little V-Day fun and create profiles for some of Tinseltown’s most available.

You can thank us later, Hollywood, because there’s no way you’ll be single for long armed with these ready-for-love bios. Read more…

Dating Don’ts: Divorce & Other Facts You Must Disclose On Your Online Dating Profile

Dating A Divorced Man
The pros and cons of dating a man who's already been down the aisle. Read More »
Dates Vs. Non-Dates
If its planned less than 24 hours in advance, it's not a date. Read More »
Single Lamentations
16 things single people need to stop saying, as told in GIFs. Read More »
Matchmaking Tips
8 tips for setting up your friends. Read More »
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Let me make this clear: I don’t have a problem with dating a divorced man. No problem at all.

What I do have a problem with is when a divorced man isn’t up front about it.

Menfolk of the world, I’m going to lay down some real talk right now: if your online dating profile doesn’t disclose that you are divorced, the moment you explain you are really “divorced” and not just “single,” I immediately think you are acting shady. Even if you weren’t trying to hide it! Even if you just married her so she could get a green card! Even if you have been divorced so long you’ve forgotten her middle name!  Keep reading »

Online Dater Sues Match.com Because Her Date Tried To Kill Her

Online Dating No-Nos
Take these five phrases off your profile immediately! Read More »
7 Terrible First Dates
First Dates So Terrible They Made The News
First dates that were so terrible they made the news. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
Here's some of the whoppers people use in their profile. Read More »
I'm Never Dating Again!
"They don't say 1 in 5 are part of an attempted murder"

I think Mary Kay Beckman wins the award for the worst online date of all time. We complain about our online dates with weirdos and shitbirds (there have been a lot), but we’ve got nothing on her awful date. The 50-year-old real estate agent is suing Match.com for $10 million because her date tried to kill her. After a week of dating, Wade Ridley tried to stab her to death. “He broke into my garage … When the police arrested him, he said he wasn’t there to hurt me. He was there to kill me. His intent was to kill me that night.” Ridley stabbed Beckman 10 times with a butcher knife, and when the knife broke, he stomped on her head.  Keep reading »

Men Who Go Out Of Their Way To Describe Themselves As “Good Guys” Make Me Suspicious

Crazy Blind Dates
Would you let OKCupid set you up on a "Crazy Blind Date"? Read More »
Things To Tell Your Ex
13 things you want to tell your ex, but never will. Read More »
Courtship Isn't Dead
Courtship isn't dead, it's just taking a nap. Read More »
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Earlier this morning, I was reading a piece on How About We’s blog The Date Report about men who are “serial daters” thanks to the ease of online dating web sites. Blogger Justin Rocket Silverman wrote about a piece in The Atlantic by Dan Slater called “A Million First Dates” which argues that online dating allows people the ability to act like kids in a candy store.  Some men feel they can easily discard women or brush off getting dumped , because there’s always the chance someone “better” is waiting for them online (AKA “Bigger-Better Syndrome”). Keep reading »

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