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How to take a great dick pic – tips and insights from a professional erotic photographer

Unsolicited dick pics are the bane of the online dating world, and it’s true that you really shouldn’t send them to women at all (you can read more about those here). On the other hand, getting nude pics from someone you’re actually sleeping with can be a pretty awesome thing if you actually put some […]

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Are you dating someone who actually cares about you? Here are 11 things to look out for

Nobody would consciously date a person who’s selfish or who doesn’t specifically care about them. Sometimes, though, emotions, past experience or even childhood trauma can blind you to the point where you put up with lovers or partners who are either selfish or simply not that into you. Luckily, it’s actually pretty easy to tell […]

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Thinking Of Hitting On Your Hot Co-Worker? Here’s How Not To Get Slapped With A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The season of office Christmas parties is upon us, where alcohol greases the wheel of excuses for doing something silly with that cute co-worker you’ve been fantasising about for months. Worried you might say or do the wrong thing and get in trouble? Here are some tips for not screwing it up.

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14 misconceptions about street harassment that need to die forever so women can feel safe

Warning: this is an angry post. I don’t normally write angry posts on this blog, but recent events have reminded me of my righteous rage at what some men see as an acceptable way to act when wanting to get women’s attention. This post is directed at these men, so if you’re a man, you may find it uncomfortable reading. Still, if you want to know why women are so angry, maybe you should read it anyway. It’s also long. Feel free to scroll down if you just want to read the part about the misconceptions, which is also long. TL;DR: street harassment sucks. don’t do it.

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Can you predict long-term compatibility? Should you? Random weekend musings

A large part of being in a long-term relationship is growing together as a couple, as well as allowing each individual to grow and evolve separately. Lots of relationships change (or die) when that personal growth takes partners in different directions and they are no longer as compatible as they were when they first fell […]

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Dating online? How much should you outsource?

Back when I had the time, I used to offer some services to help people with their online dating profiles. The services I offered included helping the client choose the right photo and helping with online dating profile writing. I tried to keep things as close as possible to the client’s own words, seeing as the clients were the ones looking for dates and not me.

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When open science goes bad – researchers scrape and release personal data of 70k OKCupid Users

We all love OKCupid’s wonderful insights, gained because of the site’s algorithm and the fact that users often answer thousands of personal questions while using the site.   Apparently, this has not escaped some Danish researchers of dubious ethical standards, who scraped the site for publicly available info (the site is free to use and […]

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Staying friends with your ex doesn’t make you a psycho

The Internet is, as usual, aflutter after some new bit of research is being touted about, claiming (apparently) that staying friends with your ex partner after a breakup is a sign of having “dark personality traits”. Obviously, reading this I immediately imagined some jilted science nerd locked away in the psychology lab bemoaning his (or […]

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May 2016 online dating coupons and offers

A fresh crop of May 2016 coupons, sales, codes and special offers from the world’s top dating sites. If you’re quick you can save yourself heaps of money on membership this month. Dating site membership fees can totally add up, so if you’re feeling the pinch but still want to be searching for love on […]

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Facebook can tell your relationship future

Check out this interesting piece of research just published, dealing with Facebook connections and what they say about your relationships and whether they’re likely or not to succeed. The way your significant other influences your social connections is the key, apparently, or rather, a lack of such influence may well show that your relationship is […]

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Tips for mature online daters

Looking for love can be daunting whatever your age, but it can be especially tricky when you’re over 50. You might find it hard to meet potential partners or to find someone who shares your values and view of the future – or perhaps you simply lack confidence. For these reasons, online dating, on sites […]

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Images of love competition

Something cute and fluffy for a Saturday morning: Angela Mazur, a talented photographer based in London, is holding a competition where you could win a one hour photo session for you and someone you love. It can be you and your special someone, you and a parent, you and a child or anyone else you […]

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Online Chat on Dating Sites

Recently there has been an explosion in chat rooms dedicated to online dating and there are dozens, nay, hundreds to choose from. One of the biggest advantages of using the chat room technique to find a special someone is that you can draw from an extremely large user base. There has to be someone, out […]

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