Can’t read the signals or don’t really care? The Aziz Ansari “bad date” story is a great opportunity to talk about what it means to truly give consent.
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 […]
Being on your own this time of year isn’t always nice. But if you’re single and feeling sorry for yourself, maybe you shouldn’t be. There are plenty of reasons why being on your own right now is actually not as bad as it seems. Here are 10 of them.
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 […]
There’s a common and dangerous scam out there that’s targeting mostly (but not exclusively) Muslim men. Victims have to pay large sums of money or risk having intimate videos of themselves exposed to family, work colleagues and other contacts. Here’s how to spot and avoid it so you can stay safe online.
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.
Don’t fall for these common online dating profile pic mistakes, ladies. If you want to see some action on your profile (and beyond) you need to seriously up your game! Here are 10 types of female online dater who are making poor choices with their profile pics.
Some online dating profile pics can make you look like a total douche. Online Dating Book delves into the scary world of men’s bad profile pics to bring you the 10 types of dating disaster photos.
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.
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 […]
The Jewish new year is almost here and to celebrate new beginnings, Jdate are offering up to 50% off membership this weekend only, till 4/10 (or 10/4 if you’re American). While non-Jews have to deal with being single over Christmas, Jews have this family dinner to be mercilessly questioned about why they’re still not seeing […]
From 16-20th Sept 2016, eHarmony UK has got a special deal on that lets you sign up for three months but only pay for two. If you were thinking of giving the site a go, now’s a good chance to save some money. Three months is a good amount of time to give the site a […]
I’ve been writing about online dating for a long time and to be perfectly honest, sometimes I get bored. After all, much of it is about the same topics, albeit rehashed and paraphrased to make things more interesting. I often wonder whether there’s still a need in today’s dating world to write about dating profiles, […]
I’ve recently been asked to review a new app called PersonalityMatch, a free app that lets you take a short personality test based on the Myers-Briggs model, discover your personality type and then see how it compares to those of friends and partners. I figured it could potentially be a useful relationship tool for some, […]
I’ve been contacted by a TV casting company working for production company Keshet, who are producing a pilot for channel 4 about relationships and dating. They are looking for a man and a woman to be in the pilot. This will not be broadcast on TV, but could be a fun experience if you’re interested in […]
First dates are meant to be exciting, but as we all know, there’s always the possibility of things going horribly wrong. Different people have different views about what makes a good first date, ranging from the location to whether or not you’re meant to split the bill. I’ve heard so many first date horror stories […]
Messaging women on a dating site is not always easy. Competition can be tough, especially if you’re aiming for an attractive woman. Also, the medium can be a bit confusing, with many men being unsure of etiquette, what women want or expect and what constitutes a good first message. Here are the five golden rules […]
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.
With summer around the corner (we hope), the thought of sitting in front of a dating app and dating site while the sun is shining might not appeal. But recent research from comparethemarket.com has shown that owning – and walking – a dog can actually help busy professionals find love. It seems that one out […]
Ghosting is the act of ignoring a person’s texts, messages and emails. While it feels shitty to be on the receiving end of it, let’s not pretend women only do it because they’re mean or weak. There are some perfectly valid reasons for ghosting men sometimes.
One of my fondest memories of my work as an online dating moderator was getting into the office on a Monday morning, making myself a nice cup of tea and then sitting down in front of my computer for a fun hour of going through the new crop of pictures our users have uploaded to […]
While editing my biography on this site recently, I noticed that the Google ad block in the middle of the page had an ad about “senior dating”. Google obviously knows my age (it’s not mentioned on this site), so I rather took offence at what it was insinuating. Â Senior? I’m Â not a pensioner! Looking closer […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I was at a summer festival once, hanging out in the back of a marquee by myself, having just watched a band play. I sat down with my programme to look and see where I should go next when a guy approached me. I was single and the guy was fairly attractive. Had he simply […]
The Internet is full of fluff pieces nowadays, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at this recent piece in the Metro (looking more and more like Buzzfeed), giving 10 reasons why long distance relationships are “secretly the best”. Having been in a few long distance relationships, I can vouch for them not being “the […]
If you’re in the UK, are single and want to travel the world on Match.com‘s buck, I have some good news for you. Just have a look at this info I got sent and, if this is you, follow their instructions for your chance to win what sounds like a pretty sweet deal. For […]
First dates are known for being quite painful at times, but regardless of their uncanny ability to destroy aÂ perfectly good Saturday evening, they are a necessary evil if one wishes to ever get to the loveliness thatÂ can be second and third dates. Although dating someone new is always going to be a nervy endeavour,Â by following […]
This made me laugh – auto generate meaningless online dating text for your profile. Beats trying to figure out what to write, eh? Guess if you use it enough, something meaningful might eventually come out. 🙂 Online dating ipsum Tags: funny, online dating
Ben Holbrook from www.driftwoodjournals.com takes us on a journey to the country’s best romantic getaways. *** Itâ€™s difficult to really get to know someone whilst in your comfort zone, especially if you both live in the same city. And thereâ€™s only so much time you have available for your new flame during your normal working […]
Regular guest poster K Thompson is back for another great post on the site, dedicated to those of you looking to get back with your ex. *** I know that it sucks your relationship ended, but the fact that your ex-boyfriend left you means that there was something majorly wrong with the relationship you had […]
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 […]
eHarmony UK are having another one of their popular free communications weekend this coming weekend. If you’re signed up to the site as a free member, you’ll be able to send and receive messages for free from the 22-26 of August. So set yourself some time to go through the lengthy personality test before Thursday […]
If you just broke up and are thinking of getting back in the dating game, then online dating might just be the thing for you. There is always a little hesitation after a breakup to meet someone new after coming out a big relationship. With online dating you donâ€™t really have to hesitate because unless […]
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 […]
A friend sent this to me yesterday and made me laugh. Personal accounts of dating douches, accompanied by somewhat bitter dating advice. I’m sure some of these will ring true. I Dated That Douche Tags: dating, funny
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 […]
There are fifteen million single people in the UK currently. If you’re one of them and don’t want to be, the question you must be asking yourself is why can’t I meet the right person? Chances are you are one of the growing class of professional people who just don’t have the time to meet […]
Online dating can be fabulous fun allowing for lots of flirting and fantasy, so what happens when youâ€™ve finally summoned up the courage to meet up and youâ€™re not sure about how or when you should contact that person again. In recent years there has been a ridiculous spate of dating rules that seem to […]
Ten Signs that He or She is not the One Online dating is a really fun and easy way to get to know someone, but at some stage you are going to have to bite the bullet and meet up with that person in real time. The fact is that no matter how well you […]
In our increasingly fast paced world, dating in many ways is becoming progressively easier and more high tech. These days you pay a few gold coins to a website or a dating agency, and before you know it, you can tap into a wealth of hot singles. Well, theoretically at least! It is entirely a […]
Hey, look! Everyone’s Guide to online dating has made it to a top 100 list. OK, so we’re at #60, but that’s still something, right? An infographic by the team at CouponAudit . Tags: news, online dating
Iâ€™m often asked whether slower paced online dating is better than fast paced, but I find it can be difficult to generalise. Either can cause issues. On the one hand you may end up in a relationship that is based almost entirely on physical attraction, and on the other you may get caught up in […]
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 […]
So, today OKCupid, which I generally rate as a very good (and free) site, has come up with an app called “Crazy Blind Date”. The idea is for OKCupid to basically set you up on a blind date with someone with details kept to a minimum. When I looked at this feature, I could see […]