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.
Sometimes you suspect someone close to you is being scammed on an online dating site. It could be a relative or a friend looking for love who’s come across something he or she think is going to be the next love of their lives. When they tell you about it, though, it doesn’t quite sound […]
Hey guys! Stressing about what to wear on your first date with the girl you just met online? Fear not. Here are 5 dos and don’ts that should prevent any wardrobe malfunctions once and for all. 1. Don’t wear a messy, desperate or offensive T-shirt. “Hug me”? Out. Your favourite T-shirt that’s losing the print […]
Meeting someone off the Internet for the first time can be scary for quite a few reasons but picking something appropriate to wear can often seem like the worst aspect of the whole thing. We want to dress to impress, but how do we choose an outfit that will send the right message while also […]
Online dating is not for everyone and it can be a slow, frustrating experience. But what I find is that many people tend to make life more difficult for themselves, by putting much money, time and effort into dating sites that are wrong for them. How long should you give a dating site before moving on?
Writing an online dating profile is not easy. Maybe that’s why many people end up relying on cliches in theirs. As an online dating consultant, I’ve seen my share of profiles (thousands) and there are definite trends when it comes to writing them. In fact, the majority of profiles I come across read more or less the same. When I provide dating profile writing services I try to get people out of the trap of stating the obvious in their profile, but if you’re looking for dating profile examples to help you write yours, here are five dating profile cliches you’ll want to avoid.
Q: I’ve been dating online for about a month or so on a couple of different dating sites. When I search, I keep seeing profiles that are obviously fake. Are these put there by the websites to try and get people to join? Does this mean I should find better dating sites that are more honest?
A while back, I warned about a common online dating scam involving an Iraqi soldier.
Now news has come out about a British woman who fell victim to a very similar scam, losing Â£10k in the process. The scammer pretended to be an American soldier serving in Afghanistan.
Sex dating sites er..sprung up (no pun intended) almost as soon as online dating started. It’s not hard (no pun intended) to see why. Sexual dating sites are designed for sexually liberated adults who want to have fun with no strings attached. They cater for both singles and couples, swingers and the just curious who are into anything from straight up sex to more alternative practices,one night stands to ongoing affairs. As the saying goes, if you can imagine it, someone’s already put it on the Internet, and there’s a fan club. But are sex dating sites for real? Do real people hang out there who are looking to get laid?
If you are not used to writing about yourself (which, let’s face it, most people aren’t), the thought of writing a personal description can be pretty scary.
What I’ve discovered, though, is that there is no need to be a professional or even a particularly skilled writer to come up with a personal description that would make people want to get to know you.
After all, you want your profile to be a good representation of who you are, not a novel or an epic poem.
Some of the best profiles I’ve seen in the line of my work were written by people who were obviously not professional writers but had simply sat down and written from the heart.
Rather than think too hard and try to be overly clever, there are a few simple things you can do that can make your personality show through.