Mobile Online Dating: The New Players

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In my last article, I discussed some of the original online dating services and how they are working as online dating moves to mobile. Today, I wanted to talk about some of the newer services that have had a focus on mobility since their creation.

Coffee Meets Bagel

This app is a new concept designed by three sisters living in the Big Apple and wanting to actually connect with other people, not just race past them. However, privacy and genuine interactions were ...

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Mobile Online Dating: The Online Originals

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Internet dating apps popped up and quickly changed the dating game as we knew it. Now, the mobile app trend is changing the dynamic yet again. As I see it, there are two segments of dating apps making it onto the smartphone and tablet mobile device scene. The first is the original, online-based dating websites that have been around for decades (really, Match.com launched in 1995!) that are now moving into mobile apps to stay on-trend. The second are the ...

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Mobile Dating Apps Bring Culture Change to Online Dating

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It seems like there are dozens of new mobile apps popping up daily, but never did I expect to find so many focused on helping people to meet in person. Seems a little ironic, doesn’t it? Staring down at our cell phones and swiping and clicking in order to get connected with someone local in our area who we could potentially have met just by heading down to the local watering hole. I’m in my dating prime in the midst ...

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Mobile Dating Apps: The Next Generation of Online Dating

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If online dating already felt like a step out-of-the-norm, take a look at all the online apps being developed for smart mobile devices. Now you don’t even have to wait to curl up by the computer (a la “You’ve Got Mail”) because you can get a notification right to your fingertips.

As of yet, I haven’t touched Tinder (details and background info coming up later on each site!) For me, I could never quite nail down the type of user ...

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A Woman’s Approach to Online Dating

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Everybody online is looking for a little something different—some may be looking for a casual dinner partner on Friday nights, others may be looking for a new father-figure for their children. I make no claims to be in the mindset of everybody, but from my lips to your ears, here is my (fairly typical) thought process as I log-in to my online dating profile.

It starts with a look at the subject line and first sentence I can read in ...

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My Second Online Date – The “Too Good to Be True” Date

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I recently spilled my guts about my online dating hesitations and the first relationship I was in that came via an online match-up. To date, I have only met three men in person after meeting on the internet. Yes, I am that stubborn about meeting people online, plus I have had equal, if not better, success in the tried and true, old fashioned finding-dates-through-friends-and-hobbies approach.

Anyway, two of my online dating first dates became relationships, and the third was ...

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My First Relationship from Online Dating

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While online dating is becoming much more common, I can’t help but sense the stigma still attached to it. This is why, as a mid-twenties, motivated and very social woman, I felt absolutely ridiculous making my first profile on a free online dating site. I have lived in a college town for the last 7 years… great to meet people, but it becomes very small, very fast! So when the “people” I met were all exes or dates of friends ...

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She Stopped Replying! Now what? A Woman’s Perspective

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Several dozen reasons exist why somebody who did respond to your initial message would suddenly stop chatting with you, and there are equally as many ways you can handle it.

Brad, “the dating advice guy” who has created this site, has a full section on this in his free Online Dating Guide, so I won’t bore you with repetition. I will, however, tell you from a first-hand standpoint about a few very specific situations that I have dealt with, ...

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Catfishing – The New Online Game You Don’t Want to Play

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Just because MTV now has a full series dedicated to “Catfish” doesn’t mean it’s just a young kid’s game. What is catfishing, you ask? We are not talking about a “plenty of fish in the sea” type reference. Catfishing is the slang term created to describe the situation where an online relationship has been happening for a significant amount of time, but the two parties have never met in person (nor have they Skyped or had other real-time interaction to ...

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Don’t Call Me Babe – Bad Flattery in Online Dating

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While flattery can be beneficial in a new dating situation, there is only so far you can take it before it crosses a line. Especially if you haven’t met in person yet! So with online dating, starting a conversation off with too much flattery, or the wrong kind of flattery, can be harmful to your success.

To piggyback off of another recent article, Anyone can say ‘hi’, a typical conversation starter online often includes a compliment ...

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Anyone Can Say “Hi”, but I’m not Looking for Just Anyone

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The unfortunate truth is there are hundreds, if not thousands, of initial messages that go unanswered on a daily basis on online dating sites (spread to all users and not just to my account, of course…wouldn’t that make my odds great, though?!) Many things get in the way – timing, disinterest, forgetfulness – and you can’t help that. What you can help, however, is sending a message that your interest won’t know how to ...

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The Superficial Truth about Profile Pictures

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Nobody wants to admit to having a superficial side, but the honest truth is that when it comes to online dating, a profile picture truly does speak a thousand words. We’re all judging books by their covers here because, honestly, how else do we know which book to read further?

Now I know I have read studies proving that members with any profile picture get a higher rate of response than those without, but I’m sure you’re not looking for ...

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