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Avoiding Being Overly Critical of Yourself on First Dates

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How do you respond when you think you’ve made mistakes on a first date? Do you think you’re “bad” at first dates? I find many people think this but in reality, they are doing fine.

I get regular emails discussing bad first dates and the desire to recover from a mistake on a first date. However, as I mention in the linked article, a fair amount of the emails I receive are from people who think they totally failed and ...

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Safely Dating Multiple People on Match.com?

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Some of my most popular articles are in regards to women who are struggling to get the man that are dating exclusively to take their Match.com profile down. This is driven in part because Match shows the last time someone was active and will also show when they are currently online.

For most of the cases in the article mentioned above, a man and woman have committed to date each other exclusively but then the guy won’t take his profile ...

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Top 5 First Date Ideas

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Planning where you’ll meet for your first date can be challenging, especially early on in your online dating experiences. For me, early on I thought every date needed to be an all-out affair with a very nice dinner and some activity afterward.

As I started to have success and was going on multiple first dates a week, my bank account just couldn’t keep up with my dating life! Because of this, I began to suggest simpler dates, often just meeting ...

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Two Free Events for the Weekend: August 16th, 2013

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This weekend there are two free events happening: one for eHarmony and another for Chemistry.com.

The eHarmony event runs from Thursday, August 15th and ends at the end of the day on August 18th. eHarmony has been providing a LOT of free time in 2013. There have been at least 10 free weekends/events this year that I’m aware of (one every month and some months with two events). The frequency is very good for those of us who want to test ...

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Should You Date an Older Woman?

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It’s probably a safe bet that most men have considered dating an older woman at some point during their lives. Whether it’s a fantasy that started during their teenage years, the thrill of having uninhibited sexual experiences with a more experienced teacher, or a genuine attraction and meeting of minds, age-defying partnerships are on the increase.

In fact, dating an older woman has never been more ‘trendy’. With sexy sirens like Madonna, Demi Moore, and J-Lo proving that forty really is just ...

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eHarmony Free Communication Weekend, July 25th to 28th

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The free weekends at eHarmony are happening more and more frequently…this is the second free weekend this month. The last free weekend was also a full 5-day free event so this means eHarmony is now providing their service for free for 9 full days in July.

At any rate, this free weekend runs from Thursday, July 25th to Sunday, July 28th 2013 and is open to both residents of the US and Canada.

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eHarmony Free Communication Weekend, July 4th to 8th 2013

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eHarmony is having a free weekend starting on July 4th and running until the end of the day on July 8th, 2013. This continues eHarmony’s recent pattern of providing free weekends on US holidays, which is great considering they are giving free time on their dating site when many of us also have more free time to use it (this free weekend is only for the US, by the way). It also continues the approach of giving extended ...

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Places to Meet Mr. or Mrs. Right

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Many people spend their lives looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right. There are a lot of places to look – whether it is churches, online dating sites, bars, or even the workplace. Some of these places are less successful than others, and searching too long can often result in settling for Mr. or Mrs. Right Now. Eventually, you get tired of wasting all your time on people who aren’t looking for something more. If you’re sick of the same old ...

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Book Review: Single Effort

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Today I’m going to review the book Single Effort which aims to offer advice on “how to live smarter, date better, and be awesomely happy”. This is written by Joe Keller and he offers advice and thoughts based on his journey from divorce back to a successful single life.

Overall, I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I expected a book that would argue why you should find happiness in being single and not necessarily worry about dating (which ...

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Good Changes Coming to Plenty of Fish

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If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m a big fan of the free dating service OKCupid. Part of my trumpeting OKCupid was because I liked the features, but if I’m honest another reason I gave OKCupid a lot of free advertising is because I wasn’t a fan of the free dating site most people were using: Plenty of Fish (POF).

Why I Disliked POF

My distaste for POF is pretty easy to sum up: I felt it ...

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Chemistry.com Free Weekend – May 10th to May 12th 2013

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Chemistry.com is having a free communication weekend starting Friday, May 10th and running until the end of the day on Sunday, May 12th 2013.

Chemistry.com is one of two services that I generally see free weekends for (there may be more but if so I’m unaware of them). Recently, Chemistry has been having fewer free events but one nice thing is their free weekends tend to let you try all of the features of their dating service. Free events ...

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The Dangers of Catfishing and How to Avoid It

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With the increase in popularity of online dating and its use, there has also been an increase in mistreatment of online dating and its users. Online dating has potential for really helping people connect and making them happier. However, as with most things there are people out there that want to use things like online dating improperly in attempts to hurt people or further their own interests.

This practice has become known as “catfishing” and it is ...

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