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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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How to Know She is Flirting with You

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Have you ever wondered if she is flirting with you?

Giving advice here around online dating, I know that when meeting using the internet, there’s often a lot of mystery around what type of connection there is until you actually meet in person. Once you do meet in person, how can you be sure that she’s feeling as interested in you as you’re feeling about her? There are flirting signs to be on the look-out for that will help you ...

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How Latin Dating Differs

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If you’ve ever had the pleasure of dating Latin men or Hispanic women, I have no doubt they left a lasting impression on you. Going Latin has its fair share of differences when compared to dating people of other heritages, most of which can be owed to differences in culture. Traditional Latin culture tends to be traditional and unwavering, while American culture tends to be more fluid and lenient. These quirky little cultural differences have a notable effect on dating ...

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eHarmony Free Communication Event April 2013

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eHarmony is having a 5-day free communication event starting today, April 12th and running until the end of the day on April 16th, 2013.

eHarmony has been very generous with the free time this year: 5 day free event in January, February, March and now April. On top of that, they’ve also been giving out “free Tuesdays” where the service is free to try on some Tuesday evenings. So if you’ve been thinking of trying eHarmony but keep hesitating, this ...

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Why You Should be Picky When Dating Online

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You’re being too picky.

Those are words that well-meaning friends have said to one another for thousands of years. And for thousands of years it was often reasonable advice. But today, with availability of online dating, it’s quite possible that you’re not being picky enough.

I’m prompted to write this because of a video I saw by a woman named Amy Webb. Amy used data to improve her online dating life and she’s now written a book called Data, A ...

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eHarmony Free Communication – March 14th to 18th, 2013

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eHarmony is having a free communication weekend starting March 14th and running until the end of the day on March 18th.

This is the second month in a row where eHarmony has provided a free 5-day event and what I believe is the 5th or 6th month (at least) where they’ve had some type of free event. With the frequency of these free events, if you’ve been holding off on trying eHarmony, it could be a good time to sign ...

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When Should Drug Addiction Be Brought Up in Online Dating?

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Online dating has worked for thousands of couples. This new innovative form of dating can be uncomfortable at times, but can lead you to meet someone wonderful, who you would not have met otherwise.

With today’s technology you can filter out those who you may have more or less in common with. Online dating sites typically do ask people what their drinking and smoking preferences are, but there is really no place to list drug use, even if it’s recreational ...

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Ten Ways to Cope With Being Single on Valentine’s Day

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Ten Ways to Cope With Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Even if you are single by choice, Valentine’s Day can be a rather depressing day if you are spending it without a partner. It is hard to escape all the displays of red and pink cards, and difficult to ignore the advertisements for special gifts and dinners without feeling a little lonely and left out. However, you don’t have to resign yourself to feeling low as you approach the 14th of February. Read on to find out how to survive ...

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