Online Dating Blog

Your Online Dating Preferences Don’t Matter to Me

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If you’ve dated online for any amount of time you’ve probably experienced this situation: you find a nearly perfect profile and you’re so excited to contact the person and then notice that they have a requirement that you don’t meet. Do you contact or not?

Generally, I feel like those doing the contacting (often men) need to try to observe the requirements of those they are contacting. In my article on Issues with Older Men Contacting Younger Women, I tackled ...

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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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First Date Safety with Online Dating

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You’ve talked to your potential date for days, weeks, or sometimes months on the dating website. Maybe you exchanged numbers and spent time texting each other. Then, you get the invitation to lunch, dinner, or maybe just coffee. You’re a little apprehensive…and rightfully so. You set up your profile in the hopes of meeting that someone special. Yet now that it may be happening, many thoughts run through your mind. One of those thoughts is whether or not this person ...

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Pros and Cons of Professionally Written Dating Profiles

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The latest craze for the online dating world is the use of a professional writer to spruce up, rewrite, or create your dating profile. The goal is to bring out your most appealing attributes to increase the likelihood of attracting a potential companion. Is this a form of lying? What are the pros and cons of using a writer to charm the fish in the sea?

Is a Professionally Written Profile Lying…?

Employing a professional writer to ghostwrite your profile isn’t necessarily ...

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Why Do Professional Women Struggle with Online Dating?

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Do single men really want the company of an educated and professional woman? While there is a certain novelty for a man to brag about being involved with an attorney, a nurse, a paralegal, or with a woman that holds a degree, it is dangerous grounds for the ego of some men. If you’re too smart, you are looked at with disdain. You’re obnoxious. You’re conceited. You think you know it all. It simply ...

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New Relationship: Should I Hide or Delete My Dating Profile

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If you are asking this question, congratulations! I hope you’ve found what will be a wonderful relationship.

That said, you may be at a point so early in this new relationship that you aren’t sure what you should do about your profile. Should you take it down? Or is it better to delete your profile? While not an area where a lot of people struggle, I have seen some misconceptions about how you should handle this so I wanted to speak ...

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Is Online Dating Harder for Women?

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This last week there was a lot of attention given to a man who posed as a woman on a free online dating site because he thought it would be easy…and he gave up two hours later. You can check out his thoughts on the experience over at reddit.

The man who tried this walked away with the thought that online dating is harder for women. Some of the commentary I’m reading is taking the direction ...

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January 2014: eHarmony Free Communication Weekend

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eHarmony is having another free communication weekend, this time running from January 16th to January 19th, 2014. As has been the case frequently in recent months, this free communication “weekend” at eHarmony is actually more than a weekend with four days being provided for free.

eharmony free communication weekend - Jan 2014

If you’re not familiar with the free weekends at eHarmony, these give you a good chance to try ...

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Online Dating: When They Stopped Responding to Emails

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In online dating, you’ll sometimes be in an email conversation with a new person and things seem to be going great. Often there seems to be a strong connection and the conversation couldn’t flow better. Then, unexpectedly the person you are emailing stops responding. You might then think, “What did I do wrong? Why aren’t they emailing me anymore?”

This topic, where someone stops responding to your emails, is one that I’ve covered here before. However, it’s one of the areas ...

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A Better Goal for Your Online Dating Resolution

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The New Year is a very popular time for people to decide to address being single. There will be many people making New Year’s resolutions to find a relationship this year and there will be a spike in the people using online dating services because of that.

Maybe you fall into this category of people deciding to try online dating, either for the first time or once again. I would encourage you to do so if you’re thinking about it, but ...

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