Preparing for Online Dating in the New Year

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As I discussed in my previous article, January will be the busiest time of the year for online dating. There are a lot of opportunities with the new year and online dating. I wanted to compile some articles from my site to help you prepare if you decide to take the plunge into online dating, or give it another try, in the new year.

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Online Dating Scams are More than Requests for Money

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Online dating scams are something that are happening all the time. I would say that most weeks I receive emails from someone who is dealing with a scam, sadly it’s often after they’ve already sent money to the scammer.

In the past when I wrote on identifying online dating scammers, I often concentrated on the fact that scammers would ask for money. My advice, which I still believe, is that if someone asks you for money through an online dating ...

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3 Mistakes a Guy Should Avoid in His Online Dating Profile

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There are many areas of things you should avoid in your dating profile. One thing I really try to push people to do is to stay positive, but unfortunately many of us guys can wander into some negativity when we write our profile. And, in addition to staying positive, we want to be interesting! Today I want to talk about a few common approaches that guys take with their profiles and why you should avoid them.

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10 Etiquette Tips for Online Dating Success

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The creation and subsequent improvement of the Internet is an amazing thing. We can go online and pay our bills, shop for groceries, talk to our family and friends, and even try to get a date. Many busy people have turned to the Internet in search of love or a single conquest with no strings attached. In fact, there are dating websites for almost every type of person. There are even sites specifically for one night stands (or as the ...

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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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How Online Dating Took Me off the Market in Less than a Year

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This is a guest post from Tom, a reader who found success using tips from this site but then built upon that success with ideas of his own (an approach I hope many of my readers take!)

January 2010 I just got divorced a few months earlier, my financial situation was horrible, and I was a failure at online dating and with women in general. I spent the last Christmas ALONE. No woman, no family, and no friends to ...

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Responding to Contact from “Fake” Profiles

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A reader recently contacted me with the following situation:

Just getting my feet beneath me with online dating. What comes clear very fast is that there is a LOT of faking going on, lots of winks from “cardboard” profiles with boilerplate language and a GQ profile photo. Can you discuss how to navigate this and even how to understand it — I don’t get the whole purpose, aside from them maybe asking for money, which of course I would never fall ...

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Renewed Interest in a Guy after You’ve Rejected Him

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Online dating can introduce some interesting situations and one that I’ve discussed with some women is the issue of becoming interested in a man after you’ve rejected him.

I suppose that this sounds odd to some people, but there are factors with online dating that create this situation. There can be many reasons, but here are a few reasons why a woman may at one point turn a man down but then later find her interest in him growing:

  • When women ...
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Handling a Long Delay Before the First Date

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As frequent readers know, I’m a big advocate of meeting early when using online dating. I won’t get into all the details here but if you’re interested on why I feel this way you can check out my article on the first date or my post titled With Online Dating, Meeting Matter.

So I recommend meeting early…but what should you do if you communicate with someone that seems great but they are unable to meet in the short-term? Here’s ...

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