Dealing With Template Messages

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As it turns out, it is not an uncommon experience to receive template messages while online dating. These are the messages that speak generally, lack any attempt to connect over something personal written in your profile, and they give the sense that the message is being copy-pasted to many other singles. Sometimes, these template messages can ...

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Tips on Initiating Contact

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After finding an enticing individual amongst a wealth of profiles, people respond to this discovery in a vast number of ways. For some, it is easy to become overly intimidated such that remaining anonymous becomes more alluring than saying hello. There are also those old paradigms wherein males are expected to be the pursuers, leaving some women hovering in that pre-contact stage, quietly hoping the other person will eventually notice them and say hello.

Sure, you could wait around for someone ...

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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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First, if you’re looking for a comprehensive guide check out ...

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Does Asking a Woman Out Quickly in Online Dating Work?

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I’m a big fan of getting to the first date quickly in online dating. I wrote about this in detail in my article on planning the first date. I didn’t realize this when I started my website, but it turns out that lots of people giving online dating advice hold this opinion too.

Personally, I had success with this approach. But one reader contacted me with some doubts:

I have a question regarding when to ask a girl out through ...
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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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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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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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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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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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