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3 Things People Lie About in Their Dating Profiles

Recent research has found that one of the biggest complaints men and women have in dating is dealing with the lies people tell in their dating profiles. Why do people lie in their profiles? On the surface, the answer is simple: to attract people. Yet there is almost always a…

When Profile Pics Deceive: What it Says About a Person

One of the most consistent problems in online dating: you show up to finally meet that new person and they look different than they did in their profile photos. If you’re the one using photos that don’t truly represent what you look like now, what does it say about you?…

Connecting Offline: How to Know if You Should Meet Your Match

If you’ve been messaging online and the interest is there, the natural next step is to meet each other IRL (in real life!) and see if you connect offline. Figuring out the appropriate timing can present a variety of challenges, especially if you and your potential date have differing expectations,…

Online Dating Prospects are People Too

It happens to the best of us: we open a browser or slide into an app and everyone’s pictures start to look the same. Suddenly, they seem even more two dimensional, even if you’re trying to be diligent about reading through profiles and giving people a chance. It’s easy to…

How to Stop Texting Already and Go on a Date

Texting can be a convenient and flirty way to get to know your match during the early phases of dating. It can also be an instrument of torture. The reason: Your match might seem perfectly content to text forever and never get around to asking you on a date. That…

Watch Out For This Texting Red Flag

The series of texts started at 10 a.m. –Good morning, beautiful! How are you? –? –?? –??? –Vanished? –Guess so! –Well then, okay … Good luck! By the time my friend discovered them, it was 4 p.m. – still in the middle of the workday. “So in the span of…

10 Things to Never Write in an Online Dating Profile

Maybe you’ve decided to finally give online dating a try, or maybe you’re just wondering why your matches aren’t responding to your profile. There are a few profile-writing strategies to optimize the likelihood of interest from potential matches. Here are ten things to never write in an online profile: 1. Never dismiss…

9 Things to Never Do in the First Month of Dating

The first month of dating is an exciting one. And in that excitement, it’s easy to jump ahead and make some big dating mistakes. Here are nine things to avoid doing in the first month of dating: 1. Make plans for the distant future. Here’s a rule you can steal…

8 Reasons Your Online Messages Aren’t Resulting in Dates

There is no denying that it takes true effort to turn online dating messages into face-to-face dates. This process involves opening up, keeping a conversation going (and interesting), asking solid, engaging questions, and having the courage to ask someone out (or say yes). Most importantly, though, getting a date means…