Speak Up

Speak up: Selfies – Love `em or Hate `em?

What’s your opinion on selfies? Do you love them or hate them? How many of your own profile photos are selfies? Answer this poll and then give me your opinions in the comments.

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Advice

Dating advice from Emily Post

I came across this amusing bit while thumbing through a copy of Emily Post’s Etiquette (1955 edition) and just had to share it. Regarding the distasteful phrase “going steady.” There is no proper equivalent for the phrase because according to etiquette the situation does not exist; no man is given the exclusive right to be […]

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Everything Else

If Tinder were invented in the 1980’s

Ever wonder what online dating would have been like in the eighties? Well, the whimsical minds at Squirrel Monkey have answered that question in this hilarious Youtube short that speaks to both the computer nerd and dating addict in me.

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Advice

Don’t open with ‘Hi, how are you?’

“[opening with] ‘Hi, how are you?’ is a common mistake…Although you might think the first text to a match is fairly unimportant…it will be a strong indicator of how confident you are and a line like that is uninspiring and just plain dull…You’ve already technically said hello by swiping right, so there is no harm […]

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Speak up: “Follow me on Instagram”

There’s a growing trend of online dating app users who put their Instagram handle on their dating profiles, but I’m not sure I understand the motivation for this. When you see this, do you take the time to check out someone’s Instagram feed? How often do you start following someone before you’ve met? Speak up […]

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Speak up: Kids in profile photos

How do you feel about seeing children in a person’s online dating profile photos? Is it inappropriate? Endearing? Do you feature children (your own or someone else’s) in your own profile photo collection? Why? Speak up in the comments below! I’ll give you my opinion once the results are in.

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The Dates

Date #1: The Cookie

Rab’s profile photo caught my eye immediately. I love a good smile, and his was attached to a very cute – although quite young – face. It was more than enough to get me to take an extra beat to scroll down to his profile (after scrolling through a few more photos, of course). I […]

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Questioning Authority
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Is Friend Zone a sexist term?

An article on Mic.com takes a feminist look at the friend zone concept, and I think this author was way off the mark. She says it’s a sexist term, but is guilty of sexism herself by never acknowledging that girls aren’t the only ones putting people in friend zones and guys aren’t always the ones […]

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Advice

Save the dirty talk for later

“Girls are much more at ease meeting ad new guy if the conversation begins light hearted whereas a conversation opening with sexual references or anything overtly suggestive is only going to put her off 99% of the time.” – The Mens Guide To Tinder

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Everything Else

Looking For Love

You know how the song goes. Even if you haven’t heard it, you know how the song goes: “Looking for love in all the wrong places” It’s become a cliche. A trope. A phrase so common that talentless bloggers use it to…well, you get the jist. But cliches become cliches for a reason. They contain […]

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