After splitting up with my Girlfriend of 8 years over a year and a half ago, I am ready to reenter the dating world. I'm glad that I took time off to work on myself. I instantly wanted to date after breaking up, but it was for all of the wrong reasons. I'm now ready and I need some guidance Details inside [more inside]
In real life women don't flirt with me, smile at me in public, or glance at me when they walk past me. However, with online dating I do really well. What gives? I'm starting to suspect I'm just really photogenic and I'm a bit of a dog in real life.
I'm curious to hear how everyone organizes their Facebook friends lists, and how they figure out which posts/content to disclose to which parties. How do you use your lists? What is your system? [more inside]
I'm thinking of contacting someone I previously dated to see if he wants to date again. I know there's a good chance I won't get a positive response or will just get hurt again, but I can't help the feeling that there's some kind of unfinished business here. So I want to contact him. My questions are: (a) is trying to see if he wants to date again absolutely a bad idea? and (b) if not, how do I contact him? Do I text him and just say hello and try to gauge his response before going further? Call him out of the blue to talk? See if he wants to meet up for a drink? [more inside]
I'm looking for insight into what is a reasonably good first message to send someone on an online dating site. I've been online for a few months and still feel lost. Successful online daters please enlighten me as to how you do it! Snowflakes inside... [more inside]
I met a guy through an online dating website who I like but am not attracted to. I'd like to meet with him again, but how do I manage this without leading him on? And is online dating always going to be like this? [more inside]
Over the past 5 months, I've fallen into a deep relationship. I'm not sure where to go next and would like your thoughts. [more inside]
Suggestions that may improve my OKCupid profile or conversation initiations? [more inside]
Long lost advice column by a dishwasher [more inside]
My OkCupid profile--any suggestions? And what's the best way to initiate conversations with women? [more inside]
Another online dating etiquette question: Is it ever acceptable to contact someone two times before hearing back from them? Or is that creepy? [more inside]
I’m recently divorced and confused about an online situation that resolved amicably. I’m not sure how to think about it; however, I want to know if I made some obvious mistake so I won’t repeat it in the future. [more inside]
Reviewing my 8 month GAY dating experiment. What is causeing me to get these results? [more inside]
Is this kind of thing a harbinger of worse things to come? (I wish I could summarize this for TL;DR issues, but can't seem to do it in a way that makes sense!) [more inside]
What are some good guidelines to keep my confidence up and show her I'm worth hanging with and possibly dating if I can conjure up the chemistry?
I didn't think the whole "if you're persistent it'll work" thing would work, but it did and now I have a chance to get to know her better...what do I do? She's gorgeous and smart...now if I can just get her to laugh some more with me, I'll be on the right path. Or do I boast, or compliment? [more inside]
How do I ease my anxiety over meeting a dude I'm really into? Body image issues tagging along, too. [more inside]
Help! Can I salvage this friendship even after experiencing the searing pain of rejection? [more inside]
Seeking strategies for successful online dating when you're an unconventional type of person and unsure of what you are looking for.
Seeking strategies for successful online dating when you're an unconventional type of person and unsure of what you are looking for. [more inside]
What are the rules of long-distance, we-met-online relationships when they transition into real life?
What are the rules of long-distance, we-met-online relationships when they transition into real life potential romance? [more inside]
Lately, the concept of "friends" seems to have become incredibly diluted by the casual use of the term by Facebook, MySpace et al. But in "the real world" what do you consider to be important when you are making and becoming friends? Is it how long you've known someone? How frequently you meet up? What you have in common? Something more intangible? Also, I'd love recommendations of any books looking at the psychology of how people become friends.
I've been talking with a wonderful person online, and we're meeting up soon. But I'm at a loss as to what we should converse about, and it's not because we don't have anything in common! Please suggest areas of conversation! [more inside]