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Gather round, OKC profile critics...

I know the topic of OKCupid profile critiques is polarizing. Those who enjoy picking apart profiles and judging photos, please bring your honesty and step on up. [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Jun 30, 2014 - 32 answers

I'll miss you till I meet you

This terrifies me a little bit...but I was wondering if you lovely people could take a look at my profile and let me know what you think of it. See anything I should improve? (I'm a woman looking to date women.) [more inside]
posted by zahava on May 16, 2014 - 30 answers

Starting online dating when you're still a bit a broken inside

I'm 30, male, British. Over the last few weeks I've felt the clouds of my latest depression begin to part and some sunlight poke through. I'm contemplating trying online dating again. How can I take advantage of this improvement whilst being careful not to over-tax myself and do an emotional crash-and-burn? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2014 - 12 answers

OKC Profilefilter, Part n+1

I've just gotten back on OKC after a year away. Let's critique my profile! [more inside]
posted by Maecenas on Apr 10, 2014 - 44 answers

Describe going from "date" to "relationship"

I'm a guy in his thirties who has never been in a romantic relationship. I've been dating through OKCupid for a while, without too much success, and I think one of the reasons is that I just don't have a model of how you go from "first date" to "exclusive relationship involving emotional commitment". Hollywood love stories are no help, and I have no real-life experience, even at second hand, of how this tends to happen. I think it would help me to read some concrete descriptions of various paths this transition can take. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2014 - 14 answers

Again with the OKCupid nonsense

I'm back on OKCupid after some time spent getting my head on straight (well, bi I guess). I'd like some third party advice on my profile. Friends are ok, but they're too nice to be really helpful. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Mar 31, 2014 - 52 answers

Should I do online dating? (22 year-old female)

I'm 22 years old. I have never had a boyfriend and have never been on a date. Currently I'm finishing up my undergrad and will be entering a Master program in the Fall. I think I'm fairly attractive and I do not have a super high standard. At my college, I do socialize and have a lot of friends but for some reasons, I don't know many guys and the ones I know are either already in a relationship or just not interested in me. I've thought about online dating but I don't know if I'm too young for it, if my inexperience would put me in dangerous situations, etc. I've thought about joining paid sites such as match.com or eharmony.com because I thought maybe guys are more serious on those sites. However, I am still a student and my budget is limited. I'd greatly appreciate any advice anyone has for me.
posted by missybitsy on Mar 12, 2014 - 18 answers

"Am I too wacky?" - another OkCupid profile review

Loads of "hooks", as received wisdom says is the right thing to do - but does it make me sound undateably wilfully eccentric? Profile here. Any and all feedback welcome, whether it's related to my suspected issues with the profile or not. [more inside]
posted by Junebug79 on Mar 9, 2014 - 45 answers

How to take online dating slowly?

I'm a bisexual woman in my 20s, and I started online dating in January. I moved to a new country so I am totally content with meeting new people and learning more about the city through them. I also really enjoy just talking to new people in general without any expectations, but I wonder if can do something better so I can actually have something romantic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2014 - 6 answers

I turned him down. So why do I keep thinking about him?

I met someone online. Had a great date with him, but ultimately decided not to pursue things with him. So why can't I get him out of my head? And should I try again with him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Married to our jobs, but seeing each other on the side

How do I avoid shop talk on dates? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jan 8, 2014 - 34 answers

One-off online personal ads?

Are there any other thriving sites out there, like craiglist, where you can post one-off personal ads? Dating, casual encounters, whatever--I'm looking for sites that *don't* have a single static profile (e.g. match, okcupid), but instead you post something, and it ages over time, and then you can post something else after a while.
posted by zeek321 on Sep 4, 2013 - 1 answer

Online Dating Profile 101: Building a Better "About Me" Section

After taking a break from the dating scene I'm ready to make some serious attempts to find the right match. I need some help refining my "about" description so that it accurately conveys my personality but also makes it clear that I am looking for a serious relationship and not something casual. Any input you have to offer would be very much appreciated. :) [more inside]
posted by Hello Darling on Jul 28, 2013 - 22 answers

Where can I meet single dads (parents) for dating?

I've been trying online dating, having been a single mom for a few years now, but I'm not finding very many single dads out there. Where are they? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jul 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Where should I tell online dates that I work?

I work for a well-known company and I'm never sure what to say when a guy I've met via an online dating site asks where I work. I don't feel comfortable giving this information out, just like I would never give someone my home address. Obviously 99% of the time it would be fine, but it's very easy to find my company's address, and there are some crazies out there who could conceivably show up at my office if things ever turned sour. [more inside]
posted by whitelily on Jun 24, 2013 - 47 answers

Help a dating n00b?

Jumping back into the dating pool and hoping for some hacks and advice specific to finding the kind of people that interest me... [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on May 29, 2013 - 25 answers

Accidental penpals

I've just started talking to this (really neat!) guy on OKCupid; I like him a lot & we seem to have a ton in common. However, we won't be in the same place until August. How do I gently steer him away from a penpal-esque situation while still keeping him interested? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2013 - 12 answers

What's your online dating hit rate?

How often should I expect to not click with someone? How often should I expect to not hear from the person again? [more inside]
posted by mermily on Mar 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Not-OK Cupid

I've slept with a lot of guys and only enjoyed it with like 10% of them. Are my standards too high, or too low, or what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2013 - 21 answers

Communication in the early days of dating

What are your tips to keeping the lines of communication open in the first few weeks of dating someone new? [more inside]
posted by toerinishuman on Feb 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Is a facebook message a bad move for contacting the elusive lady?

I don't want to breech the fb borders yet, as I feel it could kill some of the mystery and magic of getting to know her in real life, but we may never cross paths again. Do I exercise my limited patience for a moment that I can't wait for or just send a msg and start the ball rolling? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Feb 1, 2013 - 26 answers

They are interested. Why don't they respond?

Someone "chose" me (rated 4 or 5 stars) on OKCupid. What should be my next move? [more inside]
posted by 3FLryan on Sep 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Suggestions that may improve my OKCupid profile or conversation initiations?

Suggestions that may improve my OKCupid profile or conversation initiations? [more inside]
posted by Willpower on Aug 5, 2012 - 49 answers

Where are the single thirtysomethings outside of OKCupid?

You're a woman in your 30s looking to meet men for dating/relationships. What are you doing to meet people OUTSIDE OF online dating sites? [more inside]
posted by sherlockt on Jul 19, 2012 - 38 answers

Feedback on dating profile

Please critique my OkCupid profile! (I know there's been a spate of these recently, but I'm back on the dating scene and Jessamyn says it's ok!) [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Jul 2, 2012 - 51 answers

Suggestions for my OkCupid profile, and on how to initiate conversations with women?

My OkCupid profile--any suggestions? And what's the best way to initiate conversations with women? [more inside]
posted by Willpower on Jun 29, 2012 - 51 answers

Still waiting...

Looking for a little perspective on communication styles to help ease some anxiety about a woman I've been out with a few times. (You guessed it--snowflake inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2012 - 14 answers

How do I do not worry so much about getting back into online dating?

Advice needed to transition back into casual and not-so casual online dating after a long time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Help Me Do Better At Personal Ads

At my wits end with personal ads (and photos). Sorry guys, this one is long. You've been warned. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 30 answers

some of my best friends are libertarians?

Should I date someone who supports Ron Paul? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on May 13, 2012 - 74 answers

Need some OKCupid coaching for profiles

How important is it to have the perfect OKCupid profile? What might be wrong with mine? [more inside]
posted by veryblue1 on Apr 16, 2012 - 74 answers

JDate, block these creeps already.

JDate Filter: Am I being rude/off-putting by including a semi-terse "I'm not for you if you're older than X" message at the top of my profile? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Apr 13, 2012 - 26 answers

OkNotSoCupid

I'm a finicky dater. Should I give up on online dating? [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Apr 11, 2012 - 38 answers

Due to heavy call volume, your wait time is approximately......

Please teach me the etiquette of online dating/meeting people when there are just too many choices. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Mar 6, 2012 - 14 answers

How to stay calm & cool on a date?

Tactics for staying calm & cool on a date, other than "dating around?" [more inside]
posted by morganw on Feb 24, 2012 - 12 answers

omgwtfbbq mefi, i can haz gay boyfriend, plz?

PhillyGayPhilter: Online dating through OkCupid hasn't been working out well for me, but I'm not quite sure how else to do it now that I'm out of college. How do I meet other young-ish gay men in Philadelphia, in either meat-space or alternative digital pastures? Anxieties, personal details, and candy within! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Getting second dates from online dating?

I'm having trouble getting second dates from online dating sites. My personality has always been to develop a comfort zone with people slowly, and I worry that I'm getting brushed aside since there's not an "OMG CHEMISTRY" connection on the first date. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 - 18 answers

Call, text? How do you let someone down after a couple of great dates?

Went on a couple of really good dates with a girl from an online dating site, resulted in some minor making out. Now I have to end it for reasons outside of those dates. Should I call her to tell her? Text? In person? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2012 - 46 answers

How does one actually succeed in dating?

What does it take for someone to actually want something to do with you? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Dec 29, 2011 - 71 answers

Grindr giving me grief

Is my plan to handle a tempting but ultimately unwanted and inappropriate sexual/ romantic advance from a co-worker a good one? [more inside]
posted by evil_esto on Dec 26, 2011 - 27 answers

SWF seeks answers

Why do men keep standing me up? [more inside]
posted by robotyoshimi on Nov 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Nervous for a first date after red flag, please hope me!

Got a first date tomorrow. Yay! Red flag came up in first phone conversation last night. Boo! New to online dating, and dating in general really. Tips? [more inside]
posted by Ceci n'est pas un sockpuppet on Aug 25, 2011 - 25 answers

World's least photogenic man seeks love

I'm a below average looking guy to start with. In photos, though, I look like the troll from under the bridge. I'm going to sign up for online dating soon. How can I obtain a picture of myself that doesn't scare small children and pets—or, more importantly, 18-25 year old girls? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 47 answers

What does "down to earth" mean? Context: On-line dating.

What does "down to earth" mean? Context: On-line dating. [more inside]
posted by ThisIsNotMe on May 5, 2011 - 50 answers

72 hour rule for online dating?

Online dating: how long after receiving a response should I respond? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Apr 1, 2011 - 26 answers

Not feeling it

Online dating! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2011 - 29 answers

Why do people disappear in the middle of otherwise promising conversations on online dating sites?

When I email people on dating sites, half the time they just disappear and stop responding, even if it seems like it's going well. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 - 30 answers

I want to out on dates, not sit at home and write emails

Online dating question for the women of Metafilter : if a guy asks you out in the first email, do you automatically assume that he's a player, a creep, or otherwise undesirable? What if you email him first, and he asks you out in his first reply? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Feb 25, 2011 - 48 answers

Why does everyone think I'm gay?

20-something straight male, minimal relationship success because I think people think I'm gay...strange situation...advice much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2011 - 45 answers

No I'm not into motorcycles or coming to your hotel room when your in town for business next week.

Online Dating Filter: I seem to be getting attention from every guy, but the ones I want, what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 - 45 answers

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