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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

Yet another OKC profile critique request

So far my response rate seems pretty low compared to I've heard is typical. Is there anything in my profile that might be the cause? [more inside]
posted by doctord on Jun 2, 2014 - 31 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

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

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

"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

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

Ambiguous not-dating friendship

How should I interpret this man's behaviour? I met a guy on OkCupid. I'm confused by his behaviour and would appreciate some, any, insights from the Hive Mind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2013 - 36 answers

OKCupid filter: I need feedback for unpopular profile

Encouraged by the response to my question a few weeks ago (http://ask.metafilter.com/243294/So-many-reasons-to-keep-lovesex-out-of-my-life-Are-they-realistic), I have dusted off my OKCupid profile, but am not getting any responses. I need help! [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Jul 26, 2013 - 47 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

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

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

Did I just commit a hugely embarrasing Okcupid gaffe?

I disabled my Okcupid account. When it asked Why? I checked "I met someone on Okcupid." This is true. I'm seeing 4 someones from Okcupid - obviously nothing serious or committed and all in early or very early stages of exploration. Four is overwhelming enough without tinkering with the site further. When the form asked who I met, I listed all four. After hitting submit I realized with terror that there is a chance okc might somehow notify these fellows that I listed them as "met someone." Please tell me I am wrong.
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 8 answers

putting the trois in ménage à trois

Where to find thirds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Contacting a person on OKCupid a second time, after they'd left and returned?

I messaged a woman, who seemed a fantastic match, on OKCupid. She didn't respond, and 2-3 days later deactivated her account. Some months later, she shows up again in my favorites list - same profile reactivated, again listed as single. The optimist in me thinks that last time I messaged her was perhaps just unlucky timing and she might be more interested now. Is this an exception to the general rule of "message a woman exactly once, and, if she doesn't respond, write it off and move on"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2012 - 34 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

Like me, only better.

I want to make a fake dating profile to do research. Is this unethical? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Aug 24, 2012 - 43 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

Help me get the most out of OKCupid!

What should I be expecting from OKCupid? Assume my profile is just fine. [more inside]
posted by evinrude on Jul 30, 2012 - 27 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

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

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

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

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

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

Bringing Kinky Back

Why did the "kinky" icon disappear on my OKcupid profile? How can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Respectful retreats on the online dating scene

Protips for an online dating/OkCupid n00b: being kind in making the decision to back-off after a string of a few messages raised some personal flags. Specifically and generally, what are my best options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 - 29 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

How to Get Talked to

How do I make it easier for others to initiate a conversation with me in the context of online dating? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Using online dating to meet girls?

I'm a 21-year old male, and I get the feeling that I don't go out on a lot of dates. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Sep 12, 2010 - 21 answers

How do I get women to check me out?

Help a girl attract women on OKCupid. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2010 - 20 answers

In search of SWF, Flakes Need Not Apply

Online dating - help me figure out what I'm doing wrong! Multi-part question inside [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Feb 21, 2010 - 39 answers

OKCupid users and/or experienced daters: What's my next move?

If you're online dating and the email correspondence drags on too long, what's the next move? Is it rude/unwise to ignore a long, thoughtful message when you'd really rather meet in person? I'd rather not miss my chance with this guy. [more inside]
posted by maggymay on Feb 4, 2010 - 40 answers

Why Did He Bring His Girlfriend On a Date With Me?

Online-dating filter: Should I confront him about bringing his girlfriend on what I thought was a date, or just let it all go? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Oct 12, 2009 - 30 answers

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