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Is Hinge really ready for a serious relationship? Its icebreakers are more trivial than consequential

Oh, dating apps. We love to hate them. Sure, the jolt of self-confidence upon striking a match is exhilarating. But anyone who’s attempted swiping their way to love knows that the experience can also feel, well, kind of sad. 989 more words

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Strange and Weird Conversations I’ve Had in Online Datingland (Part 4)

Here are some actual messages guys have sent me. (Don’t be like them.)

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From Zoosk, 2 days ago
Setup: One last one for the road. 493 more words

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Strange and Weird Conversations I’ve Had in Online Datingland (Part 3)

Here are some actual messages guys have sent me. (Don’t be like them.)

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From Match, about 3 weeks ago
Setup: He approaches me on the site. 705 more words

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Strange and Weird Conversations I’ve Had in Online Datingland (Part 2)

Here are some actual messages guys have sent me. (Don’t be like them.)

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From OkCupid, last November
Setup: a 20-something started flirting with me: “Hey, sexy,” and stuff like that. 67 more words

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Strange and Weird Conversations I've Had in Online Datingland (Part 1)

Last time I explained some rules for actual, in-person dating. But now we’re back to the online stuff. Here are some actual messages guys have sent me. 475 more words

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it's been a loooooong time.

For all of my old readers, great to see you are still hanging in there and still waiting for me to say something interesting.  Well, here I am 2 years after my move to South Carolina from Philadelphia, PA.   366 more words

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