Savvy online-dating women have learned to filter through the stream of floating heads, "wasssups!" and winks until we find someone worthy of a meet-up. If your newest online crush falls into any of the below, it might be time to throw him back into the online ocean.
Are you a dude on an online dating site? Are you having trouble getting women to actually go out with you? Not sure why? The problem may be you! From corny pickup lines to photo no-nos to profile mistakes, The Frisky gives you the lowdown on the top five mistakes men make when dating online—from the female perspective. Get it right, and we might let you take us out on a date!
So you want to try online dating, but don't want to trouble yourself with answering questions like "What's the song that's running through your head most often these days" and "Who's the celebrity you resemble most"? Not to worry, your solution is here. It's called Gelato (http://ge.la.to/) and it allows you to put yourself out there without having to answer a single question with originality or flare.
Online dating is haaaaaaaaard. But new research suggests that if you're not having any luck finding love on the Internet, you just aren't using the right words in your profile. Like "zombies" and "atheist"—apparently, just two of the "hot words" for today's single people.
In 2003, after nearly 14 years of marriage, Julie Metz learned that her husband Henry had been cheating on her with multiple women. Shattering to any wife, news of his infidelity hit Metz particularly hard—Henry had passed away six months prior. The revelation of his rampant adultery—including a three-year affair with a close family friend—dealt Metz a second, equally wounding blow. In her memoir, "Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal," Metz recounts the aftermath of this revelation and chronicles her path to self-renewal and rediscovery of both love and trust.
It's Just Lunch, the online dating site for "busy professionals," teamed up with American Way (that magazine tucked into every American Airlines chair) to get into the mind of online daters. Some of the results were disheartening. For example, 66 percent decide within 30 minutes of a first date if they want a second or not. Twenty percent of the 16-39 age group are super hardcore and ready for the check after five minutes.
While cell phone shenanigans, a lack of physical attraction, talking too much about yourself, and blatant pre-date lies definitely apply to both genders, there are some specific reasons for why a gal won't give a guy the time of day again. Don't get grabby, have manners, make eye contact and 10 other first-date tips from women.
A recent survey should put some women at ease, it turns out that guys don't mind your body being imperfect. In fact, many prefer it that way. Sure, they think it means you'll be less high maintenance but whatever. Unfortunately, Ashley Dupre (lately of the Eliot Spitzer scandal) believes that she deserves a second chance. Fair enough, she also thinks that many of her critics are hypocrites because they like nice things and have rich husbands. So, have fun dating with that news.
It's very easy to make yourself what I'll call a mark (easy target) on Facebook and Twitter. Those 140 characters can tell people a lot about you. In fact, folks can determine more about you by reading a day's worth of updates than a trained psychologist could after multiple sessions. Like what, you ask? Well....
There is a new site out there that combines two really nice things: meeting people in a presumptively romantic atmosphere and raising money. The site is called GiveAndDate.com and has a very interesting concept. Essentially, it's a paid dating site that donates half of its revenue (income) to charity. They've allied with a handful of causes and, naturally, let their subscribers choose which non-profit they give their monies to.