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Online dating: It’s a phrase that used to be met with looks of puzzlement followed by concern, then massive amounts of judgment. Now, though, it seems that every singleton is attempting to find love through their keyboard, or knows someone who’s met their soul mate online. If you've tried and failed, fret not, guys, we’re here to help! Here are five things you’re doing totally wrong, and how to improve your online dating luck.
-- By Gina Cohen
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We checked with some of our favorite male counterparts to find out their biggest pet peeves about women when it comes to online dating, and we had to agree – sometimes we aren’t exactly putting our best foot forward. Here’s what we’re doing entirely wrong and how to fix it.
-- By Gina Cohen
You've made a connection but now there's no communication. Wondering why? These answers might help.
The truth is you never know and in some cases you never know the answers to the many “why” questions that are associated with online dating. The difference between online dating and meeting someone at a bar is the personal interaction which instantly develops a relationship. When you meet someone online you are simply a number until the first meeting. So when someone never texts you but will always respond when you text, when someone just randomly stops responding after weeks of great conversation, and when someone blows off your plans three or four times… You si
If you're overweight and online dating, you have two options.
Would you love to find the love of your life online? Are you uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you tell yourself that body type doesn't matter because you'll make a man fall in love with your personality online, and by the time you meet in person, the fact that you're overweight won't matter to him? If so, here's the straight truth.
7 Unexpected benefits from working with a dating coach
One of the questions I was most frequently asked after my divorce was, "Are you dating?"
I'd shake my head and answer I was too busy with the kids, barely had enough time for myself let alone a date or that I wasn't ready.
After a while, I knew all that wasn't true. The truth was I was scared. I'd been with my husband for twenty years, I had no clue how to start dating. I didn't enjoy dating the first time around and I didn't want to go through that again.
When it comes to online dating, don't believe everything you hear.
Let's face it: Online dating is quickly becoming the most mainstream method for finding a significant other. However, even while online dating is gaining popularity, not everyone has jumped on the bandwagon, in part due to the myths associated with it.
Many men don't understand how learning to engage is what gets them dates. Read on.
When people think about the hardest part of online dating, they often point to the written profile. Oh man, it's hard to write about yourself, right? Funny thing is that while writing about yourself is a skill, it's not writing about yourself, per se, which is the point most men struggle with and stops them from getting dates.
They are simply bad at engagement.
The goal of every component of online dating is engagement.
For those of us tinkering with online dating, it's good to know that everyone else is doing it, too!
Recently a reporter interviewed me for a piece they were doing on online dating. At first I was a bit stumped. As a couples therapist I tend to deal with people who already have a partner, and many of my individual therapy clients report a great variety of positive and negative dating experiences, whether they started online or off. So rather than purely going by anecdotal evidence, I reviewed a few formal studies, and especially the findings of a 2011 German study are worth sharing.
Don't let technology glitch your perspective. You deserve the same respect dating online and off.
Dating online can be the beginning of a long lasting relationship. According to Match.com, one out of every five new relationships starts online. However, even though technology can speed up the time it takes to find someone, it still takes time to plant the seed and let it blossom into lasting love.
Social media doesn't have to ruin your love life. In fact, social media can make it better.
I’m sure there have been more stories about social media hurting a budding relationship than helping it, but let’s play devil’s advocate and examine the other side.
Is it actually possible for social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and the like) to improve a relationship?