Finding My Cyber Prince Charming

Love and sex in my town are hard to come by.  I am artsy, cultured, and progressively minded. I feel like this type draws little romantic interest in a town like this.  The lack of men leaves me alone and bored when I go out instead of engaging in good conversation with a member of the opposite sex.   When my lonliness took over I decided that I would give the world of online dating a chance.  I began to think I would have more luck on the internet.  Beng online did expand my dating poole, but not  as I thought it might....more

10 Observations From My Week on Tinder

Recently, I went on my very first date in my 26 years of life. (If you want to read about it, click here.) That date was… let's just say it was less than desirable, but I was okay with that. It gave me another semi-funny story to tell. That’s basically why I didn’t completely dismiss the idea of online dating when a friend suggested I give it a try. I thought if this whole "find Mr. Right on the internet" thing didn’t work, at least I would get another blog post out of it… and that’s exactly what I got....more
I don't think the idea of matching people up by their Facebook profiles is a sound idea in the ...more

the Perfect Man

I was an addict. I was addicted to the way Woo made me feel. There was no room in my heart for another man and it was my own fault. I needed to really give the next guy I date a chance. I needed to cut back how much I talked to Woo; a few times a week, how often we texted; almost daily....more

Lover boy vet

I've been divorced since Gerald Ford was president.Oh, I've had relationships over the years, but have avoided serious emotional involvements.Sorry, that topic is between me and my therapist.It's been a number of years since I've even dated; family responsibilities, work, and some long-term health issues have kept me tired and frankly just not interested in l-o-v-e....more

The 4 Dangers You Face When Using Social Media to Find a Lover

Social media has helped bring people together in an entirely new way. It has also helped reshape the way that many people develop romantic relationships. Before you start an online relationship with someone, though, you should pay attention to these four dangers. Knowing the potential disadvantages of using social media to find a lover should help you avoid some of the biggest mistakes that people make....more

Online Dating: 6 Ways to Avoid Awkwardness

You've probably been there. Online, you meet someone who seems special. However, the online date turns out to be a dud. Or maybe your date would have had potential if only the whole situation did not feel so... awkward. ...more
I would clarify that it would be a different scenario if the friends were setting the two of you ...more

When An Online Dating Site Matches You With Your Ex

When it comes to love, and relationships, I know I tend to give people too many chances. Many times, those chances are built on the basis that maybe there is a reason I am meeting this person, or maybe the circumstances previously, just weren’t correct.In the case of Frat Guy, who I dated in college, and gave way too many chances to then, I do sometimes think about him, and that if we met at a different time in our lives, we would have been really good together....more
I love this!  I couldn't imagine anything worse than being "matched" with an ex! Great story - ...more

Seniors targeted for online dating scams

The 80-year-old spent $500,000 on his new girlfriend—whom he’d never met. The online romance began with an e-mail (from supposedly a dating service) from a young nurse in Ghana who said she would take care of him. Then requests for money followed. The man’s son believed that the “nurse” was likely a male con artist....more

Do I Have To Do Online Dating?

Dear Lisa,I’ve been single for more than a year now.  About six months ago I joined a couple of dating sites.  I’ve had a few dates, but nothing that was particularly interesting.  ...more