How to Get Over a Bad First Date

Shy woman and man sitting on sofa couch next each other. First date. Attractive girl and handsome guy meeting dating and trying to talk. Male offering a hand to female.

When the date was finally over, I smiled and went into my apartment. I sat down and let out a sigh of relief. Then I told my roommate every detail. Every horrible, funny, crazy true detail. I had just had a bad first date. It wasn’t that the guy repelled me. We were actually pretty […]

First Date Preparation – Are You Ready?

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The number one goal of online dating is very simple, and it’s the same for everyone.

That goal is to arrange a date, and meet face to face in the real world.

One of my early mistakes (and one that I made far too often) was to spend too long communicating online.

I would ask practically every question under the sun apart from the most important one: “would you like to meet up?” Continue reading…

Benaughty Scam Exposed – You’d Be Nutty to Join!

benaughy-fake-homepage-1 is marketed as a casual dating site, a place where nobody takes dating too seriously, and everybody’s up for having a very naughty time. Sounds great hey! Unfortunately the reality is very different.

Chances are you’re much more likely to get your wallet ripped off than your underwear. This is one dating site that you’ll want to avoid like Russell Brand on your wedding night.

I’m going to take a closer look at the dirty tricks behind this deplorable site, and the dubious bloodsucking tactics they’re using to scam thousands of people out of their hard earned money. Continue reading…

Googling Your Date – How to Make Sherlock Holmes Jealous


You’ve finally met someone on your favorite dating site who ticks all your boxes, and you’re getting on like a ram in a field of ewes. Well, at least in the virtual sense and from the safety of your own home.

You’re very excited and have arranged your first date for the coming weekend, then a friend suggests Googling your date.

But your conscience thinks that it’s immoral, and you’d rather go into the date with an open mind, minus any preconceptions. Continue reading…

3 Sure-Fire Opening Messages That Work


The first message that you send to someone will determine whether they look at your profile, or just delete it.

An opening message should have a killer subject line that grabs their attention with a vice like grip, and ideally be no more than 100 words long. Now is not the time to write your autobiography.

Opening messages like “Hey whats up” won’t work unless you happen to look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. Continue reading…

5 Simple Photo Tips to Triple Your Profile Views


You may not realize it, but you’re most likely missing out on potential dates because your profile photos are not sending out the right signals.

The dating site blog OkTrends analyzed over 7,000 photos from users on OKCupid. Their aim was to garner a better understanding as to which types of profile photo are the most effective at increasing profile views.

I’ve summarized their findings into these 5 simple photo tips. Continue reading…