men going their own way
I checked my inbox on OkCupid and there is a message with a link and a note that read, “Just thought you should know, people are talking about you.” Naturally I assumed it was spam, but clicked the link anyways.
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dealbreakers
If you do not use spaces in between commas, we are not having sex.
dating
A new study lists the top 5 keywords that cause men to get rejected on Internet dating sites. What self-descriptors give you the heebie-jeebies?
dudes
"You are even more delicious than the foam in my Guinness" and other valid reasons for calling it quits.
online dating
I don't know any other way to put it -- I need help.
fat
I had seen "Mean Girls" and everything, but didn’t actually know that losing weight was going to subject me to jokes that a few months prior I would have thought were directed at me.
online dating
With every profile I scanned, one thing became abundantly clear: Men are bitter. As hell.
dating
okcupid
online dating
I recall standing at the door of the bar waiting for my date to arrive. Ten minutes passed, then twenty. An hour later, after crying to myself in the back of a cab, I came home to an email from him. “Sorry. Not for me.”
single
red flags
People who think they can get away with skipping the basics strictly because they’re objectively attractive display an alarming sense of entitlement.
online dating
I went on HUNDREDS of dates that summer and met a handful of people I could even tolerate for an hour, much less wanted to see again.
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Jan 16, 2013 at 1:00pm | 286 comments

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dating
If your online dating profile doesn’t disclose that you are divorced, the moment you explain you are really “divorced” and not just “single,” I immediately think you are acting shady.
bisexuality
I know a hell of a lot of people who maintain separate profiles based on the gender they're hitting on.
dating
okcupid
I very specifically took full body photos of me on my not-most-awesome day, rather than choose more flattering photos. I embraced underpromise and overdeliver -- I was petrified of trying to deceive anyone.
internet dating
Here are a few translations (from BS to English, of course) of some of the more ridiculous things I've seen guys write on OKCupid. All in fun, people, all in fun.
okcupid
With no prospects lined up and two nominally active accounts, I decided to start sending men who had visited my profiles the sort of messages I receive on a daily basis.
dating
This has been one of the most enlightening experiences of my entire life.