7/24/2013 12:00 AM

When you’re online dating, first messages say a lot about who you are and what you’re looking for--even when the messages are short and sweet. One you might not be having much luck with is if you’re simply messaging women saying things like, “You’re pretty,” and nothing else. Why don’t compliments work as first messages?

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Categories: Online Dating Tips Posted by Jena | Comments (1)

 

7/16/2013 8:51 PM

When it comes to online dating and sending first messages, there’s one line that always grinds my gears when I come across it. It’s when a man sends a message that basically says something pointing out that all of the girls he has met or gone out with lately have looked  “nothing like their pictures.” In my time on these dating sites, I have come to understand that that always means one thing: that the girl was heavier than they expected her to be. This is a terrible opening line, guys.

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7/16/2013 8:42 PM

Not all that long ago, I received a message on an online dating site from a man who was married but said he was in an open relationship. While I am personally not interested in pursuing something like that, it got me wondering whether they can actually work, or if being in an open relationship is just a bandaid on two people being unhappy in a relationship.

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7/8/2013 10:29 PM

I was recently talking with a friend about his relatively bad luck with women. He mentioned that ladies he knew tended to treat him as though he was a “backup boyfriend” -- someone they could spill their guts to and flirt with, even suggest romantic endeavors to, only to backpedal and claim they “didn’t like him like that.” Does this happen to you? Let’s discuss the idea of why some people use others as their placeholder-significant-other.

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7/8/2013 10:00 PM

In a perfect world, once we scheduled dates we’d always uphold those dates and times.  Unfortunately, things come up and sometimes we need to reschedule or cancel altogether. Generally speaking, this is fine, but it’s important to respect the person you’re cancelling on enough to not cancel at the very last minute. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how far in advance ou should let someone know you have to bail on your plans, but there’s a good rule of thumb--give them enough time to find something else to do, if at all possible.

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