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What to Do If You Think You’re Being Catfished

Our dating advice team has written a great guide to recognizing dating site scammers. There is another kind of scam that you’ll want to watch out for when you enter into the world of online dating: catfishing. What Is Catfishing? “Catfishing” is a term that means enticing someone into a relationship online using a false persona. It comes from the title of the 2010 movie about a filmmaker who falls in love with a girl online, only to discover she’s not who she says that she is. It was later made into a television series for MTV that helped people in online relationships track down their love interests to see if they are who they say they are in real...

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How Long Should You Keep the Relationship Online?

When you first enter into the world of online dating, it can feel awkward communicating with people you’ve never met in real life. Pretty soon, though, it becomes second nature. You might even find that you prefer online dating to meeting people in real life because of the safety of having a literal screen between you and this person you are getting to know. Eventually, though, you’ll want to take it offline and meet in real life. So when is the right time? The right time to meet in real life is when you both feel comfortable with it. Some couples might be ready to meet the day after they connect online, while others might takes months to work up...

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Great Ideas for the Perfect First Date

When you are meeting people online, one of the biggest steps you’ll take is deciding to take the relationship offline and meet in real life. That first date can feel like a lot of pressure! Will they be as funny and charming in real life? Will you? Take a deep breath and get excited about meeting this person you’ve enjoyed online in real life. Our online dating advice team has advice for first dates that can met your first meeting memorable (in the best way possible!). Where to Go For Your First Date Keep It Simple With Coffee Sometimes the best first dates are the simplest ones. If you are both especially nervous about meeting and just want to keep...

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Why It’s Okay to Say No--and How to Do It

One of the great things about online dating is the number of people you can meet in a short amount of time. Of course, that’s one of the drawbacks to online dating, too, because the vast majority of the people that you interact with online aren’t going to be right for a romantic relationship. That means to be successful at online dating, you are going to have to get good at saying no. Our online dating advice team can help. Why It’s Good to Say No For most of us, the goal of online dating is to find that one person with whom we want to spend our lives. Because online dating allows you to meet a lot of different...

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First In Person Meeting Safety Tips

You’ve been chatting with a cute guy or gal online for some time now, and you think it’s time the two of you meet in person. We’re so excited for you! Unfortunately, we must also take a moment to play Mom and Dad in order to give you this important piece of online dating advice: not everyone on the internet has good intentions. For some of us, the dangers of the internet have been ingrained in us from the reenactment videos we had to watch during our secondary educations. For others of us, the internet still seems like such a new, mysterious prospect that we’re just not sure how to navigate it. Whether you’ve recently discovered the joys of the...

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