Relationships

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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Recognizing Dating Site Scammers

Since the popularization of the internet, scammers have used the anonymity of the worldwide web to scam unsuspecting users. Whether it’s a phishing email asking for money or bank account information or a mysterious friend request on social media, most of us have encountered a scammer at one point or another, whether we realized it or not. It is important for those using online dating sites to understand that scammers are everywhere, maybe even on the same dating site you’re using. We’re not saying don’t use the internet; just keep the following online dating advice in mind so you can recognize a dating site scammer. Warning Signs of a Scammer Young Men & Older Women Ladies, we’re not saying that...

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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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Let’s Banish the Online Dating Stigma

It is the year 2016, and at this point, online dating has been around for far too long for there to still be any sort of stigma attached to it, but many people still avoid internet dating opportunities because of negative perceptions. A variety of studies have shown that online dating is the second most common way that couples meet nowadays, and yet those of us on online dating sites still come across people who wrinkle their noses or roll their eyes at any mention of dating and the internet. Why do some of us still have these perceptions? Let’s banish the negative stigma attached to online dating! Meeting someone in real life is better. This is a typical comment...

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