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This Shouldn’t Be Your Profile Picture

Choosing your main profile picture is stressful. It’s the very first image of you that potential matches are going to see. Read more…

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5 Signs Your Date is Going Well

When you’re in the thick of a date (whether it’s the first, second, or fifth), there are so many emotions, thoughts, and feelings running through each person’s head, it can be hard to judge how well the actual date itself is going. Read more…

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This One’s for the Dogs: Happy National Dog Day!

It’s National Dog Day! We’re celebrating by pulling our most interesting data from our user base around our four-legged friends and dating. Read more…

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One Question You Should Avoid Asking Upfront

Getting to know someone new is exciting. The possibilities of what kind of person they are and if the two of you will mesh are endless.  Read more…

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5 Reasons We’re Excited to Date This Fall

Fall, is that you? Don’t get us wrong — summer is great. Read more…

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Put Yourself in Their Shoes

You’ve probably heard people say that first dates are like interviews, right? Read more…

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5 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Wear On a First Date

Picking out your outfit for the very first date is nothing short of very, very stressful. Read more…

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Fill in Your Blanks

We have a question for you: what do you think when you’re online dating and see someone with a completely blank profile? We’re talking no useful or engaging information — just a few pictures and the bare minimum of basics to ensure there’s almost definitely maybe a human behind the screen. Read more…

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5 Reasons You Should Say “Yes” to a First Meet

Online dating can create this sort of comfort zone that can be hard to break out of. You’re putting yourself out there and wanting to meet new people, but when it actually comes time to decide on meeting face-to-face first, feet can get cold very fast. Here’s % reasons why you shouldn’t let yours freeze up:

1. You don’t want to be caught in an endless circle of messaging.

Yes, the point of online dating is to match with people and start the process of getting to know them via messages and emails (and, if you’re advanced, with phone calls!). However, if you never make a plan to meet them in person or let your nerves get the best of you by avoiding the subject all together, you’ll never get past the messaging-only phase and that’s no fun for anyone.

2. Sometimes, people aren’t as good with writing as they are in person.

In this day and age, we rely too heavily on how someone comes across via text. Why?! Just because someone can write a solid email or message doesn’t mean they’re going to be solid in real life. In fact, it could unfortunately turn out that they’re so good over text because they’re not so good in person. Of course, the best combination is when they’re both great over text and in person, but you’ll never be able to know that until you meet them.

3. Real dates are a rarity nowadays.

Let’s be honest: it seems that people have forgotten how to actually date. That is, ask someone out. Plan it. Make reservations. Actually follow-through on the date. It all seems simple, but we’ve made it complicated and sometimes hard to obtain. Therefore, if someone has their wits about them and suggests you meet after you’ve been messaging for an amount of time you feel comfortable with, you should respect their traditional nature and go for it! Take it as a compliment that they don’t want to end up like those who are stuck in the aforementioned endless cycle of messaging. Read more…

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Before You Post That Old Photo…

The majority of people hate getting their picture taken. It’s awkward. It’s uncomfortable. It’s hard to know how to pose or “look natural.” You still haven’t found your best angle after countless attempts and photo sessions. The list goes on!
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