“Thanks, but I’m not interested” – How to Respond to Unwanted Messages

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When you’ve received a message on a dating site from a person you’re not interested in, what do you do? There’s two basic schools of thought – either ignore the message entirely, or send a polite decline. Is one method better than the other? That comes down to a matter of personal opinion. We’ve included the case for both strategies and how to navigate this territory. No response required You don’t owe anyone on an online dating site a response. Ultimately, the other users on the … [Read more...]

The Top Five Statements That Hurt Your Online Dating Profile

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There are some phrases and themes that seem to pop up over and over again in less than fabulous online dating profiles. More often than not, people are simply unaware that some seemingly innocuous sounding things can actually be huge turn-offs. (Of course there are extreme versions of crazy stuff people write too, like this dude.) We've compiled a list of the top things you should never include on a dating profile and some helpful hints about how they can be corrected. 1) "I don't know … [Read more...]

The best writing exercise to improve your online dating profile

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Often when I ask a client what they’re looking for in a potential partner they don’t know how to answer. Creating a dating wish list is relatively simple to do and will definitely improve the quality of what you choose to include in your profile. It’s a valuable writing exercise because once you are clear in your own mind about what you are looking for your entire outlook on online dating will change. With any dating profile you’re writing as much about yourself you are also writing about … [Read more...]

Win A Dating Profile Makeover – Free from Geek’s Dream Girl

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Is your dating profile currently lacking in results? You’ve been told there are Plenty of Fish in the sea, but every time you cast your reel it seems to come back empty. You’re so over that stupid (Ok)Cupid and are nearing the point of fearing being forever alone and never finding your true Match. Or maybe the situation isn’t quite that dire, but you’d just like to go on some dates. That’s equally valid too. We get it – looking for love online can sometimes be frustrating. Luckily for … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: The Summer Loving Edition

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Yay, summer is finally, officially here and like The Zombies song says, "it's the time of season for loving!" That's right, the nights are long, the days are hot and I sincerely hope you are feeling the amorous midsummer vibes right about now. It's also currently Pride Month is many places, so happy Pride to all of the LGBTQ geeky folks (and allies) who are celebrating! Here in Toronto, we're in the midst of Pride Week, which is one of the largest in North America. There are also still lots … [Read more...]

How to navigate the online dating scene’s hierarchy of chat

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You’ve spent hours looking at profiles on online dating sites and someone catches your eye. After sending off an icebreaker message the conversation seems to going well. When deciding to exchange contact information with this would-be-date, there’s probably a goal of meeting up offline. How you choose to chat with this person is a huge part of the getting to know you game. There are a plethora of communication options available to you, so it’s understandable that you may feel lost about the … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: December Tips, Questions, and Writing Prompts

December Dating Profile Writing Help

Happy December! We've made it to the last installment of this series! Every month in 2012, I delivered tips, questions, and writing prompts to freshen up your dating profile and have you looking your best for the love of your life (or the love of the month, if you roll that way). Did they help you write a better profile? Did they help you snag a date? Let me know! Big Tips For Every Dating Profile Start with a bang! Folks on the internet are in a hurry and like to have things delivered to … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: November Tips, Questions, and Writing Prompts

November Geek Dating Profile Help

Happy November! Every month in 2012, I'm delivering tips, questions, and writing prompts to freshen up your dating profile and have you looking your best for the love of your life (or the love of the month, if you roll that way). Big Tips For Every Dating Profile Start with a bang! Folks on the internet are in a hurry and like to have things delivered to their eyes as quickly as possible, otherwise, they move on. If your first sentence or two isn't gripping, they're going to slip away to … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: October Tips, Questions, and Writing Prompts

October Dating Profile Writing Help

Happy October! Every month in 2012, I'm delivering tips, questions, and writing prompts to freshen up your dating profile and have you looking your best for the love of your life (or the love of the month, if you roll that way). Big Tips For Every Dating Profile Start with a bang! Folks on the internet are in a hurry and like to have things delivered to their eyes as quickly as possible, otherwise, they move on. If your first sentence or two isn't gripping, they're going to slip away to the … [Read more...]

Dating Profile Help: September Tips, Questions, and Writing Prompts

September Dating Profile Tips & Advice

Happy September! Every month in 2012, I'm delivering tips, questions, and writing prompts to freshen up your dating profile and have you looking your best for the love of your life (or the love of the month, if you roll that way). Big Tips For Every Dating Profile Start with a bang! Folks on the internet are in a hurry and like to have things delivered to their eyes as quickly as possible, otherwise, they move on. If your first sentence or two isn't gripping, they're going to slip away to … [Read more...]