Talk to anyone who has dated online, and they will tell you that they encounter lying in dating profiles. Men will lie about their height, and women will do what it takes to appear more slim. It turns out, these people are onto something.

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I got a good question via e-mail today: I was reading your blog post about eliciting winks from gals on match.com, and also the post pointing out that the majority of people with profiles aren’t actually members.  So my question is, when you receive a wink 1) how can you tell whether or not they […]

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One of the most common complaints I hear from women about guys they date is that they talk about themselves too much. To see this phenomenon in action, watch any episode of Millionaire Matchmaker. It’s natural to want to talk about yourself. After all, what in this world is more important to you than…you? But, […]

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Because smart folks know that you have a better chance of getting a response if you message members who are active in the past 24 hours. So, they sort by “Activity Date” (just like you hopefully do when you do the who’s viewed me shuffle). So, if you show up as “active within 24 hours,” […]

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An interesting e-mail question I got about time of day you send your online dating messages: Does the time you email someone matter? Currently I make it a rule not to respond to or send emails over the weekend (Friday night until Sunday night). Does the time I send the email matter?

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You may have noticed a brand-new feature on Match.com today. It’s called “VIP mail.” Basically, it’s a “special” message that you can only send once per week. The idea being that whomever you send it to will be impressed and flattered. Funny thing is, when you start composing a VIP mail, they show you some […]

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Sort your matches by “Newest First.” High quality women get more attention in real life, and online is far from being an exception.

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If you want to have any success in online dating, you’d better have good profile photos. No matter how well you’ve written your online dating profile, having good photos will make sure more matches click through to your profile, give you winks, respond to your messages, and ultimately date you. So, here’s why your photos […]

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I’ve told you plenty about what you should do with your online dating profile; but here’s some don’ts. These mostly apply to the guys, but ladies, watch out for some of this stuff, too.

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Match.com is an AMAZING dating site. They have millions of available singles on there, just waiting to meet you. The best part (in my opinion) is that those singles have actually paid to be on the site, so they’re much more interested in actually meeting up for a date. Well, that is, MOST of them have paid to be on the site. You can still get a great free trial on Match.com with the Match.com promo codes I have. They’re really my favorite online dating coupons. Check them out!

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Writing an online dating profile is the most daunting part of online dating; but there’s little else so critical to your success. Since it is such a challenge, it’s no surpise that many profiles are clearly given very little thought – either by being incredibly short, non-descript, or downright cliché. It’s no wonder why so […]

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So, you’ve mined the conversation nuggets from your target’s profile, you’ve sent short, funny, and brilliant one-line hook, and boom, you’ve gotten a response. Now what? This is a very critical point in the online dating process, but this is the final step before meeting in person. This is “the kill,” if you will: the […]

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OkCupid has conducted an interesting study regarding response rates based upon specific key words used in opening online dating messages. Pretty fascinating, huh?

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A female reader forwarded to me this incredible match.com message. Wow. The most entertaining thing is that this e-mail’s subject is “2nd attempt,” as if such an attack could be considered an “attempt” to win a woman over.

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I love download Bone Dry getting e-mails from you guys, especially when they’re about your successes. Here’s one I got this morning: Russ, you are a fucking genius! I was out flailing on Match.com for a week before I read your columns and watched the tutorials Tombstone movie . I’m a guy who normally does pretty good […]

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