Category Archives: Internet Dating is Weird

How Many Emails Before We Date?

I’ve been getting this message a lot lately, in response to a first email. I think it’s becoming a trend. “Thanks for your note! You seem really cool. Wanna grab a drink? I’m more for meeting in person than trading … Continue reading

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What Body Types on Dating Sites Really Mean

Last week we brought you the story of Max, a man who stood up his date when he discovered she lied about her body type. Criminal? Justified? Hard to say. I’ve gotten emails that run the spectrum. But I’ve also … Continue reading

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Your Awful Story Olympics XI

We’ve gotten a lot of questions here at the It’s Not a Match offices (read: my couch) asking if the site can be used as a good dating ice breaker. Is it a fun topic of conversation, telling your date … Continue reading

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Men: Stop Paying For First Dates

I know, ladies, that you are united on this issue. Men should pay for every first date. You recognize that it’s archaic, maybe even a tad demeaning, but it is convention, and convention must be respected. A man will ask … Continue reading

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Are Racial Preferences Racist?

Every dating website asks you the same question: what ethnicity are you looking for in a mate? You think about, feel a little uncomfortable, then read over the dreaded options… Asian Black/African Descent East Indian Latino/Hispanic Middle Eastern Native American … Continue reading

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OKCupid Segregates Based on Looks; Prevents the Average From Meeting the Attractive

Here it is, folks, the first ever It’s Not a Match expose. Previously, the closest we’d come to actual reporting was retelling a story about a girl who peed her pants. It was gripping and powerful, but it was somehow … Continue reading

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Women vs. Short Guys Revisited

Most posts I write get three comments. Women vs Short Guys: Dating’s Fiercest Battleground, my daring exploration of the dark world that is tiny dude daters, has received sixty-five. It’s been republished by at least five other outlets and been read by … Continue reading

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Top Ten Signs Your Internet Date is a Russian Prostitute

A common misconception about Internet dating is that many of the women are actually prostitutes looking for customers, but that’s not true. In reality, most of the women are prostitutes looking for customers, so you better get good at picking … Continue reading

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Dating Myth: “All I Want Is Someone Who Can Make Me Laugh”

You guys know the classic song, right? Birds do it… Bees do it… Even educated fleas do it… Let’s do it, Let’s pretend we care about sense of humor. You ask anybody what they’re looking for in a mate, one … Continue reading

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Hook Chas Up: A Wife for $10,000?

There is a man named Chas who is offering $10,000 to anyone who can find him a wife. That may be the douchiest sentence ever written about a human being, but, really, it’s true. Not just that there’s actually a … Continue reading

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