online dating

Online Dating… at the Library!

Big news, folks!  I’m going to stop whining about life, love and the frustrations of semi-long distance relationships for a moment and get back to talking about the thing I do best: online dating. Now before you get all worried that I’ve dumped The Wedding Date and have decided to re-launch My Great Date Experiment…

Dad’s New Girlfriend

(And no, I’m not talking about my dad.) The more astute readers amongst you might have guessed that Monday’s post wasn’t actually about “my friend.”  It was—surprise, surprise—about me.  And The Wedding Date.  And the fact that I’m meeting his kids for the first time tonight. For those of you just tuning in, The Wedding…

Rate Your Date?

It was bound to happen sooner or later.  Yesterday, I got an email on my public account—my SingleinSouthPhilly@gmail.com account— from a fellow Match.com user.  A fellow female Match.com user who evidently had just gone a date with one of the men I dated (and wrote about) last year. Hey, This is a totally random and…

Are Serial Daters Just a Bunch of Emotional Polygamists?

I thought I’d heard it all—you try dating thirty men within the course of a year and blogging about it!—but emotional polygamy?  That’s a new one. I’ve been called “immature,” “foolish,” “anti-feminist,” “selfish” and “superficial” but never in the history of my Great Date Experiment has anyone ever called me a polygamist.  And frankly, I’m…

Signs of a Good First Date

Here’s how a first date is supposed to work: Man shows up on time—even a bit early—and politely asks the hostess if it would be possible to get a table now, as opposed to half an hour from now.  (Check.) Man greets woman with a hug and a kiss on the cheek and discreetly-but-not-presumptuously places…

Your First “I Love you???”

So I’m reading yet another book on online dating, this time “Confessions of an Online Dating Addict: a True Account of Dating and Relating in the Internet Age” by Jane Coloccia, when I come across the following passage: Overall the relationship was good.  We spent every weekend together and had a fabulous time whether we…

Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace

In my continued efforts to determine just how far this serial dating epidemic has spread (and how I might learn from those who’ve gone before me), I decided to tackle Kissing Frogs in Cyberspace by Dianne Sweeney. The basic premise is exactly what one would expect of an online dating memoir: a self-possessed but single…