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How to Ditch a Fizzling Online Dating Match

You signed up for online dating (hopefully Lavalife!) and came across a profile that catches your eye. After exchanging some messages and going back-and-forth, you’ve now decided that the spark just isn’t there. But, you’re not sure how to ditch your fizzling online dating match without causing hurt feelings. Well, friend, here’s how to get out of the situation. It comes down to being upfront, honest and confident in your approach.

Depending on how long you’ve been in communication, and exactly how far your communication has gone, you’ll probably want to write more (or less) in your departing message. Since you met online and have been exchanging messages online (presumably, at least) it’s completely fine to end the relationship in the same fashion. If you’ve met offline or have been talking on the phone, however, your match might be deserving of a slightly more thorough explanation than a quick IM.

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The Phases of an Online Dating Relationship

What’s different about a relationship that starts online versus IRL? Turns out the biggest differences come before you’ve even had your first date! Believe it or not, these differences might also set up your new relationship for success. Of course every relationship is different, but we’ve outlined the three most common phases of an online dating relationship. What phase are you in?

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How to Date if You Don’t Want Kids

More and more people, and couples for that matter, are opting to not have children. There are many reasons why someone may not wish to have children. Perhaps they simply don’t like children. Maybe they have other plans for their future – they want to devote themselves to career, travel, social causes, etc. At the end of the day, it’s a completely personal choice and needs to be respected. When dating, it also needs to be communicated. This, friend, is how to date if you don’t want kids.

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How to Know if a Girl Likes You

When wondering aloud if a girl is interested, it’s not uncommon to be met with the phrase, “Trust me, when a girl likes you – you’ll know.” Well, how frustrating! And not very helpful.

In this age of fast internet, fast food, and sometimes, fast dating, how do you know if the girl you’re vibe-ing is sending signals back? Here are a few tell-tale signs to decipher if that cute smile of hers is par for the course – or being reserved for you.

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How to Flirt Better in 5 Steps

Be Confident

Go ahead and spark up a conversation! Keep in mind that the age old question remains, especially when chatting online, what have you got to lose? But ladies, that doesn’t mean that you should go spilling your guts. Keep the conversation positive by telling him about what you do for a living and how you are kicking butt at work right now. Or that you’ve joined a volleyball team and you’re really enjoying it. And ask him open ended questions about his interests or what he’s up to this summer to get the conversation going – both in person and online!

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When to Call it Quits

You’ve been chatting with someone online for a couple of months now. You really enjoy the conversation and you perhaps even think about them when you’ve had a little bit too much to drink. But, when it comes down to actually making plans to meet you have a habit of initially agreeing and then backing out last minute.

You may have begun to think, ‘is there something wrong with me?’

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How to Avoid Miscommunication in Texts

These days, couples are in constant communication. Whether it’s by email, text, video chat, or instant message, technology helps us to stay together even when we’re apart. But just because we’re communicating more often does not necessarily mean we’re communicating better. Texting opens the door for serious miscommunications in your relationship, which can lead to unnecessary arguments. Here are a few tips to avoid miscommunication in your texts.

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How to Write a Good Online Dating Profile… Without Stretching The Truth

When writing your online dating profile, it can be all too tempting to stretch the truth. Heck, it can be tempting to create your dream alter ego – why not, right? The thing about stretching the truth in online dating is that the end goal of online dating is to eventually take the relationship offline. Don’t you think it’s going to be awkward when your date notices you aren’t the 5 foot 8 glamazon with a permanent tan and elbow-length tresses that you claimed to be?

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How Long Does it Take to Find a Date Online?

A lot of people sign up for online dating expecting to connect with their perfect match immediately. While this could happen, it’s much more likely that – just like in the offline world – it will take a bit of time. If you have a set criteria you’re using to narrow down your search, and don’t want to waste time on meeting people you’re really not interested in, then you’ll need to understand that it’s normal for it to take anywhere from 3 weeks to a couple of months to find a match you really hit it off with.

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How to Handle Lots of Responses to Your Online Dating Profile

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With so many people opting for online dating to meet new people, it’s no wonder that you’re experiencing higher than normal call volume… or, message volume! Instead of sending out a copy-and-paste response or flat out ignoring your entire inbox, this post aims to show you how to handle lots of responses to your online dating profile – while keeping your sanity in check.

It’s funny to think that a lot of people fear they won’t get enough responses through online dating, when in fact many people get so many they’re not sure how to handle it! Such is the case with many Lavalife users, and users of other online dating sites. Not to worry, though, there’s an easy way to manage your popularity without missing a great connection.

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