Online Dating Tips

Everything related to online dating and successful online relationships. We cover the complete process from finding the right online dating apps and sites, sending online dating messages, creating profiles, and moving your relationship into the real world.
Examples of many bad online dating messages
34 Online Dating Message Mistakes To Avoid - Hall Of Shame

Meeting women online is so much easier these days thanks to all the apps. But the problem is...

Women reading a great first message
How to Write a Great First Message

Hey Em, You said there are two things that make a good first message: noticing what I have...

When you should stop messaging
When to Stop Messaging a Woman: The Gentleman’s Guide

When a girl replies to a message, it’s a fucking victory.  You spend so much time and energy...

Group trying a different approach to online dating
When Online Dating Doesn’t Work, Do This

First, know that you are not alone.  Online dating only masquerades as the simpler way to date –...

Girl who hasn't texted back
What to Text if She Won’t Meet in Person

Here’s how to get her to meet you if she’s always “busy”…and how to know when to move...

Woman reading a cringe message
2 Message Mistakes That Make Girls Cringe

All the marks of a worthy man: - Crafting a great first message - Writing an awesome online dating profile...

Guy who knows the rules for online dating
Why Smart Guys Learn the Rules for Online Dating

You may think online dating is as simple as posting a decent profile picture, writing an accurate self-summary,...

Woman messaging on a dating app
25 Prompts for Writing a Great Online Dating Profile

Your written profile is gold mine of opportunity.  A lot of guys overlook it.  Here's why you shouldn't, plus 25...

Holding her attention without hypnosis
3 Message Examples & Tricks to Hold Her Attention

A first date filled with awkward silences.  She takes a drink.  You take a drink.  She glances at...

Woman ignoring a message
How to Message a Woman Again Even if She Didn't Reply to Your First Message

Hi Em, Most of my messages have the attributes you discussed in your articles on messaging. So my question...

Girl with a blank profile
How to Message a Girl Who Has Nothing On Her Profile

Hi Em, How do you "cold call"?  That is to say, send a message with basically NOTHING to...

Man talking to a woman he met on Tinder
How to Text Women on Tinder: The Smart Guy's Guide

Ahhh, Tinder.  Despite its reputation as an app for hooking up, it’s now also used by women who...

Happy girl after being asked out
How to Suggest Meeting and Get a Date

Hey Em, How long do I have to message a girl before asking her to meet me in...

What it looks like when you get Tinder matches
How to Succeed on Tinder: Avoid These Mistakes!

Tinder is like the manic pixie dream girl of online dating -- frenetic, free, and you can't believe it's...

Examples of profiles that don't stand out
How to Stand Out with Your Online Dating Profile

Some days, online dating feels like a terrible page of Where’s Waldo?  I see so many guys’ profiles, but...

The reaction you get from good online dating questions
Good Questions to Ask in a First Message or Text Conversation

John, thanks for sharing! One thing that would make your message better would be asking the type of...

The reaction you get from good dating profile photos
8 Profile Pictures that Help You Meet More Women

Hey Andrew!  You're definitely right about one thing:  You’ll win or lose a woman’s attention with your profile...

A couple making a real connection
How to Make a Real Connection with Someone

If you’ve read any of my articles or eBooks, you’ll know by now there are 2 things I...

The type of girl you want more pictures from
How to Ask a Girl for More Pictures

Thanks for your question, Derek! Yep, that is a frustrating experience and we’ve all been there! If her...

Confident looking Draper
How to Write an Online Dating Profile Like You're Don Draper

In sales terms, your well-crafted first message to a woman is the cold call. When she visits your...

The reaction you get from big profile mistakes
Are You Making These 4 Huge Mistakes in Your Online Dating Profile?

Part of learning how to write a good online dating profile is learning what not to write. This...

Woman using a dating app on her phone
The Best Usernames for Online Dating

Tom, you’re in good company: tons of guys have asked me about the best kind of username to...

An anonymous Tinder user swiping through matches
This Is How And Why You Should Have an Anonymous Tinder Account

You may have heard about the pros and cons of being an anonymous Tinder user. If you've used...

Woman excited about her Tinder match
11 Proven Tinder Hacks That Will Help You Succeed on Tinder

Everybody is all hyped by Tinder and Tinder hacks, and why shouldn't they? Going online is the most...

Are you left wondering, "she blocked me, now what?"
The Smooth Ways To Respond If She Blocks You That Work

“She blocked me out of the blue.” “We were back from a date, next day she’s gone” “I...