I Met My ____ Online

Tales from the Internet dating trenches

Tinder for dummies — Part II

Taking off from where I left off in the previous post. Again this post is primarily targeted at men but I think some of the points below definitely overlap and are useful for women too. In the interest of full disclosure let me just say that a lot the below is input and feedback from women I have met via Tinder.

Tinder for dummies — Part I

This post is mainly targeted at men. Based on the feedback I have received from the various women I have met through Tinder, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of that. So here goes:

1. First things first — guys with no pictures, good luck. You might as well start digging into your porn stash, because that is the only action you…

The Misadventures of Single & Searching

Blind Dates, Porn & Velvet

Facebook makes me feel like I need to get my life together.

My friends from High School are getting married and starting families, and here I am beautiful, single, and writing on Medium currently. I have what it takes to be a great girlfriend so I’ve been told. I’m smart, witty, a…

The real life nice guys of OKCupid

They exist.

NYC isn’t usually a place where people get bored. And I’d hardly say that ‘bored’ was what I was feeling on the last few days of a week-long flying visit to attend a conference in the big (juicy) apple.

I was seeking something extra from the city on this, my third visit. This time I wasn’t here with a…

Do’s and Don’ts of Wooing a Woman Via Internet Dating Sites

How not to be a creep.

In my experience, guys on internet dating sites are completely clueless as to how to get the attention of a quality woman. So, I’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts for men actually looking to date a half-decent female. If you’re just looking for someone completely desperate, a…

Tinderella Tales: Vol. 1

There’s gotta be a better way, but until then, I will chart the hell out of these waters. 

Girl Starts Blog, Girl Meets Boy…

Las Vegas to Toronto

Back in 2006, I started a blog. I don’t know why. I guess I was bored. I had just finished university and…

An Unromantic Romance

My personal love story

I’m a bit of a sap. I love all that fairy tale, romantic comedy junk. Corny? Yes. Unrealistic? Of course. But I enjoy it…

Best friends can come from the most unexpected places 

I went speed dating and picked up another straight girl.

Me, My Wife & the Internet!

Location: ICQ Chat
Time: Spring 2007

It was few months after I came back to Egypt from a 10 weeks trip to the US. That trip…

Blighted Hope

Two years ago, I met a beautiful, intelligent, funny, and brutally honest girl online. We had a few friends in common and initially communicated through wittily constructed comments on photos, posts, etc. She had no filter and withheld nothing. I immediately liked her. And so we began an online conversation of our own.

A Scrawny Dude with a Mohawk Stole My Heart

His profile photo wasn’t his strongest selling point, but at least it was honest. Mangled hair and a gaunt frame standing near a chain link fence. I fell in love anyway.

I’ll admit, I was desperate to find “the one.” I spent a substantial portion of my free time filling out questionnaires, interviewing with matchmakers, and…

On Grouper and millennial dating

The first question asked on every Grouper is always the same, "is this your first Grouper?"

I Married Kilometer Girl

So there was this bug where all the other matches on Match.com showed their distance from me in miles, but hers was in kilometers. And a weird number of kilometers…

‘People You May Know’

I didn’t meet my boyfriend online. But my friend Robin spotted him on Facebook first.

Robin had a habit of emailing me to ask if I knew such-and-such…

I Met My ____ Online
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Tales from the Internet dating trenches

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