All posts by Alana Saltz

Alana Saltz is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles. She's been in the L.A. online dating scene for several years and has pretty much seen it all. To learn more about her, please visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @alanasaltz.

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Why Men Should Still Pay For the First Date

Should the man pay for a first date? This is one of the most controversial and commonly asked questions when it comes to dating etiquette. I’m not going to talk about feminism or gender equality. I’m not going to compare...

/ June 7, 2013

Is Your Online Dating Profile the Best it Can Be?

It’s difficult to know how your online dating profile is being read by prospective dates. If you’re not quite getting the response you hoped for, the best way to make your profile more appealing is to get some feedback on...

/ March 21, 2013

The Top 8 Mistakes Guys Make in Their Online Dating Profiles

I recently went out with a guy from OKCupid who told me that he had noticed a lot of women including long lists of red flags and dealbreakers in their profiles. “I find that so annoying,” he complained. “I mean,...

/ March 6, 2013