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Alex is the founder, creative director and managing editor at the Urban Dater. Alex also runs his own boutique marketing agency in Orange County, Ca: DigiSavvy. Among his treasured pursuits are bike rides with his girlfriend (don't be perverted, now!), hiking, watching the Portland Trailblazers and the LA Angels. Follow Alex: Twitter | LinkedIn

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Paid Online Dating

The death and demise of paid online dating sites are nothing new. Reports and articles about the decline of subscribers for the heavy hitters Match.com and e-Harmony are old news, in fact. So what? I am not writing to tell...

/ May 25, 2016

The 10 Worst Ideas for the First Date

A single detail matters on the first date. It goes without saying that, ideally, you two should feel comfortable and enjoy each other’s company. However, it can be pretty hard to do that, especially if the venue of your date...

/ April 21, 2016

On Flirting

Flirting. I've been told that I'm an incurable fucking flirt on more than one occasion. That's true. I'm generally being playful. I'm trying to relate to someone and make them feel comfortable within the context of a shared moment. I...

/ March 31, 2016

The Myth of Dating Out of Your League

An expression used when a girl is just too hot for you and you have absolutely no chance with her. Dude don't even try it, she's way out of your league. — The Urban Dictionary “The League” is not only...

/ February 16, 2016
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How to Keep the Conversation Interesting on a Date

Photo Cred: Greg Rakozy Whether it’s your first date, or a few dates in, or you’re spicing things up with a date night between you, there are topics and techniques to keep the conversation flowing. For example, when storytelling, try...

/ February 4, 2016

Relationship Advice That Never Goes Out of Style

Relationships are hard and they are tricky. We know we have to work at them and just because it's broke doesn't mean you ditch it. I've collected and listed out some things that I hold as truisms. Some of these are well-known bits...

/ January 28, 2016

Cool First Date Ideas That Aren’t Really Cool

Let's set the scene people. You've got an upcoming date with someone new, you guys have texted and messaged back and forth feverishly. You have some stuff in common and already have an “inside joke.” The pressure to impress is...

/ January 21, 2016

Death of a Pickup Artist

With the most notable of all the Pickup Artists retired, is it time to re-examine the PUA culture? If you're a man, and you break out into sweats at the mere mention of talking to a woman, what do you...

/ January 19, 2016