Category: Online Dating

Online Dating is challenging. the Urban Dater shares stories from real people about their dating woes and successes. We often dive into great details about what makes for a great date and what makes for a bad date. Hopefully, these online dating stories help you along your own dating journey.

Yes, This Really Happened

When I began online dating, I discovered someone highly intriguing who lived on the other side of the world. Although he assured me Topanga Canyon was a reasonable 26 miles away from my Pasadena apartment, Los Angelenos know this translates...

/ July 11, 2017

Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts

Online dating can be difficult, time-consuming, confusing, and just plain scary.  You never know until you actually meet the person just what exactly you’re going to get.  Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help navigate the world of...

Magnets

Because sometimes things just attract… A person or thing that has a powerful attraction. I attended a funeral for a friend's mother today; I was with mutual friends showing our support during our buddy's time of need. During the ceremony,...

/ May 22, 2017

What NOT to Message a Girl Online

Should you or should you not send that message? If you have to ask then read this! Technology has made our lives easier and with respect to meeting people for a date, it's been a boon in some ways while...

/ April 27, 2017

The 3 Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Online Dating Success

When I first signed up for online dating over a decade ago, I failed miserably. In fact, I practically made failing an art form. The constant rejection and lack of acknowledgment led me to believe that something was personally wrong...

/ April 20, 2017

A Dating Story About Ugly Men’s Shoes.

I'll begin with a question for you, dear readers: What do you do when: You have a pretty decent date who is wearing a custom suit and looks pretty legit, but then you notice he's dressed in these shoes and you feel...

/ April 3, 2017

Dating Along Party Lines: A Brutal Study of Politics and Dating

Binary Politics and Dating Suck — OH at Starbucks I've swiped profiles that read “swipe left if you voted for Trump.” Heck, I even saw one that said: “swipe right if you voted for Harambe.” Fucking Harambe, the poor gorilla gunned...

/ March 9, 2017

Modern Courtship is Destroying Everything

Science says: Dating is hard!!! (Surprising no one at all) Tell me if this sounds familiar: You go out with someone, and you have a lovely time; there's a connection, and you want to see where this rabbit hole leads....

/ March 5, 2017