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.

Ladies, You Have to Treat Men Right, Too!

Recently, a woman I had dated a few times and with whom I had a nightly phone call where we talked about a wide variety of subjects from politics to movies, called in tears because she had finally received the...

/ May 6, 2020

Can your soulmate be your Muse?

When was the last time you rolled into a date with a suitcase full of notes? Do you usually walk into a date with a 12 font, Arial, Single Spaced Page of all the things that make you tick. The...

/ May 3, 2020

Online Romance Scams Are on The Rise: How To Be Safe

Be wary of potential love interests you meet online because scammers can break not only your heart but also your wallet. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that romance scams are now the costliest type of online fraud in the...

/ April 27, 2020

Love & Corona: What Will Happen?

There’s nothing like a pandemic to stir up your dating life. The virus has upended the economy, public health systems, and politics of nearly every country in the world. Some more than others. People’s social lives, livelihoods, and personal lives...

/ April 22, 2020

Stuck at home with your partner? Look to retirees for how to make it work

Across the country an unprecedented number of couples are suddenly spending every waking and sleeping hour of the day with one another. That’s what many older retired couples do too, even when there isn’t a pandemic. Their experiences are worth...

How to Avoid Being Catfished and Conned

And Who the Heck is Gloria M? I have been widowed, divorced, conned, lied to, and cheated on.  Dating at a mature age is difficult enough, especially if you are new to it. Online dating, in particular, has its ups...

/ February 8, 2020
Comic Book Trash Romance

America’s postwar fling with romance comics

Last year, comic book enthusiast Gary Watson donated his massive personal collection to the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of South Carolina. As the reference and instruction librarian, I’m tasked with getting to know...

/ February 8, 2020

Galentine’s Day has become a thing – why hasn’t Malentine’s Day?

On Feb. 13, women will celebrate Galentine’s Day, a holiday trumpeting the joys of female friendships. The holiday can trace its origins to a 2010 episode of “Parks and Rec,” in which the main character, Leslie Knope, decides that the...

/ February 3, 2020