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.

What Makes a Great Online Dating Profile?

Online dating is slowly replacing the traditional ways of looking for romantic partners. Many people have switched their strategy of looking for dates to online dating, describing the method as easy, efficient and time-saving. If you have decided to join...

/ June 11, 2020

Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person

For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during stay-at-home orders, it’s been like swimming in a version of Netflix’s reality series “Love is Blind.” In the show, contestants must get engaged before ever actually meeting one another in...

Porn use is up, thanks to the pandemic

Across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost all aspects of daily life. Travel is down; jobless claims are up; and small businesses are struggling. But not all businesses are experiencing a downturn. The world’s largest pornography website, Pornhub,...

Isolating together is challenging – and relationship stresses can affect biological functioning

In the wake of COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home orders, young couples may find themselves spending more time with each other than ever before. As a developmental psychologist who conducts research on adolescent and young adult relationships, I’m interested in...

How to listen to your loved ones with empathy when you yourself are feeling the strain of social distancing

COVID-19 has revealed a great many things about our world, including the vulnerabilities inherent in our economic, health care and educational institutions. The pandemic and the resulting orders to shelter in place have also uncovered vulnerabilities in our relationships with...

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