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.

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

My Love Do(n't) Cost Things

Love isn’t Free. Materially or metaphorically, it isn’t. Here are four characteristics of why money isn’t the only thing but is in fact, a thing in relationships. It Depends On Your Lifestyle She’s dripping with Gucci and you can’t do...

/ January 2, 2020

Great Ideas for Daytime Dating

What Can You Do to Save the Day Date: four beautiful words, one enormous struggle. Where to go? When to meet? What to do? Stop. Take a deep breath and repeat this mantra: daytime dating shouldn’t be painful, it should...

/ December 27, 2019

Me and Serial Monogamy, Thanks Online Dating

My experience in serial monogamy and online dating They say love is one of the most complicated things in life that no one can decipher. Well, I think I can – love is just addition, nothing more. A chemical reaction...

/ December 3, 2019

Why I’m Quitting Tinder

I started Tinder just like so many else, with the hope of meeting someone special. He didn’t have to be the one. I just wanted to meet someone who genuinely excited me. At first, Tinder seemed like a good way...

/ November 21, 2019

The Loophole in Long Distance Dating

Long distance relationships carry a bad rep for multiple reasons: the longing, the pain of being apart, the effort, the tests of trust and bonds, the investment, and essentially the lack of all physical, existential interaction. Ever thought of long-distance...

/ November 12, 2019