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Early indications from “36 Questions” online dating experiment

For the past couple of weeks, I have been following a simple formula for my first contact messages on Plenty of Fish, which is a freebie (i.e. ad-funded) dating website. I used the “36 questions to fall in love” concept … Continue reading

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Deriving web dating from 36 Questions

In my post about the “36 Questions to Fall in Love” article last week, I wrote that, “I want to come back to this, and see if I can construct a way of using the concepts in dating. For instance, … Continue reading

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Lab-grown intimacy: does one size fit all?

The other day, I found an article from the New York Times about Arthur Aron’s experiments in intimacy, and how the writer (Mandy Len Catron) had tried it for herself. The idea is that, given the right conditions, it is … Continue reading

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Be the best from the beginning: liking their all

Girl on the Net wrote at the weekend that the best partner is one who loves the “bad” bits of you. While there are some statements in that article that give me some significant quibbles, I’m not interested in digging … Continue reading

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“Reasons to”, or “Reasons not to”. Choose one.

I have realised that in my internet dating quest, I have been doing something rather silly. Like many people, I have a list of requirements. As many dating advice bloggers suggest, I have pared this down as far as possible … Continue reading

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Serenity, Courage, Wisdom – the quest continues

After the loss, the regeneration. After Winter, Spring. I decided that this year was going to be my Spring so it makes sense that I should take a look at how I am going to continue growing. In a private … Continue reading

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The “looking for” lists and “Errare Humanum Est”

This got long, and at times rant-y. Still, I’m happy with what it says so I’m putting it out there: I tend to reckon that, as potential boyfriends go, I have a lot going for me. Sure, I’m tubby and … Continue reading

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Knowing when to leave it (issues)

There is, of course, another potential post that would be “Knowing when to leave it (ideas)”, that would talk about knowing when a cool idea is just not going to work out neatly (I’ve had to drop a few like … Continue reading

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