OkCupid University: Etiquette 0500

Welcome to another installment of OkCupid University!  In case you missed it, you can find my intro to OkC post here. Many of the most common question I get asked about online dating revolve around etiquette.  A lot of myths still abound about male/female interaction, and since the majority of my friends are heterosexual, that's what I hear the most about.  I hate to be heteronormative, but a lot of this post is going to deal with being a woman looking to date a man, because that's what I have personal experience with.  If you don't fall into that category, I ...

OkCupid University: OKC 101

Welcome to OkCupid University. For my first course, let's just take a look at the basics, shall we?  If you're unfamiliar with the site entirely, know that it's a free service and can be relatively private if you're smart about it.  Mostly, it's successful for college and grad students, and working kids in their 20s. Myths 1.  Free sites are only good for hook-ups.  If people want relationships, they're willing to pay.  False!  If you're a student (undergrad or graduate) or you're in your 20s, you probably don't have that much disposable income.  You probably also feel like you're not "old enough" for something ...

I Dunno, Cupid…

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Hi pretties! It's been a very long time since I posted about this, but it's exciting so I feel like broaching it again: online dating.  I don't think I've ever addressed here, properly, why I like it and why I don't think it's just for crazy cat ladies. I've actually met some nice, normal guys online.  Specifically, on OKCupid.  It's free, and there are a lot of students - both undergrad and graduate - in my area.  Perfect, really, for casually dating or looking for something more serious.  I swear!  It's true!  Guys who have respected me, had life goals, and carried on ...