Archive for October, 2011

Dating and hooking up online

According to Research done by, one in five new relationships begins with an online connection. “Of course everyone is online dating,” said “Not-a-Ninja,” who would only reveal his name as CJ “All we do is go to work and then go out drinking with our friends, and if you haven’t met someone that way, […]

Dating after divorce: The shiny penny syndrome

A friend of mine and long-term resident of New York complained to me a few years ago about a dating problem she called “The Shiny Penny Syndrome”. A shiny penny is any of the brilliant, talented, gorgeous and single dwellers of Gotham. The problem arises when someone trying to date one person but can’t help […]

Dating your friend’s ex: How long do you wait?

It’s very common that when your close friend has a boyfriend or girlfriend, you end up spending a lot of time with that person since they are usually with your friend. Because of this, you may get to know this person very well, and may even start to have feelings for them. But, you would […]

The eBay guide to online dating

A row about heterosexual online dating caught my ear the other day. It was on ABC local radio. Callers were ringing in to tear strips off the gender to which they didn’t belong with a ferocity uncharacteristic of the station’s regular mob. One man accused ‘Sydney women’ of being heartless gold-diggers, and an angry female […]

First time for everything: Dating a couple

I met Greg* through a dating website and we talked online and  then on the phone for about a week. I was very hesitant because I had never tried online dating before, and also because of one more very glaring fact: Greg was in a four-year relationship with Jen*. No, he wasn’t on a cheating […]

For transgender singles, online dating is a minefield

It could be your prototypical 21st-century love story. Boy meets girl on an online dating site. Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. And after realizing that they can’t live without each other, boy and girl get engaged. But there is one small catch; the boy was born a girl. The world of online dating is […]

Dating guide for the urban male: So you want to talk to her…

There’s never been a better time to be a single male in India. The country is teeming with educated, urbane and eminently single women. And yet, I constantly hear single guys lament the absence of eligible women. Perhaps that’s because guys are consuming relationship advice columns written by women for women. And that’s just wrong. […]

Ways to impress a girl revealed in new report

It might not be something that a guy admits to just anyone, but deep down inside, every one of them is seeking for the best dating advice for men. There is something about the look in a girl’s eyes when she thinks a guy is really cool that just feels great – makes him feel […]

Top ten things that turn a guy off

This article could easily be called 50 things that turn a man off because I can readily think of that many, but I’ll stop at ten, I promise (fingers crossed). Epic stories have been written throughout the ages about the vast difference between men and women, their attitudes, their thought processes, their sexuality.  And for […]

Kerry Katona goes back to online dating

For a moment it seemed as though Kerry Katona would turn cougar and get together with pal Lucien Laviscount. But with their Celebrity Big Brother showmance already having run its course, Kezza is reportedly back to chatting up strangers on the internet. And she’s apparently unconcerned about safety because, according to The People, the mum-of-four […]