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New Article on Examiner: Manti Te’o – A Cautionary Online Dating Tale

mantiteoConsider this something that belongs under the “ripped from the headlines” category. Unless you’ve avoided any major news network and ESPN in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen at least one or two headlines recounting the tale of a hapless Notre Dame linebacker – Manti Te’o. To get the clueless up to speed, the Heisman candidate became probably one of the most famous victims of catfishing in a hoax that supposedly lasted for nearly three years.Catfishing is a term coined to describe an elaborate dating scam where a con artist assumes a persona to convince a mark (victim) to usually buy them things or directly send them money under the guise of a relationship. Usually the mark will never meet the victim in real life, and unfortunately the con artist will usually bleed the mark dry and vanish without a trace.

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New Article on Examiner: CoffeeMeetsBagel.com’s Holiday Date Auction!

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Are you looking to meet a hottie to start 2013 off right? Is the fear of spending the winter on solo status not appealing? Well, one of my favorite online dating sites has come up with a nifty concept to help singles across the country meet someone in time for New Years!  Coffee Meets Bagel, the NYC based online dating platform that sends you one fresh prospect (or “bagel”) every afternoon at 12pm, is holding a holiday date online auction from December 13th through New Year’s Eve.

 

 

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New Article on Examiner: Ladies Have Several Seats

If you insist on assuming, I must insist on telling you to have several seats…

So, I’ve been focusing on the men lately, and realized that I’m neglecting my own gender! Tonight’s article – although not about technology – is much needed and is inspired by a scene from last Sunday’s (11.11.12) episode of RHOA. Yes, it’s my guilty pleasure, and something I’m sure many of my female readers can relate to. ^_^ A quick recap for those who don’t watch RHOA; one of the newbies, Kenya Moore, asks her paramour “Walter” if there were any skeletons in his closet. Being foolishly honest, he admits that he once dated Kandi Burress, another cast member. And on cue, Kenya gives him the serious stank face and has a minor freak out. My reaction, to quote the extremely outspoken Tamar Braxton (another reality guilty pleasure of mine): I’m going to need you to have several seats.

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New Article on Examiner: Eyes Up Here Fellas, Pt 2 “The Art of Flirting”

Last week I started what will be an ongoing series of articles covering the Art of Flirting. To recap part one, the takeaway was that approaching a woman doesn’t require the most witty or high brow of conversations. All it takes is guts. And as a reminder, last week’s article was really aimed at men. Yes, women need encouragement too, but it’s a different angle. So, working under the assumption that you’re now confident and ready to approach women, let’s move on to part two of the Art of Flirting…eye contact.

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New Article on Examiner: Online Dating Site Scam AnastasiaGlobal.com

So, I actually hadn’t intended to write a dating site review this week. But I’ve been seeing these irritating online dating site commercials on TV for the past few weeks and today I finally got curious enough to investigate. So, there’s a website out there called Anastasia Global. In the commercial, a male voice over speaks soothingly about how he met this fantastic woman named Anastasia even though she lives thousands of miles away. Clearly, this commercial is aimed at men as it makes no reference for how a single American lady could meet a man. In the end, a title card appears telling viewers that they can experience a 40 minute free trial if they visit Anastasia Global now.

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New Article on Examiner: The Art of Flirting…Wit Isn’t Always Necessary (Part 1)

I’m still busy finalizing some fantastic tech dating articles. But in the meantime, let’s examine ways that you can take that digital connection offline! Much like some of my other “slightly” off topic articles, the reality is that digital matchmaking is no substitution for being able to carry your own in the real world. And my background is providing date coaching services to men. So, consider this an ongoing series.

The Art of Flirting…Wit Isn’t Always Necessary

So, this afternoon I was out and about in Times Square – I know I know…I never spend time there. But I was there today okay! Anywho, I ended up chatting with a friendly guy who I kind of think was flirting with me. And I say “kind of” because sometimes you’re never really sure if a guy is really being flirty or just being chatty because you both happen to be stuck in the same situation so you might as well make do and have a conversation. For the record we were both at an event.

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CoffeeMeetsBagel Heads West!

So back in the beginning of September I wrote an article for Examiner about the awesome NYC based dating site, CoffeeMeetsBagel. The concept is that everyday a new potential match is sent straight to your inbox at noon. Then you have 24 hours to approve the suggested match or pass on it and wait for a new match to be sent to you the next day. Rather than wading through an endless list of potential matches, members receive a daily personalized match.

Well, now that CoffeeMeetsBagel has conquered New York & Boston, they’re setting their sites on San Francisco. With a launch scheduled for this Wednesday, October 24th, singles in San Francisco will finally get a taste of CoffeeMeetsBagel’s personalized service!

For more info on CoffeeMeetsBagel, visit their website at www.coffeemeetsbagel.com.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2012 in Dating, Examiner

 

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