Dating, Relationships

Toxic Trifecta: Three Red Flags in Online Dating Profiles

Michael St. Michael Over 32 million people in the US regularly use online dating apps. Individuals from all walks of life look for everything from secret partners and casual hookups to long-term relationships on places like Zoosk, PlentyofFish, Hinge, Bumble and Tinder, to name just a handful of a whole stable of dating apps. At… Continue reading Toxic Trifecta: Three Red Flags in Online Dating Profiles

Dating, Dr Lovestrange

Sorry, I don’t get on here much (and other excuses)

There are, of course, lots of different kinds of relationships and the accompanying jargon takes a while to figure out (LTR, NSA, FWB, Sugardaddy, DKY, ENM). With that said, my starting assumption is that people create profiles on dating apps and websites because they actually want to meet somebody in real life. That isn't a… Continue reading Sorry, I don’t get on here much (and other excuses)

Dating, Dr Lovestrange

Sugar, I’m not your Daddy

Sugar Daddy was not a term I was familiar with in my 20s. By the time I became a father in my 30s I had heard of it. Now that I am a single father in my 40s I'm apparently starting to look like a potential Sugar Daddy, to some women at least. In the… Continue reading Sugar, I’m not your Daddy

Dating, Dr Lovestrange

The Sound of Silence

You may have read the piece about ghosting published here on the DMC recently. Perhaps you've been lucky enough to have never been ghosted or had enough integrity to have never ghosted...but there's a good chance you have been on at least one side of that equation. I have been on both sides and I… Continue reading The Sound of Silence

Dating, Relationships

Mind the Gap

If you cruise apps targeting those who want an age gap between them and their partner, like Gaper or AgeMatch, there is some good news in the form of recent research. According to a recent study by researcher Tony Silva in the academic journal Socius, men involved in heterosexual relationships in which their partner is… Continue reading Mind the Gap

Dating, Mental Health, Relationships

Ghosting, Or How to Be Toxic Without Even Trying

Ghosting, meaning suddenly stopping all communication with someone with whom you are in a relationship, is one of the most common ways for people to end their romantic involvement with another person. Have you ghosted someone? Of course you have. Ever been ghosted? Probably. Studies indicate that in the United States, ghosting is used to… Continue reading Ghosting, Or How to Be Toxic Without Even Trying

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Seen in the Wild (World of Dating)

As you may have read previously, I am trying to navigate the world of online dating. In so doing, I sometimes come across some of the most bizarre, creative, and hilarious profiles. This is the first post in an ongoing series - Seen in the Wild (World of Dating) - where I share with you… Continue reading Seen in the Wild (World of Dating)

Mental Health, Relationships

Is Your Partner a Narcissist?

Disclaimer: This outline cannot and does not constitute medical advice. For informational purposes only. Mental health conditions are complex, and individuals vary greatly in their interactions with others, physical condition, and response to treatment. If you suffer from a mental health issue, consult a mental health professional. Today, everywhere you turn online you see pieces… Continue reading Is Your Partner a Narcissist?

Dating, Dr Lovestrange, Relationships

Online Dating: The False Perception of Plenty (F.P.P.)

I want to say at the outset that until I meet someone in person I question pretty much all assumptions I may form based on how they appear and interact online. With that said... Over the last couple of years I have observed some odd behavior in the online dating world. I'm not talking about… Continue reading Online Dating: The False Perception of Plenty (F.P.P.)

Dating, Dr Lovestrange, Relationships

Dr Lovestange’s voyages into the dating multiverse

Dr. Lovestange is a straight, white-passing, divorced, single dad in his 40's. He has been venturing into the world of dating for a couple of years. These are his stories, and while some of the details (like names, dates, etc.) have been changed to protect the privacy of the people involved, his stories are all… Continue reading Dr Lovestange’s voyages into the dating multiverse