Browsing All posts tagged under »Email«

Wipe the Smile Off My Face

August 27, 2013

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Here’s a doozy so big and so intense that it deserves its own post. I received this brief little message on OkCupid at the beginning of last month: “Gosh, your smile <3” Then, 18 days later, after no response from me: “Gosh, am so in love with your smile ❤ Could imagine waking up every […]

Recent OKCupid Gold (Nothing Gay Though Because I’m Straight.)

August 6, 2013

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Ok guys, I’m not saying that every message you’re sending me on an online dating site needs to be an individually crafted personal ode to why I’m the perfect girl for you. In fact, that sounds really creepy. More often than not, a simple “Hey, how are you?” does the trick just fine. With that […]

WWASKD (What Would A Serial Killer Do?)

April 16, 2013

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Because it’s been a while (two whole months!) since I’ve done one of these posts (and because men just won’t stop sending me these terrible things), here are the ten most awesomely bad online dating messages that have recently come across my inbox.  “hey, What are you up to this weekend, would you like to […]

Don’t Be Short With Me

March 31, 2013

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This story is from Christina, a 26-year-old dance teacher in Boston, as told to Raz:  This is a series of emails between me and Connor, a guy I met on HowAboutWe.com: —————————— On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Christina wrote: Hey there, I got your message on howaboutwe, and I’d love to see […]

Disclaimer Laden Sex-osity (and Other Noteworthy Notes)

February 15, 2013

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It’s that time of the month again, kids. Where I share the worst online dating messages that have cluttered my inbox. I don’t ask a lot from men when it comes to messaging me online. Say hi. Tell me I seem cute and interesting. Maybe, if you’re really good, mention something I talk about on […]

Ass Man

January 30, 2013

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This story is from Laura, a 25-year-old vet student in L.A., as told to Raz: The new thing in vet school is apparently to join an online dating service—everyone’s doing it. So I jumped on that bandwagon and joined OkCupid. One of my first messages was from a guy named Ryan. We were only a […]

Deja Vu

October 15, 2012

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I was excited about Eddie. In his JDate photos, he was super hot, tall and athletic. Plus, our emails proved that we actually had a lot in common. After about 5 messages back and forth, he asked for my number, which I happily handed over. When he called me the next night, I was nervous […]