From reader Melissa: Dear Nev, Do you think online dating and all the ways to meet someone online have helped dating or hurt dating? I haven't online-dated, so I have no experience there, but lots of friends have had more iffy experiences than great ones.
I worry that people now think they will find the fairy-tale prince charming because there are so many more people to meet online than ever before...but the truth is that every relationship takes work and compromise and has its ups and downs. You have to be willing to stick together and earn each other's love.
From reader Olivia: Is it weird that somebody gives you their Kik [messenger] instead of their number when you start talking?
If you are talking to somebody and like them, meet up ASAP. If somebody is serious about pursuing a relationship, they will make the effort to see you.
From reader Lily: Hey Nev, I am not a cynical person but I've come to find that romance is dead. At least in my neck of the woods! I have never been on one romantic date. Guys these days just want to hang out and chill and then go straight to the bedroom. Where is the romance?
OK. Listen up, everyone. Romance is not dead; we just need to start demanding it from each other. Using Facebook and Twitter to flirt is part of the problem. If you want a guy to show you he likes you, don't text with him. Tell him if he wants to see you he simply has to come and find you. Play hard to get and wait for someone to come along who really makes the effort. It may take a while, but I promise it will be worth it.
From reader Stephanie: Do you believe that googling a date or going through their social media can be potentially helpful or harmful to the relationship?
It's totally essential. Max Joseph calls it "digital contraception" and I agree, you should always do a little Google search of someone before you go out with them...just to make sure at the very least they are not a known criminal!
From reader Barbara: Do you think everybody tends to lie more online and exaggerate their feelings?
I think it's easier to lie online than it is to lie to someone's face. In part, this is why I encourage "real life" dating over online dating. Typing "I love you" is much easier than looking someone in the eyes and telling them.
From reader Kathryn: What do you hope the Catfisher and Catfishee gain from being on Catfish: the TV Show? I know that sometimes the end result isn't always very pleasant.
Honestly, I hope that everybody on the show has an experience that empowers them to be more honest and vulnerable. We all need to be more open and communicative with our feelings, and the sooner we start taking chances and putting ourselves out there, the better.
From reader Amanda: Do you think emojis are an important part of dating? How many emojis are too many?
I'm not a big fan of emojis...so use them sparingly. :)
Catfish post since the other person is MIA?