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The Downside of Being Desperate For a Boyfriend

July 28th, 2015

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Well, folks. Amelia finally pulled the trigger and blocked me from commenting on The Frisky. Therefore, I’m now going to write my recaps in real time. Today’s installment recaps Dater X’s first over night date with The Big Easy. Some highlights:         Have I neglected to mention that he lives in another […]

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Red Flag 101: When Things Are Too Easy

July 15th, 2015

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Finally, the new Dater X had a date worth deconstructing. Read about it here. For me, their were numerous red flags to this story. I’ll start with the fact that Dater X’s Tinder magically started working again after a month of being on the fritz. Pretty much everybody knows at this point that you just […]

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Cleavage, Porn & Mixed Messages

June 7th, 2015

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It’s Sunday morning and I’ve been up since five am. I’m sleeping less fitfully and not waking up several times throughout the night, but I’m also rising much earlier. Not that that is such a big deal. I’ve always been a morning person. Today, though, I’m stuck with a nasty cough and feeling slightly achy.  […]

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Just Admit You Want Men To Buy You Things

May 29th, 2015

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The Frisky continues to degrade itself by posting this not at all original opinion piece. Many of the men that I date, like my brother, receive or have received assistance from society to enable their autonomy – their families prioritized male independence and workplaces still pay men and women disproportionately for the same work, for example. That support, […]

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If You Want To Date A Guy With Money, Just Admit It

May 12th, 2015

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The Frisky posted an article today that I thought would make for good discussion. It’s your run of the mill listicle of all the guys the author refuses to date. Nothing too inflammatory. Except for this: 11. No Passport Man: If a man has reached his mid- to late-twenties (or older!), but somehow manages to have never […]

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Know The Signs of a Toxic Relationship

April 21st, 2015

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My friend J. forwarded to me an interesting article from Salon that I thought would make for good discussion. The author tells the story of a man she met online who, on the surface, seemed ideal. Their first couple of dates went off without a hitch, with the second ending in a hook-up back at […]

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Plenty of People Settle, They Just Refuse To Admit It

January 20th, 2015

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It’s become de rigueur of xoJane to publish posts from women lacking self-awareness, especially when to comes to dating. Last week, one of xoJane’s regular contributors lamented about the shallowness of men in Manhattan. I love New York, but I hate dating here. I have no problem meeting men, but I have yet to meet […]

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Sometimes You Are Just A Pit Stop For A Guy

November 12th, 2014

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Today’s Dater X post over at The Frisky got me thinking about something that happened to me a few months ago. I told everybody about Ben, the British guy from OKCupid that I tore a new one when he told me he blew off our plans because he met someone else. (Note: I deleted that […]

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So, Men Can Be Assholes But Women Can’t? Gotcha.

October 13th, 2014

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Evan Marc Katz had an..interesting post today that I wanted to discuss here. First, let me be clear. I think Evan has some very good things to say. I think he’s passionate about what he does. I agree with a lot of what he says. Take this for example: This was the starting point of […]

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Here’s How To Avoid Dating A Con Artist #atwys

September 25th, 2014

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So, this article appeared on xoJane today. You know how I always say that a lot of people don’t really care if someone is lying as long as they’re hot or rich or otherwise impressive? Yeah. That’s what this article is all about. I wanted to like him, I really did. I was just not […]

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