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Days of Whine and Roses

April 6th, 2018

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This has been the week that not just Jesus was ressurected from the dead. Three personal essays were published on three different sites, all of which were reminiscent of the days when xoJane published literally everything submitted to them and editors threw clueless writers under the bus. Here we go: Guys, It’s Super Hard Being […]

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It’s Not Dating That Sucks, It’s You

March 25th, 2018

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It’s been eons since I took the time to read or listen to anything dating-related. Sorry, folks, but there simply isn’t anything else left to say. Spare me your new cutesy terms like lovebombing and breadcrumbing. They’re not origional or unique, they’re just new names for old terms.  We’re stuck in this weird limbo right […]

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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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Why Would A Guy Propose This Quickly? #atwys

September 17th, 2014

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As many of you know, I’m a huge advocate of critical thinking and critical analysis. Unfortunately, when it comes to dating, many people aren’t. Take this story. 44 year old woman meets 47 year old guy on Tinder. They date for 6 months and get engaged. Both are divorced, but only he has children. Four […]

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Are You His Stand-In Girlfriend? #atwys

September 9th, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Wondering what’s up with men : Comment: I met this really nice younger man via my housemate. He had previously rented my room. At the time we met I was looking for work and he asked for my number so because he had a friend who was looking […]

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Are Guys Really Turned Off By A Woman Who Doesn’t Want Commitment? #atwys

August 28th, 2014

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You guise! The Frisky premiered it’s new column entitled, “Dater XY” as a companion column for the Dater X series. Here’s his first installment.   After that night, The Teacher and I started seeing each other two or three times a week and spending the night at each other’s flat on most occasions. We usually […]

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