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Dating When You Feel Less Than

August 7th, 2017

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I hate being unmatched on Tinder. Hate it.  You get the little push notification of a mutual match, you swipe on it to get to your inbox annnnddd….they’re gone.  The only worse feeling is getting the match notification, giving it a few minutes to allow them the time to swipe through your photos and unmatch […]

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When Do You Stop Looking For Love?

July 30th, 2017

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More juicy goodness from The NY Post. I left New York City so I could feel hotter Now,  I don’t disagree with the premise of this article. People in New York City can be shallow as fuck. I’ve often complained about never feeling good enough for the men on Bumble and OKCupid. But I’ve also said, […]

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No, Women Don’t Have To Soften Their Personalities To Find a Man

July 20th, 2017

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Name: ACComment: Thank you for reposting and enhancing your column on why women should be discerning about who they listen to when seeking dating advice.  I was struck by your comment on what it means when a man tells you that other men find you intimidating. It’s something I heard back in college and it’s […]

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Because F*ck Him, That’s Why

May 2nd, 2017

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Do I strike you as someone who weeps at insignificant things? Exactly. That’s how wrecked and self-conscious and inadequate I felt. Intensifying those feelings are my tours of Instagram looking for motivational work-out clips. I look at the bodies on those women then stand in front of my mirror naked and sigh. Yes, I see […]

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Signs He’s An Abusive Asshole

April 10th, 2017

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  Name: Confused Question: So…I have been on a few dates with a man…he is 37, and I am 33. On our first date we met up for breakfast, but ended up hanging out together for the next 24 hours! He wanted to know everything about me in this time…my past relationships, family, what I […]

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Is He Assertive or Just Angry?

March 28th, 2017

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Last year, I matched with a guy on Bumble. He had a full time job in one field, but was also a fitness trainer. Me being me, I asked him right off the bat (after he suggested we meet) if he was using Bumble to find clients. Bad move. He said he wasn’t, wished me […]

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Avoid The Dater With All The Deal Breakers

January 10th, 2017

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Name: Rebecca State: CT Age: 43 Comment: Hi. I am back in the dating pool for the first time after finding out I have HSV-2. Putting myself out there on dating sites feels like false advertising. I’m going to meet up with a really interesting guy for the first time next week who has no […]

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Why Hasn’t She Taken Her Profile Down?

November 6th, 2016

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  Name: xyzed : Question: Hi, How long should people stay on an online dating site after meeting someone and feeling a strong connection on both sides? So I met a woman online and we hit it off pretty well on the phone and after meeting for drinks. So for the next 2 weeks we […]

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Did He Screw Up Or Is She Crazy?

October 27th, 2016

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): deliusfan : Comment: So after a decent first set of interactions online with a girl, and even a 50 minute phone conversation that kept her laughing, I thought we were in a good place for a first encounter, if not full-fledged date.  Since she didn’t live in my […]

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Can You Be Single And Still Live a Full Life?

September 25th, 2016

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Note: I previously wrote this for another website right after my father died. I’ve never published it here. I have a playlist on my phone labeled “Story of My Life.” Included on this list are songs that I’ve always found to encapsulate various tipping points in my life. One of these songs is “Being Alive” […]

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