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When & How To Ask About Testing and Sexual History

May 4th, 2014

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Tweet Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): bbdawg Comment: What is the current etiquette for asking to exchange STD tests? Hi Moxie I am going to re-enter the dating market soon and I have a question.  I have been taking to some ppl online and I am going to meet them soon.  I am […]

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At Some Point We’re All Undateable To Someone

February 8th, 2013

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Tweet Name: lovelost Age: 29 State: Question: I’ve had genital herpes (HSV-2) for two years. I’ve tried online hsv dating with no luck but I have dated 3 guys that I knew from the real world. All three of these guys openly pursued me, not the other way around. I told all three as soon […]

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Single, Separated, Divorced: How Honest Should You Be?

January 29th, 2013

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Tweet This Frisky article might spark some interesting discussion. Once again, I left a comment and it’s being moderated. I’m starting to think it’s personal. From the article: Finding out that “single” signifier on his online dating profile actually should have read “divorced” has happened to me a grand total of FIVE times. I shit […]

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Why Dating 2.0 Scares Men

August 4th, 2012

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Tweet Name: John Age: 45 State:NY Question: My divorce was finalized 12 months ago and now I am online dating for a couple of months. I am not looking for a casual hookup but something with LTR potential. Here is a scenario that happened with a woman I met. She is 45, divorced and has […]

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Beware The Man With a Savior Complex

May 9th, 2012

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Tweet Name: AJ Age: 59 State: Illinois Question: I’d like to call this “The guy who wanted a Roommate With Benefits”. I have never ran into a guy like this until now and I thought it might be interesting sharing with your readers. First I have to preface this with I’m a 59 year old […]

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The Dealbreakers That Keep You Single

February 16th, 2012

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Tweet 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 […]

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Do We Enjoy Torturing Ourselves?

January 31st, 2012

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Tweet So, I had my yearly exam today. In addition to the regular breast exam and blood work (fibrotic breasts! Yay!) I had my STD panel done.  It all got me to thinking about the whole sexual history issue, the STD talk, and what precautions we take or don’t take. Here’s the scenario. You date […]

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

November 13th, 2011

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Tweet Name: Kelz State: nyc Age: 40 Comment:  I’ve been using Match and okCupid for the past several months. When I started online dating I did so looking for a LTR. After several months of meeting men that showed no signs of wanting a serious relationship I wondered if maybe they were on to something. […]

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What If “The One” Has Herpes?

September 15th, 2011

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Tweet Name: Leslie Age: 38 State: CA Comment: I’ve recently met an absolutely amazing guy. Charming, bright, etc. We’ve been dating for about 4 weeks and he recently shared that he has Genital Herpes.  He was clearly very embarrassed about it and was adamant that he is taking suppressive therapy to minimize his outbreaks. He […]

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Dating Someone With a Past

July 25th, 2011

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Tweet How do you navigate dating someone with a “past”?  you know, criminal charges, bankruptcy, addiction, that kind of stuff.  I don’t recall having seen a recent column on that.  I’ve been thinking about it because I think in general women don’t know how to ask questions or what to do with what another person […]

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