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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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Why “No Hook Ups!” Disclaimers In Your Profile Don’t Work

December 29th, 2014

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Last week on xoJane, a post about how a woman found her boyfriend (or a month) on Tinder. To weed guys out, the first sentence of my mini, seven-sentence profile said, “FYI, not looking for hook-ups.” I also made sure my photos were conversation-starters: me with the Chicago Cubs mascot, me drinking out of a […]

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Critical Thinking: Why It’s Important If You’re Dating Online

November 23rd, 2014

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On Friday, xoJane published this doozie of an essay called 5 Things I Learned From Going On a Date With A Guy Who’s Missing His Front Teeth. Read the article and then come back. Go ahead. I’ll wait. I’ve said many times that the most crucial skill a single person can hone if they want […]

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Should You Ever Tell Someone The Real Reason You Won’t Date Them? #atwys

August 10th, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): JW : Comment: What’s the etiquette when you meet someone for the first time via an online dating website, and you can clearly see he or she is much heavier than the pictures he or she posted online?  I’m not talking a few vanity pounds, I mean about […]

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The Dangers of Making Your Relationship The Center Of Your World #atwys

July 21st, 2014

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Mandy over at xoJane wrote a post recently that has incited a shit storm in the comments. I mean, come on. The same way if I post some humblebraggy crap about my career (who is my husband), it is the exact same thing as your smug profile pic in your $50,000 wedding gown making out […]

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The First Rule of Casual Sex Is You Don’t Talk About Casual Sex #atwys

June 4th, 2014

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Mandy over at xoJane wrote an interesting article today that I wanted to discuss. From the article: Step 1: Make it clear in your dating profile that you are open to a purely hookup scenario. Mandy is speaking specifically of Tinder, but I assume she means that this disclaimer should be included in any profile. […]

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Are You Going To Settle Eventually?

April 9th, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Dating Man : Comment: Question for the ladies.  I have one friend who is a female who I had been friends with for up to 8 years.  During the time we knew each other we were platonic friends.  Years passed and when I was dating another women she […]

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I Just Can’t: Here’s What’s Really Amazing About Being Single

April 7th, 2014

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From my I Just Can’t Files… Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, grates my cheese more than articles written by coupled up people that condescend to single people. This article is just that.  It should have been titled, “Being In a Relationship Isn’t Any Better Than Being Single. Except When It Is.” Let’s begin:   Ways […]

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Stop Expecting Men To Do All The Heavy Lifting

April 6th, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Stephanie Comment: I’ve been seeing a guy on and off for slightly over a year now. It started out as just sex. We have been friends for a long time but there are a few complications with us – he is good friends with my ex and he […]

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Why Can’t He Orgasm With Her?

April 4th, 2014

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Alias (DO NOT USE A REAL NAME!!): Dirty Little Secret Comment: I recently went on a date with a guy that I’ve known for about 2 years. We work together,and over the course of time have gotten to know each other pretty well. We went on this date having already mutually determined that we would […]

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