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Girl Talk: Why Dating Is Like “Goldilocks & The Three Bears”

I’ve been trying on men lately like Goldilocks testing out chairs and porridge, vacillating between one extreme and the other — scalding hot and limply cold, too soft and too damn hard.

Sunday night’s premiere episode of HBO’s new comedy “Girls” drove home this idea of extremes when it comes to self-selecting men: the…

Annie James / April 17, 2012

Girl Talk: I Make My First Dates Compete At Quiz Night

By the time you’ve reached your 30s, you have likely been on dozens of first dates. Be they through a set up, a slurry meeting in a bar, a random encounter on the street or an online dating website, the first date almost always goes through the same motions: Non-alcoholic Beverage + Light Snack, Small…

Annie James / March 15, 2012

Girl Talk: Please Don’t Invite Me To Your Pity Party

Anyone who thinks that women are the needy gender when it comes to Valentine’s Day was not up in my inbox on this particular Hallmark holiday.

Without fail I receive three phone calls on the special day, whether or not I am in a relationship. One call comes from my mother — who,…

Annie James / February 28, 2012

Girl Talk: I Dated A Guy With Man Boobs

The first rule of man boobs: Don’t talk about the man boobs. Following that: Don’t touch the man boobs. And like a lackey on a Nicholas Cage set, do not look the man boobs in the eye. Errr, nipple.

In my decade and a half experience negotiating male bodies, I have…

Annie James / February 13, 2012