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We’ve come a long way, baby.

This week’s title refers not just to the many commenters who have called – nay, pleaded – for the search for Dater X 4.0 to begin. It also refers to the surprising path that my life has taken since I started writing this column.

Looking… READ MORE »


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This week in Things I Worried About But Shouldn’t Have: The Bartender met my parents.

Generally speaking, I don’t tend to fret about boyfriends meeting Mama and Papa X. For one thing, my parents are delightful humans who go out of their way to be friendly to all of the rare specimens that… READ MORE »


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With things mostly calm here in my world, I thought this week might be a good one for a recap, and with it, some additional stories that haven’t always fit into my weekly columns since I started seeing The Bartender.

I noticed that there seem to be some misunderstandings about how much time… READ MORE »


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It’s about time I admitted something that you probably already knew or guessed: This column has an undeniable impact on my dating life. READ MORE »


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This week’s trip to The Bartender’s city has been a little more fraught than most.

As we work on settling into “normal” life, despite one of us more or less always being “on vacation” in the other’s city when we see each other, we’ve both started trying to build some personal time into… READ MORE »


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Passwords mean trust, or at least they do in 2016. READ MORE »


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As things continue to progress with The Bartender, I find myself thinking a lot about compromise.

More specifically: I’m a person who has been on her own, for better or for worse, for most of my life. That’s not to say that I don’t have a strong support system, but rather, that I’m… READ MORE »


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After several weeks and one very disruptive snowstorm, The Bartender finally made his way to my city this weekend.

I was, of course, thrilled to host him, but I was also a bit apprehensive: having spent no more than a delirious New Year’s Eve night here together, I had no frame of reference… READ MORE »


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It’s February, I’m in…love? READ MORE »


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Time to talk about kids? READ MORE »


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Sometimes, it can be hard to see a line until you’ve crossed it. READ MORE »


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Editor’s Note: We’ve realized perhaps too late that this post contained blatantly offensive language that is not in line with our editorial standards. The post has been changed to reflect that. These values are not values that are espoused by the staff and for this editorial oversight we are truly sorry. We will do betterREAD MORE »



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