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Girl Talk: I’m Being Brutally Honest In My Online Dating Profile

“I’m an empty essay, fill me out!” the words beckoned under the Self Summary section of my brand new, totally blank OkCupid profile.

Armed with a Diet Coke…

Jennifer Garam | March 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm

7 Signs That You’re The One Who’s Emotionally Unavailable

After years of unsuccessful attempts at dating, you’ve finally isolated your problem: unavailable men. If only you could find a guy who wasn’t a total commitmentphobe, you’d be in the…

Jennifer Garam | September 24, 2012 - 1:00 pm

9 Reasons You Suck At Relationships And How To Get Better

Some people are good at relationships. They meet potential partners with effortless ease wherever they go—on the subway, in the elevator at work, on line at the grocery store. They…

Jennifer Garam | July 16, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Stepped On A Rat And Met Maxwell (Or How The Something Really Bad Can Turn Into Something Really Good)

Last week I was racing across the street in flip flops when, before I could stop it, my left foot landed on a pulverized rat. This was upsetting. Standing on…

Jennifer Garam | June 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Putting A Moratorium On Beating Yourself Up

“You’re really mean to yourself,” my friend said after I’d finished listing all the ways I’d messed up a date with a guy I really liked. What did I do…

Jennifer Garam | May 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

7 Ways To Survive The Second Date Slump

When you finally meet someone you connect with, that first date feels like magic. The conversation flows smoothly, the chemistry is electric, and you wish that the night would never…

Jennifer Garam | May 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

6 Tips For Moving On After You’ve Been Blindsided By A Breakup

“This isn’t working for me anymore,” he says abruptly one night on the phone, and you’re stunned. Everything had been going great. You’d even been thinking about places to go…

Jennifer Garam | April 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: When I Like A Guy, I Put On A Show

Just as Zooey Deschanel has her own theme song on “The New Girl”—Who’s that girl? It’s Jess!—I, too, could have my own catchy tune that begins, It’s The Jen Show!

Jennifer Garam | February 20, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: How I Quit Stalking Guys On Facebook And Twitter

It all started a few years ago with an ex and one innocent Google search. In a moment of missing Jeremy*, a guy I’d dated a couple of years earlier,…

Jennifer Garam | February 14, 2012 - 12:00 pm

5 Dangers Of Flirty Texting

You give good text and are proud of it. Often finding yourself heavy texting with a crush or brand new love interest, you delight in the back-and-forth repartee, the dings…

Jennifer Garam | February 7, 2012 - 10:00 am

Girl Talk: How I Stopped Hating Valentine’s Day

In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was fun. I went to the stationery store with my Mom, picked out a box of perforated Smurf Valentines, and sat in front of the…

Jennifer Garam | February 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

6 Playlists For Every Relationship Stage

We all know that music can powerfully affect emotions, changing how you feel completely or intensifying the mood you’re already in. We also know that relationships can powerfully affect emotions,…

Jennifer Garam | February 3, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Not A Recovering Alcoholic But I Act Like One

“She doesn’t drink,” my Mom said when someone offered me a glass of champagne at my sister’s wedding last summer.

“Mom!” I hissed. “Can you say ‘She doesn’t…

Jennifer Garam | January 20, 2012 - 12:00 pm

10 Unhealthy Dating Patterns And How To Break Them

If you feel like you missed the class that taught everything you needed to know about dating and you just can’t make these things called relationships work, you may be…

Jennifer Garam | January 19, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: A Man I Loved Died

Sometimes when I am sitting in a Starbucks on my lunch break, I will remember sitting there with Joey* nine years ago. I will see my 20-something self a few…

Jennifer Garam | January 3, 2012 - 12:00 pm

First Time For Everything: Getting Naked In Class

“Sit down, you forgot to act,” my teacher said, and my cheeks burned.

It was less than two minutes into my scene and he was already stopping it.

Jennifer Garam | November 30, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: How I Stopped Falling For Guys Who Failed To Mention They Had Girlfriends

When I was in my late 20s, I had a crush on a guy I worked with. He was tall and preppy, and looked like he’d stepped out of a…

Jennifer Garam | August 31, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: How I Overdosed On Self-Help

This is how I used to start my day: I’d meditate for five minutes, read the daily passage in The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie, and do the daily…

Jennifer Garam | May 31, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: How I Finally Stopped Comparing Myself To My Ex

For years after my ex and I broke up, I used to like to play this game where I’d compare myself to him. This was not a fun game. He…

Jennifer Garam | April 19, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Nerdy Flirting

I recently had a flirtation with a guy whereby we debated the merits of using versus the actual hard copy, old school, book version of the dictionary. And I…

Jennifer Garam | December 3, 2010 - 3:00 pm