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The Love Guru: Confronting A Ghost From The Past

Ever since “The Talk” happened, things have been better with Spontaneous Guy than I could have imagined. We’ve been spending more time together, getting to know each other on a deeper level, and continuing to have fun.

“Everything is going great, but I’m still panicking,” I told Dr. Diana during our last meeting.

The Love Guru / June 28, 2011

The Love Guru: And Then It Happened

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. I am the mouse in this metaphor, Spontaneous Guy is the man, and the plan is to have “The Talk.”

Per Dr. Diana’s instructions, I carefully crafted a strategy to initiate the exclusivity talk with Spontaneous Guy. We had plans on Friday…

The Love Guru / June 16, 2011

The Love Guru: Having “The Talk” 101

In a terribly unglamorous moment, which involved a sleazy bathroom makeout session and a drunken cab ride home, I realized that I was done dating multiple guys, that I was ready to press my luck with the one and only Spontaneous Guy.

I walked into Dr. Diana’s office my chest puffed, ready to share…

The Love Guru / June 7, 2011

The Love Guru: My Terribly Unglamorous Moment Of Clarity

As I got ready to go on my second date with Party Boy, the be-dimpled guy I had shared witty banter and a cigarette with at my friend’s birthday party, I was hopeful, grateful in fact, that going to see one of our favorite bands together would be an awesome way to spend a Wednesday…

The Love Guru / May 24, 2011

The Love Guru: The Importance Of Being Grateful

Towards the end of our second date, per Dr. Diana’s instructions, I told Old Flame I was dating other people as we were leaving the bar. I wasn’t sure how he’d react, but oddly, it seemed to sexually excite him. Our goodnight hug and smooch turned hot. We stood in my stairwell, kissing furiously. There…

The Love Guru / May 10, 2011

The Love Guru: Now I Know What “The Bachelorette” Feels Like

I walked into the restaurant and spotted Old Flame sitting at the bar sipping a beer. He looked better than I remembered and when I hugged him I felt a stirring in my nether regions.

Near the end of a dinner filled with laughter, Old Flame’s hazel eyes turned serious. He reached across the…

The Love Guru / May 3, 2011

The Love Guru: Love Doesn’t Have To Mean Someone Gets Hurt

“You think love means someone has to get hurt terribly,” said my love guru.

I had just finished recounting my entire dating history for her — from middle school until present day. It took up nearly the entire session. I told her about the boyfriend who had blindsided me by telling me he wa…

The Love Guru / April 26, 2011