When I was a teenager, I didn’t dream of marrying a Hollywood star. I dreamed of marrying a prince. Like a real one. From Europe. Preferably from England.
And can you blame me? The boys that filled my junior high school consisted of three types: arrogant jocks, tiresome Bible-thumpers, and rambunctious cowboys. And… More »
On one hand, I want to support him, but on the other hand, I’m not sure how it would make my boyfriend feel to be my date to my ex’s wedding. More »
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… More »
I’ve been doing the online dating thing for a while now, but never had I had a date so negatively noteworthy that it affected me for more than a few hours after, until a couple of weeks ago when I found myself on a date with closeted MRA.
I’m on OKCupid (again), Tinder,… More »
They should just stay in the computer, where they belong, yeah? More »
The hottest new betting sensation is: your unborn child! More »
Coming out of the closet is like having a gay bat mitzvah. It’s a rite of passage during an awkward era of your life full of questionable fashion choices and uncomfortable self-discovery until you say some things in front of a bunch of people and suddenly find yourself with a new status in society.
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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… More »
Oh, Reddit. One could get lost on there for days. Most of the time you’re just watching cat videos or looking for the most ridiculous answers on Ask Reddits questions, but other times you come across true gems.
Take, for example, this short and true story by Redditor InsaneRN. When he found out his wife was cheating… More »
When you need a nice, smooth whiskey after the long work week or when your girlfriend has been stressing you out and you need to talk about anything — anything! — other than your relationship, your buddies are there for you. While you may not be tagging them in Instagram posts as you #besties, your… More »
Look, I get it — relationships get stale. You’ve been together for, like, 56 years, and it can feel as though you’ve both seen all there is to see. He’s walked in on you peeing. You’ve witnessed him shaving his manhood. He’s heard you singing Adele into your hairbrush. You found his secret stash of… More »
How do I rekindle the flame?! More »
There is nothing worse than being in a relationship with a man who only thinks about himself. You know this guy, he’s the one who constantly needs attention; whose ego is bruised at the slightest criticism; who always needs to get his way whether it’s by picking the restaurant or deciding which side of the bed… More »
When The Weather Girls wrote their hit ’80s song “It’s Raining Men,” I believe they were preemptively singing about my first Summer in San Francisco. I had just graduated and moved to the city. I had great girlfriends and a cool new job but absolutely zero love life. After the initial thrill of being a… More »
It’s about time I admitted something that you probably already knew or guessed: This column has an undeniable impact on my dating life. More »
“Single and ready to mingle”? Please. Being single is so much more complex and unpredictable than that. More »
Have you ever wondered if the way you act makes women cringe? Have you ever worried that your behavior might be making them run in the other direction?
Just as women are attracted to certain archetypal men, there are other types of men that women go out of their way to avoid. And… More »
One night during my junior year of college, I found myself sobbing in the closet of my dorm room. In the middle of coming to terms with a childhood of sexual abuse and recent date rape, I was full of intense emotions that were often visceral and always intense. That night, I refused to come… More »
Whether it’s on a platonic or romantic level, we’re often attracted to people who make us laugh. And yet comedians have gotten a consistently bad reputation for bombing in relationships. If you’ve sat through even part of a comedy show, you’d know that comedians might be their own category of snowflakes, but they’re all still different. Being similarly sucky at relationships… More »