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Dater X: My Cheating Ex-Boyfriend Got Married

“Any Patrick Bateman news?” I jokingly asked my friends Rick and Beth.

“Last time I heard anything about Patrick Bateman was right before his wedding,” said Rick.

Dater X 2.0 | January 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: The Ghosts Of Exes Past

Everything went swimmingly on date number two with Officer Handsoming. In fact, it was perfect. Much to my delight, he did not morph into a stage-five clinger, ask my breast…

Dater X 2.0 | December 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: Sunny With A Chance Of Second Date Disasters

Despite various warnings never to go out for sushi on a first date, when Officer Handsoming suggested it, knowing it’s one of my favorites (another tidbit he picked up from…

Dater X 2.0 | December 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: What You See Is What You Get

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that I HAVE A DATE THIS WEEKEND.

I was so busy complaining about being stuck in the single slog, that…

Dater X 2.0 | December 4, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: When The Single Slog Sets In

I’m just going to come out and say it: I can’t stomach being single anymore.

With the exception of a few men who’ve come and gone, lasting only…

Dater X 2.0 | November 27, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: A Thanksgiving Wish List For My Future Partner

Right around this time every year I start to sulk, wondering why I’m still single and asking myself if it’s really necessary for the folks over at Kay Jewelers to…

Dater X 2.0 | November 20, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: Mourning Friends And Family After A Breakup

After a relationship ends, you prepare yourself for hard nights missing the other person. Your friends comfort you by telling you someone else out there is even better for you,…

Dater X 2.0 | November 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: Dating Outside Your Race When You Have A Racist Parent

When I arrived at work the other day, there was an unread message in my inbox from a coworker with the subject line “Would It Be Weird If…”

Dater X 2.0 | November 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: Surviving The Wedding And Baby Phase Of Life When You’re Single

This morning on my way into work, I hopped on Facebook to see what was happening in the world— and instantly, I regretted it.

The first thing I…

Dater X 2.0 | October 30, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: When One Door Closes…

I was an hour into my first date with Hot Doctor when he moved in for the kill. Lucky for him, I was so totally taken off guard by his…

Dater X 2.0 | October 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dater X: I Am Ready For Love

When I first agreed to write Dater X, there were several things I accepted from the get-go: I knew that this column would require me to reveal intimate details about…

Dater X 2.0 | October 16, 2013 - 11:00 am

Dater X: Stuck Between A Rock And A Bar Place

As I approach my two-year anniversary as an online dater (AKA my slow descent into madness), I’m finding myself incredibly bitter about the fact that I still haven’t met “the…

Dater X 2.0 | October 9, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dater X: Are We Really Talking About Sex Before Our First Date?

This past week, I got a bunch of messages on OKCupid. Some of the guys I’d never consider because I tend to avoid men who tell me they prefer to…

Dater X 2.0 | October 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: Do I Really Have To Date Older Guys?

What I didn’t tell you last week was that I was dating someone.

He was a 25-year-old who recently returned from Europe where he lived as an expat…

Dater X 2.0 | September 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: You Have To Screw A Lot Of Frogs

“What exactly are you looking for?” my date asked me, as we made small talk on two barstools at a tiny Mexican restaurant in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood…

Dater X 2.0 | September 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: A Lifetime Full Of Relationship Firsts

He looked terribly handsome as he tossed his shaggy dark hair and laughed just a little too hard at my bad joke. While his posture telegraphed confidence — upright yet…

Dater X | March 22, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: Learning To Ask The Bigger Questions

Two summers ago, I remember sitting on a bar stool, anxiously twirling a straw in my Rum and Coke as a guy I’d been dating for a little over a…

Dater X | August 3, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Dater X: I’m In A Great Relationship, So Can I Stop Freaking Out Now?

Last Thursday, I prepared myself for what I thought would be a big milestone in my relationship with The Young One. His older sister—who serves double duty as his best…

Dater X | June 8, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Dater X: 10 Things I Did Right As A Single Woman

Last night, while watching “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All,” I found myself getting more than a little choked up watching Ashley Spivey’s one-on-one interview with Chris Harrison. Her hands…

Dater X | March 8, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Dater X: The 10 New Relationship Commandments

It’s been three years since I’ve uttered the phrase, “This is my boyfriend, __________.” So every time I’ve said it in the past two weeks, as the word ‘boyfriend’ passed…

Dater X | March 1, 2011 - 4:00 pm
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