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Hold on to your hats, kids: The Bartender is the real deal.

Since I left town almost two weeks ago, he has texted occasionally – in other words, often enough to seem sweet, but not so frequently as to be annoying. Our iBanter has been as strong as it was in person, though… READ MORE »


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Despite taking a few weeks off, I still can’t quite muster any enthusiasm for the endless swiping of Tinder or the dead-end, one-way conversations of OKStupid, so this week, I resolved to be open to meeting someone in real life. That looked a little daunting, scheduled as I was to spend the… READ MORE »


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Greetings from the road! As I told you last week, I’ve been spending an unusual amount of time traveling for work, and with the holiday, I only ended up spending one night in my home city this week. Not great for my dating life, but then, lately, what is? I did, however, spend a good amount… READ MORE »


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Having resolved to return to the fray this week, I did so with a vengeance – to decidedly mixed results. I’ll tell you all about my latest contender for Worst First Date Ever (which, given my track record, is no small feat) in a minute; first, let’s discuss the fact that I slept with a… READ MORE »


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You know what?  I’m exhausted.

After the past few weeks of aggressive Tindering, aggressive OKStupiding, aggressive first-dating with no second dates, I’ve been having trouble mustering any enthusiasm for yet another evening of probing questions with a relative stranger. I’ve progressed from Tinder to text with a few promising specimens, but the schedule… READ MORE »


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I want a Sunday kind of love. No, really, and not just because I could listen to that song every single morning.

Allow me to explain. This Sunday, I had a full day that was unapologetically mine. Really, I had a whole weekend that was unapologetically mine, including a visit with El Guapo… READ MORE »


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Tough going out there in the dating pool this week: my OKStupid date bailed on me mere hours before game time (rude!), and speed-dating managed to sell out before I could secure a spot. Undeterred, I’m planning to attend this week – and purchase a ticket farther in advance! Meanwhile, I ended up spending a surprising amount… READ MORE »


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Another Friday, another first date. If only I seemed to be getting any better at these things.

I never heard from Peter after last week’s awkward, smoochless compliment-fest, which was fine by me – the poor guy seemed sweet, but he wasn’t even in the same county as my wheelhouse when I came… READ MORE »


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I’m not going to sugar-coat this: online dating fucking sucks. READ MORE »


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I had an embarrassing amount of time to myself this week, and visual diversions (including television, computer, cell phone and books) were strictly verboten while I recovered. But there were a few developments, both internal and external, and I want to share them with you… READ MORE »


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There are definitely some times when I wish I had a still had a boyfriend… READ MORE »


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This past Wednesday found me crying at 1 a.m. outside of The Big Easy’s place of employment.

Relax; it’s not what you think.

For one thing, I wasn’t there because it was The Big Easy’s place of employment.  He just happens to work in a massive landmark located across the street… READ MORE »


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There’s an important point to be made about how easy it is to ghost people or cancel plans now. We now say no at a lower emotional cost. That means we can say yes more. READ MORE »


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I’ve been thinking a lot about falling, and not just because I’m absurdly accident prone.

For one thing, fall is here and there’s no denying it; it’s dark by 7 p.m. and there are already a surprising number of crackly leaves underfoot in the parks. But I’ve also been thinking about the act… READ MORE »


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Fall showed up this week like something out of an Alice Hoffman novel, landing flatly and without prelude on my thermostat as the sun set on Labor Day. The humidity dissipated like perfume when someone leaves the room; the lush August greenery was suddenly edged with brown, blowing in a breeze that pricked goosebumps onto… READ MORE »


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It’s been a hell of a week. READ MORE »


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Burn everything. READ MORE »


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It was bound to happen. READ MORE »


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