Posts tagged "dating story"

16 Niche Dating Sites You Didn’t Know You Needed

Maybe you’ve tried online dating? But perhaps the sites you’re using are too general, and aren’t helping you meet the right people. What if you’re gluten intolerant and prefer to go out with someone who isn’t going to pressure you to eat pasta. Or what if you’re jonesing to meet a real life member of…

9 Types Of Showers We Take With Dudes

Between our razors clogged with pieces of leg hair to the mold growing on the walls that belongs in a museum, it’s a wonder we ever let dudes into our bathrooms. But let them we do. In fact, he might just be hopping into your shower alongside you for one of these nine types of…

Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2013

Girl Talk: I Set My Best Friend Up With My Ex

My friend Nina and I were having one of our typical “where oh where have the good men gone?” whine-fests when it randomly occurred to me that I knew one.

I felt as neutral about Matt as you can possibly feel about an ex-boyfriend. He had a lot in common with the wine…

Abby Cooper / August 2, 2013

True Story: I Accepted A Marriage Proposal After Only 5 Months Of Dating

Ours was the shortest courtship that I had ever heard of. Well, except for celebrities, but we all know how those turn out most of the time. Oh, and that girl I knew in college who went on a date with a college professor and was married to him two days later. Fool, was what…

Amanda Chatel / August 1, 2013

Guy Talk: On Having A Type

To explain to an audience who knows nothing about me: I have dated horrible people. Horrible, just awful. I’ve been cheated on more times than I can count, gotten yelled at once for being sick, and have thrown away more money than I wish to admit trying to repair each and every one of these…

Charlie Adams / July 29, 2013

Dealbreaker: The Barely Separated Guy

It all started with a cat.

I used to like cats. Or I didn’t totally despise them. They can be super cute when they act like dogs.

I stopped liking cats on my second date with Jerry* (as in Springer, as in the show he totally is going to be o…

Abby Cooper / July 25, 2013

20 Fictional Women I Would Never Sleep With

When I read the Thought Catalog post “20 Fictional Men I Would Never Sleep With,” I thought Chloe Angyal was on to something. So many pop culture icons are glorified as romantic figures, but in real life would be completely undateable. Rhett Butler was a rapist. Romeo was only 13. And Edward Cullen from “Twilight”…

Nancy Goldstein / July 25, 2013

Sorry, Bro: Posting A Video On The Internet Of Your Wife Having A Temper Tantrum Is Indefensible

By now you may have seen a video, which made the rounds on Monday, of a woman throwing a crazy-ass temper tantrum in the car while her husband films her flipping out. Jim Mongiat and his wife, Whitney Styles Mongiat, from Knoxville, Tennessee, were fighting because she wanted to spend the weekend at the lake,…

Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2013

7 Random Things I Miss About Being Single

I had dinner with a friend recently who, when I opened up about some of my life issues, looked at me all moon-eyed and dreamy and said: “But being in love makes everything so much better.” I laughed. Like, actually laughed in her face. When I was single, I used to look at new couple…

Ami Angelowicz / July 24, 2013

Forbidden Words: On Sex And Racial Slurs

We were walking down the street when Colin asked me if I’d ever feel comfortable saying that word. Colin — 24, biracial in the way that is still largely read as black — and me, a Jewish but let’s be serious, white, girl on the edge of 30; and Colin wanting to know whether I,…

Lux Alptraum / July 22, 2013

12 Relationship Tests (And How To Pass Them With Flying Colors)

When we hear people talk about “testing” their significant other’s commitment or devotion through various underhanded tactics, we can’t help but shake our heads. The fact is, any long-term relationship is going to be tested in many ways, some of which we can control, but most of which we can’t. Life challenges like moving i…

Dating Don’ts: The Danger In Being Just One Of The Guys

Yesterday, I teared up over a iPhone photo of my high school best friend looking stunning in a potential wedding gown. It was captioned, “This could be the one!” My watery response startled me just as much as seeing a childhood friend looking bridal.

Two days ago, I felt a genuine jolt of…

Sarah Gray / July 9, 2013

Girl Talk: I Will Not Pretend To Like Sports For Guys Anymore

I’ve recently come to terms with something: I don’t like sports. This should have been obvious to me a long time ago — like, we’re talking in kindergarten when I quit my soccer team because I was never the goalie (or as I saw it, the person who just got to stand there and do…

Mallory Schlossberg / July 1, 2013

Could Your Face Shape Be Hurting Your Love Life?

Maybe it turns out your last relationship really DID end because you were “too attractive for him”.  A recent study done by the University of Stirling and and Benedict Jones from the University of Glasgow found that when choosing long-term mates men prefer women with with “less feminine/attractive faces” and when on the hunt for…

Erica Boorstein / June 25, 2013

Overweight Girl Dating Thin Guy Says She’s The Victim Of Constant Cruel Attacks

Let’s face it, we all occasionally judge couples we see on the street. Things quickly pop into your brain, like a running narrative. Oh, they’re cute. Eck, get a room! I can’t believe she’s with him. I can’t believe he’s with her. You get the point. But most of us keeps our traps shut about…

The Stir / June 23, 2013

Dealbreaker: He Was A “Nice Guy”

The first day I met Jason* he told me he was a virgin and a “nice guy” – which was why, according to him, he was unable to get many dates.

“Women are only interested in dating guys who treat them like shit,” he told me.

The virgin thing wasn’t by…

Diana Vancura / June 20, 2013

True Story: My Ex-Boyfriend Announced That He’s HIV-Positive On Facebook

This piece originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

An email arrives from an old friend with the name of your ex-boyfriend in the subject line. In the body of the email, just this: “I’m totally shocked. When was the last time you talked to him?” You sigh, what now? Is he…

Emily Heist Moss / June 18, 2013

Girl Talk: It Says A Lot About A Man If He Can’t Handle Rejection

The older I get, the better I become at listening to what my intuition is telling me. I haven’t always been able to read when something is “off” with a guy, but I’m figuring it out. And thank God.

Take this weekend. I’d been messaging for a couple days with a guy from…

Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Jo Piazza, Author Of Love Rehab: A Novel In 12 Steps

Have you been watching every episode of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” since way back? Us, too. Have you been just a little disappointed and confused and, oh why don’t I just say it, bitter at how much less shiny and magical actual romances are in real life? Us, too.  Have you ever acted like…

Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2013

Dealbreaker: She Was A Compulsive Liar

Whenever I start dating someone new, they become acquainted with “The Big Three” — the three ex-girlfriends who impacted my life in the most negative ways possible. The Big Three include: the girl who tricked me into an open relationship, the girl who turned out to be a white supremacist, and, lastly, the girl who…

Jeremy Glass / June 14, 2013
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