Posts tagged "dating story"

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…
By: 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,…
By: Jeremy Glass / June 14, 2013

How Not To Exact Romantic Revenge: Attempting To Cut Off Your Rival’s Fingers

After finding flirtatious texts that her boyfriend sent to another woman, Shena Moore took the all too familiar route of blaming the other woman and not her boyfriend for the transgression. Although this reaction is typical, Shena’s revenge plan, thankfully, is not. In something described by the victim Brittany Rager as "like being in a…
By: Mary Odell / June 10, 2013

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Be A Crappy Wedding Date

It just creeps right up every year. It's Valentine's Day and then you sneeze and out comes WEDDING SEASON. I'm attending four (possibly five) this year. That's a lot of hotel room minibars to resist, a lot of champy to consume without getting too tipsy, a lot of my signature Elaine Benes style dance move…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 4, 2013

Girl Talk: I Did Everything Wrong, But Still Found Love

While many people start online dating to meet people, I joined OKCupid because I knew far too many already. This may sound cold, but I wanted to meet guys outside of my social circle who were more ... expendable. If a date…
By: Kristine Rose / May 29, 2013

Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Have A Bed

In case you didn’t already know, the people you meet in Los Angeles are unlike anyone else in the world. Always trying to become the next big thing, there is “the actor” (a waiter who's been an extra on "Glee"… once), “the screenwriter” (a misunderstood blogger who lives on his mom’s couch), and of course…
By: Lindsey Kupfer / May 24, 2013

6 Mistakes Not To Make When Getting Set Up

A few months ago, my love life went through a dry spell. It wasn't that messages weren't coming in on Match.com or that guys wouldn't chat me up when I hit happy hour after work. I just wasn't connecting with anyone.  I felt really blah about the men who I went on dates with (usually…
By: Anonymous / May 23, 2013

Which “Star Trek” Alien Race Do You Date Like?

Happy Star Trek Week everyone! I have been waiting for this week to begin for months! My fellow Trekkie cohort, Winona, and I are excited to take you on our continuing mission to explore the many connections between "Star Trek" lore and sex, dating, relationships, style and feminism. As Benedict Cumberbatch in "Star Trek Into…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2013

How Not To Find Your Missed Connection

I respect Joe's enthusiasm about connecting with Eileen again. However, a lady usually doesn't love it when a guy she's met once STALKS HER IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD. Also, I don't want to be the one to break it to Joe, but there's a very good chance that Eileen purposefully gave him the wrong number. Should…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 10, 2013

Girl Talk: Dreams Of My Future Self

The unexpected side effect of running into an old friend from college on the subway and falling deeply in love with Him, for me, has been a renewed interest in my past. I can't tell you definitively why thi…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 9, 2013

The Soapbox: I’m Short, But That Doesn’t Mean You Can Treat Me Like A Child

I have a specific problem when it comes to dating. I mean, I have many problems (I'm attracted to unavailable guys, ranging from gay men to to fictional characters), but there's one that has significantly affected me. I'm short. I'm 4'11''. I've been this size since I was about 12 years old. So, NO, to…
By: Mallory Schlossberg / May 6, 2013

Girl Talk: How To Deal When Everyone Else Is Obsessed With You Getting Engaged

I've had a boyfriend for four years and we're not engaged. I know. But we like it that way for now. Seriously.  To me, getting married is not something that a person should do when she has to call her mother multiple times a day for various reasons including, "I was too scared to kill a bug…
By: Lauren Levine / May 3, 2013

9 Fake Boyfriends To Cure Your Existential Loneliness

Love is elusive. Therefore, you must find ways to soothe your existential loneliness. I'm not talking about your most reliable booty call because even fun-but-meaningless hookups lose their appeal in times of extreme single angst. The itch you're trying to scratch is not sex, but LOVE. And boyfriends who love you are so hard to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 26, 2013

Dealbreaker: The Slut Shamer

I’ve never been fond of being called “nice.” Nice, to me, is a consolation-prize adjective; it’s a lazy descriptor you use for a person who isn’t interesting enough to rate a few more syllables. Nice is for potholders and admirable recycling habits, for neutral weather patterns and cuts of salmon. Even the slightly more enthusiastic,…
By: Jennifer Byrne / April 22, 2013

True Story: I Dated an Older Man

He was everything a girl could have ever wanted. Smart, handsome, a steady job, well-dressed, and French, Pierre met all of my requirements for boyfriend material. Our relationship — which lasted a little over a year — began when I was studying in Paris during my junior year abroad. I was lonely and depressed from…
By: Victorine Lamothe / April 11, 2013

10 Things Joan Holloway Would Say About Dating

Dating sucks, even when you've got the streetwise wisdom and looks of Joan Holloway.  From Roger Sterling to Greg the rapey doctor to her will-they-or-won't-they? moments with Don Draper, we've watched Joan fight like a lioness on her hunt for love. And, man, has she had to! I know I've watched "Mad Men" over the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

9 Things Spock Would Say About Dating

I must admit, as much as I adored both options presented in last week's "You Choose It, We Write It" -- and would have and will happily write both -- I was especially eager to write one in particular. So thank you to all of you who voted, especially the 55 percent who voted…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2013

Animal Advice For 6 Common Sex-Related Freak Outs

The downside to getting laid, if there has to be a downside, is dealing with the aftermath. Once the guy has gone home, it's just you and your vagina left to process the whole thing. This can become particularly panic-inducing if something's itchy down there or if your period is late or days have…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 29, 2013

Dating Don’ts: All It Takes Is One

One day, you'll be leaving work, your limbs heavy with dating fatigue. You'll trudge to the subway with a sourness in your soul. I'm done with dating, you'll whisper into to the dank subway air. That's it. I will live underground in the subway tunnels like those mole people and never have to sit…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 26, 2013

10 Things Your Coupled Friends Think You Want To Do Just Because You’re Single (As Told In GIFs)

All those coupled friends of yours, you're genuinely happy that they've found someone whose morning breath makes them giddy. You're thrilled that you'll never have to field another late night phone call from them about how they are scared to choke on a ham sandwich and die alone like Mama Cass. Really, you're glad they…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 25, 2013
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