Posts tagged "dating story"

Nightmare Moms Of Men We’ve Loved

Now that Mother's Day is over, it's time for some real talk on this "mothering" thing. Own own mom might be in line for sainthood, but we've dated some dudes whose mamas made "Monster-In-Law" look like an episode of "Teletubbies." My personal least-favorite mother-of-an-ex-boyfriend was the one who didn't think I was good enough for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2012

Is It Normal To Feel Disconnected When You Live Together?

I've been with my boyfriend for two years now and this past month, we saw each other a lot more frequently (i.e. every day) since my parents weren't in town. Essentially, we were pretty much living together for that month. We would see each other after classes, go out to eat together, make dinner, etc.

By: Tres Sugar / May 14, 2012

5 Reasons Being A Single Man Is Kind Of Overrated

While most will probably remember 2012 as the "Year Of The YOLO" (and by "most" I mean "like seven people"), it holds special significance for me because it’ll likely be the first year since 2002 where I spent the entire year single. I haven’t completed a full calendar year yet — May will make it…

By: Tres Sugar / May 13, 2012

4 Tips On How To Pick The Perfect Place For A First Date

Doing my time online dating, I've developed strong opinions about a lot of things. Handlebar mustaches? NO. Ayn Rand followers? Next. Men who tell girls not to contact them if you're "crazy"? I hope you die alone! (Also, does any woman actually self-diagnose as "crazy"?) My strongest opinion  when it comes to dating — which…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012

Girl Talk: Why Living Together Before Marriage Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

You meet a great guy. You start dating. At first you’re seeing each other once or twice a week and after a month it’s up to three or four. You start having sleepovers and pretty soon there’s “the toothbrush discussion.” Then one day you wake up and can’t remember the last time you actually slept…

By: Kate Richlin-Zack / May 4, 2012

Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Dance

I met Brian*, on OKCupid. He was a handsome blonde with fantastic taste in clothes. Heliked to cook, had a stable, admirable job, and played the ukulele on the side. It was all very cute. And so was he. I imagined myself dating him for a long time, setting up a little homestead and writing…

By: Caitlin Abber / May 3, 2012

What Happens When Ex-Orthodox Jews Need To Learn How To Date?

Dating is hard enough. But what about dating when you've recently left an insular religious community that pretty much forbade interaction with the opposite sex? Such is the problem faced by ex-Orthodox Jews who are "Off the Derech" (derech is Hebrew for path), or OTD, and assimilating into secular society. Hasidic communities separate boys and girl…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

Girl Talk: My First Date, At Age 33

At the age of 33, I went on my first date.  I met the Brazilian at a nightclub a month before I was set to leave New York City indefinitely. The fact that he danced well and wore a scarf while doing so gave him away instantly as a foreigner. After grinding together to techno…

By: Melanie Hamlett / April 30, 2012

LARP Passions: An Online Dating Destination For Live Action Role Players

Dorks need love, too, and that's why I have nothing snarky to say about LARP Passions, an online dating website for "singles with a passion for LARPing." What is LARPing, you ask? Live action role playing. Players act out fictional dramas in character, wearing costumes and carrying fake weapons, which they often build themselves. It'…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

The Dumbest Things People Do When They Have A Crush

Have you ever had a crush on someone? It's wonderful ... in the same way being kicked repeatedly in the stomach by a horse while you have diarrhea. Okay, it's sort of like that, but there's also love? Kinda? Mostly it makes you feel bad and act weird. Here are the dumbest things people do…

By: TruTV / April 25, 2012

Match.com Date Defends Finance Dude’s Spreadsheet O’ Ladies

I am not the only one who finds Dave The Finance Guy Who Kept Track Of His Match.com Dates On A Spreadsheet adorably well-organized. One of the ladies he met off of Match.com is now defending Dave's speadsheet o' ladies, which leaked to the press earlier this week— and she's pissed at the woman who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2012

The 22 Stages Of Waiting For A Very Late Date

10 Minutes Early: Why am I so early? I look like such a loser. Did I bring a book? Oh good, here’s that book I always bring to pick up dudes, Kafka’sThe Trial. I have already read this 14 times so I’m just going to stare at a random page. How’s 97? Love that page. 5 Minutes Early: Maybe…

By: Lauren Passell / April 20, 2012

Dealbreaker: My Long-Distance Relationship Didn’t Have Trust

Two years into our relationship, Rick* received a verbal offer that would send him 2,500 miles away. I couldn't fathom how we could possibly have a successful relationship living such a great distance apart — even though I was the woman who'd urged him to apply for the job. He had asked me months before…

By: Lyneka Little / April 20, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Embracing My Single Status This Wedding Season

When the invitation to my college roommate’s wedding arrived, the envelope read “and Guest.” My heart sped up. I’ve fantasized about having a plus one to introduce to my friend crew, bringing a contributor to the circle of lifted pant legs during “Billy Jean," which my friends' significant others’ have made their own little wedding…

By: Megan Gillin-Schwartz / April 20, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Finance Dude Who Tracks His Match.com Dates On A Spreadsheet

Some women may look at Dave, the finance dude who emailed his Match.com date a spreadsheet he keeps of all the women he's been dating, with notes, and think, Ugh. What a pig! But me? I see a man with an attention to detail. Details like "looks really pretty" and "mixed bag of pictures but…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2012

Girl Talk: Why Dating Is Like “Goldilocks & The Three Bears”

I've been trying on men lately like Goldilocks testing out chairs and porridge, vacillating between one extreme and the other — scalding hot and limply cold, too soft and too damn hard. Sunday night’s premiere episode of HBO’s new comedy "Girls" drove home this idea of extremes when it comes to self-selecting men: the difficulty of…

By: Annie James / April 17, 2012

Girl Talk: He’s Not The Problem — It’s Your Unreasonable Expectations

You think he’s an idiot. He thinks you’re a nut case. You insist he doesn’t understand you. He insists you’re a nut case. You get angry and maybe even cry. He shrugs his shoulders, assumes it’s a personal problem that has nothing to do with him, and chalks all it up to you being a…

By: Kate Richlin-Zack / April 16, 2012

8 Disorders You Didn’t Know You Had That Could Be Affecting Your Relationships

After what seems like a petty argument, your S.O. blurts out, “Sometimes I swear there's something wrong with you.” While this kind of statement is likely to piss anyone off, he might be on to something. Your interesting habits may seem like harmless personality quirks to you, but in actuality you just may be suffering…

By: Terri Huggins / April 13, 2012

An Open Letter To The Guy Who Called Me “Crazy”

Dear Guy Who Seemed Cool On Our First Date But Freaked When I Said I Wanted To Take Sexual Stuff Slowly And Sent Me A Barrage Of Douchey Text Messages Which Culminated In Pronouncing Me "Crazy", I feel as if we have gotten off on the wrong foot. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Glad My Boyfriend Is Divorced

Some women shy away from divorced guys, but I'm grateful my new boyfriend is divorced—or at least, on the way there (he is at the end of the process, in the final stages of paperwork). This is not a situation where someone says they're getting divorced but is really just having an affair. They've bee…

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / April 5, 2012
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