Posts tagged "dating story"

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 woma…
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…
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…
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

How To Divvy Up Stuff After A Breakup

One is the loneliest number, worse than two ... Well, unless he was an asshat. In which case being a Party of One is just fine, thank you. Of course, before you can move onwards and upwards, you have to get your stuff back — whether it's just a few pairs of dirty panties i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2012

Would You Sext A Stranger To Earn $5?

Ladies, would you do homework, give fashion advice or "put 15 tootsie roll pops in your mouth singing the alphabet backwards in a bikini"? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, there is a special place for you online! GirlfriendHire.com, a new website that pairs dudes with girls willing to do anything…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 5, 2012

The Dangers Of Dating Someone You Feel “Meh” About

You know when your friend gets a boyfriend, and for whatever reason, you know it’s not a good idea and that it’s not going to work out? And you say “I dunno, I feel like it’s not a good idea, and that it’s not going to work out…” But your friend is stubborn, so obviously they…
By: Chiara Atik / April 3, 2012

Girl Talk: He Was The Prom Queen

When I received a Facebook request from a statuesque woman named “Carol Lee,” I knew the face but not the name. Mentally, I scanned my Midwest childhood, former life as a musical theater dancer, and transition into grad school. I have always loved colorful people, and she did look familiar. “Do you remember me?” Carol…
By: Ann Votaw / April 3, 2012

Eva Longoria Will Find Your Next Boyfriend

How does Eva Longoria get over the breakup blues? By setting other people up on national television! The "Desperate Housewives" star is developing a primetime dating show for NBC where contestants will be matched by well-known matchmakers like Steve Ward (from VH1's “Tough Love”) and set up on dates. I would love this show…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 28, 2012

14 Things Science Says Guys Love

I had a good chuckle over Made Man's list of Things Science Says Women Love. Apparently we are all suckers for homosexual men who look like our dads and don't smile. Thanks, science! Oh, the image I'm conjuring right now is unsettling. Anyhow … I felt inspired to roundup a few of the thing…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 22, 2012
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