Posts tagged "dating story"

Dealbreaker: He Lied About His Height

In the summer of 2006, after having recently endured a breakup, I decided to bite the bullet, finally hopping on the online dating bandwagon. I chose Nerve as the site, and “Sara_B” and “This is really awkward” as my username and headline. Because, well, I am. And because, well, it was. I downloaded this one photo…

Sara Barron / July 9, 2012

Girl Talk: All My Bad Relationships Went On Too Long

I dated my first boyfriend for about two years. Our relationship started when I was 15. Over the course of those two years, I saw him for … like five days. Total. We were long-distance. We used to write these very, very dramatic love letters to one another. He couldn’t spell, but he clearly conveyed…

Kate Fridkis / July 2, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Dating A Human Salve — And You Should, Too

The other day I gave my boyfriend a compliment. “Boo, you are so awesome — you’re like a human salve,” I told him. I said that after we’d gone tubing with 15 of my friends, and he had been kind enough to drive one car of us there, and made an effort to talk to…

Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2012

Girl Talk: Being The Breadwinner Sucked

I grew up blissfully ignorant of gender roles. Growing up in the ‘90s, I never thought I’d one day need a man with a six-figure income to take care of me. But I wasn’t a feminist, either—I didn’t even know what feminism was until my 20s. All I knew was what my mother taught me—that…

Marissa Willman / June 18, 2012

10 Fictional Characters (Besides Don Draper) I’d Like To Have Sex With

This past weekend, I was driving from Chicago to Wisconsin for a friend’s wedding when I spotted a billboard – admittedly advertising some sort of Christian cause – that said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
“Fair enough,” I thought, as the night before I’d had one…

Sara Barron / June 15, 2012

Girl Talk: The Time I Accidentally Ordered A $175 Steak On A Date

A few years back, I enjoyed a dream-like experience. It was like something out of the most ridiculous rom-com starring … oh, let’s say, Amanda Seyfried as me, the protagonist, and Channing Tatum as Mark, my strapping love interest.

I’d been on a I-just-broke-up-with-my-boyfriend-let-me-get-away-from-it-all vacation to San Francisco. I stayed with a friend,…

Sara Barron / May 29, 2012

Woman Weds Herself, Goes On Date Nights With Her Wife/Self

I support all forms of self-love, but Nadine, the”Anderson” guest who married herself,  makes me feel uncomfortable. If you’re really owning that you’re responsible for your own happiness and committed to finding everything you need within yourself, there’s no need for a public ceremony to prove it. There are other less ostentatious ways to celebrate…

Ami Angelowicz / May 25, 2012

Girl Talk: My Weekend Boyfriend

When I decided to visit one of my best friends from college in her new city of Austin, Texas, I was 26, single, and crashing with my parents in suburban New Jersey. It had been more than a year since I’d so much as shared a bed with a guy, even for one night. I…

Megan Gillin-Schwartz / May 24, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth On A First Date

On Friday night, I had an online date that really fizzled. Everything was going just fine over chips and guac until he majorly stuck his foot in his mouth. He started talking about his ex-girlfriends (always a red flag!) and mentioned that several were depressed. He ended up giving much more than he got back in these…

Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2012

Girl Talk: I Would Like To Have Guy Friends

For the longest time, I have only had one guy friend. And I used to date him, in college. Which complicates things. It makes my husband Bear uncomfortable. It makes me uncomfortable, too. Not the him being my friend part. That’s fine. It happened naturally. We’re horrible gossips together.  But I wish I could erase…

Kate Fridkis / May 21, 2012

Girl Talk: Maybe We’re All Just Too Selfish & Immature To Find Love

I’ve been thinking a lot about a date I had this weekend. I’m not sure that the guy and I are a right fit for some compatibility reasons, but we did end up having an interesting conversation over coffee on Saturday night. We were discussing the different ways that online dating sucks for girls and…

Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2012

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 boy…

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…

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’…

Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012
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