Posts tagged "dating story"

Dater XY: It’s In Her Kiss … Or Not

I mostly use Tinder to pass the time on the subway. But about three weeks ago, I matched with The Marathoner. Given the information provided in one’s Tinder profile, all I knew was she enjoyed running and was highly attractive. She sent me a message asking about the Charles Dickens’ quote I had in my…

By: Dater XY / September 25, 2014

Dater X: Just What The Doctor Ordered

This week has been an absolute shitstorm. It was one of those "when it rains, it pours" weeks that makes you want to crawl under your covers and not come out until life is back to normal. My grandmother is still dying, withering away and scared to close her eyes, while my heartbroken grandpa watche…

By: Dater X / September 24, 2014

Dater XY: Fun Is More Important Than Sex

When I was younger, when it came to my relationships I was mostly concerned with sex. (I assume this is shocking to no one.) I definitely had meaningful relationships, but at the time sex that was the crux of what I wanted. But as I grew older, sex became relatively less important while other qualities increased…

By: Dater XY / September 19, 2014

Girl Talk: On Dating Down

The first man I ever fell in love with was eight years older than me. He was on probation for stealing a video game, and his fingertips smelled like cigarettes and shellfish, having spent most evenings washing dishes at a seafood restaurant. At one point, he kept going to work even though his boss had…

By: Jessica Machado / September 19, 2014

8 First Dates So Terrible They Made The News

I once had a first date where the guy made a joke about putting a roofie in my drink before we even met, made loud, nasty comments about everyone else at the bar, negged me, talked about pooping and went on a lengthy rant about hating fat people. I consider this the very, very worst

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 19, 2014

Dater X: I Think I’m Ready For A Friend With Benefits

I've had a high sex drive since I was a teenager. Over the last 14 years, whether single or coupled up, I've been fortunate enough to never really go 'sexless.' In relationships— whether they last three months or three years— my libido generally maintains the momentum of that of the Energizer Bunny. I certainly don't…

By: Dater X / September 17, 2014

Dater XY: How Many Women Is Too Many To Date At Once?

It has been a few weeks since I called things off with The Teacher. Things just weren’t going in the direction I wanted, so I began my search again. Since then, I’ve been on a several dates with a couple of different women. I define dating is the time before two individuals make their relationshi…

By: Dater XY / September 11, 2014

Dater X: The Love I Want

I answered the phone at 10:45 p.m., worried about why my father was calling so late. It was highly unusual for a man who never calls after 8 o'clock, especially since he finally chucked his old cell phone which frequently allowed him to "butt dial" everyone on his recent calls list. "Hi. What are you…

By: Dater X / September 10, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Why It’s Okay To Choose Your Career Over Dating

Here is a confession — though I write a dating column, and have for quite some time, I’m not currently dating anyone right now. The last relationship I was in was about two years ago, and in the time between then and now, there have been plenty of dates, but nothing has stuck. Dating i…

By: Megan Reynolds / September 9, 2014

Dater XY: My Best Friend Is A Woman

My best friend is a woman. My best friend in college was a woman. In fact, a majority of my closest friends since college have been women. And this presents a problem in my dating life. There isn't one single reason why I have more female friends than male ones and if you looked at…

By: Dater XY / September 5, 2014

Dater X: The Two-Month Curse Strikes Again

It's been six days since Scar Twin broke up with me. Everything had been going well until one day last week, it all just … changed. In the beginning of the week, Scar Twin had warned me about his crazy work schedule and how he was going to be busy most nights preparing for the…

By: Dater X / September 3, 2014

Dater XY: I’ve Got A Booty Call Plus

Welcome to our new weekly column Dater XY! Our anonymous MALE dater will be revealing the adventures and misadventures of finding love from a dude's point of view. Let's give him a big welcome!  With a high of four degrees and over a foot of snow, the weather was not fit for man nor beast. But…

By: Dater XY / August 28, 2014

Dater X: Taking Turns, Investing Equally

This week, I found myself in a position with Scar Twin that I've never been in before (and no, I'm not talking about sexual positions— that's a story for another day). Anyway, as many of you know, my last long-term relationship ended about four years ago when Patrick Bateman decided to have two girlfriends and

By: Dater X / August 27, 2014

Dater X: Let’s Get It On

I know, I know, you've all been waiting with bated breath to find out if Scar Twin and I got it on. And BOY, DID WE. You see, after I quite cathartically wrote to you all about my dilemma last week, it became evident to me that the real reason I wasn't having sex wasn't…

By: Dater X / August 20, 2014

Life After Dating: Trusting A Feeling, Taking A Leap

My boyfriend and I moved in together last July. At the time, we had been dating for just shy of six months. If a friend had planned to do what I did, and had asked me for advice, I would have told her that it was too soon. "What's the rush?" I would have said.

By: Jana Pollack / August 18, 2014

Dater X: To Bang Or Not To Bang?

In the lifecycle of dating, there's a black hole smack dab in the middle of "I'm talking to someone" and "He's my boyfriend," that I like to call Exclusivity Limbo. I've been in that spot before and I've detailed my time there, what with the constant questioning, confusion and uncertainty of where things stand. But…

By: Dater X / August 13, 2014

Dater X: Moving Right Along, Looking For The Red Flags

In dating, it's always important to smile, laugh, respect each other and feel a mutual connection, but until now, I can honestly say I'd forgotten what it feels like to be comfortable with someone, how to be my truest self from the get-go. At no fault of my own, I feel like that missing piece…

By: Dater X / August 6, 2014

8 Things That Happened to Us While Dating Abroad

When we met at college, little did we know that between the two of us, we would spend the next few years living in five different countries (U.S., France, China, Australia and England)  on four different continents . Naturally, when we made our initial moves, our heads were full of images of exotic foreign men and exciting adventures. But, a…

Dating Don’ts: On Second Shots & Rerun Relationships

First, a story. A few years ago, I dated a guy I’ll call Jeff. We only saw each other romantically for a grand total of two months, but it was significant because Jeff was the first guy I had dated since the breakup of my engagement where it felt like I finally had let go…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2014

Life After Dating: My Relationship Works Because We Ignore Each Other Half The Time

I met Michael six months after I left my previous relationship and was, I think, understandably not eager to get into anything super-committed. It turned out I had good reason to be wary: I was still trying to figure out my sense of what “myself” or “Rebecca” was as an individual after being in a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 4, 2014
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