Posts tagged "dating story"

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 night…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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

Dater X: My Date With A Gentleman

It brings me great pleasure to inform you all that I've gone on another successful date with Scar Twin.  After our first date, where I oh-so-gracefully mimicked JLaw's Oscars fall on my way up the stairs at the night's end, I was eager to redeem myself on date No. 2, and I…
By: Dater X / July 30, 2014

Sex Fail: I Broke My Boyfriend’s Penis

One time, when I was 17, I broke my boyfriend's penis. We had been cooped up for days in his mother's basement which had a kitchenette and a bathroom and a TV, so we saw no reason to leave. This was summer in East LA, so the sounds that floated in our window were of chicke…
By: YourTango.com / July 27, 2014

Dater X: Of Course, It’s Too Early To Know If He’s The One

For the past 10 months or so that I've been sharing my love life with you as Dater X, my search for a soul mate has gone from a persistent, relentless hunt to a deeper understanding of myself and of what I'm looking for in a lifelong partner. It's not always easy to hop o…
By: Dater X / July 23, 2014

Dater X: A Great Date & An Epic Fall

It was only a day or so after things crashed and burned on my date with Jack when OKCupid emailed me a "match," alerting me that someone was interested. After checking out my match's lengthy profile, which was refreshing to see since lots of guys write the bare minimum, he seemed to have…
By: Dater X / July 15, 2014

9 Tips For Taking On Jealousy

Of all the ugly emotions out there, jealousy has to be one of the worst. It can feel childish, petty and almost like a primal rage. But it's also inescapable; jealousy is almost like an epic equalizer, because everybody feels it now and then. On the path toward emotional growth, jealousy is one of the hardest…
By: Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

Girl Talk: 5 Red Flags That Told Me To Leave

He seemed sweet at first. In fact, he had many sweet moments. But then there was the other stuff … Abusive behavior isn't as simple as we, as a society, want it to be. We often think that the kinds of signs that tell you a man could be abusive are very obvious. We imagine…
By: Meghan Murphy / July 10, 2014

Dater X: Three Strikes, You’re Out

Last week, I went on my first date with Jack, the young publicist I met through work. And after I tell you all what occurred on that date, I'm confident you will understand why my first date with Jack was also our last. After taking the initiative to ask Jack out, I…
By: Dater X / July 9, 2014
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