Posts tagged "dating story"

Dater X: A Breakup I’ll Never Forget

It went as perfectly perfect as a breakup could go, I suppose.

Only a few days after my last Dater X post, when I told you all about…

Dater X 2.0 | June 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm

True Story: Unfriending My Ex-Boyfriend On Facebook Was One Of The Most Empowering Choices I’ve Ever Made

I did it. I actually did it.

What may sound unsubstantial, I experienced with a great deal of deliberation ending in elation. I felt heroic even. What I…

Meghan Murphy | June 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

An Open Letter To The Gawker Essayist Who Wrote About Dating White Women While Black

Dear Ernest Baker,

In your recent personal essay on Gawker titled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You Are Black,” you stated unequivocally that you are not…

Tiffanie Drayton | June 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

Dealbreaker: An Adult Who’s Obsessed With Disney

The day I realized that Kyle and I weren’t going to get married was the day he told me how he’d always dreamed of honeymooning at Disneyland Paris.

Rachel Brisk | May 30, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: I’ve Got A Case Of The “What Ifs”

For the first time in a while, I feel like I’m entering into a relationship at a healthy, comfortable pace. Things with Andrew are exactly where they should be: we’re…

Dater X 2.0 | May 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: State Of The Union

I’ve always been told that true love will find you when you’re least expecting it. I’ve always thought that was a load of bullshit. Like I’m supposed to believe that…

Dater X 2.0 | May 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: Rethinking The Ex-Factor

To say I was shocked when I saw my ex-boyfriend Don’s name pop up on my phone last month is an understatement. But since then, we’ve been casually chatting, exchanging text messages…

Dater X 2.0 | May 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: To Swipe Left Or Right? Some Thoughts On Tinder

My first experience with Tinder was on the patio of my favorite bar one night last summer, sitting with friend. “You have to try this app,” she told me. “You’re…

Megan Reynolds | May 13, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: A Relationship Is Not Bubble Wrap

We live in a culture that values coupledom and biological families over anything else. This is especially true for women, who are seen as more relationship-oriented than men. We hold…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Dater X: When Exes Intimidate

It’s been a month to the day since I met Andrew, my surprisingly charming OKCupid run-in who recognized me and introduced himself out at a bar. We’ve been hanging out pretty…

Dater X 2.0 | May 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dater X: What “Happily Single” Means To Me

A few weeks ago, I abandoned my practice of ruthlessly hunting down a husband like a poacher on the hunt for ivory tusks in favor of focusing on my own…

Dater X 2.0 | April 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The 5 Stages Of Passive Aggression

I have a confession to make, one that’s taken me 28 years to admit to anyone but myself: I’m passive aggressive. It’s a trait that’s popped up countless times over…

Emma Sarran | April 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

Guys, Here Are 9 Covert Tactics Women Use To Steal Your Food

Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I were out with some friends when the topic of preferred pizza toppings came up (as it does in every great conversation). One of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 29, 2014 - 11:00 am

Dater X: Height Or Flight? On Ditching My Dating Dealbreaker

When it comes to dating, I have a lot of preferences. I’d prefer to end up with someone who shares my religion, my political views and my musical interests. I’d…

Dater X 2.0 | April 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: Bitter, Party Of One

A few years ago, I had a Big, Terrible Breakup. I’d been living with a guy, whom I loved, wanted to marry and raise kids with. He wanted those things,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Melanie Notkin, Author Of The Otherhood, On Women Who Want Children But Don’t Have Them Yet

The Otherhood: a growing population of educated, professional women in their 30s and 40s who have yet to find love or start a family. In fact, statistics show that almost…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Dater X: An Unexpected (And Surprisingly Pleasant) OKCupid Run-In

The other night when a number I didn’t recognize flashed on my phone, I decided to answer the call and was greeted with a cheerful, “Hey there, it’s Andrew.”

Dater X 2.0 | April 16, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: 14 Ways A Relationship Changes Your Life & 5 Ways It Doesn’t

I’ve logged in lots of time Planet Single and Planet Relationship alike. Having experienced both, I can say that the life of a single gal and the life of a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 7, 2014 - 1:00 pm

25-Year-Old Jon Hamm Promises A Foot Fetishist A “Fabulous Foot Massage” On Cancelled Dating Show

You know that thing where you feel really, really embarrassed for someone you don’t even know? Where you cringe watching what’s happening to them? Where you squirm instead and think…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

But Did Your Awful OKCupid Date Hijack Your Phone When You Rejected Him?

Online daters are always eager to share their horror stories — and, oh, do we have them! But, I feel like if your bad OKCupid date makes the New York

Ami Angelowicz | April 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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