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Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Know What Kind Of Music He Liked

He was two years younger, but incredibly mature and fiercely intelligent for a high school boy. We both wrote for the literary journal, and we bonded over our mutual love…

Madeline Raynor | November 1, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: I Became A Music Fan To Impress Her

It began with the mutual love of a band that I truly did like: The Specials. She was into ska … heavily into ska.Way more into ska than more high school…

Jeremy Glass | September 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: We’re All Just Walking Dealbreakers

The other day, I made a list of every guy I’ve ever dated seriously, dated a couple times, dated until I got the “Oh no, there’s been an emergency and…

Abby Cooper | August 20, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Barely Separated Guy

It all started with a cat.

I used to like cats. Or I didn’t totally despise them. They can be super cute when they act like dogs.

Abby Cooper | July 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Was A “Nice Guy”

The first day I met Jason* he told me he was a virgin and a “nice guy” – which was why, according to him, he was unable to get many…

Diana Vancura | June 20, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: She Was A Compulsive Liar

Whenever I start dating someone new, they become acquainted with “The Big Three” — the three ex-girlfriends who impacted my life in the most negative ways possible. The Big Three…

Jeremy Glass | June 14, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Have A Bed

In case you didn’t already know, the people you meet in Los Angeles are unlike anyone else in the world. Always trying to become the next big thing, there is…

Lindsey Kupfer | May 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Slut Shamer

I’ve never been fond of being called “nice.” Nice, to me, is a consolation-prize adjective; it’s a lazy descriptor you use for a person who isn’t interesting enough to rate…

Jennifer Byrne | April 22, 2013 - 11:00 am

Dealbreaker: His Penis Made Me Cry

At the tender age of 19, I had only seen a total of four penises: the guy who got into my bed naked after a rave in high school; my…

Anonymous | March 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Guy Who “Forgot” His Wallet

I feel like a traitor to my feminist values to admit this, but I expect the guy to pay for the first date. I know, I know!  That is the…

Selena Coppock | March 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Was In The Mob

I grew up in a conservative Indian family. This meant anything with a Y chromosome was off limits. Don’t look at boys, don’t think about boys, don’t talk to boys,…

Rachel Khona | November 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Took Me To Chipotle

Two years ago, I was at my local coffee shop when I spotted a certain gentleman, and after a series of boring events he and I wound up having sex.

Sara Barron | November 26, 2012 - 1:00 pm
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