Category Archives: Dating

#891: Be the copy girl

The copy girl is the woman on Friends with whom Ross hooks up when he and Rachel are “on a break.”

I didn’t actually hook up with the Ross in this story, but I just found out the Rachel in this story was my copy girl. Are you following me? Okay, I’ll start at the beginning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 27, 2016 in Dating


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#872: All the Single Ladies

Going to a panel discussion about the new book by the same name was a last-minute decision. My plans changed and I was free that night, and I was curious about just what sort of lecture this would be, and what sort of people it would attract.

Single ladies, of course. But also some un-single women, and some men. All liberal, all feminists. So pretty much what you would expect.

But I wasn’t expecting to feel so connected to them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 2, 2016 in Dating


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#781: Get closure

Anyone familiar with my post-breakup texts or emails will know the impetus behind them is ostensibly to get closure.

Anyone familiar with my post-breakup texts or emails will know I never get closure from them.

The thing my brain neglects to explain to my heart is that you don’t get closure by making a fool of yourself.  You don’t get closure by understanding the reason for a break-up, or making it clear to the other person that you understand the reason.  You don’t get closure by pretending you’re fine; you don’t get it by admitting you’re not.

The way you get closure–and I can hardly believe it’s taken me this long to figure out when I’m sure there are countless self-help books that say a similar thing, and I’m fairly certain I’ve read countless articles pronouncing the same, and I’ve possibly even told myself this before–is simply to not question the situation.

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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Dating


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#746: Text a wrong number

Whenever something goes awry with texting men–like, say…pulling an example out of the blue here…a guy I’ve known for 6 months suddenly just stops responding–I always think like a girl overanalyzing things (in other words: a girl).

Maybe he lost his phone!  Maybe he accidentally threw his phone off a balcony!  Maybe his friend stole his phone and refused to give it back! Maybe he dropped his phone while rescuing a little old woman about to be hit by a car crossing the street at the exact same time a cute puppy was about to be hit by the same car and he became a hero but in all the excitement while the woman gave him a billion dollars as a thank you and the puppy’s owner gave him the puppy as a reward, he forgot to retrieve it!

Maybe he’s dead!

Of course these things are never true. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 16, 2015 in Dating


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#686: Join Hinge

Will there come a day when there’s a dating site or app I haven’t tried?  Only time will tell.

For now, I’ve decided to leave the matching game in the hands of my Facebook friends. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Dating


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#639: Get a boost

…on OkCupid.  When I say “get a boost,” what I mean is, “pay $2 to have my profile seen by more people than usual.”

Was it worth it?

Well, let’s look at the numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Dating


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#596: Join Tinder

I always thought I was a bad feminist.

I love wearing thong underwear.  I don’t mind shaving my armpits.  I admit to throwing like a girl.  I don’t get all that angry about the injustices done to women on a daily basis–mainly because I don’t think about them.

I was aware that the whole concept of Tinder–that men would judge me and within 2 seconds, or sometimes even 1, decide whether they want to get to know me based solely on my looks–wasn’t doing feminism any favors.  Still, I wasn’t offended by it.  After all, it worked both ways, right?  I also “got” to judge men based only on their appearance (and in many cases, without even knowing their height or smoker status–the latter of which can be an absolute deal-breaker for me).

But then yesterday, as I was leaving the weight room I have to pass through to get upstairs to the pathetic little track at the rec center that I’ve been relegated to thanks to the never-ending winter, I heard a man say, “Ma’am.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 14, 2014 in Dating


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