How to Be a Better Dater

When people know you write about dating/relationships, you get asked about bad dates a lot. How many have you been on? What happened? They want the gory details. I usually disappoint these people by telling them the truth: I only went on one really bad date, and in the grand scheme of things it wasn’t even […]

The One Piece of Dating Advice You Should Definitely Ignore

When you’re dating, you hear about all kinds of “rules” that you should play by in order to keep the other person interested in you. In fact, there are entire books written on the subject. You’ll read that you should wait a certain period of time before returning a text, for example. Always letting the […]

Why I Wish Dating Was More Like The Sims

When I was little I used to wish for an older brother. I had absolutely zero interest in a younger sibling, none whatsoever, but I always thought it might be nice to have an older brother to show me the ropes and protect me. An older sister would have been okay too, I suppose, but […]

If You’re Doing Online Dating or Know Someone Who Is…

I’m a big proponent of online dating. I think it’s a great way to meet someone, especially if you’re new in town/work from home like I do. But I also know there are a lot of myths and stereotypes about meeting someone online. For instance, a lot of people are afraid to try it because they […]

You Deserve Someone You Want to Text Back Immediately

You can spend a lot of time figuring out what you want in a partner. You can make a whole list, and then go through and prioritize the three or five most important qualities.  But I’ve realized that dating all comes down to one simple concept: you deserve to find someone you want to text back immediately. […]