Why Car Shopping and Dating Are the Same, Basically

My lease on my little Toyota was expiring in September so after a whole lot of procrastination, I decided to start searching for a new car. I’d never been to a car dealership alone before, as ridiculous as that might sound. I’d always had my dad with me, and I felt confident knowing that he was […]

Beware The Assholes Who Roam Among Us

The world is full of assholes. I’ve always known this, but luckily my dealings with this breed of human have been fairly limited thus far. When you’re dating, however, you meet a higher volume of people. This means that you’re eventually going to end up on a date with an asshole, despite your best efforts to avoid […]

On The Million Little Heartbreaks of Dating

By the time you get to your mid twenties or so, you’ve probably experienced heartbreak. I’m talking gut punch, lie in your bed without showering, burst into heaving sobs without warning heartbreak. There’s nothing quite like it in the world. As debilitating as it can be, there’s a lot that you can learn from it. People also […]

May I Get a Do-Over If I Didn’t Meet My Future Husband in College? I Think I Missed the Memo

Though I think it’s a great way to meet people, online dating often makes me want to throw my phone against the wall, then get my car and run over the phone, then take a hammer and smash the remaining fragments into dust. To put it mildly. This frustration I feel with online dating sometimes […]

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 […]