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The Fast and Simple Way to Know If He’s Playing for Keeps

July 21, 2015
The Fast and Simple Way to Know If He’s Playing for Keeps

There is a very simple way to know if a man is interested in a relationship with you. If you’ll look for this one thing, you’ll never have to feel anxious as you wonder whether he likes you. You won’t check your phone constantly just to see whether he might have texted or called. You […]

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Playing the Long Game

November 8, 2011
Playing the Long Game

First-time commenter Jhane Sez contributed something profound and thought-provoking in the recent conversation about whether to have sex before commitment. JS is a mother whose daughter will go to college next year – exactly the same place I was in when I began really thinking and talking about these issues. I want to extend a warm […]

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How to Make Sure You Don’t Fall For a Player

April 30, 2010
How to Make Sure You Don’t Fall For a Player

Julie met James at a party. He was handsome and friendly. They talked all night and he requested her number, asking if it would be allright if he texted or called soon to plan a real date. She was flattered, and they exchanged digits. The next day he was texting repeatedly, wanting to meet up […]

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Learning to Speak Hookup: Guys’ Edition

November 4, 2009
Learning to Speak Hookup: Guys’ Edition

As I wrote in Learning to Speak Hookup: A Pocket Phrasebook, the vocabulary surrounding the navigation of sex and relationships has become nearly incomprehensible. In the Hookup language, there are many irregularities and exceptions to the rule. It’s also heavily dependent on context. With so much misunderstanding, young people spend a great deal of time […]

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Learning to Speak Hookup: A Pocket Phrasebook

October 30, 2009
Learning to Speak Hookup: A Pocket Phrasebook

Because physical intimacy comes before emotional intimacy when hooking up, it can be difficult to interpret communication. You may be discussing something personal with someone you don’t really know very well. Here are 30 common phrases to help you navigate these murky waters. If this reminds you of the guy you’re interested in, it’s time […]

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