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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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How to Let Your Guard Down and Love Again

October 5, 2009
How to Let Your Guard Down and Love Again

Dear Susan, I’m a 21 year-old college student, so I’m completely immersed in the hookup culture. Like many girls I know, I’ve been hurt by a number of jerks and players that I dated. A while back, I decided to stick to nice guys, but it’s very difficult to trust anyone. I can’t stand the […]

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20 Reasons You Don’t Have a Boyfriend

September 28, 2009
20 Reasons You Don’t Have a Boyfriend

Manolith, a men’s lifestyle online magazine, recently ran the article 20 Reasons You’re Still Single. I was delighted to learn that there are apparently a significant number of men who want a relationship and need advice. The piece addresses a wide range of typical male weaknesses, including questionable hygiene, douchebaggery and being “too nice.” One […]

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Do Pretty Girls Have it Harder?

September 11, 2009
Do Pretty Girls Have it Harder?

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life Never make a pretty woman your wife So from my personal point of view Get an ugly girl to marry you Jimmy Soul, 1970 Do beautiful women have a harder time finding real love? I bet Jennifer Aniston thinks so. The woman in […]

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You Already Know the Answer

August 27, 2009
You Already Know the Answer

Amy Johnson is a psychologist and life coach who answers questions about relationships. In a recent post, she identified the three most common themes in the letters she receives from people. The commentary is mine. 1. You already know the answer. People regularly write asking for a fresh analysis of events, even though they already […]

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