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The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse

February 7, 2017
The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Dating Apocalypse are: Ghosting Benching Zombieing Breadcrumbing (aka “Hansel and Greteling”) To some extent these terms have been coined and promoted as clickbait on sites like Buzzfeed and Bustle. We love reading stories about the bad behavior of others – it makes us feel virtuous. And if we’ve been on […]

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Strategic Phone Etiquette in Dating

December 11, 2015
Strategic Phone Etiquette in Dating

I’ve been wanting to write a post on phone etiquette in dating for a while. I see a lot of behavior that I consider rude, frankly. But I hate the idea of being Miss Manners for dating or anything else. Then I realized there was a much more useful way of thinking about the role of […]

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You Gotta Make Him Work for the Cookie

March 7, 2009
You Gotta Make Him Work for the Cookie

The comedian Steve Harvey has written a bestseller called Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. He says it’s his first project ever that isn’t about the money: “This book right here I did purely to empower women.” He was inspired to write it after his father-in-law asked his daughter’s boyfriend what his intentions […]

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The Girls’ Kickass Guide to Getting Over a Breakup

March 4, 2009
The Girls’ Kickass Guide to Getting Over a Breakup

Now that Zagat’s has announced new Dating (and Dumping) Guides for New York and LA, I’m bracing myself for some nasty stories. Zagat’s selected their dumping grounds based on the number of exits and proximity to transportation (so you can get the hell outta there), as well as the attractiveness of the clientele, so that […]

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Sexual Attraction + Compatibility = Nothing?

January 26, 2009
Sexual Attraction + Compatibility = Nothing?

“I’m really attracted to you. I have a great time with you. You’re awesome, you’re the coolest girl I know. Your friendship means a lot to me. I don’t want to date you.”   WTF? This seems to be the standard hookup dump line these days. In fact, if you get that much, you’re lucky; […]

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