The Best Time I Passed a Note to an Attractive Stranger

Senior year of college I was in a special special state of boredom and romantic starvation that made me do some delusional stuff, like burn incense and lay on my bedroom floor listening to “The Girl From Ipanema” on repeat, thinking about how it wouldn’t be so bad if I turned out like Jennifer Aniston’s character from that movie Friends With Money. Anyway, on the walk from my Tuesday/Thursday afternoon class to my work-study job, I started regularly crossing paths on the library steps with a really attractive guy I had never seen or met before, which was a rarity — almost an impossibility — on a small, self-contained campus. READ MORE

A Modern Lady's New Year's Resolutions

In 2011, I resolve to stop video chatting in public places. It's going to be hard, because I don't have my own bedroom or a phone or anything, but I'll just keep reminding myself that my Macbook camera adds 10 pounds and my mirror doesn’t. READ MORE

Modern Pranks to Play on Dates

If a guy takes you out on a first date, Facebook friend him as soon as you get home. Then, when he accepts, immediately request to be "In a Relationship" with him. Quickly message him asking him why HE relationship-requested YOU and tell him you "had a nice time last night, but aren't ready for anything serious" and that you "don't usually do the whole Facebook relationship status thing, anyway," but that maybe you'll "run into him one of these days!" De-friend him on Facebook, and then friend-request a bunch of his friends you've never met IRL. READ MORE