1. You know what's a mess? I mean, it's a good mess to have, I guess, but when you start dating someone, and it's okay, and then a few dates later you know it's not great, but it's also fine. What then? Especially if you have like three of these things going on at once. Because partially you wonder if maybe it'll get better or more interesting as it goes along, but you also know you're kidding yourself. Probably. But then it seems like a big hassle to break things off honestly ("no it's actually fine, I do basically like you? I don't know, just not that much, although maybe [...]
JDate owes me a husband. I’ve paid them more than a thousand dollars, not to mention at least two hundred hours of dating time–this doesn’t include prep time of pedicures, waxing and therapy. If dating were tax deductible I could write off half my life. Ergo, I must meet someone on JDate.
I was the guy you went out with when the guy you really cared about had broken your heart.
I vaguely recalled something about my school’s ‘No Fraternization’ policy, but agreed to pay a visit to my twenty-two-year-old Russian-Greek student’s home.
It's Valentine's week; get ready! Haha. Narratively kicks things off with seven rousing tales of dating in [...]
1. So, I have an emotionally confusing situation I'm hoping you'll be kind enough to help me with.
I'm dating this girl, we've been together for almost a year, and are currently doing long distance, as she's still in high school and I just started college. College has been a bit tough for me, in terms of making friends, but about a month ago I met this girl at a show and we've been hanging out together on the weekends a lot since then. I find her really attractive, but never planned to do anything because I love my girlfriend and am happy with her. However, I have also [...]
1. Badger her about her marital status. You're drunk at a rowdy party, flirting with a drunk lady. You're both having fun and enjoying the moment. But if you want to seal the deal, you'll have to ruin the playful conversation and ask her some hard questions. Is she single, or isn't she? You must find out now.
"You don't have a boyfriend, right?" you ask. She laughs. "Wait, does that mean you have a boyfriend or that you don't have a boyfriend? No? Are you sure? You didn't come here with a guy? So you're really single?"
Badger her until you're completely sure that no boyfriend will suddenly appear [...]
"Oh, and this was maybe the 10th time in my life I’d had this rare, magical experience so far. The first was in sixth grade, with a boy who never spoke to me but gave me his ID bracelet through a friend and let me wear it for a week before having that friend ask for it back. And the last time, when I was almost 30, it felt exactly the same, so you can see how much I learned from each of the eight interceding experiences." —Our own Jane Marie, on love at first sight.
Ben is a 26-year-old in New York City who's working toward a master’s degree in public administration, and I talked to him a few days before he moved back home to Colorado.
Jia: Hey Ben. How’s your day going?
Ben: It’s been pretty good, I’m just working on a paper. Can I preface all of this by saying that I’m not great at phone interactions? Just stop me if I ramble on.
Well, I want you to ramble on! Let’s start at the beginning. Where are you from? What is your family like?
I grew up in Colorado, in an affluent suburb of a little college town, in this area [...]
I'm married, so when I say this actually kind of worked, I mean that I wasn't horrified by the person I was "fixed up with" via this silly interactive YouTube dating game. Fine, I was mildly delighted for two seconds before quickly closing my browser. Good luck!
Scarlet is a 24-year-old who lives in New York.
Jia: Hi Scarlet! Okay, let’s take it from the top. Tell me about your childhood and family?
Scarlet: I grew up in the Midwest, in the suburbs outside a large city. I have an older sister, my parents got along well. All of it was pretty normal.
What were you into as a kid?
I really enjoyed dance. In retrospect, since I was kind of a chubby kid, I think my parents subtly encouraged dance class as a way of losing some of that weight. But I liked it! Then in middle school I started getting into the Internet. I was really [...]
What this cartoon teaches us is that a) it's okay to talk about politics before the first date, but b) the word "politics" might make your love interest's face contort into an unsexy tragedy mask. What this cartoon does not teach us is anything about the fiscal cliff, which was averted yesterday. For better reporting on that, go here. Also, reading between the lines in all this news, it seems one must make $450k a year now to be considered "rich," so that is a new thing to think about.