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Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen is an Advice Expert based in New York City. He is working on several projects including http://beingmichaelcohen

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Ask Michael Cohen: 10 Old-school Nancy Drew Clues You're Dating a Jerk

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 1:47 PM

The reason everyone thinks that gay guys are uh, a bit promiscuous, is because we are gay. That's not actually how it works. It's because we are horny men scared of our emotions, which leads us to do awful, awful things.

So, when my girlfriends come to me for advice...

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Ask Michael Cohen: My Valentine's Day Do's, but Mostly, Dont's

(44) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 7:35 AM

I'm not okay with Valentine's Day. I'm not going to pretend I am. It's not because I'm single. I didn't even like it when I was in a relationship with a guy that sent me not one, but two-dozen malnourished red roses from 1-800-Flowers. Thanks for nothing, Groupon.


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Ask Michael Cohen: Why You Shouldn't Do All This at the Holiday Office Party...

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 2:21 PM

For the past year, my friend has indulged me with stories about the cast of characters at her new job. There is the admin girl that gives new meaning to 'happy hour,' a Tupperware kleptomaniac, the dude that gets annihilated at lunch, but seemingly can't get fired because his alcoholism...

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Ask Michael Cohen: How to Behave at the Thanksgiving Table

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 10:48 AM

This Thanksgiving I am heading to my in-laws and I am dreading what is coming my way. Not only do we have plans to spend the holiday with them, but the entire weekend. I can't fight it because last year we were with my family. Any tips on how to...

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Ask Michael Cohen: When Honesty Goes Too Far

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 10:16 AM

I've been dating a great guy for three months now but I'm still in communication with my ex of seven years. We speak at least once a week, about everything from our mutual friends to how are careers and families are. Is this wrong? Should I stop sneaky around and...

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Ask Michael Cohen: How to Fall Ahead

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 6:06 PM

I had an outrageous summer and just what the doctor ordered -- a lot of sex, except I happened to really fall for one of the guys. I didn't think I would and I tried to put him in that summer fling box. He reluctantly accepted that. Now that I'm...

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Ask Michael Cohen: How to Share

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 12:02 PM

My friend and I took a time share on Fire Island. We are besties and not only do we like the same things but we like the same guy who also has a share at the house. My friend can't stop talking about how amazing he is and about the...

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Ask Michael Cohen: Why You Shouldn't Mix Sex and Work

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 5:05 PM

My office had a Memorial Day party for the summer kickoff of half-day Fridays. We all got pretty wasted and after the event my co-worker and I went back to my house and had sex. Now, when I see him, he pretends nothing happened. I tried to talk to him...

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Ask Michael Cohen: How to Meet Someone New

(7) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 5:05 PM

I'm a 40 year old single female in New York City and thought I moved to the land of eligible bachelors, but that's not panning out. I am so sick of being single and also depressed about the situation. I'm on dating sites from J.Date to eHarmony. I've been spreading...

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Ask Michael Cohen: How to Deal With a Break-Up

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 8:15 PM

The reason I am writing you is because after three years my boyfriend just broke up with me and it hit me hard. I was cooking dinner and he came home from work, walked in the kitchen with that I-have-something-to-tell-you-face and said he wasn't sure I was the one. I...

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Ask Michael Cohen: Why Age Matters When Dating

(11) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 9:05 AM

My best friend is 42 and he just broke up with his boyfriend who is the same age. He's now dating a 25 year old guy and it's awful. They have nothing in common and I can't get a clear answer from him about what he sees in this...

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Why Dating Should Be Easy... Like Sunday Morning

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 5:35 PM

Last week I went on a date with this guy I met at Soul Cycle. We met up at a cool wine bar in Hell's Kitchen. It was super cozy. He had great manners, pulling out the bar stool for me as well as ordering for me which I thought...

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6 Ways to Chic up Valentine's Day Clichés

(4) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 5:35 PM

I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day, probably because I have a serious disdain for clichés, something I fell victim to one particular year. I had just come out of a meeting and saw a delivery man with red roses at the front desk and before I knew it, the...

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Ask Michael Cohen: 10 Things You Need to Stop Saying in 2013

(7) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 5:43 PM

The other day I sat patiently waiting at a restaurant bar for the publicist who -- after a few email exchanges filled with excessive exclamation points (the first sign of what was come) -- wooed me over to possibly include the eatery in a magazine piece. Running up to me...

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Ask Michael Cohen: 5 Dos and Don'ts of New Year's 'Resolutions'

(6) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 5:19 PM

The night after Christmas one of my girlfriends invited me over for dinner. She spent the better part of the evening lamenting about how she ate like a pig during the holidays, followed up with an early New Year's resolution that she was going to spin class "like every day"...

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Neighborly Holiday Party Advice

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Trust me, it's not because I'm Jewish, but all this love-thy-neighbor-as-thy-loves-thyself stuff really irks me, especially during the holiday season. I barely love myself, and in no way, shape or form will I ever love the wannabe-Liberace down the hall who purrs to his cats, the girl who wears nude...

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Holiday Office Party Tips From Your Gay Best Friend

(12) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 4:07 PM

One of the great things about being a freelancer is that you are not obliged to attend any holiday office parties, but when a dear friend begged me to be her plus one at her advertising agency Christmas soiree (I did notice a menorah on the invitation as well), I...

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Ask Michael Cohen: How to Stop Feeling Entitled

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 6:22 PM

I am 22-year-old chick who just got her first job working in production at a cable network. It's what I went to school for and what I really like doing. The only thing is, I really don't feel like I am making my mark on the shows I am working...
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Ask Michael Cohen: How to Avoid Sticky Relationship Issues

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 11:18 AM

I'm writing to you because my mother is a fan of this column and she said I should ask Michael, so here goes it. I have been dating this really amazing girl for nearly two years. Admittedly, I probably have spoiled her a bit. We go on great trips, eat...

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Ask Michael Cohen: Summer Lovin' -- Had a Blast?

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 3:51 PM

This summer I was on assignment in London to cover the Olympics. I met this amazing, wonderful guy and basically stayed with him up until a week ago. It was the best love experience I have ever had, but I live in New York City and he lives there plus...

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