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The Worst Dating Advice I Ever Received

Paul Perkins | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings
Paul Perkins

I'm not saying dating is hard. I just didn't like entire process -- the inherent uncertainty, the lack of clear guidelines, the seeming futility. Most of all, I disliked the constant stream of advice from friends.

The Strange Experience That Caused Me To Get Off Match.com

Judy Katz | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Judy Katz

He winked, then he made me 'one of his favorites,' as Match.com dutifully reported to me. Then he wrote an email. Thus bombarded, I read his profile. A self-described 'non-religious Cantor.' Hmmm...not bad. My age, similar backgrounds, tall, wiry, quite handsome if he actually looks like his photo. And quite well-expressed. Why not reply!

My First Love Story

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

When we finally kissed on the back porch where I used to eat cherry Popsicles as a kid and the leap year moon was full, I knew nothing would ever be the same again.

Online Dating: A Joke Without a Punch Line?

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

It was only after she calmed herself down momentarily by sticking her head in the refrigerator for a while that she allowed herself to imagine what 365 (or 366) days of straight foreplay must look like.

The Evolution of Wooing 1993-2013

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

LBL doesn't frequent Starbucks, but she does meet men for coffee at the Metro 29 Diner, across the street from her office. She continues to do so until the manager calls the police, convinced LBL is a prostitute.

My Only Deal Breaker

Annie Chagnot | Posted 10.13.2013 | Women
Annie Chagnot

You know, that's funny. Because I have ONE THING too. One thing that I consider a deal breaker. My ONLY deal breaker, really. ONE EFFING THING that any guy I date HAS to be okay with...

What Happens When a San Francisco Woman Dates in New York?

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Larissa Zimberoff

Why are these men on dating sites if they aren't prepared to date someone longer than a few weeks? Why do men break things off when they're "not sure" or before they've even seen me in the daylight?

I've Had 750 Coffee Dates -- Kill Me Now

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Dear readers, I come to you with a confession and a request. My confession: I have experienced approximately 750 coffee dates. My request: Kill me now.

Dating Retirement Redux

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 03.18.2013 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

When you're a parent considering divorce, the thing that most often holds you back is how the move will affect your kids. You don't want to provide them with a poor example of how to deal with relationships by splitting up.

The Boyfriend Cover Letter: Skills Include Tolerance For Shopping And Ability To 'Really Listen'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.31.2012 | College

If you say you're looking for a boyfriend on Facebook, you might expect a few comical replies. But would you ever expect to find a cover letter slippe...

The Post-Date Survey: 'Finance' Guy Shares His Side Of The Story

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

It started much like any other finance industry dating story gone viral. A girl forwards some sort of absurd communication -- a 1,600 word e-mail afte...

Adventures In Speed Dating

Christine Eads | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women
Christine Eads

It was just like a conveyor belt, but instead of delicious gourmet chocolates speeding past us, we had Milk Duds.

How A Lesbian Beauty Queen Spent A Year Dating Men

Elena Azzoni | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women
Elena Azzoni

I never expected to enter a lesbian beauty pageant. What happened in the year after I expected even less.