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Nicholas Marlin
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Nicholas Marlin is an entrepreneur, gay dating expert, and co-founder of a leading relationship-focused LGBT dating site and mobile app, and Through years of experience advising’s now 350,000-plus members, Marlin has learned what works in the world of dating. His authentic and lighthearted approach to advice allows him to gracefully coach anyone through the process of becoming a successful dater.

Marlin prides himself on being a former senior elite gymnast and US National Team member. He graduated from Chapman University cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration. He later earned an MBA in General Management from Cal Poly. He also loves contemporary art, natural products, and is a self-identified cosmopolitan connoisseur.

Entries by Nicholas Marlin

Todd Williamson Creates a Zone of Tranquility at The Rymer Gallery

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 8:59 PM

Co-authored by Sara Lee Burd, Executive Editor Nashville Arts Magazine

The flourishing visual art scene in Nashville is not just the glitz and glam Music City you've seen in the tv show Nashville. This is a city filled with contemporary art galleries commanding the attention of a broad, educated, and...

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Overcoming the Sins of Gay Sex

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 1:38 PM

Often I ponder questions that I myself don't have the answers to. The question of how to overcome negative associations with gay sex due to past religious teachings is one of them. Pope Francis' recent derogatory comments on gay marriage in Manila got me thinking about how difficult his words...

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Is Your Online Persona Killing Your Game?

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 1:44 PM

In the age of digital dating your online persona can make or break you. With as much as 70 percent of gay couples now meeting online, it's difficult to argue the importance of your online persona. Mountains of revealing personal information is available to any potential love interest...

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Pas de Deux

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 11:47 AM

Co-authored by Cynthia Penna, Art Director at Art 1307

Pas de Deux: A succession of passes in a dance performed by two people with perfect balance.

The exhibition of Laddie John Dill and Todd Williamson, at Kevin Barry...

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Reality Check: You May Never Find Someone

(92) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 11:27 AM

It's a picturesque Saturday morning in Palm Springs. I am gently swaying on a cozy swinging bench, watching birds in the orange trees in the reflection of the placid pool water in front of me. The aroma of ripe oranges and sounds of nearby water fountains mixed with chirping birds...

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Keeping Your Love Life Warm During the Chilliest Season: A Guide for Gay Men

(3) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 11:02 AM

During the winter, we tend to hibernate. It's cold; it's slushy; it gets dark by 4:30. Nobody really wants to be out there. If you're single though, you can't just stop dating until the weather gets nice again -- because dating, as we all know, is a numbers game, and...

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Mastering in Love: LGBT Dating and the Journey to the Ring

(4) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 7:24 PM

Finding "the one" has become an increasingly pressing concern amongst the college-aged LGBT community today. The same goes for the recent college graduates I work with at OneGoodLove, a long-term gay dating website. In our discussions, we've concluded that getting the college degree, a rocking job, and an...

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage Equality

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 7:35 PM

"Frank and Nikki sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G." Almost everyone knows the rest of this song: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage."

For most of my life, I've hated this rhyme. It represented the heteronormative bullying that dominated my youth. As...

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Finding 'The One' at LA Pride

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 5:09 PM

As Los Angeles Pride approaches I can't help but feel giddy reminiscing about all the outrageous fun I've had there in the past. I've been going to LA Pride for about 13 years now; have been on the Grand Marshal float for the last three; and this year...

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Todd Williamson Brings "Unpolarized Light" to George Billis Gallery

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 10:55 AM

Unpolarized light emitted by the sun, by a lamp, or by a candle flame creates light waves that vibrate in more than one plane in a variety of directions. It is a fitting name for Todd Williamson's current show since this abstract expressionist focuses so strongly on light...

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Can Religion and Gay Dating Ever Coexist?

(25) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 3:33 PM

Religion is typically a controversial topic for most, but it's an especially controversial issue for gay people, because of what religion often says about sexual orientation. This is a significant topic for me because, as the owner of a successful gay dating website (, and as the friend...

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Being Open to Love

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 2:05 PM

Love is such a powerful thing. Even the word itself can evoke strong emotion -- unless, of course, you've shut yourself off to it. And unfortunately too many people in this world have. I consider myself an expert in this area, not only because I'm the cofounder of

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