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Yup…I Pass

November 15, 2013

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  Back by popular demand (and because I’ve received so many bad OkCupid messages that I’m starting to think these men know I’m collecting them), here’s a compilation of some of the best bad emails I’ve received lately. They are unedited, they are unfiltered, and they definitely didn’t get a response. 1. “So when are […]

Vomit is the New Black

November 3, 2013

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I met Aaron on Hinge, my new favorite dating app. For those unfamiliar, Hinge sets you up with your Facebook friends’ single friends. It’s awesome because it feels less random than other dating sites. After all, you already have a friend in common! Anyway, Aaron seemed normal enough, and he was Facebook friends with a […]

Island Getaway

September 10, 2013

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My friends and I spent Labor Day weekend on Fire Island. Our first night there, after a rousing game of Musical Chairs Flip Cup (You’ve never played Musical Chairs Flip Cup?! You’re doing it wrong.), we headed out to the bars. Our chosen bar’s dance floor was almost completely empty. But we were all riled […]

Wipe the Smile Off My Face

August 27, 2013

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Here’s a doozy so big and so intense that it deserves its own post. I received this brief little message on OkCupid at the beginning of last month: “Gosh, your smile <3” Then, 18 days later, after no response from me: “Gosh, am so in love with your smile ❤ Could imagine waking up every […]

Recent OKCupid Gold (Nothing Gay Though Because I’m Straight.)

August 6, 2013

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Ok guys, I’m not saying that every message you’re sending me on an online dating site needs to be an individually crafted personal ode to why I’m the perfect girl for you. In fact, that sounds really creepy. More often than not, a simple “Hey, how are you?” does the trick just fine. With that […]

Dude Acts Like a Lady

July 3, 2013

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Sure, I like a guy who’s in touch with his feminine side—who’s not afraid to cuddle or watch a romantic comedy—but Scott, a recent online find, had me actually worried about what might be between his legs. Why? There were four reasons: 1. The face. I told him I was going to my sister’s graduation a […]

Be Prepared

May 30, 2013

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Jon, an online find, treated our first date like a game of 20 questions, complete with well-thought-out, conversation-starting brain teasers that he’d clearly memorized many dates ago. What he hadn’t practiced, however, was how to seamlessly slip them into conversation. As soon as there was the slightest lull, he’d hit me with, What were you […]