Browsing All posts tagged under »Awkward«

Interpersonal Communication

September 24, 2013

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This story is from Eliza, a law student in NYC, as told to Raz: It was the beginning of my first year of law school, and, in some of my more boring classes, my girl friends and I played a game where we made lists of those in the room we’d be willing to sleep […]

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 […]

Sexnado

September 4, 2013

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This story is from Sofia, a premed student in Seattle, WA, as told to Raz:  I have to admit, I was looking for a one night stand. I met Ryan on OkCupid and he seemed pretty cool. He was a computer science and applied math double major at Berkeley and I definitely find intelligence attractive. […]

Once a Bully, Always a Bully

July 8, 2013

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This story is from Scott, a teacher in Connecticut, as told to Raz. A couple weeks ago, I went on a date with a coworker. We met up at a bar and chatted about nothing for a while, just like any first date. Eventually, we got onto the topic of work—the first thing so far […]

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 […]

The Great Escape

May 14, 2013

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This story is from Christina, a 26-year-old dance teacher in Boston, as told to Raz:  OK, I have to admit, I may have been the “bad” person on this date. I agreed to see a new exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art with a guy I’d met online. It seemed like a more active […]

A Grouper Is Not A Fish

May 7, 2013

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Grouper is probably the least creepy way to online date. Why? Your friends are with you the whole time. The main reason I started this blog was so I could say, “Hey friends, look how awful this date is going!” But on a Grouper, all I need is a safe word and I can easily […]