Browsing All posts tagged under »dating«

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

S.O.S.

April 22, 2013

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This story is from Christina, a 26-year-old dance teacher in Boston, as told to Raz: Back in August, I decided to kickstart my dating life again by pretty much accepting every date I got offered online. That was a bad decision. I agreed to a date with 46-year-old Mike. While I do tend to like […]

Bite Me

April 9, 2013

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This story is from Nick, a 26-year-old paramedic from Chicago, as told to Raz: I met Jane in a college class. She was super cute, so when we were assigned to a group project together, I took the opportunity to get her number and invited her to a party. We hit it off, and started […]