The Perfect Valentine’s Day

Tweet We’re less than two weeks out from one of the biggest “relationship” holidays there is. As far back as the 17th century, giving cards was the thing to do. But, as technology improved and mass produced cards became more available (and there was an ability to easily send things anonymously through the mail), things […]

Crushing and Dating: Mutually Exclusive?

Tweet If you’re a dedicated crusher, does that mean you can’t date? If you’re dating (either one person or many), does that mean you shouldn’t be crushing? The answer to both of those questions is “No!” Just because you don’t need to be in a relationship–because you’re comfortable with yourself or because you’re actively going […]

Owning Up to My Past

Tweet [The story connected with this came up a couple of times in conversation recently. Going to link to it, I realized I’d never ported it over to this site. It was originally written December 15, 2005 in another journal of mine.] These stories I tell are my life. They are important scenes and sequences […]

Blind Before Digital

Tweet [The story connected with this came up a couple of times in conversation recently. Going to link to it, I realized I’d never ported it over to this site. It was originally written December 5, 2005 in another journal of mine.] Long ago (back in the late 80s and early 90s), I kept paper […]

Where do you go?

Tweet When you have questions about love and relationships, where do you go for answers? Who do you trust for advice? What makes you listen to or disregard advice that’s offered? Are you someone who people come to for relationship advice? Why do you think that is or isn’t? I ask because I’m curious. (And […]

Getting a Picture of Online Dating

Tweet First impressions count for a lot. If you’re meeting people online, there’s a good chance your profile picture is a hefty part of your first impression. The crew over at OK Cupid (you know them–they’re a dating site and also one of the big producers of silly meme-quizzes) has dipped into their massive user-base […]

What to Do On a Date

Tweet With my current schedule getting in the way of all sorts of things, I have yet to write what I planned on for this space. Luckily, friends in other places stumble across interesting things. For example, here’s a little vintage educational film about dating… By today’s standards, that’s some amazingly tame (and downright square) […]

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