Category Archives: dating


Why I Quit Tinder

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  Last June, around the five-year mark of my Perpetual Singleness, I decided living like a nun was no longer acceptable to me. Even nuns have priests in their lives; I had one single male friend. All I wanted was … Continue reading

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Hey, Online Dating Hater (Part 2)

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Last Friday, I shared my personal experience with online dating. Today I’m going to list some more general objections that I often make when being pushed to try online dating. 1. Let’s not forget that online dating is a business. … Continue reading

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That Time I Told eHarmony to Shove It (Part 1)

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Before we begin, you should know that I’ve been sitting on this post for years. Every time I try to write about dating, it turns into a rant about online dating, which I delete and try to forget about. This … Continue reading

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Men, Women, Friendships

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Thanks for the quality feedback on my last post! It’s prompted some good discussion privately with friends too. If you didn’t get a chance to chime in, it’s not too late! As a follow-up, I decided to share a little more … Continue reading

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He’s Not That Into You (Or Is He?)

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I’m beginning to question some of my long-held assumptions about dating. My dating programming has been equally informed by conservative Christian active man/passive woman expectations, secular “He’s Just Not That Into You” philosophy, and my relationship with my ex, who … Continue reading

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About Fixups

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Everybody wants to make a sandwich with the last two pieces of bread. – Cathy Guisewite Sometimes I worry that I’ve gotten a bad reputation about dating. After all, I’m pretty passionate about my right to say no to a … Continue reading

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A Treatise on Saying No

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I’m privy to a lot of (unsolicited) dating advice. Not usually directed right at me, just articles and blog posts I come across. Some of the advice has been worth pondering. Some has been smug, insensitive and/or just plain bad. News … Continue reading

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Polite Refusals

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I had some major revelations this week when a good friend compared my life to Pride and Prejudice. Before you roll your eyes and tune out, know that I’m not one of those girls. I didn’t even read P&P until … Continue reading

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