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The Trouble with Older Men

Okay, now that we’ve gotten the real estate out of the way, let’s talk about men. As most of you know, I’ve always gone for older men. When I was in my early twenties, this translated to cars and proper houses and fancy dinners on Valentine’s Day—a reprieve, if you will, from my world of…

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Throwback Thursday: Date #9

Remember Date #9?  He turned out to be a bit of a jerk in the end.  (Which just goes to prove my theory that you shouldn’t wait on a man who is 20 minutes late to a first date.  And you certainly shouldn’t kiss him at the end of said date, but I didn’t know…

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Here a List, There a List…

Speaking of lists, how do we feel about lists in general? I love lists, and now that I’ve discovered that I can make lists on my phone and sync them to my computer (and even to my iTunes account when I remember how), my God—it’s total bliss. A lot of self help books recommend making…

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Throwback Thursday: Date #4

Remember Date #4?  I certainly do.  And not because I’m still pining away for him (I’ve come a long way since I was 24) but rather because I’m still not quite sure what happened between us.  More importantly, I’m still not quite sure what happened to me.  Looking back, it seems a rather straightforward descent…

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The 40 Days Phenomenon

So I stumbled 40 Days of Dating recently.  I don’t know how I missed it—it’s been all over the news and in magazines and supposedly they’re going to make a movie out of it starring Paul Bettany. (Then again, I always miss things.  I didn’t know about Pete Seeger being dead until I got bored…

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No Woman is Out of Your League

If you’ve been single for a while, it’s easy to find yourself feeling low on confidence. Many singles develop an idea of where they think they ‘rate’ in the dating game and what sort of singles they consider to be ‘in their league’. The good news is that this is all absolute nonsense. No one…

Sense and Sensibility

Romance: The Blooper Reel

One of my favorite scenes from Sense and Sensibility is when Kate Winslet’s character gets lost in the rain (thanks to her insatiable passion for the scoundrel Willoughby) and has to be rescued by Colonel Brandon.  Alan Rickman plays the slightly senior but nonetheless dashing Colonel Brandon and he sweeps poor Kate/Marianne into his arms…

The “A” Word

So like I said: I’ve been keeping a secret.  It’s not a bad secret—in fact, it’s the complete opposite of bad, but I’ve been afraid to commit it to writing, lest in sharing it I somehow destroyed it.  But he’s said it.  And he’s said it again.  And I’ve said it back so it’s high…