dating

it turns out i’m not dateable

it turns out i’m not dateable

Oops! In fact, I am totally dateless. Here, look, there’s proof (thanks to website-of-horrors, rudateable.com, founded by motivational speaker and noted misogynist Justin Lookadoo): The awkward thing is, I think I answered these questions pretty accurately. And yet, I actually do have a boyfriend! (We are pictured above, looking particularly like Texan politicians on Halloween.(…)

the world is not a game of kill marry fuck

the world is not a game of kill marry fuck

News flash: You’re allowed to like the people that you choose to have sex with. I know, I’m just a rebellious pioneer of novel concepts. Apparently, though, someone needs to say it. There seems to be this idea flying around that “the women you fuck” are meant to be women you vaguely detest. At least,(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

Happy 7/11 day. Today, my iphone tried to autocorrect the word “slurpee” to “slut pee”. Let’s talk about some links. First, a couple interesting sites for the Harry Potter fans out there. (If you’re not a Harry Potter fan, you can leave.) You know how, in Harry Potter world, sometimes wizard children are born to(…)

the three weirdest dates i’ve been on: part 1

the three weirdest dates i’ve been on: part 1

Spring, 2005: This was not my date. However, it was the first date I ever went on. Here’s the deal: My 7th grade best friend was dating a guy in our general group of friends. He wanted the two of them to go on a date, but someone’s mom was uncomfortable with the situation. The solution(…)

calm down about taylor swift’s love life

calm down about taylor swift’s love life

Buzzfeed is kind of awful, I’ve decided. Their entire business model relies on some combination of misleading headlines, old gifs, and sensationalism, and I’m so sick of it. Related: I may or may not have just spent the last hour reading things they’ve published about my homegirl Taylor Swift. It’s put me in a hell of(…)

how you know you’re getting serious

how you know you’re getting serious

1. You stop pretending to be interested in boring things. I once dated a metalhead, so I know my way around this one. At the beginning, you act like you’re really interested in whatever it is that he wants to talk about (because as long as he’s talking, you can watch his face move, which(…)

6 crash-and-burn crushes

6 crash-and-burn crushes

1. The emotionally-unavailable enigma. You know the kind of guy I’m talking about. He wore a lot of black, and he seemed to spend a lot of time by himself. Most of our conversations were about how interacting with other people in any way that suggests any sort of vulnerability is simply asking for trouble.(…)