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Dating during the holidays is pointless

While the holidays are a good time to get together with friends and family and maybe make eyes over peppermint lattes at the cute guy at Starbucks, overall it is not a good time to start dating someone. There is out-of-town travel, family visiting town, countless parties, and general commitments that don’t allow much time…

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Couples’ coma in Chicago

The cold has set in. Holidays are here. I’m paying large heating bills. It’s winter. And with winter comes hibernation. While we are all in hibernation mode, eating carbs and too many Christmas cookies, the serious offenders of hibernation winter in Chicago are the couples. You know, your friends who five or two years ago…

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Are you being e-maintained?

Are you being e-maintained?

In the last week, I have received approximately 6 text messages from dudes I haven’t talked to in a week or more. Today alone, I got the “what’s new?” and the “hey there” text messages from an exboyfriend and some other dude I didn’t even remember giving my number to. This weekend, I received a…

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Relationship baggage

I’ve had a few little conversations recently about baggage. Other peoples’ baggage (cough cough manpurses) has also largely impacted my own relationships. I went to see Primus on Friday night at the Congress Theater with a date. A date who has some serious baggage. Including a proposal that got a “no” answer. But one part of baggage…

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Online dating dealbreakers

Today my good friend told me she’s back on match.com and going back on the online dating scene. She made the point today that our standards tend to get a little lower— age for example— as we get older. We’re less picky and just trying to meet new people and stay connected in the dating world. …

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