me: has a guy ever made pancakes for you? Melanie: ugh, no, and I feel sad about it. Once I went out with a guy whose username was “waffles” because I hoped he would. [There’s Something About Men and Pancakes]
Patrick: I got a creepy text
"11 30 I see you. I squeeze you"
Patrick: and then I realized it was my barber
squeezing me in tomorrow
at eleven thirty
I’ll wake up on the morning and go on Facebook just … because, It’s not like I...– Fourteen-year-old Casey Schwartz (via soupsoup)
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Did you know Hallmark sells “Troubled Relationship” cards??
You’ll probably spend at least one night in the... →
What recent college grads need to know about dating.
Hot and Sour Soup > Chicken Soup (for colds.)
Taking taxi cabs. Sleeping with my contacts in most nights. Letting empty bottles of water collect under my bed. Using bottled water instead of tap in the first place.
Train Reading > Beach Reading, right?
My Mom Stalked Her Dates Before Google Even... →
Chiara Atik is HowAboutWe’s writer in residence. Her book, Modern Dating: A Field Guide, is now available. For the next few weeks, she’ll be discussing topics from the book with bloggers, journalists, comedians, and other people with lots of opinions on dating. This week is her mom, Susan.
A GChat With My Mom, On The Topic of Dating
Me: If you were dating now, what medium do you think you’d use to communicate with guys — phone? text? email?
Susan: email and text. Definitely not twitter. And preferably not phone, because it puts people on the spot. Like me.
Me: I know you really hate the phone
GChat is good for dating but sometimes hard because if you’re both online all day, there’s pressure to TALK all day
Sent at 3 51 PM on Thursday
November 11, 2009: My First Ever GChat With My Mom
me: hi MOM
Susan: oh, wow. cool
If you’ve ever found yourself asking “Where have... →
I went on a blind date set up by the subway matchmaker last week!
for HALF AN HOUR
and then check in
Leah: i was going to go lay my head down in the sink
You don’t need a relationship to make you happy. You are the culmination of...– “Why Dating Is Important” Modern Dating: A Field Guide (via howaboutweblog)
A Geech With Kelly Williams Brown
Kelly: I think it’s also important, when you ask someone out
to be really fucking clear about your intentions.
Kelly: Like, the whole reason you are finding this bravery within yourself is because you can’t bear to not know.
Me: “Hey, maybe we could get together to talk about a project” is not a date
Kelly: So don’t water that down by writing something that could be interpreted as just friendly.
“Hey, my roommates and I are having a party on Saturday” — also not a date.
me: “Hey, awesome seeing you Saturday. Any interest in getting a drink sometime?” Date!
Me: “Hey, awesome seeing you Saturday. I might be in the neighborhood this weekend, let me know if you’re around.” Nooooot a date.
Kelly: Not a date.
Asking someone out on a date should contain a call to action. The more specific, the better.
“Hey, it was great seeing you Saturday. Want to grab a drink after work this Friday?”
Me: Genius. Totally a date.
A guy will ask what I do and I’ll tell him and before you know it we’re talking...– Chiara Atik, of course (via khuyi) Every single time!
Enticing Offers From Men
Christopher: if you want some bananas come over theyre gonna go bad
but not yet
I will fake my own death. I will start a new life in a little fishing town in...– Anonymous, on an actress with a bad reputation.
It got so close!!
David: try it the next really hot day out
go home, have a shower beer, and you will get it.
never doing that.
David: do it with a glass of wine instead
white, so it can be chilled.
me: did you just say that to me because you think my objection is the type of alcohol being consumed??
David: i figured that was a possibility at least?
Here is a book that is currently outselling mine.
I wish I were joking, but I’m not: the autobiography of the gecko mascot of a CAR INSURANCE COMPANY is beating me in sales right now. At last, The Gecko has written a book! You know him and love him as one of the most famous characters on television, that humble, hardworking spokeslizard with the fetching accent. Turns out there’s so much more to him. He’s a philosopher, an aphorist, a...