Cropped Out

April, 2005Yawn. Loud slurp of coffee. I shuffle to the living room, flop down on the couch. For twenty minutes, I stare at a wall. Then I pad over to my computer to check my email.There it is: the weekly list of my ideal matches....more

PLUS SIZE DATING ONLINE - THE FIRST DATE

PLUS SIZE DATING ONLINE - THE FIRST DATEIf you've met someone online then the first in-person meeting is always scary with the mind chatter running those familiar lines 'what if he doesn't like me in person' or 'what if I don't look as good as my picture?'Sure its possible but remember it works both ways....more

Committed Relationship-Take 2

It was my last date.  Enough already.  I had been on match.com for roughly a year and was feeling a bit drained from it all, rather the way you feel at the end of a great party.  When you arrive, you are the bell of the ball, with your new MAC Naked Lunch shadow smeared all over your eyes, and the new Chanel Brandywine lipstick covering your carefully outlined lips....more

What's a Composting Toilet?

Though much less stigmatized and more commonplace than even 5 years ago, it still feels awkward to tell people  Jamie and I met online. Further blush-inducing is admitting one of the primary reasons I was intrigued by her profile was mention of her homemade composting toilet. A couple of messages back and forth and I learned it's a fancy name for a 5 gallon bucket enclosed by a wooden square and topped off with a nifty toilet seat. "Since I started adding waste from the composting toilet, my compost is the healthiest it's ever been," she said....more

E sexy

E-Sexy Autumn. A time for hot mugs of coffee, pumpkin anything, lattes, whipped cream and for that matter, anything whipped.. So goes my observations of women and men, sitting with laptops, headsets, checking, forever checking their phones for that magical call, the superlative text message, rising above all other text messages. The one that brings smiles to the lips and eyes that glisten when they read the messages typed furiously while entering taxis, between trains stops and at traffic lights. A text is mastery of both dexterity, spontaneous thought and irreverent ideology....more

Naked with the dog

This date was courtesy of pof. After several attempts at scheduling a date because of dog sitting issues, we finally meet for dinner. He had just returned from a vacation with his dog. Just the 2 of them. Very cute, right? Or creepy, whatever. He seemed to be nice enough. While at dinner he explained how they had a lovely relaxing time (yes, him & the dog), he’s had to hire 3 dog sitters because the dog was bored of the first 2, satisfied with his job, and now looking to form the next phase of his life. I’m listening, answering his questions, engaging in conversation....more

WTF?

This date is courtesy of our beloved match.com. I am walking up to the door and am greeted by a random guy who knows my name. It’s the guy I am supposed to meet. He is waiting for me outside because he grossly misrepresented himself.  He used a picture of his cousin because he is insecure about his looks, apologizes, and would completely understand if I didn’t want to go through with the date. Ok, I would’ve been an asshole if I said “you look like a pug dog....more

Virtual Chemistry

    It's kind of amazing how disinterested I'd become in sex.  During the last year of increasingly inactive relationship, and it's devastating conclusion, I'd almost completely lost the urge.  After we broke up, however, sex was practically all I could t...more

Internet Fraud: Online Dating Scams Cost Millions

All over the world, online dating sites are riddled with internet scammers. For example the Australian government has collected reports from 1600 internet fraud victims who reported losing a total of 17 million dollars to online dating scams in 2011....more

I Found Love Online and You Can Too

When deciding to find a date online, safety is first and foremost. There are a lot of whackos out there but on the flip side, there are a lot of good people that are serious about wanting to meet someone. Use your common sense at all times. Most on-line sites won't allow you to post contact information. You must go through their site to contact a person. Don't give out any personal information until you are sure you are ready to talk in person. ...more
@Robinette B I remember thinking how strange it was to think people were meeting over the ...more