#IHateDating: Playing the Dating Texting Mind Game

Supposedly, the rules of the game go like this… whoever texts first, loses. They lose control, power, and that air of “I’m not desperate/that into you/sitting around thinking about you” quality.You know the ol’ “wait 3 days after the date to text” rule, right? Right! That’s the rule. We don’t know who created it or when, but it’s a universal truth; a biblical commandment; a 3-strikes you’re out law....more
That may be true if your not that serious. I used to think like that but TRUST ME.. when you ...more

Dear SUV Guy: Thanks For Making My Night

It was just a routine trip to the grocery store after a routine day at work and I was heading home to my routine life and feeling pretty average about it all.Nothing spectacular. Just me being me.I was tired. I'd like to say I was having a great hair day or I just felt great all over, but that wouldn't be the truth. I was tired, and I'm tired a lot....more

5 Ways to Say “No, Thanks” After a First Date

So, the chemistry was great over the phone and by text, but the in-person meet-n-greet didn’t go so well, huh?Unfortunately, you seem to be the only one aware of that as you wake up to an after-the-first-date good morning text. Well, this is awkward…...more

Date Idea: Romantic Treasure Hunt

This was one of our favorite dates. I planned it for our anniversary in only a few hours. It sounds a little sappy but it was actually touching.    First, I thought back to a lot of personal experiences that the two of us shared. With the help of my kids and mother (who is excellent at making anything into a rhyme) we created several clues in the form of cute riddles for a romantic memory treasure hunt....more

Date Night Idea: Romantic Board Game

This is a date idea you can reinvent over and over. My husband and I have come up with several variations. Once we decide the theme of the evening we usually go to dinner to plan the game and write down the rules. I have to say creating the game is almost as fun as playing it and the project makes for great dinner conversation....more

#OnlineDating: If You Ever Forget You’re 30, a 20-Something is Happy to Remind You

One of the many joys of online dating is being reminded of your age. Here are a couple fantastic reminders I've received over the years....more

The Time Two Guys Tried to Switch During Sex

 A friend of mine told me a horrifying story last week that put many of my bad dates to shame. Every time I thought my jaw couldn’t drop any further, a new detail shocked me again.Back in freshman year of college, Ellie, a really pretty, petite girl, had her eye on a hot junior, John, who lived down the hall in her co-ed dorm. The two started making out at a party in his room, and before she knew it, everyone was gone and it was just the two of them. Things got hot and heavy, and they ended up naked on his bed with the lights off. That’s when he got up to get a condom.When he got back on top of her with the condom, she opened her eyes to a terrifying sight — the naked guy sitting on her WAS NOT JOHN. ...more
tpexiaojie I agree with you! Except my ass would have been out of there the first time! I would ...more

I'm Bisexual, Polyamorous, and... Single

“So when are you gonna get a boyfriend?”“How do you really know you’re bi if you’ve never been with a girl?”“You still a virgin.”“Threesome?”“Why hasn’t it ever worked out for you?”“At least you have twice the chance of finding a date on a Saturday night.”...more
codenamepercy Thank you so much for reading and sharing! This is why I write -- to reach people. ...more

Top 5 Fall Date Ideas in Toronto

Fall is one of our favourite seasons: the leaves start to change colours, the days get shorter, and the weather gets crisp and cool. It’s easy to give in and want to just stay in and hibernate, but in reality there are so many fun activities that you don’t get to partake in any other time of the year. In celebration of the fall season, we’ve come up with the top 5 fall date ideas in Toronto that are both affordable and fun!Go for a Walk...more

Make the Most of Your First Date Conversations

Soooo…what do you talk about on a first date? Well, wouldn’t it be a perfect world if they all had conversation that flowed like a chocolate fountain over cream puffs and strawberries? Hello! But we all know that, unless you hit the first date jackpot, you’re going to have to put some thought and effort into getting that verbal rapport started. I’m not saying you should sweat it like an Oompa Loompa at the chocolate factory; if it’s THAT hard, remember to breathe! However, while playing it by ear, a few bon mots/ clever questions up your sleeve are always a “do”....more