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That’s one way of creating the perfect man! 

One woman has found the answer to today’s desolate wasteland of a dating scene: she’s created her own boyfriend. I don’t mean that she’s actually thought up the perfect man – she actually knit him, with fabric and yarn. And if you think this takes the idea of ‘creating the perfect guy’ to a whole ‘nother level, well, you’d be right. more…

Can anything last forever?

I totally didn’t see this one coming. I – and many others – have been blindsided by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin‘s announcement that, after 11 years o f marriage, they’re separating. Seriously, can anything last forever? more…

I should probably be talking about The Bachelor and Juan Pablo whatever-his-last-name-is and whether he’ll make it with whatever-her-name-is, but I refuse to indulge in such nonsense. Finding true love on The Bachelor?  Meh. The reality is that they’re chances are slim to none. I also won’t write about something I genuinely love and can talk for hours about, which has absolutely no correlation to anything resembling romance at all (True Detective I miss you so much already!) and I will write about a woman who seemingly has it all, including absolute confidence in herself and a fresh perspective on love: wunderkind Lena Dunham.
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Lupita and Jared? Ashton and Mila? Say it ain’t so!

Typically I don’t indulge in celebrity nonsense, but I heard two such upsetting celebrity stories this week that I literally wanted to bang my head against a wall. Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto were dating? Mila Kunis was dumb enough to actually get engaged to the cheating Ashton Kutcher? What the what?! What is it with bad boys? Why do we love them so?

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The clock’s a-ticking!

I’m sure you’ve all heard about TIME magazine’s “Marriage app” for Facebook by now, and if you haven’t, then please, let me explain. Based on scientific algorithms, Facebook rifles through the friends listed as “married” on your account, and constructs an algorithm to tell you when you should be getting married. Algorithms, as we all know, are 100%, factually correct. Yes, I’m bullshitting you. This marriage app is about as correct as a Buzzfeed quiz. more…

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If you’re going to do it, do it right

I can be cynical about Valentine’s Daywhile still secretly enjoying in a very hypocritical way, so I shall. But considering that the day of love started off as a weird and masochistic way for women to get fertile — no joke, the women of Rome lined up for men to hit them during the feast of Lupercalia from Feb. 13-15. Matches were made when a man pulled a woman’s name out of a jar. And voila — our day of love was born. Of course, it’s been twisted beyond all comprehension since its start, becoming what many know of as a “Hallmark holiday.” That said, of course I still celebrate it. When you’re single, this day doesn’t matter one little bit. It’s an annoyance. But when you’re in a relationship….God have mercy on the man who fails to commemorate the day. more…

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She’s going to fight for your right to be single

Cameron Diaz is single and proud of it — and she wants you to feel the same. Even if you don’t, it doesn’t matter — she’s championing singletons ’round the world regardless. more…

An over the shoulder boulder holder love sensor. Puh-lease. 

If you’ve ever had the “should I or shouldn’t I sleep with him?” quagmire, there’s a new over the shoulder boulder holder on the market with your name on it. May we present, with great fanfare, the True Love Tester Bra. more…

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Not just for singletons anymore

While writing my book on Internet dating, I became a huge fan of HowAboutWe, an online dating community for people who like to do things (besides bone, that is). It’s a site that matches people up not only by shared interests, but the desire to try new things — and no, I am not referring to sexual positions here.  Because the dating site for singles was so successful, co-founders, Aaron Schildkrout and Brian Schechter decided to create HowAboutWe for Couples, a site for those who need to add a little oomph to their pre-existing relationships. more…

Welcome to our world, buddy

What happens when a man tries a social experiment online and pretends to be a woman? Hilarity, of course, but also understanding of what it is we have to deal with should we try to find love on the Internet. more…