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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…

Is this really necessary
It’s being called the “proposal of the century” and “the most romantic proposal on Earth”, but is Kanye West’s marriage proposal to Kim Kardashian really so romantic — or as it a drama as gratuitous and staged as her show is? You be the judge.

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Group dating, blind-style

If you’ve ever online dated (I have) you know that safety precautions are a must. You know the drill, tell your friends where you’re going, who you’re with, how you found him and his social security number (if you have it, as I bet some of you tech-savvy super sleuths do). But there’s no need to freak out that you  might be going out with a future serial killer — or even to feel awkward about meeting the potential meet of your dreams blindly anymore thanks to a new online “social” club called Grouper. Intrigued? Read on… more…

A mecca for smart men

Ladies, if you’re single and ready to mingle with some smart, rich men, consider the New York Times to be your matchmaker. Alex Williams’ recent piece on “Bachelorville’s Big Fish” aims to set up all those sad, lonely and unattached millionaires in Silicon Valley. more…

Discover what everyone is buzzing about!

Everywhere I go lately it’s ‘vibrator this’ and ‘vibrator that’. I wish I could say enough already, but I’m single. I knock nothing. Instead, I’ll share with you some buzzy pieces of vibrator news. May you all start feeling some good vibrations (oh, come on. You knew that was coming)! more…

Also get informed about the cities that value sex the least — so you can avoid them!

I am a very, very lucky girl. I was pleased and surprised to find that my hometown of Santa Monica, California, was ranked second among the top ten places in America where sex is valued the most. I mean, I would be more excited if, say, love was valued above all else, but this I can live with. Believe it or not, eight of the top ten cities on Chemistry.com‘s sex list — in a survey of 10 million people — are in the Golden State. Peace, love and surfers galore! Why doesn’t everyone just move to good, old C.A.?
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Are you getting lucky this new year? Depends on where you live!

If you rang in the new year depressed and alone, ashing a limp cigarette into your party hat and moaning about the fact that you didn’t have anyone to kiss under the wilting (but still hopeful) mistletoe at midnight, chin up — it’s a new year! Although I hope your resolution isn’t to find a boyfriend (obviously, you want Mr. Right, not Mr. Right for Right Now), I can’t control what you do, where you go, or where you might move in the name of love (I moved to London for love in my infancy at the tender age of 23, so I can hardly talk). The Daily Beast has quite thoughtfully put together a hit list for 2012 of the best American cities to find a romantic partner in crime in the new year. They’ve factored in the number of singles per area using Census data from 2008-2010, ratio of women to men, cost of living data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the mental and emotional health of the respective cities residents from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. So in case you were wondering, “Well, who died and made those Beasts king of all romantic knowledge?” well, I’d say they’ve made a pretty strong case for their results. So get on with your bad selves this year and prepare to do some traveling…especially to Nebraska. Weird, I know, but trust me…those boys are smokin’ hot. On that happy note, I wish you loads of luck. I also wish you’d remove yourself from your sad slump and pop open a bottle of champagne STAT. Getting depressed over stupid boys — or even a lack of one — is so 2011.

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Oh, it’s possible alright — and San Francisco is your oyster

I have hated on San Francisco on the past, I know — and that hasn’t entirely changed. It’s cold, it’s foggy and I’ve heard Mark Twain’s “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” quoted so many times that I may just Huckleberry Finn myself (except I don’t really know what that means). However, the Outside Lands music festival is a different story. I’d kind of be in love, if I didn’t have to soak myself in alcohol to stay warm, that is. more…

And furthermore, do you like that about your city, you dirty bird you?

According to Dictionary.com ‘kinky’ the definition of ‘kinky’ is ‘Involving or given to unusual sexual behavior.’ It is an adjective. It means you like weird sex. more…

Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

Get thee on a plane! If you’re single, here’s where you should go

I hate to break it to you, but the summer is half over (unless you live in Southern California, where it’s summer year-round). If you’re bemoaning the fact that you still have no one to show off your newly toned beach bod to, fret no longer. Travelocity.com and Match.com have banded together to reveal what destinations are the hottest this August. After analyzing where singles seem to be heading to, they’ve ascertained that metropolitan areas seem to be the go-to hot spots. So if you’re feeling lonely, bored or just want some summer lovin’, book your ticket and get ready to spread your wings (I said nothing about your legs – no need to be slutty). Bonne chance! more…