Posts tagged as dating

This Week in Web Videos: 'SingleDumb'

I'm self-centered, terrified of insects, and–I think–not the best kisser in the world. Those are three deeply personal things about me that I wrote on a blog read by THOUSANDS. Why? Because that's what writers do. We share very intimate details about ourselves and our innermost thoughts. Sometimes those thoughts are inarguably personal, like mine just were, and sometimes they're presented under the cloak of characters in our work. Either way, strong creative requires a suspension of an innate fear all of us have: to be seen as "other." Alexandra Kern has successfully suspended that fear. She lets her true self out, and that's why SingleDumb is not only [...]

How I Will Become a Better Boyfriend, by Ronald Dario

I wanted to show you that I’m serious about making more of an effort to be a better boyfriend, so I thought about it carefully and came up with some personal goals. I know we have been having problems lately, but I wholeheartedly believe that if I follow through with each one of these, I will become a better person. I want to be the kind of boyfriend that an amazing person like you deserves!

1. I will sign up for those cooking lessons we read about.

2. I will start running again.

3. I will get rid of at least 80% of the Tupac-related content on my computer. [...]

A Funny Thing: Julia Wiedeman On Abuse and Not Laughing

Our story this week: something a little different. For a year now, we've been bringing you stories that we thought were funny, many of which came from disasters, traumatic events in the lives of the storytellers. It's in many of our natures and especially in the nature of the kind of person who gets up on the stage to tell these stories for a room full of strangers, to laugh at the macabre and the dark, to smile and snark in spite of terror. For a comedian this irreverence is her first and prime instinct. A few weeks ago, comedian Julia Weideman took the stage at the UCB East in New [...]

Betty White Asked To Marine Ball by Appropriately Reverent Sargent

Another day, another service person seducing a celebrity via YouTube. In this video, Marine Sergeant Ray Lewis asks Betty White to accompany him to the upcoming Marine Ball, where Lewis seems like he will make a charming, if extremely winded, dance partner. While the Marines who asked out Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis seemed like they were responding solely to an off-camera dare, at least Lewis takes the time to offer something that Betty might actually appreciate: a date who understands the power of a good costume change. Oorah!

Is He Marriage Material, or Is He a Herman Miller Aeron Chair? by Thomas Scott

Is there anything worse than spending time with a guy who at the end of the day just isn’t interested in a serious commitment? Actually, there is: dating a guy who isn’t interested in existing with you on any real plane of consciousness, because he’s a luxury brand office chair. Here are some helpful pointers to make sure you don’t make that mistake!

Tip #1: Google his name.

Before you even go out on date, do a quick search. A name alone can sometimes give you an idea of his character. If his name is Herman, be a little cautious. If his given name is Miller, [...]

Postmodern Love, by Erin Somers

The writer Erin Somers sits down to write a "Modern Love" column1. The subject is the truncated, never-realized dalliance between herself and D.2 The convention of masking identities in essayistic, first person writing with a single initial serves the dual purposes of protecting the privacy of the party under discussion and lending an illusion of truth to the narrative. Behold: a story so painful, so juicy, so heartrendingly true that the author feels uneasy disclosing real names. That the author feels driven by basic human decency to shield the individual (whom she has rendered in maybe not-so-flattering prose, but for whom she still maintains lingering affection) from potential violence on the part of her readership who may [...]

The Complete Guide To Everything: Dating Part 4 – Wooing

On this week’s episode of The Complete Guide to Everything, we talk about the dating scene and go over some of the finer points of wooing a lady. Look, we realize it’s tough out there, finding a gal and convincing her to give you a shot, so naturally we consult the internet and go through the foolproof steps as outlined by wikihow.com.

We should probably mention that Tim probably drank too much whiskey before we recorded, and talks about a number of things that should probably stay private, but since this episode was uploaded a day late (the reasons for which we discuss at length), we’re trudging ahead [...]

Left Handed Radio: 'You Don't Want a Relationship, You Want a Trainwreck'

On this episode: Leaving behind delicious Italian pasta is a great way to show your affection, a cop plays by his own rules and takes his sweet time doing it, Richard Grossman announces local arts events, the king shall have no taxes, Herb from Pittsburgh helps you get hitched on the cheap, we help you hone your New Media work ethic, Winston has a good heart and great friends, we discover the dark secret of the Jaycee's Haunted Cave, and a hepcat has trouble putting himself to bed.

This month's show was written and performed by Adam Bozarth, Dan Chamberlain, Matt Little, Taylor Moore, and Anna Rubanova with special [...]

Dating Tips For Twentysomethings In a Nuclear Apocalypse, by Jon Wolper

Dating in your twenties isn't easy. Your friends are coupling up and moving far away. The best guys and girls all seem to be taken. And the nuclear holocaust that has annihilated 97 percent of humanity has also annihilated that cute guy a few miles down the highway. It’s tough!

But your age—and, of course, the ever-present spectre of death—shouldn’t dissuade you from getting out there, meeting new people, and maybe even settling down. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Be assertive It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and no one’s going to wait for you if you’re too shy to strike up a conversation. So [...]

Derek For Boyfriend, 2013: Test Slogans, by Grant Catton

This November, when you go to the polls, vote Derek Ferguson for Boyfriend. Derek is a young man who…

Knows the local IPAs.

Agrees that big weddings are outdated.

Always has cutting-edge facial hair.

Will go to brunch with you and all your friends…even when he’s super hungover.

Owns and often uses a typewriter…to write actual letters.

Reads all the right pop-culture blogs…but not before you do.

Betty White Crushes A Man's Dreams

Sadly, Betty White's Marine suitor Ray Lewis will not get to slow dance with the Nana of his dreams, as White had to turn down his invite to this fall's Marine Ball. “I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform… but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of Hot In Cleveland. Love, Betty White." the actress said in a statement. I would say Lewis should move on to Natalie Portman, but it's kind of already been done.

Vanessa Bayer's Dating On Demand Video a Good Reminder That the Internet Never Forgets

Sure, you might think doing a quick video interview for a cable-based dating service for a gift certificate is worth it. After all, who actually uses those things, and what are the odds that anyone would actually see it? Well, when you're cast on Saturday Night Live and suddenly become a Person of Interest, the odds are pretty good.

Here's Vanessa Bayer's 2007 video from Comcast Chicago's Dating on Demand. It's pretty awkward! Do people actually look for people to date via their cable box? Is that a thing?