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Online dating

Field report: the Grouper date

by GK on April 15, 2013 · 13 comments

Comfort is a two-faced bitch. It lures us away from the jagged rocks of pain to the soft shores of protection. It is a great time-saver and facilitator; it might even be fun for a while. Comfort is also our undoing, robbing us of our potential. It’s the difference between Bilbo Baggins staying in the […]

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I haven’t done the online dating thing for a while, but one thing that annoyed me was that you couldn’t browse a woman’s profile without her knowing it — which sucks if you want a closer look at her photo before you decide on writing her, or if you need a second look after browsing […]

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As promised, here’s Part II of Gal’s online-dating primer. Part I is here. Third, Who Are You? For a guy, the Internet is no different from a club. It will still be up to you to make the first move and you will still need to impress your target.  With online dating you have three […]

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I would have written my own post this week, but I’m on “Mad Men” lockdown for Sunday’s two-hour premiere. My glass of water looks like an Old Fashioned, my office co-workers suddenly resemble Joan and Roger, and I’m introducing myself as “Don” without even realizing it. This is what waiting two years between episodes does […]

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Regarding the study of attraction and dating, I’ve always been one to play Biff and push around the George McFlys of the academic world. But sometimes, those Buttheads get my attention, and nowhere are their virginal-yet-exact methods more useful than for online dating. Perhaps I like this particular dissection of online dating because, in a […]

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