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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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This is the second and final installment of my tag-team effort with Tall Anna about the importance of men’s height to women. Click here for Part 1. GK: You do know your science, Anna, and I can’t argue with any of that. I know you don’t follow basketball, but sometimes I see height’s emotion-over-logic effect […]

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You would be surprised how hard it can be to find a 6-foot-1 woman. I’ve been trying to get my friend Tall Anna back on my blog ever since we teamed up to talk about statements vs. questions over a year ago. Anna was playing hard to get by spending her time on such things […]

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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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I’m giving my blogging hiatus a one-day hiatus of its own, since I’m about to split town for two weeks in New York and Miami and I wanted to address this sad story. Two weeks ago I stepped into my local Borders bookstore in Union Square for the last time. That Borders, like others around the […]

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