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This week we welcome a man’s perspective on dating courtesy of Josh Schneider (@Diji), with our first in an ongoing series of guest posts. 

We’re on a date. Not our first… we’ve had some fun so far. Things seem to be going well. We’re sitting over dinner, laughing over an objectively bad dad joke that I’ve just told. There’s a momentary pause in the conversation, and I decide to broach the subject.

“I really like this. I’d like to keep exploring this. What would you think of being exclusive?”

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The Hater App: What You Need to Know

Dating apps are like weeds – get rid of one, and three more pop up in its place.

I deleted Dine, the app that (falsely) promises more first dates and less pointless texting, because 1) it has so few users they kept sending me the same people, and 2) most of the guys who asked me out were 19-26 years old, even though I’d set my minimum age to 35. I’m legitimately tired of being treated like a CWILF (Childless Woman I’d Like to Fuck) and am looking for an actual relationship, not a romp in the playpen with a curious Baby-Man.

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An Open Letter to My Latest Date, Part II

At least your apartment was clean; I’ll give you that. I’m not a fan of going back to guys’ apartments. I’d much rather bring a guy back to my place and be in my own environment (read: control freak) than risk the unknown (and likely visible pubes in the bathroom) in his.

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An Open Letter to My Latest Date

Dear ____ (you know who you are),

First off, starting a dinner date with a story about a condom slipping off and taking the girl to get Plan B is not a good opening anecdote, regardless of the fact that you told the story in the context of Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series, “Master of None.” You brought up Aziz and immediately segued into your uncomfortable story.

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Date Like a Dog

When you think about dogs and dating, you probably think of phrases like “All men are dogs.” But I’m not about to bash men, or dogs. First off, why do we call bad behavior acting like a dog? This is as much of a misnomer as using “pussy” as a term for weakness, as in “Stop acting like a pussy.” Dogs are loyal, sweet and dependable. Which brings me to my revelation.

Lokum

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