Category Archives: Dating

How To Date Someone Who Won’t Wear A Mask

I’ve been getting a ridiculous amount of emails asking (demanding!) that I write a new Dating Tips post, Modern Philosophers. To be honest, I was confused by the requests.  Wouldn’t it be irresponsible of me to encourage people to date … Continue reading

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Maybe Cupid Cares About Your Budget

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, Modern Philosophers.  I belong to a support group called Why Does Cupid Hate Us?, which is for people who have issues about being single.  Not everyone in the group is angry or bitter, but around … Continue reading

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You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

I’m beginning to think I’m horrible at dating, Modern Philosophers. I know what you want to say:  It took you this long to realize that, Austin??? Good one.  All joking aside, though, I was giving it some thought this morning … Continue reading

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The Dream Slayer Scenario

They smiled politely at the waitress, and waited for her to walk away after delivering their drinks, before they dove head first into the awkward conversation associated with a first date. “Abby tells me you’re a writer,” Maggie broke the … Continue reading

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The Ben Franklin Contingency

Mark and Ian, a couple of thirtysomething guys, sat across from each other at the table next to the front window of the coffee shop. It was raining pretty hard, and since they both liked the rain, they’d chosen their … Continue reading

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Banking On A No Interest Pick Up Line

June was just minding her own business, filling out a deposit slip, when the guy approached her. She was an attractive woman, so this was not the first time a stranger had tried to strike up a conversation, but she’d … Continue reading

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Learning To Break The Ice Mr Miyagi Style

Dating is difficult, Modern Philosophers. Wait.  Let me clarify that.  Dating is difficult for me.  Everyone I know is either married or in a relationship, so I appear to be the only one struggling with the concept of dating.  Imagine … Continue reading

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I Love You: A Valentine’s Day Rant

I love you. I said it, Modern Philosophers. I love you. Maybe I should clarify. I’m not telling everyone who reads this post that I love them.  I just didn’t want to be left out of the fun on Valentine’s … Continue reading

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How Do You Know You’re In Love?

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, Modern Philosophers, so I wanted to write about love and relationships. Unfortunately, there’s not much new to report on those topics in my personal life, other than that I finally gave in to my friend … Continue reading

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The Single Guy’s Guide To Being Sick

One of the few, if not only, perks of being sick, Modern Philosophers, is having someone take care of you. When you’re single, though, you don’t even get that.  So falling ill is a real annoyance, and can be a … Continue reading

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