The Cult of Marriage: Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Marry Young
Apr20

The Cult of Marriage: Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Marry Young

Recently I read an article by Julia Shaw bemoaning the ever decreasing percentage of people getting married young.  Shaw bucked this trend and got married at 23. In her article, she wondered out loud what the rest of us are waiting for. The crux of her argument, that more people should marry young, pretty much centers around the fact that she got married young, and, a few years in, still hasn’t come to regret it. First and foremost, I...

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The Ever Illusive Perfect Woman
Apr03

The Ever Illusive Perfect Woman

I, like many of my late-twenty-something peers, have experienced a lot in the last 5 years of my life. Being 28, going on 29, is one of those wake up calls. The idea that I will no longer be able to say I’m in my twenties after a year has forced me to put my life into perspective. For the last 3 years, I’ve dedicated my life to my career. Those who know me personally will know that I take pride in what I do and much of my...

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“Why Are You Still Single?” Take the Test
May16

“Why Are You Still Single?” Take the Test

“Why are you still single?” I know some people consider this question to be annoying. I, however, am flattered when people ask it. If you’re tired of hearing this question, you should take comfort in the idea that people find you normal enough, attractive enough and well-balanced enough to wonder why someone hasn’t snatched you up. In short, someone has looked you over and can’t find anything wrong with you, so who can get upset...

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10 Ways Being Unemployed Is Exactly Like Being Single
Apr08

10 Ways Being Unemployed Is Exactly Like Being Single

For the past several months I’ve been on a full-time job hunt. It’s seemingly what you have to do to have any chance of getting a decent job in the modern economy, economic recovery be damned. I spend about 6-7 hours a day looking through want ads to find jobs that suit me and sending out resumes and cover letters to the handful I find. Somewhere along the way, I came to realize that this process is exactly like trying to...

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App Hack Let’s You Talk to Anyone on Tinder
Mar31

App Hack Let’s You Talk to Anyone on Tinder

Not doing so well on Tinder? Well, there’s an app for that. Two VCU students in Richmond, Virginia have made a hack that allows people to talk to anyone they see on Tinder, regardless of having been “swiped” right or left by them. When asked why they developed the hack, Jason (the originator of the concept) said he was on Tinder for a month without getting any matches. “Honestly, I thought something was...

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Courtship: Chess not Checkers
Oct21

Courtship: Chess not Checkers

You’ve probably seen the articles on your newsfeed talking about how to be a man or how to get a girl or how to be successful. Sure they might make you feel good after reading them, but let’s be real… life isn’t usually as idyllic. Neither is courtship, which, in the day and age of Tinder, online dating and social media, is just a smorgasboard of clown shoes and attention whores. That got me thinking, though. If I were single, how...

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