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Tag Archive | "Dating"

Comment of the Week: The Only Thing You Can Control Is Yourself

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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photo via Flickr Reader Michael¬†wrote a HUGE response to the post,¬†“Your Call ‚Äď Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?¬†It was a little meandering, and we weren’t sure we were quite down with all of his advice, so we took the liberty of gently editing it a bit with the Em & Lo red pen: There [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 5)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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screenshot from ABC’s The Bachelor Your date being interested in hearing about your career is not “AMAZING!”, it does not make him an extraordinary human being with mystical qualities that make him the perfect guy for you. Asking you about your job and him actually listening to the answer should be the bare minimum for [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: My Boyfriend Uses Dating Sites for “Conversation”

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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photo via flickr Dear Em & Lo I’m in a different city from my boyfriend of 3+ years, studying for a degree. On my last visit home I discovered he has profiles on several dating websites, and his inbox is full of messages with attractive strangers. I confronted him about it twice, and both times [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 4)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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photo courtesy of ABC/Christopher Jue When your date confides in you about their terrible, deadbeat, alcoholic father who abandoned them, do NOT respond with, “Wow, that must have been so difficult for your father.” The appropriate response is, “Wow, that must have been so difficult for your YOU.” Don’t tell your date what you think [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from The Bachelor (Juan Pablo, Ep 3)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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photo courtesy of ABC/Rick Rowell Date location don’ts: cold and dirty city harbors (that you intend to¬†swim in), sport stadium hot dog kitchens (that you intend to make out in), and bungee-jumping bridges next to busy 8-lane freeways. If you put just the tip in, it doesn’t count. We’re of course talking about putting just [...]

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Your Call: How Does She Proposition Her Professor After Graduation?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section. Submit Your Own Question to EMandLO.comTry Our New [...]

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Top 5 Lessons Learned from Season 9 Episode 2 of The Bachelorette

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Take a tip from a 12 Step Program: no trauma bonding! Admitting to your absentee father / drug-addict mother / type 1 diabetes / poverty status / lactose intolerance is not first-date A material. That said, if you’re forced to wear an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny flesh-colored bikini bottom and shake your junk in front of the [...]

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Your Call: How Can She Get a Boyfriend?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  Submit Your Own Question to EMandLO.comTry Our New [...]

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New Book: The End of Sex

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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The End of Sex by Donna Frietas is getting a lot of action lately, with reviews calling it “important, wise, and brave” (The Atlantic), “illuminating” (WSJ), “straight-forward, well-researched, and eye-opening” (Publishers Weekly), and with Frietas herself penning an editorial for the Washington Post and nabbing a coveted spot on The Today Show. Subtitled “How Hookup [...]

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Comment of the Week (OR EMandLO.com Has the Smartest Readers!)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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We feel honored, lucky and humble that some very smart readers and writers choose EMandLO.com as their place to intelligently discuss and debate issues of sexuality and culture. Exhibit A: The comments section of last week’s Comment of the Week, which was a response to the post¬†‚ÄúYour Call ‚Äď How Long Can a Virgin Make [...]

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