Project 50 First Dates—First Date #5: Smoke Signals

Is Smoking a Dealbreaker? Dating site: match.com Age: 50s Kids: don’t think so. Work: management In all fairness, it was my fault. I didn’t read his profile. Or maybe I did, and I can’t remember because they―dating site profiles―start blurring together after a while. Hey, don’t judge―this is honesty. Anyone on a dating site long […]

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Should A Man Pay For Dinner?

In the Modern Age—Should a Man Pay or Is That Sexist? Should a man pay for dinner? Short answer: Yes. Yes! YES, pay! Longer answer: (yes if…) …the concept of a chivalrous act that has persisted when many others have diminished, is not financially driven. James Michael Sama Before we all get our feminist backs […]

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Project: 50 First Dates―Date #4: Women’s Safety

For Women’s Safety I’m Posting This. Dating site: match.com Age: early 50s Kids: none Work: network management Concerned Citizen messages me on match.com to see if I’m seriously looking for a mate or selectively soliciting business. I reply back, “Both. Either.” Then offer, “You’ll get honest feedback. Might help with the next one if I’m […]

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Project 50 First Dates―First Date #3: Facetious Financier

My third official first date for social study “Project: 50 First Dates.” Dating site: match.com Stats: Mid 40s, no kids Profession: finance “Hey, did you used to be in real estate? … Never mind, I Googled you … [something about a risqué Halloween costume from a decade ago …].” I’m thinking: Oh, shit. (And) He’s hot! (And) Wait, I’m […]

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How soon should I have sex with a guy I’m dating? [Video]

Women often ask me, “How soon should I have sex with a guy I’m dating?” Men never ask—shocking, I know. The surprise, however, is that ladybirds usually ask me this question after they’ve had sex and haven’t heard from the guy. Again. Reality Land is that, for most gentlemen, having sex right away isn’t a […]

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