What Do Women Want?

Women. You know the type. Walking into rooms, and then out of rooms. Saying things. Doing stuff. If one has short hair and you see her quickly in your peripheral vision, you might think she’s a man. But she isn’t. She’s a woman. You know? Who are these strange creatures with their wider hips and […]

10 Foolproof First Date Escapes

It can be awkward to end a date with a person you don’t plan on seeing again. What are your parting words? How do you communicate finality? You don’t want to give the woman false hope and let her believe you might call for a second date, but you also don’t want to flat out […]

Finding Myself On Buzzfeed

We’ve learned so much in 2014. We learned that Russia has a city that sounds like the name of a blonde telepathic waitress and vampire lover. We learned that Patrick Stewart is gay, and then we learned he isn’t. We learned that Ron and Hermione need marriage counseling, and we’re heartbroken about it. We learned […]

The 10 Best Valentine’s Day Ideas To Lower Expectations For Next Year

Have you found the one? Or at least the one for now? Then you must recognize your worst enemy this Valentine’s Day: Hope. Hope is that glimmer in your girl’s eye when she sees a deliveryman appear in her office doorway with two dozen long stemmed roses and for a second thinks they could be […]

On Losing My Starbucks Gold Card Status

The news was delivered over email. Not face to face, or even by phone. Over email. They may as well have texted. Starbucks demoted my Gold Card to a Green Badge. I’d been a Gold Card Member for nearly five years. It saw me through my Master’s thesis, the writing of three manuscripts, and the […]

Football Season Survival Guide For the Non-Sports Guy

You know the scene: You’re sitting in the barbershop, a lone mute in the midst of a football debate fit for Sports Center. The men spit their opinions and then turn to you, wide-eyed, encouraging you to offer your take, to reveal your loyalties. You can see the speculation in their eyes as they look […]