Vintage Bad Dates: The Greatest Lavalife Voicemail I Ever Received

Before Tinder and OkCupid and Match.com, there was a phone-based dating service called Lavalife. Apparently they've hung onto their market share for dear life and have since evolved into a website, but back in 2002 when I was a recent college graduate and intern at a public radio station, they were the dating… » 3/20/15 5:20pm 3/20/15 5:20pm

Mom, I Have Two Boyfriends: How I Discovered I Was Polyamorous at 27

Almost every girl has a movie that breaks her. It's usually something intended for children, like Cinderella. The girl watches it and gets hooked on this idea that if she has an impossibly tiny waist and can talk to birds, eventually she'll stumble upon the man of her dreams. He'll put her in a carriage, and for some… » 3/16/15 12:20pm 3/16/15 12:20pm

This Is What Dating in New York City in 1974 Was Like

In 1974, a dozen single men and a dozen single women talked to the New York Times about their love lives for two articles on dating in the city that never sleeps (but definitely has sex). After the pieces were released, the Times got all the subjects together for drinks, which resulted in third piece about how their… » 3/12/15 5:15pm 3/12/15 5:15pm

How To Hit On Girls In The Club (Or Not)

Let me get this out of the way: I love both going to the club (dancing and music are great!) and dudes (they're so cute!). But dudes absolutely ruin the club. There's a reason ladies often get in for free or cheap: Both dudes and non-dudes are happier when the dude ratio is lower. Just a small sampling of things… » 1/28/15 4:41pm 1/28/15 4:41pm

British Man Looking for Love, Asked Internet to Pay for Dates 

This is the tale of Tom Packer, a lonely lad from Norwich, England. Poor Tom, a man as unlucky in love as he is rich in facial hair, has been on a desperate search for his truest love - the Elizabeth to his Darcy, the Jane to his Rochester. A shivering Tom even once took the cold, winter streets of London with… » 1/24/15 12:45pm 1/24/15 12:45pm

This Interview With a Woman Dating Her Father Will Haunt You Forever

You can't really help who you're attracted to, but what if the person you're the most attracted to ever happens to be a blood relative? Like your father? Such was the case for an 18-year-old woman who dropped some real talk about her now two-year relationship with daddio in a recent interview. BUCKLE UP, somebody's… » 1/15/15 5:10pm 1/15/15 5:10pm