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Salary Transparency

Ed note: Hi kittens! Alicia here, today with something completely different. One of my side passions is thinking about the culture of salaries, from how we negotiate to the pros and cons of transparency (particularly how this can help women in the workplace). I’m gathering anonymous data about what we make. Feel free to take 2 […]

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Risky Date: A Comic About Rape Culture

Ed notes: This comic was originally published on Robot Hugs and republished here with their permission.  (Trigger Warning: Sexual assault and rape culture) Before I meet a first date for the first time, I have a ritual: I send my roommate and/or best friend as much of their name as I have, their phone number, their place […]

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The Doo-doo’s and Don’ts of Discussing Disgusting Matters on a First Date

Let’s start this subject off with a cautionary tale from the archives of my first-dating repertoire (and my, how so many stories have yet to be told!).  Ian was earning his MFT at a tiny university no one in Oakland has heard of. While he told me about seeing patients for the first time, I imagined […]

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I’m an Invisible Girlfriend

For a lark, my roommate sent me a site she discovered - Invisible Boyfriend. The premise is simple: sign up, pay, and have hired strangers write texts to you throughout the day so it looks to the outside world like you have a sweet someone in your life. I have so much more to say about this, […]

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Look, We’re Almost Thirty

Ed note: I pulled this from the archives while I was looking through old files. This was written before 50/50 was even an idea, before the guy with the pony broke up with me, before anything on this blog was even thought to exist. Which is endlessly fascinating to me. Anyway, this piece was strangely […]

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How to Drink on a First Date

My friend, Matthew Latkiewicz, knows a lot about drinking. No, really. More than you. I promise. I mostly promise because he just published a book, You Suck at Drinking. I also promise because I’ve been a stander-by at his bar seat and a guest in his home (stunningly designed by his talented wife, Small Victories Design, should anyone be […]

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Okay

I once told a boyfriend that if we broke up, it would not break me. Our forms were slurped into bucket car seats, the gray stick shift resting between us like a symbol of freedom though all we wanted to do was be together. “Are you saying you want to break up,” he said. It […]

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Girl Gaming

In accordance to the older generations of women in my family, in my early 20′s my mom chimed in with some dating advice of her own for me: “He chased her, and chased her, and chased her until she caught him.” Like her mother’s advice before her, it was a sentiment I didn’t want to […]

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#booklover

I tried this accidentally a few years ago. It worked. 

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The Mostly Definitive Break Up Album List

Ed note: Today, something a little different. My date from Maine, Sean, and I have stayed in touch since we met in a little brick bowling alley. His passion for music keeps me coming back to his Facebook page because I know hanging around there will introduce me to new bands I’ll probably like. Sean […]

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