Month: January 2015

What I Learned From Dating 53 People in 6 Months

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Dating is a numbers game. Any seasoned dater will tell you that if you meet as many people as possible, you’re eventually going to meet someone you are compatible with. It’s really easy in New York to never have to settle, to keep feeling like you could trade up. (That’s why I celebrated my having a crush for all of a hot second before I decided that I’m being stupid because crushes are irrational. Shush!) I’ve […]

I Have A Crush on Someone (!!!)

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Online dating kind of reverses the process of falling for someone. Instead of admiring someone from afar, spending time together in a platonic context, gathering the courage to make a move – this is what typically happens (very unromantically): Exchange some boring small talk questions on Tinder Meet up and rehash the things you found that you had in common Feel obligated to close the date with a kiss because you guys met up on […]

Spitballin’

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Several different ideas have been brewing in my mind for my next blog post, and I feel like I’m at a point where the ideas are swirling in a big mess and I can no longer make a reasonable decision. So I’m just going to kick it old school and just type off the top of my head for this one. I had a large, carnivorous dinner at Gyu-Kaku catching up with old college friends. Eric told […]

The Worst Responses I’ve Gotten About My Injury

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It has been almost a month since my injury and I’m making strides on a daily basis. My hand therapist built this contraption to ensure the back of my hand gets a good stretch – I still can’t make a fist and I especially cannot bend my ring finger, which is all sorts of swollen and crooked. But clearly my typing abilities remain uninhibited, huh. One of the upsides of this injury is observing people’s […]

Managing Expectations When You’re Beginning to Date Someone

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Manage expectations (phrase of expectation) Seek to prevent disappointment by establishing in advance what can realistically be achieved or delivered by a project, undertaking, course of action, etc. (Oxford Dictionaries) YK thanked me for managing his expectations when I was making dinner plans with him in Singapore. I had warned him that I was severely jet lagged, and that I probably wouldn’t be that much fun. It wasn’t that I was telling a white lie and actually didn’t want […]