Month: February 2015

A Break Up Letter: “I Like You, But I Don’t Want To Be With You”

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Now that I’ve experienced the very brink of relationship perfection (but not quite), I now realize that the euphoric rush when you’re into wholeheartedly someone is unmistakable. The qualitative, unquantifiable, x-factor. It’s a magical glow that makes all possible incompatibilities recede, that only highlights their perfections. The objective criteria that my dating experiment tried to quantify? A futile experiment, since the heart wants what it wants.I know people often caution you against comparing your partners, […]

3 Reasons Why Online Dating Misleads You With Information You Don’t Need

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Ever since I met my boyfriend off Tinder, I have been particularly proselytizing about the virtues of Tinder. Tinder is a hookup app, right? What are the odds I meet someone I’m super into who’s also super into me, on Tinder?! (I’m mildly afraid of jinxing this freshly instated relationship by gushing about it too much on a public platform but I’m currently too euphoric to care~~~) I read this article by Eli Finkel, who is a […]

My Recovering Hand, Two Months After Being Mauled By A Dog

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It’s been two months since my terrible dog bite accident, and I thought I’d provide you all with an update on how things are doing. For those who are unaware, the brief outline is that I got bitten by my parents’ dog on my left hand on the 23rd of December, and I required fifty (external) sutures. You can see the gory pictures here. I took a bunch of photos, and I compare how my […]

How To Get Closer To Someone

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Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope all of you had a splendid time, as evidenced by the humblebrags I see on Facebook. I’m not suffering from sour grapes – I had a wonderful weekend myself. Insecure couples are more likely to show off about their relationship on Facebook (which is not something I’m immune to, by the way), and I am heartened by people’s displays of affection as much as I smirk at the sociocultural phenomenon […]

I’m 24 And Talking About Getting Married Is Not Weird Anymore

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So the other day, I was getting some drinks, listening to how a friend would propose to his girlfriend. I was listening to how he had to befuddle and bamboozle his way into the proposal when it struck me how I was more intrigued by the logistical intricacies of the proposal than that he was making a huge life-changing decision. Getting married is huge. It’s not something to be done lightly. It’s a hugely public affair […]

Dating, Seeing Someone, Being Exclusive… Which Label Do You Like Best?

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You guys! I’m so stoked that so many of you appreciated my dating data! (Part 1, Part 2) I am very heartened by all the positive responses I’ve gotten and the rounds it’s been making on social media. The one day my first dating post was published contributed to half of all of January’s unique visitors! I was hesitant to make public my analyses, because I was afraid people would think I’m crazy. I was also secretly wishing that I’d […]

What I Learned From Dating 53 People in 6 Months – Part 2

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Now that you’ve gotten a teaser of my dating escapades in Part 1 of What I Learned From Dating 53 People in 6 Months, you didn’t think I was going to just leave you with a dinky chart of demographics, some groundless sweeping statements about professions, and not deep dive into the data, did you? I can’t possibly leave you hanging like that. I would love nothing more than to geek out about my methodology […]