dating advice


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I’ve been wanting to write about The Bachelor for a while now, excuse me, The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love! You know, the reality TV show where one man tries to find his future wife from a batch of 25 commercially screened supermodels. Writing about The Bachelor, however, would […]

I’m not here to make friends


If you search for “Denny’s” in Chicago, my name comes up. This post serves to further increase my online connection to the oft-visited diner of my youth (and by “youth” I mean, existence). The link is to ye olde Centerstage column, Meet Market Maven, where I’m pretty sure I mention […]

Grand Slam Thank You Ma’am


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Got some link love on the Chicago Sun-Times today for my former dating column: Things to do in Chicago when it’s snowing… # Reading. The Chicago Reader’s annual fiction issue is online for your pleasure. For more inspiration, check out Jonathan Messinger’s Books of 2009, or locally based sites like […]

Sun-Times Shout Out



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A dating site called Beautiful People, where current members rate your attractiveness to determine whether you’re allowed to join, recently purged 5,000 members for supposedly gaining weight over the holidays. “Every year we see that some of our members from Western cultures eat and drink to excess over the holidays, […]

Dating site kicks off "fatties" to garner media attention


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Men’s Fitness has an ingenious guide for making a woman orgasm, or as they call it, “giving her the big one,” which is, essentially, to make her do it herself. Encourage Her to Touch—Herself “Take her hand and gently guide it to her clitoris. Clitoral stimulation during sex will significantly […]

Secrets of the Female Orgasm Revealed!


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Solidifying the fact that pseudo celebrities’ “15 minutes of fame” will now last forever, (fuck you, Myspace!) Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the escort who took down former Gov. Elliot Spitzer, has an advice column! Welcome to REAL whoring, Ms. Dupre. The description of Ms. Dupre’s column is as follows: AD’VICE’: Smart […]

Spitzer’s "babe" now advice columnist for New York Post