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Lowered Expectations: The Experience of Dating While Fat

TweetYears ago, Mad TV used to have a skit called “Lowered Expectations”. It made fun of video dating ads, and usually had someone who was considered “weird” or “undesirable” creating an unintentionally funny video to place on a dating website or program. I used to laugh a lot at this, because at the time, it [...]
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How to Date a Feminist in Five Easy Steps

TweetHow to Date to a Feminist in Just Five Easy Steps By: Kim Tran Let me preface this piece by saying the following article is based purely on anecdotes belonging to me or my friends. This article documents what often happens after those hallelujah moments when your partner who claims to share your feminist beliefs [...]
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“Do you want me to pay for dinner?” and other awkward questions

TweetAn interesting point was recently brought to my attention by a male friend: it’s hard to respect someone’s expectations about things like going dutch and gestures like holding doors open when you don’t know what those expectations are, but asking about them can be awkward and come off as rude. When you’re dating in a [...]
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The Male Feminist

TweetSeveral months ago, I started really thinking about what I was looking for in a woman as a potential mate. You probably wouldn’t call me an “alpha male.” I don’t fit the traditional male paradigm. For thousands of years, society has given us traditional roles for both men and women. American society is no exception. [...]
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Five reasons to ask for consent

Regardless of how much someone might like you, that person's body is not yours. Just as you don't grab a love-interest's cell phone at a bar and punch in your number, expecting them to call you, you also do not break certain physical boundaries without consent.
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