What everybody ought to know about dating when you’re chronically ill

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Disclaimer: Before I jump into this, I want to preface this article by saying this is based on my personal experience living with chronic pain and illness (Lupus and probable fibromyalgia as well). This piece is not meant to speak for how others experience these conditions or any other type of illness. Nor do I think these suggestions are necessarily universally applicable or useful for everyone. At the end of the day you know yourself & your body best.  I struggled with whether I wanted to … [Read more...]

Even More Dating Advice On SoulGeek: E Partners With Her Favorite Geek Dating Site

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  I'm excited to announce that I've partned with Dino Andrade of SoulGeek.com. I'll be serving as the SoulGeek Dating Coach and writing a weekly column. Check out the first installment on the SoulGeek blog and while you're there, sign up for a membership. Unlike most of the "geek dating" sites that pop up on the internet, SoulGeek is the real deal. It's founded by geeks, run by geeks, and populated with geeks. Most sites that are "geek dating" are really just a big dating company that … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States (& the UK!): Liverpool, UK

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by Lynn Reid of Lovestruck Liverpool Liverpool is a city like no other, with its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful scenery; not to mention the night life! But where does a potential date fit into all of this? Liverpool is full of interesting activities and romantic spots, the trick is knowing where to find them and what to do when you get there – here’s a list of Liverpool’s most romantic attractions. Dating at the Docks The docks of Liverpool act as a social hub, brimming with … [Read more...]

“Thanks, but I’m not interested” – How to Respond to Unwanted Messages

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When you’ve received a message on a dating site from a person you’re not interested in, what do you do? There’s two basic schools of thought – either ignore the message entirely, or send a polite decline. Is one method better than the other? That comes down to a matter of personal opinion. We’ve included the case for both strategies and how to navigate this territory. No response required You don’t owe anyone on an online dating site a response. Ultimately, the other users on the … [Read more...]

Great Dates in 50 States: College Station, TX

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by Kevin of Unbreakup.org College Station might be a small city but not a dull one. Being the most educated city in Texas, it’s famous for Texas A&M Univesity and the Aggies. Even though it’s a small town, you can have plenty of interesting dates in the city. The Bush Library This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. Not only will you learn a lot about President Bush, you will love the architect and will get a kick out of the Oval office. This library is definitely … [Read more...]

Great Dates in Fifty States: Boston and Environs – Part Three

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Well met, Gentle Readers. After taking a hiatus to discuss other matters, I return to my four part article discussing great date ideas in Boston and the surrounding area. It may seem strange to contemplate patriotic locales when planning a date, but if you have someone who’s really into Americana, or people from out of town who’re interested in local history, there are worse moves than exploring some of the famous locales Boston has to offer. Not all of the places I’m about to write about … [Read more...]

The Top Five Statements That Hurt Your Online Dating Profile

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There are some phrases and themes that seem to pop up over and over again in less than fabulous online dating profiles. More often than not, people are simply unaware that some seemingly innocuous sounding things can actually be huge turn-offs. (Of course there are extreme versions of crazy stuff people write too, like this dude.) We've compiled a list of the top things you should never include on a dating profile and some helpful hints about how they can be corrected. 1) "I don't know … [Read more...]

Love & Dating Lessons from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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As a young teenager, I jumped on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS) uber-fan bandwagon. The show's 1997-2003 run roughly coincided with my preteen stage and into my high school years. As a nerdy and fairly socially awkward kid, Buffy and the Scoobies felt like family. For one TV hour a week, for 7 years, I would eat popcorn and lose myself in the show. As cheesy as it may sound, in those crucial emotional developmental years, Joss Whedon & co. taught me a lot about life and love … [Read more...]

The Geek’s Dream Girl Guide to Convention Etiquette & Meeting New People

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  The focus of our site is primarily on how to connect with like minded geeks via online dating, but we also actively encourage getting out into the world and meeting people face to face. With GDG boss lady  E. Foley at GenCon this week and a flurry of other conventions happening across North America (I’ll be at Toronto’s Fan Expo next week - come say hi at the Nerd Girl Burlesque booth), I wanted to touch on the right and wrong ways to go about meeting fellow geeks at … [Read more...]

GenCon Bound: D&D, Speed Dating, and Knitting, oh my!

It's that time again! The best time of year for gamer guys and girls... GENCON! Woooo! (I am only a little bit excited.) I've actually cut back a little on my scheduled events this year in an attempt to, I dunno, do more gaming? So we'll see how it goes. I'm looking forward to playing games, running speed dating, and teaching a knitting class for the SPA crowd. Wednesday Arriving early afternoon. Dave(TheGame) & I are at the Westin, but we'll likely be hanging out in the JW lobby … [Read more...]