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*For the second time in four months, I will watch one of my ‘baby’ cousins get married. This is what I’ll be sharing at her wedding tonight.* I haven’t decided yet if you and your sister getting married so close together is genuinely for true love, or just a cruel ploy to humiliate me in front of family members who know I’m older than both of you and still single. “David, when are you going […]

Speech! My Wedding Day Message to Kayla & Jason


Last week, I took part in a panel discussion that was unlikely for two reasons. 1. It was for the Brown University Alumni Association, and my educational pedigree is far from Ivy League. And 2. The panel was to discuss bi-racial dating issues and, well, I’m white. You see, when the topic of race ever comes into discussion, the thing that we all know but don’t often say is that “the opinion of white people […]

The Bi-Racial Dating Conundrum


I’ve gone on a few dates with a girl in the past couple of weeks. And no, the fact that I’ve made it past two dates with one girl isn’t the story here, although we can, in the near future, discuss how this is the first time in two years that I’ve made it past two dates. But I digress. You know how this dating thing goes. Around date three or four, or maybe sooner, sex somehow enters the conversation […]

What’s Your ‘Number’?



Don’t date a girl who cheated on a guy to be with you. If he doesn’t hold the door for you, give him the boot. Don’t date a guy who has a history of sleeping around. If he doesn’t honor the ‘two day rule,’ he’s too eager. Don’t hangout two days in a row within the first few weeks of dating and don’t do it at his apartment and don’t have sex and… Hold up. […]

The Rules are Broken


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About six months ago, I did something out of character (mom, don’t read this!) – I met a girl out at a bar an imbibing establishment and took her back to my apartment. Or, more accurately, she left the establishment and followed me home. And since I’m a stand-up guy who hates to disappoint, I allowed her to accompany me back to my residence. Normally, I wouldn’t have done that. But I let her because […]

A Little Shop of Horrors – In My Bedroom


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Always the insecure, validation-seeking mommy’s boy, I (half) jokingly asked my mother if she was proud of me the other day. “Of course I am, sweetheart,” she said. “I just hope you find somebody is all.” Which means “blah blah blah blah blah to all of the great things you just said, but you’re still single.” Ouch.

Dating Apathy



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As recently as three or so years ago, the notion that I could date a mom still had an American Pie mental image attached to it. The assumption being, of course, that getting with a mom meant getting with a friend’s mom, which was more of a novelty than an actual option. (You’re safe, guys.) That is, until MILFs became part of a new demographic – late 20s, early 30s divorcees with a kid or […]

Dating a Mom


In the good ‘ole days – or at least as I imagine them – a man would squire a woman with spoken, confident intent. He would locate said woman, who was likely doing something ‘womanly,’ and say something like “I desire for you to be mine” or “let’s begin a scripted march toward marriage.”

What’s a Date?


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Last week, after several weeks of ‘pawing’ around the issue, I made the decision to adopt a 2-year-old American Bulldog named Buddy. He’s a rescue pup, and he’s been through numerous hellish ordeals in his relatively short life. I’m excited to have him, but at the same time – and, as my long period of indecision would indicate – I’m nervous, too.

Dogs, Love & Commitment Issues



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After a tearful, dramatic goodbye, I was single again after roughly two years in a relationship. I had just turned 22 and, as foolish as it sounds now, I felt like I’d been complicit in dealing a death sentence to my own love life. Without a doubt, it was over for me. And I had to pick up the pieces of my own broken heart, too. To call it a dramatic moment, and the gateway […]

Single in Your 20s? Get Over Yourself