Get Safer Online Dating with Kitestring

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The horror stories about catfishing and the fears of meeting axe murderers off of Craigslist have long been cited as a reason to avoid meeting people offline, but timid potential online daters, fear no more. Kitestring, a web app that launched earlier this year, is here to save the day. I stumbled across Kitestring yesterday, and it immediately occurred to … [Read more...]

A Friday Night Date Gone Badly…

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I sat there, in anticipation of my Friday Night Date, at the bar admiring a glass of La "La Cuveé des Piche" (it sounded pretty rad, so I ordered the fucking thing) and couldn't look away from how the light played with the wine, as it peeked through the deep red colors. I swirled it around, inspecting it as if I had the first fucking clue as to what I was … [Read more...]

HowAboutWe Makes Online Dating Hella Easy

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In this day and age, most of us are familiar with the perks and perils of online dating. Those of us who are the delightful combination of socially awkward and somewhat technically savvy have been navigating the tumultuous waters of meeting folks online long before it became socially acceptable, and to this day act as mentors to our single friends who … [Read more...]

Yes, Yes! You Should Be “That Girl”

Relationship Advice: When to Be That Girl

One of the bizarre things about being in a relationship: Friends come to you for relationship advice, even when you may not be entirely qualified to give it. I ended up in a relationship when I did pretty much everything “wrong,” or so I thought at the time. My entire dating experience improved exponentially when I stopped giving a single fuck about being … [Read more...]

Introductions: A New Addition to the Urban Dater

Betty E.

Once upon a time, I met your dashing Urban Dater host Alex in a dark corner of a whiskey bar in Downtown Los Angeles, long after many attempts at getting together and chatting online. After a couple of drunken conversations of living vicariously through Alex’s dating foibles and lamenting the hilarity (and inanity) of so much common dating advice, joining … [Read more...]