This is going to seem like a really odd thing for a relationship columnist to admit, but dating really sucks. I know, I’m supposed to be the guy who talks about how wonderful love is and how great relationships can be, but I’ve never been one to BS my readers. I would never lie to … More Classic TMP: Trying to Scale That Wall
A few years ago, I was talking with the girl I was dating. We were having the Fantasy Talk. You know, the talk about the fantasies you’ve always wanted to fulfill. Some guys have the Catholic schoolgirl fantasy, or the cheerleader fantasy, or the Princess Leia/Jabba the Hut fantasy. I don’t know what the stereotypical … More Classic TMP: You Want Me To Do What?!?
Author’s Note: It’s interesting to re-read some of the stuff I wrote what seems like a lifetime ago. Sometimes it feels like a completely different person wrote it. One of the benefits of having written this for so long is that it has become a wonderful self-reflexive tool. It’s worth doing, even if you don’t … More Classic TMP: Ebbs and Flows
Author’s Note: This was written at a time when same-sex marriage was still illegal in most jurisdictions and it was a real hot-button issue. Just a little context… I would like to take a moment to discuss what I think is a very serious problem in society today. It is an issue which has not … More Classic TMP: Taking a Stand Against Marriage
It’s becoming very hard for a guy who doesn’t date to write about dating. I’ve been struggling with this ever since I decided to resurrect TMP and begin writing again. It’s part of the reason I decided to expand the scope of this blog from being primarily about relationships to being about whatever is on … More How I Became a Cat-Lady
Author’s Note: I coined a term in this column that was used to open an episode of 30 Rock some time ago. I just want to say, for the record, that I came up with it first. 😉 I’ve got a bone to pick. I’m getting a little sick of people’s attitudes towards casual sex. If … More Classic TMP: One-Night Stands, Walks of Shame, and Other Fun Party Games
Are you clean? And no, I’m not asking whether you’ve taken a shower today or not. I mean, are you STD-free? Ya know, clean. If so, are you proud of that fact? The reason I ask the question is because I saw The Spy Who Dumped Me the other day and there was one brief moment … More Keeping it clean: The dirt on STD-stigma
I had a great idea a few years ago, and I think it’s time to revive it.
I love having long, in-depth discussions with all of my friends about relationships. One of the things that has always struck me is the rules. Which rules am I talking about? Well, the rules that we all have about relationships. … More Classic TMP: Rules Cards Redux
Wow, has it gotten dusty in here! When I stopped writing The Metro Perspective eight or so years ago, it was because I was starting to get serious about my academic career and wanted to focus more exclusively on that. Psht, “academic career.” There’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Anyway, I had decided … More Welcome back to my life: My deal with you