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