Choice is brilliant until it’s a burden. Most of us crave variety, yet we fear change. These dichotomies make the business of being a human rather tricky. They also make life interesting, of course. And they are at the heart of two seemingly disparate modern phenomena: Tinder, the popular dating app; and Coravin, the wine […]
Once upon a time, you used to meet people in bars. Some were cool, some weird, and one or two might become dear friends — or, in an ideal world, the love of your life. In this bygone era, people gathered at bars to socialize, blow off steam, and share news of the day. They […]
“Please don’t let this suck. And if it does suck, please let it be over quickly.” This is the prayer I’ve always whispered to myself en route to a first date. Of course, for me and everyone else, not even the most desperate plea to the universe will save you from every miserable meet-up. Bartenders […]
Let’s be real — we’ve all done it. Online dating is all around us. Between boozed up adventures at the bar on Tinder and crippling evenings involving your friends building OkCupid profiles, the culture is impossible to avoid. It’s fair to say that a lot of these cringe-worthy experiences drive us to compensate with a little […]
Fall is a double-edged sword. Sure we have beautiful, fall weather and a reason to drink all things pumpkin, but with fall comes something way greater than a pricey latte. It’s a season so dangerous, the kids these day have a name for it — ”Cuffing Season.” Cuffing Season is the phenomenon where those young […]
The classic date 30 years ago was dinner and a movie. Now? It’s drinks and more drinks. Sure, there’s something to be said for not suffering through hours of eating and theater-hopping when you’re unsure how much you actually like your date (since, as we’ve mentioned before, the online dating a lot of us do […]
BERNIE LOVE – This Essay Has Been Excerpted From The Book Cooking (For A** Holes) One of my closest, most dear friends in the entire world was dating a monster. We had known each other since we were seven.
I wasn’t sure if this was a date. Yes, We’d done the usual song and dance but we could just be “hanging out.” It was 2013 after all. What I did know was that this ambiguity was leading me toward finishing half a bottle of cheap Riesling while straightening my hair.
I first met the man I would eventually marry when I was a freshman in high school. Back then I just saw him as one of my brother’s best friends. Years later, I came to think of him as “the one” after a fateful night at a little wine bar is Lancaster, PA . . […]