Date By Numbers

Jan 30, 2014

On the Morning After Pill and Taking a Leap of Faith [Dear DBN]

So often we doubt our gut feelings and ignore what we know is good in favor of testing the waters for what might be OK, what might be normal and reasonable and fine. This week, stop waiting for someone else’s OK and do what you know is right, ‘cause at the end of the day, the only one you can rely on to look out for you is you.

Jan 23, 2014

Do Guys Really Want the Chase? & Defining the Relationship for Beginners [Dear DBN]

Dating these days is full of rule-bending as gender roles continue to bend themselves. But some of the old guard still stands, and we ladies often feel the pressure to be “ladies.” This week, why it’s in your best interest to be true to who you are and what you want, regardless of how it might make him feel.

Jan 16, 2014

So Your BFF Screwed You Over for a Guy, and Your Ex Won't Be Your Friend [Dear DBN]

In the age of Internet snark, kindness is something that seems to be reserved for animals and Bob Ross quotes, but there’s no more important trait when dealing with matters of the heart. This week, kindness and forgiveness are things we should all remember.

How to Tell If He Likes You and If You Like Him — Once and For All [Dear DBN]

He loves me, I love him not, he likes me, I like him too, he seems to like me but I can’t really tell and I’m not sure what to say or if I even like him or - WE GET IT. We’ve all been there. This week, when to pounce and when to retreat.

Dec 19, 2013

What to Wear For You Job Interview and How to Not Sell Yourself Short [Dear DBN]

It matters who you spend your day with and the impressions you make on them… and who do you spend more time with than your coworkers. This week, why to go for the job and how to make sure you look bangin’ when you do.

Dec 5, 2013

The Rules of Relationships Are Never Black and White [Dear DBN]

With all the how-tos and what-ifs out there concerning dating, it’s hard to remember that relationships are supposed to be based on how you feel, not what to do. This week, it’s time to remember the rules of relationships are never black and white.

Nov 28, 2013

Nov 21, 2013

Enduring the Rain to Appreciate the Sun: On Living with a Broken Heart [Dear DBN]

Is there anything worse than heartache? Arguably yes, but who can argue with the broken-hearted? This week, it’s time to remember that a broken heart doesn’t mean a broken path.

Oct 24, 2013

All You Have to Look Forward To is Everything [Dear DBN]

All I remember about being 18 is that everything felt like the end of the world. This week, as a 27-year-old woman, I’m here to tell you that all you have to look forward to is everything.

Oct 10, 2013

On the Human Condition, And How to Work Through It All [Dear DBN]

Insecurity is a terrible thing to feel, especially when you consider we inflict it on ourselves. This week, we investigate the inner tremors of two lost souls that might as well be every single one of us.

Oct 3, 2013

On The People We Choose To Have In Our Lives [Dear DBN]

Life is about connection and contact and involvement so our obsessions with who we do and do not talk to make sense, but sometimes it’s important to step back and get a reality check. This week, how who we do and do not talk to makes a difference in our lives.

Aug 15, 2013

On the Men You Wish Would Disappear…And The Ones Who Actually Do [Dear DBN]

It’s hard to imagine in the age of digital omnipresence that there could be any mystery left in relationships, but there is and it’s horrible. This week, how to handle yourself when it’s the disappearances and reappearances of loves and exes that’s causing you the trouble.

Aug 9, 2013

On Broken Hearts and Breaking Up [Dear DBN]

Breakups suck. Getting dumped sucks. Getting left for someone else sucks. Having your heart broken sucks. We know this. But love has a way of making us forget that every single time that love ends, it’s going to really, really suck. This week, what do you do with a broken heart?

Jul 25, 2013

On Moving On After The Break-Up [Dear DBN]

Reveling in the past is like smoking: it’s therapeutic, romantic, and a really shitty thing to spend too much time doing. Relationships end, and it’s painful. But the sooner you pull the knife out of the wound, the sooner you can heal. This week, we look at when to move on and how to finally do it.

Jul 11, 2013

On Picking Up the Pieces and Pulling Yourself Together

We’re all a million broken pieces looking for the glue strong enough to hold us together. This week, that glue is you.

Jul 4, 2013

On Not Wasting Your Pretty [Dear DBN]

My mother always said to me, “don’t waste the pretty.” Social constructs of beauty aside, what she really meant was don’t waste your glorious self on anyone who doesn’t deserve you.