13 Times I Wish I Had Just Shut Up Already
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13 Times I Wish I Had Just Shut Up Already

by Julie Robinson I used to be the kind of woman who would literally moan during a Matthew McConaughey film.  I guess I’m still that kind of woman, but I don’t make an effort to get to the movies much these days.  It was during this time that 13 Conversations about One Thing came out in theaters.  To be honest, I don’t remember the premise much, but this idea of repeating the same mistakes over and over again without really realizing it is something that occurs when midlife dati

10 Ways Men Are Like Bears
Midlife dating is a little wild.
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10 Ways Men Are Like Bears

by Julie Robinson Living in Colorado, we all hear about bear sightings pretty regularly.  Most of the time these big, beautiful creatures lumber into backyards or campsites in search of People Food.  Attacks are rare, but when they do happen, the bears end up being “destroyed.”  I’ve never completely understood why eating a peanut butter sandwich left in a cooler warranted the death penalty, but that’s the policy.

Male Slut
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Male Slut

by Julie Robinson   “It’s like a physical sensation,” was Shannon’s lame-ass answer as to why she was acting so I’m-not-fourteen-anymore-but-you-wouldn’t-know-it giggly after a perfectly fine man asked her out.  “I haven’t felt this way since the fifth grade when Alan Pintar asked me to meet him after school behind the tennis courts.”  Yada yada yada.

Exquisitely Solo
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Exquisitely Solo

by Julie Robinson What can you do solo?  Can you go out to eat?  Enjoy a glass of wine at a patio bar full of people? Watch a movie in the theater on a Saturday night?  Attend a concert or sporting event?  Normally, I prefer to go to bars with friends, but last Friday that wasn’t an option so I methodically applied my make-up, put on an Audrey Hepburn black dress, donned some heels, and set out on my own. . . .  

Pulling the Trigger on a Smoking Gun
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Pulling the Trigger on a Smoking Gun

by Julie Robinson The first and only time I have ever held a gun it was a Glock “Safe Action” Pistol that had been put in my lap by a soon-to-be-one-night-stand who was taking me out for a night on the town in New Orleans.  We met in line for the port o’ potty during Jazzfest when I sidled up to him after noticing his pager and said, “You’re either a doctor or a drug dealer, but either way I sure would like to meet you.”  It was 1992, I was living with my boyfriend up in Cle

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Love Bytes: Why Are Dating Bloggers All Single?

Why are relationship bloggers all single? What's up with yoga sex scandals? What do women who sext have in common? Women wish guys knew a thing or ten about their bodies. Make a good plan for your date or else. Are college students off condoms? Canada wants women to wear wedding rings. The best movie sex scenes of 2011. Why (and why not) marry a cheesemonger. How do we fix friendships?

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Some gifts just shouldn't be given.
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Write And Win: Worst Present Ever

I was 16 and on my Christmas list I had written: a necklace, earrings and the Mulan soundtrack. (Yes, I was awkward at 16.) Here is what I got: A CD player, the Mulan soundtrack and a Barbie. My mom told me it would be my last Barbie. My eye roll was so huge, it was almost audible. And despite the fact that I got a soap making kit when I was 15, that Barbie is the worst present I have ever recieved.

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What's TMI When You're A Mommy Blogger?

Famed mommy blogger Heather Armstrong—better known as Dooce—recently wrote about the reasons behind the dwindling coverage of her older daughter on her blog. She mentioned that her daughter had been squeamish lately about getting her photo taken, and also wrote that she now asks for her daughter's permission before mentioning her on the blog. It brings to mind questions that have been swirling around the blogosphere for awhile now: Do parenting bloggers compromise their chidren's safety by revealing so much online? Is this type of blogging exploitative? How much is too much, and where should we draw the line?

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52 Weeks, 30+ Dates, 1 Blog, 0 Husbands

The New Year is off to a bittersweet start for Neenah Pickett. The New Jersey media consultant, 43, spent all of 2009 searching for love and not finding it. Still, Pickett emerged with hope and pride intact. At her Web site 52 Weeks 2 Find Him, she chronicled her dozens of dates and introduction to online dating and social networking sites—her message being that finding the love of your life should take work. "I did not put any effort into dating and went on two first dates in 14 years," she said of her past approach. "I thought, 'If I give all my effort like I do in my career and other areas of my life, will that make a difference?'"

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Jay Cutler Dating Blogger Julia Allison?

Page Six and Gawker are concerned about the future of the Chicago Bears. It appears that noted New York blogger, Julia Allison was seen getting frisky with Bears' new quarterback Jay Cutler. You may remember Jay Cutler from his debacle involving the Denver Broncos. Julia Allison, on the other hand, you probably know from Twitter.

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Wedded Bliss: Blogger To Marry Commenter

All the blogosphere was abuzz to discover that the rumors were true. A long-time commenter proposed to his favorite, bookmarked blogger; and, blogger accepted, reports Jan Hoffman for the New York Times. But don't be fooled. This was no casual, one-time-comment romance. It began some four years ago with a smattering of flirtatious e-mails on the part of a loyal reader and commenter named Meade who began hinting, in the comments section, about setting up a date with his favorite blogger.

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Harvard's Sex Blogger On Sex And The Spotlight

College Candy's interview with Harvard's sex blogger. Lena Chen is the author of SexandtheIvy.com, a blog about sex and dating at Harvard University. She started blogging back in 2006, sparking immediate controversy on campus and off. Lena received lots of attention for her saucy ways and has since been featured as a commentator on college sexuality in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Salon, and Playboy Radio. She currently blogs at TheChicktionary.com.

Blogger Crush: Eve 101
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Blogger Crush: Eve 101

When we first clicked on to Eve 101 we had a moment or recognition: these ladies are like us! On their about us page they describe their site as "a place where open minds and honest opinions congregate." They want to be straightforward and real, and from what this Love Buzzer has seen, they're doing just that.

Blogger Crush: Jewaira's Boudoir
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Blogger Crush: Jewaira's Boudoir

Ever wonder what it's like to be a free-thinking woman in Kuwait? Visit Jewaira's Boudoir and wonder no more. Jewaira's tagline is "Bits of pleasure & fantasy. My own room with a view," which nicely sums up her blog: she posts about everything, but a few of her favorite topics are sex, relationships and women's issues.

Blog Crush: A Human Sexuality Major
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Blog Crush: A Human Sexuality Major

Blog: Life As A Human Sexuality Major Blogger: The Sexologist, a 24-year-old human sexuality major LoveStage: Taken Now that the school year has started our thoughts turn to academics. And what students are more exciting that those studying to be sexologists? With this in mind, we bring you this week's blogger crush, Life As A Human Sexuality Major. This 24-year-old anonymous blogger makes "no claims to be an 'expert' in Human Sexuality," but hopefully one day she'll be teaching us all about it. She learned about sex in second grade after her older sister and a friend gave an impromptu lesson, drew naked angels in junior high art class and took her first human sexuality class in college. "I think that I always was intrigued with the obscene, the controversial, and the unmentionable," she explains.

Blogger Crush: Always Aroused Girl
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Blogger Crush: Always Aroused Girl

Blogger Crush: AAG LoveStage: Divorced & Starting Over AAG, aka Always Aroused Girl, is the blog of a midwestern mother, recent divorcee and sexpert. At the end of this month her blog will be three years old, and if you visit before September 15 you can enter her contest to win a bevy of sex toys from Babeland. But it's not just sex toy giveaways that have us crushing on AAG (although she does give away quite a bit of swag). We love her blog's down-to-earth mix of sexuality, motherhood, and general life observations.