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Joy Engel

Why I Don’t Play Facebook’s Relationship Status Game

If Facebook and I were to have a relationship status, things would be listed as ‘complicated.’

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“When Are You Gonna Put a Ring On It?” A Rant Against Engagement Nagging

It feels like we can’t go on a road trip, vacation or post a photo together on Facebook without someone asking us to “put a ring o…

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4 Things That Are More Romantic Than Roses

Forget roses. Real romance comes from Origami raptors and MS Paint.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts For Every Person in Your Life

The most comprehensive list on the Web.

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17 Questions I’ve Asked Men I Like Instead of Asking About How They Feel About Our Relationship

7. Why do people play fantasy football? 8. What do you think really happened on LOST?

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You Can Keep Your Fairy Tale — I’ll Stick With Reality

There’s a troubling trend in today’s wedding culture that’s hitting both former high school classmates and Kardashians alike: the …

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Occupy My Heart: 10 Lines to Help You Hook Up While You Occupy Wall Street (Or Wherever)

Can we save the economy and your dating life at the same time? You bet.

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The 15 Things the New TV Season Taught Me About How to Catch and Keep a Man

TV is real life and you should do what they say, right?

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The 8 Worst Things Said to Me On A Date

What’s the worst thing someone’s ever said to YOU on a date? Here are my top eight.

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An Open Letter to Jon Finkel: Let’s Make Out.

I imagine it’s been a rough week for you, what with a lady on the Internet publicly talking about how undateable you are and all.

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How a 3rd Grade Valentine Ruined My Life

Any failure I’ve had in the initial stages of a relationship can be traced to Mr. Harris’ 3rd grade class.

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8 Ways Your Actions on Facebook Can Ruin Your Relationship

Facebook is a minefield of potential faux pas and easy missteps. Here’s how to navigate them.

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Shut Up, Belle (Or, How a Disney Movie Guilted Me Into Going on a Date I Didn’t Want to Go On)

After all of this, you’re probably assuming that I emailed that man back, we went on a date, everything was wonderful and we are p…

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Talking About Feelings: 12 Ways to Say “I Like You” (Without Actually Having to Say It)

Telling someone how you’re feeling is important! But also really hard. Here are a few things you can say/do/write on a Someecard f…

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What Your Food Says About You On a Date

What you drink says a lot about who you are. But what you eat says more.

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My 10 Year High School Reunion: Life is Not a Series of Check Marks, And Yet…

Explaining that I’m single and childless at 28 probably seems like some sort of failure to those whose entire lives consist of the…

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Texts From An Ex(‘s Current Girlfriend)

What happens when you’re on the wrong side of your ex’s current relationship?

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In Defense of Whimsy (and Fascinators and YA Fiction)

I realize that not every man I meet will love my quirks. And that’s okay! Because there are some guys out there with some super we…

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The New “Blind” Dating

To google or not to google. That is the question.

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If You Could Know Exactly When You’ll Meet the One…Would You Want To?

If you could know the moment you’re supposed to meet the person you’re meant to be with, would you?

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