Monthly Archives: December 2013

  1. Do men hope for marriage?

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    I inadvertently played engagement photographer a couple of weekends ago. While walking across the Walnut Street Bridge, a woman asked …
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  2. All the single ladies (and gents)… it’s your turn

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Back in 1984, when I was a 4-year-old enjoying the single life and Strawberry Shortcake, a group in Ohio launched …
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  3. Nice guys finish last?

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    When I was in college, a friend of mine used the online handle “lastplace,” as in “nice guys finish last.” …
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  4. A rose by any other flower

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    The meanings of words and symbols change. Rarely today is the word “gay” used to convey merriment. The notion of …
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  5. Shacking up

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Katharine Hepburn once mused that couples “should live next door and just visit now and then.” Of course, she maintained …
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  6. Duke sex thesis: What’s the point?

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Karen Owen, a recent graduate of Duke University, has produced what she calls her “sex thesis,” a 42-page PowerPoint presentation …
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  7. Breakup revenge: Get over it.

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    All right, kids, true confession time: What is the most shameful, unflattering reaction you’ve had to a breakup? Perhaps there …
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  8. Check. Mate.

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Ladies and gentleman, we begin this week with a brief theatrical interlude: Setting: Any restaurant, 2010. Two people are on …
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  9. E-breakups are egregious

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    I have a friend who broke up with a woman via Facebook. He insists that this is not technically true. …
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  10. Playing dumb is stupid

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    December 17, 2013 by nooffensebut

    Let me be blunt: To me, playing dumb is just plain stupid. Crafty flirting strategy or not, I cannot get …
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