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14 Movies for People Who Hate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day sucks. If you’re in a relationship, it’s a day filled with bad, boxed chocolate, roadside roses, cheap cards, and pajamagrams. (Actually anything from […]

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The Awkward Inquirer Article About Suzanne and Ralph Roberts’ Wedding

Occasionally, the New York Times runs a Sunday wedding announcement that makes one half of a couple seem a hell of a lot less into […]

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It’s National Mistress Day. Do You Know Where Your Husband Is?

Dear Monica, Is it true that February 13th is now being referred to as “Mistress Day”? Women need to be in the know. —E.L., Wynnewood

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10 Gifts You Absolutely Should Not Buy Your Wife for Valentine’s Day

In our stuff-obsessed society, people talk a lot about the stress of gift giving for Christmas and birthdays. But coupled-up dudes know that the riskiest […]

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John Bolaris Now a Dating Columnist for Metro

Even he understands the deep, troubling irony surrounding this development. John Bolaris–freelance, pro-bono, weather-tweeter–not only has a failed marriage and a serial dating history, but […]

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Thousands of Philadelphians Actually Buying Dates for Valentine’s Day

From the man who brought you SeekingArrangement.com, Temple University’s #1 provider of Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babies, comes WhatsYourPrice.com, the PG-13 alternative. Seriously, between Temple’s […]

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Philly Is a Great Place to Be a Single Dude

Philadelphia ranks fourth in a roundup of best cities for single men, CBS Philly reports: The list, which was compiled by NerdWallet, focused on three factors […]

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Seven Ways Women Ruin Their Relationships

Dear Monica, I am having trouble sustaining long-term relationships. What do you think I am doing that makes men back off?   —J. P., Springfield

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Philly-bred Jill Kelley Finally Speaks Publicly About Petraeus Scandal

Jill Kelley, the Philly-bred Florida socialite who rocketed to infamy during the scandal that knocked David Petraeus from his perch at the top of the […]

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Ways to Secure That Second Date

Dear Monica, I am finding that after the first date, I tend to not be hearing back from the guys that ask me out. Why […]

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What’s So Great About Fairness Anyway?

In Against Fairness (released last fall), philosophy professor Stephen Asma suggests that bias—or the impulse to favor those closest to us over strangers—is a beneficial evolutionary […]

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Women Have an Obligation to Keep Their Legs Shaved

Let me know if you’ve ever heard a lament that sounds like this one: “I’m a nice guy. I really am. I’m nice to women […]

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When Will Middle-Aged People Stop Telling Millennials the Internet Is the Devil?

In the latest installment of the Atlantic‘s series on our doomed generation (see August’s “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” and May’s “Is Facebook […]

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9 Cold-Weather Dates to Heat Up Your Love Life

Dear Monica, What can couples do in Philly to beat the winter blues? —K.K., Philadelphia

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How to Find True Love in 2013

Dear Monica, What are realistic resolution ideas can you offer for us single ladies to break bad dating patterns and find the one in 2013? […]