“Wait, what did you mean?” Language as ambiguous, abstract, and arbitrary

Texting is an art form, requiring skill, nuance, attention to detail, and a very solid knowledge of your audience. Take for instance, the classic but annoying response: K As in, "okay, no problem, got it, I understand." Now, add a period: K. What's the difference, you ask? According to my students, my source of millennial expertise on... Continue Reading →


Online Dating is the Neighborhood Bar of Our Day, Let’s Work on Your Pick-Up Lines.

Neighborhoods are now global, and populations have exploded. The pool of people you could potentially be dating is now diluted by everyone else who’s moved in, and dispersed into whatever neighborhoods their work or finances take them. You should say there are fewer parts per million concentration of dating potentials. As a result, we increasingly seek out online forums to meet the people who are anonymously living their lives just feet or miles from where we are, perpetual ships passing in the night. An online dating profile is the blinking light in the dark that says “I’m here.” The trick then is to determine whether that light signals safe harbor or rocks ahead. Those lights in the dark have only a moment to get their message across – a few photos, a few hundred characters, and that’s it. To best deploy those resources, here's a woman's guide for men seeking women about what and what not to include in brief online dating profiles.

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