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September 29, 2009

Missed connections, illustrated

Filed under: Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 11:56 am

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Via BuzzFeed: A Brooklyn artist beautifully illustrates the sweet, elegiac art of the “missed connection.”

Even if ” white guy, brown hair, blue/white striped shirt, earphones, red book” never again sees “white girl, brown hair, nosering, headphones, blue book,” their would-be love will be brought to life here.

Bonus reading: Mikki Halpin’s poignant and hilarious “My Year of Missed Connections.” (Featured, along with an essay by BG’s alter ego, in Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness.)

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September 9, 2009

Love makes author go ’round world

Filed under: News, books, pop culture — posted by Rose @ 12:12 pm

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Lemons: Being dumped at altar. Taking honeymoon with brother.

Lemonade: Penning NYT bestseller Honeymoon With My Brother.

For his next trick, self-described “professional dumpee” Franz Wisner, author of the above, is releasing his followup work, How the World Makes Love: . . . And What It Taught a Jilted Groom.
This time, the brothers Wisner trekked to seven different countries — Brazil, New Zealand, Egypt, India, the Czech Republic, Nicaragua and Botswana; not a mix that’ll help you win Risk — to see what love looks like ’round the world. We welcome Wisner back from his second honeymoon!

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August 25, 2009

Total eclipse of the chart

Filed under: Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 8:54 am

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More love-music-nerd geen-yus. (Best viewed here.)

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Very important data

Filed under: Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 8:19 am

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Via GraphJam.com:

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August 20, 2009

Daily Double Standard: Two guys, one girl

Filed under: Advice — posted by Breakup Girl @ 8:55 am

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Two guys and a girl on February 23, 1998

Dear Breakup Girl,

I am currently sleeping with not one but two of my really close guy friends. The problem is one of them asked me about starting a public relationship with him and I told him I wasn’t interested in starting something like that and from then on he has been treating me like a bitch. The other guy recently told me he loved me and I don’t believe in love and don’t want to experience it. My friends know about this and I will tell anyone who asks me the truth, but I was wondering if this make me a slut ???

– Clueless in Idaho


Dear Idaho,

Having sex outside of a “relationship” does not make you — or anyone — a “slut.”

But having sex with people who you know want more of a relationship than you do, and then hurting their feelings, does make you: lonely.

Love,
Breakup Girl

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June 2, 2009

“New Moon” trailer reaction video

Filed under: Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 9:30 am

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There is perhaps no love purer than a fangirl’s for her Twilight.

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May 4, 2009

First love

Filed under: Celebrities, News, Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 6:23 pm

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Dig this swoontastic photo essay of Mr. and Mrs. President of the United States. They still look as in love as they were during their first 100 days!

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February 24, 2009

Love and autism on GMA

Filed under: News, TV — posted by Breakup Girl @ 1:26 pm

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Dave Hamrick and Lindsey Nebeker, two people diagnosed with autism — and madly in love — are scheduled to appear on tomorrow’s Good Morning America. (Close to the top of the second hour, we hear.) From their profile (by BG’s alter ego) in this month’s Glamour:

“People like Lindsey and Dave put so much thought and dedication into making their relationship work,” says Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., a speech-language expert who specializes in autism and knows the couple well. “Frankly, we could all take a page from their playbook.”

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February 23, 2009

Is it so much to ask…

Filed under: Treats — posted by Breakup Girl @ 10:54 am

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… for someone who will lead you to shore when a shark bites your head?

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February 11, 2009

Nerdvana

Filed under: News — posted by Breakup Girl @ 1:15 pm

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They compared notes on their AP classes. He knocked her cavalry into the ocean. Their first date was at a book fair…Wii controllers topped their wedding cake. Monday’s Chicago Sun-Times tells the story of these — and other — geeks in love, all of whom met through Chicago singles group Nerds at Heart. By way of context, the piece notes correctly (though belatedly) that “niche dating — narrowing down prospects according to religion, say, or ethnicity — is on the rise, judging from the evidence online.” But what it glosses over is the fact that so many inherently, gloriously nerdy pursuits — multi-player games, sci-fi conventions, space travel — are inherently social. Groups like Nerds at Heart are great; may they proliferate like fractals in ChaosPro. But it’s not like geeks need them in order to get out.

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