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How To Get Over A Break Up In 10 Steps

I got dumped recently. And though I may now be—finally!—ready to sport a sexy bodysuit and sashay my way back into the dating world to the soundtrack of “Single Ladies,” “Irreplaceable,” and “Independent Women Part I” (basically all of Bey’s songs), getting my Sasha Fierce on was no easy feat. I required a whole 10-step… Read More »

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The Many Benefits of Being Single

I have been single for approximately a year and a half, which is the longest stretch of time that I have ever been sans boyfriend. Although, more accurately, this is the longest stretch of time that I have been sans boyfriend since I lost my virginity at 21. Prior to that, I didn’t have any… Read More »

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How to Do Non-Monogamy: An Intro

We’ve covered some of thebases previously in The Poly Diaries—coming out, finding people to date via the Interwebs, etc. etc. Something else worth considering are the various ways that people DO the whole poly thing. Everyone’s a unique flower, and their dating situ will reflect that. These are a few of the different tactics I’ve… Read More »

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What I Learned From 60 First Dates… on Tinder

Christina Walkinshaw has had a busy year. In addition to being nominated for two Canadian Comedy awards, appearing on CTV’s Joke or Choke, and gearing up for performances at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and Toronto, she’s also been on 60 first dates. She’s Tindered for a year in 8 different world cities… Read More »

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Why You’ll Never Find Closure, Period

If you’re looking for closure from a relationship, I’m telling you right now—you’re never going to find it. My friends talk about closure like it’s the closing ceremony of the Olympics. A moment when, if planned correctly, fireworks explode, everyone cheers and life-changing realizations surface. Now that you’ve both “mutually” found closure, you can magically… Read More »

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The Basic Stuff A Normal Human Person You’re Dating Should Be Doing

This is a public service announcement. Our society’s dating/loving/boinking standards are at an all-time low. We’ve become “totally super cool” with relationships that feature jerks, turds, antichrists, and people who “see” Facebook messages but do not respond ‘cause they’re not ready to have a baby with you and they assumed that your greeting of “Hey!… Read More »

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