The Hookup: Time's Up!
By Sarita | 06/25/2009 - 11:48

When I first tried online dating, I consistently made the mistake of letting the dates go on too long. I’d meet the guy for a drink or a cup of coffee, and instead of keeping things short and sweet, it would turn into a four-hour chatfest!

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The Cookie
By Sarita | 06/23/2009 - 12:30

I was recently venting to a co-worker about my romance-related woes. Mid-rant, she ran to her cube and came back with a book. With a sly smile on her face, she handed me Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, by Steve Harvey.

“Read this.” Niki said, and walked away.

So I did. And not only did I realize some mistakes I’ve made in the past—like dating men who weren’t really settled career-wise, to dating men who didn’t have good relationships with their mothers (red flag!)—I was also reminded about something all men want.

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No Shirt? No Service!
By Sarita | 06/18/2009 - 12:05

I’m finally at a point where I feel like I’m ready to get back in the dating game after my breakup with Jack. Plus, nothing beats a summer romance! So, I’ve decided to give the online dating world another whirl, mainly so I can go on some fun dates and meet a few new guys this summer.

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The Third Wheel
By Sarita | 06/16/2009 - 11:30

On Saturday night, I hit up an '80s party with my dear friends Phoebe and Max, who've been married for just over a year now. I never mind tagging along with them because they never treat me like a third wheel.

While groovin’ to "Jesse’s Girl" on the dance floor, I glanced over at the cute couple and realized that I've been caught in this scenario for the majority of my adult life: hanging out solo with my coupled friends.

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Are You Open?
By Sarita | 06/11/2009 - 14:00

One of my friends is getting a divorce after 15 years of marriage. He and his wife always seemed to be such a great couple and really compliment each other, so I was sad to hear the news.

There was something special about their relationship—it was an open marriage.

Over the years they’ve had other lovers and special friends, and would communicate with each other openly about their love affairs. They always promised each other that they would never get emotionally attached and keep it for what it was; a purely physical thing.

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My Brooklyn Babe
By Sarita | 06/09/2009 - 11:25

Sunday morning, Charlotte and I went for an early breakfast at an outdoor café right around the corner from my (new!) apartment. As I sipped my coffee, I looked up and saw that a super cute guy was sitting just behind her.

“Char, don’t turn around now but there is a total babe right behind you!” I whispered.

Of course Charlotte turned around immediately (at least she pretended to be looking at something else) and checked out the cutie sitting right behind her. She smiled and agreed—he was a total hottie!

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Wet Hot Lesbian Summer
By Sarita | 06/04/2009 - 15:00

The other night my girl Angie and I were hanging out and talking about how excited we are about the summer! Summer in the city is always an adventure—New Yorkers come out of hibernation and there's always tons of street fairs and free concerts. People go out more, date more and by the end of summer you inevitably are left with some hysterical and unforgettable stories.

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Is Chivalry Really Dead?
By Sarita | 06/02/2009 - 14:00

Cause it damn sure seems that way!

I'm an independent woman, but I still think men should open car doors for us, allow us to walk through a doorway first, help us carry heavy stuff and even pick up the tab most of the time.

Call me old-fashioned, but I think men should treat us like ladies, and act like…well, men. A man should make us feel special, should treat us differently than they do their friends and go out of their way to be extra-polite to us—especially when they are trying to win us over!

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Buenas Noches?
By Sarita | 05/28/2009 - 15:20

Last night Claudia and I dined under the stars at an outdoor tapas restaurant in downtown Barcelona and all throughout our meal we heard salsa music playing in the distance. So we hit up the little bar on the corner where the party was coming from. As soon as we got inside we  rushed to the dance floor.

Within minutes these two super hot guys started dancing with us. Before we knew it hours had gone by and we were still having so much fun getting down with our new friends!

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A Match Made in Spain
By Sarita | 05/26/2009 - 14:45

When I signed up for online dating a few months back, I remember filling out the section about what I was looking for in my match. Naturally, I adjusted my settings to only find potential matches within a 10-mile radius of New York City. Since I live and work in New York, it only makes sense to me to start a relationship here. Getting to know someone new is hard enough, so keeping the love connection local made the most sense to me.

But on my second day in Spain I met two different couples that met online and came from two different parts of the globe!

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