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I’m A Terrible Sexter

This is generally how sexting goes for me:


I don’t find it sexy at all, especially when an absolute stranger wants to engage in textual acts with me.

The most intense sexting experience I’ve ever had was in the summer of 2012. I had just returned from my annual trip to Outside Lands, a music festival in San Francisco. A short and tattooed Los Angeles native somehow got a phone number out of me and proceeded to text me when I got home to LA, where I was spending the summer before my senior year at Penn.

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Apparently I’m Douchey

I’m insanely in love with the university I attended. I want to talk about college all the time. Just last weekend I went to a performance put on by a group from Penn and sitting among all those Penn alumni in attendance, I almost cried because I was so happy to be there.

So naturally, I mention college in my online dating profile.

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I Have A Personality, Too. I Think.

I don’t know if I’m feeling heated right now because of the poor reception of an op-ed piece I co-wrote in my Alma Mater’s newspaper today (one which I still stand behind, and wish people would take a closer look at to see its true meaning) or if it’s because I am just an angry person on the inside, but I am seriously annoyed with a message I received in my inbox this morning.

Exhibit A:

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Of course, I realize this dude probably sends an identical ¬†message to every girl he comes across on Ok Cupid. However, I’m mad about it. I’m done with this kind of treatment.

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Some deep Tinder thoughts to get you hype for the weekend.

Facebook Suitors Freak Me Out

Have you ever checked your Facebook messages and found¬†pronouncements¬†of love from strangers? Or messages from people you haven’t seen or thought about in 15 years? I have.

Below are two gents who somehow found me and attempted to woo me.

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Submitted by my medical school friend who will be the best looking male doctor anyone has ever seen.

One of the weirdest things about online dating is coming across someone you know. I have an entire list of people I know on Tinder. A college friend and I chat on it for fun. Another sexy gay college friend sends me basketball and eggplant emojis over Tinder regularly (to be honest, I have no idea how homosexual him and heterosexual me matched but I’m happy we did.)

It’s also strange to match with people who have multiple mutual friends with me. In this case, James and I had several mutual Facebook friends, all of whom went to Penn. It was clear that we shared the same alma mater. Usually this is fun because it’s the chance to make a new friend. However, it was not fun this time. Because James weirded me out.

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I never answered his pleas on Tinder again because he managed to find and friend me on Facebook. This means he went through our mutual friends’ profiles and looked for me. And then he friended me. And messaged me. Having no idea who he was at the time, I asked. He told me he met me on Tinder and asked if he could get some advice from me.

I’ll admit I feel guilty about what ensued. I told him it was pretty creepy that he searched through multiple people to find my Facebook. I still think it was. It’s one thing to stalk someone privately on Google Chrome’s incognito setting. It’s another thing to do it and then let them know by friending them.

I hope James finds what he’s looking for. He’s probably a super nice guy. But in the ways of advice, all I can tell him is to be less public with the creeping.


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