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Oh, the (in)Humanity!

Posted on: February 14th, 2010 by wmapother 2 Comments

So, in Honor/Horror of Valentine’s Day, I decided to share with you a few of my own observations and conclusions about dating, romance, and l-o-v-e.

Then, later, I realized that none of you has (yet) done anything to me to deserve receiving such dangerous and potentially pernicious information.  Therefore, the kinder, gentler, soberer me has decided to do something more humane:  Share instead a few interesting articles on this Topic A.

The first few have to do with why you/we/I/us/them have such trouble with the damn subject.
The next two have to do with what to do about it/them/us.

The NYT’s John Tierney’s very funny Flaw-O-Matic is here.
12 years later, Tierney’s corollary to the Flaw-O-Matic is here.
Tierney discuss studies in re. Flaw-O-Matics here.

Lori Gottlieb’s new book on settling is discussed here.
Gottlieb’s controversial Atlantic article on the subject is here.

May you all find happiness and love.  Happy Valentining!

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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    OK, very funny! u should have called, my Valentine's Date was the best ever! a 2 year old and a 3 year old at the Indoor McDonalds playpark, loved every second, but you always could have joined us. 🙂
    Crystal Smith

  2. Roberta says:

    Here in Brazil our "Valentine's Day" is celebrated on 12 June,I hope that the date is celebrated every day of the year,for only love and understanding can make the world a better place to live.

    ♥Love always,the world needs a lot of love!♥

    ♥Happy Valentine's Day♥

    Status: still enjoying the carnival in Salvador 🙂

    Roberta Salvador-Bahia-Brazil

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