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Mating Archive

February 7, 2005
Strangers in the Night

After the bar scene and the Internet, a resort to game theory.

January 9, 2006
Bedroom Resolutions

Out with the bad, in with the good and plenty in 2006.

January 17, 2005
The Gold Digger, Revised

This version has a whole new rationale for chasing men with money.

January 10, 2005
The Cutting Game

Ending a friendship has an agony all its own.

January 3, 2005
Obstacle Course

There’s no such thing as a simple date when disabilities are involved.

December 20, 2004
The Smug Parents' Club

Making babies is great, but aren’t we all a little tired of couples who act like they’ve won a race?

December 13, 2004
The Meaning of a Naked Finger

When married men don’t wear a wedding ring, what message are they sending?

December 6, 2004
Straight, With an Asterick

It’s acceptable—even a little chic—for straight women to have a gay fling or two. But it’s a whole other story when otherwise straight men do it.

November 29, 2004
The Single-Mom Option

To have a baby, a woman needs a man. But she doesn’t have to fall in love with him. Or even meet him.

November 22, 2004
The Enablers

Friends shouldn’t indulge your whimpering about a flaky guy—they ought to help you see his ambivalence for what it is. Otherwise, they’re part of the problem.

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