Some people have problems that require delicate advice from a qualified professional. Others just need a random a guy on the internet to kick ‘em in the teeth (with honesty, that is). I’m the latter. Welcome back to Tough Love. This week we have a woman who’s worried she’s not being honest enough with her online dating profile photos. Note: I’m not a therapist or health professional of any kind. People ask for my advice and I give it to them. End of transaction. If you have a problem with it, feel free to file a formal complaint here. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with it. Hi Patrick, I have an online dating question for you. To be blunt, I am a very curvy chick that happens to be extremely photogenic. I tend to receive messages from dudes that seem great, but I can’t believe they would actually be interested in me if we met in person. Generally, I ignore these messages… although it sucks because I do think a lot of … [Read more...] about The Rules of Online Dating Profile Photos
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Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade. He’s done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple, but only as a contract worker, meaning he has missed out on the tech giants’ storied perks, benefits and job security. So when he was approached last April by a recruiter from a company called Tech Jobs Box about a full-time job, he was intrigued. A woman named Kelly Dale contacted him via LinkedIn promising that “salary and benefits would be competitive.” “It really hooked me,” Norai told me last month. After a brief phone conversation, Dale said he seemed like a great candidate and set up in-person interviews with her colleague and an investor in the company. Those went well and for four months last year, Norai thought he had a new job. He was in regular communication with his new colleagues, meeting up with them for dinner, drinks, and a baseball game, but they kept pushing his start date back, saying they were securing office space and … [Read more...] about How Conservative Activists Catfished Twitter
It’s been nearly 14 years since Blizzard launched the world’s most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. You’ve had plenty of time to get your affairs in order before finally taking the plunge into Azeroth. Don’t worry, the World of Warcraft hasn’t passed you by. You just might need a little help getting started. We got you. Why Play Now? Before we get into the tips, let’s answer the important question: Should you play World of Warcraft in 2018? Of course you should. This article would be a huge waste of everyone’s time otherwise. Why? For one, it’s a game with over 13 years of content to explore. It’s a hero’s journey that takes players from the starting zones of Azeroth to epic battles on far-off planets. They grow from fledgling adventurers performing odd jobs for random NPCs into legendary heroes of the realm performing odd jobs for random NPCs. It’s a world rich with lore, flush with quests and … [Read more...] about How To Get Into World Of Warcraft In 2018
Hello all you Twitternet meat hordes, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column whose pre-orders are only available at 1 AM. This week, it’s all about sex: who wants it, who doesn’t, where to find it and whether deciding to wait on it is a losing proposition when it comes to dating. What are the best practices when it comes to finding a no-strings attached hook-up? (We’ve covered this ground in the past, but it’s a common question.) Is deciding to wait until marriage going to make it harder to find dates? Dear Doc, I would like to get laid more often, but I don’t know how. I didn’t have sex in high school, I barely had sex in college, and while I’m more active now, it’s not nearly as frequent as I would like it to be. I have a high sex drive which makes it tough to deal. I “take care” of myself as much as I can within reason, but sometimes you just need to tango with a partner. Here’s my … [Read more...] about Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Can I Have More Casual Hookups?