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72 hours on OKCupid and I’m already exhausted

You know that saying that we all use to convince ourselves that doing something we’re hesitant about is okay: But everyone is doing it. Maybe we should heed our mother’s pat response of “If everyone was jumping off a cliff, would you do that too?” I say this because for after years of hesitation, I… Continue reading 72 hours on OKCupid and I’m already exhausted

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How to GUESS if someone’s interested

One Friday last year, near the end of the work day, I was sitting at my desk fixing my makeup when my office mate walked in catching me mid-lipstick application. "Where are you going?" "Meeting up with this guy." "A date?" "Oh no! I don't think it's a date. More business, I think." "Then why… Continue reading How to GUESS if someone’s interested

Love

Dating and the independent woman

I have an ex who became a friend. Years later, we still hang out on a regular basis and on occasion, the question of "Why didn't we work out?" comes up in our conversation. His reason? I'm too independent. My reason? His issue with my independence. He says that he prefers a more submissive woman, and I'm not… Continue reading Dating and the independent woman

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SEXomedy: Real talk about masturbation, body hair, and the joys of copy machines [video]

Forget the crap you see in Cosmo with its glossy pictures and advice about how to keep your man satisfied! We need real talk, and actor/playwright/comedian/dancer/musician/activist, Melissa DuPrey brings it to us like she's one of our Girls and we're dishing secrets at a slumber party, in her one-woman show, SEXomedy.  I first caught a… Continue reading SEXomedy: Real talk about masturbation, body hair, and the joys of copy machines 

Mi Vida Loca

Lighter: The unanswered question

I walk by and something tells me to turn my head. I see you standing there and I both want to run away unseen and want you to turn and see me, really see me. I don't want you to see that I miss you, but I want you to see that it was possible… Continue reading Lighter: The unanswered question

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F*ck the glass slipper! It’s all about the purple suede stilettos

I almost typed the title of this post without the asterik, but figured I'd ease into the profanity on this blog. As I work to develop my writing voice I have to be authentic and the authentic me swears. Sometimes a lot. And as a good friend suggested when we discussed my blog, my blog… Continue reading F*ck the glass slipper! It’s all about the purple suede stilettos

Mi Vida Loca

All the single ladies… (put on your big girl panties)

A few years ago whenever that song was played every woman jumped on the dance floor. It was not only a celebration of being a woman--second only to Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive--it was more importantly a celebration of being a single woman.We are the women of today, we're strong, independent and we are just fine… Continue reading All the single ladies… (put on your big girl panties)