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Keeping it simple

Ironically, the moment I typed that title, my brain started running in overtime trying to figure out how to say something awesome and useful and short and concise and life-altering here. But really I ought to heed my own title and truly keep it simple. So I’m writing about something my dear friend said: “The […]

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Love is…

What is love anyway? Let’s consult my tiny collection of Love Is gum wrappers: At only 300 rubles a piece, these were easily the most affordable treat while I was in Voronezh in 1996, and they made a fun collection, too. I can’t find most of them (which I’d assembled into a book and given […]

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Finding the one…

People say dating is hard work. I’ve got mixed feelings on the matter. Going out with good friends to do fun things, enjoy each other’s company, and have a fantastic evening? That isn’t hard at all, and it’s because I don’t have lofty expectations tied to those events. Trying to find the right relationship? Now […]

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The rest of the list:

I want a guy who is smart and can carry on an interesting conversation. I also prefer shyer guys who are easily thrilled by technology. I know, so shallow. It matters to me, though. Attraction matters too, but not in the way that you might think. Sure, there are cute guys out there, but I […]

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Fairy Tale Endings

Originally posted as a comment on Facebook, I figured I’d save these thoughts here where I can find them again easily: Perfect really is relative, it’s true, but I’m also thinking the perfect romantic relationship does not exist. I don’t think life’s set up that way. I sort of think you make your expectations and […]

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Must have love toward his fellowmen

Alright, I’ve been meaning to write my second dating requirement. It’s simply this: He must love others, and show it by word and deed. I’d told one of my friends last night that I hope to find someone who doesn’t just SAY he loves others, but who actually shows it through service and attitude.Service is […]

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