I am 36, never been married. A former serial monogamist whose engagement ended eight years ago when I walked in on him and another woman at work. While I was scary calm at the time, there was a sense of “Now what?” that gradually came over me. I moved out, bought a condo, rescued a pup, advanced my career, and became closer to my family than I ever had in my life. I dipped my toe a few times back in the dating pool resulting in endless online app swiping, and while I now am the owner of a hilarious repertoire of stories, I remain single. One thing that keeps resurfacing is this notion that I am the "guy" in the relationship. I wondered what this meant. Do I have a more logical pragmatic mind than one that's emotionally driven? I am a passionate, caring, loving woman seeking a strong, confident man, but what is this notion that a woman would "think like a man"? Does that mean I make it challenging to find a compatible match with a heterosexual male? And what does this say … [Read more...] about They say I date like a guy
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By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: February 10, 2019 at 11:50 pm | UPDATED: February 11, 2019 at 8:38 am OAKLAND – One by one, the Warriors’ stars lined up so they could offer their respect to an active living NBA legend. Usually, the Warriors command such a presence. Those circumstances changed, though, at the end of the Warriors’ 120-118 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday. That marked Dwyane Wade’s last game at Oracle Arena of his 16-year NBA career. So, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins and Shaun Livingston all hugged Wade at separate times and offered encouraging words. Then, Wade performed his customary post-game jersey swap. He chose Curry for obvious reasons. So as the two held each other’s respective jerseys, Curry wondered aloud if they should delay this ceremony for another year. Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + … [Read more...] about Stephen Curry tells Dwyane Wade “you have a lot more in the tank”
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In 2010, cross-cultural couples – or those involving a native Swede and a foreigner – made up nine percent of all married couples in Sweden. And according to a survey of expats in Sweden by Internations, more foreigners relocate to Sweden to be with their partner than for any other reason: 25 percent of those who responded said they moved to the country for love. This group faces unique challenges, from where to spend Christmas to which language to use with their children, while the partner who relocates must adjust to an entirely new culture, often leaving behind a job, family and friends. So what about the people who uproot their lives for a relationship which later ends? It's not an uncommon situation; the divorce rate among cross-cultural couples is significantly higher than that of both native couples and those where both partners come from the same foreign country, yet … [Read more...] about What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up?
Ellen McCarthy and Amy Joyce, The Washington Post Published 10:19 am PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 From left: Jared Garber, Grey Lehrhaupt and Drew Bradley hang out at Drew's house in Perkasie, Pa. From left: Jared Garber, Grey Lehrhaupt and Drew Bradley hang out at Drew's house in Perkasie, Pa. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Calla Kessler Photo: Washington Post Photo By Calla Kessler Image 1 of / 140 Caption Close Image 1 of 140 From left: Jared Garber, Grey Lehrhaupt and Drew Bradley hang out at Drew's house in Perkasie, Pa. From left: Jared Garber, Grey Lehrhaupt and Drew Bradley hang out at Drew's house in Perkasie, Pa. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Calla Kessler Boyhood at 11 and 12: Navigating a … [Read more...] about Boyhood at 11 and 12: Navigating a social ecosystem that prizes alpha males over quirky kids
Mark Kurlyandchik Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 7, 2018 Until recently, it seemed like any major downtown Detroit real estate transaction included the names Gilbert or Ilitch. But another name has been appearing lately with increasing frequency: Elia. It began in 2016 with the sale of the old Fountain Bistro in Campus Martius to Zaid Elia and Matthew Shiffman. The pair reopened it as the jewel-box fine-dining restaurant Parc later that year and also run all the food and beverage operations for the park. In 2017, Elia and Shiffman purchased the 19-story Ford Building on Griswold with plans to invest $4 million into its renovation. In late November, Wayne County announced a $4.65-million deal to sell a building at 511 Woodward to the Elia Group, which will invest an additional $9 million into the revival of the long-neglected neighbor of the Guardian Building. And just this Tuesday, the transfer of ownership to Elia was completed on the Anchor Bar, a … [Read more...] about Detroit developer Zaid Elia is downtown’s new deal guy