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Festivus at the Seinfelds

FESTIVUS AT THE SEINFELDS
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
DECEMBER 2005 KILLED
BY JULIA ALLISON

Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld have another kid in the family this holiday season – and nope, it’s not youngest son Shepherd Kellen, born August 22.

Holiday gifts he’ll love to hate

HOLIDAY GIFTS HE’LL LOVE TO HATE
AM NEW YORK – "THE DATING LIFE"
BY JULIA ALLISON
DECEMBER 5, 2005

Traditional holiday gifts for men have started to bore me. How many times can a guy feign excitement over a tie, a sweater, a pair of boxers (not his size) or an enormous framed photo? He’s sick of it and hoping you’ll buy him Xbox 360, even though he’s 47 and complains about finger arthritis.

Xbox isn’t happening, but how about mixing it up this Christmas? A friend of mine recently sent me a list of the "Worst [read more...]

Finding a winner on Craig’s List

FINDING A WINNER ON CRAIG’S LIST

AM NEW YORK – "THE DATING LIFE"

BY JULIA ALLISON

NOVEMBER 21, 2005

There was a time, not so long ago, when I scoffed at the prospect of dating on Craig’s List. Of course, that was before a roguish reader of this column posted a personal ad for me in the "Women Seeking Men" section of CL last week.

The posting, cribbed from my Nov. 7th first date tips for guys, was cheekily entitled "I’m a Picky Bitch, So What?"

First date tips for ladies

FIRST DATE TIPS FOR LADIES

AM NEW YORK – "THE DATING LIFE"

NOVEMBER 14, 2005

Before I say anything else, I should admit that despite writing and pontificating on the subject of dating for many years, I have committed egregious first date faux pas more times than I care to admit.

I’ve been shockingly late. I’ve been nervous enough to down four drinks in 30 minutes – on an empty stomach. I’ve mentioned every ex boyfriend I’ve ever had and several sex positions I’ve never had. I’ve tried showing off my intellect but drunkenly failed. I’ve text messaged other boys. [read more...]

First date tips for guys

FIRST DATE TIPS FOR GUYS

AM NEW YORK – "THE DATING LIFE"

NOVEMBER 7, 2005

BY JULIA ALLISON

Every first date I’ve ever gone on, I’ve analyzed with a thoroughness that would make Freud proud. Was he on time? Did he graciously pay the check? Were there any significant mother issues we’d need to resolve in couples therapy down the line?

I’m not unique in my propensity towards anal retentiveness when it comes to men’s behavior on first dates – a lot of ladies are just as bad. Or maybe they’re just as good! After all, New York women have [read more...]

7 Deadly College Sins: Overzelaous School Pride

COED MAGAZINE
NOVEMBER 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON

College students are obsessed with school spirit.

From the time we open that acceptance letter (and for many hopefuls, even before) we frantically purchase sweatshirts, beer mugs, key chains and flags, all in the appropriate colors, all loudly emblazoned with our university’s monikers.  (really, who can have TOO many Florida State shotglasses?)

The Walk of Shame

COED MAGAZINE
NOVEMBER 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON

Walk of Shame, noun.

To traverse a route back to one’s home after spending the night in a romantic partner’s bed, often in identical clothes from the evening before.

Hmm … that definition’s a little dry.  How about this? (thanks to UrbanDictonary.com)

“When a woman leaves the home of a man (quite possibly one she met the night before) in the early morning hours; hair sticking out in all directions, makeup half gone, with her undies in a pocket of her purse … looking trashy, romped [read more...]

Letting it all hang out on Halloween

LETTING IT ALL HANG OUT ON HALLOWEEN

AM NEW YORK – "THE DATING LIFE"

OCTOBER 31, 2005

BY JULIA ALLISON

Halloween being my favorite holiday, I’ve been mulling over The Costume for weeks now. So many microscopic outfits, so little time!

Sometimes, however, a bit of imagination goes even further than a pair of thigh-high boots. A friend of mine wore sexy little cat costumes every Halloween for years, naturally garnering lots of attention. "But nothing beat the year I dressed as a nun carrying a ruler," she says. "Guys literally lined up to meet me, most of them begging [read more...]

Looking for a Bad Boyfriend on Craig’s List

LOOKING FOR A BAD BOYFRIEND ON CRAIG’S LIST
AM NEW YORK – "THE DATING LIFE"
OCTOBER 24, 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON

It’s the single girl’s lament – all the good guys are "already taken" – and, unless you want to pull an Angelina Jolie and steal one of them (not my recommendation, too messy, you won’t get any good press for it) – you’d better start to like being single.

Or … you could find a jerk to date.

When She’s Hot but He’s Not

WHEN SHE’S HOT BUT HE’S NOT
AM NEW YORK – "THE DATING LIFE’
OCTOBER 17, 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON

Every time I watch King of Queens, I’m confused. The husband, an overweight UPS delivery guy, is married to a certifiably hot brunette with a tight body, whom he regularly asks to strip (is this normal married couple behavior? I would ask my parents, but that’s disgusting).