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Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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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.

Huh?

As I was browsing through the “Best of Craig’s List” items the other day (obviously I have too much time on [read more...]

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).

At first, I dismissed it, like the beer commercials featuring balding, pot-bellied men cavorting with Tara Reid look-alikes. They’re just Disproportionately Attractive TV Couples – they could never exist in the real world.

Or [read more...]

DEALING WITH YOUR HONEY’S FAMILY



DEALING WITH YOUR HONEY’S FAMILY
AM NEW YORK – “THE DATING LIFE”
OCTOBER 10, 2005
BY JULIA ALLISON

I’m not sure what it says about me, but I’ve been having problems with the relatives of guys I date since I was 16 years old.

My first love’s parents banned me from their house. My college boyfriend’s sister and I actually had a fistfight. And the last guy I dated had a brother who just wouldn’t warm up to me – his allegiance lay with my guy’s ex-wife.

Unlike Jennifer Aniston – who apparently maintains a better relationship with Brad Pitt’s [read more...]