I want a partner in life and that doesn’t depend on income or outside fanciness."DO use your phone to do something other than text or email."Chatting back and forth on email is good, but I think it’s also good to talk on the phone [before meeting in person].
The phone has helped me avoid some uncomfortable coffee dates."DON’T obsess.
"Set a timer to just [look at dating websites] 10 to 30 minutes a day or week, and then stop.
Be kind to yourself—take a break if you’re tired—and be kind to others. Everyone is nervous, and some people are drunk or high. If someone is weird, block him or her—and move on to the corner of the party where the vegetarian guy keeps winking at you."DO find yourself a “dating sponsor.” "I had a number of people—people who were in relationships I admired—whom I’d call before and after dates.
That way, I wouldn’t feel so alone, and if it was slightly disastrous, I could laugh with someone later."DO trust your gut, but also…DON’T trust your gut. In my gut, I have felt all of the following were 'the one': a bisexual meth user, an Australian clown, and a guy who refused to leave a restaurant after they [mistakenly] put mayo on his sandwich.
Maria Bamford is known for her honest, animated, and highly original standup—but, luckily for anyone who hasn't seen it, you can experience her fantastic comedic outlook from your couch, starting today.
is her new Netflix comedy series, and Bamford's long dating career figures heavily into the fun.
But it turns out that Bamford isn't just great at spinning her Ok Cupid days into funny story lines—she also happens to give amazing online-dating advice. "I think I went on at least 50 dates via the Internet. Had I kept a written record, there would have been a lot of entries that read, “Very nice guy.” Now that I’m married to my beloved Scott Marvel Cassidy—a painter and funny goofball—I look back and think I might have met someone earlier if I gave some of those guys a chance.
I don’t think I was willing to work through my fears of responsibility and commitment and take the time and courage it takes to build a friendship with a boo."DO be real and specific in your profile—you’ll end up wasting less of your own time.
"Up until the year I met Scott, I used the screen name ' FUNNY THOUGHTFUL.' It cast too wide a net.
[Then I started using] ' HOGBOOK.' I love words, and I love those two words together.
And I love the idea of writing a book about hogs and calling it 'hogbook.' With that screen name, I received just two responses: one from a pilot who wanted to inform me that a hog book is something pilots use, and one from Scott.