At age 18, I had never before considered being vegan. But then I got my hands on Fast Food Nation, a book about how unsafe, unlawful, and often ethically corrupt the food industry can be. My mind was blown. Growing up, I'd eaten meat, but I had never really thought about it. But suddenly, after reading the book, I couldn't look at my diet the same way. Over the next few years, I gradually shifted toward an...

"So I checked out your blog," the man says across the table as he dips a cucumber in hummus. "Do you go on dates just so you have material for it?" I let his words marinate in the air, tasting his fear and uncertainty. "No, not at all." I can tell he doesn't believe me. He's worried I'm using him. I've heard this before, from men and women alike. Would you assume a real estate agent is going on a date just...

 The 2am sweetness of my bed is everything.I've slept in bed alone for so long I almost don't remember what it's like to have a man entangled in me, heat radiating, counting heartbeats, soaking in my smell, kissing my neck as his eyes flutter, welcoming sleep...

I've dated them all—young, old, short, tall, big, small. This is my conclusion:When I was 18, I only wanted to date 22-year-olds because they were more mature and knew what they wanted.When I was 22, 22-year-old men knew jack shit, and I wanted to date 25-year-olds who were out of college living in the "real world."When I was 25, 25-year-olds were immature and only wanted to play games, so I believed 30-year-old men were where...