Topic: dating

How I Almost Hooked Up With My Fantasy Crush

How I Almost Hooked Up With My Fantasy Crush

When I was in high school, I had a crush on this MTV guy. I’m not going to set off his Google alert, but suffice it to say he had glasses (oh, did he ever!) and seemed like the kind of nice Jewish boy I’d like to talk about literature and the news with while snuggling. After high school, I kind of forgot about him, but when a mutual friend offered to bring me to his birthday party a few years ago (’09), I took him up on the offer. More »

Lessons From Dating Rules From My Future Self

Lessons From Dating Rules From My Future Self

What would you do if your phone buzzed and you looked down and saw a text message from yourself … in 10 years? We’re sure our future self would have some helpful advice to give us, maybe about a particular dude who’s been stringing us along for a few months that we haven’t quite been able to show the door. Imagine all the pain and humiliation we could save ourselves. More »

Textual Healing: Do You Get More Impatient When Waiting For A Text Or A Phone Call?

Textual Healing: Do You Get More Impatient When Waiting For A Text Or A Phone Call?

Text messaging is often the fastest way to communicate with friends and acquaintances, but it’s not always the best one. Especially when it comes to texting with guys. Here at Crushable we aim to help you sift through all the subtext and emerge relatively unscathed—with a little help from our friend Amanda Ernst.

While there many reasons why texting during a relationship of any seriousness or length is a good idea, when text messages are the main form of communication between a couple it’s easy to feel insecure in said relationship. This is a direct result of the fact that breaking up via text is so prevalent as well as the casual interaction of texting in general. A text conversation is far less serious (in the minds of many) than a conversation on the phone and definitely more impersonal than one had face to face. So when you have been on a few dates with a guy and then you don’t hear from him for a few days, if the main way you have been communicating is text, you are more apt to jump to the conclusion that he’s avoiding you than if you were waiting for a phone call. In other words, he’s going to have a matter of hours to text you after your last interaction while you might give him a few days to call you. Since you give a guy less leeway with texting, you’re quicker to write him off. More »

Find A Date Today With TheGloss Dating

Find A Date Today With TheGloss Dating

Do your interests include “axolotls” and “finding someone to mock the Kardashians with?” You don’t need to go to our new dating page because you and I can be each others’ soulmates. However, the rest of you will want to check out TheGloss Dating. It’s part of our new partnership with HowAboutWe – a dating site where people suggest actual dates to go on and then go on them, rather than filling out forms about whether or not they believe in dinosaurs (I do believe in you, apatosaurus! You can do it!) More »

A Date with the iPhone 4S’s Siri

A Date with the iPhone 4S's Siri

The biggest new feature of the brand-new iPhone 4S is, without a doubt, Siri. Siri, you see, is like your personal assistant, only better, because you can carry her around in your pocket. You can ask her to call people and she’ll do it; texting, ditto; if you need directions, she can do that; hell, just about anything you need, she can find a solution for you. In fact, you can carry out whole conversations with Siri.

This got me thinking. Whole conversations? What would Siri be like in a place where questions and answers really matter? Like, say… on a date?

So I did just that. I dressed Siri up and I took her out to her favorite restaurant, and we attempted to get to know each other a little better. How did it go? Well… More »