Category Archives: Your Awful Stories

Interview: A Man Who Stood Up His Date

The following is an email I received from Max D, a loyal reader and Internet dater. Initially, I was very proud… As per your expert instructions I sought out the perfect first date restaurant.  It’s named after an Italian opera, … Continue reading

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Your Awful Story Olympics XI

We’ve gotten a lot of questions here at the It’s Not a Match offices (read: my couch) asking if the site can be used as a good dating ice breaker. Is it a fun topic of conversation, telling your date … Continue reading

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Your Awful Story Olympics X

I really can’t say enough about last month’s Awful Story Olympics. The email it documents is so insane that I thought about retiring the segment altogether. I mean, how can I give away gold medals (OK, pictures of gold medals) … Continue reading

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Your Awful Story Olympics IX

There will be only one Awful Story Olympic Medal this month, kids. When you read it, you’ll understand why.  In my months of writing this site and years of Internet dating personally, I have never encountered an email so bizarre, … Continue reading

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Women vs. Short Guys Revisited

Most posts I write get three comments. Women vs Short Guys: Dating’s Fiercest Battleground, my daring exploration of the dark world that is tiny dude daters, has received sixty-five. It’s been republished by at least five other outlets and been read by … Continue reading

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Your Awful Story Olympics VIII

Great work this month, gang. Your lives are really fucked up, and I appreciate that so much. Thanks for being you. The worst thing that happened to my beloved readers this month… The Bronze Hey B, your site cracks me … Continue reading

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Your Awful Story Olympics VII

Honestly, I don’t know what to do. For seven months we’ve done the Awful Story Olympics, and for seven months we’ve had definitive Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners. And by “winners”, I mean people got to see a picture … Continue reading

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