Posts tagged Dating
Searching for Meaning in a Broken VHS Copy of the 1982 "Swamp Thing" Movie

I love Swamp Thing. I can track this love to a VHS I had as a kid of the first episode of the (very short-lived) Swamp Thing cartoon. It was an episode called “Swamp Thing vs. the Un-Men,” and yes, it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. I loved it, watching it over and over until I had it memorized. As a teenager, I discovered the Alan Moore run of Swamp Thing comics (which still remain my second favorite comic of all time, behind Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy). Heck, on my windowsill in my bedroom right now is a Pop! Vinyl figure of Swamp Thing. I think it’s safe to summarize this way: I love Swamp Thing to a level that will assist my availability in the dating pool for a very long time.

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There are Plenty of Fish in the Sea: A Conversation on Polyamory Relationships

There is an episode of How I Met Your Mother in which Ted, the show’s chronically single protagonist, lists off the group Halloween costumes he and his recently-engaged best friends Lily and Marshal have worn over the years. “Salt & Pepper and cumin” is one, as well as, ridiculously, “Lady & the Tramp and the bowl of spaghetti”. Couples’ costumes – as well as other twosome conventions – simply make senseto most people, and the notion of disrupting this perfect symmetry by adding in a third (or fourth, or fifth) party can come off as nonsensical, silly, or a sitcom-esque gag.

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