Relationships

There’s a reason they call it social media: it is supposed to support our social lives and bring us closer together. So why do social networks leave so many of us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected?

This page is full of ideas and resources to put the social back in social media. It includes blog posts about tools and strategies for connecting with your sweetheart or friends (kids, parents and other family members get their own family page).

Your time online should increase the amount of love in your life. I hope these strategies and ideas can help.

Win my love: The cheat sheet

Win my love: The cheat sheet

I know that you are supposed to like or love people based on their character or their soul, but that shit takes a lot of time to figure out. It’s much more efficient to quickly categorize people as loveable, likeable or deeply suspicious based on their surface...
Love in flames: finding the joy in hostile comments

Love in flames: finding the joy in hostile comments

“I don’t know why you care about the shit that a bunch of total strangers say about you on the Internet.” This was my mom’s delightfully candid and potentially comforting response to this week’s comment eruption on my Harvard Business...
Using the Internet to find empathy in solitude

Using the Internet to find empathy in solitude

Twitter is outsourced schizophrenia. I have a couple hundred voices I have consensually  agreed to allow residence inside my brain. So writes Adam Brault in a very thoughtful blog post, I quit Twitter for a month and it completely changed my thinking about mostly...
2×2: Filtering your Facebook friends

2×2: Filtering your Facebook friends

How do you decide to view or relate to different friends on Facebook? As with all things in life, this can be described by a 2×2 matrix: Love this person Not so much Entertaining Facebooker Add to my “A1 pals” list, which is the news feed I look at...
What to tell your kids about dating before the Internet

What to tell your kids about dating before the Internet

Hey, old people!  By which I mean: hey, people my age! If you’ve been wondering what dating wisdom you can usefully impart to your teenage or soon-to-be teenage kids, you should read Stephanie Martin’s thoughtful post on Dating in the Social Media Age....
Don’t blame the Internet for infidelity

Don’t blame the Internet for infidelity

The Petraeus drama reflects the enticements and betrayals of our new, disembodied modes of discourse. The come-ons, the flirtations, the stalking, the alleged harassment: all were abetted by the deceptive cloak of cyberspace, and all were immortalized there. It’s a...
8 hot ways Evernote can spice up your sex life

8 hot ways Evernote can spice up your sex life

“For doing your taxes”. “For shopping and to-do lists”. “For home improvement projects”. These are three of the very practical suggestions the Evernote blog has to offer as part of their 8 great ways couples can use Evernote shared...
Hanger card: How to have sex in the shower

Hanger card: How to have sex in the shower

  Today I had one of those illuminating conversations that made me glad I transgressed my personal boundaries by over-sharing. The result was that I gleaned an awesome parenting tip — or was it an awesome sex tip? — who recommended the shower as a...
NameRater: A search tool for evaluating a possible name change

NameRater: A search tool for evaluating a possible name change

When my friends first started to get married, about fifteen years ago, I made an amazing discovery: majoring in Women’s Studies in no way predicted whether a woman would take her husband’s name. Over the years, I have had to let go any idea that changing...
SinglesMob: An app for turning parties into mixers

SinglesMob: An app for turning parties into mixers

Tonight I went to a fantastic party, with the usual tech event ratio of three or four males to every female. I got into a lively conversation with another happily married woman about how that kind of ratio is wasted on the likes of us. But as for our our single...
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