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Honey's main interests are online dating, long distance dating, and long term relationships. She met her boyfriend on MySpace and they have been exclusive since their first date over three years ago. Currently they live in Tempe, Arizona. Honey graduated with her PhD in Composition and Rhetoric in May 2009.

Mind-Blowing Article from the Atlantic

Here’s the article:

The End of Men

The gist – women are now earning more degrees than men, participating in the workforce in equal (soon to be greater) amounts, and 75% of layoffs in the recent recession were layoffs of men.  Where are we headed as a society?

The article is long, but worth reading.

What did you think?

All Good Things

Things have been awesome at the Honey/Jake homestead lately.  He is jobsearching in Phoenix, so his employment situation may change for the better (and, as anticipated, the mere act of looking has cheered him up immensely).  I love my job, and my job loves me – I had my annual performance evaluation which went great, and I am getting a bunch of new equipment for my office.  The ergonomic keyboard and footrest arrived today and I am getting a new keyboard tray in the next few weeks as well as a new computer and monitor.  I was skeptical about the footrest but can already tell it’s going to be fantastic, although in the meantime it does highlight just how awful my current keyboard tray and mouse placement is. Continued

How Likely Are You To Get Divorced?

I was checking out this article online the other day, and thought that some of their statistics are interesting.

Some of their statistics could use some tweaking, though – what if you are liberals living in a red state?  What if you do not have children?  What if the guy is a serial cohabiter and the girl is not?  What if one or both partners is bringing children from a previous relationship into the mix?  I am also pretty sure that things like age at marriage and the presence of advanced degrees have a huge impact on how likely you are to get divorced.

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3 Guys Who Hit On Me Recently, All of Whom Had Girlfriends

Happy Friday everyone!  Things are going great here, though it’s finally starting to get hot (ugh).  The semester ended, graduation’s past, the office is super quiet during the summer, and I am getting ready to go to London with Jake.  Awesome!

I have also discovered that once you are 1) in your late 20s/early 30s, and 2) not in graduate school anymore, it apparently takes two years before you can build up a solid and varied social network in a new city.  Well, the landmark has been reached, people!  I can meet up with people pretty much any night I am interested in going out, now – which is sort of ironic because Jake and I are now really not as social as we used to be.  We still enjoy going out with other people, but not nearly with the frequency we used to.  Even if we are going to a bar, restaurant, club, what have you, we’d rather just be with each other than with tons of other people.  Have others experienced this? Continued

Anniversary Dinner…and…

Jake and I had an awesome anniversary dinner – the food was amazing, as was the ambiance of the restaurant (and the drinks!  I had something called a Sunshine Sour made with grapefruit vodka, orange juice, and lemon juice, that was out of this world).

During dinner, Jake and I were talking about wedding locations.  Then we were talking about rings, because Jake realized he had never worked that into his wedding timeline.  Continued

Love After Four Years

So, tomorrow is four years to the day that Jake and I met and started a whirlwind and largely long-distance romance.  It’s also two years since we moved in together (more or less).  I feel so, so lucky to have met such a fantastic partner.  Here are some of the things I appreciate most about him:

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