Dear Dolly: ‘I’ve discovered my boyfriend is on a dating app’ – The Times

Last week a friend of a friend messaged me to tell me that she had found my boyfriend on a dating app. She screen-grabbed his profile, and my heart dropped when I saw a photo I had taken of him. I asked him about it and he said he was embarrassed (damn right) and upset. He said it was a “blip” and thinks he did it for validation. I asked to see the app and scrolled through messages — he hadn’t answered any of them, which somehow makes it better but it’s still so not OK! We have been together for a little more than two years and live together. Do I give him another chance or do I leave?

I’ve seen these men out


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Marijuana, dating apps, driver’s licenses: New Colorado laws go into effect Jan. 1 – Vail Daily

Jessica George tries to find help along the main street of Simla, Colorado, after her ATV broke down on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. The state suspended George’s driver’s license over unpaid court debts, as it has done for thousands of other Coloradans.Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post

Among the roughly 500 bills Gov. Jared Polis signed into law in 2021, 14 go into effect on New Year’s Day.

They concern a wide range of people and topics, from marijuana purchasing to driving rights for the poor to legal recourse for victims of child sex abuse.

Here’s a look at some of the most impactful …….


Trope Tuesday: Fake Dating – The Young Folks

We have talked about the enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, and forbidden love tropes. This week, we will be discussing another one of our favorite young adult tropes: fake dating. 

Motivation behind the “fake date”

Funnily enough, characters in our favorite books rarely decide to participate in a fake relationship simply to experience a relationship with their paramour, despite the fact that it is a fake experience (until it’s not).


Characters almost always decide to fake-date each other for public image purposes. Whether it is characters getting fake-married for the sake of getting government aid for …….