Interview with Deborah Sloan – Northshore magazine, August 2013


There’s online dating done poorly, and there’s online dating done good—err, well. Deborah Sloan’s business, It’s A Date!, focuses on polishing clients’ Internet dating profiles to a high shine. I spoke to her about her new business venture in the August issue of Northshore magazine. Scope the digital preview here, or pick up the print edition on newsstands.

Is FOMO sabotaging your finances? – LearnVest, Forbes & xoJane

If you’d asked me five years ago if you thought I’d be writing about personal finance—much less writing professionally, period—I’d have laughed in your face while dodging a phone call from the kind folks at Sallie Mae. But now, as Queen Bey says, I’m a grown woman, and I’ve got my money game in order.

My second piece for LearnVest, How Fear of Missing Out Nearly Ruined My Finances, went viral—and to my utter delight, was picked up by Forbes and xoJane, which I discovered in the bewitching hours earlier this morning. Based on the responses I’ve received from friends and strangers alike, a lot of people can relate, which is the best part of all. 

Mortified – August 23, 2013


From Mortified:

Hailed as a “cultural phenomenon” by NewsWeek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, The Onion AV Club & Entertainment WeeklyMortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors — in front of total strangers.

Wow! Shaming oneself with dark, embarrassing secrets in front of total strangers? Where do I sign up?

(Too late.)

Catch me at Mortified Boston on Friday, August 23 at 8 PM. Tickets ($15) are available here—and yes, it’s likely to sell out.

Let’s Go Out at – Recent posts

For your reading pleasure, here’s the latest batch of posts from Let’s Go Out, my dating blog/column.

How do you know if you’re on a “date,” anyway?

Expert offers personal safety tips

Calling all modern-day flirts!

Are you dating a man child?

Do you Google your dates?

Just say ‘No’ to pickup artists

Going out in another city? 

Urban oases

Going out, walking home

Got game? Expert tips for connecting after dark