Done With Being Single – Experts Reveal Secrets To Finding & Keeping Love Interview with Kavita Patel September 2012 New York City PATEL: So, you wrote this beautiful article for Elle magazine called the Guinea Pig of Love: Lessons Learned and please [directs to viewer] check that out, Google it, read it. For me, this moment is a long time coming, a process that started when I was twenty-one years old, a junior at Georgetown, when I made the choice that would change the rest of my life: to write a column about dating.[To Julia] So, you have been dating for a decade, can you tell us a little about that? I had my first date when I was fourteen and I am thirty-one now — so, that’s a lot [read more...] GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: LESSONS LEARNED ELLE AUGUST 7, 2012 BY JULIA ALLISON And so my chapter as a Guinea Pig of Love comes to a close. They say you teach what you yourself need to learn.

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It is not your conventional first date, but I’m not your conventional girl. Why do some people appreciate opera and others get off on NASCAR? [read more...] GUINEA PIG OF LOVE EXPERIMENT #3: THE WITCHES ELLE JULY 11, 2012 BY JULIA ALLISON As it turns out, I’m the kind of girl who believes in witches.

When I first started this series, in a last-ditch attempt to reverse 15 years of Titanic-like relationship patterns, I promised myself I would avoid the advice-givers I had hoovered into my brain for years (No more “He’s Just Not That Into You” or “The Rules”), as clearly – that s–t hasn’t worked – and instead consult with unorthodox experts. I [read more...] GUINEA PIG OF LOVE EXPERIMENT #2: THE LOVE COACH ELLE JULY 3, 2012 BY JULIA ALLISON I’m on a first date with a fellow named William, and I don’t feel like myself.


I’m not laughing, I’m not leaning forward eagerly, I’m not lobbing question after question at him like an overzealous headhunter.

My love coach, Annie Lalla, has told me to stop with all that already, and along with it, get rid of the deference, the modesty (both real and false), the praise, and the stock conversation topics. Pretty much everything I do – [read more...] GUINEA PIG OF LOVE EXPERIMENT #1: THE TAROT CARD READER ELLE JUNE 25, 2012 BY JULIA ALLISON “Clairvoyant … accurate” reads the ellipsis laden epithet on tarot card reader Jackie Turner’s no-frills website.

Julia Allison, the local girl and most famous of the trio, is late.

“She’s fucking her boyfriend,” Laurent quips, and Morse smacks her with a giggle.

Suddenly Laurent realizes her dress isn’t properly fastened. Up, down, [read more...] GUINEA PIG OF LOVE EXPERIMENT #4: MIND ARCHITECT ELLE JULY 17, 2012 BY JULIA ALLISON “PROMMMM!

Asking Morse to zip her up, she ad-libs, “No, I’m the one [read more...] GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: THE PLEASURE CAMP ELLE JULY 23, 2012 BY JULIA ALLISON I grew up going to camp: sailing camp, ballet camp, Canadian canoe camp, even debate camp. I’m on the floor, cross-legged on a yoga mat, surrounded by 35 other women, mostly a decade to three older that me, listening to a very beautiful, very dynamic blonde in a tight red bandage minidress tell me to visualize straddling a horse. ” I’m in a twelve-year-old powder blue strapless floor-length tulle prom dress, screaming out of the sunroof a stretch limo with an enthusiastic but somewhat perplexed man in a gray tuxedo with matching blue cummerbund. Why do some people love bowling, and others enjoy ant farms?