Indeed, many find pleasure in solo dining (which can still lead to some action).
Once you find someone, you'd better have some good ideas for dates. Be careful: dating can lead to sex, so you might need some contraception. One thing that has changed significantly in the last five years is the number of dating resources available to the public.
Most native Californians have lived through a few big ones, and she will think you are silly if you freak out over a little tremor. She probably isn’t headed to the gym, and she didn’t just leave the gym.
This is California, 75 degrees year round, we ain’t got time for that! She probably went to high school with a celebrity, or at least takes a yoga class with one.
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(CNN) -- California, in an honest attempt to clarify communication about sexual consent in colleges and universities, has created just another way we can misunderstand each other.
Depending on what your style is, the right person could be anywhere.
Only the desperate can be found searching at meat markets or other random spots.
Editor's note: Pepper Schwartz is professor of sociology at the University of Washington and the author of many books, the latest of which is "The Normal Bar." She is the love and relationship ambassador for AARP and writes the Naked Truth column for
She is also a senior fellow at the Council on Contemporary Families, a nonprofit organization that gathers research on American families.
Here's where you can meet singles in Paradise, California.