Successful interpersonal relationships are the key ingredient to a happier, healthier life. I really believe that. I’ve been writing about sex and relationships since 2005 because I want to connect people with good friends, families, coworkers, and lovers … and, when necessary, tell you how to get the fuck away from those people if they’re unhealthy or don’t have your best interests at heart. You deserve the best.

Click to read online version of the column.

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I’m a sex columnist for METRO, a daily newspaper for “young and ambitious professionals” reaching 17 million readers in 19 countries sprinkled throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Read my column syndicated in the New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston editions every other Thursday. If you didn’t get a chance to grab a recent copy from the newsstands, read the online version. Do’s and Don’ts of hooking up. NOTE: There’s a $150 gift certificate offer from Discover Outdoors.

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My column was about how to pick up strangers in public places without looking like an ass. So, it’s a nice coupling: Go on trip; meet new people. I’m not on Discover Outdoors payroll nor do I get any cash, perks, or anything else for writing about them. Nor do I receive or have any influence over the entries. I just really love this idea of getting out there and getting some action, literally and figuratively. I hope a FUNKY BROWN CHICK® reader gets the $150 up for grabs; hence, I’m giving you a heads up in case you missed it. Lovers, send them your stories!!