Category: Dating and Relationships

Valentine's Day Sucks (As Usual)

Valentine's Day Sucks (As Usual)
Today is D-Day. Whether you’re single, in a relationship or in the purgatory that is somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day can be hell. If you’re single, seeing all the fucking teddy bears, flowers, chocolates, couples dressed up for their dinner reservations feels like a serious slap in the face. If you’re in a relationship, all... Read more »

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Anger Gingers

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Anger Gingers
My heart is rarely crushed by a celebrity. In general, I know they are celebrities — real people, out there in the abyss somewhere, with real people problems and quirks et al, except probably made thousands of times worse by the bastardization that is fame. It always strikes me as incredibly odd when people say... Read more »

The No Eye Makeup Experiment

The No Eye Makeup Experiment
Recently, I wrote about experimenting with going eye makeup-free. I’ve been tired of putting makeup on my eyes in the morning and spending far too much time and energy (and money) wiping it off at night. I’ve learned to love the look of someone with pale eyebrows and eyelashes wearing nothing but (usually bright) lipstick.... Read more »
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Do Men Like Makeup on Redheads?

Do Men Like Makeup on Redheads?
If you’ve been reading this blog lately, you know that I’ve been practicing going sans makeup, save for lipstick. In my last post, I described a man I’d been chatting with on Happn, and how he told me he had a redhead fetish because us lack-of-melaniners tend to look more natural in our overdone makeup... Read more »

Exotic Redheads: Offensive?

Exotic Redheads: Offensive?
Growing up outside of Milwaukee, in a town with mostly descendants of German immigrants and then later attending school with mostly Scandinavian descendants, I stood out with my red hair but not overly so. I shared my paleness and blue eyes with at least half of the population. My best friends always had blonde hair,... Read more »

Ginger Phile No. 29

Ginger Phile No. 29
Last spring/summer, I dated a man who seemed to think I was the one. I was skeptical of his advances but agreed that something about us together just seemed right. We felt really comfortable with each other. He was sweet and nerdy and cute but not too nerdy. We laughed at the same things. We... Read more »
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Do Compliments On Your Red Hair Bother You?

Do Compliments On Your Red Hair Bother You?
Last night, I told some friends about my crazy experience dating a soon-to-be imprisoned convicted felon. When I mentioned the stranger who cornered me as soon as he saw that my date wasn’t looking and told me my hair was “so gorgeous”, my friend asked if it bothered me when people tell me that. It... Read more »

Redheads Attract Crazies -- More Evidence

Redheads Attract Crazies -- More Evidence
I have this theory that redheads attract crazy guys (and probably women too.) Of everyone I know, I have more stories about interactions with crazy people and situations than anything else. And that seems true for other redheads as well… maybe. And last night, my theory was further proven. I went on a date with... Read more »

Is This Redhead Stereotype True?

Is This Redhead Stereotype True?
Red on the Head Means Fire in the Bed. Have you heard that one before? Based on some um…unscientific research I’ve done, for um…science…I’m going to agree with that statement. Comparing redheads I know to non-redheads, the redheads do, in fact, seem to have more of a zest and desire for sex and get more... Read more »
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Redheads Dating Other Redheads

Redheads Dating Other Redheads
Apparently fear of a ginger’s wrath is real, because the guy I was seeing (not ginger) … broke up with me. Via text message. He always teased me for being a vampire, but I think his jokes were a crutch for his fear of my fangs. And he was right to be afraid. Very afraid.... Read more »
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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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