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Thursday 7 August 2014
Life

love life: the booty call

Camilla Patini
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  Upon the genesis of this column, I expressed my hesitance about writing a column of this sort. I was afraid my metaphorical pen would reveal too much about me or disclose secrets too dangerous to give away. Disclose too much indeed. I am afraid we have long since crossed that line and are now…
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Featured Life

to help or tinder: how apps are changing the way we date

Adriana Barro
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I’ve never been one for casual dating. I went to a Catholic, all-girls school for God’s sake. Boys were scary and for a long time the only interaction I had with the male species was being unwillingly squished up against them on the 3.39pm train all the way home.  Save for a few close male…
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Monday 4 August 2014
Featured

how to date a feminist: a very serious guide

Emilie Bertsch
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I actually don’t know how to approach this topic seriously without turning to you with my  resting bitch face and saying something like, ‘Treat her like you would any other woman or human being.’ I should probably add that if you just be yourself, your inherent goodness/badness will come through to whoever has agreed to…
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Friday 25 July 2014
Life

love life: should you remain friends with an ex?

Camilla Patini
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I have been thinking about my former attachments – for want of a better word – and relationships, generally, in the past few weeks, which is the logical outcome of writing on the stuff.  Every fortnight, as the black mist of the writer’s deadline approaches, I ponder the relevance, the meaning, the point – whatevs…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Column Life

love life: “We accept the love we think we deserve”

Camilla Patini
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Love Life is Lip’s new fortnightly column for all things love, relationships, and getting along, brought to you by Camilla Patini.  I’ve heard that love is a disease, an extreme of feeling very much like madness. It blows in from some distant, tropical climate (I’m sure) and is infected by a germ of so deadly…
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Column Life

love life: Finding Mr or Mrs Right

Camilla Patini
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Join Camilla Patini for Lip’s fortnightly column on love, life and relationships!  It’s funny. Just the other day I was sitting at a bus stop, freezing my teats off in this wintry Canberra weather, when I overheard the giggly, excited chatter of a young woman in her mid-twenties behind me. She was, apparently, ‘head over…
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Thursday 12 June 2014
Culture Life

love life: how to deal with breakups

Camilla Patini
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Welcome to Camilla Patini’s new fortnightly column on all things love, life and relationships! So it’s over. He’s taken back the jumper he gave you, returned the books you lent him. From now on he is only to be referred to among your friends as He Who Should Not Be Named. He is just somebody…
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Monday 12 May 2014
Culture Opinion

thank god poor old george is finally engaged! oh wait…

Sarah McGhee
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Hearts are breaking all over the world as it was announced a few weeks ago that the charming, suave, internationally adored ladies-man that is George Clooney, got engaged. Since the announcement every magazine seems to be obsessively focused on who the lucky lady is, and how on earth she managed to hook the most eligible,…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Memoir

a separation

Sadaf Zekaria
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This was not the first time my father had expressed an opinion which had bothered me, but for some reason this particular incident has stayed in my mind over the last few months. I was watching the phenomenal 2011 film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi titled A Separation, which follows the lives of two startlingly…
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Wednesday 5 March 2014
Books

lip lit: suki

Lauren Strickland
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Suki, at first glance, seems to be about very little. The new novel from fabulist Suniti Namjoshi has a minuscule cast of characters: for most of the tale there’s just a narrator—the unnamed, author-analogue ‘S’—and a subject—S’s cat and the titular Suki. S is a writer of fables and poetry who spends her days scribbling…
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Sunday 15 December 2013
Culture Life Opinion Sexuality

love isn’t blind online: statistics show ethnicity is a barrier in internet dating

Sarah Iuliano
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Picture this: you’re into online dating and log on to check your profile. You have received a message of interest from a user from what you perceive to be a different ethnic background to your own. What do you do? While you, dear Lipster, may be inclined to see where things lead, internet dating services…
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Wednesday 27 November 2013
Books Sexuality

lip lit: just_a_girl

Margot McGovern
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Fourteen-year-old Layla is a 21st century Lolita, and like her antecedent, she’s not one to shy away from a man’s attention. She knows that all it takes is a gesture, a look, and she can have almost any man she wants. It makes her feel powerful, like she matters. But what she really wants is…
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Monday 11 November 2013
Culture Featured Life

sponsored post : how do you know when you’re ‘in a relationship’?

Zoya J. Patel
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(Image: Hojusaram) This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. It’s coming up to the two-year mark for my relationship with my boyfriend. Two years feels both very long, and very short. On one hand, I feel like we’ve been together forever and can’t…
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
Memoir

memoir: the threshold

Kirsti Whalen
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    In the last months of my mother’s life, I fell into the first blushes of what I thought, at the time, was love. Chris was nine years older than me, could fix cars and had a crooked nose that reminded me of breakages. The most romantic moment of my life, to date, is…
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