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Simone Katerine

Writer, Blogger and Columnist

Simone Katerine is a writer, blogger and Nationally syndicated sex & relationship columnist. She's the author behind the cheeky and irreverent blog Skinny Dipand the editor & social media manager at the award winning blog No Strings Attached. When she’s not writing about everything to do with sex, dating and relationships, she loves to wander around her town with a large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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5 Tips For Safely Buying And Selling Items Online

As a single woman living in an increasingly pricey city, buying used is a great way to get like-new items at a fraction of the cost. However, the used economy still presents an element of risk. I've definitely encountered my share of creepy situations in the past. (Case and point: the strange man I interacted with on Craigslist who seemed more interested in "getting to know me" than purchasing my old couch.) No sale is worth compromising your personal safety. Here's a few safety tips to follow when buying and selling online.
04/11/2017 01:49 EDT
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What It's Like To Live (And Date) At Home In Your 30s

As of 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living in their parents' home than with a spouse or partner in their own household. According to their research, this turn of events is fueled primarily by the dramatic drop in millennials who are choosing to settle down romantically before age 35, but also by larger economic issues.
02/14/2017 06:15 EST
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How To Create The Perfect Reading Nook

Taking time to slow down and treat myself to new stories, perspectives and ideas, feels incredible. As someone with a naturally anxious mind, reading is my go-to reset button. Whenever things get foggy in my brain, I can always focus on someone else's words for a few minutes. Re-set. Repeat.
09/09/2016 11:17 EDT
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Decorating When Your Bedroom Is Your Office

As a sex and relationship writer, people joke that my bedroom is my office. But now it's literally true. I've read that you should never sleep in the same room as where you work. But, as many of us embrace small space living and unconventional adult living arrangements, the bedroom/office has become the new normal.
03/22/2016 01:11 EDT
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Looking For Love? The Car You Drive Could Hold The Key

According to a new study, when it comes to your romantic desirability, your choice in vehicle doesn't matter -- at least not in the way that you'd think. As it turns out, breaking the bank on an exotic car won't increase your chances of being lucky in love, as the majority of Canadians (51 per cent) find mainstream brands, such as Ford and Toyota, most attractive for a potential mate to drive -- even over luxury and exotic cars.
02/16/2016 01:11 EST
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5 Ways Men Can Make Their Apartments Sexy

There is no bigger disappointment than meeting a sexy and charming man, only to discover when you go home with him that his apartment looks like the set of the movie Half Baked. So, whether you're looking for love or maybe just hoping to have more casual sex this spring, here are a few tips to make your abode more sexy and appealing.
05/04/2014 10:12 EDT
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10 Things I've Learned About Love From 'How I Met Your Mother'

It's no secret that I love How I Met Your Mother -- in fact, rarely a day has gone by over the past nine years when I haven't quoted or referred to the show in conversation. There's just so much about life, love and friendship that HIMYM just gets. So, before we say goodbye, here are a few of my favourite lessons about life and love from Ted, Robin, Lily, Marshall, Barney and the gang.
03/31/2014 12:21 EDT
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On Being 30 and Learning to Say "No"

In my 20s, I feel like I just let life happen to me. I said "yes" to so many things that I felt like I was Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole towards whatever new self-created chaos awaited me. Eventually I learned that being alone felt so much better than having to deal with the fallout of my bad choices.
01/27/2012 04:22 EST