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Why I Won't Tell You You're Pretty

After reading Lisa Bloom's "How to Talk to Little Girls," I put a lot of effort into steering my comments away from children's looks. But a recent article on Slate called "How to Talk to a Woman Without Saying 'Great Boots'" was a reminder that it's not just little girls who need to be told they're worth more than their big blue eyes and stylish attire.

How to Deal When You're "Undateable"

Dear Colette, I've been online dating for a few years now and I haven't had all that much luck. When I write to the men I'd like to know better, their replies are either nonexistent or downright mean. I know the reason that they do this: Men are visual, and I'm not all that much to look at. I know that. What is a woman like me to do?