The Do’s and Don’ts of Ballpark Dates

Now more than ever there are plenty of great date ideas floating around out there. Whether it’s a street festival, a wine tasting, or just something as simple as dinner and a movie there’s a fine art to making things flow smoothly. And one of our personal favorite dates, the ol’ ball-game, is no exception. […]

Couples’ Season Begins Today

For most people there are four seasons in the year. For the chronically single among us, especially those of us over 30, there are only two seasons: Dating Season and Couples’ Season. Today, the day after Halloween, is the official beginning of Couples’ Season. It’s the time of year when all of your involved friends […]

Love in the Age of Passive Dating

So no more Republican. That was fun while it lasted but we split amicably and mutually after just a few months, which leaves your Chop in a frustrating and absurd position: the state of Passive Dating. For most of our life we believed Passive Dating was a fiction- a made up thing that people referred […]

The Chop Goes on a Date With a Republican

Yes friends, today is a most unusual day in the saga that is the life of the Chop. It’s the day that we, being of sound mind and body and with a full awareness of the world around us and the possible repercussions have willingly agreed to go on an actual date with a card-carrying […]

Avoiding the Freshman Sydrome

First things first… The first thing is that we’re happy to announce that this blog was recognized yesterday by the City Paper in their annual Best of Baltimore issue as being Baltimore’s Best Local Blog. The BoB award carries a lot of weight in this town, and most of your finer local establishments display one […]