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Divine Date Nights

For Valentine's or any time, locals help engineer the perfect outing

The Obama cachet goes a long way. Whether it's first lady Michelle's refreshing flair for fashion or Barack's global goodwill, the Obamas certainly have delivered the cool. This time of year, we're reminded of that in one very particular way: date night. Even gay D.C. has been treated to the magic of the first couple stepping out, with the Obamas hitting the chic Komi restaurant on 17th Street, in the midst of a bevy of gay venues, last May. As ... [Read]

Virtual Victims

Keeping hookups healthy by heeding a dose of common sense

Just like many of his million-plus users, Grindr founder and Chief Executive Joel Simkhai has met his share of men on his handy iPhone app. The 34-year-old launched Grindr in March 2009 as a way to meet other gay men. ''I would go to coffee shops, go to the gym, go places, and I would always see guys and wonder, 'How do I meet him?''' Simkhai says from his company's Southern California offices. With a plethora of technology options, it's ... [Read]

Picture Yourself

Those snaps might be fun, but a professional portrait puts your best face forward

You may recall the following scene from Sex and the City when it was still just a TV show. Samantha wants to capture her good looks photographically and, to that end, commissions a photographer. She knows exactly what she wants, throws off the robe, and props up one nude leg from the word ''go.'' It's full-frontal with no apologies. In the real world, most might prefer something a bit more subtle. But the intention is roughly the same. ''It helps ... [Read]

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