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Cognoscenti: Self-Discovery Through Online Dating

A couple picnicking on the Charles River. (Chris Devers/Flickr)

A couple picnicking on the Charles River. (Chris Devers/Flickr)

Cambridge writer and editor Molly Birnbaum turned to online dating five months ago after coming out of a long term relationship. She says that she discovered someone very unexpected in the process: herself.



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  • Sdowers

    I just listened to this, and Molly seems like she has a good head on her shoulders. She’s discovering who she is, and the people she’s in a relationship, builds upon that. As with my life experience as well, I wouldn’t be who am today w/o those relationships. 

    I also found, that when I wasn’t “looking”, when I was content with myself and my own being, that’s when I found like-minded people and I was more engaged with them. I think “alone time” is VERY important, watching, accessing is necessary, to become a more grounded person. Best of luck Molly!

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