Alex Morales 

 MORALES IS A WRITER AND ADVENTURER. FROM HER ROOTS IN SAN DIEGO, TO HER MORE RECENT LIFE IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA IS HER HOME. SHE WRITES ABOUT LIFE AS A TWENTY-SOMETHING—FROM THE STRANGE WORLD OF ONLINE DATING, TO NAVIGATING THE INTERNET IN AN ALREADY ANXIOUS WORLD. NO MATTER HOW OUT THERE A MISADVENTURE MAY BE, ALEX LIKES DOING THINGS FOR THE STORY.

 
 
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what dating guys in bands taught me about myself

In the last five years, all of the guys I’ve dated have been in bands. This wasn’t intentional — it’s not like I opened a dating app or went to a show and thought to myself “Yes! That brooding guy in the corner wearing the hoodie, I’ll date him next.”.

 
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how i learned to manage my anxiety online and irl

"But it’s a new reality in my job managing social media. Being on the Internet has been a part of my life since my parents started getting those AOL disks in the mail back in the ’90s. But this is something else entirely —a reality that has prompted my anxiety to go through the roof."