Wendy’s Best Posts Of 2009

While there are still a few days left in 2009, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2009 — some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2009. First up: Wendy!

20 Things Every Woman Should Know Before She Gets Married

  1. Live by herself for at least a year.
  2. Live with someone else for at least a year.
  3. Recover from a broken heart.
  4. Have a vacation fling.
  5. Take a road trip with a group of girlfriends.
Dear Wendy: Do Beautiful People Only Date Beautiful People?

“If you want a “hot” date, you have to offer something that’s equally attractive. If you’re looking for a perfect 10, but you aren’t a perfect 10, you have to offer something that makes up for the difference and puts you in the same league.”

A Warning About Your Birth Control

“Ladies, I want this to be a warning to you: The formulas in Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo and the generic Tri-Lo Sprintec are not the same! The active ingredients may be similar — not the same, similar — but the inactive “filler” ingredients are different and it’s very possible that you, like me, may be allergic to whatever fillers are used in either pill.”

Fantasies We Hope Never Come True

“Being trampled by wild horses while wearing my favorite Frye ankle boots would be less painful than folding myself into unflattering naked yoga poses in front of my boyfriend. Can anyone imagine anything less sexy that the thought of sticking your bare ass in your boyfriend’s face while stretching into a naked downward dog? Besides, I’m done exercising for the day.”

How To Make Friends (And Keep ‘Em) Post College

“As someone who grew up on the move — I lived in 10 different homes in four different countries on three different continents before the age of 18 — my friend-making skills were constantly put to test. As a result, I learned some tips that have served me well as an adult well beyond college, when making friends was as easy as swinging a 6-pack within a 5-mile radius of campus.”

Beating The Clock: 30-Something Women Have Babies On The Brain

“Ask almost any childless women in her 30s to name five things that have been on her mind lately, and there’s a good chance she’ll mention her biological clock. It may not be the first thing she names — her career, the economy, saving for a house, her parents’ health, the health of her relationship, finishing her dissertation, fitting back into her skinny jeans, and finding someone to share her life with may be getting more of her attention. But for a vast majority of us, the idea of having kids is something we think about nearly as much, if not more, than almost everything else.”

15 Tips For Throwing A Low Budget Wedding

“The biggest cost-cutting tactic in planning a wedding is focusing on what you want, not what you think you should do, have, or wear. Just because every bridal magazine and your Great Aunt Sally say you have to have a $1,200 veil, doesn’t mean you do! In fact, you don’t have to have a veil at all.”

Googling Your Date: A Cautionary Tale

“Moral of the story: If you’re being set up on a blind date (online dating counts!), be sure to Google a person’s name AND email address before going out with him! “

Girl Talk: My Husband Paid Off My Loans, Now I Feel Indebted

“That, in the end, I had this modern-day version of a knight-in-shining armor come rescue me, the damsel in distress, is something that’s stirred a complicated mix of emotions in me, most prominent among them gratitude, but certainly a large dose of guilt and shame as well. “

Notes To Our Younger Selves

“Dear 16-year-old Wendy: Among the things you should embrace now while you can: your naturally red hair, clear skin, healthy joints, ability to eat french fries at every meal without gaining a pound, and an existence free from money, relationship, and health worries.”