While there are still a few days left in 2010, 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 2010—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 2010. Here’s what our leading lady Amelia wrote this past year.
Girl Talk: What The Hell Is Happening To 30-Something Guys? “If every time I met a cute, funny, smart, nice, emotionally stable, 30-something man with a girlfriend an angel exploded into a fireball and someone gave me a nickel, I would have enough money to buy a fancy angel graveyard with marble headstones. That is how frequent—and how tragic—this experience has become.”
10 Things We’ve Learned About Men From Having One-Night Stands ”1. Don’t Expect a Callback: If you get down on the first date, all bets are off. You can’t hit and run and expect a dude to call you the next day. Otherwise, you may end up heartbroken. And who’s to blame? You.”
25 Signs You’re Not Actually Dating “Remember when you were in high school and college and dating really just meant “hanging out”? Once you reach a certain age—ahem, 21, when you can legally go out to a restaurant and order a bottle of wine—the definition of dating becomes much, much simpler. In order to be dating someone, you need to be going out on dates, among other things. After the jump, 25 signs you’re not actually dating.”
Girl Talk: The Two-Night Stand“Lucky for me, we did meet up for a second go at it, and the experience was just like the first—friendly, super hot, and coccyx bruising. He slept over, we spooned, chatted in the morning, and then he was off. I figured a third time was inevitable—why wouldn’t it be?—but I never heard from him again.
Since Elliot, I’ve had similar interactions with two other guys—hang out, hump, hang out again, hump again, and then POOF. When I expressed my annoyance over this pattern to a girl friend, she kind of laughed and said, ‘Oh Amelia. You’ve been two-night standed.’
The 10 Types Of Emotional Cripples “Let’s face it — we’ve all got issues and sometimes need multiple attempts to surmount emotional obstacles. But some of us are better at dealing with them than others and, we would argue, women are better at working through emotional problems than men. In the last few years of dating, we’ve come across 10 types of guys we call “emotional cripples,” guys who may otherwise be awesome, but for some reason or another are stuck in emotional wheelchairs and the women in their lives are put in the position of either pushing them around or yelling “Get up and walk!” before heading out the door. Usually, these emotional ailments aren’t obvious right away — in the first few weeks and months of dating, as our best selves are presented, we’ve found ourselves thinking, Finally, a guy who isn’t crippled emotionally!But at some point, the curtain is pulled back just like in the “Wizard of Oz” and, yup, there’s the f**king wheelchair again.”
Girl Talk: I Want To Be Told I’m Beautiful “Sometimes when I look in the mirror at the person looking back at me, I see ‘pretty,’ but then my memory of just how not ‘pretty’ I was comes back crystal clear and I find it impossible that what I’m seeing in the mirror is reality.”
Quiz: Can You Name The Celebrity Camel Toe? “There is no greater challenge to female celebrity-dom than the inevitable moment of camel toeexposure. Sure, we may walk around rocking the camel toe in our yoga pants, but there’s not a pack of paparazzi documenting the sight of our crotch goods overexposed. You may think you know everything about your favorite celebrity — but can you identify them by their camel toe alone? Find out with our name that celebrity camel toe quiz.”
Fearlessly Fit: Discovering My Inner Hip-Hop Swag “I’ve taken all types of dance classes over the years — ballet, jazz, tap, modern, even flamenco — but the one type I haven’t tried is hip-hop. To be direct, I’ve been intimidated. Hip-hop dance is cool and I have not ever in my life felt cool. For the second video in The Frisky’s “Fearlessly Fit”series, I decided to face my fear of hip-hop and embarked on my first class at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Keep clicking to read more about my experience and to see some photos.”
Girl Talk: How I Ended Up Falling In A Lake At My Best Friend’s Wedding “That lake had seemed so picturesque during the ceremony and dinner, when the sun was still up. Now, this body of water was soaking my dress and absolutely destroying my self-respect.”
30 Annoying Things Men Assume About Women “I’ll admit it’s hard to complain when a waiter automatically puts the check in front of your date or when “women and children” are evacuated first from a sinking ship. But sometimes it gets really annoying when men assume certain things about women just because we’re women. Sure, these assumptions may apply to some of us, but not the entire gender, across the board. Here are 30 annoying things that men assume about women — they came to mind instantly, because we’re complain-y like that.”