Chiara Atik

5 Dating “Sharks” To Avoid Falling Prey To

Shark Week is back! But how well-versed are you in the landsharks who live and date in cities, just like people? Don't stay out of the water, kids; just be vigilant. Here are five dating "sharks" to avoid falling prey to.
By: Chiara Atik / August 15, 2012

12 Reasons No Man Will Ever Live Up To Gilbert Blythe From “Anne Of Green Gables”

Do you remember being 10 years old, reading or watching “Anne of Green Gables” for the first time, and trying to figure out which of the boys in your class was destined to be your Gilbert Blythe? And then experiencing your first taste of romantic disappointment upon realizing that the Teva-wearing, "Rocko’s Modern Life"-watching squirts who surrounded…
By: Chiara Atik / June 14, 2012

The 8 Degrees Of Singlehood

"So ... are you single?” It’s a question we expect people to have one of two answers to: Yes, or no. You’re either single or you’re not. But what about all the various degrees of singlehood? Some single people I know haven’t been on a date in years; others are on a date every night; still…
By: Chiara Atik / May 18, 2012

Oh Good, Someone Wrote A Classification Of Women Based On Ethnic Backgrounds

Sometimes I get worried that we’re progressing too quickly re: women’s rights and race in this country, so it was with some relief that I saw the press release for the Field Guide to Chicks of the United States, which apparently offers “amusing insights into the most distinctive physical characteristics, vocalizations, behavioral tendencies and mating habits of…
By: Chiara Atik / May 8, 2012

The Dangers Of Dating Someone You Feel “Meh” About

You know when your friend gets a boyfriend, and for whatever reason, you know it’s not a good idea and that it’s not going to work out? And you say “I dunno, I feel like it’s not a good idea, and that it’s not going to work out…” But your friend is stubborn, so obviously they…
By: Chiara Atik / April 3, 2012

What’s Your “Mad Men” Dating Style?

We all like to think we’re a Don or a Joan, but which "Mad Men" character truly represents your dating style? In honor "Mad Men"'s much-anticipated season five premiere this Sunday, we'll help you find out...
By: Chiara Atik / March 21, 2012

Fifty Shades: The “Mommy Porn” Book That’s Sweeping The Suburbs

What are moms reading in the carpool lane these days? Well, it’s not The Help. It’s a new trilogy called Fifty Shades, it’s notorious for its sex scenes, and it seems like every mother with a blog account is raving about it… “In case you’re wondering why every suburban housewife from Philadelphia to Connecticut has bee…
By: Chiara Atik / March 4, 2012

What’s In A One-Night Stand Gift Bag?

The New York Post is reporting that whenever Derek Jeter has a one-night stand, he keeps a car on call, ready to take the woman home, and stocks it with "a basket of signed memorabilia" to ... remember him by? I think I'd be horrified if I slept with someone and they sent me home with…
By: Chiara Atik / December 14, 2011

15 Signs There’s Going To Be A Second Date

We aren't psychic: there's no absolute way to predict whether a first date will lead to a second. But if any of the following things happen on your date, the chances of seeing each other again are pretty good...
By: Chiara Atik / November 3, 2011

The 9 Most Annoying Things To Say To A Single Person

The good thing about being single is that people are usually pretty willing to talk about your romantic life, because, let's face it, it's probably more entertaining than that of your seriously coupled-up friends. The bad news? Sometimes, people will want to talk about your love life regardless of whether or not you're in the…
By: Chiara Atik / October 14, 2011

The 12 Men & Women Who Won’t Make You Happy

Ladies, if you ever start to date a guy who fits one of the descriptions in this slideshow, be wary: these six guys come with baggage. But wouldn't you know it, women aren't always gentler when it comes to relationship heartbreak, so we've thrown in six types of women who won't make dudes happy either.
By: Chiara Atik / September 27, 2011

Vocab Lessons: What Is “Fat Sex”?

Have you ever experienced "fat sex"? Kirstie Alley has. The actress, who recently lost 100 pounds, admitted she didn't exactly lose weight for health reasons. "I didn't like the way I looked, and I didn't want to have fat sex!" She told People magazine in an interview. Fat sex? Is that just sex…
By: Chiara Atik / September 22, 2011

10 “Firsts” On The Way From Casual Dating To A Serious Relationship

1. The First Time You Don't Schedule Weekend Plans That seamless transition between having to wait until Wednesday to ask "What are you up to this weekend?", and having it be a given that you two are going to hang out.
By: Chiara Atik / August 26, 2011

The Hierarchy Of Date Nights: What Each Night Of The Week Means

Is your date scheduled for a Tuesday or a Thursday? It makes a difference, you know! Read below to see what the night of the week says about your date.
By: Chiara Atik / August 4, 2011

The Seemingly Harmless Question You Should Stop Asking Single People

One of the more difficult parts of being single is having to field comments and questions from friends and family members who are inexplicably invested in your dating life. One innocuous question in particular can be hurtful, no matter how well-intentioned. A friend recently vented to me about her personal pet peeve: she hates whe…
By: Chiara Atik / May 19, 2011