You’re wearing a “Nice Girls Don’t Pepper Spray” shirt? No. Just NO. [Sears.com]
Every week, there’s a news story that makes us go “RIHANNA, GIRL, NO.” It’s not a secret that the pop star’s personal life is worrisome. We knew about Rihanna’s father’s past physical abuse towards her mother during her childhood, but it turns out RiRi’s still flying first class on the Daddy Issues Express. In an interview with Heat magazine, her formerly-estranged dad Ronald Fenty shared his special, terrible brand of parenting. Keep reading »
I won’t even pretend to know what’s going on in this Adeen photoshoot starring gender-bending model Andrej Pejic and, uh, two other guys. On Adeen’s website they say Andrej’s hat is an ode to RuPaul who always says on his show that one must have “Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent.” Hmm, I don’t think that’s what most people are going to think when they see that word. [Styleite (NSFW URL and image)]
I understand why online dating gets a bad rap: it takes away the fun of the “meet-cute” and forces you to judge, based on very little information, whether you want to take risks with someone else’s neuroses and perversions. There have been online dates I’ve been on over the past four years, such as with the 9/11 conspiracy theorist, that I’ve hated, too.
But it’s also true that I found my boyfriend on an online dating site, too. Granted, we’ve only been an item for four months, so we’re not exactly Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson here. However, it wasn’t particularly arduous or awful finding each other and we fit pretty well. And from my last relationship to my current one, I actually dated exclusively two different guys for one month each that I met online, too. I’d like to think when it comes to this online dating thing, I’m doing something right!
Basically, I treated it like shopping. If you’re looking for a pair of black skinny jeans in a size 10, don’t go home with a denim skort. It might be sold in the same department … but it’s not really the same thing. So, for what they’re worth, here are my (obviously very heteronormative) strategies for the rest of you frustrated online daters: Keep reading »