Judy McGuire

8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Listen To Song Lyrics For Help With Your Love Life

Musicians may have more sex than your average bear, but as the bad advice covered in these lyrics show, they may not always know what they’re talking about. The following are some egregious examples of misguided advice.
By: Judy McGuire / June 4, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 5 Online Dating Types To Avoid

Your passive-aggressive aunt bought you a Match.com subscription for Christmas. While your first impulse was to hit her with a brick, you’ve always been curious about online dating. “What the heck?” you figure. “I’ll write an ad and take a look around.” But when you’re on your own in virtual reality, the search for computer-generated…
By: Judy McGuire / December 30, 2011

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Kiss

Locking lips. Making out. Smooching. Kissing. It sounds so pleasant and easy, yet do a little research and you’ll soon discover that while everyone may be doing it, few are doing it well. For your edification, I have rounded up the different varieties of bad kissers and broken them down by the traits they share…
By: Judy McGuire / December 26, 2011

Let Me Write Your Online Dating Profile!

After spending more than a decade writing about relationships and yacking about them on the radio, I've decided to try and make money doing something I've been doing for friends for years: writing and editing online dating profiles!
By: Judy McGuire / November 12, 2011

How To Avoid Having An Awful Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a minefield. Whether you’re single or hooked-up the potential for misery is high because, much like New Year’s Eve, it rarely lives up to its reputation.
By: Judy McGuire / February 4, 2011

No Strings Attached: How Not To Be A Friend With Benefits

There are times in every woman's life where her body wants either what her heart can't handle or her brain knows better. You know the drill — you want a man, but not a relationship. Or, more to the point, you want some loving, but don't want any complications. All the booty; none of the…
By: Judy McGuire / January 24, 2011

Family Affairs: How Not To Handle The Holiday Meet & Greet

There comes a time in every free-wheeling, fun-having relationship where a lady has to suck it up, buckle down and meet the people who spawned her beloved. Nine times out of ten, this happens around the holidays, and there is almost always a festive meal involved. The most wonderful time of the year? Yeah, right.
By: Judy McGuire / December 24, 2010

3 Dating Resolutions NOT To Make (Plus One You Should!)

Do you know anyone who keeps their New Year’s resolutions? Or even remembers them after January 15? I sure don’t. Most of us vow to lose weight, quit drinking, or cut up those credit cards. But some of us make relationship-related resolutions, and that’s what we’re here to talk about. After the jump are four…
By: Judy McGuire / December 22, 2010

Girl Talk: Should We Ask Victims Of Domestic Violence Why They Stayed?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With that in mind, we're reposting this article from Judy McGuire which originally ran in July 2009. Yesterday, two of the other lady blogs wrestled over the politics of asking victims of domestic violence why they stayed with their abusers. Are you a bad feminist if you ask someone—say,…
By: Judy McGuire / October 26, 2010

Girl Talk: How To Avoid Dating An Abusive Freak

The first thing anyone asks a battered woman is: “Why did you put up with that?” Domestic violence is the only crime I can think of—well, besides rape—where the victim is treated as complicit in her own abuse. This is why I rarely talk about my two-year relationship with a batterer. I wasn’t a housewife…
By: Judy McGuire / October 25, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Kristen Schaal & Rich Blomquist On “The Sexy Book Of Sexy Sex”

Maybe you know Kristen Schaal from “The Daily Show,” or her role as stalker Mel on "Flight of the Conchords," or from small roles in about a dozen different movies. And while you probably don’t know his face, if you’re a "Daily Show" viewer, you’ve heard Jon Stewart deliver Rich Blomquist’s jokes, because he work…
By: Judy McGuire / August 10, 2010

It’s Time To Ditch Your Type!

The archetypal man of my dreams is tall, emaciated, pale, big-nosed, pock-marked, and bears a striking resemblance to Nick Cave or Pete Doherty (minus the scabs). This ideal reads constantly (when he’s not busy brooding), is brutally sarcastic, and wears a lot of black. I don’t know what he does for a living because i…
By: Judy McGuire / July 30, 2010

Dating Don’ts: What Not To Do When You Meet Your Ex’s New Girlfriend

Unless one of you moved to the other side of the planet (or died), chances are, you will, at some point in time, cross paths with someone who broke your heart. Then, as if seeing him in the flesh weren’t unpleasant enough, there’s always a chance that he won’t be alone. But maybe you were…
By: Judy McGuire / July 23, 2010

How Not To Pick Up A Guy At A Party

Of all the places where you could possibly pick up a guy, a party is a pretty safe bet. After all, presumably all the guests have been vetted, and if anyone seems interesting, you can get the 411 without even Googling. Asking the host about their friend may be old-school, but it’s also effective. After…
By: Judy McGuire / July 16, 2010

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Mesh Your Friends With His

You’ve met his friends; he’s met yours. Now it’s time to add fruity cocktails and mix. Short of introducing your parents to his, combining your two sets of friends—especially if they exist in very different worlds—is one of the most nerve-wracking milestones in a relationship. And since summertime is party time, it’s probably going to…
By: Judy McGuire / July 12, 2010

I Have Melanoma

A couple months ago, after returning from a vacation in Puerto Rico, I noticed a little mole on my left ankle. I didn’t even realize it was a mole at first, because I don’t really have any others—I thought it was a shaving cut. But when it didn't go away after a week or so,…
By: Judy McGuire / July 7, 2010

Should You Treat Your Man Like You Do Your Dog?

I had no sooner finished dry-heaving over my friend’s tale of the ordeal involved in getting her dog’s anal glands expressed, when I stumbled upon yet another article—written by a psychologist named Dr. Suzanne Phillps, Psy.D—extolling the benefits of treating your partner as you do your pet. I understand that it’s hard to…
By: Judy McGuire / June 25, 2010

Are You In Lust Or Love?

Sometimes I'm thinking that I love you/But I know it's only lust. —Gang of Four Think about it—they’re both four-letter words, both start with the letter “L,” and both can cause us to completely lose our freakin’ minds ... it’s no wonder we get lust confused with love. But despite their similarities, love and lust…
By: Judy McGuire / June 18, 2010

Porn Star James Deen On What Makes A Woman “Good In Bed”

Whether you’ve known him for 15 years or 15 minutes (naughty!), the first time you sleep with a new partner can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. Though jitters can add to the thrill, they can also psych you out. I mean, you’re getting naked in front of a new person! One who’s presumably never see…
By: Judy McGuire / June 14, 2010

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