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Dating Don’ts: How To Make Sure Your Apartment Isn’t A Boner Killer

You know how experts claim that most couples fight over sex or money? Not in my tiny apartment, which I share with a 6’5″ dude and two cats. What we…

Judy McGuire | February 4, 2010 - 3:00 pm

How To Date Like A Dude

The other day I was on the phone with a girlfriend, dissecting an argument she’d just had with her man, when it occurred to me that though I’m certain her…

Judy McGuire | January 28, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Dating Don’ts: The Do-Not-Date List

Common knowledge of the dating variety dictates that unless you’re looking for heartache, you should stay away from musicians and bartenders.* While, yes, within every stereotype there is a grain…

Judy McGuire | January 21, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: First Date Fashion Faux Pas

First dates are always nerve-wracking—that’s a given. So many questions! Where will we go? What if I’m gassy? Should I let him pay or should I offer to split the…

Judy McGuire | January 14, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Girl Talk: Have You Experienced Secondhand Heartbreak?

A couple months ago I discovered that the husband half of a couple I’ve known for years was leaving his wife for one of his grad students. I was shocked.

Judy McGuire | January 7, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Dating Don’ts: A Celebrity Primer

The New Year is a time for taking stock, a time for looking back and learning as well as looking ahead towards a richer future, secure in knowing that the…

Judy McGuire | December 31, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Sometimes It Really Is Better To Give …

Have you seen that Target commercial where the guy gives his date a beautiful necklace, only to have the woman look kind of uncomfortable and announce that she didn’t think…

Judy McGuire | December 24, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Flirt

Before she met her fiancé, my friend Michelle was the biggest flirt on the Eastern Seaboard. If she spotted a guy she wanted to talk to, she’d walk right up,…

Judy McGuire | December 17, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Would You Outsource Your Love Life To A Virtual Assistant?

I am a huge fan of online dating. I met my long-term boyfriend on Nerve.com and the majority of the weddings I’ve been to over the past few years have…

Judy McGuire | December 10, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Handle Envy

Out of all the seven deadly sins, Envy is probably the least attractive (with Gluttony hot on its heels). Lust, Greed, and Pride have practically become virtues in modern times…

Judy McGuire | December 3, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Lived With A Hoarder

Have you been watching “Hoarders” on A&E? If you’re unfamiliar, each episode documents the lives of two of the estimated three million Americans who are so compulsive about accumulating crap…

Judy McGuire | December 3, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Ex-orcise Him From Your Life

In the classic scary flick “The Exorcist,” when young Regan McNeil’s mom wanted to banish the devil from inside her daughter, she had to call in the God Squad. The…

Judy McGuire | November 26, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: The Ex Boyfriend Run-In

Last night I was thrown for a loop when I ran into a long-ago ex at a party that he had no business (that I could fathom) attending. I was…

Judy McGuire | November 19, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Dealing With Holiday Hell

I realize it might seem a little early to start talking about the holidays, but as my local drugstore pulled out the tinsel and Santa hats before they’d even had…

Judy McGuire | November 12, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Deal With Coworker Romance-Gone-Wrong Drama

I guess I’ve been lucky in my romantic dealings with coworkers; one turned into a long-term relationship that outlasted the job and the other two were just pleasant dalliances that…

Judy McGuire | November 5, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: What You Should Know If You Insist On Being The Other Woman

Like the David Letterman Debacle wasn’t bad enough, now we have the story of Steve Phillips, the ESPN analyst, who had an affair with a 22-year-old coworker. Unfortunately for the…

Judy McGuire | October 29, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: In Defense Of Snooping

I used to be one of those self-righteous types who declared I’d sooner break up with a man than stoop to snoop. This stance wasn’t because I was noble or…

Judy McGuire | October 22, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: 5 Friends You Don’t Need

Who was the first person you called the day your ex dumped you? Or that time you found a weird bump on that very private body part? Or the day…

Judy McGuire | October 15, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Why You’re Still Single

I’ve been writing relationship advice for nearly ten years now and the number-one question I get asked—by readers and friends alike—isn’t anything filthy or even fun. It is: “How come…

Judy McGuire | October 8, 2009 - 1:59 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Avoid Becoming That Annoying Coupled-Up Person

The two of you are inseparable. You’re every romantic comedy cliché come to life. He’s the cream in your coffee. The Jim to your Pam—not that you even remember who…

Judy McGuire | October 1, 2009 - 1:00 pm