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5 Updates On “Girly Cocktails” & Where to Enjoy Them

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not here to try and make you like Negronis. This list is inspired by my last year of making drinks for Jessie Wakeman: Frisky writer, girly drinker par excellence, and my wife. I like mixing cocktails and I’ve always kept my home bar as well-stocked as money allowed. But…

By: Kale Bogdanovs / June 27, 2014

6 Tips For Dating In The Big City: A Guide For Newcomers

When you come from a small town, or from the peaceful, leafy suburbs of Bumblefuck, Western Australia (like I did), dating in  any big, cosmopolitan city can be a strange and troubling experience. It can also be a lot of fun. Here are my six rules for getting the most out of dating in i…

By: Kale Bogdanovs / May 2, 2014

An Imagined Conversation Between Researchers Who Studied How Attractive Women Are When They Wear Makeup

A study by researchers in Bangor University and Aberdeen University surveyed 44 students and reported that subjects found women with makeup less attractive than the same women without makeup. They actually proved this with numbers. Numbers! Look, Mom, I scienced! The study was published by the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and picked up yesterday

By: Kale Bogdanovs / May 1, 2014

Guy Talk: Sex Isn’t A Commodity That Women Exchange

"How do women decide to begin a sexual relationship? Pricing!" The above video showed up in my Facebook feed the other night. It’s from a purported think tank, the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture, which is actually a Christian think tank/advocacy group. The video claims to be a scientific look at…

By: Kale Bogdanovs / February 28, 2014

Guy Talk: A Brief Explanation Of Why Men In Relationships Still Like To Flirt

"I don’t think you’d make a very good 'Bachelor,'" Jessie says to me, halfway through the second episode of the current season. ("The Bachelor" is appointment snuggle viewing in our marriage.) For some reason, it really bristles me. "What, you don’t think I could show a couple dozen ladies a good time?" I remember asking.

By: Kale Bogdanovs / February 18, 2014

Guy Talk: 7 Songs I Refuse To Listen To During Sex

I remember the first time I went back to Jessie’s apartment after a pretty awesome date. Like most first times, I felt excited and more than a little nervous. I already knew I liked her more than anyone I’d met in a long time, so the stakes were high. Also, we’d both eaten more cheese…

By: Kale Bogdanovs / January 28, 2014