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Dealbreaker: I Got Called A Bitch On A Virtual First Date

For basically all of my adult life, I did not “date” in the conventional sense. I can count on one hand the number of times I went out to dinner…

Lauren Gitlin | May 4, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Goats In Lust: They’re Just Like Us!

We’d all like to think we’ve evolved way past our animal antecedents, having transcended the baser survival instincts that propelled us from the primordial ooze to this moment. These…

Lauren Gitlin | October 16, 2014 - 10:00 am

True Story: Somehow, I’ve Become Obsessed With My Ex-Boyfriend’s Ex-Girlfriend

I recognized her immediately: the soft, brown golden retriever-like eyes that turned down at the corners, the blonde, slightly over-processed hair and tan skin with a smattering of freckles that…

Lauren Gitlin | January 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Should You Mercy-Kill A Dead-End Relationship?

Bad Band. Jew Joker. Sandwich. The Brute. AwwMike. Babycheese. My laundry list of discarded loves reads like a storyboard of comic book villains, each nickname a clue as to their…

Lauren Gitlin | August 17, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: When Did Food And Sex Become Mortal Enemies?

A typical Saturday night for me can be summed up one of two ways: food or sex. Do I skip dinner and start drinking, adopt the “eating is cheating” adage…

Lauren Gitlin | February 8, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Debate This: Should A Failed Relationship Ever Get A Reboot?

Watching the recently released Nancy Meyers flick “It’s Complicated” got me thinking: Wow, Meryl Streep has beautiful skin. It also got me thinking about the notion of a relationship reboot.

Lauren Gitlin | February 2, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Debate This: Would You Donate Your Eggs For Cash?

All manner of experts are asserting that the wheels have come off our already craptacular economy and no imminent signs of an upturn are apparent. Massive layoffs across all sectors…

Lauren Gitlin | January 12, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Dude-Washing: A Marketing Strategy Aimed At Guys With Small Wieners

Tony Soprano (and mobster types everywhere) made it OK for dudes to get manicures. Diddy has become the poster boy for manscaping. And now, as if we need more proof…

Lauren Gitlin | December 29, 2009 - 5:59 pm

Debate This: Do Gays Make Better BFFs?

No one will dispute the importance of good girlfriends – they support your delusional hopes of one day being Mrs. Sam Kass, listen to you vent about your idiot boss…

Lauren Gitlin | December 14, 2009 - 1:59 pm

Debate This: Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater?

This debate ran on The Frisky a year ago. Given the Tiger Woods controversy, we’ve decided to re-run it, so that the readers we’ve gained since can chime in.

Lauren Gitlin | December 10, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Girl Talk: The Internet Dumped Me — Twice!

The internet has brought me a lot of joy over the years. There’s no denying its myriad charms: its ability to connect me with people, to entertain and amuse, to…

Lauren Gitlin | December 8, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Watching “Gilmore Girls”

Before having back surgery this past spring, I’d never laid eyes on a full episode of “Gilmore Girls.” Yes, I came late to the party. Very late. The show debuted…

Lauren Gitlin | December 8, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Betty Draper Book Club: So What’s With “The Group”?

“Mad Men” acolytes with eagle eyes might’ve noticed that the book Betty Draper brought into the tub with her on last night’s episode was none other than The Group by

Lauren Gitlin | October 19, 2009 - 5:40 pm

Debate This: Are Drugs That Get Rid Of Your Period Creepy?

With all the advances in technology and medical research, it’s about damned time someone discovered a way to minimize or eliminate that inconvenient monthly scourge we ladies call our period.

Lauren Gitlin | June 19, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Blondes: They’re Just Like Us!

Over at The Daily Beast, Alison Prato has written a column on“Breakout Blondes,” which asserts that there is some sort of tow-headed backlash against the dumb blonde stereotype going on…

Lauren Gitlin | May 27, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Debate This: Should You Out A Cheater?

By the time you hit your Saturn Return, the probability that you’ve been on the giving or receiving end of a romantic infidelity is about as high as your credit…

Lauren Gitlin | April 10, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Ashlee Simpson On “Melrose Place”?! Discuss!

As if news of a rebooted “Melrose Place” weren’t bad enough, Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Ashlee Simpson has been cast in this epic s**tshow. According to…

Lauren Gitlin | March 9, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Eliot Spitzer And Sexytime Violence

Nearly a year after news of Eliot Spitzer’s Hookergate scandal, new sordid details have been revealed. The New York Daily News reports that a second call girl, who goes by…

Lauren Gitlin | March 9, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Debate This: Would You Exchange Sex For Money?

Last year marked a confluence of events both real (Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupre) and thinly fictionalized (Showtime’s “Secret Diary of A Call Girl”), that arguably made 2008 the Year…

Lauren Gitlin | January 23, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Debate This: Should You Live Together Before Marriage?

For many women, moving in with a serious boyfriend is not merely a stepping stone in the evolution of a relationship, it’s a practical way to both give the mundane…

Lauren Gitlin | December 1, 2008 - 3:30 pm