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Recently there was the dude dressed in a giant broccoli costume who got down on one knee at the minor league baseball game. (Come on, if you’re going to propose on the Jumbotron, at least choose the majors.)

Then there was Mike from Austin, whose proposal fail took place on live TV. Or a… READ MORE »


Guys

Have we met?

If you find me charming, funny and confident, then the answer is no. Although, we might have emailed. Why? Because in terms of personality, I’m Don Draper … electronically. In the flesh? Not so much.

Welcome to my personal hell.

Here’s the deal: When I email a gal, I’m… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

I called it “Got MIL?” and in hindsight, posting it was not my most prudent move.

It was an essay that discussed, at some discomfiting length, my relationship with my mother-in-law. It was not an essay that was particularly flattering to my mother-in-law, because she was — is — not a particularly easy mother-in-law.
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Love & Sex

The two most common questions I hear as a single girl are as follows:
1) “Are you dating anyone?” and
2) (After I answer “no”) “WHY not?”

I’ll admit, the question normally comes from family members, but I get asked from more non-blood relations than I care to admit. Read more … … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

We all know that the vibe of a restaurant can tip the scales between a breathtakingly romantic evening and an embarrassingly awkward first date. Similarly, and even more importantly, the atmosphere of your bedroom can make all the difference when it comes to your love life.

Once you become aware of this, a lot… READ MORE »


Guys

I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m happily married to a man’s man, a gentleman, a scholar, a romantic. He can cook if he’s going to starve, manages the finances and the house, is the primary breadwinner, looks good in a pair of jeans, likes sports and beer, and takes good care of me. He’s… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Of the 11 guests who recently got wasted at my apartment, I’d guess that approximately zero could tell you my sister’s name.

I doubt any would know if my parents are still together or who the latest guy I dated was. Maybe half would know I grew up in Texas. A casual observer might… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

If my boyfriend has cheated on me once will he do it again, even if he truly regrets it and has moved in with me? Find out … … READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Among some photos from a trip to New York I took a few years ago is a shot of me in the middle of a department store, holding a beautiful 3-month-old baby girl. I look like a proud mom on a much-deserved shopping trip. But Lila isn’t my little girl. She’s my sister’s. And, at… READ MORE »


Style

First there was the initial application. That cost $400. Then the touch-ups every three weeks at $100 each.

Yes, I’m aware it sounds like a coke addict’s tally after a heavy binge. But I’m talking about eyelash extensions. I blew $700 on my eyelashes in two months. I know, it sounds crazy, but those… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

What’s the only thing worse than finding out your man is cheating on you? According to the author of The Straight-Up Truth About the Down-Low, it’s finding out that he’s stepping out on the side … with another dude.

Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, such information is rarely the fodder for hilarious… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

In the world of online dating, it’s a tale as old as time: You meet somebody online who’s funny. Genuine. Charming. Until the IRL date happens … and you find out that he’s not quite the person you found yourself engaging in witty banter with on the Internet.

Virtual dating assistants exist exactly for… READ MORE »