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It’s Not You, It’s Me — We’ve Got Lame Breakup Excuses

While flipping through a copy of People recently, I saw that in the "out" section of a recent Style Watch "in" and "out" list -- sandwiched between things like "stainless steel home decor" and "molten chocolate cake" -- was "long distance relationships." This struck me as something that really could never be either in or…

By: Lemondrop / January 4, 2010

GuySpeak/GirlSpeak: From Booty Call to Boyfriend?

We're back again for another edition of GuySpeak/GirlSpeak, where we take a close look at the advice given by guys to girls over at GuySpeak, throw in our own two vagina-possessing cents, and then have you weigh in. This week's scintillating question: Can you turn a booty call into a boyfriend? This guy uses me…

By: Lemondrop / December 29, 2009

Sorry, Girls — There Are No Nice Guys

Here's the thing -- on paper, I'm actually one of those Nice Guys you often hear and/or read about. I'm uncomfortable to the point of nausea at the idea of being a jerk to women in order to manipulate them into sleeping with me. I do everything in my power to make a girl I'm…

By: Lemondrop / December 28, 2009

GuySpeak/GirlSpeak And The Case Of The Disappearing Date

Welcome back to GuySpeak/GirlSpeak, where we take a crack at the questions submitted by girls to the guy experts over at GuySpeak. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we disagree, and after everyone weighs in, it's your turn! This week's topic is the Old Faithful of dating questions: Why doesn't he call? Read more ...

By: Lemondrop / December 22, 2009

Why Guys Can’t Forgive Us for Cheating (But We Can Forgive Them)

As we earn more money and work longer hours, new statistics show that more women are cheating on their husbands -- but that doesn't mean that men are as forgiving about affairs as we can be. According to a 2001 survey, about 15 percent of men admit to cheating on their wives or girlfriends, and…

By: Lemondrop / December 21, 2009

I’ll Pay For Dinner, But I Won’t Be Your Facebook Friend

If I've learned anything from sex scandals, it's that texting somebody you're hoping to sleep with can be dangerous. Especially if you're married. Or famous. But this isn't about dumb Tiger Woods. This is about the rest of us, and those normal, baby-step texts surrounding a first date that can often go horribly awry. Before,…

By: Lemondrop / December 17, 2009

How To Hint To Him What You Want For Christmas

Determined to get what you want from your man this holiday season? Unless it comes in the form of a gift card, don't rely on him to connect the dots without some serious help. 'Tis the season for hint dropping, so choose your approach wisely. While some boyfriends may require a brightly lit sign, other…

By: Lemondrop / December 16, 2009

Why I Like Her And Not You

There's a short brunette with dimples, and we catch eyes. I go for short brunettes with dimples all the time. Short, dimpled brunettes rule. Yet her polished, frosted-blonde friend, clutching a Manhattan, calls to me. I like everything about the brunette, but I ask the blonde out. A week later, I'm at dinner with Frosted.

By: Lemondrop / December 10, 2009

GuySpeak/GirlSpeak: The Anal Debate

Let's get ready to rumble! Here comes this week's GuySpeak/GirlSpeak, where we listen carefully to the advice given by the guys over at GuySpeak to women in distress, and then we jump in and agree, disagree, or make fun of them -- sometimes all three! Today's question is about how to handle a boyfriend who…

By: Lemondrop / December 9, 2009

The Slow Fade: Why I Sometimes Just Totally Disappear On A Girl

The end is rarely easy. And, God, can it be awkward. Personally, I don't apply specifics for each gender on how to end a thing (a "thing" being anything that lasts a couple months or seven dates, give or take; ending a "relationship" is a whole other bag of misery). When it comes to the…

By: Lemondrop / December 3, 2009

He Said/She Said Advice: First-Date Dos and Don’ts

One of the best parts of having a platonic guy friend is having a go-to for the male perspective. And now I'm going to share my guy friend, Peter, with the world -- by answering your questions and then getting his take.

By: Lemondrop / December 1, 2009

How Do You Deal With Relationship Deception?

A recent writer to an advice column on TODAYShow.com admitted she never loved her husband, purposely broke up his previous relationship and only married him for financial gain. The woman, who described herself as a "good, moral Christian lady," said her husband recently found out her tricks and now wants to divorce her. Geez, no…

By: Lemondrop / November 27, 2009

10 Things Not to Say To A Guy Watching Football

A girl who appreciates the ramifications of a fourth-and-long Hail Mary on Super Bowl Sunday is an amazing find, like a head coach who doesn't wear pleated khakis. So when a girl's as excited for pigskin season as we are, we're looking forward to sharing boneless wings and broken remotes. But if you're just along…

By: Lemondrop / November 8, 2009

How To Get Over Your Ex With Craigslist

My boyfriend and I had broken up, and my heart was in pieces. I needed a weird and fluky experience to distract me from reality and test my ability to feign composure. And, as we all know, the first step in getting over heartbreak is random sex. What better way to combine sex and weirdne…

By: Lemondrop / November 1, 2009

Road Trip Essentials So You And Your Man Don’t Break Down (Or Break Up)

Taking a road trip with a lover is sometimes as precarious as a first date. Say or do the wrong thing -- or forget to bring a proper caseload of snacks -- and you're in trouble. While it's clear that some things should be utterly avoided on the road -- like discussing whether dating for…

By: Lemondrop / October 31, 2009

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