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5 Reasons To See “Gravity” Right Now

SPACE IS THE PLACE
Sandra Bullock in Gravity
Watch The Trailer!

I left the theatre after seeing Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” with a quietly roiling anxiety in the pit of my stomach, and a deep desire never to go to space. I’m still recovering today! If the trailer above isn’t enough, here’s the story: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are in space, working on a routine mission, something goes wrong and really, I will stop there, because you have to see it to find out.  If you’re on the fence about this terror ride through the universe’s infinite blackness, click through for five reasons you need to see “Gravity” right now. Keep reading »

Debate This: You Can Filter Matches By Body Type On OKCupid — But Is That Such A Bad Thing?

Niche Dating Sites
16 Niche Dating Sites You Didn't Know You Needed
You can find a gluten free farmer with a mullet on one of these dating sites. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
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Avoid Online Dating!
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In a move that is sure to cause ripples in some dark corner of the Internet hive mind, the A-list subscription service on OK Cupid includes a robust search function that lets you sort by body type and attractiveness rating. To those of you prepping your pitchforks and strapping on your combat boots to storm the castle, hold off. I know what this sounds like, but trust me, it’s not necessarily as bad as it seems.

This feature has been available for months, and it’s only now gained traction, but it’s just a recognition of the way human minds work. There is nothing worse than being on a date with someone who is clearly not interested in you, whether you are fat or thin or covered in scales. Life is short! If you find yourself sitting across the table from someone that’s too short or too tall or bald or you’re just simply not attracted to them, that’s just a free beer and a waste of time. Imagine the new heights of success your dating life could reach if you were able to sort out by what you knew you weren’t attracted to! Imagine not feel weirdly obligated to at least mouth kiss some dude that bought you a lot of drinks, despite the fact you’re not attracted to him. Keep reading »

Gird Your Loins Because Rihanna’s Video For “Pour It Up” Is Here

IT'S MINE, I SPEND IT
Gird Your Loins Because Rihanna's Video For "Pour It Up" Is Here
Pour It Up, Watch It All Fall Out

Rihanna is the Prince Harry to Beyonce’s Wills. A lot naughtier, possibly hotter and definitely dealing in buckets of fucks not given, RiRi is kind of the best. With Beyonce, we know exactly what is coming up — good hair, couture and a lot of dance tights. But with Rihanna, the possibilities are endless. Will she vomit ribbon? Will she sit in a bathtub looking flawless in one take?  Maybe she’ll just sit on a throne in that denim thong we all talked about, throwing stacks of cash with her face on the bills, while some strippers show off. Check out her video for the woozy Mike Will Made It produced track “Pour It Up” above!

Rihanna Smacks Groper
Rihanna hits a fan in the face with her mic
Some handsy fan got a smack in the head with her mic. Read More »
Rihanna's Thong
It's denim! Read More »
Bored Rihanna at the VMAs
rihanna
Is bored by everything. Read More »

Dating Don’ts: 5 Tell-Tale Signs You’re In A Panic Relationship

Dating Don'ts: Alone
Dating Don'ts: Why You Should Choose To Be Alone
Choose to be alone. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Fighting
Dating Don'ts 7 Kinds Of Default Fighting Styles
What kind of default fighter are you? Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Island
Dating Dont's: Relationship Island
Why your single friends don't want to join you on Relationship Island... Read More »
Dating-Don'ts-Panic-Relationships

I was less than enthused about the last person I dated, but could not put my finger on why. He was nice, smart, attractive, and I had enough fun with him, but something wasn’t right. At first, I chalked my indifference up to a personal tendency towards being overly critical. I had shoved off the detritus of my last long-term relationship, and was feeling open to new things and experiences. Dating him felt like something I should be doing — or at least trying — so I did. My enthusiasm never peaked though. It merely flatlined at a “I guess this is good enough” level for six months. It was only after we broke up that I was able to identify what was really going on: I was in a panic relationship.

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Playlist: Fall In Love With Autumn

Playlist: Hibernation Time!
It's cold out. Warm up with these cozy tunes. Read More »
Playlist: Girl Groups!
The Sapphires
In honor of the new movie "The Sapphires"! Read More »
Playlist: Shmoopy Love
We're head over heels for Jessica's lovey dovey mix. Read More »

It’s official. Fall is here to stay, and the same old dance jams of this summer’s BBQs and lazy beach days feel not quite right.  Fall music is music you listen to wrapped in a scarf and sipping hot chocolate, walking thru freshly raked leaves. Fall music has a little more oomph, because fall is Serious Business.  You’ll need a new soundtrack for handholding, cuddling, briskly shopping, and whatever other treats fall might bring you.  We want to celebrate the glory that is new fall releases, with a healthy dose of some old classics. Throw on this playlist, make a lasagna, bake some cookies, or just sit and watch the light change through the leaves. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: 4 Reasons You Should Choose To Be Alone

Dating Don'ts: Island
Dating Dont's: Relationship Island
Why your single friends don't want to join you on Relationship Island... Read More »
Dating Don'ts: You
Dating Don'ts: Maybe It Is You
Maybe it is you after all. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Fighting
Dating Don'ts 7 Kinds Of Default Fighting Styles
What kind of default fighter are you? Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Why You Should Choose To Be Alone

“As women glide from their twenties to thirties, Shazzer argues, the balance of power subtly shifts. Even the most outrageous minxes lose their nerve, wrestling with the first twinges of existential angst: fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian.” – Bridget Jones’ Diary, Helen Fielding

Right now, I am single by choice. I am focusing on other things besides dating — my career, my health, learning how to get through life without the support of a partner. I am settling into the idea of living alone after exiting a string of long-term relationships and one short-term situation that ended because I found myself with someone out of the panicky fear that unless I made this relationship work, I would die alone. We live in a time where great anxiety builds over which toppings to choose for your chopped salad. The glut of choice, which seems like it surrounds every decision, is amplified when applied to relationships. Right now, being alone feels like the simplest/hardest choice I can make. Keep reading »

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