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Dealbreaker: The Guy Who Just Wants Sex

Have you ever scooped a red jellybean out of a bowl, expecting it to be sweet and cherry-flavored and instead you've shocked your tongue with a hot cinnamon surprise? Whenever this happens to me, I feel sort of betrayed – expecting something and getting something drastically different in its place. And sure, it’s one thing…

By: Natalie Krinsky / May 5, 2010

To Settle Or Not To Settle?

There is that scene in Bridget Jones’ Diary, where, Bridge (as she's called) lies on her couch, pajama-clad, bottle of vodka clutched tightly in hand, bemoaning the fate of an untimely death for a single person. She worries that if she were to die, alone in her apartment, it is likely that someone would find…

By: Natalie Krinsky / March 2, 2010

Dealbreaker: The Overly Dirty Talker

Dirty talk is an acquired taste. Like oysters, or caviar. Sure, maybe at first bite, dirty talk can seem a little awkward, even unsavory to some. But like a kalamata olive, it grows on you. And soon enough you're ordering Greek salads like it's your job and dirty talking like you never owned a copy…

By: Natalie Krinsky / December 29, 2008

Girl Talk: The Thrill Of Sexual Tension

My new favorite show is called "Gavin & Stacey." It's a British show on the BBC about a cute guy named Gavin and a cute girl named Stacey who work and live in Essex and Wales, respectively. They meet when they're forced to talk to one another on the phone for work. Finally, after six…

By: Natalie Krinsky / December 16, 2008

First Time For Everything: Dating A Younger Man

I have forever dated older men. Some by a year. Others by four years. Another by ten years. My theory came to be that ten years might be the ideal age difference. I felt five years older than my age, and men were usually about five maturity years younger than their actual age, so if…

By: Natalie Krinsky / December 15, 2008

My First Crush: The Senior

There are few names that a woman should never forget. The name of the person she lost her virginity to. Her mother's maiden name (for the security of her bank account). Chanel. And of course, the name of her First Crush. Now I don't mean your first crush when you were five in the sandbox.

By: Natalie Krinsky / September 26, 2008

A Summer Fling: Will It Last Or Fade Along With Your Tan?

While everyone on "Gossip Girl" is complaining of the intense heat, mid-blackout, nary a hair out of place, the rest of us know that though humidity is sticking it out, summer has come to an end. (Unless you are very, very wealthy and you can find summer any time of year.) As Wall Street falter…

By: Natalie Krinsky / September 20, 2008

Guyland & The Peter Pan Complex: Where Does It Leave Women?

It turns out that J.M. Barrie was ahead of his time. The Scottish novelist and playwright who created the illustrious character, Peter Pan -- a boy who refuses to grow up and flies about in a magical land followed by a rag tag group of "lost boys" -- has been getting a lot of air…

By: Natalie Krinsky / September 8, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Manorexic

There are so many things involved in attraction. From clothing to chemistry, a never-ending list of items can be turn-offs. But sometimes differences are a turn-on, from magnets to men, you know what they say: opposites attract. Still, some things are so repellent, they're deal breakers. I truly believe that the number one reason to…

By: Natalie Krinsky / September 7, 2008

Location, Location, Location: Dating In Los Angeles

Recently, it seems, I've been having the same conversation with my friends. It's all very Groundhog Day. It begins with my lamenting the fact that I have been more or less single for the entirety of three years. In that time I have dated. Arguably, I've dated a lot. I just haven't dated anyone special.

By: Natalie Krinsky / September 6, 2008

Opposites Attract: Fact Or Myth?

I am not afraid to say, that it was Paula Abdul's "Opposites Attract" that taught me my first lesson in love; if he takes the bed, and she steals the covers, they must be a match made in relationship heaven. According to Paula, a relationship could, and would, flourish if lovers found themselves on opposing…

By: Natalie Krinsky / August 22, 2008

First Time For Everything: Dating A Good Guy

I have dated losers of all stripes. Degenerate gamblers, pathological liars, cheaters, guys who can’t get it up, nymphomaniacs, older guys, younger guys, short guys, out of shape guys, steroid-pumping in-shape guys, musicians, baby daddies and waiters. I even had a brief affair with a Voice Over Artist. Yes, in a world where you can’t…

By: Natalie Krinsky / June 16, 2008

Feature: Pathetic Male Movie Leads, Get Lost!

Picture for a moment, if you will, the opening sequence of a film. A romantic comedy. Close, on the female lead, she stands in her apartment a puzzled look on her face – darn it! She wants love! Dating is hilarious! Sex is hilarious! People chase other people through airports and make embarrassing speeches at…

By: Natalie Krinsky / June 9, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Bad Speller

It was our third date before Chris brought me back to his apartment. He was a writer as well, which should have been an immediate red flag. Our relationship was bound to see its demise surely brought on by rabid insecurity leading to competition, some hate sex and then ultimately an anti-climactic break up. But…

By: Natalie Krinsky / June 2, 2008

First Time For Everything: Losing The V-Card

I will forever associate my virginity with toads. No, this is no allusion to fairy tales, no delusions of princess-like grandeur. To my grave disappointment, at no point during my epic virginity-losing did the pimply faced amphibian straddling me morph into a dashing prince. The reason I associate my deflowering with toads is because instead…

By: Natalie Krinsky / April 14, 2008

Hey, What’s It Like Being A Lingerie Designer?

Would you take your clothes off for Kathryn Hull? The budding twenty-something designer of Deshabille Lingerie sits down with The Frisky to discuss who’s wearing her panties, creative freedom, and whether romance is alive and kicking. Why underthings? Honestly, I designed clothes for various companies for years and I found that I personally loved to…

By: Natalie Krinsky / April 10, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The City Of Angels

OFFBEAT DATES Any Angeleno knows that a hike up Runyon Canyon followed by brunch is a patented So-Cal date move. But for those who want to avoid the beaten path (or, in this case, trail) these offbeat L.A date activities are sure to impress. Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce 5574 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90038 (323)

By: Natalie Krinsky / March 27, 2008