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When Should The Parents Meet Each Other?

Meeting the parents — you meet his, he meets yours — is always a big milestone in a relationship. But what is less discussed but equally as stressful is when both of your parents meet each other. At some point when things have gotten mucho serious they kind of have to meet, right?

My mother is really into etiquette books and she claims parents should meet each other once there’s an engagement. But I know that’s not true — in fact, my parents have met the parents of a couple of my ex-boyfriends!

Family is hugely important to me and it seems weird that my boyfriend and I spend almost every weekend with one of our families, but they’ve never met each other. Still, I can’t complain. In fact, I’m kind of stressing the big “Meet The Fockers” moment: My mom and dad have zilch in common with my ex-boyfriends’ parents. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: My Facebook Dating Experiment

After my interview with dating coach, matchmaker, and Have Him At Hello author Rachel Greenwald, I was totally pumped to test out some of the tips she gave. Specifically, what Rachel calls “I Spy a Facebook Guy.” The dating game? Give yourself some time each day to cruise around your friends’ Facebook pages and find 50 guys that you think are interesting. Then scope out their profiles and write them a message.

OK, confession: I logged onto Facebook the following day, went through one friend’s 431 friends, found one cute guy, and chickened out of writing him. I couldn’t even tell if he was single or not. Besides, I felt like a weird, desperate stalker. Not my style at all. Maybe I lack the necessary cajones to find love on Facebook. I logged off, dejected. But quitting is not my style either. So, I came up with an alternative plan that felt a little more “me.” Keep reading »

How We Met: The Results And The Most Romantic Stories

Over the weekend, we asked you, our Frisky peeps, how you met your last significant other. Over 7,000 of you voted in our poll and here are the results: 30 percent met through friends, 14 percent got more than just a paycheck out of work, 8 percent got the party started at a bar, 16 percent met their boo on the internet, 23 percent got schooled in love, and 9 percent defied common scenarios to meet that special someone in a unique way. Needless to say, 128 comments later, we got some totally amazing stories, better than any movie. So save your 10 bucks, ’cause here are the best love stories straight from your fellow Frisky readers — heck, one of them might just be yours! Keep reading »

Girl Talk: What Happened On Prom Night

I shouldn’t even have gone to prom with Bryan. Just a couple of weeks prior he had made out with another girl and told me the purple marks on his neck came from soccer. Like the lovefool that I was, I believed him — until his best friend tattled on him over Instant Messenger. Oh, the acute heartbreak of a first love: I scribbled Ben Harper lyrics — “please bleed so I know that you are real, so I know that you can feel the damage you have done” — on my bedroom wall and devoted pages and pages to this fresh wound in my journal.

Still, I wanted to go on as if none of this had happened. I had just delivered a bouquet of roses to his class on Valentine’s Day. I had just lost my virginity on his bedroom floor while listening to Dave Matthews Band. I had just tanked my grades in Algebra II ditching class with him. What’s more, his mother actually baked casseroles for dinner and grounded him when he flunked AP calculus tests! That is to say they were so blissfully, utterly normal. Given the drinking, prescription drug use and daily acts of familial terrorism at my house, I clung to my first real, serious boyfriend like a life raft. Keep reading »

19 Secrets You Shouldn’t Tell Your Boyfriend

The foundation of any strong relationship is honesty. That’s why your partner should trust that the details you’re omitting are for their own good. Before you go ruining a good thing with the “truth,” here are some secrets you better keep from him. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Always The Rebound, Never The Boyfriend”

Just about my whole life I have been the “rebound guy” for most of my relationships. I have a knack for meeting women who have just exited a long relationship and once I help heal their broken hearts, I’m dumped. For the last year and a half, I’ve been dating a woman who, you guessed it, was just out of a four-year relationship when we met. Learning from past experiences, I didn’t hold any expectations or try too hard to get a commitment. As such, our relationship has been pretty on and off: we’ll go on a date, then she’ll disappear for a few weeks, then I’ll hear back. Rinse and repeat. I know I have not landed this plane crash in the “friend zone” because there is sex. Whether or not I veered into “booty call zone” is unclear, though certainly possible. When we first started seeing each other she specifically mentioned she was not looking to get back into a relationship, which I totally understood and agreed with. So my question for you would be this: what is the statute of limitations when it comes to a rebound relationship? Is the next person you are with after a long relationship automatically the “rebound,” be it three months or three years later? Should I let her get the “rebounding” out of her system with some other schmuck and then I’d no longer be the rebound? But then, if I do that, I run the risk of her meeting Mr. Anti-Schmuck neurosurgeon who owns three yachts. And, maybe, I was already the rebound guy and there’s no hope? — Rebound Guy

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Girl Talk: I Sabotaged A Great Relationship To Have A Drink With An Ex

The evening started out harmless enough. My self-sabotage was not premeditated—more like a white lie that got carried away. I was on my way to class to take a test I hadn’t studied for, and I realized I just couldn’t do it. On a whim, I decided to ditch. I needed a drink, stat. I was supposed to meet up with my new guy, Kennedy, after class but he was working late and wouldn’t be ready until later. I went through my mental contact book of friends I had in the area and remembered that my ex-boyfriend Justin worked down the street. As soon as I sent him a text message, he responded. I wrote Kennedy to let him know I was skipping the test and meeting a friend for a drink.
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Girl Talk: I’m Not Beautiful (And That’s OK)

When I turned 30, I was suddenly hot.

Before then I was OK. Cute at best. I had my awkward years, of course. As a baby, I had gravity-defying hair and bulldog cheeks. At 13, I wore glasses and braces, and was one of just a few Asian kids in a Jewish-Italian neighborhood, where big Bambi eyes, pert noses, and long legs were all the rage. In college I gained the freshman 15, lost it, gained it, lost it, and gained it again. Keep reading »

10 Most Common Lies Men And Women Tell

It turns out Susannah wasn’t too far off yesterday when she posted those universal lies women tell. A new study, which polled 3,000 adults, discovered that while both sexes lie, men fib an average of 1,092 lies per year — roughly three a day — while women lie an average of 728 times a year, or about twice a day. Maybe not too surprising, men feel less guilty about lying while 82 percent of women say lying “eats away at their conscience.” The most popular female lie? “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine.” Men tend to lie more about their drinking. The good news is that while moms get lied to the most, only 10 percent of those polled said they are likely to deceive their romantic partners. Um, liars? Perhaps another plus, 75 percent of men and women agreed that telling a white lie was OK to spare someone’s feelings. “Lying may seem to be an unavoidable part of human nature but it’s an important part of social interaction,’ said Katie Maggs, associate medical curator at the Science Museum, which commissioned the study. After the jump, check out the ten most common lies told by men and women.
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Quotable: Antonio Banderas Won’t Sword Fight Guys Who Try To Date His Daughter

“I have one date night with my daughter every week. I take her for dinner by herself … and we can talk, spend some time together. My daughter, at 13 years old, is way more mature than me. She is very selective, she knows exactly what she wants. Her heart is going to be broken sometimes, and she has to learn from those things, too. It’s called ‘life.’ She has to live that herself.”

—Antonio Banderas tells People about his daughter Stella and why he’s not freaked out by the idea of her starting to date soon [People] Keep reading »

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