Because I’ve been single for so long, my married friends often like to give me unsolicited advice. “I know what your problem is!” Elinor had a sudden revelation as her newborn baby suckled at her breast. Now that she is a wife to a man and a mother to a boy, her new favorite thing is to live vicariously through my love life. But what seems titillating to her is just plain old depressing to me.
Third date with Mr. Cupid. We were sitting in a bar in Belleville, where I had dragged him to my friend’s spoken word song night. (Yeah. I know. Long story.) But it was there, scrunched in between boho expatriates and enduring the sounds of bad slam poetry, that we kissed. A quick peck initiated by him that turned into a full-out make-out session when we left and had a drink at an outdoor cafe. Coming up for air, I looked at our nearly-drained glasses and back into his eyes.
“So … did you want to get something to eat (we both hadn’t eaten yet), or get another drink?” Keep reading »
When it comes to articles about what women want from men, we can always count on Men’s Health to completely steer its readers in the completely wrong direction (wrestling, anyone?). Thank God for Esquire though, a publication that actually gives its readers advice we can second. In an article posted online yesterday called “How To Feel Good To A Woman,” writer Lisa Taddeo gives 11 suggestions that’ll make a woman swoon (no, really), including keeping a bathroom stocked with thick, fluffy, freshly stacked towels, kissing her neck, kissing her neck again, kissing “for longer than you can handle” (we women want a lot of kissing) “even when you know that more is on the way. Openmouthed, and bench the tongue. Urgent but not desperate,” and pushing the hair, not pulling it. It’s a great list, for sure, but come on, only 11 suggestions? We women are far easier to please than that! After the jump, five more things women want from men. Keep reading »
Texting has become as ubiquitous as the cell phones that birthed them, but what is it doing to our love lives? Can you imagine what a different movie “Casablanca” would be if, instead of suavely growling, “Here’s looking at you, kid,” Rick instead texted Ilsa:
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Same sentiment (sort of), yet all the romance, sexiness and possibility has been drained out of it. Keep reading »
I’m bad at commitment. Heck, I can barely spell it. However, I do know I’m good at dating. I’ve never said I love you, but last week I gave three guys my number. Don’t come to me looking for solutions to your relationship dilemma, but if you wanna know how to hook up on any given holiday, I’m your girl. So, if you’re single and you’re not sure you really know how to mingle, check out this tough love test to see if you’re better at sewing buttons than your seed. Keep reading »
In episode 13 of “MERRIme.com,” Jess and Lindsay throw Merri a party that turns into more than a surprise. Merri learns her “lesson” after a master class from PleasurePreacher1. Um, something tells me Merri should have read our piece on online dating dealbreakers. [MERRIme.com]
With money tighter these days, more and more people are forced to go dutch, or simply not go on dates at all. F-that. MERRIme and The Frisky want to solve the problem and are willing to pick up the bill. Simply retweet the following — “RT @TheFrisky #MERRIme.com I want the $100 Date Fund http://su.pr/2aUaJw” — for your chance to win. We’ll send out two gift cards at the end of the week. Our dream though is that if we pick up the check, you’ll share the details. A simple email explaining how your date went will do. Here’s hoping you have more luck than Merri. Go here for the official rules. Contest goes from September 19 – 25, 2009.Keep reading »
Anyone who lives in a big city can tell you that finding a mate is difficult. Sure, there are a lot of fish swimming about, but they’re not willing to settle with one particular mate yet so they keep their options open. Crazy Blind Date has set out to change the big city dating dilemma by making it quick and easy for women to meet men in their area and go out on extremely short notice. So there’s no reading and rereading of profiles and messaging back and forth to see if you and the guy are compatible. You simply give a few specs, the site matches with a guy that fits your requirements, and you go on a date to see if you like each other. You might not find your soul mate in the first few dates or ever, but at least you won’t be sitting at home watching “What Not to Wear” on a Friday night. [Crazy Blind Date] Keep reading »