I just found out that my rapist is dead. Not only is he dead, but he ended up killing a lot of women. I always wondered if he would rape again, but I never thought he would graduate to murder.
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I was 10 years old when my mother took me to the movies to see “Dirty Dancing.” I, like so many women, fell head over heels in love—with the movie, with the soundtrack, and most definitely with Patrick Swayze. I loved that movie so much that when I couldn’t sleep at night I used to recite the movie in my head line by line.
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First dates: magical moments when you realize you have a connection with someone — or the stuff nightmares are made of.
The fine art of first dates can be the beginning of a beautiful relationship or wreak havoc on the egos of even the most confident among us. Keep reading »
Phil was right. Women do a lot of silly thing to impress men, most of which involve some sort of chemical substance that can be spritzed or slathered. But he was also correct that women are not alone in their misguided attempts to impress the opposite sex. Men are just as guilty — if not more so, as there’s possibly more pressure on men to impress — of doing all the wrong things to win over a date. Here are a few… Keep reading »
“I can’t believe it … you’re in Paris for two weeks and you already have a boyfriend,” my sister said on the phone to me last night. She was exaggerating, for sure.
“Oh Jesus, hardly. We haven’t even kissed.”
It’s true, Mr. Cupid and I had our second date this week, and there was no kiss on the lips, despite the many obvious ins I gave him. And while this lack of progress would normally drive me insane in the U.S., it’s just how things are here, I guess. Keep reading »
A gaggle of girlfriends and I were sitting around drinking beer and bitching about our crappy love lives one late night when my buddy Marguerite shared something a wise relative had once told her: “The three most dangerous words a woman can say are ‘He has potential.’” Maybe I’m not very bright, but that stopped me in my tracks. How many times had I overlooked the bouquet of red flags a guy had been holding in front of his face and, instead of seeing the actual person, saw what he might turn into? The answer is too many. Keep reading »
Britney Spears may not always pick the best dudes, but these days she’s gotten craftier with how she picks them. Now that she’s done dating her agent, Britney reportedly flipped through model agency catalogs to find her next beau. She took a liking to Ford model Bekin Trenova, who recently broke up with a Victoria’s Secret model. To get her man, apparently she had him “audition” for a music video. According to a source, “When he got there, there was no camera crew. There was just Britney. She was looking sexy. She made it pretty clear that she was less interested in hiring him than in dating him.” He supposedly thought it was creepy and politely excused himself. This one may not have worked out for her, but why shouldn’t Britney get her men delivered? Men use the casting couch excuse all the time! [NY Daily News]
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When you’re on a date with a guy and he gets up and disappears into the bathroom for an extended period of time, what do you assume he’s up to? Does it even matter? Isn’t an epic bathroom trip a dealbreaker in the initial stages of dating anyway? On this episode of “MERRIme.com,” Merri tries to find a way to break up with Ethan after he disappears into the loo for a little too long. [MERRIme.com
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I committed one of the cardinal sins of dating recently. I somehow found myself in a heated conversation about the B word. As in BABIES. With someone I’ve been seeing for two weeks. I know. Upon realizing the foolishness of this move, I considered putting my suicide windows to use. But hear me out. Keep reading »