I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m happily married to a man’s man, a gentleman, a scholar, a romantic. He can cook if he’s going to starve, manages the finances and the house, is the primary breadwinner, looks good in a pair of jeans, likes sports and beer, and takes good care of me. He’s one of a kind. If I were out in the dating world right now, I might just throw up my hands and give up. Read more … Keep reading »
If you haven’t been to a wedding so far this summer, chances are you will. This is the season where they get married and you fork out fat wads of dough on predetermined gifts and destination airfares. You need to get your money’s worth, and we’re not talking some sentimental snooze-fest. We’ve called in dating expert Whitney Casey to help get you the real goods. Read more … Keep reading »
Betty White is blowing up … again. America’s favorite grandma has been in the biz for over 60 years and shows no signs of letting up. The premiere of her new show “Hot in Cleveland” on TV Land was the most watched show on cable last Wednesday night.
White recently sat down with Ron Babcock on the set of “Hot in Cleveland” to give him some advice on romancing older women. Watch it … Keep reading »
My mouth is always getting me in trouble. I blurt out, interrupt, speak too loudly, and say all of the things you’re never supposed to say aloud. I used to think honesty really was the best policy, but, after talking to a few of my guy friends, I found out that’s not necessarily the case. After the jump, check out 20 things guys never want to hear you say. I can’t say I agree with all of them, but they’re definitely intriguing. I’m guilty of a few of these myself — oops! Keep reading »
Ever since I was a little girl, my dad has been a constant, loving resource with lots of study tips, helpful hints, and words of advice. Countless conversations after fights with my siblings and late-night study sessions before final exams taught me the most important lesson: parents really are your best friends in the world. The “dad-isms” and clichés that I once tried to ignore and/or make fun of are now the phrases I use on a daily basis to help make decisions or dole out advice to my friends. So here are the words I live by, thanks to my dad. Keep reading »
Over at Slate, advice columnist Dear Prudence is answering Father’s Day questions, and the last one is a real doozy. The advice-seeker, On-the-Market Dad, is a 38-year-old man who received an email from an online dating service requesting he write a dating testimonial for his father. First of all, write a dating testimonial for your dad? Weird. In any case, OMD’s father is 70, and the son’s problem is that even if he did write the testimonial, it wouldn’t exactly be glowing. His parents are divorced, and, he says, “I believe he’s a good person at heart, but he’s got some psychological problems that have caused him to not always be there for me and to treat my family negatively.” Yet, he doesn’t want to say no, for fear of insulting his dad. Prudie advises he decline, despite his father’s potential negative reaction. Um, happy Father’s Day? Is asking your kid to write an online dating testimonial for you cool or creepy? Should the son have dutifully done his father’s bidding or tell his dad no way? What would you have told OMD to do? [Slate] Keep reading »
In honor of Father’s Day we’re interviewing our dads to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Today, Simcha’s dad.
My dad, as Steven Martin would put it, is one “wild and crazy guy.” He likes Hawaiian shirts, sex jokes, and opera. In his truck, he was always hiding some present for me, a ladybug ring, cool pencils, a tennis ball he turned into a Ninja Turtle. It was never a dull moment growing up with that guy! I am definitely his equally wacky daughter. And although he calls the family dog by my name, a lot, I think he knows she doesn’t write for The Frisky; this bitch does. So, I decided to ask him these questions in honor of Father’s Day. He managed to surprise me, again, by actually getting all sentimental. This may be the first letter from him that does not have a fart joke. But don’t worry. Although he doesn’t let one rip, there is still plenty of Yiddish. Keep reading »
Laugh and jeer all you want. You bet your Manolos I’ll be lined up this weekend, in my cutest summer dress, to see “Sex and the City 2.” I know that it’s so predictable-New-York-blogger-girl of me, but I am chomping at the bit. I don’t care if it’s stupid; I don’t care if Carrie and gang are wearing turbans and riding camels — I NEED IT! I especially need the hot men. Let’s play shun, shag, or marry with the dudes of “SATC2,” shall we? Keep reading »