Short guys got the, um, short end of the stick. They have trouble getting girls. They make less money (an extra inch is equal to an additional $30,000 salary). And they can’t find clothes that fit. Men who are on the shorter side don’t find their sizes at department stores and retailers — there’s no size “petit” (that’s the masculine of petite). Their basic options: to shop in the kids department, which is cheaper, but demoralizing, or to get bigger clothes tailored, which can result in odd proportions. There is another choice they can make, though: to suck up the fact that they are vertically challenged and shop at stores made for short men. It’s true, there aren’t many, but The Wall Street Journal featured one this week. It’s called “Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under” and sizes start at 34 extra-short. While it’s wonderful that there’s a place that sells clothes that fit the one in three men in this country who are under 5’8″, wouldn’t it suck to have to answer the question, “Where did you get that handsome suit?” For women, I imagine an equivalently named store would be “Sandra’s For Women Whose Bra Size Is 34AA and Smaller.” Keep reading »
According to “Page Six,” Parker Posey tipped a babelicious bartender 50 bucks on two glasses of wine. Clearly the recession isn’t affecting her hot pocket! But Parker, baby girl, hitting on a bartender is like trying to hold a rainbow. Sure, something about a man serving you is pretty darn seductive, but every girl in the room is getting his attention. Certain men are just hazardous to date because of how they earn their paycheck doesn’t allow them to value you. Here are some jobs that taint your chance at romance… Keep reading »
I haven’t met many men that like to be dominated on a regular basis, but most gals I know like to take charge in the bedroom, at least from time to time. Aside from obvious dominate/submissive relationships, how do regular ol’ Joes feel about women taking charge between the sheets, both is subtle ways — directing the positions and the pace — and with more obvious methods — spanking, restraints, etc.? I went to the guys on my IM to find out how they feel about being dominated. Keep reading »
Here’s a question: Why was Chris Noth’s character in “Sex In the City” nicknamed “Mr. Big” when it’s clear it should have been “Mr. Old Man Fatty”?
Also, I want to know which came first: Carrie and the girls giving the men they were dating petty, offensive little nicknames or actual real world women assigning their men these kinds of faux clever monikers.
You ladies nickname us according to our jobs, our sexual proclivities, or some flaw in our character, as if the act of nicknaming is some preemptive, passive-aggressive revenge tactic. It should be noted that a nickname is the polar opposite of a pet name; essentially, one is accentuating the negative, the other the positive. For instance, I had a chick friend who dated a dude whom she nicknamed “Nasty Ass.” (We were BFFs, and she talked to me like I was vagina-enabled; little did she know I was gathering intelligence.) Anyway, she kept dating him, and wouldn’t you know, love unexpectedly spread, like Ebola. Eventually, her pet name for him was a loving “Stinky.” True story. Keep reading »
Over the years, I’ve admitted to a lot of embarrassing things. I told you, dear reader, that I work for a ladies magazine, I have been known to have my back waxed and that I use Facebook responsibly (using anything responsibly is a buzz-kill for a crazy mo-fo like me). But the most embarrassing thing I could think to write about today is that I enjoy being on the inside of a spoon and I’m a dude. Keep reading »
Men and lingerie don’t usually go together unless there’s a woman in the mix. But now that we’ve come across the mantyhose, garter belts for men, bras for men, male girdles and Spanx for guys, we’re convinced that retailers are targeting this neglected demographic. We’ve discovered one more weird piece of male lingerie: the Willy Warmer Sweater Thong. For the low price of $27.99 you can get your guy his very own thick, soft mohair thong with an open Willy Warmer. This reminds me of the old adage that says you should never show too much skin at once; When the guy’s butt is exposed, he has to cover up his Johnson with luxurious mohair. If my guy wore this thong, I’d be worried about his sanity and his package (wouldn’t mohair cause chafing of his delicate penis skin?). Plus, I can’t even imagine what the dry cleaner would think. Keep reading »
“After our kiss, Sean texted Madonna – his ex-wife, Madonna – and said, ‘I just popped my cherry kissing a guy. I thought of you. I don’t know why.” — James Franco in Out
What kissing Franco doesn’t deserve an OMFG?!
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“Twilight” star, Robert Pattinson, recorded some songs for the movie’s soundtrack. In fact, his crooning helped the album steadily move up the U.S. album charts. But this time around, he’s turned down the opportunity to contribute his sultry voice to the upcoming movie sequel soundtrack. Why? Pursuing music professionally was never the actor’s intention and he’d rather keep his music career as a backup plan. The Brit is a talented composer, pianist and guitarist, so music may not be a horrible option if he’s never able to score another role after Edward Cullen. But until his 15 minutes of movie fame are up, he’s stepping aside so rock band Paramore can write the title track to the movie’s soundtrack. [I'mNotObsessed.com] Keep reading »
Following in the footsteps of studs(?) Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, Peter Sellers, and Jerry Seinfeld, Seth Rogan is about to become the 9th man to grace the cover of Playboy. We Frisky gals will for sure be reading the March issue of the men’s mag for the articles….but we also hope sexy Seth gets his own spread. Here’s are our five suggestions for how Playboy should photograph Hollywood’s hottest comedian… Keep reading »
As I see it, there should be no discussion of a relationship, or exclusivity, within the first three months of dating. Those three months should be a drama and ultimatum-free zone. No jealousy or commitment. Just a period of savoring; the gritty, totally worth it hard work can come later. Save it, potentially, for the rest of your life.
If something works between two people, then there is no rush. That “click” will still be there in three months, and hopefully six, and a year, etc. And once you find that unlucky slob who will Eskimo kiss you when you’re sick, all you have to do in order to preserve your new found mutual attraction is to chill the f**k out, have faith, and not flinch. Let it happen. Keep reading »