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5 Dos & Don’ts For Taking Engagement Photos

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Although I certainly don’t believe every couple needs to take special photos celebrating their engagement, if you choose to do so, have fun with it. It’s easy to get swept away by all of the elaborate engagement photo shoots and save the date announcements circulating on the web, but the experience should be fun not stressful. Skip all the elaborate hype and consider the following before you begin. Keep reading »

4 Steps To A Pitch Perfect Relationship

I loved ”Mamma Mia!”, the ABBA movie. I loved “Hairspray.” So of course I also loved “Pitch Perfect.” Watching a group of misfits perform everything from Ace of Base to Rihanna together is infectiously, vicariously fun. But aside from the singing (though the singing is so good!) this is a story of unexpected friendships and life-changing love.

The plot is simple: Aubrey (Anna Camp), the Queen Bee of the Barden Bellas, an all-women’s college a cappella group, desperately tries to revive the girls’ reputation after an unfortunate incident at last year’s finals competition: You only have to YouTube “a cappella barf” to find out what that is. Will they or won’t they triumph in finals this time around? Keep reading »

Life & Love Advice From Emmy-Nominated Characters

The Emmys are tonight, and there are some pretty talented ladies up for outstanding lead actress and outstanding supporting actress in both the drama and comedy categories. Dramatic actresses like Maggie Smith of “Downton Abbey” and “Mad Men”‘s Christina Hendricks play some of our favorite strong female characters. And we sure wouldn’t want to be the ones choosing between the funny ladies, who include Amy PoehlerTina Fey, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy! In honor of these women and their interesting, quick-witted, and chuckle-inducing characters, here are some of the best words of wisdom from Liz, Hannah, Joan, the Dowager Countess, and the rest of the Emmy-nominated female characters! Read more…

Overcoming Infidelity: 6 Tips To Make It Work

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This week’s hot Hollywood news is that Robert Pattinsonand Kristen Stewart may be getting back together following her “indiscretion” with director Rupert Sanders.

… and why not? An affair doesn’t have to be the end of a relationship. In fact, it can be a new beginning, bringing a couple closer than ever.

But, there are things to watch out for along the way if you want a healthy, lasting relationship post-infidelity. Here are six pieces of advice  for Robert and Kristen and all couples in this situation. Read more…

5 Dating “Sharks” To Avoid Falling Prey To

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Shark Week is back! But how well-versed are you in the landsharks who live and date in cities, just like people? Don’t stay out of the water, kids; just be vigilant. Here are five dating “sharks” to avoid falling prey to.
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Girl Talk: If You’re Going To Dump Me, Do It Over The Phone

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We’d like to believe that the best way to break up with a person is to sit down with them face-to-face and have an honest, open discussion about why you feel the relationship should no longer continue. After a calm, mature discussion, you will both come to the amicable conclusion that the relationship isn’t working for either of you. You’ll share a friendly hug, and part ways saying, “I’m so glad we’re still friends.”

Can someone tell me on what planet this actually happens? I’d like to go there. It sounds tranquil and civilized. Keep reading »

7 Realities Of Shacking Up

Moving in with your girlfriend is a huge deal. In life-change terms, it’s a bigger transition than getting married. Though you don’t get the recognition from your family and friends that comes with tying the knot, you’re going through a huge day-to-day shift when you move in with a woman.

We’re all for cohabitation before marriage, and there are plenty of reasons why shacking up with your girlfriend is a great idea. You create a home together. You develop an ad hoc cuisine that is native to only the two of you. (You’ll know something special has happened when you walk into the kitchen and she’s making that cottage-cheese-and-pickles mix you’ve been dipping Triscuits into since you were seven — and she’s making it for herself.) Read more…

Are You Sabotaging Your Online Dating Activity?

In the golden age of technology, online and mobile dating has become a prominent way to connect with new people. With an estimated 40 billion singles online, it has never been easier to target and meet potential love interests. At the click of a button, you can meet and possibly find the man or woman of your dreams. So why isn’t it working for you?

Let’s look at your online dating profile. People to tend to forget that a first impression is a lasting impression and if you are looking for love online, you have to make sure that the impression you leave is a good one.

Listed below are my top 4 reasons why your online dating profile may be sabotaging your love life. Read more…

If You Must: 4 Ways To Back Out Of A Date You Really Don’t Want To Go On

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So here’s the sitch: There’s a date in the date-books, and one half of the twosome in question no longer wants to go. We’ve all been there, on either side of things. We’ve been canceled on, when we, ourselves, were excited. But that’s not what this is. No. This article presumes that you’re the one who’s doing the avoiding. This article is here to give you better, gentler ways to do it.

There’s one key ingredient to a well-constructed white lie, and that is a detail. A key, specific detail. People get paranoid out there in the great, wide world of dating, which means we’re all the more keyed up, all the more terrified of being lied to. And that, in turn, makes it harder to do. But I’m here to make it easier. I’m here to provide, if not any uber-new ideas, some variations on the classics. Keep reading »

Ask Busy: Read Actress Busy Philipps’ Answers To Your Questions!

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You probably know her best as Laurie Keller on “Cougar Town,” but we’ve been loving Busy Philipps since way back in her “Freaks and Geeks” days. She first caught our eye as the bad girl we all wished we could be, Kim Kelly. And, of course, we watched her when she popped up as Joey’s freshman roommate Audrey on “Dawson’s Creek.” Since then, Busy’s been, well, busy. She’s racked up tons of great television and film roles and somehow managed to have eek out some time to get married, become a mother and accompany her best friend Michelle Williams to every major award show. How does she do it?

Because we’re so impressed, we’ve recruited Busy as a guest advice columnist here at The Frisky. After the jump, she answers a bunch of readers questions on everything from keeping the romance alive in a long term relationship, living together before marriage, her favorite travel destination, and whether she would support her daughter Birdie pursuing an acting career. Keep reading »

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