Dating Amelia: The Deal With Chicken Parm

For the last few months I’ve been seeing someone – Chicken Parm, as he’s been referred to a few times already — that I met on the online dating site OK Cupid. I signed up for the site on a whim on New Years Day, as I was recovering from my hangover. New Years Eve was the last in a series of breakup milestones, as it would have been my fifth anniversary with my ex, and the first anniversary of our engagement.

I signed up for online dating because I felt officially ready to date again and what better place to find likeminded men than on an online dating site?! Chicken Parm sent me a message and his profile instantly intrigued me. Of the three adjectives he used to describe himself, one of them was “hungry.” I had wanted to describe myself as hungry too, but balked out of fear that it would imply I was hiding a huge ass beneath my head shot. His taste in music was a mix of artists I loved and stuff I’d never heard of, and a lot of hip-hop, which I adore. He was cute and he tanned well. Reply!
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Vote For Your Favorite College Basketball Player: March Man-ness End Game

The month of March may be over, but we’re just getting into the really exciting part of March Man-ness: the final game. You’ve narrowed the field from 16 college basketball stars to the final two. Will Chris Kramer or Conner Teahan win the title of March Man-ness Champion? We’ll only know when we count the votes at the end of the day on Monday, April 6. May the best hot man win! Keep reading »

Get To Know The Final Two March Man-ness Players

We’re now in the final stage of March Man-ness: End Game. In this last round, you will be deciding between just two NCAA men’s basketball players. The one who gets the most votes is this year’s Champion. Who are you voting for? Keep reading »

Can Breaking Up Literally Break Our Hearts?

There’s a pivotal moment in an episode of “The Simpsons” that has always stood out in my memory. When Lisa tells Ralph Wiggum she doesn’t want to be his girlfriend, his face scrunches in agony and he clutches his heart as if it’s literally breaking. I remember giggling at the exaggeration and then years later when my own heart got broken, I put my hand to my chest and felt his pain. Keep reading »

Give It Up For Iowa! Cornhuskers Shuck Ban On Gay Marriage

“[The Iowa State Supreme Court] reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa constitution must be declared void even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion.” [AP]

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Handle It: How To Tell Your Partner You Have An STD

Passing along the info to your new honey that you’ve got an STD is something you’re probably looking forward to about as much as attending your nephew’s 5th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Need hints on how to deliver the dirty truth? We asked Jill Grimes, M.D., author of Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs for some tips, after the jump… Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Madonna’s Adoption Has Been Denied!

  • A judge in Malawi has denied Madonna’s request to adopt Mercy, saying she needs to have at least 18 months of residency. I guess this time money doesn’t talk, so Madonna’s got to walk. [Dlisted]
  • Despite breaking up in January, Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy can’t seem to stay away from each other. A source says they’ll probably get back together sometime this summer. [OK! Magazine]
  • Charlie Sheen’s twin son Max remains hospitalized, not for a heart condition as previously reported, but because he hasn’t gained the necessary weight to leave the hospital. [Us Magazine]
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    Soderbergh Gets Provocative With “Girlfriend Experience” Poster

    “See it with someone you ****.” Well, that‘s a movie tagline I haven’t seen before. The movie is Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” which takes a peek behind the curtain at the real life of a high-end call girl. The movie’s star? Sasha Grey, a porn star. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

    The Smoking-Hot Reason To Avoid First-Date Sex

    The night’s going great, you can’t believe you’re hitting it off so well on a first date, he’s a great kisser, you take him home…

    Whatever you do, don’t sleep with him. Keep reading »

    Fashion Slideshow: Give ‘Em The Cold Shoulder

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    Asymmetric Ruffled Top, $78.50, Victoria’s Secret

    The clavicle and shoulder can be the sexiest part of a woman, so show yours off without revealing too much.

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