Would You Pay For Love In A Recession?

Banks are foreclosing on houses. Jobs are being outsourced. Popular retail stores are shutting down. Magazines like Domino are folding. Despite the economy being pretty much in the crapper, romance is on the rise. Popular online dating sites like Match.com and eHarmony are seeing a spike in the number of people signing up looking for love; Match.com saw its biggest membership growth in seven years in November, and eHarmony.com registrations increased 20 percent in 2008. Yes, it seems people are dumping their change jars into Coinstar machines and flocking to online dating sites. But why would you pay for a gamble on love when the gas and electric people are sending you death threats? It boils down to one simple word… Keep reading »

Mary Rambin Responds: We’ve Failed (As Women) Too!

I tried to hold back posting about this again today, but then I realized most of you don’t follow Mary Rambin’s blog as avidly as I do — I also like to watch “Intervention” while eating and have been known to wear open-toed shoes in the snow, so it’s not like I’m against torturing myself. Anyway, I thought you all might like to read her apology. Or sort of apology. And we (the royal “we” that encompasses women appalled by her abortion/Botox comparison) get a shout out! Ahem… Keep reading »

Is Pink The New Black For Men?

For the most part, men have three color choices when it comes to suits: black, gray, and navy blue. They’ve been able to expand their shirt and tie options from the traditional white, blue, white and blue striped, and white and blue checked over the years, and perhaps the increase in popularity of golf and other country club sports made it more common for men to wear pale pink and purple shirts and ties. Pink has become a much more acceptable color for guys than it was just a few years ago, and it might soon be as acceptable as it was in the early 1900s.

Suits in practically fluorescent shades of pink came down the runways at the Fall 2009 Dolce & Gabbana show, the Spring 2009 Givenchy and Calvin Klein shows. And Refinery 29 spotted men wearing the neon shade on men outside fashion shows, too. Most guys I know probably won’t be suiting up in hot pink for work, but celebs like Kanye West and Pete Wentz would definitely throw one on for a premiere or a party. And I have a feeling we’re going to start seeing men wear this color a whole lot more often, even if only on their socks. Keep reading »

Crave: Catherine Rapetti Single Love Knot Bracelets

These soft, woven bangles remind us of the barrel stitch gimp bracelets we’d attempt to make in summer camp. We’d try to make one fit our wrist but would always run out of materials and get stuck with a stubby key chain. These leather bracelets are just as colorful, and they’re a major step up from plastic lanyard. [$93, CatherineRapetti.com] Keep reading »

I Bang The Worst Dudes

No need to annoy all your girlfriends with that story of what happened between you and that hipster DJ, Sorry-Mom.com is a website that let’s any woman spill her tale of woe and whoa. Page after page, women pour over their crappy sexual encounters. Each story comes complete with the dude’s picture (Bonus! Though his eyes are always blacked out, to “protect” privacy) and a blurb. It’s the kind of dirt that’ll make a girl smirk with empathy! With a vicious bent like trash talking a guy’s Johnson, I expect the site to be run by a spurned divorcee ala Tricia “Crazy Eyes” Walsh-Smith of Park Avenue. Bitching about boys and literally hitting them below the belt seems like such a mean girl thing to do. And it begs the question, why isn’t there a version of this site so guys can rant? I’ve heard some things about ladies that made my jaw drop. But, would a man ever care enough to write a paragraph that admits to their broken heart, then diss the chick, add a pic and email it in, just for the satisfaction of ranting? Do guys seek emotional revenge….and at the grandiose level of the internet? May be we should all be grateful that so far, the answer is no.

Well if you feel like laughing like you just don’t care, here are our favorite tales from “I Bang The Worst Dudes” after the jump… Keep reading »

Revealed: Guys’ Secret Porn Folders!

I have this theory, which our Mind Of Man confirmed, that men save their downloaded porn in folders with silly names. Like “Unicorns,” as DeVore wrote. And yes, I know women download porn too (although, seriously people, you can watch it online for free), and maybe I’ll tackle THOSE funny names another time. But for now check out the REAL names of porn folders, according to the plethora of men I just polled, after the jump… Keep reading »

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Is That A Sex Toy In Your Egg Carton?

Japanese designers create such beautiful products. Just look at MUJI, the non-brand brand that makes everyday items like tape dispensers and thermoses simply elegant. It doesn’t surprise us that another Japanese company has elevated the look of masturbators. Yes, that’s what the eggs pictured above are. Peel the egg, and there’s a stash of lube inside, which, when poured into the egg, creates a vagina-like environment. Sure, guys could be like Seth Rogen’s character in “Zack and Miri Make A Porno” and buy a Fleshlight, but you can’t hide a Fleshlight in your refrigerator very well. [The Trendy Girl] Keep reading »

Jon Hamm’s “30 Rock” Character Loves To Bake

Jon Hamm is guest starring on “30 Rock” starting Feb. 5, and a clip from the episode has been released! Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) discovers she has a handsome neighbor when Dr. Drew Baird’s mail gets delivered to her by mistake. From the 39 second that have been released, we know that Dr. Baird has an ice cream maker and loves to bake. Swoon.

The line Liz utters, “I want to go to there,” is one Fey stole from her daughter, Alice. At the SAG Awards, Fey thanked Alice in her acceptance speech for coining this phrase. About 25 years from now, Alice is going to be writing, starring in, and producing a show of her own, guaranteed. Either that, or she’ll be a highly acclaimed author. The girl is writing TV dialogue at age 3! Keep reading »

Just Do It … For Guys

What’s this ad really about? You tell me. Copyranter reports this ad campaign was created for the German edition of Men’s Health magazine. Both of the ads feature young women exercising to the point of sweaty, dejected exhaustion. In one ad, the woman leans over the handlebars of her bicycle, out of breath. In the other ad, the woman sits on her stationary bicycle, wiped out. The ad copy reads: “IT’S ALL ABOUT MEN.” Copyranter opines: “While it’s certainly not clear, the message of the campaign appears to be ‘that’s right babes, you keep exercising you little patooties off…for us men.’” It’s hard to argue with that position. One of the female commenters chimes in: “The only reason I exercise is so I can get laid.” I’d say she’s the truthteller. What do you think? Is this misogynist marketing or the face of reality? [Copyranter] Keep reading »

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