On Thanksgiving, Gratitude & Family-By-Choice

Katie Klabusich | November 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

It took several decades and multiple disownings, but family got simple for me a few years ago: family is made up of the people who stick around to support you no matter what, no “We’ll love you anyway,” assumptions, or prerequisites. Now, family members are the people I count on and I getMore »

Finding A Breakup’s Silver Lining

Ask Men | November 26, 2015 - 11:30 am

Breakups suck. Let’s not beat around the bush. There’s pain, anguish, anxiety, and fear. A major part of your life has been removed, and your overall system has been shocked. Read more at Ask Men…More »

Brilliant Tokyo-Based Company Sends Cute Guys To Cuddle You

Bronwyn Isaac | November 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

Have you ever found yourself awake at night wishing a verified cutie would cuddle you to sleep and listen to all your problems? More »

Dater X: Questionable Decisions And Unmitigated Disasters

Dater X 3.0 | November 24, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Having resolved to return to the fray this week, I did so with a vengeance – to decidedly mixed results. I’ll tell you all about my latest contender for Worst First Date Ever (which, given my track record, is no small feat) in a minute; first, let’s discuss the fact that I slept with a… More »

Why Funny Women Don’t Like Cowardly Men

Bronwyn Isaac | November 19, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Rather than focusing on the internalized prejudices of men who crave women who will themselves smaller and more likable in the face of patriarchy, I’d rather focus on the funny women who exist, and why we’re leaving these exhausting cowards in the dust. More »

The Things I’ve Shredded

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

I’m moving to Texas next week, and I’m not bringing the contents of my filing cabinet with me. Nor am I leaving them in the ALDI bag that’s been sitting in the corner of the bedroom of me and my husband’s Chicago apartment, waiting for me to decide whether to take them to a Kinko’sMore »

Deathbed Diary: On Neediness

Killer Titz | November 17, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately for more than 70,000 women (and men) in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39, they will add cancer to that list too, more specifically breast cancer. It’s a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages. In fact, every day, threeMore »

Dater X: Looking Vs. Waiting

Dater X 3.0 | November 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm

You know what?  I’m exhausted.
After the past few weeks of aggressive Tindering, aggressive OKStupiding, aggressive first-dating with no second dates, I’ve been having trouble mustering any enthusiasm for yet another evening of probing questions with a relative stranger. I’ve progressed from Tinder to text with a few promising specimens, but the schedule gods have… More »

5 Obvious Dating Tips From An Exhausted Yet Helpful Tinder Queen

Bronwyn Isaac | November 16, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Think about what interests and attracts you to someone, what behaviors turn you on and draw you in, and considerately implement those on your potential matches. More »

Finally, A Matchmaking Site For Straight Women And Gay Besties Everywhere

Megan Reynolds | November 13, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Meet the Stanford to your Carrie Bradshaw, the Will to your Grace, the skldjflskdfj oh god this world. … More »

Make It Stop: “I Used To Be Sex Positive, But I’ve Lost My Mojo”

Anna Goldfarb | November 13, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Fresh out of a longterm relationship that killed her sexual confidence, will this once sex-positive woman ever get her mojo back? More »

The Breakup Shop Will Do The Dumping So You Don’t Have To

Megan Reynolds | November 12, 2015 - 6:20 pm

Throw money at the problem, as the old saying goes, and pay someone else to break up with your BF/GF for you – it’s a neat way to skirt responsibility and adulthood! More »

What Is Your Ideal Relationship Cohabitation Scenario?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 12, 2015 - 4:41 pm

Writer Rachel Kramer Bussel (a contributor to The Frisky) has a unique arrangement with her live-in boyfriend Drew – after kissing each other goodnight at the end of the day, the couple of three years retires to separate bedrooms in their New Jersey apartment. According to an article about their set-up in the New York Postthey’ve slept… More »

Cheap Dude Demands Refund For Coffee After Woman Declines Second Date

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 12, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Dating is the pits. Most of us will go on a lot of first dates, with only a percentage getting a second or a third, let alone the paltry few with whom we click well enough for months or years of keeping company. We accept that there will be a certain amount of time/money/effort “lost”… More »

Dater X: A Sunday Kind Of Love & A Bizarro Type Of Date

Dater X 3.0 | November 10, 2015 - 12:05 pm

I want a Sunday kind of love. No, really, and not just because I could listen to that song every single morning.
Allow me to explain. This Sunday, I had a full day that was unapologetically mine. Really, I had a whole weekend that was unapologetically mine, including a visit with El Guapo (since you… More »

Depression And The Privilege Of Just Staying Home

Hanna Brooks Olsen | November 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Sarah Silverman recently (exceedingly accurately) described depression as feeling “like I’m desperately homesick, but I’m home.”… More »

Top 10 Signs It’s Over

Ask Men | November 7, 2015 - 10:30 am

It’s always uncomfortable to face the fact that your relationship may be coming to an end. No one likes to think about growing apart from someone you’ve cared about a great deal, but it’s better to face the truth than to dig your head in the sand while your relationship crumbles. Here are 10 signs… More »

Make It Stop: “My Ex Wants To Get Back Together — But How Can I Tell If He’s Changed?”

Anna Goldfarb | November 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm

He promises that he’s cleaned up his act, but how can she really be sure before giving their relationship another show? More »

The Soapbox: On The Need For Safe Spaces For Girls Who Develop Early

Tiffanie Drayton | November 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Girls who begin puberty earlier than their peers are stuck in an adolescent purgatory of sorts – not yet women, but too “mature” to be considered little girls. More »

Dater X: With A Little Help From My Friends

Dater X 3.0 | November 3, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Tough going out there in the dating pool this week: my OKStupid date bailed on me mere hours before game time (rude!), and speed-dating managed to sell out before I could secure a spot. Undeterred, I’m planning to attend this week – and purchase a ticket farther in advance! Meanwhile, I ended up spending a surprising amount… More »

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