Relationships

Emily Postmodern: How To Behave When Meeting The Parents Of Someone You Maybe-Might Love

Julianna Rose Dow / September 2, 2015

Just be polite. You know how to do that, right? More »


Dater X: The First Big Fight

Dater X 3.0 / September 1, 2015

It was bound to happen. More »


Ashley Madison Had 70,000 Bots Enticing Men With Messages Like “Hi”

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

Last week, data journalist Annalee Newitz analyzed the original data dump from cheating site Ashley Madison for Gizmodo and proposed that there were almost no real women who were active on the site. Newitz discovered that’s not exactly true, thanks to a second data dump of Ashley Madison’s source code. There were real,More »


10 Tips For Being A Better Girl Friend And Ally

Tiffanie Drayton / August 31, 2015

Last week, in an interview with The New York Times, Miley Cyrus dismissed Nicki Minaj’s criticism of racism in the music industry – exemplified by MTV, which denied “Anaconda” a VMA Video of the Year nomination – claiming that Nicki is “not too kind” or “polite” and too “angry.” And then, as I’m sure you’ve watched over and over agai… More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Get Through A Mild Identity Crisis

Claire Hannum / August 31, 2015

 
For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit … antsy, as if I woke up one morning and my skin didn’t fit right. Something feels off in my life, and while I have lots of ideas of small internal conflicts or things that just aren’t working, none of them are major, which… More »


Make It Stop: “I’m Afraid My Parents Will Hate My New Boyfriend”

Anna Goldfarb / August 28, 2015

Introducing a new relationship to the folks is nervewracking as it is, but especially so when they didn’t like the last guy you brought home… More »


Hey, Maybe Look Out For People Who Are Super, Super Polite, Because They’re Actually Mean

Megan Reynolds / August 27, 2015

If Becky from HR tells you your hair looks A-MAY-ZING every day when you are sure it doesn’t, watch your back. … More »


Frisky Rant: Sorry For Being Polite, You Weirdo

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2015

Don’t ban the question, “How are you?” – just answer it honestly. More »


Dater X: A Matter Of Trust

Dater X 3.0 / August 25, 2015

Who knew that the Internetz had so many opinions about whose dicks I do or do not put in my mouth??
Last week’s “Blowjobs Are for Boyfriends” pronouncement was unexpectedly controversial – at least, unexpectedly to me – and it got me thinking about why I “withhold” (if you can call it that) fellatio from… More »


Cheating Isn’t That Bad

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Two people might have killed themselves over being exposed in the Ashley Madison hack. More »


Check Your Vibes: So You’ve Got Abandonment Issues…

Claire Hannum / August 24, 2015

Girl, don’t we all? More »


Is It Necessary For Your Life Partner To Like All Of Your Instagram Pics?

Megan Reynolds / August 24, 2015

If you are in a relationship and you have Instagram, chances are you have strange and unyielding expectations, rooted in very little, that your partner tosses you a spare like here and there. If that pic of your iced coffee, a Chapstick and Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is languishing in single-digit Instagram-like limbo, a… More »


Make It Stop: “My BF Loves Going To The Movies, But I Hate It!”

Anna Goldfarb / August 21, 2015

Where can she find the strength to endure loud chewers and constant iPhone checkers? More »


Ever Thought You’d See A “Halloween”-Themed Proposal?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2015

Today in kitschy marriage proposals I would never, ever want: Kelly Canipe is a huge horror fan. So much so that she runs the podcast Boys & Ghouls, and, apparently, owns a near-exact replica of the costume Jamie Lee Curtis wore as Laurie Strode in “Halloween” that she just whips out if sheMore »


True Story: Learning To Love My Adult ADHD

Rachel Brodsky / August 21, 2015

It’s a long walk to the nurse’s office between lunch and recess; if I get there quickly, before my friends notice I’m gone, then I won’t have to reveal why I’m temporarily missing from the cafeteria. If someone does catch me mid-journey, then I tell them I’m going to take my “allergy medication” — a… More »


One Day Less: Laughing In The Face Of Death

Anonymous / August 20, 2015

I was born a tenacious optimist and will always loop back around to the hopeful side of things when given enough time, candy and purses. To prove my point, here are my top ten perks of premature death. More »


Frisky Rant: Enough With This “Friend Zone” Nonsense!

Tiffanie Drayton / August 20, 2015

Ughhhhhh. The ubiquity of the whole “friend zone” conversation is depressingly sexist. Every single time I read an article, see a meme or am privy to a conversation where the idea surfaces, I want to literally scream and choke someone. Are people still not aware that they are perpetuating the myth that men are somehow… More »


The Essential Fill-In-The-Blank Maid Of Honor Speech

Emily Winter / August 19, 2015

Instead of wasting a weekend writing a speech you hate and are terrified to deliver, try filling in the blanks to this speech and reading it with a robotic smile during your maid of honor panic blackout. Good luck! More »


Dater X: O, Baby

Dater X 3.0 / August 18, 2015

Over a month deep (giggity) with The Big Easy, we’re getting the hang of this “pleasuring each other” thing.
With a shoutout to my girl Miranda Hobbs – who reminded Carrie “Work of Fiction” Bradshaw, after a disappointing first encounter with Berger, that if she’s never had to “work on it” with someone she really liked,… More »


The Frisky Reacts To Men Reacting To Taking Their Wives’ Last Names

Robyn Pennacchia / August 18, 2015

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHALOLFOREVERHA! More »


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