The negative experiences in life can help mold and nourish it. There is no light without darkness and no laughter without pain. Let’s pick apart those regrets that mold us into who we are on Cracked.com…
Last week, I was talking to one of my best guy friends about our various relationship dilemmas when he assured me, “It’s okay, Kate. All of this nonsense will be over once we turn 29, which is rapidly approaching.”
He was referring to our marriage pact: an agreement we made when we were 18 that if we weren’t married by the time we were 29, we would get hitched. Keep reading »
My boyfriend Nick and I met when we were in high school, but we didn’t start dating officially until college. Part of the reason for that was my extreme resistance to the idea of being labeled “high school sweethearts.” I knew I loved Nick within a few weeks of first meeting him, but the idea of our relationship falling under the HSS label was mortifying to me, especially coming from a small town where HSS marriages were something of a way of life. I wanted to move away and have a glamorous career; settling down with the boy who sat three desks down from me in computer science class was not part of my plan. Nick wanted to get serious right away, but I was so afraid of becoming a cliche that I enforced a strict, “We’re just friends” rule until the day after graduation, when I finally kissed him and said, “OK, let’s do this.” I believed this technicality (we were a whopping 24 hours past the high school sweetheart deadline!) would save us from a lifetime of HSS comments. Smooth, right?
Alas, my plan didn’t really work. Whenever I tell people Nick and I have been together for nine years, they ask how old I am, they do the mental math, and then a goofy grin comes over their face as they start clapping and chanting, “High school sweethearts! High school sweethearts!” Sigh.
Obviously I have no regrets about sticking with Nick — I mean, I met the guy of my dreams early in life, how lucky am I? — but as our relationship has progressed, I’ve noticed a few unexpected drawbacks that don’t affect couples who met later in life… Keep reading »
This photo, which recently surfaced on Reddit, depicts a gaggle of girlfriends, dressed up in their holiday finery, celebrating the engagement of not one, not two, but three of their own. Well, all but one is celebrating. Woman in the red vest, I FUCKING FEEL YOU, GIRL. I want to invite you over to my apartment for some wine and an epic bitch session. Yes, I’m sure we’re both totally happy for our friends who are in loving, committed relationships, blah blah blah, but sometimes being around them makes you want to shoot yourself in the head, doesn’t it? Especially when what you THOUGHT was a holiday party for all turns out to be an engagement celebration for a few. Congratulations but also PUKE. I stand with you in solidarity, Patron Saint Of No Fucks To Give! Will you be my BFF? [Reddit]
“It’s like a modern version of how a caveman used to bash a woman over the head with a club. These days, they just shoot her in the leg,” said Rachel Mayo Greer of how her sister Audrey Mayo and her boyfriend Tyler Webb fell in love. Sounds awfully romantic… Keep reading »
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): The fire in your gut is going to be burning hot — don’t let money be a barrier between what you desire. If this means putting up the dough to upgrade your life, do so, because it’ll all pay off. Investing your emotions does not just mean giving hugs and kisses — increase the physical evidence by loading up on the communal property.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Coincidences with bizarre sexual undertones will be happening, putting you in an odd position with someone unexpected. Of course, pleasure is pleasure and at the end of the day, not all have to have dire consequences. So, if you find yourself in a tricky position, say to hell with all. Go ahead, indulge. Keep reading »
I’ve known a few Noelles and Hollys in my day, so the trend of giving your baby a name inspired by the season when it was born—especially a magical season like Christmas—isn’t anything new. And we’ve all heard seasonal names like April, Summer, and Autumn before. (Secret confession: Autumn was my number one, all-time favorite name for a girl, no matter what season she was born in, but now I have two boys!)
But even with baby naming, you can have too much of a good thing. Read more on The Gloss…
Do you lack time to meet anyone because you’re so busy with work? You may find yourself wondering if it might be a good idea to date someone from the cubicle next to yours. It’d be so easy! You already see each other every day, and you have to admit — he does look pretty cute in a tie. Of course you may also love the thought of having meetings and company outings with a special someone, but step back for a minute: do you really think it’s a good idea to date a coworker? The answer (in case you needed a hint) is a big no. Need further proof? Check out these non-negotiable reasons why an office romance just isn’t a good idea on Your Tango…
It may not be something that anyone wishes for, but for a lot of men (about 50 percent), hair loss is a reality. At first, it can be tragic, depressing, a horrible reminder of immortality, but once a guy realizes it’s just a fact of life, and learn to own it, they become even more of a catch than they ever thought possible. Read more on Your Tango…