Make It Stop: “My Friends’ Social Media Updates Are Making Me Depressed”

By: Anna Goldfarb / November 21, 2014
I feel like a bad friend. My friends seem so successful and I feel like I’m stalling. All I see are updates about marriages, babies, pregnancies, I feel like I can’t keep up. How do I not feel so terrible about it? Social media is a tool, not a reflection of real life. Like airbrushed… More »

The New John Lewis Christmas Ad Will Melt Your Heart

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 20, 2014
I was having a rough morning when someone very special to me knew just what would cheer me up: penguins. Every year, UK department store John Lewis releases a new Christmas ad meant to tug on the heartstrings just before the holidays. Over the years, the annual ad has become a spectacle of sorts, with… More »

Hitched 2.0: The Pros & Cons Of A Long Engagement

By: Emma Sarran / November 20, 2014
Hitched, our weekly column about getting married, is back! This time around, we'll be walking down the aisle (well, in spirit) with writer Emma Sarran, who will be sharing her thoughts on long engagements, the institution of matrimony and that godforsaken wedding industrial complex every Thursday. I remember my engagement as if it was yesterday. More »

10 Ways To Tackle Money Issues As A Couple

By: / November 19, 2014
A strong relationship with your partner, and a solid, secure financial life together, begins with what you bring to the table. As a money and relationship coach, I work with couples who struggle with this; and, while there's a lot they need to work on together, they first must start with themselves. And so do… More »

Dater X: 10 Red Flags & Warning Signs That I Look For When I’m Dating

By: Dater X / November 19, 2014
Every new relationship comes with its own bag of possibilities and pitfalls. We approach new romance hopefully, keeping our eyes peeled for warning signs and red flags that might tip us off about a character flaw or mismatch, and determine an outcome accordingly. But everybody's past is different, and depending on what you want and… More »

Nothing Says “Bye Bye Bye” Like A Singing And Dancing Flash Mob

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2014
Flash mobs -- aka huge gatherings of people singing and dancing in unison with the purpose of expressing some intimate sentiment in a public, attention-grabbing way -- pretty much jumped the shark when one appeared at the end of that Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis movie, "Friends With Benefits." But flash mob breakups? Now that'… More »

Science Says Doing THIS On A First Date Makes You Sexier

By: / November 18, 2014
Attraction is a funny thing. The qualities you think make someone the hottest thing on the planet might make your best friend give you some serious side-eye. What makes one person attracted to another person can be so varied, and that's what makes it such an interesting subject—which is probably the reason why scientists and… More »

Dealbreaker: He Drank Beef Tea

By: Lauren Corona / November 18, 2014
The day I learned that J. enjoyed a nice, hot cup of “beef tea” was the day I realized this guy most definitely wasn't the one. As anyone outside of the UK might not know, we have this strange meat spread called Bovril. Said viscous, meaty paste can be added to boiling water to create… More »

10 Lessons You Learn From The Assholes In Your Life

By: Huffington Post Women / November 17, 2014
The world is filled with assholes. They are everywhere. They hit your parked car without leaving a note, cut you off while waiting in line at Whole Foods and literally knock you out of the way on their mad dash to the subway, so you face the closed doors instead of them. A**holes aren't limited… More »

Life After Dating: Splitting The Holidays

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 2014
My parents separated during my senior year of high school. That was bad enough, not because I was upset at the time about them separating, but because that first holiday season was weird -- my dad was there, but only begrudgingly on my mom’s part -- and once the divorce proceedings started and things got… More »

9 Questions To Ask Before Committing To A Relationship

By: Huffington Post Women / November 16, 2014
It's tempting to jump into relationships when we meet someone we believe is wonderful. But if it takes a few months to begin gauging someone's character, and two to three years to truly know them, we are setting ourselves up for disaster if we commit too soon. Here are nine essential questions to help guide us. More »

5 Adorable Behaviors That Mean Your Dog Hates You

By: Cracked / November 15, 2014
Once upon a time, a bunch of prehistoric horror-wolves realized that the clumsy species of spear-flinging monkeys they were snacking on would trade belly rubs and a place by the fire if they occasionally mauled something on command. Since then, man and canine have peacefully waltzed together through the annals of time. Thanks to thi… More »

The Whole Concept Of Brown Bag Speed Dating Makes Me Happy I’m Not Single

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014
Several times a week, I think to myself, “Oh, thank goodness I’m not single anymore.” Today’s edition: Brown bag speed dating. Yes, speed dating where you cut holes out of a bag for your eyes and mouth and put it over your head. Seriously. More »

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care About Spending Birthdays Or Holidays Together!”

By: Anna Goldfarb / November 14, 2014
I moved into my boyfriend’s place before we were dating as a stepping stone while I transferred my life from west coast to east coast. Having lived together before we started dating and still living together, our relationship is at an escalated pace, which makes it confusing for me. His birthday is coming up right… More »

Study: The Cost Of Your Wedding & Engagement Ring Can Predict Divorce

By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014
A study conducted by economists at Emory University found that the amount of money spent on a couple's wedding and engagement can pretty accurately predict whether divorce is on the horizon. The study, smugly titled "'A Diamond Is Forever' And Other Fairy Tales" (love it), surveyed over 3,000 people about their nuptial spending, controlling for… More »

Girl Talk: Dating As A Sex Writer

By: Sophie Saint Thomas / November 13, 2014
While watching your partner have sex with another person is common enough to play a vibrant role in swinging and orgies, and to spawn porn parodies like “One Flew Over the Cuckold’s Nest,” in general it’s safe to assume that a conversation regarding your partner’s sexual history rarely ends well. Recalling Amsterdam trips at 19… More »

The Disney Princes Ranked By Their Rebound Guy Potential

By: College Candy / November 12, 2014
When you think about dating one of the Disney princes (and you know you have) it’s normally a happily ever after, having scores of royal children together scenario. But some of the princes (and for the purpose of this list, we’re also including the non-royal male companions of the Disney princesses) would actually make better… More »

Dater X: Pumping The Brakes

By: Dater X / November 12, 2014
It's no secret I've been hurt in the past. Patrick Bateman broke my heart and left me with some serious trust issues and therapy bills to show for it, which is why it's imperative I end up with someone who's open and honest about his intentions and feelings. Last week, Baby Face proved to me… More »

22 Reasons You Should Date A Guy With A Beard

By: Tres Sugar / November 11, 2014
What better way to celebrate the momentous #NoShaveNovember than to honor all the guys out there for whom "not shaving" is a way of life? The answer: there is no better way. This is the best way. While smooth-faced chaps and bald boyfriends are wonderful in their own right, this month isn't about them. It's about… More »

Man Proposes With 99 iPhones, Plan Doesn’t Go So Well…

By: Newser / November 11, 2014
One man in China's got 99 problems but his girlfriend ... well, she's not around anymore. Just in time for the country's "Singles' Day" today, which is becoming a popular day to propose, a young Guangzhou programmer bought 99 iPhone 6s, arranged them in a heart, and asked his girlfriend—in front of a crowd of… More »

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