Category Archives: Relationships

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This Invite-Only Dating App Filters Out Creepers And Puts Women In Control

Honest Dating Profile
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This is what happens when you make an honest OK Cupid profile. Read More »
Dating Apps
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Almie Rose tries out dating apps so you don't have to. Read More »
Dating Don'ts: Tinder
Dating Don'ts: Everything That Can Go Wrong On Tinder And Grouper
Things can go terribly wrong on Tinder. Read More »
This Invite-Only Dating App Filters Out Creepers And Puts Women In Control

Anybody who’s experienced online dating knows the icky feeling of being descended on by creeps (for lack of a better word) who are more interested in getting their porno on within 10 seconds of first contacting you than learning your name. Whether these guys somehow believe this is actually a polite way to talk to people (I doubt that) or are just total assholes who enjoy sexually harassing others, the rate of unsolicited dick pics in the dating world makes it pretty clear that something’s got to give. Wyldfire, the latest dating app to hit the scene, is a network that allows women to sign up freely, but only allows guys to join if they’re invited by a woman. The idea is to create a network of guys who are lady-approved and pre-screened for the creep factor. Keep reading »

4 Ways To Spot A Narcissist Before He Becomes Your Boyfriend

No Respect Warning Signs
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Eight warning signs a partner does not respect you. Read More »
Dating Red Flags
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These red flags should send you running. Read More »
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A cute guy walks up to you in a bar. He’s totally full of himself, but makes you laugh as he flexes his muscles while telling you he’s the best. This guy is a narcissist, right?

Not necessarily. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: On Guys Who Don’t Read Books By Women

Frisky Rant: On Guys Who Don't Read Books By Women
Hot/Not Hot Books
Guys tell us what they like/ don't like to see on a girl's book shelf. Read More »

It wasn’t long after I started using OK Cupid in late 2012 that I realized I was just looking at the same guy over and over and over. Bearded, goofy, self-effacing, liberal arts major, non-religious, burgeoning career, presents as worldly — basically, hipsters. But that’s not why I say “the same guy.”  I say “the same guy” because all of them had, unfailingly, exactly the same taste in literature: Thomas Pynchon, Jorge Luis Borges, David Foster Wallace, Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Haruki Murakami, Junot Diaz, Charles Bukowski, Cormac McCarthy, Albert Camus, and Philip Roth, with a smattering of Hemingway, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Kafka, and Vonnegut to give props to the giants.

Not once did I ever see these men list Margaret Atwood, Maya Angelou, Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Lee, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, Bharati Mukerjee, Jamaica Kincaid, Annie Proulx, Susan Sontag, Joyce Carol Oates, or Zadie Smith.  Not even Charlotte Bronte.  Not even Mary Shelley. Keep reading »

You Hate Musicals Because You Are Dead Inside

You Hate Musicals Because You Are Dead Inside

I love musicals.

Oh, you hate musicals? Really? I’ll get to you and your opinion in a second.

First, I’m making a public confession: I am a white, heterosexual man who loves musicals. I don’t give a shit who knows. You are not your demographic. The people who make up focus groups are demented human beings.

I eat bacon cheeseburgers. I love pranks. I watch professional wrestling. Well, maybe that last one doesn’t prove anything. Pro wrestling is just Redneck Broadway. Keep reading »

Your Friskyscopes For The Week Of June 9-15, 2014

Astro 101: Panic Inducers
Astrology 101: Normal Life Experiences Each Sign Just Can't Handle
The life experiences most likely to give each sign a nervous breakdown. Read More »

Gemini (May 21-June 20): It’s crunch time in terms of needing to commit to summer plans. There are a lot of logistics to sort out, which will be pivotal to making sure your entire summer is all fun in the sun over sad and soggy. Plus, if you don’t make those decisions now, it’ll be over before you know it. This is not the time for you to be square.

Best Lay Day: Friday, June 13

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Testing history and various other uncomfortable conversations will be front and center now. Do yourself a favor and stay on top of it, as it’ll be an eye-opening experience to get to know another side of that special someone that you didn’t expect. It could also be amazing to feel this security, but it doesn’t have to be deep either. Don’t project.

Best Lay Day: Tuesday, June 10 Keep reading »

20 Signs You’re Really, Really Single

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Sometimes your single status is a scarlet letter that has been sewn on your forehead, other times your delusions have you believing this dry spell is more sunny California than Sahara Desert. If you aren’t sure of just how single you are, this list will help you. Read more on College Candy…

15 Awesome Cheryl Strayed Quotes For A Dose Of Inspiration

15 Awesome Cheryl Strayed Quotes For A Dose Of Inspiration

I just started reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed (yes, I have been under a rock for the past few years) and am completely swept away by it. Strayed, who’s also behind the much-adored Dear Sugar advice column at The Rumpus (which has been turned into a book called Tiny Beautiful Things, which you will read and then instantly buy for all your friends), describes tough decisions and what it is to be human in a way that nobody else quite can.

In honor of the campaign to turn one of her best Dear Sugar columns into an animation (and simply because her words never get less awesome), here are some of Strayed’s most wonderful and inspiring quotes about life, love, fear and forgiveness: Keep reading »

This 31-Year-Old Dating A 91-Year-Old Is The Most Disgusting & Somehow The Sweetest Thing Ever [VIDEO]

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Kyle Jones is 31-years-old and calls himself a “cougar hunter.” However, Jones isn’t into your typical cougar, he likes them much, much, much older. Case in point–he’s dating 91-year-old Marjorie McCool and 68-year-old Anna Ronald. Yes, Jones is dating multiple older women (there’s three more), but his preference is for McCool. Watch them make out on YourTango…

Mommie Dearest: Tales Of An American Mom Traveling Abroad

Mommie Dearest: Tales Of An American Mom Traveling Abroad

I’ve been out of the country for the past two weeks, spending almost the entirety of that time in Israel. Along the way, I’ve learned some interesting things about taking an extended global trip while parenting.

Contrary to what you might think, there are some pretty sweet perks to traveling with a child. I made the trip out to Israel with just my son and while there are some challenges traveling as a solo parent, I also noticed some up sides. People tended to treat us with more patience and kindness then when I travel solo (and I do, often). We bypassed regular TSA security to go in the fast lane, where shoes blissfully remain on and you don’t need to take out laptops or toiletries. We were also allowed to board first if we wanted to, we got meals served to us earlier, and there were more smiles and less scowls from airline employees —  although perhaps this is just an Air France thing? They were pushing the free booze … Keep reading »

Study: Wedding Traditions Are Changing Sloooowly

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Weddings may be full of age-old “rules,” but according to a new poll, views on strong-held nuptial traditions are slowly changing. A new Harris Poll surveyed 2,300 Americans this April to find out where they stand on old-school ideas about how heterosexual weddings are supposed to go down. Marriages might be changing, but weddings? Not so fast. Keep reading »

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