Although Benjamin Franklin had a hand in a lot of great American accomplishments, he never put the moves on Betsy Ross, the lady who stitched the first flag — that is, until now. Philadelphiaâ€™s favorite Benjamin Franklin impersonator, Ralph Archbold, is engaged to the best Betsy Ross impersonator, Linda Wilde. Oddly enough, the couple met at a wedding on September 1st, the same date our forefather Franklin married his wife in 1730. The betrothed modern day Betsy and Benjamin are both widowers with an interest in history, role-playing, and costuming. My Jewish grandmother would call them bashert, but the serendipity of it all doesnâ€™t require Yiddish. Congratulations to the happy historical couple! [Santa Cruz Sentinel] Keep reading »
Hello! Welcome to The Frisky! Here’s a head-scratcher for you: the last time you had a really awful, awkward date (or a super-fun romp in the sack), did you laugh about it with your girlfriends afterwards? We sure did. Which is why it totally boggled our minds that out of all the gazillions of love, sex, dating, and, um, smut sites for women on the Internet, none of them were relatable. Enter The Frisky.
Chances are (unless youâ€™re a character in a Sandra Bullock movie), most of your day-to-day thoughts about love and sex revolve around pop culture (â€œBritney Spears tends to a shrine of Justin Timberlake? What?!â€), health (â€œIs the HPV vaccine right for me?â€), politics (â€œAre all powerful men total horn dogs?â€), fashion (â€œDo sexy, comfortable shoes actually exist?”), dating (“He took me to the pharmacy to pick up his Propecia prescription!”), and travel (â€œHow do you say â€˜to the leftâ€™ in Italian?â€). Thatâ€™s why The Frisky tackles all of these facets of life, but with a sexy, carefree, and most of all, relatable twist.
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Engaged people can be obnoxious. That’s what I thought before I was engaged, and it’s what I think now that I am. For starters, engagements are by definition a lil’ flashy. Literally speaking, there’s the ring. I was always noticing women wearing big rocks, little rocks, enviable rocks, ugly rocks (Pear shaped diamonds?! Patooey!), when I would ride the subway. Sometimes I would find the bragginess of a big ol’ diamond annoying and contemptible. So now I turn my ring around on the way to work so I just look like a married lady with a wedding band.
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Thanks to Feministing for reminding us to mention something that’s been hardcore bugging us about this whole Eliot Spitzer scandal. Why do the wives of these politicians have to get up on stage with them while they confess their sins to the public? Chances are they probably just found out the truth themselves and instead of getting to behave like normal betrayed women (whether that means crying, screaming, breaking glasses, plotting revenge, decapitation, or all of the above), they have to do the whole “stand by your man” thing. So unfair! Is that the price you have to pay as the wife of a public official? Can’t these ladies at least chill in the green room scowling and clutching a glass of bourbon, their dignity intact? It’s such a bummer to have to play supportive wife to these cheating scoundrels. Anyway, this is indeed a good excuse for a lil’ Tammy Wynette. Enjoy! Keep reading »
In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I have always been hyper-OCD about certain sounds causing me mental distress. For example, when someone has a cold, the sound of them sniffing obsessively makes me inwardly homicidal. Likewise, a running toilet puts me on the precipice of madness. So when my fiance suddenly became a snorer three years and eight months into our relationship, I couldn’t just call it a dealbreaker and bail — we live together and share a dog, so we can’t break up over the fact that his midnight sinus warbling are freaking killing me. Keep reading »
All of this talk of early risers and night owls has us wondering whether a morning person and a night person can make it as a couple. If one person needs to go to bed at 11 p.m. to function at work the next day, and the other can’t get anything done until 11 p.m., what does that mean for their relationship? A study published in Sleep and Biological Rhythms reported that women sleep less soundly when they’re next to a romantic partner. Men, on the other hand, sleep better next to a woman (so not fair — we love cuddling!). Some are resorting to sleeping in separate bedrooms. A 2007 survey by the National Association of Home Builders projected that by 2015, a typical upscale house will include two master suites. In our experience — let us know if yours varies — we seem to be morning people while our lovers, boyfriends, and husbands tend to stay up later. It hasnâ€™t been that much of an issue thus far, and having slightly off-kilter schedules can even come in handy. Amelia is a morning person, so she tends to take model dog Lucca out before heading to work, while her fiancÃ© is better at the night shift. [WSJ, HamptonRoads.com, and MSNBC] Keep reading »