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Cheated: When The Girlfriend & The Other Woman Meet

I’ve had a lot of practice at telling women that their boyfriends are cheating on them with me.

Sometimes it feels as if I’m a military representative knocking on the door of a newly widowed army wife. “Hello, my name is Lena. You don’t know me but I’m a friend of your husband’s. There’s something I have to tell you. You might want to sit down for this.” And then without me having to even say a word, she can already surmise that something is terribly wrong. The man she loves is dead, or at least, her relationship is. Keep reading »

SideTaker.com Will Solve Your Relationship’s Biggest Arguments!

When I heard about SideTaker.com, I was instantly psyched — a website where you can lay out your side of an argument and then have your foe argue theirs, the winner to be decided by a jury of anonymous readers on the internet? Sweet! For starters, using the site as a reader is hilarious. Currently, these five arguments jumped out at me:

1. Is My Boyfriend Calling Another Girl (Who’s Cute) Considered Cheating?
2. A Couple Is Not On Same Page When It Comes To Having Sex — Who’s To Blame?
3. She Dumped Me Because I Played A Prank On Her — Was She Over-Reacting?
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Location, Location, Location: Hooking Up In The Big Apple

As I’ve come to learn, dating in New York City isn’t…well…dating. At least what you think of traditionally in terms of the word. There isn’t a whole lot of that good, wholesome stuff you see on TV or in the movies. Oftentimes, he doesn’t call and ask to take you out to dinner, nor does he pick you up, or follow-up after the requisite three days (even if he really likes you). And, as I’ve found out the hard way, more often than not, girls pay their own way.
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Adultery Gets Economically Stimulated

John Edwards, Balthazar Getty, Eliot Spitzer, cheating husbands have been all over the news here in the States. But in Britain, adulterous wives are the ones making headlines. According to the Telegraph U.K., more lonely housewives are looking for love on the Internet than ever before. Sites like IllicitEncounters.com have seen their numbers jump from 55 women signing up a day in 2007 to the nearly triple 142 times a day average just last week. What’s driving these women to look for hot sex behind their husbands’ backs? Well, Sara Hartley, a spokeswoman for the site, thinks the plummeting economy is causing the rise in cheaters. While their white-collar husbands are busy working long hours to fight the credit crisis and keep their jobs, their trophy wives are getting bored. Women with nothing to do but wait around for their husbands? Grrr…. I suppose everyone needs love, so who can blame these Hester Prynne’s for taking matters into their own hands via the Interweb? Hmm, wonder if American women will be using their economic stimulus checks to cheat on their husbands too? [Telegraph U.K.] Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: The Eight Lousiest Apologies Ever

Despite what that old chestnut Love Story will have you believe, love doesn’t mean never having to say you’re sorry. In fact, one of the most important components of any relationship is the ability to suck it up and apologize every now and again. It’s hardly brain surgery, but who among us hasn’t been the recipient of an apology that wound up making you feel even worse than the original transgression?

For something that’s basically a no-brainer, there’s a bevy of ways to get it very, very wrong. In fact, the late Randy Pausch’s bestseller, The Last Lecture has an entire chapter called “A bad apology is worse than no apology.” Now granted, men are definitely more prone to the botched apology (see John Edwards, Bill Clinton, etcetera), but we ladies have also been known to blow an act of contrition on occasion. After the jump, some apology strategies to avoid… Keep reading »

How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Vacation Together?

It would be hard to find a more fitting pair than of sex and travel. Here, one adventurer, who has kissed an uncounted number of men who don’t share her zip code, shares her experience combining the two through more than 30 countries.

Having a boyfriend you’ve been on vacation with isn’t the same thing as having a boyfriend. Vacationing together is a serious step, and you need to proceed with caution. It’s kind of like meeting the parents, a move nobody makes on the first date. There’s more to consider than the cost of plane tickets. Of course, a few trial sleepovers can help, but there are other things to consider… Keep reading »

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