Relationships

Tinder Is Rolling Out A New Super-Like Feature For Users With No Chill

Let’s talk about online dating for a second, OK? I have active accounts on Tinder, OK Cupid, Hinge and Coffee Meet Bagel (ugh, I hate this last one and its stupid name, so much I’m deleting it from my phone as soon as I’m done writing this post), but these days I mostly stick to… More »


Cheat Sheet: 10 Responses For When Someone Asks You If You’re Pregnant (And You’re Not)

I would not consider myself any great expert in etiquette, but one thing I know never to do is to ask a woman if she is pregnant. There is literally no reason to ever do this. For starters, it’s none of your business what is going on with anyone else’s womb. If they want you to… More »


Dater X: Life Support

It’s been a hell of a week. More »


True Story: My Tweet About An OKCupid Creep Went Viral (And The Internet Thinks I Should Date Him)

Burn everything. More »


Make It Stop: “My Just-Dumped Friend Needs More Of My Time Than I Can Give”

Ah, the recently dumped. Yes, they need lots of love. Yes, they need lots of attention. No, the heartbroken person can’t dominate your schedule for the foreseeable future. More »


Emily Postmodern: How To Behave When Meeting The Parents Of Someone You Maybe-Might Love

Just be polite. You know how to do that, right? More »


Dater X: The First Big Fight

It was bound to happen. More »


Ashley Madison Had 70,000 Bots Enticing Men With Messages Like “Hi”

Last week, data journalist Annalee Newitz analyzed the original data dump from cheating site Ashley Madison for Gizmodo and proposed that there were almost no real women who were active on the site. Newitz discovered that’s not exactly true, thanks to a second data dump of Ashley Madison’s source code. There were real,More »


10 Tips For Being A Better Girl Friend And Ally

Last week, in an interview with The New York Times, Miley Cyrus dismissed Nicki Minaj’s criticism of racism in the music industry – exemplified by MTV, which denied “Anaconda” a VMA Video of the Year nomination – claiming that Nicki is “not too kind” or “polite” and too “angry.” And then, as I’m sure you’ve watched over and over again… More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Get Through A Mild Identity Crisis

 

For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit … antsy, as if I woke up one morning and my skin didn’t fit right. Something feels off in my life, and while I have lots of ideas of small internal conflicts or things that just aren’t working, none of them are… More »


Make It Stop: “I’m Afraid My Parents Will Hate My New Boyfriend”

Introducing a new relationship to the folks is nervewracking as it is, but especially so when they didn’t like the last guy you brought home… More »


Hey, Maybe Look Out For People Who Are Super, Super Polite, Because They’re Actually Mean

If Becky from HR tells you your hair looks A-MAY-ZING every day when you are sure it doesn’t, watch your back. More »


Frisky Rant: Sorry For Being Polite, You Weirdo

Don’t ban the question, “How are you?” – just answer it honestly. More »


Dater X: A Matter Of Trust

Who knew that the Internetz had so many opinions about whose dicks I do or do not put in my mouth??

Last week’s “Blowjobs Are for Boyfriends” pronouncement was unexpectedly controversial – at least, unexpectedly to me – and it got me thinking about why I “withhold” (if you can call it that)… More »


Cheating Isn’t That Bad

Two people might have killed themselves over being exposed in the Ashley Madison hack. More »


Check Your Vibes: So You’ve Got Abandonment Issues…

Girl, don’t we all? More »


Is It Necessary For Your Life Partner To Like All Of Your Instagram Pics?

If you are in a relationship and you have Instagram, chances are you have strange and unyielding expectations, rooted in very little, that your partner tosses you a spare like here and there. If that pic of your iced coffee, a Chapstick and Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is languishing in single-digit Instagram-like limbo, a… More »


Make It Stop: “My BF Loves Going To The Movies, But I Hate It!”

Where can she find the strength to endure loud chewers and constant iPhone checkers? More »


Ever Thought You’d See A “Halloween”-Themed Proposal?

Today in kitschy marriage proposals I would never, ever want: Kelly Canipe is a huge horror fan. So much so that she runs the podcast Boys & Ghouls, and, apparently, owns a near-exact replica of the costume Jamie Lee Curtis wore as Laurie Strode in “Halloween” that she just whips out if sheMore »


True Story: Learning To Love My Adult ADHD

It’s a long walk to the nurse’s office between lunch and recess; if I get there quickly, before my friends notice I’m gone, then I won’t have to reveal why I’m temporarily missing from the cafeteria. If someone does catch me mid-journey, then I tell them I’m going to take my “allergy medication” — a… More »


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