Relationships

Dater X: “Can I Ask You A Serious Question?”

By: Dater X / October 15, 2014
Life is full of surprises: maybe you get pregnant without trying, win the lottery, find faith or cheat death. Other times, it's the small, simple unexpectancies (I'm aware that "unexpectancies” isn't a real word, but it should be) that make all the difference. Over the last few weeks, Baby Face has been my pleasant "unexpectancy."… More »

Finding A Tattoo Artist After Trauma

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 15, 2014
A few months ago, one of my friends posted on Facebook that he was looking for a new tattoo shop that was woman-friendly and queer-friendly after a bad experience with his last artist. I asked him privately who the artist was who he’d had a bad experience with and he gave me the guy's name… More »

This Mandatory (And Sexist) Sex Ed Workshop Is Why Society Is Moving Backwards

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 15, 2014
As a modern woman who values her reproductive rights and the education of sexual health, I'm ALL ABOUT today's young folks taking sex ed classes— but not when they're sexist, bigoted and alllll sorts of wrong. A secondary school in Singapore, Hwa Chong Institution, held a mandatory sex education session recently sponsored by Focus o… More »

Tech Companies Want To Help Female Employees Freeze Their Eggs, But What We Really Need Is Better Paternity Leave

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 14, 2014
Apple and Facebook are going to start helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs -- some employees, anyway; Apple’s benefits vary depending on your position -- so that those women don’t have to choose between having a family and working through some of the prime years of their careers. This i… More »

Mommie Dearest: From Helicopters To Lawnmowers, With Free-Range In Between, What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?

By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 14, 2014
Parenting can be overwhelming. Not the actual act of being a parent -- although that certainly has its challenges -- but the whole world of parenting philosophies. It seems like every other week we're bombarded with a new way to parent, each one promising even more chances of insuring your offspring's success. For a new… More »

Girl Talk: The Transition From Hairstylist To Friend

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 14, 2014
One of the things I lost when I stopped shampooing and cutting my hair was regular hangouts with my former hairstylist/now friend, Maggie. I met her after several bad experiences at Hair Cuttery and Great Clips, where I’d go for a $20 hair cut, say, “Fuck my hair up!” and the stylist would interpret that… More »

Frisky Rant: Peter Pans & The Women Who Love Them All Need To Grow Up

By: Tiffanie Drayton / October 13, 2014
This piece does not target all men. It is geared towards the demographic of Peter Pans among the male population who, regardless of age just refuse to grow up. They are the dudes who believe they are working towards a gig that will be extremely lucrative in the long run, but in the interim they are 30+… More »

I’m So Tired Of This Sentimental BS About How Social Media Is Bad For Us

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 12, 2014
Are you buggin’, Prince Ea? Yes. You are buggin’. Social media is not that bad. I am seriously about to headdesk over here over the critiques this video for "Can We Auto Correct Humanity?" poses. Let me tell you a story about my childhood. When I was very young, my dad commuted by train,… More »

The Dumbest Things Steve Harvey Ever Said About Love And Vaginas

By: EJ Dickson / October 11, 2014
Yesterday, comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey announced he was launching his own dating website. The site, Delightful, is a joint venture with OKCupid and Tinder owner IAC. Harvey promises it will help women become more “dateable,” so they can achieve the ultimate goal of finding a husband. Yikes. More »

10 Types Of Customers You Meet While Working In The Whole Foods Bakery

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 10, 2014
There were a great many things that I enjoyed about working at Whole Foods, particularly in the bakery -- not least of all the enthusiastic parents and excited kids, the repeat customers who considered me and my coworkers a sort of tangential social circle, and anyone who was psyched as fuck to get a free… More »

Dater XY: Check Yourself Before Your Misrepresent Yourself

By: Dater XY / October 9, 2014
Most of us tend to portray a glossed over picture of our lives online. We cherry pick what we share and make sure our lives look like the best thing since sliced bread. With online dating, things are no different. We’re trying to present the best picture of ourselves as possible so we leave some… More »

Make It Stop: “All The Guys I Date End Up Being Really Self-Absorbed”

By: Anna Goldfarb / October 9, 2014
I’m 31 and live in Brooklyn. My problem: I keep attracting perfectly nice, smart, but utterly self-absorbed men. I'm a giver and a nurturer. I like listening to other people talk about their problems/interests/days/whatever. I like offering advice and think I'm good at it. I truly am happy to show my partners that I l… More »

Why Don’t We Validate Women’s Opinions About Dating As Much As We Do Men’s?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 9, 2014
The Twitter is abuzz about this Time article that simultaneously paints men’s attitudes about not dating women in their 30s as “caveman-era,” then goes on to uncritically give voice to a whole other set of stereotypes about women in their 30s by asking men why they do date tricenarians, as if the entire body… More »

Which States Have The Most Immature (And Mature) Men?

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 8, 2014
Where do all the manchildren live? A new survey from Estately, a national real estate search site, set out to determine which states have the highest percentage of males still basking in a prolonged state of teenage immaturity, and which have the most emotionally developed dudes. Basically, they wanted to tell… More »

Dater X: The Best Sex Of My Life

By: Dater X / October 8, 2014
Excuse me while I wander around the lovely landscape of cloud nine, because I had the best sex of my life this weekend and I'm still up here enjoying the high. So, let's bring it back a week. After my grandma passed away, my communications with Baby Face became more and more… More »

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Be A Jerk When You’re Dating Someone At Work

By: Megan Reynolds / October 7, 2014
Working with someone that you’re dating takes a special kind of mental and emotional fortitude, the ability to keep two parts of your life distinct, with clear boundaries. It’s hard in the modern workplace. We spend so much time at work, and workplaces are getting more and more casual, making the boundaries shifting and fluid. More »

Guys Saying “I Love You” To Their Best Friends: I Have Questions

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 7, 2014
I’m not going to lie, male friendship is a mystifying thing to me. Whenever I overhear dude friends having really personal conversations, I feel like I’m hiding behind a bush observing a unicorn. Most of my best friends have been guys, and specifically straight guys, but our friendships have always taken on a different tenor… More »

Depression Sucks: The “Better” I Get, The “Worse” I Feel

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2014
I've had anxiety and depression for years, long before I started therapy and began taking medication under the advisement of a psychiatrist. I look back at my teenage and college years and see glaring signs that I was unhappy but didn't know how to put it into words that anyone, including myself, could understand. Mental… More »

15 Love Lessons Scary Movies Have Taught Us

By: YourTango.com / October 6, 2014
October is officially here, which means it's time to break out the horror flicks, the costumes, the pumpkins and of course, your scary movie collection. Scary movies are just better in October. You can curl up with a blanket (because it's perfect blanket weather), a pumpkin pie and a little Norman Bates ,and that i… More »

Life After Dating: Moving On From The Past

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014
Yesterday, while I was getting ready to go to CostCo with my boyfriend, Michael, I told him a story a friend had told me about how much her dad hated her grandfather. I said, “I wonder what it’s like to have parents who you really deep-down hate.” Then I paused and thought about it, and… More »

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