Relationships

Make It Stop: Should I Tell My Brother His New Girlfriend Sucks?

It would feel really, really good, but you probably shouldn’t do it. More »


Pair Of Penguins Expelled From Breeding Program Because They’re Gay

Stan and Olli are two male king penguins that were supposed to participate in a breeding program, but they were recently dismissed from said program because they are gay. Don’t worry, it’s actually quite a happy ending.

The Berlin Zoo’s European Conservation Programme (EEP) aims to bring more baby king penguins into the world… More »


Hillary Clinton Thinks Paying On Dates Should Be Decided On A Case-By-Case Basis

Hey, I agree with her! (Still voting for Bernie though.) More »


10 Celebrity Quotes About Not Having Kids, Because No, Seriously, It’s Really OK Not To

If these celebrities don’t want to have kids, then you’re totally cool not to have kids, either. More »


I Love Reducing Your Personality To Four Letters

Despite always having a notebook on hand, I use the notes on my iPhone for keeping track of a lot of things. For one, this emoticon: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I record my grocery lists, which is pretty much just the same block of text specifying how many cans of tuna I need to buy this week (#cleaneats). More »


Make It Stop: Should I Text Him Back?!

Help! He’s an inconsiderate texter, what the hell should I do? More »


Finally, An App For Bad Boyfriends To Buy Their Way To Love!!

Imagine you are a very important man, working on very important man things. You know, like fixing that bike you bought in 2014, or running a startup out of  your basement or brewing craft beer created with the yeast from your pubic hair. You know, super important dude stuff. Stuff that precludes you from being… More »


When “I Love You” Isn’t Enough

Love is amazing, but it’s not enough to sustain a relationship. Healthy relationships have lots of love but need communication, trust, honesty, and many other factors to overcome the difficulties that will undoubtedly arise. There are things you can do when you saying, “I love you” just isn’t enough. Read more on Ask Men: “When IMore »


My Husband Is Now My Wife — And Our Marriage Has Never Been Better

It was early July, and we were on our way home after a botched date night. My spouse’s mood was off, once again; this chronic melancholy, this little Eeyore cloud hanging over our lives and saturating everything in miserable little droplets. It happened all the time.

The unhappiness had put a wedge between… More »


A New App Lets You Check If Your Partner Is Using Tinder

Just last summer we were parsing through the charred remains of love thanks to the Ashley Madison hack. Now, thanks to the Information Age, a new website is here to complicate your Tinder experience.

For $5, Swipe Buster will let you search to see if users are active on Tinder. Input your target’s first name, location, age, and… More »


Trauma Survival is Messy: Can We Have Good Memories of Our Abusers?

Baseball’s Opening Day reminds me of good times with my ex–and sometimes the good memories are harder to reconcile than the bad ones. More »


I Would Do Anything For Love, Except Return To North Carolina

North Carolina, you’re dead to me. More »


How To Go Through A Sucky Breakup

Breakups suck. There’s no getting around it. Whether it’s sudden (ouch) or a long time coming (oof), breakups hurt. They’re messy, literally and figuratively. (If you’re a crier like me, there will be snot. Gross.) And breakups have a way of derailing the rest of your life — fresh out of a breakup, it seems like there’s… More »


Dater X: Wish Fulfillment

We’ve come a long way, baby.

This week’s title refers not just to the many commenters who have called – nay, pleaded – for the search for Dater X 4.0 to begin. It also refers to the surprising path that my life has taken since I started writing this column.

Looking… More »


Guy Is Brutally Exposed After He Posts A Status About How “Clingy” Girls Are

No one likes a Stage 5 Clinger. It’s creepy, it’s annoying, and letting them down easy is virtually impossible. Perhaps the only thing worse than a clinger is someone who is clingy AF yet tries to call out girls for doing it to him. Read more on College Candy…More »


The Fewer Friends You Have, The Smarter You Are

I used to have a lot of friends. In fact, one of my friends recently commented on how easy it is for me to make friends. This may have been true once, but I’m not so sure of my friend-making abilities these days.

I’m not very confident in my friend-keeping abilities. If you… More »


I Want to Marry A Prince — Do You Have A Problem With That?

When I was a teenager, I didn’t dream of marrying a Hollywood star. I dreamed of marrying a prince. Like a real one. From Europe. Preferably from England.

And can you blame me? The boys that filled my junior high school consisted of three types: arrogant jocks, tiresome Bible-thumpers, and rambunctious cowboys. And… More »


Make It Stop: Should I Go To My Ex’s Wedding?

On one hand, I want to support him, but on the other hand, I’m not sure how it would make my boyfriend feel to be my date to my ex’s wedding. More »


Dater X: Meet The Parents

This week in Things I Worried About But Shouldn’t Have: The Bartender met my parents.

Generally speaking, I don’t tend to fret about boyfriends meeting Mama and Papa X. For one thing, my parents are delightful humans who go out of their way to be friendly to all of the rare specimens that… More »


I Went on a Date With a (Closeted) MRA

I’ve been doing the online dating thing for a while now, but never had I had a date so negatively noteworthy that it affected me for more than a few hours after, until a couple of weeks ago when I found myself on a date with closeted MRA.

I’m on OKCupid (again), Tinder,… More »


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