Category Archives: Relationships

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Hitched 2.0: 7 Guests You Encounter At Every Wedding

Hitched 2.0: 7 Guests You Encounter At Every Wedding

We still have seven months until our wedding, but I can’t help but wonder about our guests: how they’ll act, what their reactions will be, how they’ll get along. I’ve been to enough weddings to know that there are bound to be certain people who emerge in some pretty standard guest roles, especially when you have representatives from all different aspects of your life in one room. Rather than let ourselves be caught off-guard, my fiancé and I are mentally preparing ourselves for the following people to, um, grace us with their presences. Keep reading »

8 Iconic Moments In “Friends” Relationships & The Episodes In Which You’ll Find Them

8 Iconic Moments In "Friends" Relationships And The Episodes In Which You'll Find Them

This January, every single season and episode of “Friends” will be available on Netflix, giving us all 236 perfect excuses to hibernate in bed and never leave the house. But for those of you who don’t have over 7,000 hours to kill binge watching the gang at Central Perk, we’ve put together a quick list of some of the most noteworthy relationship moments between Ross & Rachel and Chandler & Monica. Start your New Year off with a sentimental walk down Memory Lane by skipping to these episodes for some of the most memorable moments in “Friends” romance.
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Comedian Michelle Markowitz Demonstrates What Kind Of Gross Guys You’ll Meet On Tinder

"I work in finance." Of course you do.

Michelle Markowitz apparently had the same experience on Tinder that I had on OKCupid: Eventually, you begin to realize that not only are most of the potential matches exactly the same types of guys with the same types of baggage, they’re usually also incompatible (which is OK!), but often in a way that is borderline-if-not-definitely offensive (which is not so great). Keep reading »

Dater X: I’m Going To Have To Say No To “Fuck Yes Or No”

Dater X: I'm Going To Have To Say No To "Fuck Yes Or No"

Earlier this week, a friend of mine sent me an article by Mark Manson titled “Fuck Yes or No,” with a simple directive: “Read this.” Since it had the word ‘fuck’ in it, I was obviously sold, considering the F-bomb has been my favorite word since I was old enough to pronounce consonants.

The piece describes the all-too-common “grey area” of dating, where “feelings are ambiguous or one person has stronger feelings than the other.” We’ve all been there (and I can admit when I’m guilty). But according to Manson, if you’re in the grey area to begin with, you’ve already lost. To help assure you that you’re entering into an equally beneficial and enthusiastic partnership, Manson says you should apply “The Law Of Fuck Yes Or No” (TLOFYON) to each and every romantic situation. Keep reading »

I Can’t Go To Your Holiday Party Because I’m An Introvert Who Has Better Things To Do

I Can’t Go To Your Holiday Party Because I’m An Introvert Who Has Better Things To Do

I can’t go to your holiday because I’m an introvert who has better things to do.

You wouldn’t understand because you’re not an introvert. You’re probably an extrovert, or worse, a warm, emotionally-stable person who can relate to other people.

I’m an introvert. Ask my life coach. He says I’m an introvert, which is what he would expect from a Gemini with a Cancer rising.

I didn’t choose to be an introvert. Does the shark choose to be a shark? Does the panther choose to be a panther? One of the great things about being an introvert is you can ask questions out loud and not have to worry about ever hearing an answer. Keep reading »

Life After Dating: Loving A Grad Student Without Going Insane

Life After Dating: Loving A Grad Student Without Going Insane

“Be prepared for a breakup about three weeks from now.” That was the relationship advice I got from a girl in her second year of my boyfriend’s graduate program, just before he started the first semester of his MFA in creative writing.

She had reason to be cynical: grad school means a convoluted class schedule, loads of coursework, very little money, and a whole new social circle of other grad students–and none of those things are awesome for an existing relationship. During her first semester, there had been a rash of breakups as everyone adjusted to the demands of the program.

But going for an MFA is about more than poverty and being swamped with work (although at their busiest times, grad students might not agree!). At its best, graduate school means having the support to delve into your passions—and when my boyfriend was able to delve into his academic passions, that brought a new sparkle to our relationship as well. Keep reading »

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