Category Archives: Relationships

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Dater X: Pumping The Brakes

Dater X: Pumping The Brakes

It’s no secret I’ve been hurt in the past. Patrick Bateman broke my heart and left me with some serious trust issues and therapy bills to show for it, which is why it’s imperative I end up with someone who’s open and honest about his intentions and feelings. Last week, Baby Face proved to me that he can be that person, even though what he was telling me wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear. Keep reading »

22 Reasons You Should Date A Guy With A Beard

22 Reasons You Should Date A Guy With A Beard

What better way to celebrate the momentous #NoShaveNovember than to honor all the guys out there for whom “not shaving” is a way of life? The answer: there is no better way. This is the best way.

While smooth-faced chaps and bald boyfriends are wonderful in their own right, this month isn’t about them. It’s about the dudes who have committed their time (and their mugs) to being bearded. If facial hair has never really been your thing, here are 22 reasons that might just change your mind. Read more on Tres Sugar…

 

Man Proposes With 99 iPhones, Plan Doesn’t Go So Well…

Man Proposes With 99 IPhones, Plan Doesn't Go Well

One man in China’s got 99 problems but his girlfriend … well, she’s not around anymore. Just in time for the country’s “Singles’ Day” today, which is becoming a popular day to propose, a young Guangzhou programmer bought 99 iPhone 6s, arranged them in a heart, and asked his girlfriend—in front of a crowd of friends and onlookers—for her hand in marriage, reports the Nanfang. But in spite of the grand gesture, she said no. Read more on Newser…

6 Times I Am So Damn Happy To Be Single (In Honor Of Singles Day!)

6 Times I Am So Damn Happy To Be Single (In Honor Of Singles Day!)

This morning, I was talking to my therapist about boys and she asked me what I ultimately am really looking for in a partner, by which she (and I) mean someone I could see myself seriously dating. “Well, to be honest, sometimes I am really, really happy to not have a boyfriend, because boyfriends tend to distract from all the other things I’m busy doing,” I said. “But I also really would like to meet someone I seriously dig, who also seriously digs me in the same way, and considers spending time with me one of their priorities, as opposed to something they fit in when they feel like it.”

“You want to really matter to someone,” my therapist interjected.

“Yes!” I said. “And the thing is, it’s not that I even desire all that much attention because the thing I don’t like about relationships is how much time they can take up. Really, it would be great to have a amazing, loving, cool boyfriend about 70 percent of the time, and the other 30 percent of the time he would be tucked away in a closet where he can’t get up to any funny business while I spent my time weaving for hours on end and eating ice cream for dinner.” Keep reading »

Mommie Dearest: The “Mommy” Problem

Mommie Dearest: The "Mommy" Problem

“Mommy!” Coming from anyone other than your child it can certainly sound sickeningly saccharine, diminutive, and even mocking. But at the moment, all things Mommy reign supreme. This past weekend, Heather Havrilesky (who writes the awesome advice column Dear Polly, BTW) addressed this dichotomy for the New York Times Sunday Review in her piece, “Our ‘Mommy’ Problem.” Havrilesky writes:

Motherhood is no longer viewed as simply a relationship with your children, a role you play at home and at school, or even a hallowed institution. Motherhood has been elevated — or perhaps demoted — to the realm of lifestyle, an all-encompassing identity with demands and expectations that eclipse everything else in a woman’s life.

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My Husband Is Not My Best Friend, And I’m OK With That

My Husband Is Not My Best Friend, And I'm OK With That

It’s been said that the secret to a lasting marriage is to marry your best friend. As for my husband?

He’s my most reliable friend. He’s my funniest friend. He’s my most loyal friend. He’s my most genuine friend. He’s my most frank friend, resourceful friend and patient friend. He also happens to be my most handsome friend. But he isn’t my best friend. Read more on YourTango.com…

 

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