One night during my junior year of college, I found myself sobbing in the closet of my dorm room. In the middle of coming to terms with a childhood of sexual abuse and recent date rape, I was full of intense emotions that were often visceral and always intense. That night, I refused to come… More »
Whether it’s on a platonic or romantic level, we’re often attracted to people who make us laugh. And yet comedians have gotten a consistently bad reputation for bombing in relationships. If you’ve sat through even part of a comedy show, you’d know that comedians might be their own category of snowflakes, but they’re all still different. Being similarly sucky at relationships… More »
“Do you think I’m the kind of person who can pull off saying the word ‘lover’?” I ask my husband over coffee one Thursday morning a few weeks ago. I am sitting on the couch in my underwear, watching him flip casually through his phone. He is probably checking the OKCupid app, seeing if any… More »
Slated to open in May, the idea was inspired by the original Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagrab, Croatia, which was started in 2003 by the artists Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić after the dissolution of their two year relationship. More »
This week’s trip to The Bartender’s city has been a little more fraught than most.
As we work on settling into “normal” life, despite one of us more or less always being “on vacation” in the other’s city when we see each other, we’ve both started trying to build some personal time into… More »
I bet you didn’t think there was anything good about getting cheated on, huh?
I know what you’re thinking… how could I possibly learn anything from getting cheated on? You can though. Take it from me… the minute you get passed the fact that he cheated on you, you’re able to see the beauty in… More »
A hashtag called #UnhingedDatingTips has emerged on Twitter and we could all stand to learn a thing or two from it. Put on your sarcasm goggles because you’re going to be reading through a lot of it. And if any of these dating “tips” seem like a good idea to you, well you might be… More »
Well, since you’re here, we know that she’s better at flirting and dating than you are.
I was being sarcastic, of course. I know you’ve mastered the art of flirting and dating, but just in case you were curious here are six reasons why sarcastic women are better at flirting and dating. Let’s… More »
This week, Kim Kardashian outted her hubby Kanye West for falling asleep in the middle of the store while they were baby shopping with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Looks like even North took the opportunity for a snooze, but I imagine Kim K can spend a very looong time in a store of any kind. You… More »
I was out with friends in Atlantic City, which is probably the best place to go if you’re trying to get creeped on. Since the pregame got a little rowdy for my sister, Chrissy, I decided to lay low the rest of the night and make sure she didn’t die. Somewhere along the way, a… More »
Tinder is a science. You could be the most interesting guy or gal in the world, but if your photos aren’t flattering and your bio is some d-bag pick-up line, you’re going to waste a lot of time swiping.
So once you’ve gotten your pictures in order and actually come up with a… More »
It happens when you least expect it. You’re with someone you love with every fiber of your being, and you go about your life normally.
Then someone new comes into your life. It could be a new person at work, someone you meet when you’re traveling, or some random situation, but you feel… More »
The only thing easy about living in the 1800s was not having to swipe right to find love.
When sociology professor Eric Klinenberg co-wrote the book Modern Love with Aziz Ansari, he also unearthed some real truths about how hard it is to find love and then put them in these handy charts. Having… More »
There’s someone out there for everyone! More »
Passwords mean trust, or at least they do in 2016. More »
One of the realities of dating in 2016 is we all end up with phone contacts for old flames that we never get around to deleting. Katia, who gave you her number without you even asking in 2014. Emily, who went on one ill-fated date with you to a fancy bar in 2015. Annie, who… More »
My husband and I spent countless hours deciding whether or not we should be done having kids. The reasons for deciding that it was time for my husband to get a vasectomy were many: financial stress, previous miscarriages, my experience with postpartum depression. They were also deeply personal.
But that didn’t stop my mother-in-law from… More »
She may rule with an iron gavel, but her advice is solid.
Judge Judy Sheindlin’s show, Judge Judy, has been on the air for nearly 20 years, and she’s been a family court judge for even longer than that. She’s known for her swift justice and for her “Judyisms” sayings, such as “Do I have… More »