Category Archives: Relationships

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Some Names Are Hotter Than Others

Yesterday, a guy friend of mine was telling me about a dude he knows who I might want to do a story on. He said the guy’s name was Hunter and gave me some other interesting tidbits about him, to which I replied, “He sounds hot!” My friend didn’t get how I had deduced that this guy would be good-looking based on so little info and without seeing a pic.

“His name,” I said. “Ninety percent of guys named Hunter are hot.” Keep reading »

Love Vandal: It’s A Trap

Reader Laicy snapped this while walking across the Aurora Bridge in Seattle.

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com. Keep reading »

Flash Mob Helps Create Most Unforgettable Marriage Proposal


Regardless what your feelings are on the whole “flash mob” debate (did you know there was a debate? Yep, some people love them and some people think they’re stupid and cheesy ad annoying), this is by far one of the more interesting, if not creative, ways we’ve heard of someone proposing. A guy hired a flash mob of 100 dancers to help him create an unforgettable proposal in New York’s Washington Square Park. Thankfully, his girlfriend said “yes.” Wouldn’t it have been embarrassing if she’d said “no”? Watch how jazz-handy it gets around the 3-minute mark! [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Always The Rebound, Never The Boyfriend”

Just about my whole life I have been the “rebound guy” for most of my relationships. I have a knack for meeting women who have just exited a long relationship and once I help heal their broken hearts, I’m dumped. For the last year and a half, I’ve been dating a woman who, you guessed it, was just out of a four-year relationship when we met. Learning from past experiences, I didn’t hold any expectations or try too hard to get a commitment. As such, our relationship has been pretty on and off: we’ll go on a date, then she’ll disappear for a few weeks, then I’ll hear back. Rinse and repeat. I know I have not landed this plane crash in the “friend zone” because there is sex. Whether or not I veered into “booty call zone” is unclear, though certainly possible. When we first started seeing each other she specifically mentioned she was not looking to get back into a relationship, which I totally understood and agreed with. So my question for you would be this: what is the statute of limitations when it comes to a rebound relationship? Is the next person you are with after a long relationship automatically the “rebound,” be it three months or three years later? Should I let her get the “rebounding” out of her system with some other schmuck and then I’d no longer be the rebound? But then, if I do that, I run the risk of her meeting Mr. Anti-Schmuck neurosurgeon who owns three yachts. And, maybe, I was already the rebound guy and there’s no hope? — Rebound Guy

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Girl Talk: I Sabotaged A Great Relationship To Have A Drink With An Ex

The evening started out harmless enough. My self-sabotage was not premeditated—more like a white lie that got carried away. I was on my way to class to take a test I hadn’t studied for, and I realized I just couldn’t do it. On a whim, I decided to ditch. I needed a drink, stat. I was supposed to meet up with my new guy, Kennedy, after class but he was working late and wouldn’t be ready until later. I went through my mental contact book of friends I had in the area and remembered that my ex-boyfriend Justin worked down the street. As soon as I sent him a text message, he responded. I wrote Kennedy to let him know I was skipping the test and meeting a friend for a drink.
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Girl Talk: I’m Not Beautiful (And That’s OK)

When I turned 30, I was suddenly hot.

Before then I was OK. Cute at best. I had my awkward years, of course. As a baby, I had gravity-defying hair and bulldog cheeks. At 13, I wore glasses and braces, and was one of just a few Asian kids in a Jewish-Italian neighborhood, where big Bambi eyes, pert noses, and long legs were all the rage. In college I gained the freshman 15, lost it, gained it, lost it, and gained it again. Keep reading »

What Are The 5 Things You Love?

I have a tendency to complain a lot. Whether it’s the person invading my private space on the train, lint on my clothes, or not enough hot water to complete my morning shower, I begin many sentences with “I hate … ” So in an effort to curb my complaining and actually be thankful for the truly awesome life I have, I’ve decided to come up with a daily list of five things I love:

  1. My family and my best friend, Chef
  2. The way my cat Aslo is the last to tell me good night and the first to say good morning
  3. My handbag and shoe collection
  4. New York City
  5. The History Channel’s “America: The Story of Us”

Find out what other Frisky ladies love after the jump and tell us what you love today in the comments. Keep reading »

10 Most Common Lies Men And Women Tell

It turns out Susannah wasn’t too far off yesterday when she posted those universal lies women tell. A new study, which polled 3,000 adults, discovered that while both sexes lie, men fib an average of 1,092 lies per year — roughly three a day — while women lie an average of 728 times a year, or about twice a day. Maybe not too surprising, men feel less guilty about lying while 82 percent of women say lying “eats away at their conscience.” The most popular female lie? “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine.” Men tend to lie more about their drinking. The good news is that while moms get lied to the most, only 10 percent of those polled said they are likely to deceive their romantic partners. Um, liars? Perhaps another plus, 75 percent of men and women agreed that telling a white lie was OK to spare someone’s feelings. “Lying may seem to be an unavoidable part of human nature but it’s an important part of social interaction,’ said Katie Maggs, associate medical curator at the Science Museum, which commissioned the study. After the jump, check out the ten most common lies told by men and women.
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Universal Lies Women Tell

By “universal lies,” I think what is written on this man’s T-shirt is supposed to be a list of lies that we all tell. But it’s not really gender-neutral, because one of the lies has a pronoun in it. “She’s just a friend.” Clearly, these are the lies guys are more prone to telling. After the jump, the universal lies that women tell. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Should I Confess I Slept With My New Friend’s Guy?”

About a month ago, I had a one-night-stand with a guy I met through some friends. Soon after, I found out that he was actually casually dating a girl I met recently through some other mutual friends. I was interested in this dude following our one-night-stand but after finding out about him and this other girl, I backed off and just decided to stay out of it. Since then, I’ve met the girl a second time and we ended up talking and hitting it off. I’m 30 and most of my friends are married and coupled up and it would be really nice to have a new single friend to hang out with — especially one I seem to have so much in common with (uh, maybe too much). Well, it turns out she has seriously strong feelings for this dude we’ve both hooked up with. From what I understand, it sounds like theirs is just a booty call/hookup situation, but she would like it to be more. Of course, I haven’t told her that I slept with him, but I felt really bad and awkward about it all. She keeps saying we should meet up for drinks and I really want to, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable withholding the truth as she frets out loud about why they’re not getting more serious, why he doesn’t call her for actual dates, etc. I don’t want her to find out eventually and be angry and hurt that I kept what I knew to myself while she went on and on about him. Do I tell her what happened between me and this dude? Keep it to myself and pray she doesn’t find out? Or avoid a friendship with her altogether even though I would really like one? — Stuck

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