Category Archives: Relationships

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Frisky Reader Revealed: Cese_ED

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Cese_ED, one of our most prolific commenters.  Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Cutting Myself Off At The Pass

Change Your Type!
Five ways to change the type of guy you go for. Read More »
Types To Avoid
There are a lot of great guy online -- just not these five types. Read More »

When it comes to dating, I used to be the type of “try everything once” kind of girl. And more often that that, the “try everything twice” kind of girl. Meaning that even when I knew something probably wasn’t a fit, I’d always give it a second, third, or fifth shot in some attempt to “really make sure” that I’d assessed the situation. Of course, in the end, this usually ended up being a lot of B.S. in an attempt to convince myself that one of these people might be the one.

For a long time, I really, really wanted a boyfriend. I was one of those girls, yeah. I loved the idea of relationships. And when in one, I would fully commit myself. When not in one, I’d experience a brief pause before falling into something again relatively quickly, even when not looking. In talking to my therapist about this once, she said, “You seem bothered by this—the fact that you like relationships.” Keep reading »

Mirror, Mirror: A Lament From A Size Zero On The Ever-Changing Body “Ideal”

He Told Me To Lose Weight
When he told me to lose weight, I got rid of him. Read More »
My Snaggletooth Rules
My smile doesn't need fixing -- it's perfect the way it is! Read More »
Suddenly Curvy
One woman on loving her weight gain. Read More »

I spent my teens and early 20s wishing for a bigger, rounder, fuller body. In fact, I did more than wish. I padded my bra with two rolled-up washcloths, I wore two pairs of long underwear beneath my jeans, and I stuffed myself with a pint of ice cream every night. Every night.

Alas, none of it worked. I remained a small-boobed, flat-assed, tiny-limbed, size zero waif. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: When I Like A Guy, I Put On A Show

22 Things About Dating
We wish we knew these 22 things about dating when we were 22. Read More »
Asking Big Questions
I always ask the big questions when it comes to dating. Read More »

Just as Zooey Deschanel has her own theme song on “The New Girl”—Who’s that girl? It’s Jess!—I, too, could have my own catchy tune that begins, It’s The Jen Show! I’ve earned this ditty because when I like a guy, I feel compelled to play a character instead of just being myself. Sure, sometimes I truly am that bubbly scene-stealer, the captivating star of the show. But I’m also depressed, anxious, cranky, lethargic and obsessive — imperfect — and there’s no way I’m going to let a potential love interest catch a glimpse behind the blackout curtains I hang to guard my flaws. To keep the less than perfect parts of myself unseen, I create a diversion by compulsively launching into an Emmy-worthy performance. This accomplishes two things: It allows me to control the image of myself that I want to present and it prevents anyone from ever getting close to the real me. Keep reading »

Astrology 101: Seven Reasons To Love Each Sign

2012 Astro Guide!
Find out what Kiki T predicts for your sign for 2012! Read More »

Astrology can be a powerful tool to better understand yourself, but it’s also a fun reminder of the great qualities each of us possess. I’ve teamed up with astrologer extraordinaire Katelyn Kollinzas to compile a list of things that make each sign uniquely awesome. Whether you’re astrology-obsessed or just curious, check out your zodiac love letter for a little confidence boost. And, of course, tune in next week when we explore the not-so-awesome side of each sign!

Take These 5 Phrases Off Your Online Dating Profile

Single this Valentine’s Day? Then perhaps you’ll be interested in this advice from an eHarmony senior director. Grant Langston tells Time the five most overused, meaningless phrases you should take off your online dating profile right now. Read more…

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