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The Official Frisky Girl Code Of Conduct

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Ladies, look, we think it’s high time we stop snarking on each other and start supporting one another. To that end, we’ve developed an official Frisky Girl Code of Conduct, based on what we wish our friends, coworkers and female strangers might do to help us out. The Frisky Girl Code Of Conduct is also what we expect in return. Every woman needs to support other women in these ways: it’s just the right thing to do.

After the jump, we give you a list of things we pledge to do to make life better for all womankind. Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: He Had Low Self-Esteem

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“You must think he’s better looking than me,” Brian said, motioning to our waiter.

Brian started most conversations this way. I shifted my gaze and looked intently at my menu, pretending to study it, just to avoid continuing this conversation — a conversation I was no longer interested in having.

Brian was a guy I’d met leaving a party on a cold January night. He was cute and we exchanged numbers. We hung out a few days later, and thankfully he was just as appealing. Our conversations were entertaining. He got my offbeat sense of humor, and I admired his fierce loyalty to his family.

At the beginning of our fourth date, the first 20 minutes of which were spent sitting in his car, he began inundating me with questions. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Make My First Dates Compete At Quiz Night

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By the time you’ve reached your 30s, you have likely been on dozens of first dates. Be they through a set up, a slurry meeting in a bar, a random encounter on the street or an online dating website, the first date almost always goes through the same motions: Non-alcoholic Beverage + Light Snack, Small Talk, Promotion to Cocktail/Dinner, Walk home/Light Petting/Awkward Kiss.  

The entire time that question hangs expectantly in the air: How do you know?  Not how do you know this is the man you want to marry and have babies with, but how do you know this is someone you want to have sex with for the next several months and see where things go? Keep reading »

12 Annoying Phrases Used To Describe Women

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I’ve been reflecting more on why I felt such deep shame while watching “The Bachelor” finale the other night. I think part of it has to do with the way they talk about the bachelorettes. It’s like they are stock characters. Well, I guess they are. It’s television. But in real life as well, I find myself irked by a certain subset of commonly used phrases to describe women. They are just kind of one-dimensional, stereotypical and well, annoying. After the jump, the female descriptors that make my skin crawl. Keep reading »

Bigamy + Facebook = Big Problems

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This guy had better luck dating when he got rid of his Facebook profile. Read More »

Here’s a jingle: When you cheat /It’s not so neat/‘Cause in a beat/Facebook will recommend your first wife friend your second! Eh, I’ve never been great at rhyming. Perhaps Alan O’Neil would have thought twice about joining the social networking site while being married to two women at the same time if I had written this jingle just a few days earlier. Instead, he’s facing bigamy charges. You see, Facebook’s “People You May Know” feature busted his cover when it suggested his first wife “friend” his second. Wife number one clicked on number two’s profile and looked through her pictures to find Mr. O’Neil standing by a wedding cake which his other bride. Apparently, he had changed his name to Alan Fulk after marrying the second woman to avoid his past, and when he didn’t “sort out” the divorce, wife numero uno called the cops. Let this be a warning to other bigamists — Facebook is not a good idea for you. [Reuters]

Hitched: Can You Throw A Cheap Wedding In The Age Of The Wedding Industrial Complex? We’re Trying

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...I don't want him to walk me down the aisle. Read More »

It sure doesn’t come as surprise to me that I’m getting married in a few weeks. After all, there was much to be done after we got drunk at the lake last Labor Day Weekend and decided to get married.

Patrick and I rented a venue, sent out save the dates and invitations, built a barfy-adorable “wed-site,” argued with our parents over the guest list, told grown-ass adults what kind of clothes to wear, created wedding registries and asked guests to donate to marriage equality organizations if they liked that instead, bought tablecloths, and arranged for a colleague to officiate the ceremony. I bought a dress, shoes, some really fun underpants and got my hair colored. All signs point to: wedding.

But I don’t think I realized I was actually getting married until I went with Patrick to get a custom shirt made for his wedding outfit. Why? Because that shirt cost more than my dress. Keep reading »

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