Category Archives: Relationships

Sassy sophisticated relationship advice for real women everywhere: dating advice, love advice, and more!

50 “Surprising” Qualities Women Really Want In A Man

There are some basic things women feel are the most important qualities a man must have when looking for a mate. Things like a sense of humor, must be attractive (to that woman), some smarts, and of course together you must have that spark to ignite the bed sheets into a smoldering pile of hot sexiness.

But there are other things us women want that we may not readily admit to yet can be a dealbreaker. I asked many women from all over the country about what they really want in a man. Some of these qualities may surprise some men, but I think all of us ladies have at least some of these on our “list.” Read more…

Girl Talk: Madonna Is Down With The Swirl

Madonna & Me
A new book of essays about the Material Girl. Read More »
My Interracial Marriage
What it's like being in an interracial marriage. Read More »
L-U-V Madonna!
Four reasons why Madge was the perfect Super Bowl halftime show choice. Read More »

Madonna’s book was large and black, with SEX embossed on the front. The coffee-table book of all coffee-table books was an enigma to me, sort of like Madonna herself. One day she was telling you to “Open Your Heart” and the next she was telling you to open your legs, but whatever her message, people were listening. To Brad, my new gay friend, Madonna’s book was the Holy Grail. To me, a tough biracial girl from a small town in Pennsylvania, it wasn’t that big of a deal. Hadn’t we seen her naked already? But I stood next to him in his freshman dorm room itching for a glimpse; there were rumors of bestiality and naked pictures of Vanilla Ice. Cradling the book on his forearm, Brad opened it to a random page and the words “I like my p**sy. Sometimes I stare at it in the mirror” burned up my retinas. My face got hot and I smoothed a hand over my brittle straightened hair. Keep reading »

8 Unexpected Perks Of Dating An Unavailable Man

Job And Man
Tips for landing a job or a man. Read More »

I’ve been here before. On this date. The movie was just as corny, the guy just as funny, and our drinks just as bubbly. Welcome to the Groundhog Day of dating – when you have the same date over and over again – with the same guy. I’m not complaining. I like this guy. You see, he’s unavailable. But that’s ok, I’m unavailable, too. We met on Unavailable.com. Our paths happened to collide at mutually complicated times — we were both “in between” everything: jobs, neighborhoods, leases. But being distracted is more fun when you’re distracted with someone else. Without Rafael*, I would’ve never discovered the full potential of On-Demand cable, the 212 new indie songs (which I’m currently listening to), nor would I have ever sat through an entire screening of “The Exorcist” for the sole purpose of my “artistic development.” Sometimes a guy comes along — even if it is for four minutes or four months — and stirs your world. After all, dating a Mr. Unavailable has its own special brew of perks. Find out what they are after the jump. Keep reading »

How To Manipulate A Man Like Courtney From “The Bachelor”

Courtney Pulls A Carrie
Courtney Robertson's wedding vows sounded awfully familiar. Watch »
Courtney Confronted
Courtney is brought to tears during "The Women Tell All." Watch »
Court Gets Auto-Tuned
Does she sound more or less evil? Watch »

As a fan of reality TV competition shows, I always, without fail, root for the villain. The villain is usually the smartest and most strategic, attributes that entertain and impress me far more than physical strength or niceness. Stick me in front of an episode of any reality TV show and I will be cheering for the Richard Hatch of the group, the person 10 steps ahead of the others who are too busy braiding each other’s hair to notice.

That’s why I am such a big fan of Courtney, the mean-spirited model on this season of “The Bachelor.” Because even though she ‘s fond of using dated catchphrases like “Winning!”, Courtney is the only one who seems to recognize that after 16 seasons (plus an additional eight of “The Bachelorette”) of final roses, failed engagements and broken hearts, “The Bachelor” is a competition and that winning very rarely results in finding true, lasting love. As a result, Courtney has played “The Bachelor” game with very little regard for the actual “prize” in the end, and watching her has been a master class in manipulating a man. Here’s how she’s done it. Keep reading »

Your Friskyscopes For The Week Of March 12-18, 2012

March's Luckiest Days!
Find out the best days to get lucky this month! Read More »

Pisces (February 20-March 20): Avoid reacting too quickly now. Although you can’t help but feel the world around you, as you are in it, this week, it’ll take time to sort through the mush to see the answers clearly. You may have your head on your shoulders properly, but not everyone else will and you will have to account for some margin of error to get by successfully this week.

Aries (March 21-April 19): You don’t have to promise everything to everyone, so don’t be afraid to say no when it comes down to something you once agreed to, but now don’t want any part of. After all, you are entitled to do whatever you want and each time you take advantage of exercising your freedom, you’ll find that you’re happier. Keep reading »

Marriage May Keep You Alive Longer

Why I Got Married Young
To me, 24 seemed like the perfect age. Read More »
Marriage Pressure
She feels pressured to either get married or break up. Read More »
Hitched
All of Andrea Grimes' columns about getting hitched! Read More »
marriage photo

As the number of couples walking down the aisle dwindles, science suggests that our generation may be missing out on marriage’s “healing powers.” A study published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior reveals that adults who’ve tied the knot have a better survival rate after heart surgery. According to Ellen Idler, a sociologist at Emory University, married people are three times more likely than singletons to survive coronary bypass surgery during the first three months and are half as likely to die in the years following. Even if the single patients survived the first three months of recovery, they were 70 percent more likely to die during the next five years. Keep reading »

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