Category Archives: Relationships

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Science Might Explain Why You’re Single

Single & Lovin' It!
30 things we love about being solo. Read More »
Degrees Of Singleness
Where do you fall on the spectrum? Read More »
Single Girls...
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Kim Kardashian may not just be an example of a walking, talking publicity stunt — she could be an example of biology gone awry! Scientists have discovered a gene that may explain why some women have a problem getting or staying married. Research of more than 1,800 women found that some ladies have difficulty bonding due to a variation of the oxytocin receptor gene, known as A-allele. The A-allele gene affects how women process oxytocin, the hormone responsible for love and bonding. If a woman’s body cannot properly break down the hormone, it could affect her ability to bond with others, including her boyfriend or husband. 

So maybe, just maybe, we have been harshly judging poor Kimmy for a problem she just cannot fix? (Or not.) [Huffington Post]

The 6 Types Of Friends Every Woman Needs

New Vs. Old Friends
The allure of new friendships over old ones. Read More »
Every Woman Needs
30 days of the people, experiences, tips that every woman needs. Read More »
Friendship Turned Love
One writer talks about how she fell in love with her best friend. Read More »

Everybody needs friends — I love my friends! — but we need different friends for different reasons. Some friends want to party all the time (awesome!) while others are more interested in quiet nights with you on the couch. They’re all important. Here’s the top six types of friends you need in your life.
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10 Moves That Will (Probably) Land You A Second Date

Dating Basics
5 ways to get back to dating basics. Read More »
First-Date Fears
Common first date fears you don't really need to worry about. Read More »
22 Things About Dating
We wish we knew these 22 things about dating when we were 22. Read More »

I’m about to drop some BIG secrets here. Guys, it’s really not that hard to land a second date with a woman should you want one. There are things you can do on your first date (or immediately following) that will all but ensure your second (unless you behaved like a cad on the first date, in which case I can’t help you). Hint: these are things don’t involve dropping big bucks on a fancy dinner. Save your money. It’s much simpler than that. After the jump, some moves that will (probably) land you a second date. Keep reading »

6 Tips for Avoiding An Ambush Date

Dating A Coworker
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In defense of dating a co-worker. Read More »
22 Things About Dating
We wish we knew these 22 things about dating when we were 22. Read More »
Do Not Date These Guys
12 guys you shouldn't date in 2011. Read More »

A few months ago, I was waiting for the subway after work. It was one of those days when all of the lines were screwed up. A guy next to me turned and asked, “How was your day today?” I was taken by surprise since, nine out of 10 New Yorkers waiting for the subway are either plugged into their iPod-Phone-Pads or have their faces buried in Kindles. To kill time, it was refreshing to have an actual conversation with a seemingly nice person. And I was happy I did, quickly learning he was an experienced financial reporter. As a fledgling journalist myself, we had a lot to chat about.

Twenty minutes later, the train came and our conversation turned personal. We started talking about our friends and relationships. He asked me if I was in a relationship. I said yes, long-distance, since my boyfriend is in Hong Kong for a year. He proceeded to tell me how he prefers his relationships to be more “convenient” and that he is currently single. I ended up leaving the train with his card and emailed him a few days later about officially meeting to talk about his media experience and any advice he might have for me as a beginning journalist. We decided to meet for a drink. He picked the place. Arriving at what turned out to be a dimly lit restaurant, he said, “Hey, sorry, there’s a wait for dinner.” Keep reading »

My Carnival: Blue Body Paint, Blood Poisoning & Beenie Man

Post-Vacay Manners
How to not be a jerk about your awesome vacation. Read More »
Cute Passport Covers
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13 cute passport covers from the crafters on Etsy. Read More »
Traveling Alone
Why one woman prefers to travel the world -- solo. Read More »

Every year, my sister and I go to Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. For years I have tried to to explain the concept of “carnival” to my American friends. I’m slowly understanding that the idea is ridiculously foreign: replace cotton candy for endless top-shelf liquor, Ferris wheels for huge trucks blasting music throughout the entire city and lame whack-a-mole games for half-naked women and men “wining” on one another in elaborate beaded/feathered costumes. It just seems absurd for those used to a traditional American-styled carnival and, when I sit back and think about it, thousands of people parading and dancing through the streets does seem a little crazy. But that is precisely what makes me return annually: I know that I’m getting into something so ridiculously unconventional that anything can happen. Keep reading »

Your Friskyscopes For The Week Of March 5-11, 2012

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

Pisces (February 20-March 20): Just let it go when it comes to any debate you have with your baby, because nothing will be so crazy that you can’t let it slide off your back. Yes, taking a more laissez-faire approach will do wonders for your stress level and the way your honey will see you, as no mountain will seem too big to climb after this week’s lesson in patience.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Feeling good means more than just taking care of yourself in the literal way, but doing it in a metaphorical way too. If this mean cleaning out your closets and getting back to basics, do it, because this week is about stripping down to the essentials and sorting out what you need to do for you alone. After all, as RuPaul would say, if you can’t love yourself, then how the hell are you gonna love anybody else? Keep reading »

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