Category Archives: Relationships

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Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Do You Worry About Being A “Toxic Bachelor”?

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Guys ON IM: Porn
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Wills' Bachelor Party
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The “toxic bachelor.” It was a term we’d never really heard of until a 33-year-old male friend, fresh off a breakup, mentioned it. “I want to settle down,” he said. “I want to start a family. Plus, I’m getting to that age where if I don’t do it soon, I’m in danger of becoming a ‘toxic bachelor.’” A toxic bachelor, he explained, is when it’s no longer cute to be single, and seems sad and desperate instead. For this particular friend, his “toxic bachelor” age was 35, and we wanted to know if other men felt any kind of desperate pull to settle down. So we asked them. Over IM.

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5 Things To Talk About Before You Move In Together

Don't Cohabitate!
John DeVore doesn't believe in living together. Read More »
After The Move-In...
...couples should stop doing these 20 things! Read More »

So, you and your boyfriend are considering moving in together? Congratulations! This is an exciting time in any relationship — a big step with a lot of fun moments along the way. (Shopping for new art and eating Chinese food on the living room floor? Yes please!) My boyfriend and I have lived together for about three years, and in that time we’ve learned a lot about each other and our relationship. We’ve dealt with my messy habits, different levels of social needs, and limited closet space. We’ve also had countless jam sessions, “Arrested Development” marathons, and a “Titanic” reenactment party that no one will ever forget.

While we’re certainly not perfect, we have figured out — through trial and error — how to make the cohabitation thing work. The big secret? Don’t leave your hair in the shower drain. The second most important thing? Talk about things before they become major problems. It’s easy to think that just because you love each other, living together will come naturally, but in reality, sharing a space with someone always requires some planning and negotiation. Here are five things to talk about before, during, and after you move in together… Keep reading »

New Research Suggests Cougars Have Shorter Life Spans

Cougars Rule
One man on why cougars are better than silver foxes. Read More »
Older Men, Younger Women
Do all older men want a much young girlfriend? Read More »
A Cougar Cruise
Cougars hit the high seas! Read More »
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Consider yourself lucky, Demi Moore; you broke free from Ashton a healthier woman (just don’t smoke any more of those crazy herbs, girl). New research suggests that marrying a younger man may be a cause for increased mortality rates among women. That totally shatters my dreams of bagging a 30-year-old on my 55th birthday. It seems that if we want to have a long and healthy life, us women are better off marrying a guy our age — or at least that’s what researchers believe. Keep reading »

Campus Confidential: On Attending A Women-Only College

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When I initially began the college application process, I had absolutely no interest in attending a single sex institution. In fact, I knew exactly what I wanted in a school. I wanted to go to a small liberal arts college in New York City that was full of intelligent, impassioned and driven students; dedicated professors who would take a personal interest in their students rather than put them on the backburner in favor of their own research or hand them over to TAs; an amazing alumni network with plentiful internship opportunities; an excellent women’s studies department; and an emphasis on writing across the board.  And that school is Barnard College — a school that also happens to be single sex.  Keep reading »

5 Most Common Relationship Fights And How To Avoid Them

Couples fight. We know this. Even the most functional couples have spats now and again. Relationship fights, they happen.

However, there are many relationship fights that happen that can be avoided. Because let’s face it — the more stress and fighting a relationship has, the less enjoyable it is.

Here are some common relationship fights and how to (hopefully) avoid them. Read more…

Can You Ever Escape “The List”?

Types To Avoid
There are a lot of great guy online -- just not these five types. Read More »
Change Your Type!
Five ways to change the type of guy you go for. Read More »
Dating Resolution
Ami is going to try making the first move this year. Read More »

Ages 29-36. Has a good job. Gets along well with his family. Is both cute, hot, and romantic, all at the same time.

These are just a few things on my list. But wait, there are more.

Lives alone and keeps a clean house. Is Jewish. Bonus points for being French/being a French speaker. Is not an actor, musician, or nonworking comedian. Tall. Is more alpha than beta. Keep reading »

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