Category Archives: Relationships

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

Lies All Women Tell Men?

Yesterday, we posted a list of ridiculously dumb lies we’ve told dudes we’d just started dating, but we’re not the only fibbers on the internet! The men’s site MadeMan has a piece up today on lies all women tell men. Writes Emma Sarran:

There are well-meaning untruths you might hear from even the sweetest girl you’ve ever met. There are smooth ways to deal with them that can keep you sane and score you points. So read up and take notes. Here goes… Keep reading »

10 Played-Out Online Dating Messages That Guys Send Women

Being Ugly Helps?
OKCupid says being uglier actually makes you more attractive online. Read More »
Unusual Flirting
The client Whose been flirting with you all year
Admittedly, we've got some weird techniques. Read More »
Online Dating Lies
Here's some of the whoppers people use in their profile. Read More »
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You know the saying “first impressions last a lifetime”? Well, it’s true and it even applies to online dating message writing. We’re most impressed by guys who actually read our profile and ask us questions about things we’ve mentioned in it. Crazy idea, I know! If you avoid these 10 common (and disastrous) phrases guys often send to ladies online, you are guaranteed to have better luck and get more responses.  Keep reading »

I Have ADD

Therapy Boundaries
How much should you know about your psychologist's personal life? Read More »
Explaining Depression
What does it really feel like to suffer from depression? Read More »
Find A Therapist
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Seven tips for finding the right therapist. Read More »

When I first started taking Adderall, it wasn’t prescribed to me — it was my boyfriend’s. It was 2006, and I had a fun but creatively unfulfilling job at a men’s magazine. On the weekends, I was determined to grow a freelance career that, god willing, would allow me to quit. Freelance writing, especially when you’re starting out, involves a lot of pitching, in particular pitching editors who don’t know you. It’s a lot of coming up with ideas, proposing those ideas, and waiting, hoping and praying, that someone, anyone bites and is willing to pay you a decent sum to write it. To be a successful freelancer writer, you have to be extremely motivated and focused.

I had the motivation. But focus was out of my grasp. I felt stuck literally and mentally. And being stuck make me anxious. Keep reading »

14 Dumb Valentine’s Day Traditions

Let’s just say it. Valentine’s Day is dumb and everyone knows it. The problem is, that doesn’t make it any easier to avoid. 

You go into the drugstore to get some gum? You’re reminded that you should be in a relationship. You want to drink champagne alone in a dark room? You’re reminded you should be doing that with a loved one. You can’t win! 

But you can take comfort in this list of 14 Dumb Valentine’s Day Traditions. And in that whole ‘drinking champagne alone in a dark room’ thing. No judgment. Read more…

Girl Talk: The Sexiest Valentine’s Gift

V-Day Survival Guide
For all your Valentine's Day needs. Read More »
Stop Hating V-Day
How one woman stopped hating Valentine's Day. Read More »
Skipping V-Day?
How to ignore Valentine's Day should you choose to. Read More »

It was Valentine’s Day, and I didn’t have a boyfriend, which I was telling myself was actually pretty nice. The last boyfriend had gotten me a heart-shaped box of chocolates. I don’t like chocolates. I don’t like hearts. He had also written some ill-conceived poetry, comparing my face to the moon, or something. Or maybe he was comparing my boobs to the sun. Whatever. Keep reading »

The Diamond Myth: How Diamonds Became A Girl’s Best Friend

Romance...
How extraordinarily, delightfully inconvenient. Read More »
Guys On V-Day
We ask the guys on our IM what they think about V-Day. Read More »
V-Day Survival Guide
For all your Valentine's Day needs. Read More »

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which makes us think of romance, relationships and engagements — and the sparkly glare of a diamond engagement ring. Yes, diamonds are pretty, precious, and these days, cost a zillion dollars. But it wasn’t always so — and you can thank a concerted effort on the part of diamond mines, the advertising industry and Hollywood for mercilessly inflating the price of these glittery gems. Here’s how a stone with little intrinsic value became the most important gem in the world.

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