Category Archives: Relationships

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Girl Talk: I Was The Ugly Friend

My Picking Problem
How I gave myself a bald spot and other stories of life with dermatillomania. Read More »
I'm Not Beautiful
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Tell Me I'm Pretty
Is it so much to ask to want to be told I'm beautiful? Read More »

When I was young, my parents told me I was beautiful and I believed them. I went out into the world feeling confident about my womanly charms and things went smoothly for me. I always managed to find a boy who would tell me I was perfect, even if he did wear suspenders and a really old T-shirt that said “STATISTICS means never having to say you’re certain.” And then I moved to Manhattan when I was 22, and everything changed. Keep reading »

7 Things We’ve Learned About Love Since High School

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Charlize Theron in Young Adult photo
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Charlize Was A Nerd
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Dear Me...
Read our letters to our younger selves and then write one yourself! Read More »

In “Young Adult,” Diablo Cody’s new film opening Dec. 16, Charlize Theron plays Mavis, a divorced novelist who returns to her home in small-town Minnesota determined to rekindle a romance with her high school boyfriend. Mavis may have gotten older, but she hasn’t exactly grown up or figured out  how to let go of the past, especially when it comes to her love life.

Let’s face it: generally the expectations and beliefs we have about love in high school are simplistic or just straight up wrong. Oh, how little I knew back then, but hopefully, if you’re not like Mavis, you’ve learned a thing or two. In honor of the release of “Young Adult,” here are seven things we’ve learned about love since high school.  Keep reading »

“ANTM” Winner Whitney Launches Plus-Size Dating Site

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In 2008, Whitney Thompson made waves when she became the first-ever plus-size winner of “America’s Next Top Model.” These days, she’s parlayed her win into a successful modeling career — and a turn as an entrepreneur. This past month, Thompson launched TheBoldandTheBeautiful.com, a dating site geared specifically toward plus-size women and the men who love them.  Keep reading »

8 Guys You Should/Shouldn’t Hook Up With At The Company Christmas Party

In Defense Of...
office romance photo
This guy thinks it's OK to date coworkers. Read More »
Dating Don'ts
How NOT to date a coworker. Read More »

Holiday parties are like the highlight of the work year. You get to wear a cocktail dress, drink on your company’s dime, and take advantage of your annual get-out-of-embarrassment free card. On a good night, that includes busting out some dance moves, eating your fill of mini quiche, and getting just sloshed enough to make out with someone by the light of the copy machine. On a bad night, this includes insulting the CEO (who you didn’t know was the CEO because you were just an intern) and hiding in the bathroom of the Four Seasons for the rest of the night. True story, but one for another time. For now, I just want to make sure that should you choose to hook up in work territory, that you do it carefully. Canoodling with co-workers can be very dangerous. But isn’t that half the fun? Here are the eight guys you should and shouldn’t get with at the holiday party.

31 Reasons Why December Birthdays Suck

We’re reposting this listicle from last year because, surprise, surprise, Ami feels just annoyed with her December birthday as ever.

Yes, my birthday is in December. No, I am not bitter at all. The moment I was born, the nurses put me in a Christmas stocking. But we’re Jewish! Then my mom dropped me in the snow. That’s just how it goes when you’re a December baby. After the jump, 31 reasons why it sucks to be born in December. Let this be a warning to all people planning to reproduce%u2014time your conception accordingly. Keep reading »

Leftovers Dating Site: Swedish Online Service Pairs Up Suitors With Last Night’s Cuisine

Online dating has long catered to all sorts of people with strange quirks and bizarre habits. But now, there’s a dating service that matches people up to share their leftovers– as in food, not lovers.

Dubbed Restdejting, suitors are invited to enter five ingredients left in their fridge, reports Wired. The selected ingredients are then published on Facebook for other Restdejting singletons to see. Read more…

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