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The 7 Guys You’ll End Up Dating

Dating. It’s the nightmare from which you never wake up. Why do we do it? Because it’s the best way to find the guy we want to marry. And why do we want to get married? So we never have to date again. Find out the seven types of guys you’re more than likely to end up dating along the way. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, girlfriend. Keep reading »

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Girl Talk: Ending A Fakelationship

Some women are forever attracted to jerks. Others are great at building healthy relationships with good guys. Still others are addicted to unrequited love. Everyone has a pattern. Me—I find myself, on repeat, forging relationships with men who don’t think we’re actually dating. In other words, I’m an expert at the “fakelationship.”

So what exactly is a fakelationship, you ask? If you’ve ever been in one, you know it. It’s a “friendship” where you text, email, talk on the phone, and hang out pretty much constantly. Where if 48 hours goes by without some kind of contact, you feel like something big is missing from your day. In some fakelationships, you hook up while maintaining that you’re “just friends.” In others, it feels purely platonic, though the level of emotional dependence is way stronger than a typical friendship. Think “When Harry Met Sally,” before the titular characters realize they’re actually in love.
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365 Days In Paris: Number Games

It took me three days to come up with a witty and grammatically correct text to send to Scrappy Bathroom Boy (not the best nickname I realize), the guy I’d met at the Prescription Cocktail Club last Saturday. Why is it so hard to find my personality in this language? I wondered as I made revision after revision of the message in French. Finally, on Tuesday, I trashed my drafts and went for something simple and direct: “It was nice meeting you. Sorry, I just wasn’t up for the late night thing last Saturday, but would have liked to join you and your friends. If you want, maybe we can get a drink sometime this week.” Phew! My heart raced as I sent it off. I couldn’t help holding back a smile at the thought of finally going on a date. When was the last time I had been on one? It had to be early November with American Boy. November. Jesus. Keep reading »

How To Propose To A Woman

Ideally, a proposal shouldn’t only be romantic or intimate, it should be unique. After all, this is the story we’ll be telling our girlfriends for the rest of our lives, so it better not bore anyone to tears. Top of the Empire State Building? Yaawwwn. Over a candlelit dinner? Cliché! On a beach at sunset? Meh. One suitor who shares a love of New York City history with his girlfriend wrote an email to Scouting New York, a blog run by a film scout that features tons of architectural details and out-of-the way places throughout the city. The emailer was looking for suggestions for a unique location in the city where he could propose to his girlfriend. The blog opened up the query to readers, and the guy ended up going with the first suggestion in the comments, the whispering gallery in front of the Oyster Bar & Restaurant at Grand Central Terminal. What’s a whispering gallery? It’s a usually-domed architectural spot designed in such a way that if a person standing in one corner whispers, the person standing in the other corner will hear the whisper as if the speaker were standing right next to them. The night of the proposal, he led his girlfriend into the whispering gallery. But how did the proposal go? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »

For The Week Of March 1-6, 2010

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

It’s all about love with your honey, but it’s the other people who are trying to meddle with your relationship that will get you down and irritate you the most. Seems it’s time to deal with the frienemies openly and stop those undermining comments, as their bitterness is cutting into your state of mind. If that means calling it quits with them, then know this is the best time to do it.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Life is going to start to get a little tricky as your boo will be talking to you with his heart, not his practicality. So, as you hear all the promises that come your way, don’t get too excited yet. If the logistics of the matter don’t match up, take note and then plan accordingly. Sure he wishes he could give you the world, but, as of right now, love his intentions, not the outcomes.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Spring will come early for you as you make a connection that’ll warm even the coldest and darkest parts of your heart. Be open to magnetic personalities that’ll pop out of nowhere and seize your mind with imagination and depth. While you might not trust this spark immediately, don’t be too fast to make any assumptions or you’ll miss out on a very interesting opportunity.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Tension is in the air and, if you want to ride it the right way, this will mean being able to confront it and take control. Enough of being on the defensive! It’s time to get on the offensive and state your case. With some force and some charm, anything you want is in reach. Sure, you’ll have to work it from the bottom up, but as you know, there are worst directions to go.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You are going to have to be decisive and quick. If you don’t want to lose an opportunity, you must move into the fast lane. No more thinking you can buy more time to sort out your feelings, because your cred will only decrease with the tick-tock of the clock — but do know that if you can’t just say “yes,” then maybe it should be a “no.”

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Brilliant ideas will pop into your mind suddenly and this won’t be the time to ignore those impulses, as you’ll win the deluxe package of love if you follow through. Yes, no matter how silly you feel or how vulnerable you become, expressing yourself will wind up being a liberating experience that will free you exquisitely – in both mind and body. So open up and go!

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Although you might feel like whining to get your way is the quickest method, don’t. While in the short term, it’ll get you what you need; in the long run, it won’t get you what you want. Now isn’t the time to be thinking in terms of instant gratification, so do take that time-out to make what you say count, because words right now do have the power to be set in stone.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Showing some compassion doesn’t make you a doormat; it makes you relatable (at least this week). So, don’t draw conclusions quickly or assume that everyone is after you. The fact is not all the info you want right now is going to be attainable and having some faith in yourself is going to be necessary to keep a lid on it. Understand some surprises are worth waiting for.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

If you wish it, it’ll come true. While you’re not one of those crunchy new-agers, this week you’ll find the power of manifestation is real, no matter what you previously believed. If you can think it, you can make it happen, but it’ll take vision, direction and determination to get it going. After all, how will you get what you want, unless you know what you are looking for?

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Getting held emotional hostage isn’t so fun, unless it’s a little game of cat-and-mouse that requires getting dressed up for the part. However, the catch is this week you will wind up being the mouse more than the cat and that might not be to your liking. You have to remind yourself this is just a game and learn to play all the parts.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Magic words are coming and they’ll put your life into a whole new perspective, lifting your typical pessimistic point of view into a positive one. Yes, the tides are turning, but it’ll be up to you to keep the momentum up. So, as you hear the words you’ve been dying to hear, give back the enthusiasm and share your dreams. Then, yes, totally expect of one of those Hallmark moments.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Mystery and intrigue is your thing and this week your blood will be pumping harder, as a secret affair goes to a new level of naughtiness. Forget trying to convince yourself to stop, because you know it’s a mute point. Relish in your badness — when your inner vixen is in control you truly are at your finest.

Ask The Astrosexologist: “My Libra Boyfriend Can’t Decide Between Me And Another Woman”

My Libra boyfriend recently broke up with me because he just “stopped liking me.” Two weeks ago, he was all excited about building our future together and introducing me to his parents. Now, he’s met this other lady, whom he finds “interesting.” He says he still likes me, but he likes her too. He doesn’t know what he wants. According to him, they aren’t “dating” or haven’t done anything “physical,” as of yet. He thinks he’s making the right decision for now, not being with me and pursuing other women, but he’s not sure if it’s the right decision for “forever.”

As I’m writing all of this, I realize how ridiculous it sounds. Why would a young, successful lady want to be with this jerk? Oh, did I mention that the only reason I found out about this in the first place was that on my birthday, after trying to get “frisky” with me, he snuck into the restroom and drunkenly dialed his new lady? He told her that he wouldn’t do anything stupid if he knew how she felt about him. Yeah, I’ve found a real winner … but despite all that, I really like him. A lot. I want him back. Can you please help me? BTW, I am a Sagittarius. – Broken Hearted

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Love Vandal: Feelings Proclaimed On A Post-It

Reader Karri found this love note stuck to a car in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and said, “Aww, the enamored hipster is so articulate!”

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to Keep reading »

Dating Tips (That Really Work!) From The Women Of “The Bachelor”

“The Bachelor…On the Wings of Love…The Women Tell All” is a very long title, and it was a very long show. We saw, in two hours, how past contestants get drunk on Bachelor “reunion cruises,” how they give back to charity, and—as host Chris Harrison kept saying—how exactly the “biggest TV scandal of 2010″ went down, i.e., how contestant Rozlyn Papa got busy with a nameless producer (we’re talking making out, probably with tongue) before both were kicked off the show.

So, yes, the women told all, Rozlyn denied everything, and who knows how many production assistants burnt their fingers lighting a hundred, or a thousand tea lights. Much to our surprise, however, the show yielded some heartfelt, real-world dating tips that could help all of us find love. Read more Keep reading »

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Awkward Kiss Story

There are awkward kisses, and then there are awkward kisses. We asked you to share your most embarrassing smooch story in exchange for the French flick “Shall We Kiss?” and man, have you guys had some hilarious lip-locking sessions! The winner, however, is commenter Terpgirl131 for this comment:

I went to visit my best friend in Chicago for her birthday when I was 16. After her party, we ended up at her crush’s house with he and his friend, and he had a sauna in his basement. Marissa and David left to go do their thing, leaving me alone with this kid who I’d never met before.  He immediately pounced on me and started making out, with no transition towards it or anything. It was super awkward, but I was so surprised I couldn’t do anything but kiss back. When I finally made an excuse to leave, I saw that he had legitimately come on my mesh shorts. Being 16 and super paranoid, I went to the woman’s health clinic and got the morning after-after pill.  So yes, this 5 minute make out session ended with me getting Plan B.

Thanks for all your hilarious stories, and don’t forget to enter this week’s contest! Keep reading »

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