Category Archives: Relationships

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Pooping Etiquette For Couples: 10 Bathroom Rules To Abide By

Pooping Is A Feminist Issue
One writer talks about how pooping is a feminist issue. Read More »
Pooping At Work
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Poop happens. We want to know if you poop at work. Read More »

Ever since Rachel Rabbit White posited that pooping is a feminist issue, we’ve been talking a lot about the poop problem around The Frisky office. Amelia even suggested we implement a policy whereby we announce when we are going to the bathroom to take a dump. Ya know, just to open up the conversation. Mostly, our poop talk has centered around relationships. Is there a proper way to poop in a partner’s presence? To talk about it? The ladies here run the gamut from excited to share potty time with a new beau to completely mortified at the prospect. After the jump we’ve put together some proposed DO’s and DON’Ts of pooping etiquette for couples. We hope you’ll add your suggestions in the comments. Yay POOP! Keep reading »

Before Online Dating, Eligible Single Men Appealed To Women Via Video Profiles!

22 Things About Dating
We wish we knew these 22 things about dating when we were 22. Read More »
Online Dating
John DeVore thinks it's a waste of time. Do you? Read More »
Dating Don'ts
How NOT to act crazy when online dating. Read More »
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Last night, I was complaining to John DeVore about the horrors of online dating, specifically sharing choice lines from particularly appalling profiles. He, in turn, sent me this video. Point taken, JDV. It could be much, much, much worse.

Girl Talk: Learning To Say No

Asking Big Questions
I always ask the big questions when it comes to dating. Read More »
The Ugly Friend
How one writer stopped thinking of herself as the ugly friend in the group. Read More »
My Picking Problem
How I gave myself a bald spot and other stories of life with dermatillomania. Read More »

Last week I found myself alone in my room on a Sunday afternoon trying to write a few pages of my book. Nothing was happening. I stared out the window, almost unable to move. It was the most beautiful day out, probably the last warm one of the year.

Shouldn’t I be outside?

I was interrupted by four consecutive text messages. I had accidentally double booked plans that evening. Another friend wanted to have coffee with me. I had six unreturned voice mails. I needed to return them. Then I needed to do my laundry and go grocery shopping. I didn’t have the energy to do any of it. I hid my phone under my pillow. I slammed my computer closed. And I cried. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I’m A 30-Year-old Receptionist And Ashamed Of My Job”

I’ve been dating this guy I really like for a couple months and things are going well. He’s 35, I’m 29. He’s pretty successful, and most of his friends are too. Like, really successful. Me? I’m a receptionist at a law firm and I’m going to school online for social services. I’ll be done in 2013. My problem is I’m super self-conscious around his friends because my job sounds pretty pathetic. (I know I can find a new job that I’m happier with, but that’s another conversation. I have a loose plan.) I’m meeting his family in a few weeks and I’m soo nervous. Keep reading »

A 745 Word Example Of How Not To Make A New Friend

I-Banker Email
Rejected i-banker "Mike" penned a 1,615-word email of woe. Read More »
Technology And Dating
Technology and dating dos and don'ts. Read More »
Stupidest Emails
The stupidest things guys have said via email. Read More »

I believe you’ll remember Mike, the man who showed us how not to get a second date last week. While we’re still not sure if Mike is a douchebag or a man struggling with some very real issues, we present you with yet another one of his lengthy emails making its way around the interweb. This one comes via Danielle, a woman who claims to have been corresponding with Mike about a Craigslist rental back in 2006. This time, it’s the friendship end of the human interaction spectrum he’s after. Real? Copycat? Or maybe Mike never existed in the first place? Thoughts? Check out another one of “Mike”‘s alleged manifestos after the jump. [Observer] Keep reading »

Campus Confidential: Thanksgiving Break Means Showering Without Shower Shoes

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The Roommate
Campus Confidential
Believe me, I was prepared for the worst. Read More »

I’m not sure I’ve ever felt anything quite like the relief I experienced after my last class before Thanksgiving break. It was noon on Wednesday – the day before Thanksgiving itself – and it seemed like everybody else had left except for me. I swear I saw Western-style dust balls blowing across my urban campus as I practically sprinted back from class, ready to pack my things and head out. 

It’s not that I was dying to leave school; for all intents and purposes, I think of school as my home, my box of a dorm room as my very own.  But I was so ready to eat copious, borderline disgustingly indulgent amounts of home-cooked food. I daydreamed of taking a shower without shower shoes. And then, there was the prospect of seeing my high school friends – people with whom I could move past basic conversational topics, people who already knew all my stories because they were in them.  Keep reading »

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