Category Archives: Relationships

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9 Reasons Why The Holidays Are The Perfect Time To Jump Into A Relationship

Behind His Gift...
What he was thinking when he got you... Read More »
Single For The Holidays?
How to survive. Read More »
Find Love in 2012!
Six ways to support your New Year's resolution for love. Read More »

The winter holidays are a fun and joyous occurrence that we are only lucky enough to experience once a year. Are you spending them alone? Here are nine reasons why you shouldn’t be. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: The Good Thing About Bad Dates

Total Turn-Offs
Things guys have said to us that have totally turned us off. Read More »
Dating Isn't Personal
Ami talks about how she realized dating was not to be taken personally. Read More »

When I told Amelia I was going to write something about why I like bad dates, she asked me, “Do you really like them?”

“Of course not!” I replied. “Does anyone?”

No. Everyone hates bad dates. There is nothing that destroys your spirit more than spending an evening with someone whose company you quickly discover you can’t stand. A bad date can make you want to go home and take 17 showers or encourage you to start wearing ankle-length skirts. Because obviously, you are going to die a lonely spinster.

After exceptionally bad dates, my best friend used to joke, “I am having a funeral for my vagina.”

Her description, while hilarious, is not that far off. A bad date is like a mini-death. It’s a moment when your balloon of hope about the prospect of romance gets deflated. Keep reading »

The Dos & Don’ts Of Your Online Dating Profile Photo

Online Dating
John DeVore thinks it's a waste of time. Do you? Read More »
Technology And Dating
Technology and dating dos and don'ts. Read More »
Dating Good Guys
boyfriend photo
Not every woman wants to date an a-hole. Read More »

If we’re to believe the marketing geniuses at Match.com, one in five couples now meets online. We’ve been looking, and dang, have we seen some messed up profile pictures. Listen, it’s sad but true, but your online dating profile pic can make the difference between somebody asking you out or moving right along. We’re superficial, we know these things and are guilty of passing on perfectly nice guys because they looked stanky in their pics. As such, we’ve come up with a simple list of dos and don’ts for both men and women to follow when selecting their all-important profile images. These suggestions have been culled with the help of our picky dude friends who have looked at countless online profiles, too, so they know what they’re talking about.

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Girl Talk: Let’s Talk About Negging

First Date Mistakes
Here are 10 ways NOT to make a good impression. Read More »
Guys' Pre-Date Nerves
The guys on our IM share! Read More »

I was at the bar at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas enjoying a glass of champagne and having an intense one-in-the-morning chat with a new friend about raising kids (she’s a mom, I want to be one) when a young, casually-dressed guy came over and put his hand on both our backs. He was cute and friendly and something about his unexpected approach sparked my interest. I wasn’t there looking to meet anyone, but I rarely get hit on, so I paid attention. My friend was married and not too impressed with him but she retired and let me judge for myself. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I’m Sick Of Women Talking About Weight

My Nose Job
One writer talks about getting a nose job. Read More »
He Told Me To Lose Weight
When he told me to lose weight, I got rid of him. Read More »
No Body Snarking!
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Susan Sarandon hates when young women snark on their bodies. Read More »

The other day, I found myself engaging in conversation with a stranger at the grocery store about weight.

“God,” the woman said, pausing near me in the aisle as I considered a package of cookies. “I wish.”

I laughed. “Yeah, I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it.”

“Go for it,” she said, grinning. “You can always hit the gym after.”

She went on her way. I put the cookies back. I thought about it. I picked them up again and put them in my basket. What the hell? I never go to the gym. I’m terrible at treadmills and I’m lazy. Or maybe I’m terrible at treadmills because I’m lazy. It’s a chicken/egg kinda thing. Keep reading »

Holiday Survival Guide: 6 Tips For Dealing With The Holidays When You’ve Lost A Loved One

A Jew At Xmas?
Six tips for the Jew at Christmas dinner. Read More »
Holiday Gift Guide
Everything you'll ever need for your holiday shopping. Read More »
1st Holiday With His Folks
10 things not to do at your first holiday dinner with his folks. Read More »

The holidays suck extra hard when you’re trying to cope with the loss of a family member, even if you’re not a Grinch by nature. However you define your family, once someone that was an integral part of your warm and fuzzy celebrations is missing, winter brings a feeling of doom and gloom that all the vitamin D in the world can’t fix. Keep reading »

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