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Debate This: Do Gays Make Better BFFs?

No one will dispute the importance of good girlfriends – they support your delusional hopes of one day being Mrs. Sam Kass, listen to you vent about your idiot boss and evil ex, and assure you that you haven’t gained an ounce despite that steady diet of french fries you’ve been adhering to, as a coping mechanism for the aforementioned idiot boss and evil ex. But it goes without saying that no modern woman’s circle of friends is complete without at least one gay bestie. The unique bond between a straight woman and a gay man is a many splendored thing, one that’s inspired sonnets (not really), TV shows, books, and the true barometer of mainstream credibility, a possible incarnation as a Bravo reality show. A new study conducted by Nancy H. Bartlett of Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada (and covered in the December issue of Allure magazine) suggests that having a large contingent of gay male friends may actually be good for you.

With this in mind, we asked women we knew if they felt that gay men made better best friends than girls. Two women share their opposing views, after the jump … Keep reading »

365 Days In Paris: Gains And Losses

Like they say, two steps forward, one step back.

This week has been a lesson in relationship building. What I’ve learned: you do need to get out of your comfort zone, but sometimes you have to cut your losses and stay put.

It seemed like the fates had answered my prayers for some more social intrigue when last week an email landed in my inbox. An admirer! A French one! With XY chromosomes! Keep reading »

For The Week Of December 14-20, 2009

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

No one said love was going to be easy, so prepare, as it seems all those logistics of the day-to-day will be what will makes you the most insane right now. Sure, you want to accommodate everyone, including your families, but it seems not everyone will be able to fit into your plans. If you have to choose what to compromise, don’t make it yourself.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Get ready to enter one of those phases with your baby where learning what ever is old is new again — or if you’re in a new relationship, having that time where uncovering all the details of each other’s life is like turning the page in one of the best books you have ever read. Yes, obsession takes a more substantial turn, so live it up and get ready to swoon!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Make luxury a part of your life, as you need to set new themes in your psyche that have you reinstating who the true Queen is in your life. Yes, splurge senselessly if you must, as in whatever it takes to shake you into knowing you are at your best in decadence. After all, if you can’t set the example, who will? Don’t leave the important things up to fate. Take control now!

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Breathe a sigh of relief, as answers to a few of your most dire dilemmas will come into sight, giving you flashes of genius and a goal in mind. To drive it to the highest heights though, work your sexiness and charisma to the umpteenth degree and cheerlead the excitement that is you, as you are the sole person to truly ignite the sparks for maximum heat.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You’re not one for public displays of drama, but sometimes to really emphasize what you are feeling, you’re going to have to take the center stage on a bigger platform and plead your case. Sympathy is out there. When given that compassionate shoulder you need to cry on, you can also get the insight to know what is truly right and what is straight-up unacceptable.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Just when you thought this holiday season was going to suck hard, a close friend will open up an opportunity that will have you seeing your life and prospects completely differently. Be willing to let go of preconceived notions fast and jump into a new direction STAT. The quicker you can make decisions now, the higher your chances are to get something truly dynamic to hold on to.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Be aware that all eyes are on you. If you’re into voyeurism, you’ll be one happy camper, as this is your time to titillate as you see fit. However, if you’re not that kind of Pisces, then take cover. Because if you try to express anything important, that someone whom you’re relaying these feelings to won’t be listening in the way you want, and grave misunderstandings may occur.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Leave all your troubles behind, because ridiculousness needs to be your theme. Yes, forget responsibilities, as they aren’t going anywhere anyway. Zone out into la la land. If possible, take a trip. If you can’t, start planning one. Escape is your drug right now and the universe is asking you to swallow a handful, as that is the only way to revive yourself back to being at your best.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

If you find yourself having surreal experiences of the truly whack kind, consider yourself on track with the cosmos. Yes, freaky times are in your stars, and whatever way they come to pass, it’ll put you on a definitive path that’ll heighten your sexual prowess to animalistic levels — even you will be wondering what the hell is going on, but in a totally fab way.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Communication is key in your negotiations this week. But rest assured that if you persevere properly, peace of mind will occur. This will mean being painfully honest in a way you’ve never been before, as in no sugar-coating or projecting coolness to divert your raw emotions. As it stands, the agreement made will only be as good as your argument, so be clear and courageous.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Your intense emotions don’t always make romance run smoothly, so keep this in mind, as you’ll have to compromise and deal with life and love in a different way. Seems that this week you will have to chalk something up for the team and put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Don’t worry; it’ll buy you passage to where you want to be, albeit through a roundabout route.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Screw convention. Now is the time to do what your heart desires — the more extreme and original, the more positive the response you will get. Time to show off your innovation, as if it were an art form. Otherwise, the boredom you will suffer from traveling on the beaten path will not only break you down but your audience too. Do you want bad reviews? No!!!!

Ask The Astrosexologist: Two Cancers Do Sexting

I’m really liking this guy I work with. We’ve been spending a little time together outside of work. He isn’t my boss, I only see him at work occasionally, but he is a Cancer, and so am I. We’re both divorced and committed to career. I’m further into divorced life though, and he’s barely divorced — year and a half. I’m a total crab, and if he’s the same, do you think that we’re compatible? I’m trying to go super slow at this, because he’s still skittish about relationships. He tells me he just wants to “have fun,” but he talks to mutual friends about me. I think that’s a good thing. I’m a hard-shelled girl, so if this turns out to be “just fun” sexing, I’m okay, but I really like him. The more time I spend with him, the deeper I get. Give me your thoughts, be honest. — Dizzy Lizzy

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How To Use Your Feminine Wiles

Last weekend, I went to see a friend’s college performance of the Count in “The Marriage of Figaro.” He was absolutely lovely even as his character was a booby-touching, wife-abandoning, serial cheater with jealousy issues. That’s what makes it funny that his big song is about the wily and seductive ways of women. But there is something to that — we do have some mystical lady power. This is how you can employ your feminine wiles without any of this nonsense about breasty clothes, expensive hair, or even sex itself … Keep reading »

Eight Celebrity Exes Who Make Yours Look Normal

We’ve all done a few things we aren’t proud of in the midst of a heinous breakup. Who among us hasn’t done some Facebook stalking or left a ranting voicemail message on an ex’s phone after a few too many drinks? Breakups bring out the very worst in people, but that tendency seems to exist to an extreme degree in celebrities. Maybe it’s because being in the spotlight makes you a little crazy, or maybe you have to be a little crazy to want that lifestyle in the first place. Either way, it seems like their relationships’ ends come less with tears and more with potential jail time. Tiger Woods’ wife’s coming at him with a golf club (allegedly) is just the latest in a string of incidents in which seemingly normal celebrities have turned into downright psychotic exes. Keep reading »

Dater X: Everything Is So Perfect, It’s Absolutely Terrifying

It’s a week later, and things are going well with the Architect. Like, really well. Tuesday, we went to a gallery followed by an evening of drinks and epic conversation at my favorite dive bar. Heck, I even loved the songs he picked on the jukebox. Last night, we went for Thai food and ended up back at my place, rolling around on my bed naked, until 3 a.m. I just got a text message from him asking if I’m free tomorrow. I’m learning so much about him, and I’m liking all I’m finding out. So far there’s been nothing to send me running in the opposite direction—no incurable STD or ex-girlfriends with histories of assault.

And this all has me … freaking the f**k out. Keep reading »

The Year Of The Affair: Who Cares?

This year has seen so much coverage of extra-marital affairs. I don’t care whose marriage is on the rocks; I can’t muster up any outrage. But I sure can gossip about them. Keep reading »

New York Couple Test Their Vows In A Tiny Microstudio

How much space do you need if sharing it with a significant other? If I’m on vacation with my husband, one room in a hotel is fine, but if we’re talking full-time living space, I need at least a one-bedroom apartment with a door to a room I can hole up in and be alone if the mood strikes (or if my dude’s watching sports on TV). I cannot even begin to fathom sharing 175 square feet with my husband and two cats, but that’s exactly what one New York couple is doing. Zaarath and Christopher Prokop live in the smallest apartment in the city in the working-class Manhattan neighborhood of Morningside Heights. The couple bought the “microstudio” for $150,000 three months ago and share it with their two cats (see all the photos here). With no closets, the couple keeps their clothes strategically stashed at various dry cleaners and in their offices. They’ve got a single hot plate, a mini-fridge, two windows, and a queen-sized bed that takes up a third of their living space. They don’t have room for a trash can (“the second something needs to be thrown out, they walk to the chute in the hallway”), but they have a kitchen cabinet full of champagne (“Zaarath’s job allows them to order cases of it”). “We really have everything we need.” says Christopher. Keep reading »

11 Signs You’re In Lust

I don’t know much about the big L-O-V-E, but I do know quite a bit about luv. There is just something so fun about the reckless abandon of a fresh romance. Forget your holiday champagne buzz, nothing compares to the high of going butt crazy for a guy! But a lot of times, when you start dating someone you like, you can’t tell if he’s just a cool dude or a super spectacular stud who is sweeping you off your feet. How do you know you’re in lust? Find out after the jump!

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