I used to be one of those self-righteous types who declared I’d sooner break up with a man than stoop to snoop. This stance wasn’t because I was noble or had never been tempted—I’m not and I have. I just remember all too well the day my mother read my journal aloud to my entire family. I was 17 and, as you can probably imagine, that book was bursting at the seams with embarrassing, angst-laden, mawkish, teenage drama. To say I was mortified … well, that doesn’t begin to describe the way I felt.
Since that day, I’ve always been very respectful of other people’s privacy, in particular my partners’ and, unfortunately, often to my own detriment. I’d listen to suspicious friends’ tales of hacking into their boyfriends’ emails or reading their texts and waste no time voicing my disapproval.
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Reader Rommel sent us this from Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading »
As many times as I’ve tried to recall the evening, I don’t remember the first time I met Marc*, although he seems to remember it well. He claims we met in a hot tub at a party that my then-boyfriend was throwing. Apparently, he thought I was “hot,” but I only had eyes for my BF Rick*, who was a friend of Marc’s. That was six years ago.
Marc and I saw each other again many times over the years. He was a peripheral part of my circle of friends — one of those people that pop up in your world every once in a while. The first time I actually do remember meeting Marc was at a get-together at a downtown NYC bar. It was a few months after the hot tub night. Rick and I were still madly in love. Marc showed up at the bar alone. I was wearing a short skirt – it was a humid summer night. Keep reading »
Nerve.com has a cool new feature called “Talking To Strangers,” which may be especially appealing to those of us who don’t get out enough. The feature centers around conversations about sex and dating struck up with strangers in bars. Can’t be bothered to go out for Happy Hour? No bother — just crack open a beer from the comfort of your own home and read the latest “Talking To Strangers” to get your fix. You’ll learn all kinds of personal things you probably don’t really want to know about people you’ll never meet in real life. For example, 29-year-old Lewiston once substituted a shower cap for a condom during some hot hotel sex. And 21-year-old Bauer (Really? Bauer? Lewiston? Is Nerve obsessed with former prep school students?) had sex with a Moroccan man on Spring Break once and ended up thinking she was in love with him (scandalous!). Oh, and 27-year-old Alex recently jerked off on a plane. Hmm … suddenly, I’m feeling so much better about staying in too much. [via Nerve] Keep reading »
Ah, men. So endearing. So easily confused. We know we women aren’t the easiest people in the world to figure out, and it’s all too easy for a guy to open his mouth and say something that’s an instant dealbreaker. Whether the subject is sex, weight, or love, here are a few lines that should send you ladies running for the hills if you hear them from your dude. Feel free to add yours in the comments! Keep reading »
Two cats act out a pivotal scene from an upcoming episode of “Days of Our Lives.” OK, maybe not, but is this not the most hilarious and realistic portrayal of a fight between two lovers? [Buzzfeed
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