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Most Epic Save-The-Date Announcement Ever

If their save-the-date announcement is any indication, the wedding of Jeff Wong and Erin Martin is going to be epic. It may even quite literally bring the house down. No, I don’t know these people, but their announcement is making the rounds on the internet if only to make those of us who sent uninspired email save-the-dates for our weddings feel bad about ourselves. Jeff and Erin have a website where they explain that no, the video was not done professionally (except, apparently, the voice-over), nor on a big budget. It took a little research, a lot of creativity, and some help from their friends. You can read all about how they made the video, as well as their ten-year love story here. Mazel tov, you guys! [via BuzzFfeed and Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Dating Blogger Maura Kelly Dishes On Her Year Of Living Flirtatiously

Maura Kelly has a unique job — she blogs about her dating life for Marie Claire. Her column, “A Year of Living Flirtatiously,” is a frank, humorous, self-deprecating account of her travails on the front lines of dating. The project started when Kelly realized that if she approached finding a man with as much zeal as she approached finding a job, she might find the man of her dreams. So far, no such luck, but here she shares with The Frisky her best dating advice, the weirdest date she’s been on thus far, and why what men really want is to be treated like a woman. Keep reading »

For The Week Of January 25-31, 2009

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Things are going to get rough this week, leaving you to wonder if you have made the wrong decisions. Don’t ignore this moment. Take a break to really get back in touch with your mojo, because if you try to keep going while working out your uncertainties, you will never truly get full clarity. Sometimes you really do just have to drop everything.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Romance and friendship clash this week, leaving people to take sides and create an all-around dramatic turn of events. Seems some things can’t be left inside the bedroom and when that news does get out, expect a wave of pandemonium and havoc to hit your social scene. At the least, with the added support around you, you won’t think you’re crazy, just him.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

The limelight hits you big-time this week, bringing the masses to adore you at your feet. While this is amazing for you, your boo might not be so fast on the uptake. Get ready to see his true colors and a shot of how faithful you truly are or aren’t. As it goes, ambition and power are your aphrodisiacs and if your baby can’t be the ying to your yang, prepare to get a bit turned off.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Even the greatest love affairs have a phase when it sucks. Yes, the idealism comes crashing down and it’s about work and learning how to deal with the flaws of your honey and your relationship. While this one will happen a bit faster and more sudden than ideal, do understand nothing that happens now is forever and that what goes down will eventually pop back up.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Go where your libido leads you, as its aim is on — the chemistry that heats up this week will be otherworldly on many levels. While there is a bit of mystery attached to this tasty treat that might not have you feeling as if you can trust it 100 percent, don’t get lost in trying to make it more than it has to be. Being in the moment now is the only way to experience it and assess it.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Your week will start off slow but is going to end crazy, with you having all the answers. The obvious won’t be avoidable anymore and your relationship is going to start launching off in a new direction whether or not you’ve made any preparations. Destiny is calling and can’t take “hold on” for an answer anymore.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Major obstacles are going to pop into your life – you’ll have to think fast and scramble for solutions. How your baby rises to this occasion with you will be quite telling and most likely shocking, as you will see a new side to him that you didn’t expect. This could be the make-or-break moment you’ve been waiting for.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

The power of lust is going to make you do things that go way beyond your comfort zone and prove to be straight up dangerous. Whatever you have going on in your love life now is about to heat up to the umpteenth degree and when you step into this hot zone, you will have to play your bets with an all-or-nothing attitude. You know it; let the games begin!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

When it comes to your home, you’re very specific with how you want to live. So, as this week starts taking shape, and you see that not all is as beautiful as you’d like, hold back from just reacting. Things are not as extreme as you think, but to realize paradise again won’t be easy. Understand diplomacy is the key to the heart of this matter and from there all is possible.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Having your curiosity raised to the point of stopping your wheels from spinning to focus on one person or thing is a rare occurrence. So, when a monkey wrench is thrown into your spokes, don’t gloss over it. Instead, stay on the DL, investigate deeper and ask questions. Soon enough the pieces of the puzzle will fit together and a surprise will be revealed.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Money issues might blindside you this week and throw you off your game. However, instead of hiding away, thinking you have to suffer in silence, do the opposite. As it goes, magic can only happen if you are out circulating in the field. This just happens to be the time you are due for a karmic miracle, but you do have to be in it to win it.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

New Year’s may have been a month ago, but it’s this week that you’ll feel the real beginning of a new cycle. It’ll be now that you’ll reach your emotional limits with someone and need a big ole time-out. Seems current compromises have hit your glass ceiling, with no more room to give. Time to reassess once again. Lessons are here and they won’t be easy, so get ready to rumble!

Love Vandal: Slow Dance

Reader Karinne sent us this photo of what looks like a couple at a high school dance. The reason we think they’re in their teens is because the girls date is clearly looking down her dress.

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Ask The Astrosexologist: Can A Scorpio/Gemini Pairing Ever Work?

“I am a Gemini (6/15) who got involved with a Scorpio (11/10) early last year. Things were GREAT before he left for school. We were even making plans for me to follow him out there after I finished school. However, things did not work out for him and he moved back home early this year. He has changed into a completely different person! He cheated on me constantly while he was gone, but I know how important sex is to Scorpios so I’m willing to let that go. However, everything that I’ve read on astrology tells me that Gemini/Scorpio is the WORST love combination (although we will have great sex, which we do) and that I should run screaming for the hills while I can. But I’ve fallen hard for this guy, even though we constantly fight and I don’t trust him as far as I can throw him. My question is: is there something that maybe us Geminis do wrong that makes a relationship with a Scorpio so impossible? Or is it really just not in the stars for us?” – Spent

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How To Get Him To Propose

Cathy Torkelson, 34, had a good job as a legal consultant, a loving boyfriend and supportive friends and family. She was a good girlfriend in what appeared to be a solid year-and-a-half-long relationship. Yet, internally, Cathy was anxious, irritable, moody and unable to concentrate. The cause? A persistent question: why hasn’t he proposed?

Torkelson’s questioning became “all-consuming,” and eventually turned a normally independent, rational woman into a nervous wreck. Keep reading »

How To Tell He’s Not The One

Some people say they “just knew” that they were dating their future spouse. But what about the rest of us? What happens when you’re not sure if he’s The One? If you’re considering long-term commitment or marriage, it’s time to ask yourself some tough questions. Here are ten signs that may indicate he’s not for you. Keep reading »

OKCupid Discovers What Really Attracts Online Daters

One of the reasons I love OKCupid — not that I’m online dating anymore — is that they do all these studies on their users’ tastes and habits and release the results, which are often fascinating. The service recently studied profile photos — the different types of photos users post and how possible paramours react to them based on the rate at which these users were contacted. Some interesting findings, after the jump … Keep reading »

Girl Talk: What Can I Say? Scorned Mistresses Do Crazy Things

When spurned mistress LaVaughnie Wilkins put up billboards around Manhattan to embarrass her former lover, Charles Phillips, the only thing that surprised me about it was how publicly she chose to do it. But “getting revenge” didn’t surprise me at all. Spurned mistresses want revenge. Spurned mistresses go for the jugular. Spurned mistresses do crazy things because they are hurt.

Last year I fooled around with a guy who had a girlfriend. While we were cheating, he repeatedly told me he wanted to break up with his girlfriend to be with me and, like an idiot, I believed him. Lots of bad stuff happened and I lost my temper, big time: I wrote a long email to this guy’s girlfriend explaining everything about how he’d been two-timing her with me and sent it to her work email.

I’m not particularly proud of this story, but I’m going to tell it to you anyway. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Is It OK To Email A Former Online Match?”

I’m currently single, but have been active on a couple of online dating sites for a couple of years. I’m not looking for random hookups, but an actual meaningful relationship. Clearly, I’ve yet to find that, although I have met/e-mailed with some extremely decent guys. Last winter I was e-mailing with this guy I was very interested in — we never talked on the phone, but we exchanged long emails, and I really felt like we connected, that we shared a lot of interests and the same sense of humor. We were talking about meeting up for drinks, but it was hard because we were both visiting family over the holidays. Then he met someone else and sent me an e-mail explaining why he hadn’t responded, telling me he wanted to keep in touch and apologizing for potentially being a d-bag. We never did meet up, but through some internet stalking I found out he ended up in a relationship with that someone else, but I think he may be single again. I know, I sound like Glenn Close in “Fatal Attraction” right now, but if it means anything, I never spent more than a few minutes looking him up. My question is this: would it be overly creepy/internet stalker of me to e-mail him now, a year after we stopped talking? He keeps coming up in my e-mail matches, and I was so excited to meet up with him before he met someone else. Also, I’m starting to get really tired of looking for decent men online, especially knowing he and I probably have a high chance of hitting it off in person. Should I shoot him a quick message or just leave it in the past? — Still Interested

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