Category Archives: Relationships

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Dear Wendy: “I Love My Boyfriend, But I Fantasize About Other Men”

I’ve been in a committed relationship with my wonderful boyfriend for about two years now, and I’ve been extremely happy so far. I know he wants to get married in the next couple of years, and I thought I wanted the same thing. Recently though, I’ve started to find myself attracted to other guys. I feel really guilty about it, but I can’t seem to stop myself from flirting and wondering what it would be like to hook up with some of them. My boyfriend is extremely loving and always tells me how lucky he is, and how beautiful I am, and the guilt has been killing me inside. He treats me so incredibly well that I know I would be very foolish to give him up, or risk what we have for a random hookup because I do want to get married and have children. My sex life with my boyfriend has become more routine and less exciting which I think is also contributing to my wandering eye. Do you think I’m just not ready to settle down? Maybe people just aren’t meant to commit to one person for eternity. I really want to stay loyal to my boyfriend because I honestly love him so much, but I’m concerned my recent behavior is a reflection of a deeper issue. Am I a bad person? I know lots of women would kill to have such a loving guy. I want to stop taking him for granted and be happy, what should I do? — Ready to settle down?

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Girl Talk: I’m Addicted To “Platinum Weddings”

I feel like I need to issue a preemptive apology to my mother, my boyfriend’s mother and my boyfriend’s grandmother: I won’t be a “fun” bride.

I will probably be more of a wet blanket, really. I won’t get excited about table settings or flower girl dresses. I won’t even care about the cake (much). I’m a little excited about buying a special dress for the Big Day, but honestly, whenever I look at wedding dress prices, I start to hyperventilate. Keep reading »

How Can I Get My Boyfriend/Girlfriend To … ?

Want to know how to get your boyfriend to quit smoking? Or to be more affectionate? Or to propose? Check out the corresponding column for the “appropriate course of action.” [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Quickies: Don’t Blurt Out All Your Thoughts In A Relationship & Don’t Trust Food Labels

  • The 10 things you should never say to your mate. [Shine]
  • Laura Linney is going to star in a dark comedy about cancer called “The Big ‘C’.” [The Washington Post]
  • Snooki is getting paid $10,000 to host a fist-pumping contest. [F-Listed]

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Dear Wendy: “My Girlfriend Found Crazy Porn On My Computer”

Last night while watching a movie with my girlfriend, she found some porn websites in my computer’s history. The sites were really crazy and I was embarrassed by them. Now I feel ashamed that she saw them. Does she think of me any differently? PS: I am a guy… — Embarrassed

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What Do You Do When A Guy Sends You A Drink?

I went out for dinner on Saturday with a group of friends, and throughout the night, this guy kept catching my eye. I really wasn’t attracted to him so I didn’t make a big deal out of the situation. Then, as my dinner was winding down, the server came over and told me someone at the bar would like to buy me a drink. I accepted another glass of moscato wine and lifted my glass to thank him when he looked over at me. I haven’t been on the dating scene in more than two years and was perplexed over what to do next … and so were my friends, which included one married couple. So when he came over to talk to me, I thought it would be less awkward if we talked alone. I knew I had absolutely no interest in this guy, but I didn’t want to be rude. The conversation, however, was really awkward, especially when he told me he was a “lobstertrician” (whatever that means). And I thought there must have been a polite way I could have accepted the drink, but bowed out of the conversation respectfully without hurting his feelings. Do you have any suggestions on how this situation could have gone differently? And if I had been attracted to the guy, what would have been the suave, flirty way to handle this? Keep reading »

365 Days In Paris: Love Lost

I’m devastated. And so paralyzed by losing Alex that I can hardly move. I don’t know how I’m supposed to get through my day, and feel as if I’ve almost forgotten how to walk, talk, sleep, eat, or think. Things will get better, I know. But for the moment, I’m really in the thick of it, and kicking myself for knowing I’d likely find myself here in the first place.

The week was quiet after Alex left Paris last Sunday. Later that same evening, I heard from him on IM. He told me he had gotten home safe and had a great time. I tried to keep the conversation going, but he was fairly unresponsive, and remained that way in the following days. I figured he was taking time to digest, and that the best thing to do was to give him some space. But around Thursday, my heart couldn’t take the silence for much longer, and after a public breakdown I had to email him. “We obviously have a significant history,” I wrote. “And the wonderful time we had together last week left me wondering if we’re getting back into it, or if I should expect not to see you again.” Keep reading »

For The Week Of January 11-17, 2010

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Only you will be to blame if you let low self-esteem plague you into thinking your latest honey is out of your league. Sure, putting another on a pedestal is sweet at first, but after a quick while it gets old and can turn sweet love sour. To avoid this disaster, let him do all the talking first and don’t feel you have to be responsible for anything else, other than feeling good.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

You can only be polite for so long — you are only human. Besides, who is it serving to sweep irritations under the rug? Instead, time for a major breakdown and changing the trajectory of your life and love, as fresh starts are needed STAT. However, don’t get sloppy and think getting mean will help, as clean breaks are worth their weight in gold now.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your mouth will be moving faster than your brain and there’ll be a few times you’ll find yourself saying things that even you can’t believe. That’s not to say these revelations aren’t true, but you thought they were your secrets to keep. However, despite the embarrassment you might initially feel, by the end of this week, you’ll be giving yourself a big pat on your back for brave work well done.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

There’ll be nothing that can touch you this week. Your self-esteem will be shooting off the charts and giving you a cocky confidence that’ll make you able to approach any cute stranger who has been tickling your fancy. You’ll give him something to go crazy on and, thus, he’ll be irresistible to you. No, this won’t be the week to set out to be “just friends.”

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Get ready for anything to happen and go with it, because what may seem like a small opportunity that arrives now can erupt into a whole new level of life, love, success and fulfillment of your deepest wishes. So, don’t sabotage yourself and only see the dark side to offers that come your way, because if you do, you’ll be shortchanging yourself.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Finally, your mental space is back and you’ll be able to call your own shots without the red tape. While the deluge of freedom may overwhelm you and make you want to run around bottomless, do be prudent with where you indulge yourself, as the only clincher to your life right now is that your world has gotten smaller and actions you perform now will come back to haunt you.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Just as life is cruising along and your flirty friendship seems to be following the same path, a sudden 180 may occur, making you wonder whom exactly you are about to bag. Seems this week, mysteries will arise and some detective work will begin. While it’ll take some effort to control your obsessive nature, realize what you uncover may make you veer onto the platonic route.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

This week your relationship and career will be fighting for the top priority slot in your life as an incredible opportunity is due to arrive. Unfortunately, it’ll also come just in time to circumvent a more serious turn in your love life — it may take you far away or make you preoccupied for an undetermined time. Either or, needy hanger-oners won’t be tolerated, so let’s hope he behaves.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Not every moment of your love life can be perfect, and woe is the first time you realize that your latest relationship isn’t as idyllic as you thought. Lucky for you, you can still see beyond this rocky moment if you keep your sense of humor intact. Seems all you need is to show a little of your optimism and that leap of faith will take both of you far and on to the next step.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Chemistry is a beautiful thing. When it’s so strong it almost makes you forget you have to do anything but lie back and look pretty — but don’t get lazy or react like you have no upbringing. You’ve been down this route enough times to know how it ends if you ignite the spark too soon, so be more discriminating. If he’s worth it, the taste will be gourmet with some anticipation.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Your family can’t agree with everything you do, but has that stopped you before? This week, don’t let their voices in your head stop you from going after what makes you tingle in places that matter. This is your time to cross new boundaries and break out of theirs. What suits you best can only be found far from their comfort zone and they are just going to have to deal.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Best to stick to old worn routines now, as your brain is going a bit haywire and communications with the outer world won’t be at its optimum. To ensure cruising at an OK speed, with minimal scarring, best to stay in your comfort zone and indulge yourself in all that is familiar — and if anyone asks any more of you, know they obviously don’t know what is best for you.

4 Friends Every Woman Should Have

One of the most important parts of life are the friendships you have. Close friends are like a chosen family: they are the people you choose to have in your life on a long-term basis and you love them as if they were your sisters or brothers.

Friends are one of the biggest enhancements to life. They are there to laugh with you, cry with you, and share the ups and downs of life with you. Keep reading »

Love Vandal: Shadowy Figure

Reader Jenna took this photo six years ago when she was in college at SUNY Oneonta in Upstate New York: “I saw it on the street during one of our many morning walks to breakfast after a long night out.” Eggs and toast taste best on mornings like those.

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com. Keep reading »

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