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Are You A “Retrosexual”?

Before you watch the “Good Morning America” clip above, take a guess as to what a “retrosexual” is. According to the fine folks of morning TV, is it:

A) A person who fetishizes “Mad Men”?
B) Someone who dates a past love whom they reconnected with via Facebook?
C) A person who has sexual relations in the manner done during ancient times?

The answer, after the jump. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: You Booze, You Lose?

Let’s start off with the fact that I love my boyfriend “Scott.” Scott and I have made it through a break up, months of monogamous dating, and we are an official couple again. However, I’m concerned that he may drink too much. Scott rarely has a night where he doesn’t smoke marijuana or drink. He occasionally does hard drugs (he only seems to do them when he goes on vacation with his exgirlfriend, but that is neither here nor there since that hasn’t been resolved). Whenever Scott drinks he either gets annoyed or overly affectionate- ie. he either is on edge or is trying to convince me to marry him. Wendy, what should I do to address this issue? I want to support him through thick and thin but at the same time I think part of support is urging him to stop destructive behavior. —Girlfriend of an Alcoholic Anonymous

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Where Mean Little Jewish Nice Girls Go On Yom Kippur

“Are you going to go to Rosh Hashanah services?” my sister asked me on the phone last week, and my gut instantly churned. Not because I’m now separated by the Atlantic Ocean from my family on the Jewish New Year, but because: a.) I had forgotten about it and b.) I didn’t feel like dealing with it.

“It’s tomorrow? And what year is it in Jewish anyhow? 18 million or something? I didn’t really make any arrangements. Maybe I’ll just fake going to services so mom and dad don’t freak.”

“I know you’re not religious, but aren’t you at least afraid of the wrath of mom?”

“I’ll repent for it a week later on Yom Kippur.”

Every year, when Yom Kippur, the day of repentance rolls around, I reluctantly put on a conservative pencil skirt, pack into the family Subaru, and fast for a day. At least I’ll lose a little weight, I think. Because why would I need to repent? I’m a good person. I haven’t killed anyone. I haven’t seriously offended any of my friends or family. I eat my vegetables. I even vacuumed under the bed. Once. Keep reading »

CrazyBlindDate.com Lets You Order Up A Man In Your Town

Anyone who lives in a big city can tell you that finding a mate is difficult. Sure, there are a lot of fish swimming about, but they’re not willing to settle with one particular mate yet so they keep their options open. Crazy Blind Date has set out to change the big city dating dilemma by making it quick and easy for women to meet men in their area and go out on extremely short notice. So there’s no reading and rereading of profiles and messaging back and forth to see if you and the guy are compatible. You simply give a few specs, the site matches with a guy that fits your requirements, and you go on a date to see if you like each other. You might not find your soul mate in the first few dates or ever, but at least you won’t be sitting at home watching “What Not to Wear” on a Friday night. [Crazy Blind Date] Keep reading »

A Must-Read: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Ex

Think you know everything there is to know about that ex you’ve obsessed over? Well, authors Heather Belle and Michelle Fiordaliso want you to know that there is so, so much more. (Curses!) The two psychotherapists have both “professional and personal experience with exes.” Some of us could use some pro insight on factors like how to be friends with an ex, whether you should get back together, why you really shouldn’t and, say, moving on. Their new book Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Ex tackles all of this. Anything that helps us step away from the dramz is probably a good thing, right? Read it when you’re contemplating a drunk dial. [Amazon] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: Dead-End Relationship And Finding Lesbian Love

I’ve been living with my boyfriend for a few months now. We’ve been together on and off for three years now and this is our third attempt at trying to be together romantically. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about my future and where I see myself going. It’s been no secret to my boyfriend that I’m not interested in marrying him. He’s even stated that he accepts it. However, I’ve been seriously thinking of joining the military after I’ve gotten my second degree and he is now telling me that I’ll have to marry him prior to joining the military otherwise we’ll never see each other. The thing is, I can’t help the way I feel about him. I’ve always known, (and been honest with him about it) that I wouldn’t marry him and that’s not going to change if I do join the military. What I need advice on now is, should I continue this relationship or not? Part of me feels like it’s wrong of me to be in a relationship with someone I don’t see a future with, yet at the same time, he’s stated that he’s alright with it. – Military Brat

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Does Going On The Pill Curse A Potential Relationship?

I’ve been on birth control pills off and on since I was 21 years old. I started taking them in college, when I was sleeping with someone off and on. Looking back, I suspect that going on the pill is what made that relationship so irregular, because I have this theory that deciding to go on the pill is a complete relationship curse.
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365 Days In Paris: La Vie Sociale

Yesterday, I met a man in the street and let him touch me. I let him take his hands to my body and caress and rub me all over.

Not like that, you perverts. Keep reading »

For The Week Of September 21-27, 2009

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Make your man work it and love it. There’s no reason you always have to be the one working it in bed, as that isn’t going to give your mind something to truly get lost in during those long hours when you are all alone and need that grand romantic fantasy to get inspired. After all, what else will drive you to get your eager beaver back in the saddle over and over again?

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Your patience is starting to wear thin and this is when you’ll be starting to get restless. As the places you think you should be are not aligning with the places you are in, you’re going to have to get brave to get your trajectory back on track. As of now, this is not the time to be wasting your energy on waiting.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your standards aren’t easy. The fact that you think that the ultimate prize you’re after should get handed to you on a platinum platter is hysterical. You know you would feel suspicious if it occurred miraculously, since it’s the drama, the struggle and romance that make you thrive. If it’s not a page turner, drop it.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

There will be a lot of things motivating you this week. Among them won’t be a sweet love affair that’ll take you into the winds of oblivion. Instead, drama may unfold at the office, as in a flirtation with someone that could make for a potentially messy situation. Of course, trouble has always been something that excites a girl like you. So, sure, get blown away!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Every time you sabotage yourself with some kind of reality-based comments that have you thinking in a purely linear way, smack yourself! Life is the product of your thoughts and ambitions. If you aren’t willing to see past the glass ceiling, then only you will be to blame. Options are there. Choose wisely.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Time to pick up the pace and forge a deeper intellectual connection with whomever you have on the speed dial. Just joking around and being all cutesy is fun, but it’s not giving you the juice you need to really feel the love. Brains matter. There is no reason you can’t break out those MENSA questions at will. Until you have Einstein on your reel, keep fishing.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

If you are going to sign on the dotted line, this is the perfect time to do it. Love and commitment are in your stars this week, as you will be feeling the peace of mind it takes to figure out what exactly it will take to make you happy and be in it to win it. Go ahead — work it out with your baby and let the love shine in, because it’s all there for the taking.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Timing is everything. If you find you and your object of desire aren’t synching up so well in the scheduling department, then this is the time you really will have to see how much you want it and how much time you are willing to sacrifice to make it happen. Of course, if this isn’t a two-way street and he’s if he isn’t making the first move, don’t even bother turning on your ignition.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You won’t have any self-control when it comes to lust this week, nor should you have to hold back. Your tastes will be sublime and there is no reason you can’t taste the fruits of your desire. After all, why dwell on the consequences when painting in the whole picture will take time? In fact, the slower the burn, the hotter the sensations.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Turn up the charm and make them worship you. This is your time of the year to let love affairs get out of hand. Seems you have powers beyond even your comprehension that will lure them exactly where you want them. So if you want to make it matter, don’t waste it on just anyone. Aim your target accordingly and you will surely capture yourself a bountiful feast.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can feel your way through another flirtation that seems to have potential. This time around, you’ll need backup. It’s time to really be clear with yourself about what you are after — and go with it! The less you leave to the imagination, the more real it will be. At this stage in your game, it’s time to learn that honesty and directness have their good points.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

According to researchers, a man shows how much he cares with time and money. This week keep this in mind: If you don’t have both in spades, it’s time to negotiate with yourself what he is worth to you. Patience is great, but not if it is costing you valuable time and self-esteem. Look at the cold hard facts — they don’t lie.

Are Men Intimidated By Independent Women?

Women want to maintain their independence while in a relationship. Is this a problem for men? Keep reading »

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