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Is It The Right Time To Have That Convo With Your S.O.?

I believe this “Should you bring it up?” flow chart offers some sound advice. There are appropriate times and inappropriate times for that serious convo with your S.O. Hint: not when you’re drunk or tired. Those tend to turn into arguments. I’m a big fan of serious talks over breakfast … after the coffee has hit your bloodstream, of course. [I Love Charts] Keep reading »

Poll: Would You Rather Your Man Have An Affair Or Pay For Sex?

Would You Rather Your Man Have An Affair Or Pay For Sex?

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Girl Talk: I’m Really Bad At Being Wrong

I screwed up royally recently.

My boyfriend Alex and I needed to get a signed lease to our landlady who was having some legal troubles. I left it in the lobby for her to pick up, but before she could, it disappeared. I called new management, but they said they didn’t have it either.

When Alex came home, I told him what happened. “You made a copy though, right?” he said.

Crap. “Uh, no,” I admitted. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Have I Been Permanently Friend-Zoned?”

I’m a college student in love with my best friend. I see “James” every day, usually for several hours at a time (sometimes alone, sometimes in groups), and we text constantly. He’s cute, funny, smart, attentive, interesting: everything I want in a guy … and obviously he likes me on some level, or we wouldn’t be this close. But nothing’s ever happened between us! Summer’s coming up; we live in different parts of the country, and next semester we’re both studying abroad in European cities — close enough to visit occasionally, but definitely less than we’re used to. I feel like time’s running out. I’ve already amped up the flirting and touchiness but nothing’s changed. All this drama (or lack thereof) is steadily and annoyingly chipping away at my self-esteem. Do I tell him how I feel before the semester ends and risk alienating him and making things awkward? Or do I just MOA and accept that I’m permanently friend-zoned? — More than Friends?

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The Love Guru: Love Doesn’t Have To Mean Someone Gets Hurt

“You think love means someone has to get hurt terribly,” said my love guru.

I had just finished recounting my entire dating history for her — from middle school until present day. It took up nearly the entire session. I told her about the boyfriend who had blindsided me by telling me he was gay, the guy who left me for the woman he eventually married, and finally, my regrettable one-night stand marathon immediately following my sister’s wedding. Keep reading »

Love It Or Leave It: Can A Person Really Change?


Can a person ever really change? Wendy Williams, host of GSN’s “Love Triangle,” is not so sure. I think for the most part, she’s right — that people change temporarily, but eventually return to their old ways. Changing or stopping that’s become a habit — whether it’s lying or cheating or smoking — requires an unwavering determination. How many of us have that kind of undeterred focus about the good things in our lives, let alone the bad things we’re trying to get rid of. That’s why you can’t love someone for who you think they can be, you have to love them for the way they are, because even though they may try and change, the chances of lasting success are slim. (Be sure to watch “Love Triangle” weeknights at 7:00 p.m. EST /6:00 p.m. CST on the Game Show Network.) Keep reading »

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