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30-Day Breakup Guide: Day 22

Get Your Hair Did
You’ve had an appropriate post-breakup mourning period, so chances are you’re not going to do something outrageous, like try the Natalie Portman pixie cut that only Natalie Portman can pull off. That said, dip your toe into the crazy. Page through some mags to get ideas for what you want to do to your hair. Always wanted a red tint? Do it. Thought about bangs and a bob? The time is now. (If you’re short on cash, get a good blowout.) Another idea: Check out the weekly tabloid magazines and find a picture of an actress who seems to have it together (Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet are good choices). Borrow from her look as an homage to coming out better at the end of this.
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Girl Talk: Why EChem is Just Not Enough

I heart words and communication. This includes emails, text messages, Gchat, Blackberry Messenger, iChat — the works. I am a sucker for a well-crafted email or a witty text message. My motto: The way to my heart is through my brain. That’s why I thought Joe could be Mr. Perfect for me. Joe and I met one night at a work gala. I had already put away an entire bottle of wine when I almost knocked him over on the dance floor.

“Do you like to dance, beautiful girl who almost stepped on my foot?” he asked.

“Only when I’m drunk. When I’m sober, I dance like Elaine from ‘Seinfeld.’” I replied.

It was a rainy October night and Joe offered to escort me to the subway when the event ended, impressed that I could: a.) still walk and b.) do it in 3-inch heels. “Email me,” I slurred, handing him my business card, “I loooove emails.”
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Love Vandal: We Hope “Crazy” Doesn’t Mean “Psychotic”

Reader Jennifer snapped this photo from the steps behind the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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 »

Mushy Moment Of The Day: Couple Marries After Long-Lost Love Letter Was Discovered

This is one of those moments that makes me believe true love does exist. Steve Smith and Carmen Ruiz-Perez, both 42, finally walked down the aisle after 16 years of separation. The couple fell in love and became engaged when they were in their 20s, but drifted apart when Ruiz-Perez had to move back to France from England. After a few years, Smith sent her a love letter in the hopes of rekindling the romance.

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What’s Your Boyfriend Or Husband Criteria?

Buzzfeed posted a great list from Tiny Cartridge of “Boyfriend Criteria,” including the usual “smart,” “cute,” “funny,” and the more unusual like “did not pick Charmander as first Pokémon.” There’s also a list of pluses (“glasses,” “good shoes,” “good tattoo”) and minuses (“annoying,” “too tight pants,” “think you’re sooo smart”). Since I’m getting married in three days (!!!), the list got me thinking about my “husband criteria” and how well my fiancé fits my list. After the jump, see how he does. Keep reading »

Don’t Reveal Your Sexual Past Or Your Income

There are two topics which women should never discuss in a new dating situation: (1) the exact number of men on your list of former lovers; and (2) your salary. Keep reading »

Dating Amelia: Happy, Finally, To Be Truly Single

The last time I went on a date was a month ago and it was decidedly “meh.” I deleted my profile off OKCupid because I was sick of getting new messages from guys who were, at best “meh,” at worst psychotic/illiterate/pervy. To be honest, for the first time since my breakup, I have been enjoying being single. And I don’t mean single as in “I’m dating lots of guys and going out all the time like Samantha from ‘Sex and the City,’ woo-hoo!” I mean I am single and enjoying my alone time. I’m having dinner with friends, catching up on movies I’ve missed (I think I am the last of Blockbuster’s customers), riding my bike, and starting up yoga again. Next month I’m going on a yoga/surf retreat in Costa Rica for a week, and when given the option between coed or an all-women retreat, I went with the latter. Coed shouted two things to me — couples (blech) and single dudes looking to show off their shredding abilities. The latter would normally kind of turn me on, but like I said, MEH. Keep reading »

Couple With The Same Name Ties The Knot

When I Google my name, all I get is websites about Spain. But when Kelly Hildebrandt entered her name in a Facebook search, a cute guy in Texas with the exact same name popped up. Wanting to tell Texas Kelly about the funny coincidence, Florida Kelly wrote him a message. After exchanging a few more increasingly flirtatious messages, Texas Kelly left the Lone Star State to visit the “cute girl” in the picture. A short while after their encounter Kelly Hildebrandt proposed to Kelly Hildebrandt. The Kellys shared their story with NBC’s “Today Show”—just beware of Jenna Wolfe’s cheesy “name” jokes. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Wish Men Knew About You

Oh, Men’s Health, I think I owe you a thank you note! Just when I think I’ve run out of stuff to blog about, you never fail to provide something so silly, so ridiculous, I’d be a fool to pass up the opportunity to poke some some fun. Today’s gem is an article called “50 Things Women Wish Men Knew,” which should really be called “20 Things Every Man Should Know Before He’s 10 and 30 Things Only Terribly Insecure, Needy, Neurotic Women Want Their Men To Know.” After the jump, 10 things from the article I can’t imagine any woman I know wishing her man knew about her. Keep reading »

For The Week Of July 20-26, 2009

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Whatever issue has been pressing hard into your pretty little mind is finally going to go away, as clarity is coming. This week a revelation is in store for you, opening your world to more fated and fabulous possibilities. Seems all the things that were frustrating you will be easily disposed of and laughed at shortly. Thank goodness, logic comes in exactly when you need it.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Among your friends with benefits and stockpiles of booty call options, there will be someone in that mix that has a serious possibility of wowing your panties off in a way that is deeper than just orgasm — rocking you to the core and making you do a big ole double take. Yes, what could be happening is that you find what you need has been right under your nose this entire time.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Love and all that other crap can go bite it this week, because that won’t be where you get your thrills. Seems your gratification will come through career dealings or anything regarded as being in the public eye. While it seems you’ll be hot, it’s more of a, “Look, don’t touch!” vibe and frankly, you’ll most likely find this voyeuristic thrill to feel better than sex.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Boredom happens fast in your world and thankfully so. After all, you know what you want and if you aren’t feeling it fast, you know you won’t ever feel it at all. However, this week an opportunity to go off a beaten path will strike. It might not hit like lightening that you should take this route, but for sh*ts and giggles, do it! Answers will come in time.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Ultimatums are so dramatic and rarely do they ever give the person giving it the satisfaction they want. After all, being forced isn’t cool, sexy or romantic — and that is what you should keep in mind this week when someone tries to powerball you into doing as he wants. Joke is on him; show him his bark is WAY bigger than his bite.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Happy bonding times are in store for you, as you and your baby get more romantic than ever, opening up discussions that bring you further into your future than you ever allowed yourself to think with him. Seems commitment is on the agenda and cracking open this nut will finally break the tension to truly allow you to be yourself.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Batting your lashes is all the work you should have to put out this week to lure in the interesting prospects, as the less you do and the more you make them submit, the better the foundations you lay down to be able to trust the situation — as this is going to be one of those weeks were it’ll be harder to tell a sheep in wolf’s clothing. Actions are going to have to speak louder than words.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your tastes won’t be quite the same, as it’ll be the underdog that somehow finds a way to pull at your heartstrings. While you won’t know what to say for yourself, in terms of whom you are falling for, the thing you will be grappling with is that you have fallen. Seems you do have a soft spot and that person that knows how to press it will be giving you a run for your money.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Focuses get turned to the domestic front, as big steps towards shacking up happen — and if he isn’t bringing it up, feel free to drop the bomb first, because this page turner will prove to be a pinnacle point in which revelations are made and plans get set into motion. If you’re already living in sin, time to invest more into the situation. Yes, it’s all about stepping it up!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Grand declarations are coming and the information you learn may shock and amaze you. Not everyone in your life is as he appears and when you uncover the shocking facts, it can lead to a deluge of lust or loathing. Either or, passions will run high and confusion will throw you into a tizzy. Of course, the drama will make you feel hot as hell too.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

The presentation of yourself will matter, so let vanity get the better of you. Time to pamper, preen, and polish yourself up; an attitude adjustment will do wonders for you soul and overall morale — and if there is anyway you’re going to get laid this week, it mean getting back in touch with your je ne sais quoi.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

If ever there were going to be a lucky week for you, it’s this one. New beginnings and just flat out random luck will be working to give you exactly what you visualization. However, don’t waste this gift, like using it to lure in that underachieving hottie you’ve been eyeing at happy hour, but rather a sex god with his life together. Yes sister, this is the time to dream big!

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