Category Archives: Relationships

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Love Vandal: Anchor Heart

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 »

Relationship In Limbo? Use The Breakup Formula

“My boyfriend is hot then cold towards me. I care about him, but I don’t know if the relationship is worth the effort. Should we stay together or break up?” — Mary, Massachusetts

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  • Horror Stories: Dating Set Ups Gone Wrong!

    When my grandma called me a few weeks ago to make me promise I’d go out with her friend’s grandson if he called me, I stupidly agreed. You see, my thinking was, What guy is really going to call some girl he doesn’t know because her grandma says she’s a catch? And even if he did defy my cynical expectations and call me, good old grandma told me a solid five times that he is just “so handsome, Lily, you have no idea. And witty, too!”

    So when mystery man did, in fact, call a week later, I paused briefly before agreeing to lunch. I mean, if worse came to worst, at least I’d have something pretty to look at while contemplating ripping my arm off just for the excitement.

    Never. Again.
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    For The Week Of July 6-12, 2009

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

    When you are at your best, you know it. You feel it in your bones. Don’t deny you know this about yourself, just because some loser guy can’t get with your program. You can rationalize all you want, make excuses, but if he is not with you in the here and now, then you have to stop lying to yourself. Realize, once the lies stop, the truth and new hotness can come back in.

    Libra (September 23 – October 22)

    Being the team leader is not a role you prefer, but this week if you want your baby to start picking up the slack and stop treating you like you’re hired help, then you are going to have to kick some ass and make demands. Enough is enough and if you want to feel like the queen of your domain, you are going to have to get your serf to act accordingly.

    Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

    You know you suffer from the “hearing what you want to hear” syndrome, but this week a vaccine is in sight and these interesting communications will reveal something quite mysterious, intense and real. Seems there is more than meets the eye with whoever this sly talker is and that no matter what is learned, a bigger curiosity is about to open in your mind.

    Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

    The love for your boo is about to soar to new heights, but don’t forget you have a life too. While the attached at the hip look is cute and will give you a sense of security that you crave, know it won’t bode well if you start blowing off others to keep playing arm candy. Realize what makes you special is your independence, so exercise it for maximum happiness.

    Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

    Ultimatums are necessary if you want to see the life you want happen. Otherwise, waiting for someone to get on your page or seeing if what you think they are isn’t actually what they are will only postpone you from your destination. There is no time to waste, as time is crucial. Be willing to lay down the law or forever hold your peace.

    Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

    If you want your future to brighten up, you have to let bygones be bygones. No matter how new the wounds may be, packing up the past in a box and sending it down the river is vital for your immediate future. Letting anything fester will only open up the emotional gashes bigger and more unnecessarily so. Take the power and make a clean break be your only option.

    Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

    Trying to be friends with an ex isn’t always the best option. Although you’d like to show you can be a bigger person, why? No one is judging you and you aren’t running to be the next Mother Theresa. Seriously, some people don’t deserve your time and if you couldn’t love them one way, realize you don’t have to love them at all.

    Aries (March 21 – April 19)

    This is going to be a busy work week and to get your kicks you might have to settle on more psychological ways of getting off. Be ready to test your skills at phone sex, virtual sex toys or whatever you may be open to that isn’t the traditional way of going feeding your desires. As it goes, this is the time to prove you can have it all.

    Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

    Break tradition and be the first to spill your guts. You know what you feel and waiting for validation isn’t going to change that. While you do like to hold onto your security blankets as long as you can, time to speed up your love life. With some of your turbo force love that has you taking control, you will lead the pack to beautiful places.

    Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

    You’ll have the whole world in your hand, how you want to stroke it is up to you. Seems you will have the charming element to make men submit to your will easily. However, your eyes will be bigger than your stamina, so use this power accordingly and sparingly, as where you direct your energies will set the pace for the rest of the month.

    Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

    Love will be making you crazy, as it takes a hold of you and has you relentlessly plowing after that object of desire, as if your life depended on it. Hallelujah for the passion and determination, as this will bring you to a whole new level of psycho and has you proving to that right someone that you are a sucker for their love.

    Leo (July 23 – August 22)

    You can’t always get everything you want and this week it’ll be even more frustratingly so, as there will be two hot choices, but only one path you can take. You’ve juggled in the past and learned that no good can come from that behavior — despite how good it may sound in theory. This time around, guarantee yourself some real resolve and be mature by seizing your own fate.

    Girl Talk: Why Some Guys Date Train Wrecks

    I will never forget the feeling in my stomach the night I found out the guy I was dating was still sleeping with his ex.

    The fact that he was canoodling with any other woman behind my back was bad enough. The fact that it was ex added insult to injury. But what really made me want to throw up was that she was a complete and utter train wreck.

    We all know train wrecks. She’s your college roommate who drank every night, never went to class and slept with the football team. She’s your friend whose favorite hobbies are causing drama and being self-destructive. She’s all the girls from “Rock of Love.” And sometimes, she’s the girl your man leaves you for. Keep reading »

    Top 15 Tips For Young Women

    A couple months ago I posted a letter to my younger self, to which many of you responded with letters to your own younger selves in the comment section. Turns out, we had a lot to say to our mini-me’s — from dating advice to style tips, we’ve learned a lot since the days we donned jelly shoes and spent weekends cruising the mall (or should I say we’ve learned a lot since the first time we donned jelly shoes and spent weekends cruising the mall?). I combed through the letters to our younger selves for the best lessons learned and wisdom gained. After the jump, 15 tips for the young women behind us. Keep reading »

    Single And Don’t Want To Be? Watch This

    “I’m 33 and I have a great job, friends, and family. While I’ve had serious relationships in the past and go on a fair amount of dates, I’m still alone. Why am I still single?” -Tracy, Colorado

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  • My Computer Made Me Gay

    “I see an exciting adventure in your future, a new sexual experience that forever changes you,” she said, tracing the sole of my foot with one soft fingertip. Her husband grinned at me from the bed. I sat half-naked in the overstuffed armchair and trembled with nerves.

    This is not how I’d imagined my first — or any — threesome. I’m not bisexual, and I can count the number of times I’ve been physically attracted to a woman on one hand, with two fingers left over. Keep reading »

    Lies In Love, Marriage, And The Sanford Scandal

    A little bit of distrust goes a long way. In the wake of the Sanford scandal I am trying to get a better handle of why we lie and how we can tell if someone is telling us the truth. My interest piqued during the political scandal of the Italian Prime Minister. However, it began several years ago when a male friend of mine began telling me stories about a new woman in his life.

    I was a good listener until he asked the question, “So what do you think?”

    Did he really want to know that she lying and manipulating him? Continue reading Keep reading »

    What Is The Most Romantic Way To Win A Lover Back?

    In his August “Jake (A Man’s Opinion)” column in Glamour, single guy Jake discusses “7 ‘Sexy’ Things That Aren’t” (which reminds us of our Sweet Overload: 15 Ways A Guy Can Overdo It). In the last paragraph he writes:

    I was at dinner with my last girlfriend, Claudia, admiring the candlelight reflecting off her olive skin, the warmth of her smile and…hold on, was that glitter on her eyes? In glitter’s defense, it’s not not sexy; maybe it’s even in style right now. But it marks the point where makeup veers into arts ‘n’ crafts. No man dates a woman because she’s an expert with cosmetics. He dates you for what’s underneath all that. P.S. Claudia, I miss you, spangles and all.

    Even though Jake kind of dissed Claudia’s glitter eyeshadow, he still was man enough to admit he missed her — and he put his feelings in print for millions of people to read. How romantic! So we’d like to know what’s the most romantic thing a former lover has done to win you back or what have you done to get a lover back? Tell us in the comments. Keep reading »

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