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For The Week Of May 23-29, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Get ready for someone to challenge your authority and be regretfully wrong! Yes, they hardly get what you’re capable of and due to that negligence, it’ll have them eating more crow than they can handle. So while on one hand you’ll have a victory, on another you also have to deal with its fall out — as in someone not being such a graceful loser. Yes, a mixed bag kind of week.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Consequences don’t have to be scary, so forget trying to coast right now. Yes, life is changing and it’s time for you to roll with it — expand your imagination to think beyond the limit of what is your norm and make this magic moment all that it’s worth. You know it; if you want to live out that fantasy, today is the first day to start making it a reality.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

You know what you want, so don’t be shy about it. If that other is worth your while, they will listen openly. Sure, you might be the kind of person who always has a back up plan for when the other shoe drops, but as you should know by now, if it’s going to fall, it will, no matter what you do. The only thing to do is keep being honest with yourself.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Having aspirations is great, but if you don’t take the time to sort out the step-by-steps to get there, you never will. Yes, fate may be calling, but unless you take a more balanced approach to reaching the destination, you will lose yourself in the confusion and damn yourself. Life isn’t necessarily better the harder you make it.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Use those backup coping mechanisms of yours now, as it’ll be that kind of week when chaos takes center stage and you’ll need to make some crucial moves to get your romantic matters into better shape. Yes, seems it’s time to re-sort your priorities and get back to what truly matters, as simplicity is honesty.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

You love a good mental challenge, as that is your sex. Lucky for you, a puzzle will present itself this week that will be so involved, that you’ll be toast from the moment you lay your eyes on it. However, do set limits on the time spent playing with it, as some mysteries have no solution — there are such things as true enigmas.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

As much as you want to believe, you are going to have to hold off on jumping to any conclusions now. Facts will be impossible to find, and nothing will come quickly — like, nothing! For now, just sit back and observe. As time goes on, the obvious will make itself known and only when you get there will your next move need to happen.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Gratitude is a priceless tool and the more you show it, the more you will get it back. Sure, you may be entitled to more than you are given right now, but being the bigger person is sometimes the only way to get the full payback you deserve. As they say, you got to spend it to make it, so make those investments now — you have to trust the potential is there.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

As much as you think you have it all under control, something this week will start to go out of whack and throw you into a last minute tizzy. No matter, you have your resources and if you call up for backup, you will get the advice and support you need to jump through a few more hurdles. Nothing is impossible for you now, if only just a few minor details.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Set matters straight by taking the reins in any negotiations you’re sorting through, as leadership power is in your stars. That’s right, don’t underestimate your past experiences, as you’re an expert in this particular problem you’re grappling with. As it goes, it’s just giving yourself that last push into the unknown that’s the scary part, but right now, totally doable!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Stop making pride your excuse to hold back. Sometimes life is dirty and groveling is necessary to get what you want. No, love shouldn’t be such drama, but nothing in life is ever as perfect as we’d wish, but if you can’t live without it, you just can’t live without it. So, sorry to say, desperation just happens to be part of life — and especially for you this week.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

You know who those undermining people are in your life. So, don’t walk into the fire by letting yourself get involved with them now by trying to seek out approval or make anyone change, because it’s not going to happen. If they try to fool you into thinking otherwise, well, then the joke is on you. Trust not to trust those shady people that you know you can’t trust!

Survey Says You’ll Bicker With Your S.O. 2,455 Times This Year!

Snapped at your boyfriend because he forgot to take out the trash? Argued over whether to watch “American Idol” or the Bulls game? You’re not alone — couples average 2,455 of those little spats each year. That’s according to a survey of 3,000 people conducted by home insurance company Esure, which found that couples bicker up to seven times per day about everything from household chores to how to raise the kids. The UK’s Daily Mail didn’t get into the specifics of who those 3,000 people were, but regardless, I found the results pretty surprising. I lived with my ex for four-and-a-half of the almost five years we were together and while we certainly bickered, I really don’t think we came close to averaging seven spats a day. I mean, maybe on days when we were profoundly annoyed with each other, but that wasn’t often enough to greatly skew our average. Maybe the study or participants view “bickering” as any difference in opinion or position whatsoever? What do you think? Does this survey accurately reflect how much you and current or previous significant others bickered? [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Not Buying It: Sugar Daddy Dating Site’s Shoddy Photoshop

The thing that cracks me up the most about these ads for Sugar Sugar, an online dating site that matches younger women with older, weathy men, is that these are so obviously stock images of young couples. The guys’ hair has just been badly photoshopped to look grey. These dudes, to quote one blogger, look “very (very) premature gray-blue … with the skin of a 26-year-old” — likely not representative of the actual sugar daddies the site has to offer. [via Lonely Sandwich] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Went To “The Oprah Show” And All I Got Was…

I love Oprah. I’ve been watching her since I was a pimply teenager looking for diet tips and ways to attract a boyfriend. My dream was to become a journalist and interview newsmakers and celebrities just like she does.  I wound up a TV news producer and writer and — although I never got my own show or theme song — I thank Oprah for motivating me.

O and I have been through a lot together.  Big hair, shoulder pads, and several body types. We’ve also taken a spiritual journey as we grew up and began to recognize the world outside ourselves. The cynical will snicker, but I believe she encouraged me to be a better person. Her shows prompted me to read great books, be more generous with time and money, and better understand my fellow man. 

When I heard it was her last season, I wanted to make the pilgrimage to my hometown of Chicago to see her in person.  I lobbied everyone I knew who might have a connection until I scored tickets.  I booked my flight and shared my excitement with friends. Keep reading »

The Seemingly Harmless Question You Should Stop Asking Single People

One of the more difficult parts of being single is having to field comments and questions from friends and family members who are inexplicably invested in your dating life. One innocuous question in particular can be hurtful, no matter how well-intentioned.

A friend recently vented to me about her personal pet peeve: she hates when she tells a friend about a really great encounter with a guy, and the person responds with “So, when are you seeing him again?” Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Do Your Parents Have To Break Up With Your Exes, Too?

This story begins with an answering machine. Which means that, yes, it happened a long time ago—I believe in 2003. I was at home in North Carolina visiting my parents, and on the second day of my stay, I plunged my key in the lock of the front door, dropped my bag on the table beside it, and hit the play button on the answering machine—autopilot reflexes I’d perfected years before when I’d actually lived in this house. The first message was obviously for my parents—skip. Ditto for message number two. But the third message contained a familiar baritone voice—Liam*, the guy I’d dated my senior year of high school through my junior year of college. We hadn’t spoken in the two years since we’d broken up.

Oh, that’s nice, I thought. I haven’t heard from him in forever. We should really meet for a cup of coffee while I’m here. Wait a second. How did he know I was home?

“It was wonderful seeing you two last week,” Liam said, his deep voice echoing through the foyer. “Thanks for the advice.”

And that’s when it hit me—this message wasn’t for me. It was for my parents. Keep reading »

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