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Sassy sophisticated relationship advice for real women everywhere: dating advice, love advice, and more!

How To Ask A Girl Out On A Damn Date

The other night I went on one of the best dates I’ve been on in years. Why? Well, aside from Mark* being sexy, sweet, fun, and considerate, he did something that absolutely knocked my socks off — he took all the hassle out of making plans. God bless this man! Making plans should be easy. But for the past few years of dating, I’ve found it increasingly difficult. Why should it be like pulling teeth? Isn’t dating supposed to be fun? I was starting to think that maybe my expectations were out of line, but Mark restored my faith. He put all those other putzes shame. Mark should travel the world and give seminars about the proper way to ask a girl out on a damn date. But until then, I’ll tell you what he did oh-so-right. Take notes, guys. Keep reading »

Why Do We Forgive Adulterous Women?

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In a recent piece on The Good Men Project about the double standard regarding adultery, Tom Matlack asks, “When was the last time a woman got dragged through the mud for cheating?”

I offer a slightly different question: When was the last time a woman was exposed for cheating—and the story wasn’t crafted around a narrative of love? Keep reading »

Girl Talk: What We’re Really Talking About When We’re Talking About My Uterus

“So this was an accident, right? You know, like, ‘We’re having fun and then oops‘?”

Monday morning, 7:30. No coffee, because someone on the internet told me caffeine is bad for pregnant ladies. This week is already uncomfortable, and it’s only going to get worse.

I’m seven months pregnant and, usually, I’m pretty reserved. I keep my sex life in my bedroom and, unsurprisingly, out of my job — especially since I’m an elementary school teacher. I’m also in my late 20’s, in a decade-long, committed, monogamous relationship, and securely employed. In short, I’m the poster child for Mike Huckabee’s idea of responsible reproduction.

And yet. Keep reading »

Quiz: What Type Of Couple Are You?

In a relationship and looking to inject a little extra oomph in the romance department? Before we can dole out the advice in our Couple Time section (sponsored by “Romantication” at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona), we’ve got to narrow down what type of couple you are first. Take our quiz to find out whether you and your boo are “Strangers in the Night,” “A Rollercoaster Ride,” “Married … With Children,” “Comfy Cohabitators,” or “Everything Is Magic.” (If it’s the latter, we’ll try not to hate you.) Click here to take the quiz! Keep reading »

For The Week Of March 14-20, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

A light bulb is going to go off in your head and once it does, the light from it will make apparent everything you need to know about your current state of affairs, as in how to properly approach, and what to expect — making your life just so much easier and manageable. After all, there’s nothing like a little organization to turn on a lady like you.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

While you hate confrontation, you also know you hate having to baby anyone too. So, be warned the only way you might come out of this week without having to spark flames of fury is to kill that other with kindness instead and chalk it up to another day at the “office.” Of course, know your limits, because it’d be a shame to waste all that coo-ing by snapping at the end.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

There is only so much you can say to get someone to truly know what you are saying — and if they are the right person, sometimes you don’t even need words, as the connection you feel is so strong that language is just an accent to the magic. Yes, this week, don’t over-think those you meet or are around, as it really should be that cut and dry.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Leadership requires more than just charm, but a real sense of detail and knowing all the nuances of your team. This week, double check to see that all is okay, as it’s those pesky little things that will get in the way of getting what you want. However, if you get all the pieces in their right place, the rewards will be phenomenal.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Perfection is a fleeting concept, so think hard on whether or not clashing ideologies can be a plus or minus for you. After all, it takes two points of view to keep things interesting. However, constant conflict is a buzz kill. Of course, who knows what agreements can work out, if you try. Whatever you analyze the answer to be now, know there will be no right or wrong way to go.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Harsh critiques are an annoying part of life; don’t take it too close to heart when you hear opinions about those closest to you. Seems no one will be feeling much love and you’ll be put in the middle of it. Thankfully, you are a sign of diplomacy, so work out those treaties one by one, as you will find the right words to restore the peace all around you.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Seems those old ways of doing things aren’t going to be thrilling you the way they used to and a big change will be under way, as you crave something more dangerous and spicy. Whatever you get to quell this hunger, who knows, as it’s spontaneity and possibly grabbing at a few mystery straws that will ultimately float your boat this week.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

You aren’t the most practical gal in the world, so don’t even attempt to be. Whatever wacky ideas you have up your sleeve, time to start unrolling them now, as it’ll be listening to that pesky little devil that sits on your shoulder that will bring you the most rewards. Yes, go ahead and tempt fate, as that is the only way for you to fully see the brilliance of you.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

If the world worked in the way you assumed, what fun would it be? Sure, you don’t see the point of psyching yourself up only to wind up disappointed (which most of the time happens anyway); however, this week, life as you know it won’t be running the same way and to get it grooving in the right direction, it will take a gust of quirky blind faith to move it along. So go ahead, blow!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

While you may actually be saying the same things you usually do to your boo, the different words and semantics you’ll be using will be what kills the moment. When it happens, it will annoy. However, just take a time out, clear your mind and head back to the discussion, because with enough blabbering, eventually you both will click. Just think of this negotiation as foreplay and all will be fine.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Anxiety is going to come creeping in and make you doubt yourself. Just go with it, backtrack if you must, and make sure all of your actions have been copacetic. As you will learn, it will only be seeing it in this harried state of mind that you will understand the depth of your sanity. So hold tight, as it’ll then mean having to confront that person trying to play you.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

There is always a price to pay for ease. So, despite loving the comfort now, time to project yourself into the future and to see the cause and effects of today’s decisions. Yes, the deeper you sink into this languid abyss, the harder the climb to fulfill the ambition inside you. Not to say you have to make drastic changes immediately, but at the least, recognize self-sabotaging patterns.

Deep Throat Method Of Detecting Cheaters

If your man has a lower, deeper voice pitch, he’s more likely to have more sexual partners … and babies. That’s what researchers who study the science of cheating say, at least.

On the surface, you probably think, “Well, yeah, a guy with a deeper voice is just sexier, seems more confident, etc.” so it’s possible he’s got more game. (But not necessarily.) It’s also possible he’s more likely to be unfaithful. (Again, not necessarily.)

But the infidelity researchers say, “Yes, necessarily!” They had college students listen to recordings of male and female voices that were digitally raised and lowered. Women deemed men with the lowest-pitched voices most likely to cheat — and the most attractive. The same held true for the guys who listened to high-pitched women’s voices. Read more… Keep reading »

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