Category Archives: Relationships

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Dating Don’ts: How Not To Move In Together

Whether you’re getting married or have decided to live in (gasp!) sin, the decision to cohabitate is one of the most nerve-wracking, potentially fight-provoking, all-around-scariest things you will do as a couple. Here are some pitfalls to avoid:

1. The Money-Saver Move-In: The recession is kicking everyone’s ass, but if the major reasoning behind your decision to shack up is to save money, don’t. Living together, while fun, is also hard work and you’re going to need a big fat love connection when things get rough. Keep reading »

Sweet Overload: 15 Ways A Guy Can Overdo It

When it comes to dating, what many women would see as charming, I find repulsive. From nauseating nick-names to gag-worthy gifts, I’m often left wondering, Is this guy for real? While I love a caring man, I also love my space. Sometimes, sweet becomes just a little bit too sweet (yes, it’s possible for a guy to be too clingy). Is the new guy you’re dating cute, or is his behavior so sweet it’s mildly repulsive? Find out after the jump.

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12 Bad Things We’d Rather Hear Than “We’re Just Friends”

Sex sells and Madonna’s made 500 million bucks at it. But even M, one of the most lusted after women in the world and is the author of a porn tome simply called Sex, can get the brush off by a boy toy. In a recent interview, Jesus Luz, Madonna’s supposed future husband, said, “She is my friend, just a friend.” As if! Haven’t we all heard the “just friends” line once or twice? There’s plenty of bad news we’d rather hear from a guy that’s seen us naked than that kinda of buddy line. A bunch of not-so-hot things we’d rather hear from guy, after the jump…

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Note To Relationships Authors: Dating Is Nothing Like Shopping

We’re sick of shopping metaphors being used to explain dating. Maybe it’s because we watched way too much “Sex and the City” back in the day and grew tired of the comparisons, but we don’t see how men are anything like purses, shoes, jewelry, or little black dresses. Author Janice Lieberman does just this in her new book, How to Shop for A Husband, in which the guy equivalent of the LBD is the PGHM, or “perfectly good husband material.” Barf. If finding a date were anything akin to scoring a mint-condition vintage bag on eBay, we’d have triumphed ages ago. [Today] Keep reading »

Why Do Women…?

Last week the site Truth Merchants posted a long article that shed light on some of the many things that confuse women about men. (Don’t understand why guys ask for your phone number only to text or email, never call you? Check out the article for an explanation.). We figured there were probably just as many men who are as confused by women’s behavior as we are by theirs, so we asked a bunch of guys what they’d like answered about us and our inbox was flooded with questions. After the jump, I tackle 10 of those questions — feel free to email the answers to your boyfriends, brothers, guy friends or anyone you think would benefit from a little insight into the female psyche, and be sure to check back tomorrow when I tackle 10 more pressing questions about why we women are the way we are. Keep reading »

First Date Dos and Don’ts

Make your first date drama-free by following these simple dos and don’ts.

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  • Ask The Astrosexologist: Can My Virgo Crush Get Over Our Age Difference?

    I don’t know what to do about my Virgo coworker (9/09/77). I’m a much younger Taurus (5/09/87), and he’s been flirting with me since November. He stares at me often — to the point that other workers have noticed and commented. Most of the office assumes that there’s something between us, but we’ve grabbed dinner after work only once (and fast food hardly counts). I’ve asked him out on a few occasions, but he always declines. He says he has issues caused by an ex, who was also younger than him, that he’s still broken up about. Apparently, she left him after he got laid off, and she broke his heart.

    He told a mutual friend that he thinks I’m very attractive and that he does like me, but he won’t date me because of the age difference. Personally, I think that age doesn’t matter. I hold a higher position, despite being one of the youngest in our office, and usually act more mature than he does. Is there something more that he won’t own up to? Am I missing something? Is there some way to show him that age is just a number?” – Too Stubborn to Give Up Keep reading »

    Ten Things I’d Love To Tell My Younger Self

    I’ve learned some valuable things about life, love, and being female over the past half-century. Here is the advice I try to pass on to younger women in my life (family and friends) in the hope that it will save them some precious time:

    1. You are at least ten times prettier than you think you are.
    That holds true no matter how pretty you already think you are! Don’t believe me? Ask your mother/auntie/grannie if she thought she was pretty when she was twenty. She’ll say no. Then find a photo of her at that age. See what I mean? Keep reading »

    For The Week Of May 25-31, 2009

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

    Standstills are not your cup of tea, but realize you don’t have to take a passive route and think you have to wait around for others to make a move. You have many other directions to head and many other options to forage. If you think in any other way, you will only be screwing yourself of chances that hold way more promise.

    Libra (September 23 – October 22)

    Your tastes have been somewhat questionable and this week, even you will be taking a second look at your choices, trying to sort out what is happening and how you were led into the moment you are currently faced in. Of course, this could be a grand ole surprise too. Whatever the case, a big 180 won’t be out of the realm of your possibilities.

    Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

    Your anxiety levels are finally going to start dropping and you will start to feel like a sane person in a matter of time. The crazy issues you’ve let you brain get wrapped around and the dramas you’ve create in your head will reach a very anticlimactic breakthrough that will suddenly have you shrugging your shoulders and saying, “Okay, now what?”

    Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

    If you keep cruising from the explosive energy of last week, then this week will basically continue your giddiness. If you didn’t have a fab week last week, the perhaps look out for this week to serve it up, as this is your time when karmic payback will light you up in places you thought only the dark could witness.

    Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

    Your diva routine is going to backfire on you if you don’t infuse a sense of humor into your act. Even though you may be right and you have every reason to make demands in your love life right now, humility will take it that next step and keep your classy aura intact. Otherwise, remember there is a fine line between having balls and just being a bitch.

    Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

    Options make your life go around, because if there is something you like, it’s having your brain wander into the far reaches of the universe. This week you imagination starts to turn onto a higher level, making you realize there is more than what you want to see. Seems there are things that exist that you have to learn to see and this week, you’ll be seeing them!

    Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

    There are always two sides to every story, so before you go rushing to judgment and thinking you know it all, wait. In time, the truth will reveal itself and vindication will clear that guilty suspect on the line. Otherwise, blowing up and assuming the worst inevitably will cause your relationship to suffer.

    Aries (March 21 – April 19)

    Money issues are a drag, which will be brought up again this week and put a damper on your mood. However, if you just face up to the drama now and sort it out, a compromise will come as your ingenuity for negotiations are in prime form. While this may not forever kill this issue, consider this a big enough band-aid to hold it down for a decent amount of time.

    Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

    Don’t be too shocked to run into people you haven’t thought of in ages. This will make you have a major blast from the past and a bout of nostalgia that’ll have you thinking all sorts of crazy things about your current life. Hopefully this will be an enriching and ego boosting movement, because as these things go, anything can happen.

    Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

    Forgiveness is an easy thing you give out. However, it’s the follow through and never bringing up those arguments again that can drag you back down the pit. Luckily, this week, you will have one last hoorah of that old and worn out issue that seems to rain on your parade and by the start of the new month, all will be sunshine and smiles once again.

    Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

    Your boo’s friends will be a point of contention with you and if you don’t want to turn a mountain out of a molehill, you’re going to have to find a way to deal in the less intrusive manner because if you place yourself in the hot spot for too long, you will explode and it won’t be a pretty picture. Perhaps this is a week to catch up your friends.

    Leo (July 23 – August 22)

    Just when you thought power struggles would be the death of you, a light will come at the end of the tunnel that’ll shower respect and accolades onto you. Sure, you’ll have to truly put yourself to the test and humble yourself to the unknown to get it, but there are far worst things you have had to do to get reverence in your past, so consider this pass a piece of cake.

    “Being Fat Is Grounds For A Divorce,” Plus Other Scary Advice From A French Wife

    Some female bloggers call the U.K. paper the Daily Mail the “Daily Fail” because the paper likes nothing more than to bait its readers, especially on its women’s interest “Femail” section. It’s the go-to source for incendiary articles about how bosses should distrust women who don’t have children and you can’t have a family and a career. Nope, we weren’t making those up.

    But nevertheless, the paper is fascinating to us—especially a recent article about what it is supposedly like to be a French wife. We romanticized about the sexy accents, and yummy facial hair, but zut alors!, it sounds a bit like being the captive of a very demanding tyrant.

    Read on for more tips from French wives… [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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