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Eating In: Valentine’s Day Dinner At Home

We all know Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic times of the year, and if you want to really turn up the heat, you should consider preparing dinner at home. I know you’re probably thinking, “What about the expensive restaurant and reservations made months in advance?” Scratch all that off your date book. This Valentine’s Day, you’re going to wow your partner with a homemade romantic dinner. Keep reading »

Attention Slackers: Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts!

Be it due to forgetfulness, a last-minute date, or financial strains, people sometimes can get stuck in a last minute rush to get a quick, meaningful Valentine’s Day gift. If this is you, don’t be hard on yourself, unless you really didn’t care. Read on for last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your true love. The quickest ideas are listed first for convenience. If you have no gift wrap, use aluminum foil. It’s pretty and most people have some. And it doesn’t even require tape. Keep reading »

Valentine’s Day: Screw Friends With Benefits

Friends with benefits? Been there, done that, and now, I can’t go for that! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for free love, but there’s something about the repeat offense of a dude who will do you over and over again, hang out, and share his thoughts and feelings, but is too scared to say you’re in a relationship. Call me old fashioned, but what’s he so afraid of — treating a lady right? Last time I checked, combining sex with friendship is the very definition of a boyfriend! As if day-to-day diddling wasn’t hard enough to navigate, now that Valentine’s Day is rearing its ugly head, FWBs just seem even more useless. Here’s why… Keep reading »

10 Random Things Men Should Know About Women

ChinaDaily.com ran a strangely generic story on the “5 Things Men Should Know About Women” (Only five? really?), which included, saying thank you when she’s doing all the housework, offer money and dependability, since the others things women look for in a partner — looks, smarts — are things you “can’t” control, and, uh, make sure she gets checked for heart disease. Um, okay. To supplement their list, I’ve come up with ten random things men actually should know about women, after the jump… Keep reading »

Valentine’s Day: We’ve Got You Covered

Valentine’s Day — love it or hate it, it’s tomorrow. Check out all of The Frisky’s Valentine’s Day coverage in one spot. Whether you’ve got plans with a loved one for tomorrow, are planning on boycotting the day because of its promotion of mindless consumerism, or just woke up, looked at your calendar and went, “Huh? It’s February?” our special Valentine’s Day section has everything you need for February 14th. At the very least, you could read The Frisky all day couldn’t you? We are very romantic lovers. Keep reading »

How To Juggle More Than One Lover

You’ve got a whole lot of love and you want to give it away to every Tom, Dick and Mary! While swinging around town, perking up your love life with new stud muffins sounds oh-so-sexy, there are some pitfalls of passion that could ruin the relationship you’ve already got going on. Loving more than one person at a time, or polyamory, is an exciting lifestyle, but you’ve got to make sure you’re not living too dangerously. You have to look out for jealousy, fear and, of course, number one. So, here are some tips on how to juggle multiple partners and safely share your fun lovin’ attitude about sex after the jump….

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Valentine’s Day 2.0: A New Way To Celebrate

V-Day.” Sounds more like an invasion of Normandy than a day spent celebrating love and romance. And rightfully so. Sometimes the intricacies of preparing for the holiday resemble war-room strategy more than jubilation. Sure, you’re armed with flowers and chocolates instead of a rifle and grenades, but there is a common dread, with the tips of those big red hearts hanging like so many swords of Damocles.
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Facebook Is A Double-Edged Sword

Some Average Joe ending his marriage isn’t newsworthy. Similarly, someone changing their Facebook status isn’t remarkable. But when these two events combine, we take notice, especially when the wife is unaware her marriage is over, and dozens of others find out before she does. One day, Neil Brady of Lancashire, England updated his Facebook status with this message: “…ended his marriage to Emma Brady.” He obviously thought his wife wouldn’t notice. But a concerned friend in Denmark let Emma know she was single by asking a seemingly innocuous question: How was she handling the breakup? Let’s just hope Emma didn’t read the comments regarding her husband’s new status because one read: “You are better off out of it.” Although Neil claims his wife was having an extra-marital affair, we think this was an effed up way to dump her. Adults should be able to handle adult situations without the use of a social networking site.

Facebook is great for finding old friends, classmates, and that guy you met in the bathroom stall at that club. It also lets you keep track of your not-so-close friends. But since everyone, including relatives and current/past employers, is on Facebook, it’s also the perfect place to embarrass yourself or someone else. After the jump, other Facebook mishaps. Hopefully you’ll think before you post another drunk photo or update your status with your favorite sexual position. Keep reading »

How To Marry A Millionaire: Advice From Matchmaker Patti Stanger

The second season of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo (who else is excited?!). In anticipation of another season of matchmaker Patti Stanger’s stellar advice for hooking a millionaire, we thought we’d reminisce about the show’s first season. After the jump, five of our favorite dating tips from Stanger. Currently, we follow none of them, which could explain why our dates consist of cheap beer rather than helicopter rides. Keep reading »

Exchanging Keys And Other Signs You Know You’re Meant To Be Together

There’s a more than 1,000-word story in today’s New York Times about giving someone you’re dating the keys to your apartment: Is it a big deal? Is it a sign that he or she is The One? Should you change the locks if you break up? I suppose that for me, giving someone a set of keys to my apartment would be a big deal, because I don’t really like having guys over unless I actually like them. My teeny apartment is my home — I don’t want to bring in any riffraff. Annika knew that her relationship wasn’t over when she and her man took a break and he told her to keep the keys to his place. And Amelia thinks the key thing is a big step in a relationship, but so is an offer to dog sit if she goes out of town, or picking up her favorite things at the grocery. What are the relationship milestones that tell you when things are really getting serious? Keep reading »

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