“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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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 »
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 »
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 »
You already know how I feel about a woman saying “ I love you” first, but whether you agree with my stance or just aren’t ready to blurt out the “L” word quite yet, there are plenty of ways to tell a guy how you feel without spelling it out explicitly. After the jump, fifteen ways to tell a guy you love him without saying it aloud. Keep reading »
I was best friends with this guy all through college. Senior year we figured out we were attracted to each other and secretly hooked up a couple of times even though we were both in very serious relationships. We continued to hook up whenever we saw each other, but we never spoke about an actual relationship or our real feelings for one another.
Fast forward to last year — we had a very intense email correspondence going, telling each other how much we loved each other, and how we would try our best to make a relationship work, despite us living on opposite coasts with promising careers. At this time he was in a serious long-term relationship with another girl but he intimated that he would break up with her when he returned. I went to visit him for a week. During that trip, I learned that he was planning to buy a house and move in with his long-term girlfriend. I was pissed off and didn’t speak to him for a year. He and his girlfriend are now living the perfect suburban dream.
A couple of months ago, when he was visiting the west coast, I saw him. It was wonderful and we hooked up again. The last night he was in town, we stayed up all night talking—it was intense. I wanted to tell him how much he had hurt me before, but I didn’t want to ruin a perfect night. So, I emailed him after he left and told him how much he had hurt me, how much he meant to me, and how I was still willing to make something work. I haven’t heard from him for two months. I’m totally kicking myself, but I still want to believe in my heart that this just isn’t the time for us, and that the time might come someday. My birthday is 11/29/78, time 7:56am, in Washington. His birthday is 9/26/78. Do we have a chance in hell or am I another doormat? — Confused Keep reading »
Valentine’s Day Don’ts For Daring Women
Do not use indelible Magic Markers to write lewd things on your body. They don’t wash off. Use something aloe based instead.
Do not answer the door dressed only in Saran Wrap. The leech across the hall has a hidden camera trained on your door with YouTube written all over it.
Do not insist he drop his Fruit of the Looms and model the thong you got him. He could get hurt.
Do not confiscate the mic from the lounge singer to do raunchy lyrics to “My Horny Valentine.”
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We asked you to send us stories about your best and worst Valentine’s Day. After the jump, Tiffany shares how even the cutest puppy in the world couldn’t save the day. Keep reading »
When I told a friend that I was in break-up recovery, she didn’t hand me the name of her therapist, she lent me her “Sex and the City” Collector’s Gift Set. I had caught reruns of the show on the few nights I watched television outside of “60 Minutes” and “Frontline,” and while I loved the show for Samantha’s bawdy comments and Carrie’s commitment issues, every time I caught a rerun I learned the lesson that I needed. It became my modern-day version of the After-School Special, and I was hooked. So a month ago, between tears, I sat down with a glass of red Zinfandel, some dark chocolate, and started on all six seasons of its high-heeled wisdom. Keep reading »