According to CNN.com, 29% of people in relationships lie to their partners about their spending habits. Ha, we think 71% of people lie on surveys. Everyone splurges every now and again! And when you share a bank account, you have to sneak around with some of your personal expenses. Men like to spend money on gadgets and porn, while women wad out cash at salons and retail stores. But do you really want to fight about how you need your busted feet pedi-ed as much as he needs blonde bimbos to stream off the internets? No way! We say, in this economy, keep spending. And save the lies for important things….like when you want to pretend you made dinner and throw out the take out containers. [CNN] Keep reading »
Why do we women do who we do? It’s the riddle men have been trying to solve since the beginning of time. But apparently, anthropologist Gil Greengross cracked the code to our crotches: self-deprecating humor. After two years of studying how humor affects sex, Mr. Greengross found that if a man knocks himself down, the ladies won’t shoot him down. A little bit of sweet talkin’ for sympathy is the best strategy because it shows your strong suits to be intelligence, creativity, and humility. And that’s the winning combo! Although, dudes be warned, you don’t want to head into pity lay territory. There’s a fine line between being the charmingly modest (well at least in movies) Hugh Grant, and the too-sad-to-screw Larry David. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
After I broke up with my sweet college boyfriend, a decent man who never ran me through the ringer, who responded to my bouts of recklessness and immaturity with compassion and sympathy, a guy who never did me wrong, I desired nothing more than desire itself. After years of slow and steady I yearned for spark and drama. Conveniently, along came Matt.
Matt was British, a very recent London transplant, and I was still inexperienced enough to equate his lilting accent with worldly sophistication. Like me, he worked in the magazine business, so we had that in common, though I’m not sure we ever went so far as to discuss the intricacies of that bizarre industry. In fact, we spoke very little, as we were highly preoccupied with having fabulous, mind-blowingly awesome sex. We did it everywhere—the Natural History Museum, a New York City alleyway, and of course in all the more traditional places such as the kitchen counter and my bed. The sheer quantity and quality of the sex should have been my first indication that something was rotten in the East Village. Keep reading »
The year’s favorite love story has come to an end. The 21-year-old New Yorker who posted a drawing of a girl he saw on the subway on NYGirlOfMyDreams.com is no longer with his dream girl. Apparently Patrick Moberg and Camille Hayton broke up just two months after they got together last fall. “I think the situation was so intense that it bonded us, bonded us in a way that you could mistake, I guess, for being more romantic than it was,” Camille told The Daily Telegraph in Australia. “I don’t know. But I wanted to give it a go so I didn’t wonder what if, what if?” Does this mean the movie adaptation of their story is going to have a downer of an ending, too? [Reuters] Keep reading »
I knew getting into it that Phil was an eccentric character. He was known for certain oddities—a fondness for shiny objects, spiky hairdos, the color red, to name a few. What should have really tipped me off to his peculiarities, however, was the night we were laying in bed and he confessed, “One of my exes became a dating columnist after we broke up. A lot of her stories were about me.”
Phil and I weren’t dating — we were hooking up. We’d slept together a few times, and who knew where things would go. We shared the same group of friends, so either way, it wasn’t as if we’d never see each other again if we decided to go separate ways. Keep reading »
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Make those drastic decisions quick, before the universe decides for you — because once fate has to intervene, it’s judgment/punishment is going to be way more harsh than even you can dream up on your worst PMS day. So, unless you really crave drama and despair, bite the bullet and do what you must. A clean break will be your best reward.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Something fantastical is coming and it could be anything you’ve been secret hoping for. The deal though is that this superb wish will come to you by way of a friend or a group association. By midweek you should start seeing results. However, don’t expect things to happen in a linear fashion. Surprises are surprises for a reason.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
How you start this week won’t be the way you end it. The stars are aligning to put the spotlight on you and give you the power to have whoever you desire eating out the palm of you hand. Chances are though, this kind of authority won’t have you thinking with your libido, but with your ambition — but not to worry, cash and sex always seems to go hand in hand in your life.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
If you want satisfaction in your love life, you’re going to have to take the high route…and although denying yourself of the instant gratification will feel like 1 million hammered nails into your brain, trust holding out for the perfect scenario will feel 1000xs more orgasmically explosive. Until then, make patience your tease.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Clear out the old, as a new crop of booty call digits arrives. While they’ll all have something special to offer, the best ones will probably be from foreign lands, offering colorful accents to your life. Just don’t over think these situations though, as these encounters will unravel in time to reveal their surprises. In the meantime, lie back and let the love glide in.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
The time to seal the deal is now. Whatever the state of your current relationship, expect it to jump to the next level fast and for your paranoias to end. If you’re single, chances to meet someone you can connect with more than physically can happen out of the blue. Of course, as a gal that does like to be three steps ahead of herself, the only catch is figuring out how to keep the steady pace.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Extreme romance, creativity, fantasy and absolute consuming passion is the only way you love — and as you’ve seen, it’s only gotten you so far. Not to say you can’t have all those things, but when you think in such extremes, you often miss the boat when it comes down to the more practical aspects of a relationship. This week, expect to learn your lesson.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your self-esteem gets put under the microscope as your love life takes a severe shift, bringing a hook-up that isn’t exactly your style, but fits you perfectly nonetheless. What to do when your vanity is at odds with your libido? Own up to whatever floats your boat or hide it in the closet? Only you can steer your way out of this cliffhanger, but trust inquiring minds will want to know.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Discussions about shacking up with your boo will be looming in your mind. Be brave, be the one to break it out and get the ball rolling. At the least, you’ll get the deal about where you’re heading. If you aren’t hooked up with anyone, then time to start thinking about relocating, as it’s time to start using feng shui to get your ass laid.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Good gossip is your drug and will make you do the craziest things. So, when big news finds its way to you this week, love it — as it’ll put you in the hot seat to do with the info as you will. Perhaps it’ll be finding your ex has gone impotent or that your newest love is actually royalty. Whichever the story, wield it like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
When it comes to love, thing may be twisted and confusing, but thankfully an onslaught of mad cash is headed your way and will be key to clearing your mind of all headaches. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness was never you. If you play your cards right, as in sort out your distress on a vacation, far away from the problem, upon returning, all will be right with your world.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
A day in your life should read as follows: people bowing at your feet, praising your beauty, fawning over your genius and raving about your elegant tastes and sophisticated style. As of the 1st, when the solar eclipse in Leo occurs, that should be the baseline of your normal day. If this doesn’t happen, recheck your birth certificate.
Today in our “Dating Don’ts” column, Judy McGuire gave some tips on how NOT to act on a first date if you don’t want your companion runnin’ for the hills. But we decided that there must be things guys shouldn’t do on a first date either that set women off. We decided to ask the women on our IM (yes, they’re there!) what would turn them off on a first date. Their responses, after the jump… Keep reading »
So have you noticed that I haven’t written this column in awhile? That’s because it’s going monthly. Planning a wedding is not that action-packed, to be honest! Especially when you haven’t actually started planning it yet — well, to be fair, we are waiting to hear back on a particular location. If that gets secured, I will actually start working on the other details.
But just because my reply to the nearly daily question, “How’s the wedding planning coming along?” is “What wedding planning?”, doesn’t mean I still don’t have plenty to say about being engaged. And I have determined in the last six months that the easiest way to determine if you’re ready to marry someone, the easiest way to make sure that this person is the right one to spend forever with, is if you can tolerate all the things about them that annoy you. Because fiances are still annoying. Keep reading »
Lord knows that there are a lot of wacky people running out there, and for some annoying reason women get slammed (unfairly, if you ask me) with the crazy card more often than men. However, sometimes (not often, but sometimes) maybe the name-callers have a point. Some of us can be kind of kooky. I’m not talking about whimsically cute eccentricities; I’m speaking of full-on lunatic behavior.
Maybe you’ve been labeled a little odd or a tad touched. No shame in that—hey, let she without issues cast the first stone—but most likely you don’t want your sanity shortcomings to be the first impression you make upon a new date. For this reason, you should, at all costs, avoid going down the following roads for at least the first three dates:
- “My therapist says. . .”
Unless he’s your full-on boyfriend, beginning any sentence with those three words will cause a man to make a mad dash for the hills. Yes, even if he’s in therapy himself. At worst, he’ll think you’re crazy; at best, he’ll think you’re the type of gal who’s going to require a lot of “talks.” Neither impression bodes well for your future relationship. Keep reading »
The following story turned even my black heart into a marshmallow rainbow where unicorns can prance. When we read about the eight-year-old British boy who proposed to his best girl at a laser tag party, we got so many warm fuzzies we nearly melted our plastic covered PC. After battling leukemia for four years, Reece Flemming was given weeks to live by his doctors. And the little guy had one big wish — to marry his grade school sweetheart. Oh damn, here come the tears. (Also, we adults can barely muster a man to take us out for casual drinks, and this kid is willing to commit?!) So, the brave and romantic Reece proposed to his girlfriend, Ellie Purgslove. She said yes (becoming the only child bride we would ever support). The parents set up a make-believe wedding with rings, a certificate and a Vicar officiating. Then the two went to dinner in the Mayor’s limo to celebrate for their first and last time as husband and wife. Sadly, albeit his wishes fulfilled, Reece passed away the very next day. Sorry, I can’t type anymore, I need a tissue. [Telegraph U.K.]