Look, I get it — relationships get stale. You’ve been together for, like, 56 years, and it can feel as though you’ve both seen all there is to see. He’s walked in on you peeing. You’ve witnessed him shaving his manhood. He’s heard you singing Adele into your hairbrush. You found his secret stash of… READ MORE »
There is nothing worse than being in a relationship with a man who only thinks about himself. You know this guy, he’s the one who constantly needs attention; whose ego is bruised at the slightest criticism; who always needs to get his way whether it’s by picking the restaurant or deciding which side of the bed… READ MORE »
When The Weather Girls wrote their hit ’80s song “It’s Raining Men,” I believe they were preemptively singing about my first Summer in San Francisco. I had just graduated and moved to the city. I had great girlfriends and a cool new job but absolutely zero love life. After the initial thrill of being a… READ MORE »
It’s about time I admitted something that you probably already knew or guessed: This column has an undeniable impact on my dating life. READ MORE »
“Single and ready to mingle”? Please. Being single is so much more complex and unpredictable than that. READ MORE »
Have you ever wondered if the way you act makes women cringe? Have you ever worried that your behavior might be making them run in the other direction?
Just as women are attracted to certain archetypal men, there are other types of men that women go out of their way to avoid. And… READ MORE »
One night during my junior year of college, I found myself sobbing in the closet of my dorm room. In the middle of coming to terms with a childhood of sexual abuse and recent date rape, I was full of intense emotions that were often visceral and always intense. That night, I refused to come… READ MORE »
Whether it’s on a platonic or romantic level, we’re often attracted to people who make us laugh. And yet comedians have gotten a consistently bad reputation for bombing in relationships. If you’ve sat through even part of a comedy show, you’d know that comedians might be their own category of snowflakes, but they’re all still different. Being similarly sucky at relationships… READ MORE »
“Do you think I’m the kind of person who can pull off saying the word ‘lover’?” I ask my husband over coffee one Thursday morning a few weeks ago. I am sitting on the couch in my underwear, watching him flip casually through his phone. He is probably checking the OKCupid app, seeing if any… READ MORE »
Slated to open in May, the idea was inspired by the original Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagrab, Croatia, which was started in 2003 by the artists Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić after the dissolution of their two year relationship. READ MORE »
This week’s trip to The Bartender’s city has been a little more fraught than most.
As we work on settling into “normal” life, despite one of us more or less always being “on vacation” in the other’s city when we see each other, we’ve both started trying to build some personal time into… READ MORE »