Category Archives: Relationships

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40 Dating Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

As many of you know, I am back on the market after an enlightening six-month sabbatical. You will be happy to know that I actually survived a date last night! As I walked to the subway after two beers and a kiss on the cheek, I was feeling pleased with the evening. I had kept it simple and relaxed without compromising myself. I was single me, just a more grounded, secure version. Last night proved that I really have changed the way I’m approaching dating. In fact, I was feeling so good about the new single me, that on the subway ride home I brainstormed a list of dating mistakes I intend never to make again. Check them out after the jump. Add yours in the comments. Keep reading »

Friendship Is All In The Genes

We choose our friends based on many factors — common tastes, sense of humor, interests, and, according to a new study, gene patterns. Researchers discovered that friendship circles share more than the same taste in music and movies, they share similar DNA. Friend pairs tended to have closely matched levels of the gene that controls dopamine and seratonin in the brain, while having opposite levels of a gene linked to immunity. What does this mean? In short, that we instinctually befriend people with similar dispositions and dissimilar immune systems, meaning they’ll want to go to the same concert as us AND they probably won’t catch our flu when we get sick. If that’s not the definition of a friend, I don’t know what is. In the future, I will be administering DNA tests to prospective friends. [Live Science] Keep reading »

The Top 10 Argument Triggers For Couples

According to a new study, bathroom behaviors are to blame for triggering the majority of couples’ average of 312 fights a year, with kitchen cleanliness coming in a close second. If you think couples are fighting — most often on Thursdays at 8:00pm for approximately ten minutes — about meaningful stuff like sex, money, parenting, and core values, think again. The study,aptly conducted by Betterbathrooms.com, found that for the 3,000 adults surveyed, it’s the little things that happen in the potty room, like hair in the shower drain, that cause the biggest fights. I don’t know about you, but hair in the drain really does send me into a rage. I also hate when the toilet paper roll is facing the wrong direction. Purely maddening. After the jump, the top 10 things that set couples off. What little things make you go postal on your SO? Feel free to get them off your chest in the comments. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I’m Back On The Market

While Amelia is beginning her dating sabbatical, I am just putting mine to bed. Well, bed may not be the right word. Last August, I too threw in the towel, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “How Long Does It Take The Average Person To Say ‘I Love You’?”

I’ve been with my boyfriend for about seven months, and things are going amazingly. For the first time in my life, I feel emotionally healthy and secure with myself. I spent a year being single, working on loving myself and I’m no longer battling the constant fear that the man I’m with will abandon me and nobody will love me. I’m feeling so good about things with this man, and I’m dying to tell him that I love him, but something is holding me back. I’ve read your piece about why women shouldn’t say “I Love You” first, and I have to say I have zero fears that it would freak him out or send him running for the hills. I’m not afraid that he doesn’t love me, and even if he doesn’t yet, I know things are heading in that direction. My fear is this: if he doesn’t say it back, I might revert to the insecure, unstable girl that I was. I don’t want the constant anxiety and tears, always thinking that I’m not good enough to be loved. What should I do? Should I face my fears and tell him how I feel? Or should I be patient, and wait until he’s ready to say the words first? And how long do you think it takes the average man to say “I love you”? — Waiting To Hear The Words

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A New Dating Site Featuring Seamen


I woke up this morning and thought, “Why date a boy with a car when I can have a man with a boat?” Meaning my heart’s desire is to date a seaman. While I would be willing to travel many a great nautical mile to find oh captian my captain, SeaCaptainDate.com, will bring the seamen to me. Pros: 1) My preferred form of communication is message in a bottle. 2) I like men in white hats. Cons: 1) Scurvy. 2) Pirates. Forget the cons! Ahoy! I shall go make my profile now. I think I’ll make my screen name SirenSeahorse78. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

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