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Top 10 Facebook Relationship Etiquette Rules

Facebook, like nuclear technology, is a tool that can be used for good as well as evil. And there are clearly some people who lack the ability (or desire) to use either responsibly. One of my all-time favorite Facebook stories involved a recent college graduate backtracking it to the old Alma Mater (it wasn’t Tucker Max) on a recruiting trip. He went to a neighborhood watering hole, flashed some of that first-year cash and, later, worked on his night moves with a fine, young coed. Unfortunately, he knew she was going to Facebook (it’s a verb now) him and he still had a few days in College Town, USA. So, he did the prudent thing and changed his status to Single. He and his old old girl were on the rocks and he thought he’d enjoy the rest of the trip. This was how now ex-girlfriend found out. She was dumped by Facebook. And because this is neither Vietnam nor the Wild West, we decided to implement some rules of etiquette for Mark Zuckerberg’s handiwork. After the jump, the top 10 rules of etiquette for using Facebook responsibly in and around relationships. Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: The Guy Who Hated Dogs

Judging by box office returns, hundreds of thousands of people went to see “Marley & Me,” the movie about that goofy yellow Lab. My ex-boyfriend was most certainly not one of them.

I met “Greg” online. Actually, a friend of mine hand-selected him for me, apparently because when left to my own devices I choose poorly. In any event, Greg and I met for dinner, and I thought I’d struck gold. He was quick-witted, employed, and even mocked his own bald spot. So, at the end of dessert, when he went on a rant about how dogs smell and are “pathetic substitutes for children,” I refrained from punching him in the face and instead agreed to a second date. Besides, I thought, he might say he’s not a dog person, but once he meets my amazing dog Perry, all bets would be off. I mean, have you seen Perry? Keep reading »

For The Week Of January 19-25

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Although you’ll hear all sorts of grand ideas and feelings you’ll want to believe in, there’ll be a little voice telling you to hold back. Something about the picture won’t add up, but you won’t be able to put your finger on it. Sure, this might just be paranoia, but whatever the case, best to be safe than sorry. If he means it, let time prove it.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Hoorah for love and all the wonders it has brought into your life. While your family might not have the same opinions as you about your honey, they’re just going to have to suck it up. You’ve never been one to have to share your philosophies with them, but this time around, due to all their menacing, you’re going to have to put your foot down and tell them to shut up.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your ability to talk convincing smack is one of your more admirable qualities. However, this week, it could haunt you. Beware of what you say, who you say it to and where you say it. The spies are out and you never know who is going to be where at what time. Yes, to say the least, it that time of the year when those astrological aspects are out to get you if you don’t play it smart.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

If a short trip is in your near future, then consider yourself on the right path to happiness. If you don’t have one, then start getting the ball in motion or hop on a plane for a spontaneous getaway. Being a stranger in a strange land will bring out your sexiest and most charismatic side that’ll have you so on, the locals will never be the same.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You might think you’re capable of making major decisions now, but don’t. Feeling strongly about anything now might feel like a revelation, but the problem is that you don’t have all your information yet. Time will pass and reveal all that you need to know. Until then, enjoy a hedonistic approach by avoiding having to choose anything, but momentary pleasure.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Prepare your monologues early this week, because who you want is yours, if you express yourself straight up with no twist by the 22nd. Until then, do your homework, as in streamlining your point succinctly and authoritatively. Do it right and you’ll immediately find your life turn into a hazy dazy bouquet of sexy bliss in one form or another.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Your creativity will get intense and inspirations enveloping. With such strong emotions flowing around in your ether, this could lead you down a slippery slope of sentimentality that tempts you to contact someone you think will care to hear about your sensational ideas and plans. However, best to write it in a letter, then burn. If they really were worth it, they wouldn’t be in the past.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Although you love your friends and rely on their opinions, advice and support, this isn’t the time to open your mouth about just anything to them. Not to say they are out to ruin you, but more than a few won’t be able to hold a secret and where they leak it to can get messy. To avoid the disaster, best to put in those extra hours at work and keep yourself busy with ambition.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

The haters will be out, but as long as you can keep your lady like decorum about you, you will be the one that comes out smelling like a rose while those bitches go down. After all, no one looks sexy being an evil, “See you next Tuesday” liar that’s getting no play and your dismissiveness of them will only emphasize that point.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Not that you are one for all that hokey pokey new agey stuff, but this week, you’ll be having one of those spiritual revelations that’ll make you think of your life in a whole other realm. A personal shift is going to occur and this will send you in a whole new direction, one where power, sex and wisdom will be coming at you in droves.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

If you can’t beat them, join them. When it comes to arguments with your boo and trying to sort out a compromise, your energy won’t have the stamina to go anymore rounds and you’ll start to see that giving in might not the be the worst. Feel free to test the waters on his way of doing things, besides, the out clause is always in effect.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Love will be in the air, as you and your current state of affairs seem to start straightening up and heading into a direction that seems agreeable and exciting for all. However, don’t get too far ahead of yourself and start mapping out the details, as that’ll cause turbulence. For now, for maximum pleasure, enjoy being in the moment.

How To Pick The Perfect Guy Online

You are a single woman who’s turned to the internet to find that special someone. Swapping pics is no longer a difficult chore; so now you’re faced with the daunting task of wading through literally thousands of online profiles in order to determine which ones are of interest to you. Keep reading »

The Mathematics Of First Date Sex

While we here at The Frisky, from our experienced Mind of Man to the freshly single gal Amelia, have been debating the merits of sex on a first date, some researchers in the U.K. think they’ve got it down to a science.

According to a mathematical model created by Prof. Robert Seymour and his team from the University College London, “By delaying mating, the female is able to reduce the chance that she will mate with a bad male.” Basically Prof. Seymour is telling you that you have to make a man wait for sex to prove his worth. This study was less interested in studs and more interested in helping women find something called a “good male.” Using other Discovery Channel-esque language like “long courtship” and “mating,” the researchers have made even sex seem unsexy. From charts, graphs and funding, Seymour has concluded that, “Long courtship is a price paid for increasing the chance that mating, if it occurs, will be a harmonious match which benefits both sexes. This may help to explain the commonly held belief that a woman is best advised not to sleep with a man on a first date.” So, let me get this equation straight. W (courtship length) times X (doin’ it), equals Y (compatibility)?! Keep reading »

Equality Means Engagement Rings For Men

H Samuel, a jeweler in the U.K., is trying to get male engagement rings to take off as more women are proposing to men in these modern times. Their Tioro ring, made from titanium and featuring a tiny diamond, goes for about $120, which is waaaaaaay cheaper than most engagement rings for women. “UK women are no longer waiting until the man pops the question,” said an H Samuel employee. “We are equals in the work place and in relationships and we make our own decisions. Now this ring is a clear message to everyone that a man is to be married.” Do you think a woman who proposes should offer her man a ring? [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Inauguration Special! In Bed With … Barack & Michelle Obama

Born: Aug 4, 1961, 7:24 PM in Honolulu, Hawaii
Sun Sign: Leo
Ascendant: Aquarius
Moon: Gemini
Mercury: Leo
Venus: Cancer
Mars: Virgo
Born: January 17, 1964 in Chicago (IL) (USA)
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Ascendant: Unknown
Moon: Pisces
Mercury: Capricorn
Venus: Pisces
Mars: Aquarius

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Love 101: All About Personal Ads

It’s that magical time of year when, disgusted by the post-holiday bloat effect, we make all kinds of unrealistic promises to ourselves (A.K.A. “resolutions”): We’ll stop eating Skittles every day at 4 p.m., totally start exercising again, nix the Marlboros and get our hair looking really awesome once and for all. And of course, the single and looking folks out there feel a twinge of hopeful new optimism that maybe this year, “I’ll meet The One,”—or at least find a temporary substitute in the form of a f**k buddy or two—and go about procuring the goods. One thing that is way easier to change than say, the cellulite you inherited from Aunt Geena, is the ad you post on Myspaz or Nerve or whatever illustrious forum you choose to advertise your flesh wares in. Keep reading »

I Love You More Than ____.

Sometimes saying, “I love you,” isn’t enough. Just how much do you love your lover? Well, the blog Love You More Than Blank lets you tell your special person how you feel about them. Send them your answer, and they’ll plop it on a colorful heart and post it on the site.

What’s in second place behind your significant other? Fill in the blank after the jump! (When I tell someone I love them more than peanut butter, I’ll know it’s the real deal.) Keep reading »

Should He Tell His Father He Slept With His Stepmother?

Slate advice columnist Dear Prudence got a doozy in her mailbag this week. A son wants to know if he should tell his father that he carried on an affair with his stepmother for years. Karma’s Bitch Boy writes: “When I was 17, Mom and Stepdad had to move to another city, so I moved in with Dad and Stepmom. My father’s new wife was a much younger and very attractive woman. The atmosphere was more relaxed than in my previous home. So much so that my stepmom (she’s about 15 years older) and I developed an attraction and started an affair.” Gulp! When Dad was out of town, son and stepmom got it on a couple times a month. The affair continued when Karma Boy went off to college and after; finally, he ended it two years ago. Now, his father is divorcing his stepmother for cheating on him — with somebody else — and his stepmother has informed him that unless he gets his father to concede on a financial matter that’s beneficial to her, she’s going to tell his father about their affair. Prudie advises the son tell his father what he’s done. What do you think he should do? [Slate] Keep reading »

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