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My Difficult Relatives And How I Will Deal With Them This Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. When you’re a kid it’s all about the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. When you’re an adult, it’s all about rude inquisitions from your nosy aunts and your dad getting horrifically, embarassingly wasted. I don’t know anything about stuffing a bird or making a perfect cranberry sauce. But I do know a thing or two about dealing with family, seeing as I have a huge, colorful one. Gather ’round, children, and take in my wisdom from awkward family holidays past! (Also, I’m a full-blooded WASP, so take my stiff-upper-lip swamp Yankee suggestions with a grain of salt. Maybe in other parts of the country, you solve problems differently!) Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I Don’t Want To End Up Alone”

I’m a 21-year-old girl who can’t seem to find happiness. Don’t get me wrong; I love hanging out with my friends and having an active social life, but I just can’t seem to find someone who wants to be with me. I feel as if I’m worthless because any guy I’m remotely interested in would rather just be a friend, or wants to be with one of my friends. I have never had a boyfriend in my life, only close guy friends. I’m not the most physically fit, but I feel as though I have an amazing personality due to the fact that I have a big social network, and people usually love my company. I know it’s something that shouldn’t be rushed, but I’m getting to the point where giving up is my only option. I try to put myself out there but, but I feel as if because of my looks nobody wants to actually love me. My biggest fear is that I will end up alone for the rest of my life, and let down my family. I’m tired of being cupid, and only wish that somebody would realize I need a cupid too. — Lonely

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Amelia Sounds Off On Dating While Feminist

Hit pause on that “Dancing With The Stars” clip, because you’re going to want to watch our editor-in-chief Amelia sound off on dating while feminist! Who should pay for birth control? Should you take your husband’s last name? Why is gender equality important in a relationship? Amelia’s got all the answers, duh! The video is produced by blogger Lena Chen from SexReally.com and also includes Frisky contributor Chloe Angyal. (Isn’t her Australian accent just lovely?) Let us know about your experiences with dating while feminist in the comments. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Skype Sex With My Long-Distance Boyfriend Is Awkward”

When I moved out of the country four months ago to take a pretty sweet job abroad, my boyfriend and I decided to do the long-distance thing, and so far everything is great. We haven’t really had any issues other than lack of sleep due to staying up all night on Skype because of the time difference. Recently, we started having some frisky Skype sex sessions. After a couple frustrating attempts on my part, I have secretly started opening up windows and watching porn on silent to help me out. While this works like a charm, a part of me feels guilty, especially since I can see the action side-by-side with my boyfriend and he has no idea. It’s not that I’m not attracted to him … he’s so hot and he definitely turns me on, but I think it’s just nerves and anxiety about having video sex, so I need the extra help. My question is, do I have any reason to be feeling guilty? Is this any different than people picturing themselves with other people while having real sex? Is this something I can mention to my boyfriend, or would it be a complete blow to his ego? We are so open about everything else, I’d hate to keep this from him. — Feeling Like I’m in a Virtual Threesome

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Dater X: Ghosts Of Thanksgiving Beaus Past

Last year, the night before Thanksgiving, I had a glorious third date with The Architect. Partly because of our easy rapport and partly because so many people leave New York City for the holidays, everywhere we went, it felt like we were the only two people that existed. At the movie theater, rather than fighting people for seats and sitting elbow-to-elbow with strangers, we got the two seats smack-dab in the middle of the theater with no one in a six-foot radius. I remember that he put his arm around me midway through the movie and pulled me close. Later at dinner, rather than the usual 30-minute wait at my favorite restaurant, we were seated instantly at a booth. I remember us making fun of the bizarre turkey centerpiece on the table. Later that night, I remember our first kiss. I described it in my column then as “one of the slowest, softest, hottest kisses of my life.” I stand by that a year later. Keep reading »

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