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The Frisky’s Guide To Snooping

I enjoy a good snoop — when I’m in a house that’s not my own, I have been known to rifle through a drawer or two, check out the medicine cabinet, and try on the owner’s clothing (including a wedding dress once). A few months ago, when my fiance was out of town, I went through all his photos of him with his ex-girlfriend. Sometimes, if he leaves his laptop on and his email is up there on the screen just BEGGING for me to take a looksie, I’ll glance, but never actually open anything. Then again, I have never seen anything that got my curiosity brewing beyond control.

The point is, everyone snoops, at least a little, and no one more so than the protagonist of the book I’m reading, Whacked by Jules Asner. It’s chick lit, but it’s not crappy or badly written, though it’s definitely beach-worthy. In the book, Dani uses her skills as a writer for CSI-esque crime show to snoop on everyone from the owners of the open houses she attends to her no-good boyfriend. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with her tactics and tips, as well as some of the handy online tools she used, so I decided to assemble a guide to snooping, after the jump. Don’t blame me if you get caught red-handed though. I am hardly a professional. Keep reading »

Love Vandal: The Heart Has Eyes

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at tips@thefrisky.com. Keep reading »

Crushes As Foreplay

Confession: I’m having a secret affair with my 21-year old Irish doorman. It’s such a secret, not even HE knows. The other night, when my fiancé was out, my doorman – I don’t even know his name – came upstairs to my apartment to replace three light bulbs. As he stood on the ladder, screwing in those bulbs, telling me all about going to school in Dublin and spending the summer in New York, I felt enormously guilty. My fiancé wasn’t home and this attractive, foreign, younger man was doing menial labor in my apartment, steps away from my bedroom. It felt kind of like cheating, even though it was far from it in actuality, and cheating in actuality is something I would never, ever, ever do. Keep reading »

For The Week Of August 18-24, 2008

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Your booty will be in high demand. Expect the calls to pour in, but think rated PG rather than rated R — as in career opportunities, ones that’ll relieve your thoughts of an eternal poverty and lift you to a whole new financial stratosphere that’ll put you in tune with a savage lifestyle where everyone becomes expendable if they can’t satisfy. You know it, pure excitement.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Being the sign of justice is no walk in the park and you can concur that nice gals often finish last. However, you’ve learned the bottom can have its rewards too and at the end of the day, you’d live no other way. With this said, if you can do it, is there any reason others can’t? No. Remember this before making excuses for yet another a-hole that tries to stomp on your pride.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Before you go rushing into another torrid love affair that gives you lots to gossip about, but nothing to cuddle with on those lonely nights, remember you can have some sense of discipline — then try enforcing some on yourself. Yes, as chemistry sparks midway through the week, trust that fanning the flames will get things hotter than running into the fire.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Career recognition will be at an all time high. Friendship satisfaction? Another high scorer. Love life? Less than stellar and not looking like it’s got any life coming to revive its dismal circumstances. Sure, that might be a sucky attitude to have, but this week, being a realist will save you much time and energy that you otherwise would have forced yourself to expend.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Get on your high horse and ride off into the sunset. The more extreme your ideals, the better —and who cares if you do have illusions of grandeur? Whatever your desire, indulge in it senselessly and intensely. After all, if you don’t try out all extremes of your dreaming, how else will you ever find a happy medium?

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Listening is your sexiest asset this week. Although you’ll have tons of opinions to spew to your one and only, hear him out and follow his cues. The more aware you are of his mindset, the better you can drop your suggestions in and have him pick them up as if he’s smart enough to think of them on his own — and with his confidence back at level ground, expect to reap the rewards.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

As painstakingly careful you are about deciphering your object of desire’s mixed messages, there’ll be something that just won’t add up. You can try and try, ask from various angles and/or investigate behind the scenes, but it won’t matter, as that missing piece doesn’t exist yet. If he’s going to feel it, he’ll let you know. Otherwise, sorry to say, the power just isn’t in your hands.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

The last thing you’ll have any desire for are emotional entanglements. Your attitude will be: go in, get the job done and be on your way. Efficiency is your main concern and you’ll be in prime to stay detached. However, you know what they say, “Love happens when you least expect it.” Yes, anticipate somewhere deep inside your cold heart to spring a warm fuzzy feeling this week.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You’ve always been a late bloomer and this summer proves the point once again, as it’s only now that things finally start to heat up in the love department, spinning drama of the delicious kind. Not only will there be various choices to choose from, but also most will be worthy of consideration. Don’t kick this gift horse in the mouth; they really are too good to be true.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

If only the hot ones could keep their mouths shut, there’d be a lot more long-term attraction on your part, but due to your ADD way of lusting, the dumb ones can’t last. This week though, perhaps hanging with the vapid is slowing you down or you’ll be easing up on your IQ standards, because when it comes to romance, there’ll be a brighter light at the end of the dim tunnel.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Is there no end to your fickleness? Just as you seem to hit your groove with a new plaything, in comes your paranoia to ruin the day. Sure, some of your distresses might have some cause for pause, but at this stage of your game, do you really need to be so serious? No. Love the moment, because when the party does end, if it does end, it will be blaringly obvious.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Listen to what your friends say if you truly want to find happiness honesty. Admit you don’t always have the right answers, tending to always be too sympathetic to the wrong person. If you want a fair deal, let others guide you to that solution. Yes, it might be a little painful, but you’ve never been one to avoid a little pain for pleasure.

If You’re Really Into Recycling

There are online dating sites geared toward practically any highly specific interest out there, and since people are all about being green, it should be no surprise that there are tons for eco-minded people. Green Singles, Green-Passions, Earth Wise Singles, and Green Speed Dating are a few of the sites I will not be joining. I couldn’t handle being judged on yet another criterion — my carbon footprint. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer] Keep reading »

Seven Signs You’re Truly Comfortable In Your Relationship

Over on Jezebel, Slut Machine shared her concerns about pooping and farting in front of her new boyfriend. Performing these two bodily functions in front of a guy or girl you like is one of the ultimate signs you are really and truly comfortable with the person you’re seeing. But there are other ways people know your relationship is past the get-to-know-you phase…

YOU LET YOUR LOOKS GO
“I know I’ve turned the corner when I wear my glasses around him. Typically, I wear contacts and will endure late hour eye-scratching torture not to be seen in my coke bottles.” — Anne

“Wearing my saggy-bottomed house pants. Sure, they look like I’m wearing a diaper, but they feel so good.” — Mary

“Letting him see my crotch in hideous stages of regrowth after I shaved all my hairs off.” — Niki

“You only own one pair of heels and you wear them almost never.” — Rebecca Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Dump Him

Color me cynical ladies, but let’s face it—no matter how great your relationship might be going at the moment, chances are it’s going to end. And while breaking up is never pleasant, why make the inevitable anymore painful than it has to be? Since there are very few “great” ways to dump a man, we’re going to list all the ways you shouldn’t go about kicking your once-loved to the curb:
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Handle This: His Friends Are Hateable

If three (or four, five or six) is beginning to become a crowd in your relationship, it’s time to take action. While you can never make your boyfriend give up his friends, nudging them out of his life is well within your power. According to Janette Barber, author of the best-selling book “Breaking the Rules, Last Ditch Tactics for Landing the Man of Your Dreams”, all it takes to make your man break ties with his annoying pals is your showing him their true colors. “And if for some odd reason that fails,” she says, “there are always ways to drive them away!” For strategies on how to show your guy’s most irksome friends the door, read on… Keep reading »

Love Vandal: Down Under

We dream of going to Australia, so it was awfully nice that reader Kelsey sent us this photo from Watson’s Bay. [Photo: Kelsey Wesson]

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at tips@thefrisky.com. Keep reading »

Click & Tell: Your Breakup Options

Sure, more than 20 million people visit an online dating site every month, but how many do you actually want to meet? And then after you do come face to face with the few you deem worthy, how many of those do you want to keep seeing? If your experience is anything like mine, you know that the second number is small — heck, it might even be zero. So, after you’ve gone out with someone you’d rather not have to feign interest in, you have a couple choices. Keep reading »

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