Category Archives: Relationships

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Adultery Gets Economically Stimulated

John Edwards, Balthazar Getty, Eliot Spitzer, cheating husbands have been all over the news here in the States. But in Britain, adulterous wives are the ones making headlines. According to the Telegraph U.K., more lonely housewives are looking for love on the Internet than ever before. Sites like have seen their numbers jump from 55 women signing up a day in 2007 to the nearly triple 142 times a day average just last week. What’s driving these women to look for hot sex behind their husbands’ backs? Well, Sara Hartley, a spokeswoman for the site, thinks the plummeting economy is causing the rise in cheaters. While their white-collar husbands are busy working long hours to fight the credit crisis and keep their jobs, their trophy wives are getting bored. Women with nothing to do but wait around for their husbands? Grrr…. I suppose everyone needs love, so who can blame these Hester Prynne’s for taking matters into their own hands via the Interweb? Hmm, wonder if American women will be using their economic stimulus checks to cheat on their husbands too? [Telegraph U.K.] Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: The Eight Lousiest Apologies Ever

Despite what that old chestnut Love Story will have you believe, love doesn’t mean never having to say you’re sorry. In fact, one of the most important components of any relationship is the ability to suck it up and apologize every now and again. It’s hardly brain surgery, but who among us hasn’t been the recipient of an apology that wound up making you feel even worse than the original transgression?

For something that’s basically a no-brainer, there’s a bevy of ways to get it very, very wrong. In fact, the late Randy Pausch’s bestseller, The Last Lecture has an entire chapter called “A bad apology is worse than no apology.” Now granted, men are definitely more prone to the botched apology (see John Edwards, Bill Clinton, etcetera), but we ladies have also been known to blow an act of contrition on occasion. After the jump, some apology strategies to avoid… Keep reading »

How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Vacation Together?

It would be hard to find a more fitting pair than of sex and travel. Here, one adventurer, who has kissed an uncounted number of men who don’t share her zip code, shares her experience combining the two through more than 30 countries.

Having a boyfriend you’ve been on vacation with isn’t the same thing as having a boyfriend. Vacationing together is a serious step, and you need to proceed with caution. It’s kind of like meeting the parents, a move nobody makes on the first date. There’s more to consider than the cost of plane tickets. Of course, a few trial sleepovers can help, but there are other things to consider… Keep reading »

Asexuality: No Lovin’ In This Kind Of Love

While a story about a married guy who says he never has sex wouldn’t normally shock us, in Paul Cox’s case, consider us perplexed. For a young newlywed, his celibate lifestyle is especially atypical. Both Paul and his wife, Nicole, are virgins and intend to stay that way. Just like Clay Aiken, the couple claims they’re asexual, which means they’ve never wanted to have sex or felt attracted to another person. And they’re not alone, according to the 6,000 members on How do they all not do it?! Haven’t they seen Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie? Well, while we sex crazed masses fritter away our days and chasing tail, asexuals are going on talk shows, mastering Scrabble (because what else are you going to do?), and starring on Broadway. Crap, forget robots and androids, asexuals are taking over the world! Keep reading »

Forget His Kiss, It’s In His DNA

Finding that special someone can seem like an impossible search for a single gal, but the Swiss experts at Gene Partner have gotten the hunt down to a science. While normally it takes a little romance, a couple drinks, and at least one meal to know if a man is right for you and your crotch, these wise guys think they have it all figured out thanks to some stanky shirts. After a study was conducted at the University of Bern in which women picked which men’s t-shirt BO smelled the best to them, Dr. Wedekind was able to link that we’re subconsciously charmed by mates with the best baby making potential based on a dramatic difference in HLA, or the genes that inform your immune system. So, when it comes to long-term love and the success of your potential spawning, opposites do attract! But how do you get to know if your stats should bump uglies?

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Love Vandal: Peace And Love

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

Dealbreaker: The Never Nude Dude

If you’re an Arrested Development fan (if you’re not, shame on you!) you’ve certainly had a good laugh or three at Tobias Funke, the never-nude. In sitcom humor, the idea of a grown man who refuses to be naked is funny but, let me tell you, in real life it is not. In fact, it’s near tragic.

My first boyfriend was, well, my first everything. He certainly wouldn’t have won a Brad Pitt lookalike contest, in fact, he probably wouldn’t have even been invited to compete, but he was funny and that’s how he hooked me. We were both in high school, but he had more bedroom experience than I did so I always let him take the lead, which is why I never questioned his insistence on leaving on his undershirt. That’s right, he’d take off his polo or his long-sleeve t-shirt but never that white Hanes V-neck. I always thought he kept it on just in case the parents returned home early. Now that I look back on it, I see how absurd that was. Keep reading »

For The Week Of September 8-14, 2008

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Your love life will start to brew subtle hints of cosmic revival. Sporadic lucky moments will show you that the last few months of turmoil were not for nothing. Just don’t run before you can walk, because pacing will be your key to being able to see the bigger picture and aiming your affection in the right direction.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

No one said success was easy. While you’ve been able to cruise on charm, classic good looks and a mad sense of style, you’ll find at this level that haters aren’t just hiding away and envying you, but out and about, setting up traps to try to take you down. Don’t worry; karma is on your side, helping you to expose these frauds and once again proving you’re the sexiest bitch on the block.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Kicking your inner demon’s ass has made you who you are. While most underestimate you on first glance, don’t let that get you down. Whatever, if they can’t see upon first glace the wondrous glamour and intense magic that is you, forget it. Trust shortsighted people aren’t ever going to be tall enough to reach your g-spot anyway.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Start drawing the line between the professional and personal, as your worlds are melding into one and throwing you off your game. Not like you have to make any big announcements, more so doing inner work on yourself and deciding what your priorities are. Of course, being the fly-by-the-panties kind of girl you are, at the end of the day, who knows what will really transpire?

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

If you find yourself censoring yourself to adapt to another, time to rethink the whole situation. If you start editing yourself now, who knows where you’ll end up? You’ve seen this path of destruction happen before, people pleasing a little too much and soon enough not even recognizing yourself. As they say, “Time to check yourself before you wreck yourself.”

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Justice will prevail and karma will give you a front row seat to the demise of an a-hole that’s done you wrong. Of course, being that you’re famous for not being one short on compassion, expect to be the person he calls to bail him out too — but remember who he is and don’t let yourself get dickmatized all over again. (Like it was even that fun the first time around?)

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

All your stellar pumping and grinding has won you a badge of honor, sealing your reputation as a premier lover in gold. With this said, you’ve earned the right not to have to lay yourself down for any more neophytes, thinking they’ll catch up to your level of skill. So, when you instincts tell you that watching TV would feel more fulfilling than the sex, pay attention.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your tendency to find the sweetest boys to love and corrupt senselessly is getting to be a tired mess. After all, how many times will you have to get on top and show them how it’s done? Yes, it’s been a thankless job, but finally a reward is coming. Tables will turn in your current state of affairs and where you’ll wind up will blow more than just your mind.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and no matter how funky you think of your friend’s latest hook-up, curb your judgment. While her choice might not be the easiest on the eye, he’ll most likely be sweeter than honey when it comes to all other categories. No matter, once you get a peek at his hot-as-hell-friends, you’ll likely fall in love too.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Consistency isn’t your strong point, but if you want to that special someone to take you seriously, you’re going to have to lay it on the line and back it up with action. Show off your intensity and let him feel the fire. Once he feels the heat, you can bet they’ll be no turning back for him. Of course, with you, who knows? That just might be when you realize the chase is the tastiest part.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Expect the pressure to get intense, as your boo raises the stakes and starts making bigger demands on your time and space. While you thought his territorial affection was cute early on, now it’s becoming a buzzkill. So, what to do? What to do? Obviously talking to him isn’t working or asking for space. Is it time for something extreme? Um, yes.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

A new hot neighbor or acquaintance arrives to set your loins on fire. Oddly enough, he’ll leave you temporarily speechless, as this one will have you feeling out of your element. Perhaps he might be semi-attached or rather detached. Whichever the case, admire him from afar for now and dig for the dirt. Doing your homework will prove more interesting than the actual catch.

Location, Location, Location: Dating In Los Angeles

Recently, it seems, I’ve been having the same conversation with my friends. It’s all very Groundhog Day. It begins with my lamenting the fact that I have been more or less single for the entirety of three years. In that time I have dated. Arguably, I’ve dated a lot. I just haven’t dated anyone special. I tell my friends that I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me. My emotional problems are limited, my looks better than average, my brain sharp as a tack and my vagina waxed.

Everytime I begin this conversation, it inevitably ends the same way — my friends, like a Greek Chorus, chime in, as if on cue, “It’s the city you live in. Los Angeles. You just can’t find a good man in Los Angeles.”

If you say it quickly and repeatedly it almost sounds like a Hare Krishna chant. Keep reading »

Handle This: Nine Ways To Ditch A Bad Date

When “It’s just one drink” turns into “I would rather have a root canal than another martini with you”, it’s time to devise a plan to ditch your dead-end date — fast. While making a swift departure without coming off as a total jerk is tough, it is possible as long as you’ve got a well-formulated plan, says Yvonne Rice, former dating agency owner and author of Finding “The One”: A Powerful Step-by-Step Guide to Making Online Dating Work for You. “Because most people don’t take rejection well,” she explains, “not putting careful thought into how you’ll exit your bad date runs you the risk of sparking the ‘nasty’ in the date you’re ditching.” For Rice’s suggestions on how to escape a bad date with your reputation – and your date’s dignity – intact, read on… Keep reading »

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