Category Archives: Relationships

Sassy sophisticated relationship advice for real women everywhere: dating advice, love advice, and more!

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 »

Dealbreaker: The Junk Food Junkie

Food is one of the great joys of life. Or it is for most people. And when I say “most people”, I mean me.

For my ex, food was fuel, nothing more – something to be burped down between video games, beer-drinking sessions and advancing his engineering career. While studying for his degree, his dinner would routinely consist of half a loaf of bread, two packets of cookies and a large bottle of Coke. Seriously.

That’s okay when you’re a bachelor (as long as your cholesterol can take it) but can you imagine how difficult it is to keep a relationship going when your interests in food are so unbalanced? We’d go to grab dinner and a movie, but be finished with our drive-thru so soon we had hours to kill before the opening credits rolled. And it’s hard to get really romantic over a meal without wine… or a table.

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For The Week Of August 11-17, 2008

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Stop the boredom. If you’re committed, hit it from new angles and with newer tricks. If you’re single, scour new turf and try new types. The world is your playground, get as pervy as you want. Accept the demented things that get you off, as you’re lucky to even know what they are. Don’t let fettered curiosity kill your cat.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Flirting from the sidelines is only going to get you so far. You know that the time to make a move is now or never, even your instincts are getting tired of trying to signal your move. Time is wasting and although you hate being the one to make the first move, it’s time to learn a thing or two more about yourself — like, that when it comes down to it, you’re one forceful bitch.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio has three icons, the only sign to have such a distinction. You’re the scorpion, the eagle and the phoenix. This gives you the power to rise from the ashes, fly above or kill upon distress. Depending on how evolved you are, one of these three personalities will pop out this week as domestic duress hits you were it hurts. Let’s hope it’s the one that won’t require bail.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Idealism is your blessing as it is your curse. If you stop to listen to yourself talk about your latest love affair, you’ll see that all does not line your current story to a happily ever after ending. Sure, miracles can happen, but the odds of one happening to you and this guy are a gazillion to one. If that sounds good to you, then know your idealism is in fact a curse.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Money is your sex, so lay yourself on the line and get on top of your priorities. Pay off debt, reorganize investments — do anything proactive with your finances. Otherwise, paying attention to your love life will only make you crazy, as no one will be offering anything solid to rely on and if anything is going to comfort a gal like you, it’s solid facts and figures.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

The power is in your hands to get your relationship moving to sexier shores, if you just say and show him what you want. Sure, your honey is as cute as a button, but when it comes to reading you, he’s not the brightest bulb in the box. Instead of wasting time, throw him a bone. The good news is he’ll be a fast learner.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Hearing news about your ex is always cause to run out and buy yourself something ridiculous. However, this time around instead of comforting yourself, you’ll be celebrating — celebrating being free from that a-hole and not stuck sharing his wretched life, playing mommy. You know it, feeling sorry for them is the best revenge.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Not all friendships can last forever. You learn what you can, be appreciative and if the time comes, leave in peace. Of course, that’s what any normal person would attempt to do — but you’re not normal. For you, this means turning up your heat to the umpteenth degree and going full throttle into warrior mode. (Lucky are the men that come onto your path.)

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Torturing your crush isn’t cute or effective. Sure, he’s retardedly messed up a thing or two, but hope is still out there. However, playing too hard isn’t going to give him inspiration to want to jump back in the game. Time to call a new play and get your ass back onto the scene, shaking it sweetly, as luring him with honey, not vinegar, will score you the winning point.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Between your cute sly smile, your charismatic style and effortless way with words, you’re capable of getting away with murder. Trouble is, when you meet your match, you have to rework your shtick. Luckily, you’re fast on your feet, especially when the motivation is getting on your back.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Stop living with drama and paranoia. End your bout of hypochondria and mark the 16th as your day to confront your own fears and get tested for all STDS and whatever else you’ve been freaking out about. One less drama in your life won’t just mean more peace of mind, but a smart way to feel like a virgin all over again.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Tables are turning and your relationship will start to enter the dark side — AKA, not-all-about-you and this won’t bode well with you at all. It’ll mean making major decisions and a few adjustments. Luckily, time is on your side, so as long as you can defend your behaviors and throw in some remorse, those all-about-me days don’t have to die just yet.

Hollywood Trend: Celebrities Say “No” To “I Do”

Marriage is so out this wedding season! Only Mariah Carey is doing it, that’s how over it is. After a nuptial-less summer — not even Kate Moss made it down the aisle — we started noticing the new Hollywood trend. Longterm partnerships (sans diamonds, splashy affairs, and cheesy photos) are the must-have Ray-Ban Wayfarers of relationships! After both had failed marriages, hippie generation icons Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been going at it, without making it official, for 25 years. In an interview, Goldie claimed their secret to success is, “knowing I can walk out at any moment…that keeps things fresh.” And after going through the pain of divorce, many stars seem to agree.

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Love In The Stratosphere: Learn How To Join The Mile-High Club

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.

Long flights aren’t just for, well, flying. While you’re thousands of feet above ground, why not join a certain club? You know exactly what I mean. While I’m not an expert on helping you find that handsome, adventurous someone for your tryst, I can definitely help with the logistics, especially now that planes are feeling more like sardine cans lately (thank you fuel prices). And joining the MHC is really the best way to end any vacation. Keep reading »

The Monogamist: Taking Each Other For Granted

I think everyone can agree that a long-term relationship falls into a pattern after that initial getting-to-know-you excitement stage. And while that can be comforting, predictable and secure, it can also be boring for the same reasons. As each person is going through the regular course of their daily lives, it can be easy to take your relationship—and your partner—for granted. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: How To Know When It’s Time To Dump Him

Remember back when the mere mention of his name would give you a white-hot jolt to the heart? The sound of his voice was like an exquisite punch to the gut? His hand brushed against yours, and you’d get a warm swelling in the heart region? Yeah, well these days all you feel is sick to your stomach.

Though it seems most of us spend an inordinate time trying to get one, the truth is, once you land that boyfriend you’ve always wanted, you discover the truth— relationships can be a giant pain in the rear.

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Love Vandal: At A Campsite

Last week, we saw how city folk are resorting to writing of their love in wet cement because metropolitan areas have a shortage of tress, but our Emily went to the Catskills and saw these initials carved into wood, just like the good ole days.

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 »

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