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For The Week Of July 28- Aug. 3, 2008

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Make those drastic decisions quick, before the universe decides for you — because once fate has to intervene, it’s judgment/punishment is going to be way more harsh than even you can dream up on your worst PMS day. So, unless you really crave drama and despair, bite the bullet and do what you must. A clean break will be your best reward.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Something fantastical is coming and it could be anything you’ve been secret hoping for. The deal though is that this superb wish will come to you by way of a friend or a group association. By midweek you should start seeing results. However, don’t expect things to happen in a linear fashion. Surprises are surprises for a reason.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

How you start this week won’t be the way you end it. The stars are aligning to put the spotlight on you and give you the power to have whoever you desire eating out the palm of you hand. Chances are though, this kind of authority won’t have you thinking with your libido, but with your ambition — but not to worry, cash and sex always seems to go hand in hand in your life.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

If you want satisfaction in your love life, you’re going to have to take the high route…and although denying yourself of the instant gratification will feel like 1 million hammered nails into your brain, trust holding out for the perfect scenario will feel 1000xs more orgasmically explosive. Until then, make patience your tease.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Clear out the old, as a new crop of booty call digits arrives. While they’ll all have something special to offer, the best ones will probably be from foreign lands, offering colorful accents to your life. Just don’t over think these situations though, as these encounters will unravel in time to reveal their surprises. In the meantime, lie back and let the love glide in.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

The time to seal the deal is now. Whatever the state of your current relationship, expect it to jump to the next level fast and for your paranoias to end. If you’re single, chances to meet someone you can connect with more than physically can happen out of the blue. Of course, as a gal that does like to be three steps ahead of herself, the only catch is figuring out how to keep the steady pace.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Extreme romance, creativity, fantasy and absolute consuming passion is the only way you love — and as you’ve seen, it’s only gotten you so far. Not to say you can’t have all those things, but when you think in such extremes, you often miss the boat when it comes down to the more practical aspects of a relationship. This week, expect to learn your lesson.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your self-esteem gets put under the microscope as your love life takes a severe shift, bringing a hook-up that isn’t exactly your style, but fits you perfectly nonetheless. What to do when your vanity is at odds with your libido? Own up to whatever floats your boat or hide it in the closet? Only you can steer your way out of this cliffhanger, but trust inquiring minds will want to know.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Discussions about shacking up with your boo will be looming in your mind. Be brave, be the one to break it out and get the ball rolling. At the least, you’ll get the deal about where you’re heading. If you aren’t hooked up with anyone, then time to start thinking about relocating, as it’s time to start using feng shui to get your ass laid.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Good gossip is your drug and will make you do the craziest things. So, when big news finds its way to you this week, love it — as it’ll put you in the hot seat to do with the info as you will. Perhaps it’ll be finding your ex has gone impotent or that your newest love is actually royalty. Whichever the story, wield it like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

When it comes to love, thing may be twisted and confusing, but thankfully an onslaught of mad cash is headed your way and will be key to clearing your mind of all headaches. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness was never you. If you play your cards right, as in sort out your distress on a vacation, far away from the problem, upon returning, all will be right with your world.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

A day in your life should read as follows: people bowing at your feet, praising your beauty, fawning over your genius and raving about your elegant tastes and sophisticated style. As of the 1st, when the solar eclipse in Leo occurs, that should be the baseline of your normal day. If this doesn’t happen, recheck your birth certificate.

Thoughts From Gals On Our IM: First Date Don’ts

Today in our “Dating Don’ts” column, Judy McGuire gave some tips on how NOT to act on a first date if you don’t want your companion runnin’ for the hills. But we decided that there must be things guys shouldn’t do on a first date either that set women off. We decided to ask the women on our IM (yes, they’re there!) what would turn them off on a first date. Their responses, after the jump… Keep reading »

So I’m Engaged: You Have To Love His Flaws, Er, Differences

So have you noticed that I haven’t written this column in awhile? That’s because it’s going monthly. Planning a wedding is not that action-packed, to be honest! Especially when you haven’t actually started planning it yet — well, to be fair, we are waiting to hear back on a particular location. If that gets secured, I will actually start working on the other details.

But just because my reply to the nearly daily question, “How’s the wedding planning coming along?” is “What wedding planning?”, doesn’t mean I still don’t have plenty to say about being engaged. And I have determined in the last six months that the easiest way to determine if you’re ready to marry someone, the easiest way to make sure that this person is the right one to spend forever with, is if you can tolerate all the things about them that annoy you. Because fiances are still annoying. Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: How To Avoid Being Labeled “A Crazy”

Lord knows that there are a lot of wacky people running out there, and for some annoying reason women get slammed (unfairly, if you ask me) with the crazy card more often than men. However, sometimes (not often, but sometimes) maybe the name-callers have a point. Some of us can be kind of kooky. I’m not talking about whimsically cute eccentricities; I’m speaking of full-on lunatic behavior.

Maybe you’ve been labeled a little odd or a tad touched. No shame in that—hey, let she without issues cast the first stone—but most likely you don’t want your sanity shortcomings to be the first impression you make upon a new date. For this reason, you should, at all costs, avoid going down the following roads for at least the first three dates:

  • “My therapist says. . .”
  • Unless he’s your full-on boyfriend, beginning any sentence with those three words will cause a man to make a mad dash for the hills. Yes, even if he’s in therapy himself. At worst, he’ll think you’re crazy; at best, he’ll think you’re the type of gal who’s going to require a lot of “talks.” Neither impression bodes well for your future relationship. Keep reading »

Eight-Year-Old Boy Redefines Romance

The following story turned even my black heart into a marshmallow rainbow where unicorns can prance. When we read about the eight-year-old British boy who proposed to his best girl at a laser tag party, we got so many warm fuzzies we nearly melted our plastic covered PC. After battling leukemia for four years, Reece Flemming was given weeks to live by his doctors. And the little guy had one big wish — to marry his grade school sweetheart. Oh damn, here come the tears. (Also, we adults can barely muster a man to take us out for casual drinks, and this kid is willing to commit?!) So, the brave and romantic Reece proposed to his girlfriend, Ellie Purgslove. She said yes (becoming the only child bride we would ever support). The parents set up a make-believe wedding with rings, a certificate and a Vicar officiating. Then the two went to dinner in the Mayor’s limo to celebrate for their first and last time as husband and wife. Sadly, albeit his wishes fulfilled, Reece passed away the very next day. Sorry, I can’t type anymore, I need a tissue. [Telegraph U.K.]

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Love Vandal: Brook Is One Lucky Lady

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 »

Relationship Conundrum: When His Career Comes “First”

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a dilemma…My boyfriend has a career. OK, so you’re probably grumbling to yourself, “I can think of at least 10 things worst than that.” But did I tell you it’s a music career?

Yes, my guy is one of a few trying to change the direction of hip hop, so we never have to hear crap like “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” ever again. I’m really proud of him for fighting this uphill battle, but I can’t help feeling a little jealous or disappointed when his career comes before me, like when he deejays EVERY Friday night. Keep reading »

For The Week Of July 21-27, 2008

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

You’re a lady that’s always ready for anything. However, fate has other ideas for you this week and the first thing to go will be your judgment. Throw caution and your panties to the wind, as being naughty is the only way you’ll know how to respond to new places and faces. Love it as your mind and body gets reeled around situations never quite imagined before.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

When it comes to friends, you don’t mind blending in the crowd, being the supporting member or the one that’s, “all for one and one for all.” Well, no more. The spotlight is calling your name and it’s time to trump those bitches with one up on them that’ll make them all putrid with envy and idolizing the ground you walk on. Sweet sensation no more, valiant vixen all the way.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Who you are and who the world thinks you are do not match up. In your mind, sensitivity and uncertainly loom way more than apparent on the outside — and it should stay that way. This week, you’ll be in a prime position to start negotiating a better deal in life and love. Use that poker face of yours to get what you want. People will be too scared to say, “No.”

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Reality is not a place you thrive in and thankfully; you won’t have to spend much time in there for the next few weeks. As of the 23rd, life will be rolling at a much faster pace with many more exciting chances to fly farther off the ends of the earth and live the impossible. The best news of it all, you’ll finally have a competent co-pilot that’ll know what buttons to push.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Your house of sex, death, mystery and transformation is lighting up and turning up the drama to the umpteenth degree, heightening your senses to astronomical levels of love, lust and power. To say the least, you’ll be getting your kink on and releasing all the tension that’s been making you clumsy. Yes, all your upcoming tawdry antics will be realigning your chi.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

No matter what stress come up in your life, it won’t matter. You’ll be able to stick needles in your eyeballs and not feel a thing, as the divine power of love will be taking you and your baby through a magical journey to never before adventures that’ll have you both knowing that if it’s you and him against the world, all things are possible.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Once the honeymoon ends, the pounds start rolling on. You’ve seen it happen before and you should be damned to let it happen again — to you and your boo. Comfort is great, but not if it’s making you complacent. Let vanity drive your egos and athletic competition fuel your libidos by jumpstarting fitness routines as part of your couple’s shtick. Harder bodies, hotter sex.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Love, it can make you crazy. You know you like your life to have order — however; don’t start skimping on the excitement to get it. Sure, your current lover man might not be able to fill the boots you do, in terms of militant authority and command, but he can make you laugh and for that, it makes him worth his weight in gold. Seriously, lighten up!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Hopefully you live alone and don’t have to deal with an overbearing ego out to get too possessive or bossy on your ass. If you do happen to find yourself in that predicament, know the only way you can combat that power and get the peace back in your life is to turn up the chaos and have him realizing the level you are operating now is compromising.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Beware of what you fess up to this week. Your words have power and to the wrong ears, you can be promising way more than you want to deliver. Save yourself the efforts of having to join a witness protection program and don’t talk a bigger game than you want to play. Psychos are abound and their target is you.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Dating like a label whore isn’t going to make you happy or feel any cooler. Sure, superficial hotness is a novelty you can’t help but indulge in when the opportunity arrives, but you know that empty calorie romance blows. So, keep this in mind when a hot, but vapid stud enters into the scene. Sure, do him, but don’t convince yourself you can love him.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

All that saving for a rainy day comes to an end today, when you just say, “F’ it,” and throw the self-discipline out the door. Whatever you’ve been holding yourself back on, thinking it’s good for you, just isn’t. Extravagance, flamboyance and absolute drama are your thing and without it, you aren’t really being you. Don’t deny your destiny!

I Know He’s Hot! I Can Hear It In His Voice.

Have you ever been attracted to someone whom you only heard, but had not seen? Well it turns out that through our senses, we are able to judge a potential mate’s health and reproductive genetics–reflected in the symmetry of their body–via the sound of his/her voice. In a recent study, published in the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, participants listened to recorded voices and rated the voices based on attractiveness according to nine characteristics, including approachability, intelligence, sexiness and warmth. The researchers found that men and women whose voices were deemed approachable, sexy and intelligent were the most attractive overall. And the voices rated the most attractive were from those whose bodies were the most symmetrical. But a sexy voice and symmetrical body have nothing to do with the attractiveness of a person’s face. And researchers are still unable to objectively quantify a “sexy voice.” [Tango] Keep reading »

Darwin Downer: Love & Nature Versus Social Evolution

Admitting you’re boy-crazy is a bit like admitting to alcoholism or to an embarrassing addiction to The Real Housewives of Orange County. It might be okay when you’re fifteen years old, and you plaster your room with posters of Leonardo DiCaprio and Barry Manilow (so I was a strange child). But, I find that increasingly, as I enter into the twentysomething world, I’m faced with a dilemma: I’m no less boy-crazy, but I’m a whole more embarrassed about it. Keep reading »

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