Category Archives: Relationships

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Just Do It: Deleting A Guy’s Number

I’m a numbers girl.

I take pride in my cell’s large phone book as much as I take pride in amassing new Facebook friends, Tumblr followers, and page views. I’m sorry, but in this day and age, the higher the numbers get, the cooler one looks.

This creates a problem, however, when there are just certain people to whom one shouldn’t be linked—past lovers. Naturally, the Internet makes it hard to completely escape from the counterpart of your failed relationship. But, in some sort of sick backwards logic, I tend to increase this hardship by keeping them around in the digital arena for longer than necessary. Keep reading »

Engagement Side Effect: TV Wedding Phobia

One of the weird side effects of being engaged, I’m discovering, is that I cannot watch weddings on TV anymore. In movies it’s okay, because they are fictional (hence, I loved 21 Dresses), but last night, as I was thumbing through the channels, I stopped on some “Celebrity-Inspired Real Wedding Extravaganza”-type show on the Style Network and attempted to tune in. I was doing okay for awhile, but when the scene cut to the actual wedding day, I had an uncontrollable urge to change the channel. FAST. I seriously could not let myself watch the actual ceremony. It felt like skipping to the end of a book or something and reading the ending. I watched A Shot At Love II instead.

Then this morning, I was doing my usual, eat-a-yogurt-and-watch-The-Today-Show routine, when Matt, Meredith, Al, and Ann cut to the plaza where The Today Show wedding was about to be performed. And I had to turn it off AGAIN, even though I kind of wanted to see what the bride’s dress looked like. It’s hard to explain, but the idea of watching the actual ceremony in one of these reality weddings feels, like, not allowed. What’s the deal with that? Keep reading »

Love Vandal: I Love You In Paris

[Via How To Love An Irish Man]

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Click & Tell: How To Give Good Email

It’s sad, but true: If you’re out and about, looks are probably the most important factor when it comes to attracting people. If you see a not-so-hot guy, there’s a good chance you’re not going to go over and strike up a conversation. In the online dating world, appearances are important, but it’s often difficult to tell whether people are attractive from their pictures — strategic camera angles can do wonders. What really makes me want to get to know and meet a guy is if he gives good email, and I think they feel the same way. Keep reading »

The Frisky TV: Admit It, Do You Fart In Front Of Your Significant Other?

The Frisky is full of extremely serious questions about bedroom behavior — like this one: have you ever farted in front of someone you’re boinking? We sent Lori out onto the streets to get answers from regular folk — suffice it to say, some of them would be appalled by my complete lack of shame. Keep reading »

For The Week Of June 23-29, 2008

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Trust your friends when they tell you the truth about your love life. Seems they’ll be no holding back those strong opinions, so keep an open mind. Chances are someone will say just the right magical words that’ll have you seeing your current state of affairs in whole new light — and bringing on drastic changes that’ll have your whole world rejoicing.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Those pesky daddy issues are going to come back to haunt you, but as long as you recognize it, you’ll be A-Ok. You know it; life can be a real bitch when you’re strolling along feeling together and fine, then someone you meet brings out the darkest sides to you that trip you up and make you have to work on yourself. Thankfully, the efforts will up your stock.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Don’t forget you have standards. No matter how horny you get or how bored you feel, waiting it out for what you want is worth its while. Think of this as the universe testing you and seeing how far you’ve come from your recent trials and tribulations — seeing how much you’ve truly learned. If you’ve smartened up, you’ll know nothing, but perfection, could satisfy you.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

When it comes to matters of love or lust, it won’t be easy. Messages will be lost in translation and moody points of view will have you caught in ridiculous power struggles that’ll make you wonder, “What am I doing here?” Yes, this might the time to pack up your bags for a solo getaway or at least away from the oxytocin fountain that’s blinding you.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Your baby better kiss your ass all week because it’ll be your luck that rubs off on him, giving you both a boost of happiness not seen in weeks. Yes, expect a deluge of unexpected gifts, opportunities and/or general fun to come your way for you and a plus one. It’ll be through these debaucheries that you’ll have a revelation: seeing how fab of team you truly make.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

A burst of creative energy, happiness and love hits suddenly, putting you in prime form to attract all sorts of characters. Go ahead, sample them all, as each will offer something special to enjoy. However, this festive vibe also increases fertility — so, unless you want to be called,
“Mom,” stock up on the rubbers.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Your libido gets worked, as this week will have you feeling like a kid in the candy shop with everyone sweet talking you and making you feel gushy emotions easily. However, you’ve been around the block before and you know you’re a sucker for love. So, although you’ll have some interesting interactions, be sure to read the fine print.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Who you’re doing is your business and no matter if others think he’s a jerk or not shouldn’t kill your buzz if you’re having fun. For whomever this person or persons trying to rain on your parade, understand their motives do come from a good place, but also from a bitter place too. So, when they go on their tirades, have compassion — they’re just super horny and totally jealous.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You’ll have no time for yourself until the end of the week. In the meantime, expect everyone to come whining to you about his or her problems, thinking only you will have a magical solution to lift them from their funk. No, it won’t be sexy and will kill your need to be social. Thankfully you’ll have your toys to keep you company and thank god they never talk back.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Finally, you’ll get to say, “I told you so,” to those losers who didn’t trust you knew what you were talking about. Well, payback is here and the vindication will feel better than ten orgasms on a slow day. Those who thought you were only talking out of your ass will now be duly impressed and working to get into it instead. Too bad for them, suck-ups turn you off.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

If you don’t act selfishly this week, you’re doing a great disservice to yourself. With the sun entering Cancer, this is your time to make outrageous demands and have the extra energy to enforce them. The only drawback is your idealism won’t be so stellar. Luckily, this throe of power will help you fight that feeling, making you feel like the loud mouth top you should be.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Patience and fine-tuning are necessary to save your ego from crumbling apart. Seems you’ll be operating on a way more sensitive level than usual, making you take every comment uttered and action committed personally. While some of this will be your psychic power tuning in, most of it will be your paranoia. Be smart; know how to distinguish between the two.

The Relationship Novice: 5 Things To Know Before Committing

When two people first start dating, they put on their best sides. They reveal only snippets of information to each other, leaving the full story for when the person really gets to know them. Basically, we wait until we have them tangled in our web of niceties to crush them with the sad truth that we are really an awful, despicable person.

All kidding aside, there are some serious issues you need to figure out before you make the plunge and change your Facebook status from “Single” to “In a Relationship.” Here’s a look at 5 potential dealbreakers, and how to spot them. Keep reading »

Love Vandal: Writing On The Wall

We’ve never seen a more beautiful graffiti-ed wall in our lives! [The Gritty And The Pretty]

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

Gay Marriage Legal In CA: Phyllis Lyon & Del Martin Cut The Cake

They did it! Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, the lesbian couple of 55 years that we wrote about yesterday, were the first gay couple to be married under California’s new law. This video of them cutting the wedding cake got us all verklempt.

Previously: Lesbian Couple of 55 Years Plans To Finally Wed Keep reading »

The Matrimommy: Sometimes A Little Lie Doesn’t Hurt…

When you’re single, there’s not much need for secrets. You live on your own, pay your own bills and make your own decisions because you don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself. If you want that pair of $250 jeans but have no money, who says you can’t charge them? It’s you and only you that will suffer the consequences, so who the heck cares? Marriage, in many ways, means the end of this autonomy. That $250 pair of jeans? Someone else will likely see that you spent that much on them or recognize their presence, if not the Neiman Marcus bag they came in. And, odds are, he or she won’t be too pleased.

Before I got married, I engaged in all sorts of behaviors that I knew were dumb, but I chose to do anyway because I was my own boss. I knew my habitual enjoyment of Marlboro Ultra Lights and shopping extravaganzas completely incongruous with my paychecks were idiotic (The aforementioned jeans story? That was me. Every week.), but I didn’t care enough to stop. Once R. and I got hitched however, I realized I had to. We were living together now – sharing everything, and I knew I couldn’t be self-centered Chelsea anymore. Keep reading »

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