Category Archives: Relationships

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Girl Talk: I Went To My Ex-Boyfriend’s Wedding

I knew what it was as soon as I opened my mailbox. I picked up the large envelope addressed in lovely calligraphy to Ms. Ami Angelowicz. I held it in my hand, for a moment. It felt heavy. I tossed it on my kitchen table. I’ll open it later, I thought. I’m not quite ready to deal with this. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Lucky In Love But Not In Money” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Lucky in Love But Not In Money” who was saving for a house and felt resentful that her friends only invited her to participate in pricey activities even after they skipped out on throwing her a bridal shower and bachelorette party for her recent marriage and didn’t spend enough on her for her wedding. After the jump, she shares a few words … Keep reading »

Girl On Girl: 8 Reasons I Love Being A Lesbian

I know that too often I write about homophobia, harassment and my own experiences with catcalling jerkfaces. But the truth is, I love being a lesbian and I wouldn’t change my sexuality for anything. If you don’t believe me—or even if you do—check out my list of reasons why being into chicks rocks. Keep reading »

What Are Your 5 Non-Negotiables?

The New York season of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” has been a little rough to watch so far. Between Patti Stanger’s broken engagement, her emotional outbursts (mostly at the new intern), and her total lack of comprehension of the NYC dating scene, she’s been in a noticeably foul mood. However, her concept of the five non-negotiables, which she’s been pushing hard this season, is rather brilliant. She typically uses it to get douchebag dudes to stop being delusional about what kind of women will actually be willing to shack up with them, but I decided to give the exercise a whirl myself. Of course, I have that wish list that every single woman has, you know, the one with the hundreds of qualities that her dream guy will possess. I know, keep dreamin’, sister. But seriously, I do think it was a helpful exercise to pare that long-ass list down to the absolute essentials. After the jump, I and some other Frisky staffers share our five non-negotiables. Share yours in the comments. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “How Do I Mention My Dad’s Recent Death On A First Date?”

I took a break from the online dating pool for about four months because my dad was in the final stages of cancer. He passed away in July, and I’ve been back in the online dating waters for a month or so now and am having trouble deciding what’s appropriate to share about my dad’s death on a first date. I feel that I have taken time to focus on myself and deal with my feelings, and I can talk about his passing very easily because of the work I’ve done on myself. However, in the few dates I’ve had these past few weeks, the topic of family, whether my parents are still together, what my relationship with my parents is like, etc. naturally comes up. I don’t like lying, especially on a first date, but I also don’t want to bring down the room by saying, “Oh actually, my dad’s dead.” I don’t feel uncomfortable telling people he passed away recently, but it seems to make some guys uncomfortable, like I’m telling too much too soon. Is this a case of “Well, if the guy can’t handle it , hen that’s his problem” or more of a “Hey, stop revealing so much about yourself on a first date”? I don’t make the subject of his death into a long drawn-out discussion — it’s just a fact of my life. Is there “proper” etiquette for handling this? — WWMMD (What Would Miss Manners Do)

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Do You Keep Tokens From Exes Or Toss ‘Em Immediately?

When you and a partner break up, do you immediately dump everything that reminds you of him, or do you let stuff linger around? Post-breakup messes are handled differently by everyone. For me, I’d rather have a clean slate and I’ll typically get rid of anything and everything that reminds of me of my ex. I’ll throw items away, or stick them someplace where I won’t have to look at them for a really long time and generally try to “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” my life. I realize not everyone’s the same though — and that’s where the Museum of Broken Relationships comes in. Keep reading »

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