Category Archives: Relationships

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The Top 5 Most Annoying Facebook Couples

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originally ran in Nov. 2009.

For anyone who is remotely active on Facebook, you no doubt have been faced at some point with inane updates on one of your friend’s kid’s colds or how wedding-planning was coming along for one of your engaged friends. That’s why, when parenting website Babble published their list of “Facebook’s Five Most Annoying Parents,” I immediately thought, “But what about all the annoying couples?” So, without further ado, I present Facebook’s Five Most Annoying Couples, after the jump. Keep reading »

Do You Have Strictly Platonic Cross-Sex Friends?

Can men and women be just friends? If you ask any Hollywood film producer, the answer is a resounding “no.” Hollywood’s magic formula for success seems to take seemingly platonic friends, and make them “suddenly realize” how in love they are. (See: “When Harry Met Sally” for proof.) But what about real life? Are platonic friendships between men and women ever truly just that?

Stories of truly platonic relationships do exist: Witness our Jessica’s story of platonic friendship, after the jump… Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I’m Obsessed With My Ex”

It’s time for another shortcuts. You know the drill; For every question, I’ll give my advice in two sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss obsessing over an ex, dealing with a newlywed friend, and the ol’ Facebook relationship status conundrum. Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Guide To Social Networking: Make The Most Of Facebook

Social networking on the Internet is the easiest way to keep in touch with your pals, tell people what you’re up to without, you know, talking to them, promote your parties, and bask in your buddies love. Back in the day, MySpace was like the Wild West — you could post, do, and say anything you wanted. Heck, it turned tramps like Tila Tequila into “stars.” But now everyone — including our parents [Even my mom got an invite! -- Editor] — has jumped on the Facebook bandwagon. (It’s so mainstream, the scripted movie about the site, “The Social Network,” officially opens tonight.) So how do you keep your page fun to use, yet still appropriate for your family and co-workers? Here are some tips… Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Can’t Get Over The Friend Who Dumped Me

I still don’t know why June* stopped talking to me.

We had been friends for over 10 years when she suddenly stopped answering my emails and calls. We hadn’t argued. She was OK. She simply disappeared from my life, and now five years later, I’m still obsessed with why. Keep reading »

The Secrets Of Happiness

A dairy firm called Yeo Valley recently surveyed 4,000 adults in Britain about their lifestyles to determine what makes people happy. Think you know what the secret to happiness is? Lots of money? Sex? A happy relationship? Some of the answers may surprise you. Check ‘em out after the jump. Keep reading »

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