“A city of a million men, and you only bone out-of staters,” is my friend Meredith’s favorite thing to say to me. She’s not wrong – in a year of living in New York, my dance card has mainly been filled by non-locals. But until this year, my biggest relationship mistake wasn’t a faulty locatio… More »
What I want is to be happy. I’m often told that I’d make a good mother. Depending on my relationship with the person making this wildly incorrect statement, I have one of two reactions: either a small, insincere smile and a “mmmm” response that does not invite further discussion or a hearty laugh followed by… More »
Online dating, despite all the success stories, can still be a pretty dicey thing. So much so that sometimes you just wish these sites would hire full-time screeners to weed out the nutbags. But until they do, we asked our readers to use the power of image manipulation and show us some profiles that will… More »
Today is March 14th, Pi Day, and in honor of this nerdiest of holidays, we thought we’d help you infuse some math swagger into your flirting game. Because come on, what is sexier than math? Nothing. Nothing is sexier than math. Here are 10 pickup lines sure to charm your way into a hot date,… More »
In what some are calling one sign of an improving economy, if at the expense of newlyweds, a new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a US wedding jumped to $31,213 last year, marking a five-year high when adjusted for inflation. In its eighth report, the wedding site reveals in a… More »
Andy’s already seen me in a wedding dress. While he was in a tux. And we posed for happy-couple-getting-married pictures. Let me back up. I didn’t want him to see me in a wedding dress—mine or otherwise—until that whole walking-down-the-aisle moment. When planning our venues and basic wedding day set-up, we went to great pai… More »
She’s a professionally trained dancer who loves to cut a rug, but her boyfriend is content to plant his butt in a chair and never move his feet. Is there anything that can be done? More »
On our last date, we sat next to each other on the floor of an Afghan restaurant, sharing a plate of kaddo bourani and a bottle of wine. He looked at me for long stretches of time without speaking, then he looked at the waitress, at the carpet, at the other diners. We came to the… More »
In a time where female empowerment is so important and so celebrated, it’s absurd to me that women can still objectify other women for their own sexual validation. More »
When 27-year-old Susan needed someone to shovel her car out from the snow, she had a brilliant idea: she turned to Tinder. Her profile simply read, “Looking for someone to shovel out my car. Nothing complicated, no strings attached, just please shovel out my car.” Shockingly, in exchange for some coffee, it totally worked. Which… More »
At the exact time that I’m writing this (8:30 a.m. ), on this exact day two years ago, I was reporting my rape. It had happened after midnight on March 10, 2013.
I’ve been trying not to write about it too much, anymore, because I feel like I’ve said everything I need to say about… More »
In case you weren’t aware, there is actually a dating site called BeautifulPeople.com that only admits members who are only allowed entry if they are good looking enough according to others on the site who get to rate them.
The founders of this site who also happen to be the worst people to have ever… More »
Sheryl Sandberg’s new #LeanInTogether campaign makes me want to lean out and run as far away as I can from her brand of “feminism” as fast as my feet will carry me.
The COO of Facebook’s latest op-ed for The New York Times — “How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom,” co-bylined by Wharton School… More »
Sure, she didn’t tell anyone, but couldn’t she have at least had the courtesy to tell her best friend?! More »
So, this is new: Ten hotels across the UK are now offering a new program called “Groom Academy,” designed to train guys to become the best husbands they can be. This isn’t about listening, or working together in a relationship, or respecting each other’s opinions. No, this “exclusive” academy focuses on the important aspects of… More »
Back in the ’80s, Dr. Vincent Felitti was looking for ways to help obese patients lose weight when he stumbled upon a troubling correlation: most of his patients who quit treatment and gained significant amounts of weight back after losing hundreds of pounds had experienced sexual abuse as children. When he began regularly asking patient… More »
First dates are a little bit amazing. The excitement! The butterflies! The fun of getting all dressed up! But they’re also a little bit stressful… The uncertainty, the awkward silences, the hassle of getting all dressed up. I would wager that a large major of the anxiety associated with a first date comes from how many questio… More »
It’s been rumored for months now that Tinder would transition to a freemium model, with its basic app still being free to anyone with a smartphone, and TechCrunch is now reporting that the paid upgrade to the app, officially dubbed Tinder Plus, will be rolling out today.
Tinder Plus will cost $9.99 a month (though screenshot… More »
I’ve written before about “distancing myself From white people” to avoid being constantly subjected to racial and cultural insensitivity. After years of dealing with well-meaning, but often ill-informed or inexperienced Whites, the emotional turmoil had taken its toll and I simply wanted to avoid feelings of discomfort, disappointment and even anger. I concluded that the… More »
IF you couldn’t really understand that sentence, basically the world’s first male “threesome couple” or “throuple” got married on Valentine’s Day in Thailand. Even better than the fact that this happened is that their names are Bell, Art, and Joke which makes me want to fly to Thailand immediately and hang out with them (if… More »