Relationships

The Whole Concept Of Brown Bag Speed Dating Makes Me Happy I’m Not Single

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014
Several times a week, I think to myself, “Oh, thank goodness I’m not single anymore.” Today’s edition: Brown bag speed dating. Yes, speed dating where you cut holes out of a bag for your eyes and mouth and put it over your head. Seriously. More »

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care About Spending Birthdays Or Holidays Together!”

By: Anna Goldfarb / November 14, 2014
I moved into my boyfriend’s place before we were dating as a stepping stone while I transferred my life from west coast to east coast. Having lived together before we started dating and still living together, our relationship is at an escalated pace, which makes it confusing for me. His birthday is coming up right… More »

Study: The Cost Of Your Wedding & Engagement Ring Can Predict Divorce

By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014
A study conducted by economists at Emory University found that the amount of money spent on a couple's wedding and engagement can pretty accurately predict whether divorce is on the horizon. The study, smugly titled "'A Diamond Is Forever' And Other Fairy Tales" (love it), surveyed over 3,000 people about their nuptial… More »

Girl Talk: Dating As A Sex Writer

By: Sophie Saint Thomas / November 13, 2014
While watching your partner have sex with another person is common enough to play a vibrant role in swinging and orgies, and to spawn porn parodies like “One Flew Over the Cuckold’s Nest,” in general it’s safe to assume that a conversation regarding your partner’s sexual history rarely ends well. Recalling Amsterdam trips at 19… More »

The Disney Princes Ranked By Their Rebound Guy Potential

By: College Candy / November 12, 2014
When you think about dating one of the Disney princes (and you know you have) it’s normally a happily ever after, having scores of royal children together scenario. But some of the princes (and for the purpose of this list, we’re also including the non-royal male companions of the Disney princesses) would actually make better… More »

Dater X: Pumping The Brakes

By: Dater X / November 12, 2014
It's no secret I've been hurt in the past. Patrick Bateman broke my heart and left me with some serious trust issues and therapy bills to show for it, which is why it's imperative I end up with someone who's open and honest about his intentions and feelings. Last week, Baby Face proved… More »

22 Reasons You Should Date A Guy With A Beard

By: Tres Sugar / November 11, 2014
What better way to celebrate the momentous #NoShaveNovember than to honor all the guys out there for whom "not shaving" is a way of life? The answer: there is no better way. This is the best way. While smooth-faced chaps and bald boyfriends are wonderful in their own right, this month isn't about them. It's about… More »

Man Proposes With 99 iPhones, Plan Doesn’t Go So Well…

By: Newser / November 11, 2014
One man in China's got 99 problems but his girlfriend ... well, she's not around anymore. Just in time for the country's "Singles' Day" today, which is becoming a popular day to propose, a young Guangzhou programmer bought 99… More »

6 Times I Am So Damn Happy To Be Single (In Honor Of Singles Day!)

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2014
This morning, I was talking to my therapist about boys and she asked me what I ultimately am really looking for in a partner, by which she (and I) mean someone I could see myself seriously dating. “Well, to be honest, sometimes I am really, really happy to not have a boyfriend, because boyfriends tend… More »

Mommie Dearest: The “Mommy” Problem

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 11, 2014
"Mommy!" Coming from anyone other than your child it can certainly sound sickeningly saccharine, diminutive, and even mocking. But at the moment, all things Mommy reign supreme. This past weekend, Heather Havrilesky (who writes the awesome advice column Dear Polly, BTW) addressed this dichotomy for the New York Times Sunday Review in her piece,… More »

My Husband Is Not My Best Friend, And I’m OK With That

By: YourTango.com / November 11, 2014
It's been said that the secret to a lasting marriage is to marry your best friend. As for my husband? He's my most reliable friend. He's my funniest friend. He's my most loyal friend. He's my most genuine friend. He's my most frank friend, resourceful friend and patient friend. He also happens to be my most… More »

Life After Dating: Is Relationship Advice A Waste Of Time?

By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2014
I live for good advice, and sometimes I spend a little too much energy attempting to absorb others' hard-learned lessons into my own life. When I graduated from college, my attempts to gather as much advice as I could from everyone who'd already done it left me so overwhelmed with information that I went o… More »

The Only Rules You’ll Need To Know When Dealing With Friends And Money

By: Ask Men / November 9, 2014
Over the years we've received many requests for advice about dealing with friends and money. So many of life's most celebratory events -- weddings, weekend getaways with friends, epic steakhouse dinners -- involve the often-ignored element of financial negotiation. After the toasts have been made, the plates cleared and everyone has migrated out to the… More »

There’s A Venti’s Worth Of Love In This Starbucks Marriage Proposal

By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 8, 2014
Five years ago, Ethan Knapp and Kenna Rusk's love story began at Starbucks when Ethan came in to turn in a job application while Kenna was working. On October 16, Ethan fittingly popped the question to his girlfriend in front of the original Starbucks location in Seattle, bringing their love story full circle. On Thursday,… More »

Oh Yeah, Well I: 5 Ways To Deal With A Serial Upstager

By: Elizabeth Ritonia / November 7, 2014
Have you ever dealt with a serial upstager? A one-upping, attention-grabbing, spotlight-stealing individual who never quits? Have you forgotten what it feels like to tell a story about work/the crazy man outside of your apartment/that time you were in Africa teaching kids to read and write/anything in its entirety? Have you’ve… More »

Why Dudes Don’t Greet Other Dudes

By: Miri Mogilevsky / November 7, 2014
After that NYC catcalling video went viral online, some men (not all men!) were upset, not because they were trying to defend their right to shout “nice tits” at a random woman, but because even non-sexual comments were being defined as harassment. For instance, Michael Che, co-host of "Saturday Night Live"’s Weekend… More »

Make It Stop: “My Roommate Treats Me Like Her Own Personal Dishwasher”

By: Anna Goldfarb / November 6, 2014
Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at… More »

Watch These Couples Ask: “Am I The Best Sex You’ve Ever Had?”

By: Claire Hannum / November 6, 2014
Filmmaker Topaz Adizes highlights how real couples tackle tough conversations by having lovers pose the awkward question of whether they're the best their partner has ever had. The video is a part of Adizes' film project "The And", in which 30 couples approach honest talks in a genuine, not-so-Hollywood way. Have you asked… More »

5 Basic Rules Guys Can’t Seem To Follow On Dating Websites

By: Cracked / November 5, 2014
I have plenty of friends who have met their significant others online and, with zero exceptions, these relationships are composed of two people who are definitely perfect for each other and are exactly the kind of thing I want for myself. That's why I decided to try online dating. Also, nearly every word of that… More »

Dater X: Finding The Love My Mother Lost

By: Dater X / November 5, 2014
I've been writing Dater X for almost a year now, and can honestly say that putting everything out there about my love life hasn't been easy. Writing this column is therapeutic in a way, because it allows me to reflect on my relationships, both good and bad, and figure out how to move forward with… More »

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