Greetings from the road! As I told you last week, I’ve been spending an unusual amount of time traveling for work, and with the holiday, I only ended up spending one night in my home city this week. Not great for my dating life, but then, lately, what is? I did, however, spend a good amount… More »
“Till death do you part.”
I said those words at the ripe old age of 20 and 6 days. I thought I knew what I was doing. That the world should be so happy for me that I’d found someone who said he’d put up with my nonsense forever.
But there’s… More »
If you’re feeling stuck in a relationship rut, a little extra spice may be just what you and your significant other need. Once the honeymoon phase passes, it’s easy for the initial spark to flicker and fade a bit, but there are plenty of ways to keep the romance alive and kicking! This 30-day challenge… More »
It took several decades and multiple disownings, but family got simple for me a few years ago: family is made up of the people who stick around to support you no matter what, no “We’ll love you anyway,” assumptions, or prerequisites. Now, family members are the people I count on and I get… More »
Breakups suck. Let’s not beat around the bush. There’s pain, anguish, anxiety, and fear. A major part of your life has been removed, and your overall system has been shocked. Read more at Ask Men… … More »
Have you ever found yourself awake at night wishing a verified cutie would cuddle you to sleep and listen to all your problems? More »
Having resolved to return to the fray this week, I did so with a vengeance – to decidedly mixed results. I’ll tell you all about my latest contender for Worst First Date Ever (which, given my track record, is no small feat) in a minute; first, let’s discuss the fact that I slept with a… More »
Rather than focusing on the internalized prejudices of men who crave women who will themselves smaller and more likable in the face of patriarchy, I’d rather focus on the funny women who exist, and why we’re leaving these exhausting cowards in the dust. More »
I’m moving to Texas next week, and I’m not bringing the contents of my filing cabinet with me. Nor am I leaving them in the ALDI bag that’s been sitting in the corner of the bedroom of me and my husband’s Chicago apartment, waiting for me to decide whether to take them to a Kinko’s… More »
Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately for more than 70,000 women (and men) in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39, they will add cancer to that list too, more specifically breast cancer. It’s a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages. In fact, every day, three… More »
You know what? I’m exhausted.
After the past few weeks of aggressive Tindering, aggressive OKStupiding, aggressive first-dating with no second dates, I’ve been having trouble mustering any enthusiasm for yet another evening of probing questions with a relative stranger. I’ve progressed from Tinder to text with a few promising specimens, but the schedule… More »
Think about what interests and attracts you to someone, what behaviors turn you on and draw you in, and considerately implement those on your potential matches. More »
Meet the Stanford to your Carrie Bradshaw, the Will to your Grace, the skldjflskdfj oh god this world. More »
Fresh out of a longterm relationship that killed her sexual confidence, will this once sex-positive woman ever get her mojo back? More »
Throw money at the problem, as the old saying goes, and pay someone else to break up with your BF/GF for you – it’s a neat way to skirt responsibility and adulthood! More »
Dating is the pits. Most of us will go on a lot of first dates, with only a percentage getting a second or a third, let alone the paltry few with whom we click well enough for months or years of keeping company. We accept that there will be a certain amount of time/money/effort “lost” More »
I want a Sunday kind of love. No, really, and not just because I could listen to that song every single morning.
Allow me to explain. This Sunday, I had a full day that was unapologetically mine. Really, I had a whole weekend that was unapologetically mine, including a visit with El Guapo… More »
Sarah Silverman recently (exceedingly accurately) described depression as feeling “like I’m desperately homesick, but I’m home.” More »
It’s always uncomfortable to face the fact that your relationship may be coming to an end. No one likes to think about growing apart from someone you’ve cared about a great deal, but it’s better to face the truth than to dig your head in the sand while your relationship crumbles. Here are 10 signs… More »