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Ask a Professional Matchmaker: The Answers To Your Relationship Questions!

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Sometimes relationships get messy. Thankfully, we have professional matchmakers like Susan Trombetti from Exclusive Matchmaking to help us figure out which end is up.

The Frisky teamed up with Exclusive Matchmaking for our first-ever #FriskyMatch Chat, where you, our loyal Frisky fans, were able to ask Susan (fo’ free!) about the issues you’re facing in your love lives right now.

From how to handle a bad kisser to dealing with the “fade out,” Susan was able to tackle your questions head on. Here’s what she had to say: Keep reading »

Psoriasis & 14 Other Unacceptable Reasons To Dump Someone

According to some new research, the unknown enemy of many a relationship is psoriasis (that skin disorder that Kim Kardashian has). Who knew? I mean, once a guy canceled a date by telling me he “was itching all over.” But I’m pretty sure that was just lie because he ghosted after that. And he definitely didn’t have psoriasis.  Anyhow, the research found that a staggering 25 percent of all psoriasis sufferers claim they were dumped at some point because of their scabby, scaly skin. Of course, the dumpers could have been trying to sugar-coat things when they said: “It’s not you, it’s your psoriasis,” but it’s such an dick-ish things to say that it seems unlikely.

With all the perfectly good reasons to dump someone — they’re untrustworthy, they bore you to tears, they’re life dream is to become a nudist and live off the grid — psoriasis is not anywhere near acceptable. Emotional incompatibility. Fine. Different visions for the future. Sure. Psoriasis. You suck, psoriasis shamers. This gets me thinking, if so many people are getting canned over a totally treatable auto-immune disorder, others must be getting dumped for even stupider reasons. Below, I’ve started a running list of some reasons that are NOT valid for breaking up because I feel like we ought to have one. You’re gonna have to come up with something more substantial, people… Keep reading »

Girl Talk: When Exes Resurface

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“Why didn’t any of the guys you dated love you as much as I do?” my boyfriend asked.

The question hung in the air like foggy breath steaming up a cold windshield. It’s one of his favorite questions to ask. To him, it’s a mystery why other guys passed me over. It’s a riddle I love him for wanting to solve.

“I don’t get it,” he said.

“Me neither,” I shrugged.

These are the kinds of conversations you have four hours into a five-hour road trip, after you’ve listened to a Lorrie Moore short story on The New Yorker Fiction podcast and gossiped about people you know and stopped at an abandoned McDonald’s with one, lone carousel pony on display in the dining area. The pony looked out of place — like it was in search of its missing carousel. Keep reading »

How To Spot (And Release) Emotionally Unavailable Men

A relationship when both partners are “all-in” is tough enough. But when your man is emotionally unavailable, things are so much harder. You’re committed to making things work, but he just won’t open up. A tell-tale sign of an emotionally unavailable man is a lack of empathy; check for these signs before you get too committed. Although my audience is largely heterosexual females, this article will ring true for those dealing with emotionally unavailable men or women. Read more at Your Tango…

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Finally Break Up

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus break up

And so, the sun sets on another Hollywood love story. Reps for both Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth confirmed to People Magazine today that the couple, who met in 2010 on the set of The Last Song, have split.

The dishy 23-year-old Australian popped the question to Cyrus, 20, in May 2012. Read more at Celebuzz…

5 Unexpected Habits That Lead To Breakups

We all have our dating dealbreakers. From bad hygiene to a low credit score, the list goes on (and sometimes, on). But what about those breakup worthy traits your partner has when you’re already in a relationship?

According to a study by SKYCIG, 55 percent of women would leave their man over little annoyances and habits. What behavior, aside from the obvious offenders, like lying and cheating, is just so irritating that you’d call it quits? Read more at Your Tango…

How To Have A Smooth Breakup … With Your Best Friend

Let’s face it: friendships are a lot like romantic relationships. They can be fun, exciting and sometimes they can be hurtful or even annoying. And just like our love relationships, they don’t always work out. We know we should end romantic partnerships when they’ve run their course, but it can be harder when it comes to a dead-end friendship. When it becomes increasingly obvious that a friendship is no longer working for you, how do you break up with your best friend? Read more at Your Tango…

The Ex-Files: Relationship Therapy In Simple Twitter Tasks!

The Ex-Files: Relationship Therapy in Simple Twitter Tasks!

Let’s face it: no matter how badly we want to forget our exes, they occasionally come back to haunt us.

Whether you’re happily moved on after an amicable split or still mad at the jackass who cheated on you years ago, all it takes is one thing to trigger your “ex” memory — one song, one place, one TV show or, in my case, one particular type of military uniform. Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: He Was A “Nice Guy”

No More Nice Guys!
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How to tell if you're a "nice guy" and how to stop being one. Read More »
Guy Talk: Friendzone
What guys need to know about the friendzone. Read More »
"Nice Guy" Rapists
If you have sex without consent, you can't call yourself a "nice guy." Read More »
Dealbreaker: He Was A "Nice Guy"

The first day I met Jason* he told me he was a virgin and a “nice guy” – which was why, according to him, he was unable to get many dates.

“Women are only interested in dating guys who treat them like shit,” he told me.

The virgin thing wasn’t by choice, he claimed, it was just that “nice guys always get friend-zoned.” He made it clear right away that he was interested in me, but I wasn’t attracted to him at first.

He wasn’t really my type physically, but that wasn’t the only reason I wasn’t into him initially. I’ve just never gotten hot for guys who feel the need to tell me about their sexual experiences (or lack thereof) or whine about their dating life (or lack thereof) before we’ve even gone on a first date. Plus, I still had an on-again off-again thing with an ex. So, there was that.

But once I got to know Jason, I saw that he was funny and smart, and we had a few things in common. In a college city where everyone always wanted to be out all night clubbing, he was one of the few people I knew who was content to occasionally spend a night in, just watching Adult Swim or playing an old Sega game. We quickly became friends. (Or, as Jason would say, he quickly became friend-zoned.) Keep reading »

Girl Talk: It Says A Lot About A Man If He Can’t Handle Rejection

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Why does rejection make us so angry? Read More »
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The older I get, the better I become at listening to what my intuition is telling me. I haven’t always been able to read when something is “off” with a guy, but I’m figuring it out. And thank God.

Take this weekend. I’d been messaging for a couple days with a guy from an online dating website. Let’s call him Empty Profile. We’re calling him that because he had a mostly empty profile. He wrote a few brief lines about himself, which didn’t reveal much, but he did post several pictures of himself. We flirted back and forth and Empty Profile eventually asked me if I wanted to get drinks on Saturday night. Keep reading »

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