Posts tagged "compatibility"

Dater X: Compatibility Is All In The Details

I’m happy to report that things are, for the first time in a long time, going well in my love life. In fact, they’re really great. Over the last month and a half, Officer Handsoming and I have hit upon pretty much every “getting…
By: Dater X / January 15, 2014

The Soapbox: Since When Is Wanting An Intellectually Equal Partner “Elitist”?

I am fan of GOOD's dating dealbreaker series (eerily similar to ours, but whatever) because I think it does a good job of looking back on past failed relationships and identifying the reason(s)  things just didn't work out. Sometimes these dealbreakers can seem insignificant on the surface, but actual indicate a larger problem; other time…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 7, 2012

10 Things That Pretty Much Everyone Is Looking For In A Partner (And How To Get Better At Them)

Good news for those of you who are bending over backwards to figure out how to attract your dream guy/girl. As it turns out, the equation is very simple. Pretty much everyone -- guys and girls, gay and straight, young and old -- is looking for the same ten things in a partner. No one…
By: Scott Alden / September 8, 2011

Girl Talk: I Fell For My Starter Boyfriend

I met Omar* at a New Year's Eve party shortly after graduating college. He was 6'2" and built with dark brown eyes and black wavy hair that fell below his ears. I was a 5'2" chubby bookworm who had recently lost her virginity and was tired of being single and inexperienced. We hit it off…
By: Irina Gonzalez / June 23, 2011

Girl Talk: The Couple That Grooms Together, Stays Together

"It's really awesome for me that you're not obsessed with showering every day," my new boyfriend remarked recently. I looked at him somewhat surprised. "Well, then I don't have to either," he explained. See, I'm a "shower every other day" kind of girl, with the occasional whore's bath thrown in when necessary. It's not something…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 12, 2011

What To Look For In A Mate: Someone Who Talks Like You

See! Words really are the key to our hearts! I have always known this of course, but science finally got the memo. A new study suggests that a crucial determinant of compatibility in love is finding someone who talks just like you. Matching use of personal pronouns, articles, prepositions, and adverbs likely gets the chemistry…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend And I Don’t Have Anything In Common”

My boyfriend and I have had what I would describe as a happy relationship for two years now. Problem is, even though we have FABULOUS chemistry and get along great, we have nothing in common. I'm a vegan hippie-type and he's a carnivorous couch-potato. We're both starting to feel burnt out and frustrated at not…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 29, 2010

Dear Wendy: “We’re Only Compatible In Bed”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” 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 when a…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 3, 2010

In New Relationships, Is Sleep An Indicator Of Your Future Together?

Consider the following: you've started dating a new guy, and things have progressed to the point where you're beginning to have sleepovers. Naturally, one of two things happens then. You can either sleep or you can't. So, do you believe that how you sleep with (and real sleep, not sexytimes) a new boyfriend…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 1, 2009

Friday Quickies!

New moms need action too! [Tango] Ugh, we are so ashamed to say we would totally watch a Heidi & Spencer Newlyweds. [Us Weekly] 268 Words On Why Men Are Dirty Boys. [Dame] Talking s-e-x with the 'rents. Do or Don't? [Dear Sugar] How compatible are you…
By: The Frisky / April 18, 2008