Posts tagged "dating advice"

Dating Don’ts: Four Reasons You’ll NEVER Get Dumped

Writing about dating is my full-time job, so, naturally, I hear a lot of pretty deranged tales of love gone wrong. But last week I received a letter from a woman who was convinced that men wouldn’t go out with her because she was just too … beautiful. She fully believed her breathtaking attractiveness wa…

By: Judy McGuire / December 18, 2008

Girl Talk: Chicks Before Dicks? Not Always.

It was the end of February when my friend , Mary*, finally consummated her months-long flirtation with Ken*, a former co-worker of hers. It was her first time, though her loss of virginity didn’t seem to faze her. She said it was “alright”, and she assured everyone, Ken included, that it was just physical. Desiring…

By: Christiana Yiallourides / December 14, 2008

Romantic Gestures: What Makes Us Gag & What’s Truly Heartwarming

Hate to say it, but some romantic gestures are gross and cheesy and not at all what we want when a guy is trying to make a statement. That said, there are some really, really sweet, kind, funny things a man can do to melt our cold hearts. Here are the ten things we'd seriously…

By: Leigh Raines / December 13, 2008

Ask The Astrosexologist: Aquarian Can’t Trust Her Pisces Man

"I am an Aquarius woman who has been with a Pisces man for four blissful months. Around the end of the fourth month, I was confronted by his other girlfriend whom I didn't know existed. After hearing everything that went on and being so filled with fury, we both plotted and schemed to bring him

By: Kiki T / December 11, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Become A Party Pariah

Though I can’t remember his name, I can still recall the face of the guest who whipped out a handful of Ziploc bags as a long ago Christmas party was winding down. “Do you mind if I take some of these cheese puffs home with me?” he half-asked, shoving the leftover snacks into a bag.

By: Judy McGuire / December 4, 2008

The Frisky Gift Guide: He Said/She Said Gift Giving For Couples

It’s always tricky when the holidays arrive and you’re in a relatively new relationship. What do you get your boy or girlfriend after just a month? Or what about that odd three-month mark? You don’t want to go overboard, but you don’t want to under-buy and look like the thoughtless cheapo. Well, we’re here to…

By: Jessica Amason / December 1, 2008

Why A Woman Shouldn’t Say “I Love You” First

If I have a daughter one day, among the many things I’ll teach her will be how to tie her shoes, to look both ways before crossing the street, to never end a sentence with a preposition, and to always let the man say “I love you” first. I’ll give her plenty of other relationshi…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 1, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Handle Gifting Situations

Have you ever gotten a gift so ugly, so utterly not you, that you can’t even fake a kind response? That’s how I felt opening a box that contained the silver-plated, faux-turquoise-encrusted bracelet my then boyfriend gifted me one Christmas. “Santa Fe fake?” I asked, slipping it over my hand, and removing it before it…

By: Judy McGuire / November 27, 2008

The Breakup Diaries: Five Ideal Rebounds

I am almost -- oh hell, really -- ready for my first post-heartbreaking split rebound. Some are surprised I've ever waited this long, but, frankly, I'm nervous about even kissing someone new, let alone, um, other stuff. Vaguely excited though too -- I was, after all, going to go the rest of my life only…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 24, 2008

How To Tell If A Guy Is Serious About You

He may not have said he loves you yet or even asked to be his girl but you can still tell by little things he does whether he's really serious about you or not. So, how can you tell if a guy really likes you? Some signs, after the jump...

By: Associated Content / November 22, 2008

Doin’ It With Dr. V: Rebounding

Hi, I’m Dr. V. I’m not a real doctor, I just play one on the Internet. What I am is a lady, a lady who is a fool for love! And I love nothing more than sex. My passion for pleasure has happily led me on many adventures in the sack, but has also, sadly,

By: Dr. V / November 21, 2008

20 Ways To Keep Your Relationship Hot This Winter

Sure, the summer months are filled with picnics, beach days, and travel to far-flung hot spots, but that doesn’t mean romance has to die when winter rolls around. Besides the most obvious cold weather distraction for couples, here are 20 date ideas for heating things up when the temperature drops. Make hot chocolate cocktails. Get…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 21, 2008

Mind Of Man: What’s Going On In Our Heads After A Breakup

A certain woman in my life wants to know what guys are thinking when a breakup goes down. So here it goes. We think about beer. And drinking it. And how drinking said beer will help us get lucky with the la-a-dies. The ladies with the righteous hoots. Alright, fine. That was a sweeping gender…

By: John DeVore / November 20, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Overly Intellectual Guy

For the record, when the press refers disparagingly to Manhattan intellectuals, I feel insulted. I’m not a Nascar fan. I don’t really get "The Hills." I don’t call Barack Obama by his middle name. I like a lot of cultural things. I love contemporary art. I majored in Philosophy. I’m more than happy to eat…

By: Jennifer Wright / November 17, 2008

Dating Don’ts: How Not To React When You Get Dumped

Last week, we covered how to avoid being a bad heartbreaker, so this week we’ll tackle the other side of things. Coincidentally, it’s a side of dating I’m far more familiar with: how to accept being dumped with dignity. Just as there are myriad ways to screw up breaking someone’s heart, the possibilities for botching…

By: Judy McGuire / November 14, 2008

Where To Meet Him: Quiet Parties

Yesterday while flipping though my new issue of Time Out New York I spotted a listing in the “Seek” section under the heading “Dating” that made me take pause. It was an announcement for a “Quiet Party,” a singles event where, get this, participants are not allowed to talk (I guess that’s one way to…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 13, 2008

Ask The Astrosexologist: Has My Marriage Just Lost Its Steam?

"Life is too short for the marriage I have. I love my husband dearly -- we've been together for 10 years and we have three kids, but we've had many troubles over the years. He causes some terrible financial messes and never learns from them. He also cheats — mainly cyber, but possibly for real.

By: Kiki T / November 13, 2008

Where To Meet Him: The Corduroy Club

Now you know how we all met our last significant others, but the question most of you are wondering is how are you going to meet your next significant other. Well, welcome to a brand new Frisky feature we’re calling “Where To Meet Him” in which we give you some info on events, happenings, and…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 11, 2008

Dealbreaker: Mr. Work Obsessed

There are some dates that make you want to open the freezer and drink straight from the vodka bottle the minute you come home. Last Saturday night was one of those dates. He was cute, blond, dimpled; he screamed Abercrombie and frat houses. After numerous conversations with girlfriends demanding I open my world and date…

By: Esther Sosis / November 10, 2008

The Rules To Landing A Man

If I had a dime for how many times I’ve heard another woman whine about how she “needs to find a man,” I’d have enough change in my purse to buy a pair of slouchy new Frye boots and a ticket to Barcelona for the holidays. (Seriously, doesn’t that sound like a nice place to…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 10, 2008
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