Posts tagged "debate this"

Debate This: Do You Need Your Parents To Approve Of Your Significant Other?

On last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” the four remaining bachelors took Ashley home to meet their families. You can read all about the details of the episode in Kate’s recap, but the thing that stuck out most to me was the fact that each of the guys made sure to emphasize just how essential

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 19, 2011

Debate This: Meeting Guys At Bookstores

In a recent Slate article, bookstore employee, Emma Straub, talks about bookstores being a perfect setting to find true love:

“There are many reasons why bookstores are naturally romantic environments: the smell of paper, the soft lighting, the baseline understanding that those inside like to read, and are therefore probably not morons. Browsing customer…

Ami Angelowicz / April 7, 2011

Open For Discussion: The Breast Cancer Snuggie And Other Random BCA Products

I’ve thought a lot about retailers who create charity products to aid crises or support foundations, and I honestly can’t decide whether consumerism and charity—both for shoppers and retailers—is a good or bad thing. When a company sells a product that benefits charity, are they genuine in their desire to help? Or are they looking…

Leonora Epstein / October 7, 2010

Debate This: Are You Obligated To Hang Out With Your Significant Others’ Friends?

Let’s say you’re dating a guy and things are going great with one small exception — he has a friend you absolutely can’t stand. There could be a multitude of reasons you don’t like this person; maybe he makes nasty sexist or racist or homophobic remarks all the time and being around him just make…

Wendy Atterberry / September 17, 2010

Debate This: Should You Invite Your Ex To Your Wedding?

OMG, you guys. Katy Perry and Russell Brand have hit a bit of a snafu in planning their wedding. According to “sources,” Katy wants to invite her ex, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, to the wedding. Russell is like, “Hell no, girl.” What to do?! Luckily, we investigated this important issue a few months

Jill Martin / May 3, 2010

Debate This: Should You Have Sex Before Marriage Or Long-Term Commitment?

Dating, though full of ups and downs and highs and lows, is something that most of us do to find that special person who thinks you’re a lovely creature even after oral surgery, when your face is swollen and you’re drooling on the pillowcase every night for a week.  When dating leads to marriage, some…

Aubrey Villalobos / April 6, 2010

Debate This: Does Valentine’s Day Suck?

It doesn’t matter whether you have a significant other or not, there’s no avoiding Valentine’s Day’s red roses, candy hearts, sexy lingerie, or cheesy cards (about one billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, according to the Greeting Card Association). So we asked two writers whether they think the holiday is totally lame or

Catherine Strawn / February 8, 2010

Debate This: Should A Failed Relationship Ever Get A Reboot?

Watching the recently released Nancy Meyers flick “It’s Complicated” got me thinking: Wow, Meryl Streep has beautiful skin. It also got me thinking about the notion of a relationship reboot. Not to be confused with backsliding, where you ill-advisedly reconnect with a very recent ex after a breakup, the reboot presupposes that a goodly amount…

Lauren Gitlin / February 2, 2010

Debate This: Do You Like To Have Sex During Your Period?

Having sex while Aunt Flo is in town is definitely a love it or hate it situation — friends and fellow bloggers Twanna Hines and Desiree Moodie were on opposite sides of the fence on the subject and asked to argue their viewpoints for The Frisky. Read both of their extremely convincing arguments after the

Twanna Hines & Desiree Moodie / January 26, 2010

Debate This: Would You Donate Your Eggs For Cash?

All manner of experts are asserting that the wheels have come off our already craptacular economy and no imminent signs of an upturn are apparent. Massive layoffs across all sectors are forcing even the most resourceful among us to tighten belts and come up with innovative ways to earn extra scratch. Which is why it&#8217…

Lauren Gitlin / January 12, 2010

Debate This: Do Gays Make Better BFFs?

No one will dispute the importance of good girlfriends – they support your delusional hopes of one day being Mrs. Sam Kass, listen to you vent about your idiot boss and evil ex, and assure you that you haven’t gained an ounce despite that steady diet of french fries you’ve been adhering to, as a…

Lauren Gitlin / December 14, 2009

Debate This: Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater?

This debate ran on The Frisky a year ago. Given the Tiger Woods controversy, we’ve decided to re-run it, so that the readers we’ve gained since can chime in.

We’ve all heard some variation on the maxim “once a cheater, always a cheater.” In my personal experience, the decision to heed or not to…

Lauren Gitlin / December 10, 2009

Debate This: Should Guys Help Pay For Birth Control?

Until you decide to settle down and start making babies, you’re probably doing whatever you can to prevent the formation of zygotes. If you’re in a serious, long-term relationship, this can be costly — a 24-pack of Durex Extra Sensitive Lubricated Condoms costs about $20, and, depending on factors like insurance and brand, a pack

Catherine Strawn / December 3, 2009

Debate This: Sweaty Sex — Hotter Than Hell Or Totally Gross?

Lights on. Lights off. On the top. On the bottom. Cowgirl. Reverse cowgirl. Bra on. Bra off. Fondle the boobs. Fondle the boobs and you die. Yes, indeed, us ladies and our sexual preferences are complicated. But nothing divides ladies with lust in our hearts quite like the sweaty sex debate! I swear by rom…

Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2009

Debate This: Should We Laugh When Models Fall On The Runway?

We’ve debated topics of varying importance on The Frisky, for this installment of “Debate This,” we’re tackling a subject that is truly timely and serious. Should we — and that’s a royal “we” — laugh when models fall on the runway? This sparked a little heated debate during our morning meeting today, so I’ve asked…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2009

Debate This: Are Drugs That Get Rid Of Your Period Creepy?

With all the advances in technology and medical research, it’s about damned time someone discovered a way to minimize or eliminate that inconvenient monthly scourge we ladies call our period. Or so drugs like Seasonale and Lybrel, which advertise their ability to reduce or annihilate a monthly period (respectively) would have you believe. As anyone…

Lauren Gitlin / June 19, 2009

Debate This: Should You Out A Cheater?

By the time you hit your Saturn Return, the probability that you’ve been on the giving or receiving end of a romantic infidelity is about as high as your credit card debt. But what happens when you’re privy to the less than virtuous activities of a friend or acquaintance’s significant other? The moral conundrum of…

Lauren Gitlin / April 10, 2009

Debate This: Does Valentine’s Day Suck?

Oh Valentine’s Day. So loved. So hated. But it’s so cliche to assume that Valentine’s Day is loathed by lonely singles and celebrated with enthusiasm by blissfully in love couples. After the jump, a happy singleton defends Valentine’s Day, while an equally as content monogamist explains why she and her boyfriend have no interest i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2009

Debate This: Would You Exchange Sex For Money?

Last year marked a confluence of events both real (Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupre) and thinly fictionalized (Showtime’s “Secret Diary of A Call Girl”), that arguably made 2008 the Year of the Prostitute. A cache of articles glamorizing the oldest profession in recent months, combined with the economic tailspin, has put a question you might…

Lauren Gitlin / January 23, 2009

Debate This: Should You Live Together Before Marriage?

For many women, moving in with a serious boyfriend is not merely a stepping stone in the evolution of a relationship, it’s a practical way to both give the mundane realities of marriage a test-run and deal with the exorbitant expenses of modern living. When it comes to co-habiting with a significant other, we’ve come…

Lauren Gitlin / December 1, 2008