friendships

10 Toxic People You Absolutely Must Drop From Your Life In Your 20s

In an effort to keep you from being among the shut-ins (which for the record are one of my favorite categories of people) of the universe, there are some types of people who you could cut out right now. More »


You Can’t Take It With You: My Obsession With Moments Is Ruining Moments

You’ll find yourself exchanging false hope with every person you have a “moment” with, aggressively collecting phone numbers, and emails and FB profiles, explaining to the people who are constants in your life that so-and-so met you on the bus once four years ago, but now you chat on Twitter and you’re still trying to… More »


New Dating/Friendship App ‘Bro’ Transcends Stereotypes

 The app ‘Bro’  isn’t purely for sex. It’s open to men who want to form friendships with other men, men who want to date, men who want casual sex, and all the variations in between. … More »


9 People Who Are Not Your Friends

You don’t need this shit. More »


Make It Work: How To Get A Grip On Your Work-Life Balance

Working to live or living to work? More »


How To Travel In A Group Without Totally Losing Your Mind

Think about your 10 favorite friends. Now think about going on vacation with them. Sounds great, right? It can be! It can also be a roving, screaming, roiling nightmare. A friend who’s perfectly self-sufficient at home turns into a big cry baby. A guy who’s the life of the party turns into a raging 30-beer… More »


11 Unlikely Celebrity Duos

We can’t get over this photo of Fergie (Black Eyed Peas Fergs) shopping in Paris with Cher (as in the Cher). How did these two broads become friends, we wondered? And did they coordinate their outfits? Puzzling. We want to know more!

Their sudden and strange relationship inspired us to scrounge up other celebrity friendships… More »


20 Facebook Friend Dealbreakers

This past week, I unfriended an old friend from high school because he posted a really douchey comment on my Facebook page, and the whole debacle got me thinking about Facebook Friend Dealbreakers: those annoying/offensive/stupid things that always send us searching for the “unfriend” button. I polled the rest of the Frisky staff and we… More »


9 Reasons Why Having A Roommate Is Kind Of Awesome

Roommates get a bad rap. And often, for good reason. I’ve had some seriously insane ones. There was the girl who made everyone leave their socks outside and the guy who left an imprint of his balls on our bathroom floor where he powdered them every morning. He was fun! The four years I spent… More »


10 Unlikely Celebrity Duos

A couple of weeks ago, Kim Kardashian announced her desire to get right with God and start a Bible study group. We weren’t sure she would follow through, but it looks like she found a new friend on a similar spiritual path. LeAnn Rimes is more than happy to study scripture with Kim at the… More »


Childhood Frenemies: The Crappy Friends We Thought Were Awesome At The Time

Having a frenemy sucks. But at least there is some sort of unspoken agreement there—that you both acknowledge the sense of competition. The other night, some friends and I were talking about the concept of frenemies at a bar and I realized that I actually had my very first one in high school—only I had… More »


Things You Don’t Even Want To Tell Your BFF

Best friends talk about everything. There’s nothing you have to hide from your biffle. Dirty laundry and everything, your best friend will always be by your side.

…At least that’s what we always hear.

But there are some things that we just don’t want to talk about, even with our bestie. Some secrets… More »


Girl Talk: Why Do Girls Slut-Shame Each Other?

There’s that scene in “Mean Girls” where Tina Fey, exasperated by the high school antics, shouts, “You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” I had just graduated from high school when the movie came out and sitting in the… More »


What We Hate In Common

A new study found that mutual dislikes — rather than likes — help humans bond initially. “There’s something really powerful about the discovery of shared negative attitudes,” said Jennifer Bosson, the lead researcher on this study. She found that we tend to connect when we have a third entity to demean because it makes us… More »


Dear Wendy: “My Girlfriend Lets Her Friends Take Advantage Of Her”

I’ve been with my girlfriend for about two and a half years. The one problem I have is with my girlfriend’s friends and how they handle money. From everything I know, everyone is on pretty similar pay levels, but her friends always seem to be short on cash when they do stuff together. My girlfriend… More »


Dear Wendy: “My Guy Friend Wants To Sleep With Me”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three 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 guy friends… More »


Girl Talk: Why I Forgave My Friend For Stealing From Me

There I was in the grocery, pressing the ends of a cantaloupe and sniffing it, trying to decide if it was ripe. Across the produce section, I spotted my landlord. I waved, a normal courtesy I extended the two times a year I happened upon him in real life. He left his cart, and came… More »


Girl Talk: I Can’t Handle Too Much Female Energy

I am 25 years old with lots of girlfriends and a sizable collection of purses. Reunions with old pals usually involve squeals or hefty grins and, yes, cute bunnies make me go “aww.” For some girls, these moments of elated feminine energy are non-stop, but I can only take small doses.    

A former tomboy,… More »


Do You Have Strictly Platonic Cross-Sex Friends?

Can men and women be just friends? If you ask any Hollywood film producer, the answer is a resounding “no.” Hollywood’s magic formula for success seems to take seemingly platonic friends, and make them “suddenly realize” how in love they are. (See: “When Harry Met Sally” for proof.) But what about real life? Are platonic… More »


Girl Talk: Is The Computer Killing Our Close Friendships?

When it comes to my long-distance girlfriends, I know what it takes to keep those relationships tight despite the years and the miles apart: a willingness to pick up the phone. If we’re not having heart-to-hearts once in a while — say, every couple of months — then I’m not feeling like the connection is… More »


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