Posts tagged "honesty"

In 2015, I Will Be More Emotionally Honest

I don't like the concept of New Year's resolutions for the obvious reasons: they make us feel terrible about ourselves, they're unrealistic, they allow fitness/diet/beauty companies to encroach on our insecurity and suck the life out of us, and they imply that the only time you can change your life is when a new year…
By: Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015

Here’s What Happens When You Make An OKCupid Profile That’s Actually Honest

Let’s be real, honesty terrifies people — probably more than almost anything else. We like to fill our social interactions with surface-level conversations about how we're "doing just fine" and save the real stuff for a select few people we trust. Even then, it’s tempting to only confide deep feelings that reflect well on u…
By: Claire Hannum / October 16, 2013

Oops! A Checkout Error Scored My Friend Two Free Dresses!

This weekend, I went shopping with a friend of mine, doing what I do best, i.e. encouraging her to buy everything she looked cute in (and vice versa, although I didn't look cute in anything, SAD FACE). "You're so bad to shop with!" she exclaimed, holding a pile of clothes as we waited in line…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 24, 2012

Guy Talk: Learning To Be A Husband, Not A Son

Not so long ago, my wife and I were talking to a recently-divorced friend of ours. She’s younger than we are, in her early thirties, and as far as she’s concerned, she’s never tying the knot again. Not because of an objection to the institution, but because she’s convinced that most men marry for one…
By: Hugo Schwyzer / September 6, 2011

15 Times You Should Always Tell The Truth

Today is Tell The Truth Day and while we've covered — exhaustively, some might say — the top lies women tell men, men tell women, and we tell ourselves and our friends, there are certainly occasions when honesty truly is the best policy. After the jump, 15 times you…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 7, 2010

Girl Talk: Honesty — Did I Do It Wrong?

I consider myself to be a pretty honest person, save the occasional white lie -- "Oh yeah, I've read War & Peace. Thought-provoking!" However, I think telling the truth is not always easy and it doesn't necessarily work out how you'd like it to. The goal of telling the truth shouldn't be about relieving a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 2, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Should I Confess I Slept With My New Friend’s Guy?”

About a month ago, I had a one-night-stand with a guy I met through some friends. Soon after, I found out that he was actually casually dating a girl I met recently through some other mutual friends. I was interested in this dude following our one-night-stand but after finding out about him and this other…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 17, 2010

Guy Lied To Girlfriend About Graduating From College

You know how sometimes little white lies snowball out of control? It's usually when you say something dumb, like, "Oh, yeah, I watch "Gossip Girl."" Then the girl who sits next to you at work gives a play-by-play of each outfit the characters' wore every Tuesday morning and you just smile politely. But one ma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2009

Relationship Novice: Sexual History 101

Revealing the number of people you’ve fooled around with is a lot like calling your grandmother. It’s one of those things you feel like you should do, but you really don’t want to. Why? Because you know you’re going to have a loooooong, drawn out conversation that essentially makes you feel uncomfortable. Sorry, Grams, but…
By: Lindsay A. / February 15, 2008