The Ex-NAACP chapter leader Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who posed as black for most of her life, is expecting a child, according to a recently deleted post from her private Instagram account.
On Tuesday, Dolezal appeared to announce her pregnancy through a vague-ass caption on a pic of bear cubs, claiming she… More »
I have an ongoing joke with two of my close friends, about a Tumblr we’re going to create called “I’m Disappointed in You.” It will include a variety of things people — most of whom we thought knew better — have done which lowered them in our esteem. Examples will include deliberately racist comments, fat… More »
There is only one Amelia McDonell-Parry on Planet Earth. Do a Google search for my name and the first page of results turn up links to my writing — much of it about sex and dating on The Frisky — as well as a highly ridiculous and random Google group discussion post claiming that I… More »
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I met my current boyfriend about 10 months… More »
Two days ago, I lied about having a boyfriend. I don’t do this, ever. This is one of those things I do not like to do. I do not want to feel like I have to lie about having a boyfriend to get out of an uncomfortable situation. Before I get to this story, here… More »
Despite our best efforts to dispel stigmas when it comes to sex, a new study published in the journal of Sex Roles found that men and women are still lying about their “number” just as much as they were a decade ago. Researchers found that, when hooked up to a lie detector, men reported fewer… More »
So Pinocchio wasn’t that far-fetched after all: The nose may not grow when we lie, but two Spanish scientists say it does get noticeably warmer. Using thermal imaging cameras on volunteers, Emilio Gómez Milán and Elvira Salazar López found that nose temperature changed depending on their mood, the Daily Mail reports. The reason: Part of… More »
Ah, women. So mysterious! So enigmatic! We have more layers than an onion. And men, poor, poor men. Left to figure us out all on their own. Sorry! We don’t mean to be confusing. We just are. While many of us strive to be honest, truthful, and forthright, we do not always tell the truth. That is the… More »
I know you will all be shocked to read this, but some people lie in their online dating profiles. Yes, it’s true. It turns out that when people who are lovelorn and insecure try to impress complete strangers into one measly little $13 cocktail to ascertain if they would mutually like to bump uglies, their… More »
Okay, so sometimes we fib a little bit when we’re dating a guy. Not about the big stuff — like our name or what we do for a living. It’s not that we mean to be dishonest, it’s just that our politeness, insecurity or desire to dazzle get in the way of the truth. And… More »
“Nothing’s wrong.” “It’s OK you forgot.” “I’m cool with you hitting up a strip club.” Lies. All lies.
If you have any inclination that something might be wrong, there probably is. It’s definitely not OK that you forgot, be it her birthday, or dinner plans with that couple you loathe, but especially her birthday. And strip clubs? *snorts* Good… More »
Men lie because the shortest distance between what they want and getting it is a rickety rope bridge swaying back and forth over a bottomless chasm that creaks when you put your foot on it. It is possible to inch across that bridge and get to the other side. But it’s more likely that the… More »
Ruh roh. Does that cute guy chatting you up at the bar have a wide face? According to scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, you might want to proceed with caution. They studied the facial features of business students and found a correlation between those with wider visages and willingness to do nasty behavior. Specifically,… More »
Some lies go off without a hitch, like the time I swore to my parents that the strange smell coming from my room was definitely incense. Sorry mom and dad! And then there are the other kinds of lies, the ones that go so terribly, terribly wrong they make you wish you could dig yourself… More »
A few months ago, I went on a date with a guy who online had described his employment as a lawyer. But on our date he revealed he hadn’t passed his bar exam, but he was still technically a lawyer for having finished law school. He was actually working as a chef in a restaurant. More »
My ex-fiancé made me cry on our first date.
Huddled together in my cramped Manhattan apartment, I learned that Michael graduated from UCLA, knew the lyrics to every Air Supply ballad, and had recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer for the second time. He brushed away my tears while citing his recurring symptoms and… More »
There are times it’s obvious when a man is lying. Like when he opens his mouth. Just kidding! We’re not that bitter (typically). But seriously, there are times in some relationships when you wonder if he really was at his buddy Jim’s house playing poker until 3:30 a.m. Or if that woman Mindy with the… More »
Eh, sure, lying excessively or about really important stuff isn’t cool, but fess up — we all tell a white lie or two every once and a while, sometimes because it’s genuinely better than telling the truth. Here are 25 things you really shouldn’t feel all that bad about lying about. … More »