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Family Affairs: How Not To Handle The Holiday Meet & Greet

There comes a time in every free-wheeling, fun-having relationship where a lady has to suck it up, buckle down and meet the people who spawned her beloved. Nine times out of ten, this happens around the holidays, and there is almost always a festive meal involved. The most wonderful time of the year? Yeah, right.

The first thing you need to do is get the skinny from your man. What are his parents like? Are they churchgoers? Recovering hippies? Military? You need to know what you’re up against. Though each set of parents is different (and once you throw in stepparents, you could be dealing with a couple sets), there are some universal things you should definitely not do if you want to make a good impression. Here are a few examples: Keep reading »

Quickies!: A New Name For Hot Guys With Beards

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  • Wendy Whitaker was deemed a sex offender 10 years ago for giving her 16-year-old boyfriend a blow job when she was 17. Now, she and her husband are being evicted from their home because it’s near a school. [College Candy]
  • A list of the seven most annoying people at Thanksgiving dinner. [Holy Taco]
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    Poll: Who Is It Most Important To Impress — Friends Or Family?

    Last night on Maxim Radio (Sirius 108), hosts Devore & Diana were talking about test dates and how meeting the friends and meeting the parents are the biggest examples of a person being tested in a new relationship. Then callers went back and forth about which was more important — impressing the parents, the siblings, or the friends. What do you think? Keep reading »

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