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MERRIme.com: Episode 14

When I’m having boy trouble, you know who I wish I could call? The twins from “Sister, Sister.” On this episode of “MERRIme.com,” Merri seeks advice from Tia and Tamera after a slip of the “L” word causes her to panic. Later, Stephen makes a move on a vulnerable but aggressive Merri. [MERRIme.com] Keep reading »

MERRIme.com: Episode 13

In episode 13 of “MERRIme.com,” Jess and Lindsay throw Merri a party that turns into more than a surprise. Merri learns her “lesson” after a master class from PleasurePreacher1. Um, something tells me Merri should have read our piece on online dating dealbreakers. [MERRIme.com]

With money tighter these days, more and more people are forced to go dutch, or simply not go on dates at all. F-that. MERRIme and The Frisky want to solve the problem and are willing to pick up the bill. Simply retweet the following — “RT @TheFrisky #MERRIme.com I want the $100 Date Fund http://su.pr/2aUaJw” — for your chance to win. We’ll send out two gift cards at the end of the week. Our dream though is that if we pick up the check, you’ll share the details. A simple email explaining how your date went will do. Here’s hoping you have more luck than Merri. Go here for the official rules. Contest goes from September 19 – 25, 2009. Keep reading »

MERRIme.com: Episode 12


When you’re on a date with a guy and he gets up and disappears into the bathroom for an extended period of time, what do you assume he’s up to? Does it even matter? Isn’t an epic bathroom trip a dealbreaker in the initial stages of dating anyway? On this episode of “MERRIme.com,” Merri tries to find a way to break up with Ethan after he disappears into the loo for a little too long. [MERRIme.com] Keep reading »

Q&A: Comedian And Author Aaron Karo Takes Us Inside The Eternal Bachelor’s Mind

Stand-up comedian and author Aaron Karo rose to fame as a college freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, where he began writing down what he called “Ruminations,” small observations about the universal truths of college: the dorm rooms, the friends, the food, the classes, the beer pong … and the women. (A sample “rumination” from September 2000: “You know what a great moment in college life is? Those two seconds. The two seconds when you first wake up at 3 p.m. after a hard night of partying. Because in those first two seconds you haven’t yet remembered that last night you threw up on your floor, punched a cop, and hooked up with an ugly chick. Savor those two seconds as best you can.”) One email to his close friends was forwarded to their friends, and to their friends. What started as a funny late-night email grew to an email newsletter, which grew to a stand-up comedy career, which grew to three published books. Keep reading »

Q&A: Author Michelle Maisto Proves A Vegetarian And A Meat Lover Can Live Happily Ever After

Food is an essential for life, of course, but it’s also a vital component of relationships. Without food, what would we do on dates? There would be no candlelit dinners, and no romantic champagne and strawberries or other supposedly aphrodisiac combos. In her new book The Gastronomy of Marriage, Michelle Maisto explores what happens in the food department after the dating stage is over, recounting the year before she and her fiancé, Rich, got married, and what they ate.

Both Michelle and Rich love a delicious meal, and they initially shared cooking duties when they moved in together; neither wanted to live according to dated rules dictating gender roles. But as Rich worked more to earn money for the wedding, Michelle volunteered to do his share, creating a more traditional division of work at home. So, did they go back to co-chefs after they got married? And how can a vegetarian and a meat-eater dine in harmony? We spoke with Michelle via email about food and marriage. Keep reading »

MERRIme.com: Episode 11

In episode 11 of “MERRIme.com,” after dinner with Mac and his boyfriend Christian, Merri realizes that Drew is just a “friend” and Patrick is much, much more. Has that happened to you before? Where you’ve woken up one day and realized you had feelings for someone you never thought you would? Keep reading »

MERRIme.com: Episode 10


Something tells me that episode 10 of “MERRIme.com” is going to hit a little close to home for our Simcha. While on an “elegant” date with Gary, Merri learns that she shares more in common with Barbra Streisand than she thought. Oh girrrrrl, I can’t wait to see what happens next… [MERRIme.com] Keep reading »

MERRIme.com: Episode 9


Have you ever used competition as a way of flirting with someone you’re hot for? That’s what Merri’s up to. In the latest episode of “MERRIme.com,” she’s got her eye on Jeffrey and proposes a game of tennis. A little flirty competition can’t hurt, can it? Hmmm… [MERRIme.com] Keep reading »

Q&A: “Commencement” Author J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan’s debut novel, Commencement, takes place at Smith College, an all-women’s institution known for being home to the pearls and sweater-set types as well as radical lesbians. Following four unlikely friends through their years at school and beyond, the book balances the humor of ladies college life and the drama of post-grad confusion. It’s a delectable page turner, but, more importantly, touches on many issues that twenty-something women face today. We asked Sullivan about Commencement and what women can learn from being young and being together. Keep reading »

Q&A: Kaily Smith, Star & Creator Of “MERRIme.com”

By now you’ve seen eight episodes of the web comedy series “MERRIme.com,” — winner for Best Comedy at the ITVFest — and we hope you’re loving it as much as we are. “MERRIme.com”‘s protagonist is Merri Weisman, a twentysomething trust-fund baby who’s just been dumped by her fiancé. When her father orders her to find a job, pronto, Merri realizes that the key to her survival is not a career, but a man — via the crazy world of online dating. “MERRIme.com” was written by Kaily Smith (along with David Weidoff), a 26-year-old actress originally from Denver, Colorado. We chatted with Kaily about how she was able to put together an entire web series with a lot of hard work and a little help from her friends. Check out The Frisky’s exclusive interview, after the jump… Keep reading »

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