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Spice Up Your Relationship With This 30-Day Challenge

If you’re feeling stuck in a relationship rut, a little extra spice may be just what you and your significant other need. Once the honeymoon phase passes, it’s easy for the initial spark to flicker and fade a bit, but there are plenty of ways to keep the romance alive and kicking! This 30-day challenge… More »


How To Know Your Love Is Real: A Stock Photo Story In 10 Parts

This love story begins at sunset… … More »


5 Lessons Learned From Living With My BF

Moving in together is a big step. Does it make things better or worse? How soon is too soon? Does it lead to breakups — or worse, the D word? Well, a recent study shows that premarital cohabitation isn’t linked with divorce — at all. In fact, the research out of University of North Carolina, Greensboro shows… More »


14 Days Of Dating, Day 11: Create Your Own Movie Voiceovers

Cupid is a-comin’, and we’re counting down the days ‘til that fat, little cherub arrives. But until then, kick your relationship up a notch with these unique date ideas for you and your boo (or your friends…we don’t discriminate). A date a day, and your romance shall stay! More »


14 Days Of Dating, Day 6: Indulge In A Sexy Striptease (Win This! Lingerie + Coupon)

Cupid is a-comin’, and we’re counting down the days ‘til that fat, little cherub arrives. But until then, kick your relationship up a notch with these unique date ideas for you and your boo (or your friends…we don’t discriminate). A date a day, and your romance shall stay! More »


New App Can Tell You If You’re Going Out With A Sex Offender

If you’re an avid Tinder user or an OkCupid enthusiast, there’s a new app that can help protect you from the possible dangerous consequences of meeting up with people IRL. NameTag uses facial recognition software to give you all the details on a potential date– including whether or not they’re a registered sex offender. It’s basically… More »


Relationship Do Or Don’t: A TV In The Bedroom

When Nick and I moved, we sold our TV, and for the past couple months we’ve been toying with the idea of living a TV-free life. It was nice for awhile, but soon we realized we had turned into that special breed of hipster who says “I don’t watch TV,” but spends, like, six hours… More »


10 Simple Tips That Might Save Your Relationship

My boyfriend Nick and I recently made a new relationship rule: as soon as either of us feels any inkling of a bad mood coming on, we tell each other ASAP. Just a quick heads up, like, “Hey, I’m feeling a little irritable right now.” Announcing your bad mood before it causes a problem lets… More »


Online Dater Sues Match.com Because Her Date Tried To Kill Her

I think Mary Kay Beckman wins the award for the worst online date of all time. We complain about our online dates with weirdos and shitbirds (there have been a lot), but we’ve got nothing on her awful date. The 50-year-old real estate agent is suing Match.com for $10 million because her date tried toMore »


Dating Don’ts: How To Tell Dates From Non-Dates

So, I’ve still been thinking a lot about the New York Times’ assertion that courtship has kicked the bucket. I jotted down some thoughts about that. You can read them here. One point that the piece makes that I agree with is that lots of daters out there — men and women both — are… More »


4 Small Solutions To Big Relationship Problems

Whenever I tell people that I write about relationships, the first thing they want to know is the most commonly asked questions we receive. Next, of course, they want to know what my answers are to said questions. When it first started happening, I would get kind of nervous, especially if I was being put… More »


The DOs & DON’Ts Of Taking Your Girlfriend To A Strip Club

Contrary to what guys might think, there are many women out there who are not opposed to going to strip clubs … under the appropriate circumstances.

That time you got dragged to a strip club by your cokehead, college boyfriend and he made you stuff dollar bills in panties or that time your… More »


Idea I Wish I Had: A Website To Help You Decode Confusing Dude Messages

Have you ever gotten a text from a dude and had no idea how to respond? Like, something vague like “what’s up” or “thanks for last night” or “stop calling me, you’re creeping me out”? There’s a new website called He Texted that helps take the mystery out of dude messages. Girls post texts they’ve… More »


The 8 Most Love-Addled Tweets Between Aaron Paul And Lauren Parsekian

Depending on your mood and romantic history, you’ll either find the love story of “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul and his fiancee Lauren Parsekian to be hopelessly adorable or nauseatingly saccharine. During Paul’s Emmy acceptance speech Sunday night, he thanked his “beautiful, inspiring fiancée … Thank you so much for looking at me the way… More »


Brene Brown On Fighting The “Gremlins” Of Snark

“We judge in areas where we feel insecure, and we pick people who are doing worse than we are. I think when you hear someone snark at someone about something, that’s clear as day that person has some real shame around that issue. When I’m really on that judgment train I have to stop and… More »


Frisky Original Video: Almie Rose On How To Land An Older Man

You’ve always wondered what it might be like to get with that older, distinguished dude in your office, right? You’re all, “What was life like before the Internet?” And he’s all, “Shut up and help me boot up my computer.” You’re so clearly meant for each other, if only he could see it! Our friendMore »


Don’t Be “The A**hole In The Relationship”

Everybody’s got one: a friend who just won’t shut up about how awesome his or her partner is. If you’re single, there is no way you want to hear your friend prattle on about their special little flower of a relationship. Mikala Bierma and Emmy Blotnick know exactly what we’re talking about, which is why… More »


Astrology 101: Five Reasons To Break Up With Each Sign

So, last week we got all warm and fuzzy and gave you five reasons to date each sign. This week, let’s embrace our cynical side and discuss the traits and qualities that make each sign a total relationship nightmare. Which sign will flip out if you leave a dirty dish in the sink? Which sign… More »


The New Sex Goddess: Slutever Teaches “Dating 101″

Karley Sciortino is the lady behind the hilarious sex blog Slutever — and now she’s the new face of Vice’s sex vlog. In her debut episode, she attempts to uncover the secrets of successful dating by asking a few “experts” — including her mom, a love expert, a gay prostitute and a neuro-scientist. This isn’t necessarily… More »


To Date Or Not To Date A Man Who Sniffs Your Crotch Sweat?

Here’s a fun one for you. Let me say first: People never cease to impress me with their strangeness. This week, in Slate’s Dear Prudence column, a woman ponders whether or not she should date the guy at the gym who SNIFFED HER SWEATY BICYCLE SEAT. … More »


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