Ever sent a sexy text to your boyfriend… and then realized it was actually to your boss? Do you know your partner’s email password? Are you constantly checking your Blackberry—even when you’re on a date? Even if you’ve never experienced these tech troubles, it’s likely that you’ve encountered the intersection of technology and relationships—and maybe you’ve wondered how to set some rules for yourself and your partner. After the jump, 20 dos and don’ts when mixing love with the latest technology. What are your rules? Let us know in the comments. Keep reading »
I recently got a call from my best friend’s 18-year-old brother: “Uh hey, Leo, uh, so I like have this date with a girl, and it’s kind of my first date. And, my sister says you know the rules.” Oh no.
Did I know the rules? I wasn’t sure, but I did my best to answer his questions like could he kiss her (yes), and did he have to pay (yes).
I have certainly dated a lot over the past two years, and until recently thought I was fairly proficient in the subject. After recently coming out of a romance that left me devastated, I’ve reluctantly started dating again, but found my skills have suffered. Especially when last week, I was astonished to find myself on an excellent first rendez-vous. I wanted to contact him after, but felt “the rules” weighing over me that said I wasn’t allowed to. But this is the modern age! Women should do what they want. What if this one time is an exception? Maybe he’s expecting you to get in touch…
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Fine, I’ll level with you. After all, we’ve been through so much together. You’re like foreign exchange students to me. Not unlike sisters. But I wouldn’t feel gross if I “accidentally” walked in on you while you showered. TMI?
Chances are the reason he hasn’t called you back is because he doesn’t want to talk to you. Maybe he can’t talk to you. Maybe he’s fighting pirates, composing an opera, shampooing orphaned kittens.
If he hasn’t called you back, don’t hemorrhage. Don’t instant message your bestie to bitch and moan. I’ve observed many of you in the wild; bitching and moaning begats more bitching and moaning. A dude not calling you back will snowball into ridiculousness. The simplest, most reasonable answer is the right one. His phone could have been turned off, his grandmother could have died, he could have been hit by a truck and has amnesia. Simple, right? Keep reading »
Texting is a definite advantage in communication. You can tell people exactly what you want to say without actually speaking to them. You can send random photos to friends to make them laugh. And you can totally flirt with your guy or gal on the sly. But flirting is also a danger of texting, just look at all the trouble Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has gotten into. Keep reading »
Chace Crawford and Carrie Underwood were dating, until he realized he was gay (allegedly!!!) and dumped her via text message. How rude! Which got us thinking — have you ever been dumped or dumped someone via text message? Or have you maybe pulled some other shameless dating no-no using the power of SMS? If so, we’d love for you to head on over to our Twitter page, start following us (c’mon, it’s worth it!), and twitter us the dirty details of your nefarious text experience. Got that? [The Frisky on Twitter] Keep reading »