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Nov 15, 2012

On Having Sex With and Without Strings Attached [Dear DBN]

It’s just sex, right? Ha, wrong! Sex is an emotional minefield. You can cross it successfully, but you better be careful. This week, I tackle some of the complications of getting laid outside of an agreed upon arrangement.

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Apr 6, 2012

Are Pretty People More Privileged? [Diary of the Undateable]

A girl that I know got an awesome, highly coveted summer position at a magazine – a magazine that I’ve always admired. Though I already have a really great internship secured, I still lamented my feelings to a friend over the phone. “What made her application stronger?” I wondered aloud. Then my friend asked me the unexpected…“Is she a really pretty girl?"

Mar 16, 2012

Diary of the Undateable: My Inner Green-Eyed Monster

Last summer, I was at an amusement park with one of my closest pals. Anytime we stopped to play a game or ride something, she’d get chatted up and I’d be left standing, looking stupid. It’s not her fault, but it’s soooo embarrassing…and a little hurtful, honestly.

Apr 22, 2011

Friday Faves: The Things We’ll Do For A Man….

When it comes to wooing the opposite sex, men have it easy. As far as I know, they approach you and whip out the pick-up line. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Women on the other hand, play a whole different game. Sometimes it seems as if our entire existence is based on impressing a guy. And it's exhausting.

Apr 26, 2010

The Things We’ll Do For A Man….

When it comes to wooing the opposite sex, men have it easy. As far as I know, they approach you and whip out the pick-up line. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Women on the other hand, play a whole different game. Sometimes it seems as if our entire existence is based on impressing a guy. And it's exhausting.

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Apr 11, 2010

5 Things I Wish I Knew About The LDR

Now that I’m in an LDR (my first EVER), I wish someone had taken me aside and told me some things. Knowing what to expect would have made this giant change a whole lot easier on me, on my sanity and on my relationship. So that's what I’m going to do for all of you ladies, right now. Here are five things you should know before entering a long distance relationship that I have discovered in my experience so far.

Ask A Dude: Is He Hiding Something?

Dear Dude, I have a new boyfriend and things are awesome, but there's a problem. Let me preface this by saying I tend to be the problem in my relationships because even though I've never been cheated on or truly hurt, I still have a problem trusting guys for some reason.

Mar 17, 2010

Coupled. With Guy Friends

Growing up I was always a tomboy. I never wore anything remotely girly, played sports, and even had short hair (though that one was totally my mom's doing). So it came as no surprise that the majority of my closest friends were of the male variety.

Eight Ways to Ruin a Good Relationship

Brace yourself, ladies: We are now entering Break up Season. According to a study released in 2007 by Yahoo!, this little span of time between the December holidays and Valentine's Day happens to be the period when most couples head to Splitsville. (Geez - Is it really that bad to have to buy someone some roses?!)

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Sep 8, 2009

When You’re Not the Only One

I had the perfect relationship. We met in my junior year of high school, and continued to date for the next year. While I had already lost my virginity prior to meeting my high school sweetheart, he had not (as far as I knew). During the first couple weeks of our relationship, I avoided the topic of virginity like the plague, as I didn't want to rehash my embarrassing and somewhat regretted first time.

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Jul 22, 2009

Bad Advice Men Get: The Homewrecker

This week's article lists a number of reasons why women are (supposedly) attracted to taken men. Let's see what they have to say...

Jul 11, 2009

Dealing With a Stage Five Clinger

Hanging out with someone new is always exciting. I absolutely thrive off those first few weeks of a budding relationship when all I can think about is the other person and wonder if he’s thinking about me, too. I love anxiously waiting for that phone call or text message after the first date that seals the deal that you two might have a future together

Jun 10, 2009

Bad Advice Men Get: Phase Out the Best Friend

The article lists a number of steps to help the reader deal when the girl he is dating has a close male friend. The first few sound OK: don't express jealousy, meet the best friend, be nice to her best friend, find out their history, etc. The steps all seem pretty normal and natural in any relationship, but don't be fooled.

Jun 1, 2009

MTV’s True Life: Six Best Episodes Ever

I don’t know what it is about MTV, but I am addicted. Those crafty little sons of b*tches in Times Square know their target audience. They have me – and everyone else in the 12-30 age bracket – convinced that what we should really want to watch on TV are really attractive, dumb people saying really dumb (and totally unscripted) things.

May 9, 2009

EXpectations: Your Boyfriend’s Ex is Also His Best Friend?

I’ve been dating this boy for about two months. He’s great, and so far things have been going really well. We spend a lot of time together without getting sick of each other, but haven’t meshed into a creepy and mushy single being like some couples are prone to. He makes me laugh, although it’s usually more at him than with him.

Apr 5, 2009

I Don’t Want a Boyfriend

I try and live by a "don't knock it till you try it" attitude. I've tried the relationship thing, so now I can knock it.

Mar 24, 2009

Is It Ever OK for a Guy to Be Jealous?

Most of the time I see jealous and overly possessive guys driving their girlfriends away. But, then again, if you don't act jealous at all, you look like you don't care. Sadly, I've seen women admit that it's nice to know that their guy is a little jealous or possessive of them.

Jan 24, 2009

If You’re Going to Read a Boy’s Email, Be Ready!

Suspicion and jealousy ruin a lot of relationships. And, thanks to the internet, we can ruin relationships as quickly as...

Jan 14, 2009

He Said/She Said: What Is Cheating?

I know what I think cheating is. You know what you think cheating is. But what do guys consider cheating?...

Jan 12, 2009

The City: Man Up

Well, it looks like Whitney didn’t need our advice after all. Seems like everything is perfect in her world. She’s...

Nov 18, 2008

Pillow Talk with Diana: “My Boyfriend is Bi!”

Q: I’ve been dating a great guy for a couple of months. When we started dating, he told me that...

Oct 21, 2008

Gossip Girl Recap: Let a New Game Begin.

Everyone was playing games in last night’s Gossip Girl episode, and the ending was juicier than a game-winning three-point shot...

Oct 6, 2008

Hooking Up With A Friend’s Ex-Crush – Where Do You Draw the Line?

We all know that it’s horribly wrong to hook up with your friend’s boyfriend. Or the guy she likes. Or...

Sep 17, 2008

Don’t Leave Me This Way: Being Jealous Of a Friend’s Luck in Love

A few nights ago, while staring idly at tiny print in a huge history book, I got a call from...

Aug 24, 2008

Surviving the Long Distance Relationship

I've been in an on and off relationship with this guy for eight years. Yes, we first started dating when I was about ten. That's a very long time, and we've been through a lot, including six month periods of not talking at all. Times where I was depressed and mopey and times where I was rebellious and happy.

Aug 13, 2008

He Said/She Said: Flirting With Someone Else

So you have this boyfriend and you are so totally smitten. He is smart, he treats you well and he...

Aug 6, 2008

Happy Loving Couples Have Problems, Too

You know those people that always seem to be in love? Annoying, right? But even more annoying, and frustrating, are...

Jul 30, 2008

Remember When a Blackberry Was Just Another Fruit?

I’m always a step behind on the latest phone trend. By the time I got a rotary phone in my...

May 11, 2008

Girl, Stop Ditching Me For Your Boyfriend!

I don’t mean to be a Single Sally Always A Bridesmaid Never A Bride Party Pooper here or anything, but...

Apr 7, 2008

I Hate Diablo Cody, or, My Struggles with NPD

Let me just start out by saying that I didn’t care for the movie Juno. It got progressively better towards...

Apr 1, 2008

Breaking Up With Your Best Friend

Knowing when to end a long term friendship can be more difficult than any of us would ever like to...

Mar 28, 2008

The Difference Between Sex and Love

When I was 15, I got my first boyfriend. We fell in love, had sex for about three months, and...

Feb 12, 2008

Checking Out the Scenery? Be Careful.

“There’s a really hot guy in my Shakespeare class,” my girlfriend informed her roommate and me during lunch the other...

Feb 3, 2008

Hooking up with a Friend’s Co-worker: Not the Best Idea

As if avoiding any sexual contact with my own co-workers wasn’t concern enough, now I’ve come to realize it’s best...

Nov 5, 2007

Jealousy 411

Jealousy is a bitch. You can’t deny that at times your blood starts to boil when you see another guy...