Love + Dating


December 5, 2011I’d like to think I became aware of my sexuality when I was in elementary school. I was young enough to not know what it was called, but old enough to realize I was different. I remember pretending that certain girls in my class were my girlfriends. Or when I played Barbies, every now and then, I’d have the two girls make out. But this was something I…
December 5, 2011 As a newly married woman, I can relate to those of you out there who are engaged. The excitement, the romance, the love. I’ll be honest: It’s also overwhelming and all consuming. Most of us have a romantic notion of engagement. After he slips that ring on your finger, you imagine pure bliss from then until you say “I do.” But along with the ring comes wedding…
November 22, 2011 So, you’ve won him over. Before I congratulate you, I’d like to remind you that the toughest is yet to come – winning over his parents, his siblings and their family pets. <Cue holiday music.> While you may have done a great job planning for the holidays by buying greeting cards and presents six months ahead of time, the invitation to meet his family is probably something…
November 22, 2011 Being a financial planner, I can spend all day and night talking about money, income taxes and the economy. My boyfriend on the other hand, while he has a great understanding of money, finances, and stays interested because he loves me, would rather not have 99% of our conversations focused around these topics.  With money issues still being the number one reason why couples end up in…
November 8, 2011Men and women sometimes speak different languages. So we’ve put together a list of things we think men should know. Might as well print this out…If your idea of a romantic first date is at your local Red Lobster, we're judging you for it.  No, we don't need a fancy 5 star $200 dollar meal.  At all.  But put a LITTLE creativity and effort into your restaurant of…
November 8, 2011There are hundreds of online dating sites in existence, with new ones popping up every day. It’s a billion-dollar industry, but is it really working? In this digital, high-tech world, can we really download love or are we wasting our time? I first created an account on a dating site about a year and a half ago. I had just graduated from college and moved out to Los…
October 24, 2011When I met Jamal he was coming out of Rite-Aid and I was on my way in. I know, I know... Rite-Aid is such a weird place to meet a guy. I was on my way to get birth control and he had probably just purchased some condoms.  But we met somewhere in between. He was an aspiring actor (which meant he didn’t have a job) but he…
October 24, 2011It’s 11pm on a Saturday night. You decided to keep it chill tonight. You had a couple vodka sodas with a twist of lime – to relax and get a slight buzz on before bedtime.  Hey, it's  been a long week and it's well-deserved.  You mixed it up with your roommate for a little while, ate a slice of pizza, went to bed and crashed hard.  Now your…
October 10. 2011Put an end to the “what do you wanna do” game. Suggest one of these locations for a date and surprise him with how fun you are. We asked a few good men, and here are the top 5 Dates He’ll Love:1. Gun Range-- "The gun range was a great date. I was simultaneously fearful yet turned on at the way she handled a gun.  Nothing like a…
October 10, 2011He’s suave, has a great sense of humor, and is oh-so-sexy. You just met and your new love interest is very intriguing, but something about him makes you unsure of your next steps.  Society is saturated with love/relationship advice and everyone is apparently an expert on the subject. There are all sorts of psychological twists and turns that everyone takes you on while trying to explain how to…
September 26, 2011 So you found your Prince Charming. You have fun together, he treats you right, and he even shares your love of foreign films! OMG! You're in love! Things get serious quickly and the bright idea of moving in together comes up. You get along well and you're inseparable. Plus it's a recession, and you wouldn't mind consolidating expenses (and ditching your psycho roommate who eats up all…
September 26, 2011I know you, and I know you well. You’re a catch. You’re attractive, smart, and you know how to have a good time. But yet, you always show up to the birthday parties, backyard barbecues and group hang-outs by yourself. Oh, it’s not that bad, until the one friend you swore wouldn’t have a man before you did walks in hanging on someone’s arm. Or, some innocent clown…
September 12, 2011 At the dawn of human civilization, somewhere after the Big Bang and the Dinosaurs, there came to exist a breed of man so lascivious, so lecherous, and so damned opposed to commitment, that he threw sexual caution and propriety to the wind in favor of a lifestyle of perennial seed-spreading. While the rest of the Neanderthals were playing house, settling into domestic routines with their cave-wives and…
September 12, 2011There's so much anxiety that surrounds a first date.  Will I like him? Will he like me? Will he be The One?  At the very least, you hope you don’t end up stuck in awkward silence hell for three hours. Although you never know how a date will ultimately turn out, there are some crucial preparations before--and necessary actions during-- your date to turn it into a successful…
August 24, 2011 It must suck to be poor and in love. While most young couples are freaking out about racking up debt and scraping together pennies for their weddings, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting theirs paid for by airing it on TV and selling exclusive photos to magazines.  Making money on your own wedding?  Yes indeed, my friend.   Kim has already made her mark as somewhat of…
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