• The Add-Me on Facebook Cop-Out

      The “Add Me on Facebook” cop-out is the great escape maneuver of our time; the politest “I’m not particularly interested but don’t want to be a dick”, or “not right now but maybe in a couple of weeks” response in existence. Is it lazy? Sure. Does it keep potentially very nice people at arm’s length? Absolutely. But when you’re single and looking (and occasionally doing more than just looking), you can’t just hand your phone number out like it’s a Domino’s coupon. The “Add Me on Facebook” cop-out is a carefully formulated form of discretion for the modern single woman. I guarantee that if Sex and the City were…

  • Valentine’s Day Anonymous Q+A

        A: What’s your favorite thing about me? T: I can’t name just one! I love how dedicated and committed you are, your sense of humor and the funny voices you make, how you’re always open to trying new things, as well as how caring and affectionate you are. You also rank up there with my mom for one of the most selfless people I know.   A: What’s the best aspect of our relationship to you? T: The best part of our relationship is having you to share my passions and happiness with, as well as the rough times with. I love trying new things with you, and…

  • Dating Sucks Ass

    We’re not gonna lie. The email attached to this glorious piece read a little something like this, “So I posted this on FB a while ago claiming I read it, but in reality I wrote it about a girl and was just too much of a puss to claim it as mine. But today is my 21st birthday and I’m kinda drunk so whatever. Here ya go. ” Mad props to this guy.   She was striking. She was poison. She was the ferocious whirlwind of discovery and chaos that threw me into the sky. She was serene. She was tenacious. She walked on sunbeams and had a voice that…

  • Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

    For some of you, sex may be a new thing you’re trying out lately, and that’s cool. But for those of you who have been at it for awhile, you probably know that sometimes it can get dull. So, in order to keep your sex spicy like your personality (yeah? yeah.), here’s some of my favorite tricks to use in the bedroom…or you know, wherever it happens. 1. Your first step towards a better sex life – watch some porn, read some erotica, check out some blogs (like this one, duh) or whatever you’re comfortable with in order to find some bedroom inspiration. An artist always gathers inspiration before just slappin’…

  • Love, Dating, and Other Things That Suck

      At almost every family gathering my aunts and uncles tell stories about how they met each other, about when they were dating, and about their wedding day.  Their stories seem so far removed from the way most people date now.  In their experiences it was always that they met, they liked each other, they were exclusive, and they eventually either got married or broke up. It’s so much more complicated now. We meet someone; we like them, but do they like us? We hangout, but are we dating? Are you seeing other people? Wait, do you still like me? Should I text you? Modern dating is one of the…

  • Valentine’s Gifts for US.

    Typically, in the U.S. we see Valentine’s as yet another holiday to buy your significant other a gift (as if birthdays, Christmas, and anniversaries weren’t enough). Most people even see it as a day where just girls expect gifts and romance and all that garb. It’s a holiday for your girlfriend, right? To celebrate how great she is? WRONG. It’s about the BOTH of you. So why not celebrate it in that fashion? Valentine’s shouldn’t be the largest teddy bear available or two dozen red roses with a cheesy heart shaped box of Walmart-grade chocolates. Instead, here are some fun ideas so that you can celebrate both of you in…

  • What Is Love? (Baby Don’t Hurt Me)

      Love, otherwise known as the infamous “L-Word” has been a mystery to me all of my life. Of course, I knew what it meant when I said I loved my parents or my friends…but what does it mean to love somebody? Somebody else. For me, it meant to love a guy. A guy I’m not related to, nor is he a life long friend that I’ve learned to love through shopping trips and sleepovers. He is just a guy. A guy I met that caught my attention. So, I’m sure some of you may have stopped reading by now, but I promise you this isn’t some sappy love story.…

  • Is He Into You?

        So you met this guy, right, and he’s hot and funny and smart and basically perfect. You’ve exchanged numbers, maybe hung out a few times, and now it has come to the worst part: trying to figure out if he actually likes you, or if he just wants to hit it and quit it. It took me awhile to master the art of reading minds, but it turns out that it’s not THAT hard (usually), so I’ve compiled a list of signs to look for, if you want to find out if your special guy is actually into you. 1. He’s taken you out on a date. A…

  • MYTHBUSTERS: Dating a European Man

    We’ve all dreamt about it: getting whisked away by a dreamy, well-dressed, heavy-accented European man and touring the continent together. Let’s face it, you’re reading this article right now because you have dreamt this fantasy at least once in your life. For many of us, Europe has been the dream getaway, filed away with exotic destinations, food, and people. After spending nearly a year in Europe, talking to a few friends with European boyfriends, and I myself dating a German for 6 months, it’s time to give you the lowdown about how your European fantasy will probably fare in reality.   1. Dating boys with accents is so romantic. MYTH.…

  • The “B” Word

    Boyfriend. It’s the name of a painfully awful Justin Bieber song, a style of jeans that I like to wear on the weekends, and, in my opinion, one of the most sickening, cringe-worthy words in the English language. Boyfriend. Ugh. Photo Source I can’t put my finger on why exactly I hate this word so much. It could be the b-word’s heteronormative connotation  (I once read that straight allies should try to refer to significant others in gender-neutral terms such as ‘partner,’ but to me, that feels just as icky as “boyfriend”). Or, maybe, it’s the annoyingly clichéd girls at my school who will use any excuse to blab about…

  • Guys: 9 Signs That You’re In The Friend Zone

    Well, it happened again. I’m not exactly sure what brought it on this time, but whatever I did, it worked… in the wrong way. I sometimes wonder if it’s me being too polite, me caring too much about their feelings, or me just trying to be as chivalrous as possible. I would never want to make myself out to be the perfect guy, because that’s far from the truth. However, I try very hard to be different than the other guys that are my age. Needless to say, I was friend zoned again. I think I’ve actually lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard the phrase, “you are…

  • Diary Of A College Girl: What Is Waiting?

    As a child, I was always taught that sex was completely off limits for people who were not married. I couldn’t argue with that, because I was 6 years old, and what did I know about sex? As I got older, I started watching more Lifetime movies and saw The Notebook for the first time, and I saw that couples were having intercourse…but weren’t married. It actually made me really frustrated. It blew my mind; why were these people doing that? They’re not married!   As I progressed further into my teen years, I lost the braces and glasses, and started getting boyfriends. I started dating this one guy, let’s name…

  • Love Me Tinder?

    It has finally happened, and desperation has set in. If you haven’t heard about it, you most likely will, but what I’m speaking of is a new app for the iPhone called “Tinder.” In a nutshell, this app gives you the task of deciding whether prospective men or women in your area are, for lack of better words, hot or not. The idea is very simple really, and if done correctly, Tinder could give dating sites a run for their money. To give those of you who are unfamiliar with Tinder a better insight, the format of the app is set up so that you can see pictures of men…

  • Facebook Affection: A Rant

    Prepare yourselves, ladies and gentlemen, because I am about to rant your face off. Now, Valentine’s Day was a while ago, and on that fine day, your news feed was probably filled with unusually affectionate things. Of course, that is to be expected. However, then you come across the girl who writes things such as “Honestly, I don’t know what I would do without the best boyfriend in the world,” and “You make my days brighter and my heart feel like a butterfly in metamorphosis…blah blah blah.” You get the picture. Now, these kinds of comments are permissible on Valentine’s Day, but what pisses me off is the kind of…

  • Virtual Dating: Is It Normal?

         In our generation, it seems like everything is pretty much done online; paying the bills, shopping for the hottest styles, checking grades, and so on. So, based on the path that our generation is on, it only makes sense that the dating scene has also trickled over to the World Wide Web.   When dating first hit the web with accounts such as “E-Harmony” and “Match.com,” I was actually very skeptical, and even laughed at all of the people who began using the Internet to find a significant other. Recently, however, my opinions began to change. When my aunt decided to try it, not only did she meet…

  • Two Rules Every College Girl Breaks

    Two Rules Every College Girl Breaks Finding a boyfriend in college these days is pretty much like finding a Chanel bag at a discounted price; it just doesn’t happen. Now, granted, I’m speaking for the average college girl. The “I like to get drunk, hang with my friends, and I think I am a pretty attractive girl”. We all know the “I’m super involved in church girl” automatically gets wifed up in college after being here for maybe 30 seconds. But like, why is it so difficult for the rest of us? From a guy’s point of view, it’s pretty simple. For them, it’s college. This is the time for…