dating and relationships

  1. Dating

    Could a man's dog reveal his hidden personality traits?

    The thing is, generally speaking, I don't like dogs. I know – insert gasp of disbelief here. Like tomatoes, I just never really...
  2. Dating

    When sex starts to feel like another item on our to-do list

    Recently a friend was venting to me about her husband's nonstop, daily hints about sex. She works, she's a college student and she...
  3. Dating

    An evening with sex toys

    When a friend invited me to a sex toy party, I thought, "Well, sex toys aren't really my thing, but free wine, tasty food and cheap...
  4. Dating

    Is there anything more awkward than the time and place of a first kiss?

    First dates are a mess — a big, huge, filthy, uncomfortable mess. Just give me a set of stirrups, a small, cold room and a hospital...
  5. Dating

    What guys really think about your hair

    If you have a big date this weekend and you're obsessing if you should wear your hair long, short, curly, straight, up or down, read...
  6. Dating

    This dating app lets men bribe you for a date

    Too ugly to get a date? Is your personality too obnoxious? Got more STDs than a randy pirate? Fear not. Carrot Dating will find you...
  7. Dating

    That confusing moment when your ex-boyfriend asks you out

    So I'm cruising along in my blissful single life, when an ex-boyfriend asked me out. He sucks at being in a relationship, but I like...
  8. Dating

    When your fear of losing him outweighs respect for yourself

    When your boyfriend does something douchey, what do you do? Do you a) rip him a new one and demand respect in an "or else" kind of...
  9. Breakups

    Does out of sight out of mind really work?

    Once upon a time, my boyfriend and I broke up. Afterward, I did what any self-respecting woman would do: I avoided him and...
  10. Dating

    The moment I knew it was time to start dating again

    If you are a regular reader of my column, you know that several months ago I placed myself in a dating timeout. Something happened...
  11. Marriage & Relationships

    High-tech underwear for him this Valentine's Day

    OK, so guys can't have as much fun with their skivvies as we can (you know, without looking too male prostitute-y), but the men's...
  12. Dating

    I think my crush might be gay

    I used to brag about how awesome my "gaydar" was — my ability to figure out if someone was gay or not. I don't do that anymore. I...
  13. Love & Relationships How-tos

    How to... read his signs and make the first move

    The dating scene is changing. More and more women are slapping down that credit card after meals. and nowadays ladies are asking the...
  14. Libido & Sexuality

    Weird things people do after an orgasm

    We all have quirky habits, but none quirkier than our post-sex reactions. From laughing to crying to everything in between, intimacy...
  15. Dating Tips

    Study helps explain why you're socially awkward

    Being socially awkward is the worst: There’s the stressful sweating, the avoidance of human contact and wanting to crawl into a...
  16. Dating

    My ex-husband’s mistress is a drunk: Why I still didn’t win

    When my ex told me after 20 years of marriage that there was someone else, all I heard about was how he wasn't happy and his affair...
  17. Dating

    A reformed "friends with benefits" naysayer

    When I first rejoined the dating community after 20 years of marriage, I was appalled by the "friends with benefits" idea that...
  18. Dating Tips

    How I dealt with my stage 5 clinger

    You know the one: he's good looking, funny, thoughtful... but the second you show any hint of being interested, bam! He goes bunny...
  19. Dating

    My brilliant solution to date better men

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    Meeting someone organically, falling head over heels in love with them and spending the rest of your life together has always been...
  20. Dating

    Holidays with your new guy don't have to be awkward

    If you're coming off a divorce and this is your first holiday season single, it can be an incredibly challenging time. If you've got...