Oct 18th, 2008 | Misc Advice, Relationship Advice
While personal hygiene might be one of the most entertaining subjects to laugh about with your friends after a bad date, it becomes much more serious in the rare event that that date turns into a relationship. Sure, some people have no trouble at all telling their boyfriend or girlfriend that their breath smells or that they need a shower. But for most of us, these kinds of subjects are delicate indeed…and more than a little embarrassing.
Oct 4th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Misc Advice, Singles
Sometimes, socializing can be a sort of double-edged sword – especially if you're not naturally outgoing. You have to meet people in order to find a relationship…but you have to socialize outside your circle in order to meet new people. And we all know what "socializing outside your circle" looks like: too often, it looks like you standing on your own in a room full of chattering people, pretending to be fascinated by your gin and tonic. It looks a lot like being stranded.
Jul 18th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Misc Advice
The deeply passionate couple that chooses to be together against the wishes of everyone around them. The man who leaves everything in his life in order to chase after the love of a woman who has captured his heart. The passion, the intensity…the happily ever after, "love conquers all" ending. Nice, right?
Jul 12th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Attraction, Dating Advice, Misc Advice
Every time I hear this famous Harry Belafonte song, it makes me think about the importance of looks in romance:
"If you want to be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So from my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you!"
I always wondered if Belafonte was married, and if so, what his wife thought of that particular ditty! Because it seems like there’s nothing in the world worse than being considered unattractive by the opposite sex. But is that actually true? Are looks really so important? Or does personality have a greater effect on attraction in the long run?
Jul 10th, 2008 | Advice For Women, Misc Advice
I think women the world over should send the creators of Sex in the City a few million thank-you notes. No, not for making women think that we should all be able to spend $600 on a pair of shoes (I’m certainly not!). But for introducing characters like Samantha Jones, who look at sex the way a man does: as something they have a right to want, that they shouldn’t for a second be ashamed of.
May 5th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Misc Advice
As we all know, moms come in all shapes and sizes, from those expecting their first baby to those who are the matriarchs of large, extended families. And as varied as their statuses and ages, so too goes their unique tastes and styles. With all that to consider, it's no wonder why gift shopping for Mother's Day can be so difficult! Sure, IOU's or coupons for taking on chores or home made cards consisting of macaroni and tissue paper are fine for small children to concoct, but us adults need to step it up a notch!
Apr 23rd, 2008 | Misc Advice, Relationship Advice
When your special someone gets really sick, whether it's the flu or a trip to the hospital, it's important to provide a little more attention to your partner, even if you have a million things to do, or if the ailment in question honestly gives you the heebie geebies.
Mar 24th, 2008 | Misc Advice
Since the 50s, Americans have grown accustomed to moving away from home once they finished school and found a decent job, usually before they hit their 21st birthdays. However, I’ve been noticing a trend over the last few years that more and more people are opting to hang out with mom and dad longer and longer for a myriad of reasons – be it the astronomical student loan repayments, car loans, the lack of those aforementioned decent jobs or simply to save up for a down payment on a house. In fact, it isn’t all that rare anymore to hear about people who are still living at their childhood home into their late 20s and even 30s, and with what happened with the housing market, many people are finding themselves having to move back into their childhood bedrooms just to keep from being homeless. With all this in mind, should the rest of us who have moved onward and upward and have kept our heads above water look down upon the folks who haven’t?
Feb 19th, 2008 | Advice For Men, Advice For Women, Dating Advice, Misc Advice
Whether you’re getting ready for a first date, a hundredth with your life partner or a fun night out on the town with your friends, it’s always important to look your best. Of course, this doesn’t mean you need to abandon your personality or break the bank in the process, but a little sprucing up never hurt anyone! After all, you really do only get one chance to make a lasting first impression – with anyone you may run into. And yes, this is coming from someone who needs little reminders herself!