the frisky
If you like what you see, “smile” at the person through the app, and if it’s a match, you’re well on your way to love.
long term relationships
I get a little reflective and nostalgic when I think back on all we’ve been through and all the fun we’ve had. Here are 10 things I’ve learned — about relationships, life, and myself — in the past 10 years.
I'm the linguistic equivalent of discount buffet.

Apr 15, 2014 at 10:00am | 290 comments

We were best friends. You might say it was a brother-sister dynamic, except most brothers don’t spoon their sisters and kiss them on the mouth before bed.

Apr 13, 2014 at 11:00am | 34 comments

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We are not close at all so I worry that it would be very inappropriate and hurtful.
It's one thing to fall down in class, it's another thing entirely to CAUSE DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY WITH ONE'S BUTT.
A few months after my sister's suicide, I was planning to return home to NYC when my boyfriend called to tell me he was “sorry, but he couldn’t deal with my grief anymore.”
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Do I back off so she doesn't get annoyed and grade the rest of my work poorly this semester?

Apr 2, 2014 at 6:30pm | 145 comments

moving in
While you don't have to wear a vial of their blood around your neck or shave their initials in your pubic hair, it is important to at least mutually acknowledge that cohabitation is a big step in your relationship.
Ed and I are not entirely compatible shoppers.

Mar 31, 2014 at 12:30pm | 131 comments

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I have to be paid enough to keep us above the poverty level and keep me from losing my mind.
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My usual response would be calling her out on her racist and homophobic behavior- should I use this as an educational moment or just bow out of the event?
I was baffled that he wouldn't stand up for me. I don't know what a sibling bond is like, but I couldn't imagine allowing anyone in my life, no matter how close, treat him in a similar fashion.
I don't think we'd feel right about asking him to find other accommodations because he hasn't found a job yet, but I'm going bananas here.

Mar 25, 2014 at 6:30pm | 152 comments

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How do I tell him nicely that I don’t want him coming around (particularly with his cat) , calling me at 11 at night, expecting us to be BFF’s etc.
Instead of trying to show off what she knew, she just laid it all out there. She knew posting an ad on Craigslist was kind of strange, but her friends from school just didn’t fit into her life anymore.
online dating
My attention is currently far more focused on writing than finding an OkCupid date, but damn you motherf**kers make for some great writing material.
Sure, I was passionate and motivated, but I suspect I was also a little "scary."
I never feel like there is something I can’t address directly with my husband, so I’ve never gone elsewhere to work it out.
true friends
There are some days when I really only want to hang out with fat people. This is why.
Winifred Reilly sees couples giving these issues too much air time … and thinks we’d all be happier if we’d quit letting them dictate our behavior.