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Posted On September 6, 2014By Allyson DarlingIn Dating For Women, Girlzone

Birds Do It, Bees Do It

Sex is one of those things.   One of those things that can be really good, really bad, unmistakably messy, emotionally entangling, seemingly life changing, and what you have before breakfast some days and after dinner others, like a cupcake.  And in your mid-twenties and outside of a relationship it is usually a combination of power, alcohol and nearly expired condoms that you’ve found in the kitchen drawer and that belonged to three roommates ago. Some of us were raised Catholic with the notion that the only option for our genitals was chastityRead More

Posted On September 3, 2014By Allison ShelbyIn Dating For Men, Dating For Women, Girlzone

Summer is Not the Only Fling Season

After reading an article in the local free paper about Summer flings, I started thinking about all of the different kinds of flings that exist. While the summer fling is the most common, there are plenty more that are not so often defined. The five most common flings are: the Summer fling, the vacation fling, the party fling, the work fling, and the class fling. While seeing them stated in these terms may feel awkward I’m sure we have all experienced or witnessed one of these five. The biggest, but oneRead More
Here is another one for you folks obsessed with the hookup culture. The word relationship has a definition in the dictionary, but it does not follow a specific mould in practice. Average relationships last three to five months, but is anyone taking into account the micro relationship? A one night stand is just that, a micro relationship. It is a much nicer way of putting what has become norm turned back taboo turned back norm and now I’m not even sure what it is. Within a matter of hours an entireRead More
The stories you are about to read are all 100% true. Names, locations, and other identifying characteristics have not been changed to protect the innocent. Namely, because the only innocent person in these scenarios is me.   10. Guy: “I’m not gonna bust inside you, I’m a nice Jewish boy.” Me: *Nopes the fuck out*   9. Guy mumbles something. Me: “What?” Guy: “I’m tired.” Then proceeds to roll over and pass tf out on top of me. In a twin bed. While I am struck with the undeniable andRead More
I’ve always found the concept of breaking up with someone both unsettling and sad. Whenever I hear of a friend or family member’s relationship coming to an end, I feel somewhat disappointed that another love has failed yet again. Coming from a family where my parents met and fell in love at 15, I grew up believing in the whole “fairy-tale” ending phenomenon. I just didn’t understand how if two people loved each other so much they could even fathom ending things. I think this is part of the reasonRead More

Posted On August 13, 2014By Allyson DarlingIn Dating For Women, Girlzone

Not Ok on OkCupid

Recent events have inspired me to web wander into the atrocious abyss that is OkCupid and create a profile. Recent events include but are not limited to: being the third wheel to friends and their brunch dates, realizing my sexual activity rate (0%), and watching my relatives celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in this state because they think I am a lesbian. Browsing, messaging and, essentially, applying on OkCupid is a combined concoction of a depletion of one’s soul and visionless hope. It is like applying for your dream jobRead More

Posted On August 13, 2014By Scott MuskaIn Miscellaneous, Ramblings

The Scott Brand Book: 30 Potential Taglines

A strange thing happened to me when I started working in marketing and advertising: I started to look at everything within the context of marketing and advertising. I wouldn’t say I’ve become obsessed with branding; it’s more like my eye for and appreciation of branding has bled from my work life into the rest of it, so that I can no longer discern the two. For the layman: a brand is a name or other feature that makes one product distinct from its competition. And a huge part of anyRead More

Posted On August 11, 2014By Kelsey DarlingIn Dating For Women, Girlzone

Why Did You Kiss Me: A Speculation of Motives

I keep a make-out list.  If our lips have ever touched then your name is on it, along with interesting characteristics and goals that I check off as I accomplish them.  I’ve managed to secure Romanian, pre-med, and older gentleman (30+ years old) check marks, but am still seeking redhead, in a wheelchair, and Harrison Ford. Though I keep a record of the Whos and Whats, I’ve never much considered the Whys.  Why did you kiss me?  What follows is my retrospective understanding of the reasoning behind some of theRead More

Posted On August 11, 2014By Natasha ArtwellIn Dating For Men, Dating For Women, Girlzone

It’s The Little Things That Count

I once met a wonderful couple at a wedding that had been married for nearly 50 years. When I asked them what the secret was to a long-lasting marriage, the wife paused, looked at me and said, “Alcohol.” It happens: We meet the person of our dreams, fall in love, wake up smiling and go to bed feeling perfect. We make a conscious effort with our appearance and stay up late talking on the phone. We shower each other with surprises and spontaneous adventures. We take our love into considerationRead More
1. White males are statistically wayyyyy more likely to be serial killers. Source.   2. If I go on a beach date with a white guy, I’ll have to stop my sea-frolicking every 30 minutes so he can put on sunscreen. Or worse, I’ll have to help him apply it on his back in those hard-to-reach places. I hate touching people’s backs.   3. My dad is white. I do not have daddy issues.   4. White guys listen to bands like Death Cab for Cutie and Panic! At theRead More

Posted On August 6, 2014By Rachel HarrisonIn Movies, The Scene

Dreamy Movie Boyfriends Who Would Suck In Real Life

Just as some men are better off on our TV screens, these fellas are definitely better off on the Silver Screen… Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings Relationship Status: It’s Complicated with Arwen Aragorn is a handsome Prince who is loyal and brave, not to mention he has a big sword and knows how to use it. But chances are all his brooding would get old fast. He’s constantly in mortal danger and like, yeah, it’s all for the greater good to save the world whatever, but can you imagine how stressful it’d beRead More
When getting to know someone, I wish it was casual to bring up the high school “21 questions” game. I know my friends and I played this often with guys/girls, so why can’t it still apply in the adult years? It’s a fun, easy and interesting way to get to know someone. Honestly, at a younger age the deepest questions were “how far have you gone with a girl/guy?” and now, you just ask the other what their preferences are (maybe). Take these questions into consideration when you’re texting someone, Tindering,Read More

Posted On August 2, 2014By The Bored MillennialIn Internet, The Scene

The Hot vs Crazy Matrix

This video should be considered and educational piece for guys to decide whether or not a girl will be “dateable.” Also, he clearly lays out how girls judge guys (money and hotness duh). The WASP of a man totally nailed it…I mean, every “Tiffany” I have met, was effing crazy. Please watch and take notes. (*note just jump to :53 when he starts doing the graph). Where my unicorns at?!  Read More
Independence while dating may be the most important part of your relationship. Now, I’m not a cynic. In fact, I believe that you should enter any relationship (be it friendship or more) with trust and an open mind. However, this does not mean you have to sacrifice your lifestyle before you met your new significant other. Creating a solid foundation for yourself is as important as the dating part. Here are some tips to keep your independence while dating:   1. Friends: It is so important to keep your friendsRead More

Posted On August 1, 2014By Rachel HarrisonIn Movies

Important Life Lessons from Classic Rom-Coms

Life is really easy. Especially when you’re either Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan.   My Best Friend’s Wedding You can still be a likable protagonist while trying to ruin people’s lives by lying, scheming, and messing with their relationships for your own selfish reasons.   Grease You can get guys to like you by dressing slutty and smoking cigarettes.   When Harry Met Sally You can’t actually just be friends with a man. On the bright side, if you’re secretly in love with your best friend it’ll work out greatRead More