All posts tagged: Love

What’s A Girl To Do?

You like us skinny but we’re rewarded with cheer and a heart-to-heart pat on the back (and possibly other places) when we partake in your little weekly game of all-you-can-eat buffet of sorts. You claim to love au naturel but you, although perhaps in your mind, whistle when a 6-foot bombshell sashays along. And here we are looking down, gawkily wiping off crumbs off of our Bolognese sauce-afflicted face. Your bushy pits are a sure sign of your bona fide masculinity, while two wee stray strands of hair on our axilla would promptly activate a jesus-christ-that-is-distasteful-haven’t-you-heard-of-a-shaver-are-you-some-sort-of-gorilla reaction. Same goes for legs. While no-shave November or whatever gives you more time to contemplate on life and all, such a month exists not in our calendar. When we make attempts to talk to the cute guy at the bar, we are sluts. All night you’ve been brushing arms and elbows with eleven other girls you just met, and you are somehow a hero. You are the man. You beef about having to wait around for us so …

10 Reasons Why You Are Still Single (Part 2)

In our last post 10 Reasons Why You Are Still Single (Part 1), we had a few thoughts. And do we have more to say! Here are 10 more coming your way. 1. You’d rather feel alone than overcome your shyness. You want to belong, but you’re terrified of rejection. You see the social arena as a deep dark sea of dragonroachsharks that will bite you as soon as they sense the slightest hint of awkwardness or shyness. You are at a party in a room full of bright and beautiful people, and all you want to do is go home and tuck yourself under the duvet. You haven’t quite mastered the idea of “being in the moment.” 2. You don’t take things easy. Basically you allow yourself to be a doormat. At one point, some guy lends you a little bit of attention and you’re all over him like he is the pepperoni to your pizza or the meatball to your spaghetti. After two dates, he decides he’s not so into you after all. But …

10 Reasons Why You Are Still Single (Part 1)

Being single is a very normal thing. We have all been there at one point or another. It’s plenty common. Like having brown eyes. Or knowing how to blink with one eye. Neither bad nor good, right nor wrong, it just is. But for those who may be desperately pondering their state of singleness – if it’s attributed to a lousy personality, frightening laugh, or braces – we have several ideas that you may or may not have thought of. Having a partner or being “taken” isn’t a superior state. It is exactly what it is: a status. Like everything else in life, its shape and form may evolve, change, or even cease to exist over time. So while you wish you could just tap your heels and the love of your life will just magically appear, you’re better off making the most of your singleness. While doing so, notice the things you do that may be contributing to your continued celibacy. 1. You are around the same people all the time. And chances are …

How Dating Someone Who Brings out the Worst in You Can Be a Good Thing

I don’t believe in dating just anyone and everyone that comes your way. Or worse, dating unkind, selfish douchebags, intentionally. But as with any relationship, we take risks, some more calculated than others. They say to date someone who brings out the best in you. Yes, I don’t think anyone would disagree. Except, finding someone, that one person, who could do that in your life can feel like digging for a needle in a haystack. Which is why dating is a trial and error period in which both partners learn to cope, live, and laugh with each other and see where the relationship takes them. So how can dating someone who brings out the worst in you be a good thing, ever? Okay, please keep in mind when I say “worst” I don’t mean that dating this person leads you to doing drugs or committing crimes and that either of that is a good thing. What I mean is, in your relationship with this person, it isn’t sunshine and butterflies every single day. Or grilled …

14 Things That Are Okay To Fight About In A Relationship

We love the people close to us. But let’s be real, sometimes they drive us crazy. And we drive them equally crazy. But no honest relationship is without at least some bickering or pie-throwing-at-face (just kidding, we hope). Unless of course you are Barbie and Ken or Snow White and Prince Charming. But hey, quarrels aren’t always a bad thing. They help us see the good and bad, enable us to get to know each other better, and hopefully bring us closer together. The good new is, there are certain things that are absolutely okay to fight about! From deciding which channel to watch to which ice cream flavors to choose, we think these 14 things are worth a little wrangling over. And just in time for the long-anticipated (or dreaded) V-day, share this list with a loved one, and while you’re at it, pick on them. So, let the battles begin! 1. Who Gets To Do The Dishes. The person who prepares the meal should never be subjected to dish-washing. So if you didn’t cook …

10 Tips for Guys Who Are Planning to Propose

I recently got engaged. The proposal came as a complete surprise. I did not see it coming. At all. It was strange (in the best possible way). Surreal. Tickling. And it was perfect. I kept playing it in my head over and over. It was like a dream come true, except I never dreamt that dream. The feeling wasn’t comparable to anything else really. Seeing it happen to other people, normal. But to myself? Not so normal. But it was special, as it should be. In any case, I said yes! And I wanted to share some things that my fiancé thoughtfully executed. Hopefully it’ll serve some of you out there who are planning to propose soon in creating your version of the perfect proposal. Best of luck!  1. Plan ahead. We all love spontaneity. Or at least we love the idea of spontaneity. But some things require basic planning. We’re not asking you to memorize Shakespeare word for word (although that could be good). But planning for the basics—day, venue, ring (doh!), photographer—should lead you in the …

22 Life Lessons Learned from Dr. Mindy Lahiri

We’ve been waiting and lingering. We’ve been nothing short of devoted and loyal. We’ve also been extremely patient, considering our life has been put on hold for the last few months in anticipation of what has served as our source of wisdom, sageness, and basically daily bread. And now our reward has finally arrived! To usher in Season 3 of The Mindy Project, we want to do a little recap slash make a little trip down memory lane to revisit and relive past adventures, to see just how far our favorite Mindy has come…or maybe not. But either way, we love her for her quick wit, fun wardrobe, and monstrous appetite, and not to mention her perfect apartment. For a little diversion and to fill you up with solid sagacity (after all, you are taking advice from a DOCTOR, and for free!), here are 22 life lessons we can learn from her: 1. Being brutally honest and not feeling bad about it. 2. There’s no shame in loving what the rest of the world loves. 3. It’s smart to plan your own …

8 Lessons We Learn from Our First Love

It’s the best feeling you’ve ever had, and possibly also the worst. One way or another, our first love has taught us lessons we would be wise to remember—moments we want to relive, habits we want to cultivate, and mistakes we want to avoid. Perhaps you’ve married your first love. Or likely, it has become a sporadic memory—part of which you want to reminisce, and another you have chosen to forget. Here’s what our first love can teach us. What has yours taught you? It’s important to be a diplomat. You have something to say. You want to say it, preferably in a way that won’t offend the other person. There’s always a way to put something (negative) in such a way it doesn’t sound rough or rude. Even, say, you come home to find that the dog he was supposed to babysit for barely an hour has turned your white couch into its toilet and ripped through your Pradas and Guccis. Let’s hope it’s not something that dramatic. Don’t mistake being a diplomat with …

Out-of-the-Box Mixed Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Ideas

In a related recent post, we asked you whether you’d say Yes or No to the idea of a mixed bachelor and bachelorette party. Some of you said yes, some of you no. Either way, we still love you. Which is why we want to share with you our our-of-the-box ideas for what we think could be fun for you! Here’s some inspiration for a “Jack and Jills” party listed from mild/low-key/relaxing to a kinda adventurous and finally, won’t-be-up-for-breakfast-tomorrow. Note that these ideas are probably not your typical bachelor/ette parties, it’s time for something fresh anyhow–beyond (or in addition to) the whiskeys and hangovers. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good party with booze and all, but the more out-of-the-box your bachelor/ette party ideas are, the more memorable they will be for you and your soon-to-be-married friends. Who says your party has to be predictable? Or boring? Why do what everyone else is doing? Mild/Low-Key/Relaxing A Day at Sea – rent a boat for the day, have some food, swimming gear, and music. Movie Marathon – pick someone’s house to …

Mixed Bachelor/Bachelorette Party: Yes or No?

Marriage is a colossal commitment, and can give even the most committed brides- and grooms-to-be pre-wedding jitters aka cold feet. So just prior to undertaking this engagement, what’s the harm in having a little fun? Right? It may come as a surprise to many of us, but the tradition of bachelor parties dates back to the 5th Century B.C. during which Spartan soldiers would hold a dinner for the groom-to-be and make toasts on his behalf. Ever since, this trend is met with more and more and whoopee that sometimes the fun games end up in loss of control, accusations, breakups and heartbreaks. The 60s sexual revolution brought in a parallel trend: the bachelorette party. Traditionally what would be a bridal shower is now a party involving still the close friends, with the addition of booze and some stranger/entertainer male individuals, although many brides-to-be today choose to do both. Everyone loves a good party, don’t we all? Here’s a thought. How about going crazy together? Unless you’re trying (intentionally or not) to cross the line with …