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No matter how well-intentioned I aimed to be, telling Kara that I had met someone else – and that I wasn’t all that interested to begin with – was painful. It always is. We had only been on one date, though, so it wasn’t a soap opera-worthy moment. In circumstances like this, I don’t think a one-date relationship warrants a break-up conversation, but she wanted answers. Fine.

Let’s NOT Be ‘Just Friends’


A few weeks back, I dove into the friend zone – both in the blog and probably, unbeknownst to me, in real life, too. I don’t know for sure, but history indicates I probably did. But did it have to be that way? Was there a moment in time where I could’ve steered it into more than friend zone if I had wanted to? Do I even have any control over that?

Does She Like Me?





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It’s over. Your relationship is finally finished. Sigh. You tried this time, too. Hell, you tried countless times. You didn’t quit on it. You endured every argument, every hurt feeling and then some. You fought each other and you fought for each other. But it wasn’t enough. And it hurts to say that – ‘It wasn’t enough.’ Your efforts, and the relationship itself, failed. Sound familiar?

Getting Over the Post Break-Up Blues


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He showed up on time, dressed well. Trendy cardigan and hipster shades, but enough unkempt facial scruff to make it seem like he wasn’t really trying. Well, it worked. You’re digging him – and you don’t even know where he’s taking you for dinner. Wait, he made reservations? Yeah, you’re definitely digging him. Tapas? Nice touch. You feel sexy eating all of this, and the red wine aroma smells like the Plaza del Sol itself. […]

Sex on the First Date – 1 of 2



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Friends with benefits: Two friends who have a sexual relationship without being emotionally involved. Typically two good friends who have casual sex without a monogamous relationship or any kind of commitment. – Source, Urban Dictionary. About a year and a half ago, a close friend of mine started on a ‘friends with benefits’ journey with a member of the female persuasion. A nice diversion from his ongoing chase of another girl, and an easy ‘go-to’ […]

Friends with Benefits – Does it Work?


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After each new year, February 14 is the first holiday to be celebrated by the masses. And screw Inauguration Day, because let’s face it – no one is buying up flowers and chocolates in Barack Obama’s honor. It’s not a real holiday in America unless we’re lighting up credit card scanners in the packed lines of our favorite retail chains. And what a great day it is; a monument of rose petals and empty calories […]

3 Ways for Singles to Celebrate Valentine’s Day


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Hey guys – if you’re intrigued by the idea of a smart, sexy girl who has a better sense of sarcasm than you do and has her act together, I’ve got something for you. And girls – if you’re intrigued by a woman with a quiver full of truth arrows and the accuracy of a trained assassin, I’ve got something for you, too. For the first time in a long time, this illustrious – err, […]

Why Men Should Stop Overthinking Their Opening Line



That girl you’re really attracted to, the one whom you readily made yourself available to just for some access, whom you now have feelings for? Yeah, she put you in the friend zone. And that guy you never looked at ‘like that’ but are now seeing in a different light once he stopped paying attention to you? Yeah, he put you in the friend zone, too.   Happens all the time. But guess what? It’s not […]

Moving Out of the Friend Zone