2013 getaways to plan with your girlfriends

Gather up a group of your girlfriends and head out of town to ring in the new year gal pal style. Here are some ideas on where to go. Read more

Want to set up your BFF? Matchmaking secrets

You’re in a great relationship, but your BFF (who is every shade of perfect) isn’t. What gives? Any man would be lucky to date her. So you decide you’re going to set her up. You want to do a good job because, well, she’s your BFF, obvs. So how do you become a great matchmaker? Well, you’ve come to the right place for tips. Here’s some insider knowledge.

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Is music a must during sex? Surprising facts!

Ketchup and French fries. Nutella and a spoon. Peas and carrots. Some things just go together. And music and sex are definitely two of those things. I’ve always thought there was something special about music that made it sexier than any other aphrodisiac out there. It’s better than soft candlelight. Better than a man’s cologne. Hell, sometimes I even think the right song can turn me on more than a shirtless guy himself. Read more

My favorite chick flicks for a night in with you, yourself and you

The holiday season is wonderful, and I’m especially into holiday cheer this year. But those weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve are full of activities, parties, socializing and thinking about other people. And while all of that stuff is clearly fun, it can be easy to forget about yourself during the holiday season. Now that it's over, take some much needed you time. I say go ahead and take a night (or two), curl up on your couch and watch some amazing chick flicks. Sounds great, right? Here are my favorite chick flicks right now, if you need some Netflix inspiration. Read more

Happy Wednesday: Surprise your boo with a Hump Day celebration

Ho hum. Now that the holidays are over and not everything is a countdown to Christmas, the days can seem a little blah, right? Especially Wednesdays, a.k.a. Hump Days. Last weekend is a memory. Next weekend is nowhere in sight. And New Girl isn’t even on. One thing that could make Wednesdays more special is if you use them as an opportunity to get romantic with your boo by surprising him with something great. You’ll have something to look forward to on Wednesday, and you’ll definitely turn his Hump Day frown upside down. So here are some surprises to kick your midweek blues to the curb. Read more

Easy ways to make a bad impression on a first date

A first date is full of such opportunity. An opportunity to meet someone new. An opportunity to fall in love. An opportunity to make a bad impression. Really, that’s what makes first dates so stressful — the idea that you could ruin something great by doing something super small, but super terrible. Even though dating is my business, I still get nervous for first dates for this very reason. But the truth is, that as long as you’re being yourself, there’s very little that can go wrong. Just avoid these few small things that can totally make a bad first impression. Read more