Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Guilt Trip

Have you ever met a guy and on paper—he’s great. But in reality, you’re just not into it? And then you almost feel like something’s wrong with you for not liking him? Ugh, it’s the worst, and it happens to me all the time. The majority of my friends are in serious relationships or married (when did that happen?!), so I’ve quickly become the designated single person. I’m cool with it, for the most part. After all, it’s been almost four years now. Read more

5 Ways To Stay Healthy and Sexy This Winter

A temperatures nationwide are dropping, most of us are fighting the urge to hibernate on the couch with Netflix and pizza. Our inner monologue goes a little something like this: We'll work out after the holidays, it's simply too cold to go outside, nobody will notice if our bodies aren't as tight as they were in the spring--thanks, leggings and over-sized sweaters! There is one glaring problem with that kind of mentality. You'll know. You'll know that you're putting your health on hold for the holidays, and you'll definitely know when your skinny jeans are a bit too skinny. It doesn't feel good to let yourself go, even just for a season. Not feeling your best can take a serious toll on your confidence, which can have a direct effect on your dating success, more than your pants size ever could. Read more


Atlantans are inquisitive individuals. I don’t know if it’s our friendly, southern disposition that compels us to try and acquire someone’s life story upon initial meeting or what. But we’ll meet a complete stranger and by the end of the day, you’d swear we were BFF’s (or at least distant cousins) because we’ve accumulated so much information about one another. If we meet someone we’re interested in, multiply this by two! Yes, we ask a million and one questions, but do we ask the right ones? Read more

Why you should date offline (i.e. In the Real World)

People tend to treat dating as an either/or situation.  Either you’re dating online or you’re dating out in the real world, but you can’t have both. If you’re dating online, that’s your jam, and that’s what all of your time and effort goes into. After a while, online dating starts to feel like a full-time job. There are so many different sites and about 40 million daters to sift through. It’s overwhelming, to say the least. Read more

Location, Location, Location: Acceptable Times to be a Side-ist

Side-ist: [sahyd-ist] Noun. A person possessing, or thought to be possessing, a superior location in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Can pertain to borough, neighborhood, subway line, uptown/downtown and east/west: “She moved to Greenpoint and suddenly refused to meet us in Hell’s Kitchen for Happy Hour after work. I hate that she’s become such a side-ist.” When I first moved to the City, I was über mobile. I would meet anyone, anywhere, at any time. I was unemployed, living in Gramercy Park, and found I was making friends in every neighborhood in Manhattan, as well as in Astoria and all over Brooklyn. It was an adventure to explore my new city and saying “no” wasn’t an option. Read more

What if he doesn’t invite me home for the holidays?

Ah! The holidays are a cheerful time of celebrating and embracing the ones you love. CUE THE RECORD SCRATCH! Let’s get real. The holidays are a time of stress and pressure, especially for a new couple. The “will he, won’t he” back and forth of getting invited to his family’s home for the holidays can be overwhelming. It can suck all the joy out of the holidays and put a major damper on your relationship. So, here are some tips on how to approach a possible “non-vitation” back home with your boo during the holidays. Read more
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