Recently, a reader emailed the Jezebel tips address with a highly relatable question. »
Breaking news: We’ve discovered why none of your relationships work out, and it’s not because the two of you didn’t really fit, or that either of you did anything to slowly diminish the goodwill you established early on by being selfish, lazy, or totally human in some other way. It’s because you were dating men… »
At what age are you allowed to stop doing bullshit things you no longer feel like doing with the excuse “I’m too old for this shit”? I often wondered in my twenties when I could take advantage of this exciting turn of phrase used by older people everywhere, along with wondering what specific types of shit I’d be able… »
Babies are sometimes delightful and hilarious and fun, sometimes more soul-crushingly boring than a conversation about landscaping materials. Join us as one man discovers this kaleidoscope of living for the very first time. »
When most of us think of the story of our relationships, we recall conversations, experiences, feelings. Artifacts, too—the ticket stubs, dried flowers, handwritten letters, Polaroids. If you could digitally archive an online version of it for a kind of scrapbook of your “story,” would you? Is anyone that masochistic?… »
It’s summer time, it’s hot as balls, and every woman on earth has been forced to revisit the annual question: Is it OK to wear less clothing even though you’re gross? This season gross could mean almost everything on your body, but for older women, the anxiety centers mostly around their upper arms. »
Men: What are they thinking? And where do they get off? More specifically, why do they always think you like them or want them when you don’t? And conversely, why don’t they know when you actually do like them, either? Join me as we keep chipping away at this riddle of the ages.
Due to tragic circumstances, Nicki Minaj is not currently a close, personal friend of mine. However, if she was, I would be dragging her to the closest margarita happy hour, sitting her beautiful ass down and serving her this real, harsh talk: Dump Meek Mill. »
Did you watch The Bachelorette? Me neither, but that won’t stop me from talking about it. Here, a cisgender ¯\_(ツ)_/¯sexual female person who has never watched the show asks a cisgender heterosexual male person who did watch the show, “What was it about this chick that 25 guys wanted to marry her?” »
If you’re trying to make a relationship last, you’re probably trying to guard against the big fuck-ups when you think about keeping things together—the secret flirtations, the secret major purchases, hell, the secret other families. But what if it turns out the big things don’t matter anywhere near as much as the… »
Of all the things you wish to align between you and your partner—values, procreative plans, a shared love for bad reality TV—perhaps debt should be higher on that list, particularly when research shows that money conflict tends to correlate with divorce. Have you ever asked yourself: How much debt is too much for love… »
If you’re engaged or soon to be married, you’re already deep in the receiving line for a slew of advice about throwing all in, sticking it out, never giving up, etc. Some of this advice will be good and some will be bad; the only thing you can know for sure is that the advice will be wholly indicative of the giver’s… »
It’s impossible to predict what will bother you most about a partner’s exes. The beauty of this exercise in testing your own self-esteem is that you often can’t know what’ll get you until the precise moment you discover one of them was a particularly talented artist, a manic pixie dream girl, or really good at… »
In news that could be an Onion headline if only the actual world weren’t so bent on punking us, a 47-year-old self described “happily married” man laments recent developments in his public appeal: He no longer turns the heads of women on the street. He seeks options. We can help.
Encouraging folks not to drink and drive is a good idea with many ways of implementation. You could make it harder to drink, you could make it harder to drive, you could make it easier to get home. Or, you could simply remind young men of the danger that they might fuck a girl who isn’t really that hot. That’s what… »
Everyone should absolutely try—if they want—to get out there and see the world, broaden the mind, expand ye olde horizons. But perhaps not everyone should talk about it after the fact, particularly if you’re just going to sound like a tone-deaf tryhard who desperately wants to appear cool/affluent/worldly. Don’t do… »
It’s summertime, and if you have a kid, you have to fill their time with something. Your first thought is probably to stick an iPad or Kindle in front of them because you can’t sing along to “Shake It Off” one more time without murdering someone—but the trouble is, the long arm of screen addiction is robbing our… »
Just when you finally got a handle on saying “sorry” so much, turns out there’s another detrimental phrase in your lexicon keeping you from being taken seriously as a woman: “Just.” As in, “Just checking in,” and “Just following up,” and “Just wondering if you’d decided.” A former Google exec says this “permission”… »
If you’ve ever been ghosted—your urgent pleas for contact suddenly ignored by a lover, or a prospective lover, or yes, even a friend—then you know the particular breed of torture, self-scrutiny, and turmoil the act summons. But how, we started wondering, does the ghoster feel?
Nearly everyone agrees that children need to learn the value of a dollar, but how many parents are willing to tell their children the exact dollar figure of their own income? Turns out, not that many—and the more affluent the parent, the less likely they are to disclose their income to their offspring. The reasons for… »