Woman Sick of 'Wearing the Pants' in Relationship Gets Schooled

Feminism is not just about lifting the oppressive veil of gender expectations off of women — it's also about loosening the necktie of expectation from men. Sometimes, it's women who need to be schooled in this matter, and who better to drop the glisteningly hard slab of Real than Heather Havrilesky at Ask Polly. » 10/26/14 2:15pm Sunday 2:15pm

Basic Engagement Ring Rules for Normal People

Debbie Lopez dumped Joseph Torres, but kept the engagement ring. He sued to get it back, but a judge ruled Lopez could keep it because Torres never "properly" proposed when he gifted Lopez the $10,000 ring. The one she wore on her left hand? On her ring finger? You know, like any old gift ring? » 10/24/14 5:00pm 10/24/14 5:00pm

Rich Lady Hates It When Poor Kids Trick-or-Treat In Her Neighborhood

Dear Prudence is often a cesspool of awful people needing awful advice for their awful problems. And then Prudence sometimes gives awful advice. This week, the advice is good, but the question? So awful you may want to take your laptop and throw it against the nearest wall. (I know I did, but Applecare doesn't cover… » 10/24/14 9:30am 10/24/14 9:30am

Is There Any Such Thing as a Dangerous Sex Position?

Do you ever wonder, when you are doing sex with someone, if the position you are in is dangerous? Recently, a site called Likes.com—which cannot be taken seriously under any circumstances—did us the service of informing us about some of these dangerous positions. And they're not particularly obscure ones, like… » 10/14/14 4:30pm 10/14/14 4:30pm

Man Whose Wife Is Too Scared to Blow Him Begs for Advice

Oral copulation is not for everyone. Some people love it (like one date I had who told me he just wanted to "slurp on dicks all day" while we were sitting in the middle of a casual dining establishment) and some, like the wife who refuses even after her husband promised never to come in her mouth, don't. And people… » 10/06/14 6:40pm 10/06/14 6:40pm

How to Tell if Having Kids Will Ruin Your Marriage

I don't know if you've heard, but having kids will destroy your marriage. It used to be just because kids are terrible, but now it's allegedly because everyone is so obsessed with their children. But I say neither of these things will destroy your marriage automatically. Allow me to present a more reasonable way to… » 10/05/14 2:15pm 10/05/14 2:15pm

Seven Valuable Pieces of Advice Just for Teenage Girls

There comes a day when you realise you cannot continue as the child you are now — fashioned in an unfashionable decade by your poor parents, and at a time when they were inadvisably discombobulated by Caesarian stitches, fundamental disagreements with their own parents, retrospectively laughable hair-cuts, and utter… » 9/23/14 5:30pm 9/23/14 5:30pm

Don't Date Up, Don't Date Down. Date Equal.

The whole idea of dating down or up is horrific. For one, it's a terrible thing to say about someone else's relationship. You don't know what works! One woman's loser is another woman's godsend who just so happens to be going through a rough patch. And yet, it's an insightful corollary for how we measure men and women. » 9/23/14 3:30pm 9/23/14 3:30pm

Over 22 Years Old? Men Find You Less and Less Attractive Every Day.

Fact: Over age 22, you're all dried up. Last week's bagels, yesterday's baguette. So says the data on what men really want when they are at home alone under the covers hiding from complex interactions. And you know data doesn't lie, just as you know that analogies comparing your worth to bread products are apt and… » 9/17/14 11:10am 9/17/14 11:10am

What Former Sluts Tell Their Daughters About Sex

You're a mom. You've had a daughter. You want to tell her the truth about sex. You yourself were "promiscuous" back in the day (or maybe still are, whatever that means). What to do? So inquired a recent online thread that highlights some interesting ideas about how we talk to girls about sexuality, including our own. » 9/15/14 4:00pm 9/15/14 4:00pm

​How to Get Over an Ex By Obsessing About Them Even More

Conventional wisdom usually instructs jilted lovers to do anything but fixate on their ex: Get busy, volunteer, sleep around, move to Finland. But what if instead you were encouraged to (anonymously) dive deep into the rabbit hole of your pain and — get this — stay as long as it takes? Now you can. » 9/12/14 1:20pm 9/12/14 1:20pm