Quit Trying to Make Anti-Valentine's Day Crap Happen

If there's anything more annoying than full-grown adults going out of their way to celebrate their spice-scant love on Valentine's Day, it's full-grown adults going out of their way to celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day. Really though, it's cool hang out with some single friends on February 14 if that's how you do, but… » 2/13/14 5:50pm 2/13/14 5:50pm

I'm a Gigolo and Here's a Secret: It's Not ALL About Sex

"Gigolo" isn't a job title. Many male escorts, including myself, will use the term "gigolo" in reference to our profession. More often than not, such use is the easiest way to clarify that our clients are women -– that we are heterosexual. Technically my profession is "escort," although I think the term… » 1/23/14 4:30pm 1/23/14 4:30pm

Man Hands Out Beautifully Designed Dating Cards to Women on the Street

Are you an open-minded woman who's ready to give things a try? Do you love to laugh/smile (maybe at the same time?) Do you have a high tolerance for grammar that will make your head feel like there are a thousand bees buzzing around in there, anxiously fighting for a way out? If so, then you may be lucky enough to… » 1/04/14 1:30pm 1/04/14 1:30pm

Valentine's Day Provisions For The Deeply Ambivalent

As we're all aware by now, the modern incarnation of Valentine's Day is nothing more than a consumer fabrication to get us to splash out on Godiva chocolate and a bouquet of Birds of Paradise for the person we hump on the regs. However, for those of us who are single, it can still be a crappy benchmark of the… » 2/09/13 2:30pm 2/09/13 2:30pm

Why Do We Suck at Taking Birth Control?

According to a new government report, American women, as a population, are not awesome at taking birth control. Okay, I'm not being fair — it's not American women in general who are bad, it's unmarried women who live with their significant others who are exceptionally not awesome at taking birth control. In fact, they… » 7/25/12 11:40am 7/25/12 11:40am

At the Very Least, Marriage Might Keep You From Becoming a Wretched…

Marriage must be pretty great, considering it's the goal of nearly everyone in every romantic comedy ever written. Except then sitcoms teach us that, in fact, marriage is a huge drag that only leads to a lifetime of bickering and misery. So, which is it? Well, kind of both, according to a new study. Researchers found… » 5/31/12 10:25am 5/31/12 10:25am

Work-Life Balance Isn't Just for Moms—All the Single Ladies Want It Too

There's the common perception that once women have children they suddenly look around at their careers and realize that it's meaningless compared to the joy they derive from spending time with their children. Or, even if they love their job, the demands of childcare mean there's just not as much time in the day for… » 5/23/12 11:50am 5/23/12 11:50am

Have You Always Wanted to Go on a Blind Date With A Celebrity?

Fox has just announced a new show called The Choice, which is basically The Voice meets The Bachelor meets The Dating Game. Eligible single celebrities will be seated in rotating chairs, with their backs turned to a single hopeful regular plebe. In other words, they won't see the person they're being set up with. » 5/03/12 2:45pm 5/03/12 2:45pm

Living Alone Does Not Make You a Weirdo… Or Does It?

The story about living alone in today's New York Times suggests that when your space is all yours, you get, well, strange: "The solo dweller is free to indulge his or her odder habits." That said, most of the so-called "Secret Single Behavior" in the story isn't really that bizarre. Reporter Steven Kurutz talks to… » 2/23/12 7:00pm 2/23/12 7:00pm

Brandy and Monica Finally Release a Follow-Up to 'The Boy Is Mine'


It really is the 90s all over again. Newt Gingrich is clinging to power, Madonna is a hit, and Brandy and Monica have a new single out. Say whaaat?! Yes, indeed. They've finally released a follow-up to their 1998 mega hit "The Boy Is Mine." Fourteen years is a long time between songs, but "It All Belongs To Me" was… » 2/06/12 9:45pm 2/06/12 9:45pm

Why Is It Okay to Ask Me Why I'm Single?

I'm a single 32-year-old woman with no kids. I'm going to pause for a second to let that sink in, and to let you think about the images and feelings that spring to mind when you hear that phrase. Pop culture would tell us that I am either: Standing in a leopard print dress at a bar saying extremely loudly, with a… » 2/02/12 2:00pm 2/02/12 2:00pm

Go Ahead and Live in Sin! Science Says It's Okay

There are plenty of nice reasons to get married, but increasingly the basic experience of being married doesn't seem all that different from simply living together without ever making it legal—or living in sin, as our grandmothers like to call it. Now there's some new research that proves that the line between… » 1/19/12 11:00am 1/19/12 11:00am

Nation Afflicted By Singledom, Only Half Of All Americans Are Married

Guys, it's time we had a talk. We've noticed that many of you haven't brought anyone home for the holidays in quite some time, and we just heard a troubling statistic: Fewer Americans are married than ever before! Apparently, times have changed, because now only 51% of all adults have tied the knot. Being single might… » 12/14/11 10:28pm 12/14/11 10:28pm