New year, new you, baby!
2008 was an exciting year for YourTango: we moved to a new URL and changed our name from Tangomag to YourTango (does this mean we got married?). Our staff also had an excellent year, with one wedding, one new baby and lots of sex (with other people... mostly).
In 2009 we resolve to continue publishing content that will make you guffaw, tear up, give you goose bumps and make you go "awww." And when we're not working (rarely!) we have personal lives, which occasionally involve relationships. Below, the YourTango staff's 2009 love and relationship New Year's resolutions.
In 2009 we resolve to...
- Reward myself for hours in the gym with a fabulous new wardrobe, lots of fun dates and mind-blowing sex this coming year.
- Invoke the "pair and a spare" principle into my soon-to-be very active dating life here in Manhattan.
Kristin Booker, Celeb Love blogger
- Stop going on pity dates with guys I'm so-so about. I'm going to grow some balls and say "no."
- Stop having rubberband relationships. If there was breakup it happened for a reason, absolutely no reason to revisit out of boredom.
- Stop going home with guys who listen to bad music. Red flag.
Melissa Noble, Love Buzz blogger
- Go to more concerts, take more trips, see more of our friends, and do more fun things with the one I love.
- Get my husband to play tennis regularly with me.
- Get insurance for my wedding ring—so I can start wearing it.
Andrea Miller, Founder and CEO
- Invite into my life more patience, more sleep and more time with my hubby.
- Tell all of my single girlfriends that finding a man begins with the little notion that you have a clue what you want. Saying you want a relationship is not enough; you have to "know" what you're after to attract it!
Melanie Gorman, Project Manager
- Love more.
Kevin Osgood, Video Producer
- Figure out what I want out of my relationships and act on it.
- Manage my schedule and make time to see everyone I have relationships with, whether romantic, platonic or familial.
Sarah Harrison, Associate Editor
- Not be depressed about the fact that I am the only single girl left in my circle of friends.
- Cook at least once a week for my husband.
- Stop dating men whose names begin with the letter "S." I'm moving onto a new letter in '09. Maybe "Q." Anyone know an eligible Quincy? Quentin?
Genevieve Lill, Assistant Editor
- Get all the girls together once a month for a "no romantic relationship talk" get together. A poker game, a few rounds of Yatzee, a sex toy party, anything other than the same old discussions about how men and women always seem to be on different planets. Here's to reserving one day a month for enjoying our friendships and not worrying about our love lives!
Jenny Block, Open Up blogger
- Make love my first priority, every day.
Pat Berardo, Project Manager