Ah, the age-old question. Is it really possible for men and women to just be friends? According to a study of more than 80 male-female relationships, maybe ... but it doesn't seem likely.
Need a dating do-over? You're not alone. Today's "post-dating" world — with its hookups, ambiguous text messages and lack of labels — is leaving many single women scratching their heads in confusion. Well, according to the authors of "The Gaggle: How the Guys You Know Will Help You Find the Love You Want," us ladies just need a "21st-century romantic wake-up call."
Do parents lie to their kids? Do kids tell lies? Why do we lie, often when the truth would serve us better? We recently had a group of friends and relatives in our home for a dinner party. After some great food and general conversation, I asked them to help me with this project. Everyone was supportive and eager to assist in writing a book. But when I asked them to tell me why they lied, there was a shocked silence.
When dealing with a case of the ex, there are generally two schools of thought. First, there's the "We're just friends, it's harmless, I only have eyes for you" group of people, who believe friendships with ex-lovers cause no real harm. On the opposite end are those (myself included) who feel that all ties with ex-boyfriends and girlfriends should be severed in order for new relationships to flourish.
Lately, a group of my friends have been feuding for one reason or another. A lot of backstabbing and talking behind each others backs have been occuring. Why is it always with females? Most of my life I have surrounded myself with men, because they are less drama, well most of them. So why can't women be the same?
Matchmaking is an old practice. On the frontier, because farms were far apart and it was hard to meet other eligible singles, families used dances to set up their children. In medieval times, Catholic clergymen and Jewish rabbis played Cupid within their communities. For centuries, European royalty consistently matched up their heirs-to-the-throne with heirs from other countries for diplomatic alliances. So this matchmaking business? It's not a new thing.
Recently, "Glamour" blogger Melissa Melms decided it was time to take douchiness to a whole new level with a post titled: "We Can't Be Friends Unless You Have a Boyfriend. I'm Serious…Kind of." Actually she is more serious than she is "kind of," as in her post she proceeds to basically toot about how great she and her relationship is, while her single friends are, well, lame.
We all have that one friend who went through the breakup she cannot stop talking about. If it was three weeks ago, you get it. It's still raw. If it was three months ago, okay. You figure she and her ex were together for awhile. She thought she'd found The One. Of course it still hurts. But after three months, well, it's time for your friend to shut up already, if you even hang out anymore.
By Whitney Baker When you embark on a new relationship, you end up with more than just a great guy in your life. Soon enough, you will meet his friends, his family and his co-workers, and your social circle is immediately changed – for better or for worse. Some of these new friendships may come easy for you, while others may be a struggle. Either way, try your best to be open-minded: don’t make assumptions about his friends or their feelings towards you and always be yourself. Remember that there are pros and cons to bonding with his buddies.
Continued from episode 4 Claire: Why don't you stay here tonight. We can go to work together in the morning and you can tell me what you are looking for in a girl. Me: I don't think that will be a good idea. Claire: Why not? You don't like my company or I am bothering you? Me: No no; you are misunderstanding. It will be inconvenient for you. Claire: Forget about all this tell me what you are looking for in a girl. What's your choice?
By Marianne Beach, GalTime Staff You’ve finally found the perfect guy. So how come your friends aren’t cheering him on? In fact, they’re acting anywhere from a little resentful to downright hostile every time you bring him around. And it’s starting to cause waves for both you and them—and you and him.
Continued from episode 2 Some one touched my shoulder saying; are you coming for lunch? That touch on my shoulder sent waves through my heart thinking Becky standing on my back and asking to go for lunch. I answered yes in a very enthusiastic way but all this was drown away when I saw it was not Becky on the back.
Since the dawn of time, women have been falling in love with their best boyfriends and then royally screwing it up. Some historians hypothisize that this is why Rome fell, because Athena really thought she and and Pallas were soulmates, but she just didn't know how to make it happen. And then things got messy, because Pallas started dating Aphrodite and Athena tried to stop the wedding, but her gay BFF, Aries, told her to let him go. So she did, but in her wrath she burned the city to the ground.
Friends With Kids opens with a hushed phone call in the middle of the night from Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) to Jason (Adam Scott). She asks him a strange question about how he'd prefer to die, presenting two options. Jason mulls it over and chooses one. And then the camera reveals a scantily clad woman sleeping next to him, his flavor of the month. "I think I'm going to break up with her soon," Jason confesses.
Although you and your BFF have been friends for what seems like forever, you can't help but notice that she's been bringing you down lately. She's unsupportive of you and your life choices, unnecessarily mean or hurtful, and is no longer giving you the kind of friendship that you want. So, how do you "break up" with her? 12 Types Of Friends You Should Break Up With