Tango has a lot of content about open relationships, but here's an angle we haven't explored: the perspective of a woman dating a couple. In this essay on The Frisky, 27-year-old Anya describes dating as a triad, and touches on some core polyamory issues.
Frank is away this weekend in Ohio, attending his brother and sister-in-law's baby shower. This has cracked people up when I've told them—it's kind of hilarious to imagine grumpy old Frank drinking mimosas and making diapers out of tissue paper or whatever people do at baby showers—but I don't think it was that kind of scene. More of a family reunion. This is, after all, his parents' first grandchild. When I first found out that his younger brother (younger than me, even!) was a) getting married and then b) becoming a father, of course I freaked out. Regular readers of this column will know that it is my wont to freak out about nearly everything. Look, there's two types of people that write about their lives on the internet: neurotic freaker-outers and people with exciting lives. Try reading the dating column if you prefer the latter.
When Brett Favre left the field last season after his final game as a Green Bay Packer and professional quarterback, millions of women, many happily married wives among them teared up. And, so too, I imagine, did their husbands, worried that the departure of the man who had caused unexpected female fans to tune in on Sundays and Mondays would mean an end to game day counting as a couples activity.
I'm sitting here in my apartment in (almost) silence, touching up an article I need to get out of the way before I leave for dinner with a friend who's visiting the city. The sun is spilling through the window, taunting me a little, since I could be sprawled out with a book on the grass in the park today. Instead, I'm here stressing. The lease to my overpriced apartment is expiring in September and my roommates and I are in a state of desperation, trying to find a better deal on another one in the same complex. There are some rotten complications, as there always are when it comes to moving in New York, and it's got me on edge. The feeling of mortality has come over me; I can be consumed at any moment, left without a roof over my head! So I sit here waiting for the leasing agent to call back with any news.
You might as well face it, she's addic-dic-dic-dicted to love. Jessica Simpson talks about being in love with love in a new In Touch. Is that a problem? Does this explain her lack of luck with romance? Or are their other issues of which this is a symptom?
Shayne Lamas and Matt Grant left The Bachelor season finale walking on sunshine and engaged. A few months later, neither was the case. They'd broken up, maybe over infidelity, and Llamas still has the engagement ring. Grant would sort of like it back. Who's in the right?
TLC's Must Love Kids stars three hot mamas -- Kristin (3 kids), Vanessa (2 kids) and Tracy (1 kid) -- hoping to fall in love. TLC sets the bachelorettes up with suitors one-on-one -- and then adds the rugrats. Will the kids like the men? Will the men like the kids? Drama ensures! Why didn't a network think of this years ago?
According to a recent article, it may be human nature to keep romantic backup plans. It can happen in 1 of 2 ways; you can go into a relationship with someone and just hope your "10" comes along later or you can actually keep a backup in case your Plan A falls through. To paraphrase Jennifer Aniston from Office Space, "Uh, how is this not cheating?"
After seeing pictures of a Playboy centerfold men felt less in love with their mates than they did before looking at the bunny beauty, according to Psychology Today. This news comes from a piece called "Why I Hate Beauty" by Michael Levine, who heads a Los Angeles PR agency and is constantly surrounded by Hollywood bombshells. "My exposure to extreme beauty is ruining my capacity to love the ordinarily beautiful women of the real world, women who are more likely to meet my needs for deep connection and partnership of the soul," writes Levine.