Asking yourself the eternal where-do-we-stand question? His Christmas/Chanukah gift can give you clues to how he feels about your relationship.
The holiday season can be a tricky time to be single, even if you've been that way for a while, even if you're totally comfortable with it the other 11 months of the year. Some weird single holiday haze descends and makes the most well-adjusted among us feel like lousy lumps of unwanted coal.
Wow. I mean, wow. I'm not some kind of religious conservative nutjob, but last time I checked, Christmas was a peaceful holiday that's meant to be celebrated with your family. So when I saw this photo gallery of "18 WTF Christmas-Themed Sex Toys" on The Frisky, I rightly thought... WTF.
Whether you've been dating for weeks or years, the first holiday meal you spend at his family's house is unnerving. Hopefully, you've met his family before this big day, though maybe you haven't. Regardless, the premiere Thanksgiving at his parents' house is an entirely new adventure — who knows what you're walking into?
Ahh, Thanksgiving. A time of turkey, travel, tryptophan, and repeated viewings of "A Christmas Story" surrounded by family. If you're coupled up in a relationship, you boo is probably in the picture, too, and perhaps-awkwardly negotiating an overnight bedroom situation.
Thanksgiving can really suck when you're single. I should know, I've flown solo to six consecutive turkey dinners. A few years ago, when I thought I was going to have my first coupled-up T-day in ages, I got dumped out-of-the-blue two days before.
Are you starting to wonder if whoever coined the phrase "absence makes the heart grow fonder" was ever involved in a long-distance relationship? The truth is, when many miles separate you and your honey, keeping your connection strong is tough regardless of your fondness for each other.
I have to admit that as much as I love the idea of cooking, it can be exhausting to prepare meals from scratch all the time if you also have a job and a life. Some days, tinkering around in the kitchen feels relaxing, and if you're in a relationship, what's more romantic than cooking up a meal your partner will love? But other times, I just want to read a book or listen to music while munching on takeout.
I'm in a long distance relationship, and my boyfriend is nice and sweet and we connect really well. We had been friends for several years before we started dating, and back when we first became friends, he had the hots for another (super hot) friend of mine. Now, the thing is, even though other aspects of this relationship are going well he has said, more than once, that: a) he doesn't find me hot; and b) that friend of mine is getting hotter each day.
You may remember the crappy ex in question — the one who broke up with me over IM, stole a painting he'd given me as a present and generally made me feel like total crap for several months. Our breakup was quick and sharp (over IM, after all), but the months leading up to it were painful and heartbreaking. He was miserable and so was I.
God bless Heidi Klum. Not only is she one of the sexiest ladies in the world, but she also seems to have quite a sense of humor. Every year, Klum hosts a balls-to-the-wall Halloween party, and challenges herself to design crazier and more over-the-top costumes.
Halloween is about turning heads and causing a ruckus. You and your trick-or-treating partner will be the most controversial couple at the party if you decide to pay homage to one of the biggest sex scandals of the year.