Tag Archives: relationships

Um, actually, you’re not such a ‘nice guy’

An acquaintance of mine was speaking about #metoo and the Aziz Ansari story about the grey area where men pester until a woman gives grudging consent. She proferred that all men have been guilty of putting this pressure on women, … Continue reading

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Commander in Chief acting like one

Watching the Armed Forces saying farewell to President Obama was surprisingly gratifying. In some places, it was framed as him saying goodbye to them; but it’s also top brass offering a series of tributes, recitations of his accomplishments as a … Continue reading

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Bigots like beards

Anti-gay jerks have been saying gays could always get married — as long as it’s to persons of the opposite sex (aka beards). Now they are finally speaking out loud the absurd inverse: that heteros can’t same-sex marry. It’s transparent … Continue reading

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On maturing, settling, partner pickiness and gender-coded language

Thoughtful conversation from The Hairpin here. “I don’t think that men are told they’re too picky. I think men get, “When are you going to grow up and settle down?” because there’s the feeling it’s still up to them, when … Continue reading

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“How can my snooping friend tell her partner she’s mad about what she found?”

Hello. I just can’t seem to help a friend of mine out. What should she do if she has found out that her boyfriend has created an email account specifically to e-mail a woman she has never approved of him … Continue reading

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“How do I not screw up a new relationship?”

Over the past several months, I’ve gotten to know and started falling for this chick. At first, I thought she was a little weird (and she is)…but she grew on me in a major way. Unbeknownst to me, (although I … Continue reading

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“What gift should I give my girlfriend?”

My girlfriend’s birthday is coming up, and I’m trying to think of something to get her. I know that jewelry is typically a good standby gift, but she actually doesn’t wear jewelry that often. It’s still an option, but I’m … Continue reading

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