You spent years scouring the internet to find your perfect love, and after countless dates from eHarmony, OkCupid, and Match.com, you finally struck gold. Now you’re navigating your way through a real life with a significant other. Where’s the website to help you out with your relationship? More
Author Archives: Lindsay Kaplan
Humans tend to collect stuff. But some of the junk that my boyfriend has brought home over the last few years has been completely idiotic. More
At a certain point in your adult life, you realize you can get a puppy. You’ve wanted one for years. You’ve spent months pouring over super cute dog blogs stalking Petfinder.com for the perfect one to rescue. Then one night it hits you: You don’t need permission. You don’t have to beg and whine to anyone! —unless you’re in a relationship or have a roommate, because then you will still have to plead your case.
If you want a puppy, you can get a puppy! Hell, you’re a responsible adult. There are a million reasons to rescue a dog, most of them beginning with “squee!!” and ending with “awww!” But remember that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and you can’t train a puppy not to need a walk when you’re hung over. Here are the best and worst reasons to rescue a dog. More
I’ve been begging my boyfriend for a puppy all year. More
So you and your boyfriend moved in together three years ago and have outgrown your one-bedroom apartment. You’re both making enough money to have amassed a nice amount off savings, and are toying with moving out of the city. Now … More
My grandma is full of good recipes, good jokes, and good relationship advice. She should be! This December, she and my grandfather will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. They grew up in the same Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx during … More
I would share a prom photo with you, but there is no evidence on the internet. No, all the evidence of my pale, plucked, teenage body are hidden in a box upstate. Let me draw you a picture. It was … More
The ratio, any single woman in New York will tell you, is off. There are just too many women vying for too few men. The competition is stiff. But where did all of these beautiful, driven single women come from? And why are they taking over New York?
Blame Hollywood. More
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a breeding ground for bad ideas. The leftover sugar cookies are devoured with abandon. The guy you hooked up with at your company holiday party is suddenly your prime choice for a New Year’s Eve date. But the worst idea is public: You post some awful resolutions on Facebook. Lose ten pounds. Hit the gym at least four times a week. Cut down on drinking. Take them down before anyone comments. Like I said, these are bad ideas. More
My friend Rachel recently broke up with her boyfriend of four years. She wasn’t emotionally devastated. She slept at night. But she was sad. The relationship had blossomed over doctoral dissertations in California and began to lose momentum after a … More
I’m 26. I have a fantastic career. I have no debt. I’m reasonably healthy. I just moved in with my boyfriend. According to contemporary American societal standards, I’m doing alright. Unfortunately, my hormones disagree. See, I used to ignore babies. … More
I emailed my editor a suggestion to write a column about couples gaining weight in relationships. “Specifically,” I added, “my own.” “Yes, I love that! Go for it,” she wrote back. Um, I thought she was going to say I … More
I hate thrift stores. I do. I hate them, and I don’t care where you got your funky belt or your vintage dress. Thrift stores smell like basement and crotch. It doesn’t matter what city you’re in. They all the … More