Topic: Boyfriends

7 Ways To Win Over Your Significant Other’s Family Without Losing Your Mind

7 Ways To Win Over Your Significant Other's Family Without Losing Your Mind

Tis the season to spend a long weekend in someone else’s childhood home, sandwiched between your boyfriend and his older sister, trying not to say anything about the uncle who you think is the person who keeps kicking you under the table.

And even though you wouldn’t be caught dead in this awkward situation last year, you somehow managed to acquire a significant other whose family you’re obligated to impress. So how to you win them over without sacrificing your sanity? Pass the stuffing — we’re shoveling some filial knowledge onto your plate. Here are seven simple ways to get in good with the SO’s family… More »

When Should You Introduce Your Significant Other To Your Parents?

When Should You Introduce Your Significant Other To Your Parents?

It’s time-honored ladymag fodder: at what point do you bite the bullet and introduce your bf/gf to mom and dad? Always impressively heteronormative, we decided to let Cosmo weigh in. They suggest: “Meeting your mom is great, because it’s typically an easy way to score points. Your boyfriend knows that as long as he speaks highly of you, asks her questions, and doesn’t accidentally use her drapes as a hand towel, Mom will probably like him. Fathers, however, are another matter. Your dad is a dude and has had sex at least once, which means he knows the kinds of things your boyfriend thinks about and the kinds of things you do with your boyfriend—and your boyfriend knows that your dad knows these things. The result is at least slight discomfort and at worst naked terror, no matter how cool or laid back Dad is. So when they first meet, try not to leave them alone together for any longer than it takes you to pee.”

Well, that illuminated nothing. Here are some actual thoughts… More »

What His Apology Says About The State Of Your Relationship

What His Apology Says About The State Of Your Relationship

He forgot about your birthday. He insulted your sister. He accidentally locked you out of his apartment and you couldn’t get back in and you tried to get in through the window but a neighbor called the cops and you were arrested, and then late to work, so you lost your job.

Fights happen! But thankfully, they are followed by sweet, sweet apologies where he gets on his knees and grovels for your forgiveness in his own special way. Of course, the way he grovels says a lot about you as a couple, and the future of your relationship… More »

Skype Dates Reviewed By A Lady Dreading Another Long Distance Relationship

Skype Dates Reviewed By A Lady Dreading Another Long Distance Relationship

For the past four years, my fella and I have been cohabiting happily with great romantic smooshiness and surprisingly few bicker moments; but unfortunately my work situation is drawing me to face-to-face meetings in North America, while my main squeeze has to stick around Africa for several months longer. My real life bliss is reducing to two dimensions on a computer screen as we’re back to the purgatory of a long distance relationship (LDR) once again. So, with a furrowed brow and a hopeful heart I hereby pass judgment on the new reality of web romance—Skype Dating 2.0. More »

How To Travel Together Without Murdering Each Other

How To Travel Together Without Murdering Each Other

New couples often use a vacation as an early relationship test. The couple that can travel together, they surmise, can stay together. But even the most time-tested couples can return home from a trip exhausted from the jet lag — and the arguments, the bickering, and the general disgust. Sure, the stress of travel will get to you. But that doesn’t mean it has to get to your relationship. Consider these how-to steps travelers insurance for your next trip together — to ensure it won’t be your last. More »