The first conversation we had was him giving me a detailed explanation of why men don’t like women wearing crotchless panties. More
You know that incalculably uncomfortable feeling of when somebody begins to rub your shoulders who shouldn’t be? If not, good! If so, imagine that feeling occurring whenever anybody tries to touch you in a romantic or sexual way — even people you are attracted to, even people you want to sleep with, even people you have slept with before. Dating with post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t exactly simple, but lately, I have found a way that seems to work better than others for me at this moment: absence.
(And no, I did not go to a movie with a ghost nor am I being Catfish’d. Maybe.) More
I have been on a lot of first dates in my life, many of which were with people I had not yet met prior. Whether it was with people I had met through the Internet or through friends, I have experienced several instances of a romantic (or, at least, a semi-romantic) situation that went awry because the person lacked blind date etiquette. Much of this can be avoided with normal dating rules, but when it comes to hanging out with someone you’ve never met in-person, or perhaps never even seen an image of, there are specific frustrations that can arise.
Let me tell you about what happened last week… More
The internet in the 1990s may have been pretty slow, but it certainly spend up modern life. The screeching noise of a dial-up modem trying to make a connection helped drive economic globalization, fashion trends, and the third wave of feminism.
Dating in the 90s was still what we may consider old fashioned — after all, there were still no text messages or mobile phones. But there was the grunge movement, the Backstreet Boys, tapas bars, and riot grrrls. So let’s make a mix tape! Here’s what dating was like in the 1990s… More
With the season premier of Teen Wolf on June 3rd coming up fast, we at The Gloss have begged the odd and oddly fascinating question: what would we don for a date with a werewolf? More
Like thousands upon thousands of other people, I have been wearing Ruby Woo by MAC for several years. I have worn it to parties, to school, to work, to interviews, to sets, to the gym (yes, I am one of those people who wears makeup to the gym, and I know — blah blah what’s the point blah blah).
I love wearing red lipstick out, but I have always been somewhat cautious of doing so when out with somebody. You know, romantically. Red lipstick on a first date feels weird. More
I am bad at doing things alone. Like, really bad. I’ve spent about a third of my life in relationships (sad, I know) and therefore have usually had a date to most things. And when I haven’t had a date, I’ve had friends to come with me, but in case you forgot, I moved and have very few friends so this is difficult at the moment. But on the bright side, it’s forcing me to learn how to go places alone, and that is a life skill everyone should develop (although I’m pretty sure everybody else developed it like a decade before me). More
When I think about horror movies I have watched, and how I respond to them, I tend to think “it is amazing I still go out and function like anything remotely resembling a person.” Here are some memorable movies and how I responded to them. I’m going to go hide in a really well lit empty room now. More
There are a lot of things that terrify me about living in the modern age. Global warming. The ever present threat of nuclear apocalypse. Government officials thinking that the female uterus can shut down rape presumably by witchcraft or “being sassy”. Toilet snakes.
But one of the things that makes me think “thank God I was born to this age, this most glorious age” is the Chobani Soho Cafe.
Unfortunately, this means there is nothing left but for me to challenge Katie Baker to a duel. More
Wine drinkers unite – Double X
Survive the walk of shame – YourTango
Stunning centerpieces – Shelterpop
Insecurities and awkward encounters – The Hairpin
Ralph Lauren garden party – Styleite
Inspiring up-dos from Fashion Week – Refinery 29
Outrageous photos of Fashion Week – StyleList
Mossimo Fall look book. – The Budget Babe
London fashion college – TheHighLow
Stylish pregnant celebs – Betty Confidential
J. Mendel: grunge over glam – Birchox
I realize that what I’m about to say would get me kicked out of any club for feminists but the former trend I most wish was still around is the one that involves men treating us on dates. More
He didn’t call because HE sucks. Not you. Want to know why? More
It occurs to us that this a week a where some of our readers might be returning to college. And there will soon follow the inevitable trend story about how “kids just don’t date anymore!” (A NYT staple since 1985). Kids do date, they just don’t go on bizarre blind dates orchestrated by matchmakers (sometimes they do. Patti Stanger makes uncomfortable dreams happen). You will almost certainly end up on one of the following dates in your time at college if you haven’t already. Spoiler: most of them are terrible! More
Let’s pause from remembering that Mary Kate Olsen was once young and contemplate the worst kind of date. Which square is your favorite? Or rather, most indicative of the worst thing a person can do on a date? I have never been bothered by chapped lips, and complaining about hipsters is my hobby, so that just sounds like fun, but someone running even fifteen minutes late makes me feel like I’m going to go ballistic (why don’t they plan better? Why?) What about you? Please mark your square immediately. – Shmitten Kitten More