Topic: etiquette

Here Are The Rules For Watching TV Shows With (Or Without) Your Regular TV-Watching Partner

Here Are The Rules For Watching TV Shows With (Or Without) Your Regular TV-Watching Partner

In this brave new age of Tivo, Netflix watch instantly, and illegal downloads, it can sometimes be difficult to know what the etiquette is for watching a serialized TV show with a regular partner. The Cut‘s Maureen O’Connor, for instance, has grappled with this issue in several stories about “Netflix adultery.” When is it okay to watch ahead without your partner, and when is that a blatant breach of trust? More »

10 Don’ts For Blind Dates: Advice Based On (Unpleasant) Experience

10 Don'ts For Blind Dates: Advice Based On (Unpleasant) Experience

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 »

Bullish: How To Run Your Career Like A Gentlewoman

Bullish: How To Run Your Career Like A Gentlewoman

Whenever anyone tells you to “celebrate your femininity,” you should be very suspicious. Certainly there’s nothing wrong with femininity (or celebrating), but generally anyone who gives you this festive directive is passive-aggressively indicating that your particular brand of femininity is just all wrong, and that instead you should 1) wear a dress, you dirty rugby player, 2) get your clitoris sensually rubbed in a group workshop, or 3) wear a denim jumper and stop using contraception. More »