Topic: getting engaged

Asking Your Dad’s Permission to Marry You Isn’t Romantic, It’s Sexist

Asking Your Dad's Permission to Marry You Isn't Romantic, It's Sexist

The biggest story of the day is, of course, the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Every detail of the story – from the ring to the proposal – has been dissected in the press. One of those details is the fact that William asked Kate’s father for permission to marry his daughter. (To be fair, he asked Kate first, but still.) Many people consider this an incredibly romantic act, but I disagree. I find it old-fashioned at best and sexist at worst. More »

Do You Have An Unconventional Engagement Story?

Do You Have An Unconventional Engagement Story?

Popeater just posted a story about the way in which Seth Rogen proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Miller. He told Conan O’ Brien that “despite his romantic intentions, he ended up popping the question to his girlfriend when she was topless in the bedroom. Seth said, “She was in our closet, changing, and she was literally only in her underpants. I had already kind of started [to propose]. … I didn’t picture it like this, and I know she didn’t picture it like this.” More »

Party Favors: Martians Did Not Make You Get a Lap Dance

Party Favors: Martians Did Not Make You Get a Lap Dance

You love your dog, and you love your partner. Easy, right? Not when one of them is determined to destroy the other. – YourTango

Need some tips on who not to date? You should probably avoid these men who do things like store weed in their kid’s diaper or say Martians made them go to a strip club. – TruTV

Ever wondered what a guy is thinking when he proposes to a woman? Now you know. But don’t say we didn’t warn you. – Esquire

You know how every group of friends has that one person who hands out condoms and lectures you about your sex habits? There’s a name for that, and it’s “safer sex scold.” – Em & Lo

A man is suing Sam’s Club because his wife slipped on a wet floor and fell. The reason he’s suing? Her injuries left her unable to “consort” with her husband. – Consumerist More »

Party Favors: Can Anyone Please Spare a Vagina?

Party Favors: Can Anyone Please Spare a Vagina?

There once was a woman born with no vagina. No, that isn’t the first line of a limerick. It’s a true story about a woman with “cryptomenorrhea.” – The Frisky

Christina Hendricks did a photoshoot… for Etsy. Scarves have never looked so sexy. – The Wrap

A study says that busy people are happier. Or, at least, they’re too busy to ruminate on why they might be unhappy. – Blisstree

Feministing founder Jessica Valenti gave birth to a daughter, Layla, today. Jessica had pre-eclampsia and HELLP, so Layla was born at 29 weeks. Both mom and baby are recovering, but please send good vibes. – Feministing

NASA wants more women to get involved in math and science. So they hired Mary J. Blige as a spokesperson. Was Danica McKellar on vacation? –

If you want your boyfriend to propose to you, here are some “low key” ways to suggest it. Or you could just try asking him where he thinks your relationship is headed. – Glamour More »