It is a well known fact on nearly every planet that Kim Kardashian is hella vain and really, really appreciates herself. But although her case of egotism is an extreme one — and when combined with Kanye, borderline devastating — she’s come … More
Forgive me for being so informal, but you see, my heart has been struck by the arrow of that winged cherub, Cupid, and already I feel a nearness to you, a closeness that invites such intimacy as to call you by your given name. Oh, how I long to call your name into the infinity, Tony, Tony and again, Tony, until the echo of it is but a mere whisper into the darkness that is eternity. More
Valentine’s Day is over, and you have another year to find romance. Or continue it! Perhaps you can look back to your childhood, and take some helpful lessons about dating from these Disney Princesses. Or not. Here is what you learn from each of them, or, at least, what I learned, which may or may not have been incorrect. Who can say, really? More
He is my crush because he is the type of guy that on first meeting my mom he hugged her, and when his mom came to town wanted me to meet her. More
I never really smoked. I certainly don’t now that it’s banned pretty much everyplace in New York. In spite of that, when I smell smoke on someone’s clothing, I find myself almost immediately nostalgic. That man or woman strikes me as a last holdout of a bygone world, bravely flutter-kicking against any currents of change. I feel about them the way I might have felt happening upon someone making horsehoes in 1920. That is to say, I don’t miss cigarettes so much as I miss the culture that went with them. More
Because being single is the worst (seriously). More
Are men on Facebook hitting on you? This is how you handle them. I just thought you should know. Jen Dziura will demonstrate. Behold: More
Once upon a time, all a person needed to do to escape her exes was to lock herself in a tower or run into the forest. But now, the past is everywhere, and if you have a career or life that remotely involves the Internet, you will be reminded of it literally every day. More
After the SAG Awards, Hathaway noted that she “met a lot of bad ones” prior to being with Shulman. The matchmaking sounded fun — who wouldn’t want Anne Hathaway trying to set them up with some random entertaining friend of hers? — but when I read this story, I mostly thought about how frustrating it is to experience numerous unpleasant folks in your dating escapades while searching (both actively or passively) for somebody who doesn’t suck. More
If you need to write a break-up letter (either because you have been broken up with, or because you are a heartbreaker yourself) you’re surely going to want to take advice from some famous authors who do it really, really well. Or badly. Actually, sometimes they are bad at break-up letters, too. And sort of petty! Let’s see what we can draw from this selection of famous author’s break-up letters on Flavorpill: More
Whatever you do, don’t make eye contact. Eye contact is death.
Picture the two of you together doing something innocuous. Just as a test. Mowing the lawn together, maybe. Holding hands in your dream kitchen. Tearfully putting down an old and beloved dog the two of you adopted together. Just as a test. How’s it look? It looks good, doesn’t it?
Okay, keep not making eye contact. Eventually they’ll get the hint and come ask you out. More
With one of the strong-armed, genderless angels hauling produce at the farmers’ market: 1 to 6
With the husky-voiced, slouchy-cap wearing barista indistinguishable from all the other baristas at whatever coffee shop you frequent: 1 to 9
With someone who has recently changed his or her avatar on Twitter: 1 to 4
With someone you know or have an actual relationship with: 1 to 12
With someone on the bus who makes eye contact with you: 1 to 5
With someone on the bus who does not make eye contact with you: 1 to 3
With someone you see on the sidewalk while staring out of the bus who seems empathetic: 1 to 1 More
Okay, so there is such a thing as a free meal, and wonderful things come as a result of it. More
Oh, god, you know how everyone speculates about the real father of Jodie Foster’s kids? His identity is something she says she’ll reveal to her two sons when they are 21, but not before. This is the kind of thing people says they will do in movies, and then they die in a car crash the day before the child’s 21st birthday and the child has go on a voyage where they discover not only the identity of their father, but also, themselves.
So, yeah, it’s probably Mel Gibson. More