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Weak sauce, I say!

Before I begin (and before you start sipping on the haterade) let me make a few things clear. A) I have never been engaged. B)  I have never been proposed to. C) I am in no way, shape or form an expert on marriage. HOWEVER, I am a woman who knows what she wants, what she likes, and who — like most of you — believe in romance. So when I heard that two women formed an agency which, in essence, takes all the romance out of one of the potentially most romantic days of your life — the proposal — I was disgusted. How dare they!
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New study reveals which pet names give Brits the heebie jeebies

My hair nearly stood on end the other day as I was kissing the guy I’ve been dating goodbye when he said, “I’ll see you later, sweetie.” It was a) the first time he had given me a pet name b) the first time he had given me a cheesy pet name and c) I am many things, but “sweet” isn’t one of them. As per usual, I had no filter. “Sweetie?” I cried. “You called me “sweetie?”
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Discover what everyone is buzzing about!

Everywhere I go lately it’s ‘vibrator this’ and ‘vibrator that’. I wish I could say enough already, but I’m single. I knock nothing. Instead, I’ll share with you some buzzy pieces of vibrator news. May you all start feeling some good vibrations (oh, come on. You knew that was coming)! more…

Amanda Chatel recounts a not-so-great religious first date in Brooklyn

I have never, ever been on a religious date in any way, shape or form (unless you count going on Search as a 16-year-old in a bid to make-out with my high school crush, which I don’t). That said, I never want to. I’m not, by nature, a religious person so a date to church, synagogue or temple would be a huge turn-off. If you’re both super religious, it’s still kind of a weird date idea. I’m not on board. Maybe you’ll agree with me after reading dating columnist Amanda Chatel‘s tale of religious woe in Williamsburg. more…

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As a former celebrity reporter, I’m all too aware how well celebrity sells. Kristen Stewart is wearing a Lucky Brand jacket? Damn! You just have to have it, don’t you? Bethenny Frankel tells you that her margarita mix not only tastes good but keeps the fat at bay, and you are so there. Thus, it is my prediction that the new celebrity-based travel site Trippy.com is going to be highly successful. Not only are you getting tips from the stars, but you actually have the opportunity to travel like they do. Is there anything more alluring? And on that note, please refer to the above photo. That, my friends, is my celebrity crush, Taylor Kitsch, former Friday Night Lights actor and current star of John Carter, which was released today. Taylor, just in case there’s a chance in hell you’re reading, I will go anywhere you say, even if your favorite vacation spot is Gold’s Gym. Fact. more…

He’ll wow you and make your knees weak in My Week With Marilyn

Before I started writing about love and travel, I worked in the big, wide, not-so-great-world of celebrity. Being surrounded by pompous and narcissistic actors made me fairly anti-Hollywood, so the fact that I now have a celebrity crush is quite rare. But I have one, alright. He’s ginger, he’s freckled, he’s British and so damn cute that I just want to throw myself at him and beg him to make me Mrs. Eddie Redmayne. more…

Why does this kiss countdown count and where did it come from?

Scrooge McLoveTrekker has come out of the Santa bag yet again to harumph: “New Years Eve is my least favorite holiday of the year.” There’s so much damn pressure we put on ourselves to have a great evening, to find that perfect outfit, to kiss a guy who matters that we inevitably end up killing the night before it’s even started. It’s as if we’re saying ‘THIS is the night that determines how our following year turns out. There’s no going back.” Except we all rationally know that one measly night has very little to do at all with the tone of your upcoming year, and if you think about it, the people you tend to spend NYE with are rarely the people who end up impacting your year, in the end. So, where did these misguided fears and irrational pressures come from? more…

Having problems deciding what to buy this Christmas? Love is to the rescue!

Christmas is perfect time of year to show you love someone by showering them with gifts (how commercial of me!), though most die-hard travelers might feel encumbered by a plethora of unnecessary goodies. The love trekker, however, appreciates aesthetics if they’re scouring the globe to find a man. Here’s what you should buy for both the wanderer and the lover at large. more…

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What happens if you find the one but he lives in another country…and visa issues prevent you from being together?

As most of you know, there is rhyme nor reason to who we love. Call it chemistry or call it crazy, but we tend to gravitate inexplicably towards certain people. Although I’m sure my type is a devilish 6’2, green-eyed, brown-haired British surfer, I’ll probably fall in love with a Ukranian guy who’s nearly as short as I am that  has awful teeth and a sweet disposition. You can’t know until it happens — ‘it’ being this whole falling in love business, of course — and it can happen anywhere. Which brings me to the film Like Crazy, which touched a very inappropriate place in my body…my heart. more…

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Is he desperate or just really, really optimistic?

One of my favorite songs to listen to in high school was “Desperado” by The Eagles. But then, I kind of was. I had an unrequited crush on the captain of the soccer team and I didn’t even care that he used to Sun-In his hair. Yep, it was that bad. The lyrics to that song came back to haunt me when I read this article about what one British man is doing for love — and how much his quest is costing him. more…