Who doesn’t love a good “Best Of” list? That’s pretty much why VH1 is still in business, right?
It’s been one crazy ass year over here at WTF?!, and we couldn’t let 2010 die down without shouting out some of our own favorite moments from this site and project. These are the pieces that carried some of our key ideas and beliefs, as well as the ones that sparked the most discussion and resulted in the greatest number of calls, emails, texts, Facebook messages, comments and in-person ambushes telling us how brilliant/crazy/revolutionary/idiotic we are.
These are not necessarily our “Best” posts – WTF does that mean anyway? And they weren’t necessarily the most fun to write (that would be HERE) or the most controversial (that would be HERE) or the most colorful (that would be HERE). But they evoke warm, fuzzy feelings in our hearts. You might say that we’ve got a crush on these posts. They’re simply our favorites. And hopefully some of yours as well.
Starting with our Favorite WTF?! Video, shown above!
For readers who’ve stuck with us through the year of site revisions and cartoon updates and trying to make sense of Becky’s love life, this list will hopefully ring some happy bells. And for you newer folks out there…we recommend that you catch up before 2011! Because we’ve got a whole new slate of WTF?! theories and stories heading your way in the new year.
So, here we go! 2010: A Year in WTF?! Moments
Favorite Life-Changing Idea
Can one word really change the way that you see your entire love life? Can it lift the weight of the world off your shoulders? Can it inspire a movie, a book, a website, and a t-shirt and sticker line? Why, yes it can. And that word is dah.
Favorite Outtake from our %^$# Love Lives
A beautiful tale of mountains, kisses and hints of an all-consuming love.
Favorite Love Poem
Becky issues a challenge to our male readers (50% of you, who’d have guessed it!). Boys – can you handle it?
Favorite Defense of Non-Dating
How fun does going on a “date” sound? Exactly. But how about finding yourself on a Networking-Non-Date? A Group-Non-Date?An E-Non-Date? A Surprise-Non-Date? A Friend-Non-Date? A Play-Non-Date? Are you intrigued? We rest our case.
Favorite Proof of Non-Dating
Dating’s not dead, you say? Maybe you should ask the dating guru about that. The one who asked Becky out on a non-date. After claiming that old-fashioned dating is alive and well. **throwshandsupintheair**
Favorite Millennial Take on Love
The most surefire way to get a Millennial woman to roll her eyes and laugh? Or vomit? Suggest that she settle. In anything. Much less love. Suck it, Lori Gottlieb.
Favorite Libidinous TV Watching
Because up, down, left, right or sideways, Don Draper is still an f’ing god among men.
Favorite Huffington Post Column
5 Techno-Romance Truths That Your Mother Will Never Understand
One of the first steps towards embracing and enjoying the ambiguity of the post-dating world is realizing that Parents Just Don’t Understand. Who cares what Mom thinks about that text message? We give you permission to take her perspective with 10,000 grains of salt. Not all romantic wisdom is timeless. You’re welcome.
Favorite Techno-Romance Quandary
Speaking of techno-romance, no other development of the post-dating world is more likely to make us say…WTF?!?!?! Becky experiences, firsthand, the perplexing mixed messages that only a Facebook relationship status can convey.
Favorite Ask Jess
The column that started it all! Is there any experience more universal than being blown off? An untraditional look at how to deal with it – and figure out if it’s even happening to you in the first place.
Favorite Use of a Steve Harvey Quote
The one time we can actually, honestly agree with him. The one time his beliefs have been supported by our WTF?! tour interviews. The one time we haven’t been transported to 1960 just by reading his stuff. Deserves its own category, no?
Jess & Becky co-created Dating & Hookup and co-founded J&R Creative Media. They have been best friends since they were 12.
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