Alison Steedman is the editor at Dating & Hookup. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their histrionic cat, Charles Dickens, where she still carries on a nostalgic and long-distance love affair with her 20's in Brooklyn, NY. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @yosteedman, and you can also send her your writing at [email protected], both of which make her very happy.
Portland resident Caleb Grotberg was accused of using his dreadlocks to try to choke his girlfriend to death at 2 a.m. this past Monday night. So, let that seep in.
Hello dearest readers,
We’re going to be taking a little break here at Dating & Hookup for the Holidays. But we’ll be back on Wednesday. The happiest of holidays from our family to yours! (And here’s what we’re up to, after the jump!)
Alison, Becky, West, Jess & Heather
The holidays are the second most popular proposal time after Valentine’s Day, and modern couples are doing it differently.
Are you a traditionalist or would you go for something different?
Drew Barrymore discusses her feelings about her good friend (and Saturday Night Live double!) Kristen Wiig dating her ex, Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti:
“It all seems so wacky and incestuous, but that’s kind of how life works…It seems fitting that they would find each other. I was like, ‘Right, of course, that makes perfect sense.’”
When is it okay for a friend to start dating your ex? Is it EVER really okay?
Quote & image via Allure.
As per a recent email strain with Heather…
I have had several pregnancy nightmares. The latest involved me giving a totally painless birth to a baby boy whom I could not name for the life of me. My boyfriend from high school was the father, but since he is a deadbeat my current boyfriend was going to help raise the baby. Except, he was nowhere to be found in the dream. Then, when I got home from the hospital my boyfriend’s cat was there with no litter box. AND I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE HELL TO DO. I was like, I don’t want a baby! I think the dream’s message was very clear.
So, um, some brilliant, brilliant individual has culled the “nicest” guys of Okcupid into a Tumblr. That’s the danger of technology…you put it into writing.
It all started during our anniversary dinner. Brad and I were drinking the most delicious Tempranillo out of those luxurious long-stemmed, goblet wine glasses and staring dovey-eyed at each other when Brad started, “Can I tell you something?” He said.
“Sure…” I said, expecting him, honestly, to tell me all sheepish and boy-like, about how Assassin’s Creed 3 really stokes his creative juices. He’s a screenwriter…and a nerd, and statements like this are what most often follow the precursor “Can I tell you something…”
“I’ve been thinking about marrying you,” he said.
I am open mouthed.
“And since I’m not very good at shopping, I was thinking maybe you could help me….”
“…help you buy a ring?” I garble out.
“Yeah,” he said, blushing and looking down.
Adorable, adorable, wonderful man.
The fault lies with drunk girls who sing your song at karaoke. One night in particular stands out– when those six sorority girls from East Carolina ”looking for some flavor” overwhelmed my local East Village bar’s Tuesday karaoke with their wavering, shrill tones. They were just so awful, Cyndi, that it clouded my judgement. And they sang your song six times. Six. And thus, those young ladies polluted what has to be one of the greatest, girl-power, pop anthems of all time.
I’m so sorry Cyndi, for all the nights that followed, when I seized on your song whenever someone mentioned karaoke.
“I love karaoke,” I’d say. “But, if anybody gets drunk and sings ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ I’m going to strangle them with a glitter thong from Spencer’s Gifts.”
And a kazoo. And also perhaps Questlove. Oh, and all of those sweaters.
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