Jess & Becky co-created Dating & Hookup and co-founded J&R Creative Media. They have been best friends since they were 12.
First, they were adopting (foreign) babies. Then they were getting pregnant en masse. And now, they’re challenging the very institution of marriage.
Damn, it’s impossible to keep up with the latest celebrity trends! The rich and the famous definitely like to keep it moving.
But for now, we have to wonder – is Hollywood trying to turn our post-dating world into a post-marriage world?
Surely “I like him” and “I love him” don’t cover it all, right?
Maybe one of these seven more ambiguous emotions will do the trick…
But do guyshave dahs of their own?
Of course they do! And here’s some minute-by-minute proof – in the form of one guy’s week-long Sex Diary.
Here’s an interesting cycle. First, people dated in real life, face-to-face. Then, technology blew up and we started dating online – both explicitly (check out our WTF?! Online Dating series) and implicitly (read Jess’s HuffPost piece about Facebook’s romantic potential). And now that we’ve figured out all this online stuff, we’re bringing the language of online dating back into our real world interactions.
Bracelets. It’s all about bracelets, people.
(Read more HERE)
It takes only one crazy girl to convince the world that all girls are crazy. Sadly, I think we’ve found that girl.
Men, pay no attention to what you are about to read.
We’re not happy to hear that any relationship has run its course. Especially not one that features a couple as publicly odd and entertaining as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
Yet here we are, reading announcements of their separation after 25 years of marriage. There’s got to be a post-dating lesson somewhere in there…
We don’t approve of cheating (whatever that even is). So a while back, we shook our heads in disapproval while filling you in on Tiger Text - an app that allowed users to send damaging texts that would be deleted from both their phones and the recipients’ phones after a certain amount of time. Shame on you, sketchy and secretive cheaters!
Yet we don’t approve of paranoid, obsessive cyberstalking, either. Sneaking peeks at your significant other’s phone is bad enough. But buying a gadget that will recover their deleted texts and map out where they’ve been lately?
We published this love letter to our Moms last year on Mother’s Day, and it turns out – some things never change! Love you, Mom(s)!
On behalf of complex, empowered and grateful women everywhere, Becky and I – along with a random assortment of our friends – would like to thank our mothers. We may sometimes find ourselves confused, frustrated and wondering how to forge our own paths in this brave new world, but we wouldn’t have had the confidence and insight to step off the beaten trail in the first place without you.
So THANK YOU Mom, for…
“My love life? It’s non-existent! “ (aka “I don’t have a love life!” “I’m not dating anyone!” “Please, I NEED a love life!” etc.)
Need proof? Watch the videos HERE.
But it’s not only concertgoers in Austin, co-eds in Louisiana, and sassy old ladies in San Francisco who think that their love lives are depressingly non-existent. Apparently, even the #1 artist in the country right now hasn’t heard that she has a dah yet.
A finely cut diamond, a romantic atmosphere, a well thought-out speech, a man on one knee…the works. And then there are bonus points available if hundreds of sports fans, parkgoers or restaurant attendees are breathlessly awaiting your answer – what a great way to say to the world, “Hey! I made it through the awful drudgery of being single, and I caught me a man! Yeah, you should be jealous!”
Of course women want all that. Don’t we?
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