Editor's Note: Almost every woman has that one friend she can call, no matter what she is going through, who will be there to give her exactly the kind of love and support she needs. I've been there, especially after my own divorce. This piece shows us that sometimes, all we need is to call a friend in the late hour to come over, have fun, and take our minds off of the hard times. -Feminista Jones
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Editor's Note: We often expect that the invitee pays for the date, and when it comes to men and women dating, there is a lingering social expectation that men should do the asking. What does a man paying for the date mean, though? And if a woman pays for the date, does that mean something different? Are we to judge a man's interest by whether or not he pays for the date, as "tradition" might dictate? This is a great piece challenging the ideas that a man should always pay and that his paying means something emotionally significant. - Feminista Jones ...more
This is a beautiful piece about the endurance of love in relationships and how little mementos, like photographs, remind us of the best of times...the moments we need to remember and keep close to our hearts.
Editor's Note: While I've not yet tried Crossfit, I'm a self-proclaimed gym rat. I make more time for being in the gym than I do for my social life. This blog caught my attention because sometimes, single women make certain sacrifices when time is limited. In her case, she talks about feeling compelled to balance her dedication to her health and fitness training with her dating life. Very interesting take on this unique dilemma. -Feminista Jones ...more
Editor's Note: Social Media presents greater opportunity for people in relationships to get caught out there slipping and doing the things that can hurt their relationships. There's a lot of distraction out there, and it's not just about infidelity. Read more about how being fully engaged in social media activity can hurt your relationship if you're not careful, and ways to avoid it. -Feminista Jones ...more
Editor's Note: Before we can love others, we must learn to love ourselves. We must know that we are worth every ounce of love someone wants to share with us. This piece reflects on one simple, yet powerful mantra, "Know Yourself Beautiful" by famed author, Suzanne Finnamore, and how enbodying the meaning behind it changed one woman's life. Image: La Melodie via Flickr ...more
Editor's Note: Keeping things "fresh" in a relationship takes work. We're always looking for new and exciting things to do and fun ways to enjoy spending time together. Sometimes, we overwhelm ourselves trying to get it "right". Here are a few fun and easy ways to make any night a date night and keep the romance going in any relationship. - Feminista Jones
[Editor's Note: The intrigue keeps swirling around the reported affair between CIA Director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, the author of his biography All In (I can hear you snickering, by the way). BlogHer Gloria Feldt writes that powerful men having affairs is nothing new and is in some ways their own personal business. But she says that prudishness is not the reason why Petraeus needed to step down from his position. Read on to find out the three reasons why. --Grace]...more
Women's magazines have made a tidy profit telling us how to behave to capture the attention of the man we want. While most of it inspires fits of rage, some studies relating to patterns of attraction are quite interesting. Here, Susan Walsh summarizes a study that found why playing hard to get is not all it's cracked up to be.
Editor’s Note: Can you imagine how much easier dating would be if people came with warning labels attached? Would you pay attention to the label or give people the benefit of the doubt?
What about your own warning labels -- what would they say? Would you be disappointed if someone turned you down based only on the label or would the benefits of these outweigh the risks?
Photo by Jose C. Silva.