Blog Posts by Smitten, Glamour Magazine

  • The Dos and Don'ts of Confessing a Sex Dream to Your Man

    by Melissa Melms, Glamour
    What do you do when you're getting some zzz's and you're interrupted by a super sexy sex dream…that's not about your partner? There's a fine line between when you should spill the beans and when you should keep it (and, ahem, all that hotness) to yourself.

    When I have sex dreams about J, I always confess to him. I like to tell him he's always on my mind, even subconsciously. But when I'm a big ole hussy frolicking with celebs (or worse-someone real, eek!) I rarely think about while awake? NO WAY. I just feel dirty and wrong. Sometimes people pop into your dreams for no real reason at all. And that's where they should stay!

    See more: 10 Things He's Thinking When You're Naked

    This week I broke my rule: I confessed a super slutty dream to J. First I got frisky with Zach Braff (who, by the way, is not even on my celebrity crush list. I think it all stems from this post when I started following him on Twitter!), and then I got frisky with J. It

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  • Meryl Streep's Relationships Wisdom

    by Ariane Marder, Glamour
    Meryl Streep is a gifted actress, stunning at 63 and wise to boot. What more could you ask for? How about some sage insight on one of life's stickier subjects: love and relationships. Yes, please!

    In an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper, the multi-Oscar Winner broke it down, saying that when it comes to relationships, women commit way more time and energy into making it work than men.

    See more: 10 Things Girls Always Do in Movies and Never Do in Real Life

    She succinctly put it this way: "Women have their antennae up more. It is all self-preservation, they want the relationship to work." She goes on to say, ''Women make a religion of relationships. They study how to make them work, while men do not, as a generalization.''

    I couldn't agree more. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I've spent hours helping a girlfriend craft the perfect text message--worded exactly right so it doesn't appear bitchy or needy (maybe it's a writer thing?) Then,

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  • 11 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time of Year for Love

    Maybe men prefer summer because of all the girls in sundresses, but to me, autumn is the best time of year to fall in love.
    by Gena Kaufman, Glamour









    With the official start of fall underway, and the crispness that's been in the air for weeks now, I'm so ready for the new season. It's my favorite time of year for many reasons (I seriously can never eat enough pumpkin-flavored things to satisfy my cravings), but one of which is my non-scientific theory that it's the best time of year for a little romance!

    See more: 9 Sex Secrets Men Want You to Know

    Here are just a few of the reasons I think fall is the new season of love:

    1. It's warm enough to be outside together, but cool enough to snuggle up and borrow his jacket at night.
    2. More excuses to buy new fall fashions (you need them for dates, obvs).
    3. Just in time for Halloween, couples costumes are twice the fun.
    4. Fall has the cuuuuutest activities for couples to partake in: apple picking, pumpkin patches, hay rides. To be fair,

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  • 6 Signs You're Ready to Bring a Pet into Your Relationship

    by Melissa Melms, Galmour

    So you're dating Hottie McHotterson and things are going pretty swell. You're probably living together and ready for something more. How do you know when you're both ready to introduce a pet into that lovey dovey relationship you've got going on now? There are six important things to consider before you guys take the next step together.

    Of course I'm bringing this up for my own selfish reasons: J and I are talking about getting a dog. We've been cohabiting for almost a year (come October) and starting to talk about getting engaged, moving into a bigger place, and bringing a pet into the family we're starting (no, not all at once). There's just one problem. I'm super spontaneous and would get the dog NOW but he's weighing every single option and being responsible (whatever), making us wait another year or two. Plus we're fighting about what kind of dog to get (me: French bulldog, him: cocker spaniel). So I thought it was best to go through a little pet

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  • 12 Things Guys Always Do in Movies and Never Do in Real Life

    by Megan Angelo, Glamour

    Has your man ever taken a lesson from Matthew McConaughey's characters?Has your man ever taken a lesson from Matthew McConaughey's characters?Oh, yes. You didn't think we'd let the men get off easy, did you? Heck no. Though I suspect that the male gender's collective pulse doesn't get too heated over being represented right in chick flicks, I think we, as lifelong fans of men, can safely say there's some stuff they just. Don't. Do.

    That being said-I think my favorite part of writing this post will probably end up being you ladies hollering if your man has pulled a move straight out of Matthew McConaughey's playbook. Don't be stingy with the stories!

    Without further ado... here are some things I've pretty much only seen two-dimensional men do.

    1. Have access to their apartment building roof and a no-shame flair for twinkle-light stringing.

    2. Give each other tips on dancing, flirting, and kissing.

    3. Make denying that love even exists their "thing."

    See more: 10 Things Girls Always Do in Movies and Never Do in Real Life

    4. Make bets that involve convincing women to fall in love with them.
    This

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  • 6 Lies It's O.K. To Tell Your Boyfriend

    Because honesty is the best policy...except when it isn't.
    by Gena Kaufman, Glamour

    Conde Nast Archive
    Lying is bad, obvs. But on a few occasions, the truth just gets you into unnecessary trouble. Here are a few harmless occasions in which we think it's perfectly fine to fudge the truth to your man:

    1. Those weird noises I was making in my sleep? Of course it was a dream about you, babe. (It was my ex, oops. I'm so over him but you can't control your unconscious brain! Um, right?!)

    2. No, this top isn't new. You just don't remember because I haven't worn it in a while. (Hello, there was a sale. I had to buy it. Luckily he didn't notice my new shoes too.)

    See more: 10 Things Girls Always Do in Movies and Never Do in Real Life

    3. I'm really excited to visit your mom this weekend. (The next six holidays are with my non-passive aggressive parents, buddy.)

    4. Of course I never talk to my friends about our sex life. Or comment about it on Smitten. (Listen, a girl's gotta vent or get advice sometimes.)

    5.

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  • The 25 Best Places for the Rich and Single (Or Uh, Those Looking for Someone Rich and Single)

    by Gina Kaufman, Glamour

    Obviously money can't buy you love, but...people with money need love too.

    The folks over at CNNMoney have compiled a list of the top 25, with stats on the percentage of singles in the population and the median family income. So if you're interested in relocating to a land of guys and gals with money to spare, check out the hotspots. I've listed out the top ten with some info below:

    See more: 10 Things Girls Always Do in Movies and Never Do in Real Life

    - Newton, MA If you're looking for not just rich, but rich AND famous, Matt Damon, Louis C.K. and Amy Poehler all lived here.
    - Hoboken, NJ It also supposedly has the most bars in one square mile.
    - Brookline, MA There's a whole lot of green here, and I'm not just talking money: it's a link in a 1000-acre park goes through the area.
    - Arlington, VA Where the D.C. wonks come to play.
    - Redondo Beach, CA Ooh, bring my yacht around please.
    - Irvine, CA Mingle with the up and comers of the tech industry.
    -

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  • The 6 Worst Types of Insincere Apologies Guys Make

    by Gena Kaufman, Glamour

    You know what I'm talking about. Apologies that make you want to scream. Or bang your head against a wall. Or both. They're almost worse than no apology at all. They're so frustrating we have to vent about them.
    In the heat of the inevitable (but hopefully rare) couple fights, it can be hard to keep a cool head and fight fair. And in my experience, it's particularly hard when your guy makes one of these frequently used bad excuses for an apology:

    Fauxpology #1, The Iffy: "I'm sorry if I hurt you."
    Why it's the worst: If you hurt me? Really? We've been having a 20-minute discussion about why my feelings are hurt, and now you're going to pretend it's still just a possibility? Ugh.

    See more: 10 Things Girls Always Do in Movies and Never Do in Real Life

    Fauxpology #2, The Blameless: "I'm sorry your feelings are hurt."
    Why it's the worst: Just like above, it sounds so similar yet is SO different from an actual apology of "I'm sorry I hurt your feelings." It's an

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  • Why Dating is like Refrigerator Shopping (According to a Guy I Know)

    by Ariane Marder, Glamour

    Yes, it's true. A real-life man (with 40 years of life under his belt, no less) said that dating is basically like going to Walmart and comparing refrigerators.

    I should say off the bat that said guy is on my sh*t list. And once you hear the story, you'll most likely agree that he deserves two thumbs down.

    See more: 10 Things Girls Always Do in Movies and Never Do in Real Life

    A friend of mine has been dating a guy for the last year-and-a-half. He seemed great and really into her. He even brought up marriage and told her he was ready to settle down. But recently, he's been having the grown-up version of ants in his pants and second-guessing the relationship.

    One night after he returned from his college reunion, he said to her, "I've been thinking. I never really thought I'd end up with someone who wasn't Ivy League." (Blogger's note: EW!) Then he went on to commit metaphor-suicide: "I'm not the type of person to buy the first refrigerator I see. I shop

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  • Would You Be More Likely to Forgive Cheating If it Didn't Involve Sex? Sorry K-Stew, but I Wouldn't!

    Gena Kaufman, Glamour

    If you've ever been cheated on, you know exactly how awful it feels. But would it lessen the pain if the cheating hadn't, uh, gone all the way? Let's discuss.

    CN Digital StudioUnless you've been living under a rock, you've read all about how Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson. In light of The Cheating Heard 'Round the World, we've already talked about a few related topics-how to stop yourself from cheating, things to consider before taking a cheater back-but some new gossip on Tragedy of Twilight has me pondering a new question: are there degrees of cheating?

    See more: 10 Things Girls Always Do in Movies and Never Do in Real Life

    Evidently, Giovanni Agnelli, Stewart's director in Welcome to the Riley's, has leapt to her defense on Twitter, saying "I'll say what the manipulative media isn't saying...Kristen Stewart did not have any type of sex with Rupert Sanders." Now obviously, I have less than zero information into what actually happened in the lives of the

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