Blog Posts by The Frisky

  • The Lies Men Think All Women Tell, the secret is out, ladies. One of our own has let the cat out of the bag. Writing for, female "relationship correspondent," Madeline Murphy shares the five lies she says every woman tells. "All women lie in certain situations and your little angel is no exception," Murphy writes, adding:

    "Sometimes she's only fibbing a bit to protect her own feelings or yours. Sometimes her motives are less laudable, like lying to cover her tracks. Whatever the case, certain lies occur much more frequently than others. It's up to you to learn the five lies all women tell, and how to handle them."

    So just what are the five lies every single one of us is guilty of telling? Find out after the jump.

    1. "I'm not mad at you."

    Murphy writes:

    "Oh, yes she is. Don't think you're getting off that easily. This lie is one of the most frequently used in relationships. Typically, women who have been hurt by men in their lives-often inadvertently-use this phrase as

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  • Automatic Online Dating Dealbreakers've been doing the online dating thing for a while. Match, Nerve, JDate, OkCupid, you name it. Generally, I'm a fan (it feels sort of like shopping for boys, no?). That said, there's also a lot about it that never fails to appall me. Namely, what guys seem to think is attractive, funny, or sexy in their profiles. For some of these men, the dealbreaker can be small-that moment when you're checking him out, and all is going well until you scroll down to see that one off-putting thing and it's click, on to the next. Then of course, there are the all around disaster cases where everything from the picture to the description is horrifically wrong.

    Here, some examples (both hilarious and bizarre) of online dating dealbreakers. For the ladies out there, let us know if you agree. For the guys, take notes. Please.


    • When his pic is a glamour shot
    • Making weird faces with a caption "two hours of sleep!" Either he's seeking sympathy, or showing how he parties too hard.
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  • Would You Wear One Of The New Fashion Merkins?

    High-Fashion Merkins, Pubic WigsTV (Fall 2008) and Do Estilista (Spring 2009)

    Who knew a pubic wig could be so chic? Thanks to Trend de la Creme for pointing out the merkin's influence on high-fashion, with pubic shaped cutouts and panels showing up on designs from Kostas Murkudis and Alexandre Herchcovitch. I've yet to see one of these strut past me on the street, but the first lady who does, will get my award for fashion bad ass. [Trend de la Creme]

    -- Amelia McDonell-Parry for The Frisky

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  • How To Nurse A Sick Man Back To Health

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    My honey bunny threw out his back this weekend moving heavy boxes into our new apartment and literally couldn't move unassisted for 48 hours. Despite my lack of qualifications for the job, I became the de facto meal-maker, bath-giver, walker-to-the-bathroom, and all around nursemaid.

    Luckily for us both, I passed the Not Nurse Ratched test with flying colors. He's back on his feet, albeit in a shuffle-y, wobble-y kind of way.

    I've heard that saying that if a couple really wants test its compatibility, they should go on a week long vacation to a foreign country together. But actually, I think one partner nursing the other back to health is a better indication! Surprise, surprise, you don't need a nurse's uniform (though he'd probably like that) to take care of a sick dude. But you do need love, patience…and a bulls**t detector.

    1. In the Absence Of Actual Medical Knowledge, Sympathetic Cooing Goes A Long Way: Damned if I know the relative merits of Motrin vs.
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  • Dimetto Ads Offer Caps For Your ... Crotch!

    While hats are known for cleverly covering bald spots, in these Dimetto ads, they're full on bush blockers. Who knows if the Paris unisex haberdasher is sick of making headwear, but they certainly found a way to turn heads! Something tell us that no matter where those hats rest, they look damn good. So ladies, here it is, the fresh lingerie look from Europe-a crotch cap. How do you say "sexy" in French? [Copyranter]

    Tasteful or not so much!? See more of THE FRISKY!

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  • Debate This: Should We Laugh When Models Fall On The Runway?

    We've debated topics of varying importance on The Frisky, for this installment of "Debate This," we're tackling a subject that is truly timely and serious. Should we-and that's a royal "we"-laugh when models fall on the runway? This sparked a little heated debate during our morning meeting today, so I've asked two particularly empassioned Frisky staffers to square off on the matter.

    It's Girl-on-Girl Crime!

    "Models Go Down!" posts seem to be the online answer to the "This Celeb Got Fat!" brand of schadenfreude that we all know and love so well in the tabloids. Just like I wish they'd stop with the latter, could we please learn to leave these poor girls alone?

    Women hating on women is rampant enough as it is, and while it's easy to poke fun at excessively beautiful folks (and yeah, people falling is always kinda funny), consider our Catherine's analogy -- laughing at models falling is the equivalent of yelling at an employee for not doing their job while their computer has suffered

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  • Should you get back with your ex?


    If anyone ever had a reason not to get back with an ex, I did. He was the quintessential on-and-off Bad Boyfriend and not only were all my friends painfully aware of this fact, when he dumped me on the same day my father died (think Jessica and Tony birthday sitch x 10), then again after a similar life tragedy, it had finally become clear to me as well. I moved on fast. Literally days after he'd hit me with yet another, "I can't do this anymore," I somehow managed to enter into a relationship with a man who was easygoing and ridiculously sweet, so I hardly had time to mourn. I wouldn't normally recommend rebounding as a heartbreak cure-all, but in this case it definitely helped remind me that the ex was Not. For. Me. My work was exciting, glamorous and rewarding. I was in my early-to-mid 20s. I had amazing friends. I lived in New York. Things were kind of perfect. I was so much happier without my ex.

    That's when he began to stalk me.

    It began with emails here and there,

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  • Do Some Guys Actually LIKE Wearing Condoms?

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    It's always been my understanding - from personal experience, friends' experience and general popular culture - that most guys hate wearing condoms and if pregnancy and STDs weren't a concern, they'd totally ditch the latex. But a recent letter to Time Out New York's sex columnist, Jamie Bufalino, has me scratching my head. Is it possible that some men actually LIKE wearing a condom? A reader writes…

    I'm deep into a long-term relationship (married 11 years), and my guy wears a condom every time we have sex. He's done this since almost the beginning, when I found out he had herpes. (Oh, and for the person who wrote in recently about this, yeah, he didn't tell me at first either, and it wasn't a deal breaker, thank God!) Anyway, the condom-wearing has been a nonissue in our relationship. But recently I've noticed that he seems to really like it. He waits for me to put it on, grinning, and gets even harder once it's there. I've always assumed that all guys would

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  • Some Clergy Refuse To Sign Straight Couples’ Marriage Certificates

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    If gays can't marry, no one will. That's the point of view of some clergy in the Refuse To Sign movement, who believe that gay marriage should be legal everywhere, but individual churches should be allowed to choose whether or not to perform the unions.

    While some clergy won't perform any weddings or sign marriage certificates to straight couples, other clergy members will still announce, "I now pronounce you husband and wife" but will request the straight couples have a judge sign their marriage certificates instead.

    Regardless of how they enact their protest, the clergy members agree they cannot "in good conscience function as an agent of the government," according to their web site, by not signing marriage certificates for gays and thus denying gay couples the legal right to marry. In God's eyes and theirs, they believe, the couples' love should be legally sanctioned. But because clergy are authorized to sign marriage certificates, church and state are being

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  • 20 Things Every Woman Should Do Before She Gets Married

    With 11 days left until my wedding, the final countdown is in effect. Among the dozens of little things left on my to-do list, I've been thinking a lot about the things crossed off my to-do list long before I met my husband to-be - things that have made me a well-rounded, experienced woman ready for a lifetime commitment to another person. After the jump, 20 things every woman should cross off her list before getting married.

    1. Live by herself for at least a year.
    2. Live with someone else for at least a year.
    3. Recover from a broken heart.
    4. Have a vacation fling.
    5. Take a road-trip with a group of girlfriends.
    6. Relish sleeping in a queen-sized bed by herself.
    7. Get her finances in order.
    8. Learn to love her body.
    9. Have sex with at least one person she'd never want to marry (or introduce to mom).
    10. Find reliable birth control.
    11. Pay off as much credit card debt and student loans as possible.
    12. Spend way too much on a something frivolous.
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