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Relationship Development

How to Maintain Your First Real Adult Relationship

Categories: Learn, Live, Love

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More than just a couple, things get interesting when you become a “unit”.

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What to Do When Meeting Your Girlfriend’s Parents

Categories: Learn, Live, Love

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The most important interview of your relationship.

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Surviving the End of the Honeymoon Period

Categories: Love

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No relationship can feel new and exciting forever – the secret is realizing that’s a good thing.

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From the Psychotherapist: What Time Taught Me About Love

Categories: Love

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Relationships, especially at this time in our life, can be a mess. Psychotherapist Steven Bernstein reflects on what he’s learned.

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How to Nail Valentine’s Day Without Dropping a Ton of Money – A Visual Guide

Categories: Learn

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Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be expensive, commercial, or stressful. We’ve got an outline for an amazing evening at home, no jewelry required.

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What Every Man Should Know About Flowers and How to Exploit it for Personal Gain

Categories: Learn, Love

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People like to joke how complicated women are, yet the right flowers at the right time can melt even the most intricate woman. We’ll show you how, what to look for, and where to get a bouquet for less than what you blow on lunch.

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Gentleman’s Goal: Take a Woman on a Picnic Within the Next Two Weeks

Categories: Learn, Love

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It has been said that variety is the spice of life. Keeping things fresh and exciting is a challenge, and sometimes coming up with the right idea for a special day with your lady is no picnic. Unless, of course, you take her on a picnic, which you should totally do. We challenge you to finally take that girl on a much-deserved, overdue picnic within two weeks. Will you accept?

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“I Should Have Dumped You Sooner” and Other Things You Should Never Think Again

Categories: Learn

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We’re not telling you what to think, we’re saying if you ever think these 10 thoughts, you’re probably with the wrong person. If you’ve ever caught yourself muttering one of these to yourself, it may be time to analyze your relationship.

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You’re Never Going to Meet Your Future Spouse in a Bar

Categories: Love

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It can seem like there is only one socially acceptable place to meet people: bars. The thing is alcohol, loud music, and crowds don’t encourage serious relationships. Stop putting all your luck in the local watering hole and you might finally meet that certain someone.

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Your Valentine’s Day Card Can Make You A Hero

Categories: Learn, Love

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Sometimes the small and easy things in life mean the most, a thoughtful card on Valentine’s Day being the perfect example. Don’t worry about buying an expensive gift, a card that can express how much she means to you will mean a ton more to her, and last longer than overpriced flowers.

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Soapbox Therapy: Jealousy and Feeling Like a Teenage Girl

Categories: Love

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How early in a relationship can you ask if the other person is dating other people? It can be an honest and nagging feeling we can’t control, but it can have disappointing consequences if not handled properly. Brooke has how to deal.

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How to Tell If You’re Dating an Ice Princess

Categories: Love

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All women have the right to a blow-up, mood swing, or bad day every now and then, but if her coldness seems to last longer than a Siberian winter, it may be more of a character trait then was apparent when you met her. Use this guide of 10 ice-cold attributes to diagnose if you’ve stumbled into a relationship with arctic royalty.

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Soapbox Therapy: The Big F’ing Deal About Football

Categories: Love

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It seems like an age-old battle: guys want to relax and watch the game and women get annoyed by it. But like with most relationship clashes, there’s more to it than there seems. Brooke breaks it down and explains how everyone can get what they want.

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Shit or Get Off The Pot: Jon’s Long Distance Relationship Dilemma

Categories: Love

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While some song writers may say all you need is love, resident relationship expert Brooke knows men can also benefit from a swift kick in the pants from the boot of knowledge. Check out her no holds barred advice for a reader confused about the transition from a mostly digital to a mostly long distance relationship.

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Soapbox Therapy: How to Support Your Girlfriend When She Doesn’t Land Her Dream Job

Categories: Love

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When your girlfriend suffers, you suffer through proxy, as reader Dave discovered when his girlfriend couldn’t pull her dream job. While it’s not your job to get your girl hired, you can lend a hand by removing her personal stumbling blocks.

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Soapbox Therapy: The Thing About Dating Someone with a New Career

Categories: Love

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Finding the person of your dreams and landing your dream job are two of the most important things to people in their 20′s. So what are you supposed to do when your dream girl says she can’t date you because she’s afraid of messing up her dream job? Brooke has the answer.

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Soapbox Therapy: The Thing About Relationships That Are All About Sex

Categories: Love

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Every man can feel insecure with his partner once in awhile, but if you’re focusing all of your relationship energy in the bedroom, something’s up.

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Brooke on Boys: Why Valentine’s Day Matters

Categories: Love

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Listen, we know you’re not that into Valentine’s Day – neither are we. But that doesn’t matter, because it’s not about us, or even our relationships. Listen to Brooke as she fills you in on the real reason this day matters.

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Dude’s Dossier: An Essential Glossary on Buying Jewelry for the Ladies

Categories: Love, Spend

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With Valentine’s Day coming up many men will find themselves panicking at the jewelry counter. You don’t need to be one of them. If you don’t know the difference between precious and semiprecious, gold-filled and gold-plated, or really understand what “Sterling Silver” is, make sure to check out our guide before you check out at the jewelry store.

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Soapbox Therapy: Rollercoaster Ryan and the Introverted Extrovert

Categories: Live

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Ryan is normally the life of the party, but some nights he calls it off, stays in alone to dick around on the internet or play video games, and then feels anti-social and guilty for ditching his friends. Is something up? Our expert Brooke weighs in.

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How Do I Know If She’s The One? A Look at Romantic Love, Perfect Love & Relative Love

Categories: Love

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If there is one question every man fears wrestling with it’s “Is she the one?”. A question that could change the rest of our lives, for better or for worse. And while that may seem to be a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question, we first have to break down the kind of love we’re in. After all, we love cigars, cars, and video games differently than we love women, but some men don’t realize that love can be broken down even further into three distinct categories that will determine the answer.

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The 10 Films Guaranteed to End Your Relationship

Categories: Love

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Love movies but hate your girlfriend? Let your enjoyment of one spell the end for the other. When it’s time to move on from one relationship, start this movie marathon to chase her right out the door. Aaaand action.

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The Science of Sexy: How Evolution Drives Our Lust

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, Love, New Here?

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Have you ever met a woman you were strangely attracted to but couldn’t figure out why? Animal instinct, my friend. Many of the physical cues we identify as ‘sexy’ have descended from millions of years of evolution as a part of Nature’s way of propagating the species. It certainly gives more breadth to the term “one night stand,” now doesn’ it?

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Putting the Amor in Polyamorous

Categories: Learn, Live, Love

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No doubt you’ve considered it, or at least dreamed about it, but discarded the thought as pure fantasy. But what if consensual non-monogamy, was the key to ever lasting romance and sexual happiness? It’d be worth a thought, now wouldn’t it?

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