Posts tagged "romance"

It's Just A Little Crush

The idea of a crush is terrifying. Even the word “crush” sounds like it would be miserable. It’s not a “hug of attraction,” instead it’s what happens when you are run over by a bulldozer. Just. Ouch. Like most things that are scary, crushes are also exhilarating. It’s the same reason horror movies and Shark Week... Read more »

Get <3poon'd: Do You Know This Girl?

Get <3poon'd: Do You Know This Girl?
  My handsome, successful friend, Philip Chang, met a mysterious blond babe at the Big Shoulders Fund Ball at Adler Planetarium on Friday, September 28. It’s a cute boy-meets-girl, boy-thinks-girl-is-pretty-awesome, boy-loses-sight-of-girl story. Let’s help boy-find-girl. If I share this with all my friends and you share it with all your friends, someone is bound to... Read more »

Chicago is the third most chivalrous city

Dockers (All Rights Reserved) Is chivalry dead?  That’s what Dockers wanted to know when they marched out into five U.S. cities with a camera and young woman or mature man pulling a teetering stack of files.  The company, best known for its khaki pants, discovered that there are still people out there willing to help out a damsel in... Read more »
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Sexy Rx: Speed Dating At Lumen

Sexy Rx: Speed Dating At Lumen
(sxc.hu) Back in January, Stephen Markley, Elliott Serrano and I embarked on an epic date-a-palooza that will be forever remembered as the Accidental Threesome.  Quickly following that, I found myself tied to TDH in an LTR.  Well, I am single again folks and it’s time to pick up where the threesome stopped.  How do you... Read more »

Project Listen To My Friends: Tips From My BGF

As I mentioned, I’m trying this new thing where I actually listen to the people that know me best.  Two weeks ago, I investigated the advice from one of my best straight male friends, Alek.  This time around, I switched sides to hear from my BGF. (P.S. I hope you wore purple yesterday for Spirit Day.  I... Read more »

Project listen to my friends: Who should Ana date?

Alek: Ana, you need to date a blah, blah guy. ::voice that sounds like the teacher in Peanuts::, Ana: Ohhhhh…Alek. Life is all about discovery. The only way you can grow is to continuously turn over the pebbles of your mind and discover what is under each and every one, how they connect, why they... Read more »
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Dear Guys: Nine Steps To An Awesome First Date

Dear Guys: Nine Steps To An Awesome First Date
(sxc.hu) Okay…this is maybe a liiiiiiittle too eager. I went on a first date this weekend and it was really, really fun.  This guy did everything right, which made me realize that I haven’t seen this in a while. A first date should make the girl feel appreciated, respected, lucky and like the guy actually wants... Read more »

Groupon Bets On First Date Success

(sxc.hu) First dates are equal parts terrifying and thrilling.  Part of me is screaming without much reason…just an internal “OH HOLY CRAP!!!!!” panic attack.  The other part is really excited.  Every first date could be your last first date.  It’s totally possible that you are about to embark on that wild, crazy love story that... Read more »

What I Learned From The Bachelorette

What I Learned From The Bachelorette
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen The Bachelorette finale, don’t read this. (Getty) Roberto!!!!!!  Oh, hunky, hunky Roberto.  Yes, I am talking about ‘The Bachelorette’ finale with Ali Fedotowsky, pictured left, who chose the golden god, Roberto, in the final rose ceremony.  Admittedly, I have never really been too hooked on ‘The Bachelor’ or ‘The... Read more »
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Workplace Romance: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Workplace Romance: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
(STR/AFP/Getty Images) While promoting her new thriller, Salt, Angelina Jolie spilled that Brad Pitt is, unsurprisingly, a “wonderful father.”  The two have been together for five years, collecting five children in the process.  (My adoption application remains unanswered.)  And to think this all began as a workplace romance. Let’s look past the fact that Brad... Read more »