When my friends tell me that a man has called them “cute” on a date, they cringe as they tell the story, wondering why they share the same adjective as a golden retriever puppy. If a man calls her “hot”, she will wonder why he didn’t call her beautiful, and might even be offended at his sexual forwardness. My research for this topic consisted mainly of scouring message boards about relationships, … [Read more...] about Beautiful vs. Sexy: Why Choose?
Sexy & Single
Have you ever known—no—felt in your gut that something was not quite right about the way you feel in your relationship? Do you have moments that make you a little nauseous, and even question your beliefs? Do loved ones often tell you that your partner may not be right for you? As firm as your moral sun may be, emotions tend to be the giant, gray, storm clouds that block it, even though you know … [Read more...] about Cognitive Dissonance: What Is It Saying about your Relationship?
Did the title catch your attention? If you’re a woman in your 20s or 30s, you probably know what the big scary “number” means: how many sex partners you’ve had. General opinion, common gossip, and social media culture give me the impression that having a high number of partners suggests dirtiness, immorality, shame, etc. What’s more, society encourages a woman to keep her number as low as possible … [Read more...] about Why a Woman Shouldn’t Worry About Her "Number"
Let’s talk about boys. Not the one that you met at that music festival, or your Tinder date that turned out to wear a Viking helmet to sleep, no. Let’s talk about the guy you’ve known since preschool, or the one you met in your most boring philosophy class in college—the platonic friend. As a rising junior at a school known for its rigorous curriculum, I know that I wouldn’t have made it through … [Read more...] about Millennial Mindset: Reasons We Love Our Guy Friends