In decades past, when a girl graduated from prospect to girlfriend, her guy would impart a token to mark the occasion: a promise ring, a class pin, a varsity jacket. But in a time when casual hookups, perpetual hangouts, and vague text messages abound, how’s a lady to know when that dude she’s seeing wants to make it official?
Although you can’t know for sure without inciting an awkward conversation about the parameters of your relationship, there are a few signs that indicate you two have become a real couple.
I have a few skills that should give me an edge, should a mysterious outbreak cause zombies to take control of the Earth: I’m an accurate shot with a pistol, I’m fairly physically fit, I’m well-versed in zombie mythology, and I have a few pairs of Mad-Max-style boots that are perfect for an apocalyptic scenario.
But I’m stunted by a few weaknesses that would prevent me from surviving the first week of the zombie apocalypse. Here’s why I’m doomed.
Given the exorbitant cost of gas and massive time commitment that comes with running errands, it stands to reason we could all save some money and a few headaches by shopping online. Sure, there are some items that are best to buy in person, but if the prices are comparable and shipping fees reasonable, why not take a shortcut and opt for the virtual shopping basket when we buy?
Here are some everyday essentials that are less expensive, easier to obtain, and sometimes higher quality when you order online. Continue reading
Ladies, we are a sorry bunch. We apologize so readily that we hardly notice it anymore. And I’m not saying we should erase “sorry” from our vocabulary entirely. But this propensity to offer repentance is actually detrimental to our wellbeing. After all, why should we feel guilty when we’ve done nothing wrong.
Here are three habits we often apologize for, that we should own up to instead.
Getting tripped up on common figures of speech is forgivable. After all, when we make written spelling and grammar mistakes, we have technology on hand that swoops in to correct us — thanks Microsoft Word! But when we mispronounce phrases in conversation, our audience is less likely to set us straight.
So to save you the potential embarrassment of jumbling up commonly used phrases in conversation, I present a few figures of speech you’re likely mispronouncing, and how to correct them.
I’d like to think that women as a populous conduct themselves in a respectable, dignified manner in most scenarios. I prefer to think of ladies as the gentler sex. But apparently, when the clock strikes midnight at parties, bars, and various social gatherings, us girls may sometimes conduct ourselves in an unsavory manner. The most unflattering and immature activity we can engage in is the sloppy drunk fight. We’ve all overdone it on drinks and found ourselves in screamfests with our pals and significant others, but a select few of us have found ourselves in a physical altercation.
As any decent older sibling should, my brother shared with me some easy tips for the day I should find myself in a fight. Unfortunately it wasn’t long before I put his advice to use. So if in the unlikely event you end up in a catfight, employ these strategies to escape unscathed.
In a post-college age of co-ed gatherings, it can be difficult to suss out where you and that guy lie on the friendship/relationship continuum. Does your happy hour date qualify as a romantic-type date? Did that drunken hookup mean you’re on the fast-track to girlfriend status? Was your coworker’s roommate checking you out at that party?
While in most cases the guy you’re clicking with wants to knock boots, there are instances where you’re unknowingly in HIS friend zone. Here are some subtle signals he’s sending that indicate he considers you a platonic friend.