Advice
Comment of the Week: 6 Rules of the Pre-Relationship Fuck-Buddy Couple

Reader Arielle wrote a nice response to the post How Often Do Fuck Buddies Become Girlfriends?, basically outlining the 6 rules of having a fuck buddy who you might want to turn into a partner some day: All of my relationships have been fuck buddies that turned into relationships.  Twice I’ve gotten my heart broken because the guy was […]

What Men Really Think About Dating Older Women

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What do men in general think about dating older women, or cougars?” Straight Married Guy (Jim): The cougar seems like a largely positive stereotype and I’m all for it.  However, the importance of not dressing like you just chalked your first ID cannot […]

Your Call: Why Did He Break Up with Me?

The “beyond my control” breakup scene in the film Dangerous Liasons We get a lot of questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to respond to a reader. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your thoughts in […]

The Amount of Sexual Attention Testicles Should Be Given

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: Should I pay more attention to my boyfriend’s balls? Straight Single Guy (Mark): Well, at least don’t forget about them.  Getting past the generic notion that everyone’s preferences are different, and thus communication with your partner is key — absolutely true of […]

10 Questions to Ask Each Other Before Getting Married

We’re not talking here about the kinds of questions everyone should ask each other before deciding to get married — things that could be actual deal-breakers, like, Do you want kids? And, Are you a member of the Republican party? No, these ten questions are things you should ask each other in order to have […]

Your Call: I Was Bi, But Now I’m Not Attracted to Men. What Happened?

photo via Wikimedia Commons We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.  Submit Your Own Question to EMandLO.comTry Our New *PRIVATE* Advice Service! […]

6 Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Confessing Your Love to Your BFF

We all know how it goes. Sometimes, we want the things we can’t have. It’s hard when you think you’re fine being just friends with someone, but once they change their Facebook status to “In a relationship”, you realize you’re not as happy for them as you should be. Falling in love is sometimes messy—amazingly messy. It’s […]

10 Easy Ways to Be More Romantic

photo via Flickr Romance is contagious. So the best way to get your guy or gal to be more romantic is to be more romantic with them first. Here are 10 not-too-arduous ways to do just that. 1. Wax nostalgic. Ninety-eight percent of romance is remembering not to take each other for granted. So tap into long-lost […]

Comments of the Week: The Sexual Satisfaction & Compatibility Quiz

photo via Wiki Commons This week, in response to our Your Call question “My Husband and I Don’t Care That We Don’t Have Much Sex. Should We?“, two of our MVPs were quick on the draw with spot-on answers. First, Nikki wrote: This sounds like more of the tyranny of “normal.” If you have a […]

Can You Sleep Over If You Just Want to Cuddle on an Early Date?

 photo via flickr Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What do you guys think of a new date who wants to sleep over but doesn’t want to have sex?” Straight Single Guy (Max): Personally, I say bravo. The longer you make me work for it, the better everything […]