How to Share a Fantasy in Three Easy(ish) Steps

photo by smell_of_colours Sharing a fantasy with a partner can be a cheap and easy way to foster intimacy, build trust, and kink things up. But it takes a lot of courage to do. What if you think yours is too mundane to put into words (remember Meg Ryan’s faceless stranger fantasy in When Harry […]

10 Ways to Win Over Your Partner’s Parents This Thanksgiving

Image via IMDB You know the relationship is serious when you’re spending any major holiday with your significant other’s family. Sure, you may have met them briefly once or twice before, but something like Thanksgiving is the battleground where approval can be won or lost forever. So follow these ten simple rules to ensure your […]

Econ 101 for the Pickup Scene

image from nDevilTV Economies of Scale is a “theory of seduction” positing that the more you put yourself out there, the better you’ll do. Duh, you say. But, like the greatest economic theories, it gets better as you unpack it. Say you spy the woman/man of your dreams sipping a green-tea latte at the Soy […]

How to Split the Bill in 7 Easy Steps

photo by Orin_Zebest Dates may be cheap but they ain’t never free. So who coughs up? Whoever did the asking pays for the date. This is 2009, people, it’s so last century to assume the man always gets it. However, if you’ve been asked out, you should always assume you’ll be going dutch to avoid […]

How to Kiss and Tell

photo by Tuftronic10000 We can’t deny the simple joy of a good, discreet dish session. Follow these rules: No X-rated group emails. Choose one or two close, tight-lipped friends who can keep their mouths shut. A one-night-stand with someone outside your social circle is fair fodder for a slightly wider audience, as are generic and complimentary […]

How to Have a One-Night Stand in 10 Easy Steps

Yesterday our first weekly column appeared in Metro, the 6th largest circulated newspaper in the U.S., with an audience of more than 1.2 million daily readers in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. If you’re outside these three cities or missed us on your morning commute, we’ll be reprinting our how-to column, unabridged, every Wednesday. This week’s […]