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Guys' top 10 online dating mistakes

Don't you hate it when you think you meet a great guy online -- and then he totally blows it? From moving too fast to giving up TMI, ladies aren't the only ones over-exposing themselves online.

updated Tue Jun 15 2010 11:57:03

Guys' top 10 online dating mistakes

Don't you hate it when you think you meet a great guy online -- and then he totally blows it? From moving too fast to giving up TMI, ladies aren't the only ones over-exposing themselves online.

updated Fri Jun 11 2010 10:36:25

I'm jealous of new couples

I want to start this confession with a disclaimer: I have a boyfriend who I have been dating for two and a half years. It is a relationship that I have poured more love, commitment and concern into than any of my previous ones put together, and he does the same.

updated Wed Jun 09 2010 12:09:35

Bikini or headscarf -- which offers more freedom?

Nine years ago, I danced my newborn daughter around my North Carolina living room to the music of "Free to Be...You and Me", the '70s children's classic whose every lyric about tolerance and gender equality I had memorized as a girl growing up in California.

updated Wed Jun 09 2010 11:47:23

Are there dangers in being 'spiritual but not religious'?

"I'm spiritual but not religious."

updated Thu Jun 03 2010 09:01:01

I can be independent and vulnerable

How often have you read something like this on a dating website: "Single, independent woman seeks a man who she considers her equal to spend the rest of her life with."

updated Wed Jun 02 2010 11:04:13

4 questions to ask your next date

My pal Stella is going through a terrible breakup with a horrible man. Like most of us, Stella knows how to deal with their split (time, wine, chocolate, more wine, more time), but she was concerned about the bigger picture.

updated Mon May 31 2010 17:02:56

8 ways to deal with jealousy

For the most part, I'm a pretty happy, confident person, but, man oh man, when feelings of insecurity start seeping in, a small part of me inevitably turns into a little green-eyed monster.

updated Mon May 31 2010 11:05:45

A romantic hero wouldn't do that

Romance writers and readers have one thing in common: We love men.

updated Fri May 28 2010 15:12:35

Don't date like 'SATC' Carrie Bradshaw

Carrie Bradshaw is not only a Manhattan and fashion icon, but as a dating columnist, she's considered a dating icon as well. Why? She's selfish, immature, manipulative, impulsive, and, let's face it, kind of psycho.

updated Thu May 27 2010 08:52:23

Suze Orman: Are you making these financial mistakes?

I know you've got the major risks in your financial life well taken care of: Your 401(k) is properly diversified to help you weather market volatility, and your reserve cash fund is on call to cover life's inevitable emergencies. Good work!

updated Mon May 24 2010 14:31:58

6 ways to be a better parent with technology

A few months ago, we had one of those stomach flus familiar to parents of young children everywhere. My son threw up all over his bed, and I wasn't feeling so hot myself.

updated Fri May 21 2010 12:23:57

Facebook: Getting engaged makes women unhappy

One would think that becoming engaged would make a woman happy, right? Well, if status updates on Facebook are any indication -- and at least two research scientists say they are -- that theory is all wrong.

updated Wed May 19 2010 15:08:56

My back up plan in case I don't meet 'the one'

I took a day off to head upstate with some friends for a relaxing weekend in the country. Plaid shirts were worn, showers were abstained from, and copious amounts of pork, wine, and other stuff were ingested.

updated Wed May 19 2010 12:58:18

Spice up your dates with tech

The new Italian restaurant in our neighborhood was the perfect place to celebrate our eighth wedding anniversary. We settled into a cozy table for two and turned our attention to the menu.

updated Mon May 17 2010 10:36:32

12 signs it's time to dump a friend

Sometimes it is really obvious that a friend isn't looking out for your best interests, but we keep ignoring it just because we have known them for so long, or because they know so much about us that we just put up with their selfishness or craziness.

updated Thu May 13 2010 10:31:28

6 ways to prioritize your online friendships

"But I don't want to join Twitter," my friend Leda says, fighting off my entreaties to start tweeting so we can stay in touch throughout the day.

updated Mon May 10 2010 17:35:27

Men who stuck by the 'other woman'

Zillions of famous married men have affairs. Some actually stayed with their mistress.

updated Mon May 10 2010 12:20:26

Suze Orman's 10 steps to a worry-free financial future

Lasting wealth is not found in the numbers flickering from the ATM screen. It's built on the foundation of who you are, how you act, and what you believe in. Follow these steps over the next 10 years to ensure financial security:

updated Mon May 10 2010 10:11:41

I write romance novels -- so what?

I write romance novels.

updated Sun May 09 2010 07:48:58

7 ways mom and I differ on raising kids

Here are seven ways my mother and I differ on raising children (and one way that is exactly the same).

updated Fri May 07 2010 15:18:45

Mother's Day poems: A guide

Mother's Day poems come in all shapes and sizes.

updated Thu May 06 2010 10:51:12

Single moms raising girls to remain single?

As a single black woman, I am tired of people and the media moaning about why black women can't find successful black men willing to marry them.

updated Wed May 05 2010 17:31:07

How do we tell people that we eloped?

Dear Wendy: After dating for a year and a half, my boyfriend and I had a sorta "spur of the moment" elopement at the end of January.

updated Wed May 05 2010 17:30:13

19 ways to feel more confident about your relationship

There are many ways to feel more confident about your relationship, and here are 19 to get you started.

updated Wed May 05 2010 17:29:11

Why is everyone so happy I'm in a relationship?

We were laying side by side, both face deep in our iPhones -- checking our email one last time before going to sleep, setting our alarm clocks for the next morning, basically saying goodbye to the day. I turned to him, his face lit by the tiny screen, and watched him scroll through his Facebook newsfeed.

updated Wed May 05 2010 17:28:11

Who gets what when you breakup?

At a long-ago birthday party, my cartoonist friend Peter gave me a framed piece of his artwork. As he handed it over, he said, "This is for you, so no matter what happens with him, it's yours."

updated Wed May 05 2010 17:24:00

Should woman be jealous of boyfriend's roommate?

Dear Wendy: My boyfriend moved to a new town last year for a job, and two weeks ago I moved to the town as well to be with him.

updated Wed May 05 2010 17:00:35

8 celebs who played nerds but landed hotties

Let me pick my jaw up off the floor and dust it off. Seth Green, who is notoriously typecast as "the dorky, funny guy," just got hitched to super hot actress Clare Grant on Sunday, at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.

updated Wed May 05 2010 11:49:05

10 life lessons you should unlearn

In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have unlearned:

updated Wed Apr 28 2010 08:04:36

When faith and function collide

If you could lay your hands on this suffering world and heal it, would you? If you could give information to comfort and guide the lost, wouldn't you? If you could save jobs by preparing your company for the future, would you?

updated Mon Apr 26 2010 08:32:33

Why we're married but living apart

Giving your heart to another person: It's the most universal impulse, yet the most singular thing we do.

updated Fri Apr 23 2010 09:18:56

Selling divorce while planning a wedding

As I sipped Champagne and breathed in the clear icy air of Mammoth Mountain, my boyfriend Matt got down on one knee, offered a glistening diamond ring and asked, "Sascha Rothchild, will you marry me?"

updated Thu Apr 22 2010 09:21:30

The new nightclub: your gym

As you get older, you realize nightclubs aren't your scene. You say you go to enjoy the music. But after a while it gets too hard to avoid the single scene drama of the club.

updated Wed Apr 21 2010 10:54:02

I wrote a stranger's love letter

I've been married for about as long as the average life expectancy of a hearty Labrador retriever, and the thing I miss most of all about being single is meeting strangers.

updated Wed Apr 21 2010 10:10:12

Deciding factors in speed dating

Forget high-paying jobs, kindness or a sense of humor. When people go looking for love at big speed-dating events, they have so many choices that they narrow their criteria down to height and weight, a new study finds.

updated Wed Apr 21 2010 09:53:11

Housecleaning improves my relationships

Recently, I spent a gorgeous spring day hermetically sealed inside my house to protect my delicate nasal passages from allergens. My confinement led to some unexpected spring-cleaning with unexpected benefits.

updated Tue Apr 20 2010 09:31:58

Respect my child's name, please!

A modern manners columnist answers a reader question about a sensitive family issue.

updated Mon Apr 19 2010 09:37:19

Jerry Seinfeld wants to save your marriage

Slouching over coffee in a booth at a New York diner, Jerry Seinfeld looks so...Seinfeldian, you might think he was shooting a scene from the old sitcom.

updated Thu Apr 15 2010 09:19:33

Is it OK for a friend to date your ex?

"Would you be upset if a friend starting dating someone they knew you were once deeply in love with?"

updated Tue Apr 13 2010 15:53:37

Tips for avoiding an IRS audit

Worried about an audit this tax season? They're on the rise, according to the IRS. But here are some ways you can avoid IRS scrutiny.

updated Mon Apr 12 2010 09:09:25

6 friends every mom needs in her momtourage

Forget about raising kids...it takes a village just to get Mom from Monday to Friday in one piece.

updated Fri Apr 09 2010 09:41:59

Web site examines the reality of women at 40

Grace Wynter, a bright and bubbly young woman with piercing brown eyes, was among the "jobless and discouraged" last year.

updated Thu Apr 08 2010 08:04:14

A bad date is the best story to tell

Some of the more memorable moments in our dating life tend to be ones filled with a disappointment or mishap.

updated Wed Apr 07 2010 08:13:40

The 6 guys you'll end up dating

Dating. It's the nightmare from which you never wake up. Why do we do it? Because it's the best way to find the guy we want to marry. And why do we want to get married? So we never have to date again.

updated Wed Apr 07 2010 08:11:06

How to find a new best friend

I'm on the hunt for a new best friend. Not that I'm replacing my old ones, mind you. BFFs aren't like cell phones, traded in for an upgrade every two years.

updated Tue Apr 06 2010 08:16:19

Struggling with a 'bad thought'

On a recent trip across America, what surprised me most was the number of people -- over 200 in one city, 80 to 150 elsewhere -- who wanted to discuss this odd word, "acedia."

updated Mon Apr 05 2010 08:10:53

Emmitt Smith's family tree has slaves, slave owner

Some know Emmitt Smith as the National Football League's all-time leading rusher. Others recognize him as a three-time Super Bowl champion or a Dancing with the Stars winner.

updated Thu Apr 01 2010 09:33:49

Ladies, take a cue from men on who's really a friend

Friends are important to me -- not just girlfriends to sit around talking about Oprah, but also male buddies, who have a unique perspective on a number of things.

updated Tue Mar 30 2010 08:21:26

I'm glad my husband cheated

Thank you for sleeping with my husband.

updated Mon Mar 29 2010 09:51:49

Why to beware the oversharer

Boris came to me at the behest of his new girlfriend, Cecily, whom I'd known for years. Since most people dislike being pushed to see any sort of adviser, I expected Boris to be reticent, if not downright hostile.