relationships

  • Featured
    Ashley Madison logo depicts white woman with finger over lips in "shhh" gesture

    So Your Partner was on Ashley Madison. DTMFA.

    I’m in a cab late at night making conversation with the typically chatty driver; I realize I’ve lost my keys and have to find a place to crash. Texting frantically, I mutter aloud that I’m pretty sure my boyfriend’s asleep, and tell the cabbie I’m going to try my girlfriend’s phone. He breaks into a grin. “How do you pull…

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    Chart showing the percent of men who rated each trait as important.

    A Survey Did Not Prove Men Want Dependent Wives

    Surveys are funny things. You can get some interesting revelations out of a well-done survey, but if the survey has significant flaws you can also end up with a barrage of information that seems interesting on the surface but is actually completely useless for learning anything about the human condition. Case in point, this month the Hart Research Association released…

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  • Feminism

    Meghan Trainor Gets It Wrong

    What’s wrong with a video that shows images of a woman in 50s garb cooking and cleaning while looking for a man? That seems to be the question that everyone is asking about Meghan Trainor’s video “Dear Future Husband,” and the shit is flying in all directions in the quest for an answer. After the amazing reception that “All About…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: January 6 – January 12 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! It’s a new week, so it’s time to get going. Catch up on all the awesomeness you missed last week on the Skepchick Network. Think about how good crossing that off your to-do list will feel…

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  • Random Asides

    Ask Surly Amy: Fake Photos

    Dear Surly Amy, i met this guy over the internet about 2 months ago. we have gotten very serious. iv’e sent him photos. he has sent me photos. we have fallen so much in-love. i guess i should cut to the chase. that’s not me in the photo. ive been dishonest about what i look like. he wants to see…

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  • Random Asides

    Ask Surly Amy: Daisy and Dick and Abusive Relationships

    Dear Surly Amy, One of my female friends (let’s call her Daisy) says she still has “that special something” with one of my former friends (let’s call him Dick). I severed my friendship with Dick because he blackmailed her, caused a humiliating scene outside her house, habitually lied to her, and physically assaulted her. And recently I’ve heard news that…

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  • Parenting

    Ask Surly Amy: Skeptic and Faith Based Holiday Parenting

    Hi Surly Amy! My boyfriend and I have started very generally talking about maybe someday thinking about having a baby. I’m worried. Eg, I am 34 so we don’t have forever to be ambiguous about it, & he has a disability that makes it difficult for him to do many baby-helping things. I can deal with those! My question is-…

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  • Ask Surly Amy: Frustrated Abusive Relationship

    Dearly Surly Amy, About one year ago I met a woman online. We became fond of each other and started what, even if we never met in person, has every right to be called a relationship. She wasn’t single. The man knew about me and didn’t mind; they had an “open relationship.” Eventually I learned that he used to beat…

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