I’ve got word about a gift my boyfriend is getting me for Christmas. Problem is, I KNOW I AM NOT GOING TO LIKE IT.
Do I tell him and risk hurting his feelings? Or should I just go with it?!
Present-ing is the worst.
This happened to me a few years back.. but I thought I would be safe by getting my best friend involved. Turns out, neither one knew what I liked and I was stuck with some diamond monstrosity he picked up at kmart.
And even though I knew that it would never ever grace my neck, I had to act super stoked. He was so excited to give it to me and honestly, it was entirely my fault. I could have prevented that ridiculous purchase.
You just have to figure out how to tell him. For me this is usually pretty easy.. especially if he’s considering jewelry.
It’s going to be hard, but you have to be honest with him OR, get a friend in there who can let him down easy for you. That way you’re scott-free and she’s the grinch.
What do you think?!
Christmas is right around the corner, and even though I might still have a few Halloween decorations up, I love this time of year!
So to get into the holiday spirit, here’s a really terrible Christmas scenario.
*DISCLAIMER: I REALIZE THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS NOT ABOUT GETTING PRESENTS, BUT SERIOUSLY.. YOU’D BE PRETTY @#$%!^ IF YOU DIDN’T.*
ALSO, I would definitely go with no presents.. because I could not deal with hearing THIS on the daily.
Which would YOU rather?!
What do you think about that?
Since I usually dedicate Tuesdays to tearing relationships apart (kidding, sort of.. ), today I’ve decided to take a listener email about how to KEEP a guy.
Would you be comfortable bringing someone to your house on a first date, AND IF SO, what kind of meal would you make?
On the one hand, bringing a guy over on the first date for a meal you’ve prepared seems RISKY. I mean if you screw it up, you might really screw it up. This guy has no vested interest in you, so to me, there’s no coming back from a failure.
But hey, maybe you’re a better cook than me. I have two dishes in my culinary arsenal, BUT I don’t bring out the heavy artillery until I’ve already landed a guy.. like an added bonus type deal.
If you can accept the pressure that comes with cooking for a first date, GO FOR IT. Just don’t make your house seem “too romantic” and don’t make spaghetti. NO ONE looks attractive slurping noodles.
Have you been in this situation? What would you make?
Been seeing a guy for 3 and a half years, only one of which he has remembered my birthday.
Is this normal? Or should I forget about this creep?
Taylor, as annoying as that is, EVEN HUSBANDS DON’T KNOW THIS INFORMATION.
Seriously. Check this out.
MEN: Pay VERY close attention to this list, then go home and figure out all the answers. Because your wife could be reading this too, and you WILL be quizzed.. then probably sleeping on the couch.
A new survey has figured out the top 15 things most men don’t know about their wives. Some of these make sense, some don’t. But either way, you should really know all of them, and soon. Here’s the list.
#1.) Her cell phone number. 54% of men don’t know it.
#2.) Her favorite song, 54%.
#3.) Bra size, 39%.
#4.) The specific date you met, 35%.
#5.) Favorite perfume, 34%.
#6.) Where she went to school, 28%.
#7.) Her favorite clothing store, 24%.
#8.) Shoe size, 23%.
#9.) Dress size, 23%.
#10.) Underwear size, 20%.
#11.) Who she considers her best friend, 20%.
#12.) Her allergies, 20%.
#13.) HER BIRTHDAY, 12%. That’s about one in eight, by the way.
#14.) Her natural hair color, 11%.
#15.) Her official job title, 10%.
The survey also found that more than three-quarters of men think their wife would know ALL of those details about them.
So, should you dump him over this? Depends. If there are other areas where he kinda sucks too, then probably. If he doesn’t remember your info when he’s trying to impress you, odds are he will never remember it, EVER.
So you’ve been invited to break thanksgiving bread over at your new beau’s house. Congratulations! NOW DON’T SCREW IT UP.
Whether you’ve been dating for a few weeks or a few years, the first holiday meal you spend at his/her family’s house is UNNERVING to say the least. I mean they’ve got their own traditions, rituals, holiday expectations, and you’re blindly walking into this.
Because I don’t want you to go into this alone..
Here are some tips from the 23504 textline to help you minimize awkwardness so you can instead focus on marathon eating. After all, that’s what Thanksgiving is really about.
Don’t chew with your mouth open. MANNERS ARE IMPORTANT.
Don’t forget to compliment the cook. Someone took the time to make this food, whether you like it or not.
Don’t make out in front of his grandma. Excessive PDA in front of relatives will likely creep him AND THEM out.
Don’t be late.
Don’t try to butt into family business.
Don’t be like “OHH, I don’t eat that.”
Don’t bring up politics or religion.
Don’t refuse anything a mom offers you. TAKE A LITTLE.
Don’t dress like a slut. You want his parents to get to know you, not your cleavage.
Don’t come empty handed. Bring a small side, flowers, WINE.
Don’t forget alcohol. BUT you should limit your drinks to two. You are far less likely to commit any of these other embarrassments if you are sober.
Don’t rush to the couch after dinner. HELP CLEAN.
Don’t act bored. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY.. if you are the one to bring the guy who yawns during an important family event. YOU WILL NEVER LIVE IT DOWN.
Don’t feed grandma’s jellied salad to the dog. Take more mashed potatoes.. then hide the floaters underneath.
Anything you’d add?