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Friday, March 13, 2009

TGIF - The Five Best Love and Relationships Articles From Around the Web - #1

I decided to attempt a new Friday ritual, and pick my favorite five articles on love and relationships I read around the Web for that week. So here goes:

Over at Em and Lo’s – “The Top 5 Breakup Cliches" - where they tell us to take these clichés and play the fortune cookie game with them, you know the one I’m talking about, where you read your fortune and add “in bed” on the end, only in this case add, “with you” instead.

Also at Em and Lo’s – the spin off to the above articles is, “The Top 6 Breakup Lies” - and their humorous opinions of each one. Well worth the chuckle.

From Men Are All Liars – “The Death of the Pickup Artist" -an excellent article by Sam.

The Black Critic - “The Tale of Two Fathers” - make sure you read the question Father #1 told his son to ask himself anytime he was about to have sex. A question all of us should ask ourselves before having sex with someone.

And last but not least Single Mom Seeking – “I’ve Entered My Dad In a Photo Contest” - have you?

Enjoy the exploration.
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3 Love note(s):

Loving Annie said...

Black Critic's was a beautiful article. Men and women alike should ask themselves that question. It would prevent such misery.

Single Mom Seeking said...

Wow, thanks for the link love. I'm honored!!

Taylore said...

I got interested with the death of the pickup artist. True enough, more girls are being aware with the techniques of the pickup artist. But on my own opinion, most guys totally depend on the "script." What they need to understand is that they should develop the skills of a pickup artist - good conversationalist and the likes. If you're a true pickup artist, you'll be able to handle situations when a girl knew that you are trying to do the PUA stunt.

Just my thoughts.
Thanks for the link by the way.

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