Surviving Monogamy: Tips From Your Gay Best Friend


Here’s some sound advice from our Gay BFF on how to keep things super spicy in your relationship – even if you’ve been together for a long time. By: Brian Clark/Betty Confidential Congratulations! You did the impossible. You met a guy who’s into you and he fits all of your major criteria: his hands feelContinue reading “Surviving Monogamy: Tips From Your Gay Best Friend”

Is Happiness a Choice?


Do you consider yourself a happy person? Can we simply choose to be happy? It may be a little more complicated than that – but it’s always worth it. By: Pamela Gail Johnson/From Betty Confidential When I founded the Secret Society of Happy People, in 1998, I intellectually knew a lot about happiness. However, IContinue reading “Is Happiness a Choice?”

Eight Friends Who Hurt Your Finances


Learn to spot friends who might wreak havoc on your finances – and how to keep them in check. Your wallet will thank you! “You should so buy that dress. It looks like it was made for you!” “Nice purse. How much did that cost?” “Can you spot me for dinner? I’ll get you back nextContinue reading “Eight Friends Who Hurt Your Finances”

Is it OK to Date Your Best Friend’s Ex?


Sharing with friends is normal – but most people draw the line at exes. Is it ever OK to break the Best Friend Code? By: Faye Brennan/Betty Confidential My best friend and I share a lot of things – clothes, beauty products, bar tabs – but one thing we most definitely do not share isContinue reading “Is it OK to Date Your Best Friend’s Ex?”

Office Romance: Yes or No to Dating a Co-Worker?


By: Justin DeMarco/Betty Confidential When I started a new job a few months ago, my main concern wasn’t trying to fit in with the corporate culture, impressing my bosses or figuring out how to become as proficient as possible. All I cared about was asking the cute, blue-eyed girl in the center cube out onContinue reading “Office Romance: Yes or No to Dating a Co-Worker?”

Older Women, Younger Men: Is There Still a Double Standard?


By:  Melissa Chapman/Betty Confidential I’ll admit it: I’ve always had a sugar daddy complex — I actively dated men who were at least 10 years older than me in the hopes that I’d meet the one who would ultimately become my husband. I know what you’re thinking… I’m a gold digger, a money grubbing whore whoContinue reading “Older Women, Younger Men: Is There Still a Double Standard?”

Quite Possibly the Worst Online Dating Profile … Ever and Beyond


By Lucia Peters/Betty Confidential With this Austin man’s list of girlfriend requirements, it’s no wonder he’s single. And no, we’re not exaggerating. Ladies, meet Sleepless in Austin. Like so many, Sleepless in Austin is on a quest. What kind of quest, you ask? A quest… for LOVE! Unfortunately he happens to be so bigoted that it’sContinue reading “Quite Possibly the Worst Online Dating Profile … Ever and Beyond”

11 Real-Life Worst First Date Lines Ever


The phrase, “First date” strikes terror into many a woman’s heart. In some respects having a root canal without any painkillers is preferable to a first date. Many of us would prefer to just jump to the third — or sixth date. Happily, many good first dates lend themselves to second, third and even tenthContinue reading “11 Real-Life Worst First Date Lines Ever”