Yesterday the Internet broke over #THEDRESS, leaving co-workers, friends, families, and lovers divided over what color the damn dress was.
Were you and your significant other on the same page? Did someone sleep on the couch? Here’s what #THEDRESS says about your relationship:
Hey, you know what? You should have coffee with people who want to have coffee with you. Move on from the people that don’t.
Welcome back to Best Lady Tweets! I checked out Twitter for y’all and found some of the funniest and greatest tweets from women on Twitter, so you don’t have to. From “The Bachelor” to “The Oscars”, we’ve got some Tweets that are sure to make you smile. Enjoy!
— NYC Recessionista (@NYRecessionista) February 24, 2015
It’s a bittersweet real life Nicholas Sparks story. Floyd and Violet Hartwig died just five hours apart on February 11th. Violet has been suffering from dementia for a few years when Floyd went into kidney failure and was given two weeks to live. Their daughter made accommodations for the couple to share a hospice room and, when the time coming for for Floyd to go, she placed her parents’ hands together. Although Violet was not coherent, her family told her of Floyd’s passing. Five hours, she joined her husband.
Amongst the barrage of divorce statistics, celeb break up news, and cheating scandals, it’s refreshing to know that true, lasting love and respect still show a glimmer of hope. Thank you Floyd and Violet!
Listen, I don’t claim to be some sort of love guru — I’m just a girl, with a computer, and a handful of opinions and a lot of experience. And thus, I have some ideas about dating. Specifically, long-distance dating. Business Insider reports that, “about 3 million married Americans and as many as half of US college students are in a long-distance relationship.” Look, I’ll be real — that shit is hard. But if you’ve got a plan, and the love is there, you can make it happen. So here are my tips on how to make a long-distance relationship work. Hope they help! (And to those in LDRs, tell me how you do it. Let’s pull our resources!)
We’re in Bali – a fact that no one participating on this show will allow you to forget — staring out at bodies of water, surrounded by tiny monkeys, while Farmer Chris catches us up on everything that happened and, of course, that he’s there for the right reasons.
One-on-One Date: Kaitlyn
They visit a local temple, where they have to wear sarongs and be respectful, which they are. (Also: there are at least four nail colors named “Sarong So Right,” as I discovered on Google).
They follow this with a wander through Bali. Farmer Chris refers to Kaitlyn as his “girlfriend,” which bothers me a lot (I’m guessing the locals would lose interest if Farmer Chris explained the complexity of his situation). They visit a park, where they are able to feed some of the monkeys. One of the monkeys urinates of Farmer Chris.
They talk about their relationship. It’s the same talk that everyone has on this show, about feeling confident about moving forward. Kaitlyn is quite smitten with Farmer Chris.
That evening, they have a poolside dinner. Kaitlyn’s nervous because she needs to tell Farmer Chris how she feels (she’s in LURRRVVVE). They talk a lot more about being less guarded. Listening to other people talk about their relationships is boring.
They determine, after looking at the fantasy suite date card, that they “deserve” this time together.
You know that moment – that nice guy, who’s very nice, nicely asks you out on a nice date and you say yes because you want to be… nice. He’s so nice he probably just wants to take you out for a nice cage-free dinner and talk about some nice literature and have zero expectations from there because nice guys don’t have expectations – that’s why they’re the nice guys. So you go on your nice date, and he opens doors for you and that’s nice, and he pays for you and that’s nice, and he tries to kiss you and you’re like EXCUSE ME GOOD SIR. Because nice can only take you so far. And you want to rewind the clock to when the nice guy asked you out so nicely and say, “That’s very nice… but no thank you.”
We have such a hard time saying the second part of that sentence. Letting someone down easy is still letting someone down, and the people-pleaser in all of us tends to buckle under that pressure.
Now that I’m in a relationship, I thought this “nice guy dilemma” was a thing of the past. But I should’ve known better, because science taught me that at a very basic level, things are neither created nor destroyed. And so, of course, this dilemma never disappeared. It merely transmogrified and then lay in wait… until it resurfaced, undetectable, when a friend invited me to join her book club.
BOOK CLUBS, Y’ALL. THE NICE GUYS OF NON-SINGLE LIFE.
Oh boy, oh boy. You think you’ve seen it all with wedding invites until you’ve seen this one:
Thankfully, this did not go out to the entire guest list, but rather two people in particular…the bride’s parents.
According to the Daily Mail, Aussie based Alyssa Pearce, 23, posted the un-invitation on Reddit before her wedding to husband Alex, 28, last year. Obviously, this went viral. How could it not? In the original post Alyssa offered some context that a family dispute, due to a contentious relationship with her father, had driven her to run away from home at the age of 16.
Hey, remember when “Too Many Cooks” ruled the Internet? Well, I do. And this week’s edition of Best Lady Tweets is “Too Many Cooks” themed!!! (J/K). While not “Too Many Cooks” themed, we do have some funny and insightful tweets from some of the best ladies on Twitter, hence, Best Lady Tweets. So sit back, read on, and enjoy!
Lady Gaga just shared a picture of her engagement right with finger hair stubble and I instantly became a forever fan.
— Carolyn (@Car0Caro) February 17, 2015
In case you missed it, there’s an un-retouched photo of Cindy Crawford (above) that’s been getting along with the Internet like a house on fire — it’s spreading, quickly. Why? Because it’s a legendary supermodel who is shown with all her “flaws”, which is something we don’t get to see often.
The photo is attributed to the magazine Marie Claire, and while it was originally reported that it was for an upcoming “no photoshop issue”, the truth is that it’s a leaked photo from a shoot Crawford did for Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. This kind of bums be out, because it wasn’t a deliberate move — the photo wasn’t supposed to be seen, it’s leaked, and it’s not from an upcoming photoshop-free issue, which would be amazing. But Marie Claire makes a good point: “No matter where the photo came from, it’s an enlightenment [...]“
One-on-One Date: Becca
Farmer Chris comments in voice-over that “things are falling apart” between him and Britt. But he’s excited to spend time with Becca.
Farmer Chris is once again apologizing for the fact that he lives in Iowa as they hang at his The Bachelor-appointed accommodations in Des Moines.
Becca shares some details of her awful-sounding previous relationship, which was full of vacillation and back-and-forth. Then they watch the sunset and make out.
Sometimes it’s hard to know when to say “I love you” in a relationship. Worries about saying it too soon, not getting the desired response, who says it first, what the next step in the relationship is after that — all of these things might make a person want to wait for the exact right time to say how they feel. But, if you love really someone, would you ever wait EIGHT YEARS to tell them?
In this video from This American Life, one couple did just that — until Maia decided that the time was finally right.
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