Blog | jealousy

  • Hyde and the art of "Whatever."

    Posted on 05/23/2010 by Mary

    Hyde. Chillin'.Hyde from That '70s Show is a pretty cool guy, and in the "Cat Fight Club" episode, he gives Jackie a few tips on how to achieve his level of coolness. (We're showing it as part our That '70s Show marathon.) This is the episode where Laurie and Kelso are dating, and Laurie is doing her best to make Jackie jealous. Hyde tries to help Jackie out by teaching her how to remain aloof.

    Hyde's main tip to Jackie is to say "That's cool." and "Whatever." a lot, so people won't know what's really going on in her head. When Jackie starts doing this, she does come across as a cooler person, because she seems so emotionally detached from all of the Laurie/Kelso drama.

    I sort of love this as a way to deal with an ex (and the ex's new bf/gf) if they're people you have to see on a regular basis, but I bet it's much easier said than done.

    How do you deal when people try to make you jealous? Is whatever-ing the way to go?

  • Are you TOO jealous? Is Holly?

    Posted on 05/11/2010 by Mary

    Some people are so secure that no amount of hot exes constantly texting their bf/gf's can make them break a snarl; some, like Holly on What I Like About You, seem to think it's reasonable to ask their boyfriends to delete all females' numbers from their phone.

    Whereabouts do you fall on that continuum? On a scale from 1 - 5, one being "whatever, no big!" and five being "THIS MUST STOP NOW", rate how much the following scenarios would stir up that woogy jealous feeling in your gut. (And for extra credit, average all your numbers and let us kn ow your Overall Jealousy Score.)

    1) You see your bf/gf talking to a hot guy/girl (whichever you are):
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    2) You see your bf/gf laughing and having fun with someone you know is just a friend:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    3) Someone you know has a crush on your bf/gf texts them:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    4) Your bf/gf hasn't taken down the pics of them and their ex, being coupley:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    5) Your bf/gf invites a friend along on a movie night that you thought was just going to be the two of you:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    6) You see a bunch of girls'/guys' names in your bf/gf's friends list:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    7) You see a bunch of girls'/guys' names in your bf/gf's recent texts list:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    8) You see your bf/gf in the cafeteria, sitting at a table surrounded by four girls/guys, talking and laughing:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    9) You find out your bf/gf's ex is ridiculously like, model-hot.
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    10) Your bf/gf says out loud that someone else is attractive.
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5