Blog | love

  • Degrassi Web Of Love: A Comprehensive Relationship Flowchart

    Posted on 02/06/2014 by Rachel1016

    Ever wonder how Jimmy is connected to Declan? Or how Miles is connected to… Fiona? Well Degrassi fans, in honor of Valentine's Day fast approaching, we decided to map out every major couple that's ever existed over thirteen seasons of the show. That's right, we dug deep into the Degrassi relationship archives to show you all of the characters who've done a little dating do-si-do!

    Now, for all you Degrassi purists out there, we couldn't count every single kiss that's ever been shared on the show. (And really, who wants to remember that one time Declan and his sister kissed, anyway?) But you'll know that Miles dated Zoe, who kissed Drew, who broke Katie's heart, who ended up with Jake, who once had a thing with Clare, who's dating Eli, who used to be with Imogen, who was in love with Fiona! Behold.

    Degrassi Web of Love
  • How does Madison Pettis handle crushes?

    Posted on 05/15/2013 by Lisa

    Behind the scenes of Life With Boys, we asked Madison Pettis (Allie), "What do you do when boys crush on you?" Watch her answer:

    Two new episodes of Life With Boys premiere on TeenNick tonight at 9 and 9:30pm et / 6 and 6:30pm pt. The first episode, "Double Trouble with Boys," includes a guest appearance by Emily Osment!

    Don't forget: You can watch full episodes of Life With Boys online after they air. Go to the video page, and click on "full episodes."

  • Degrassi: The Best First Date Episode Winner!

    Posted on 05/03/2013 by Lisa

    The winner of this week's Fan Favorite Friday poll is Sean and Emma's first date, as seen in "Friday Night." (Eclare's first date was a close second.) Watch the full episode of "Friday Night" online:

    Sean and Emma are my all-time favorite Degrassi couple, and I love getting to revisit the episode where they first got together. It's crazy to think that even a soulmate-level relationship like theirs begins with the line, "Maybe we could hang out."

    Next week, we've got another poll coming your way! Like Degrassi on Facebook so you won't miss out.

  • Degrassi: What's Your Favorite First Date Episode?

    Posted on 05/02/2013 by Lisa

    This week's Facebook poll asks you to help us choose the best Degrassi episode about a first date. Vote now, and we'll put the winning episode online Friday!

    Our Twitter followers chose this week's topic and nominated their favorite episodes. Your voting options include these tumultuous first dates:

    Holly J and Declan
    Holly J and Declan

    Eli and Clare
    Eli and Clare

    Cam and Maya
    Cam and Maya

    As I'm writing this, Emma and Sean's first date (from way back in season one) is leading by a few votes. I'm surprised that Manny and Craig's first date isn't getting much support. I loved the way "Take My Breath Away" showed the same date from two different perspectives. Vote for your favorite first date now, and come back on Friday to watch the full episode featuring the winning date!

    Want to help us choose the episodes listed in future polls? Follow @TeenNick and @degrassinsider on Twitter.

  • Life With Boys: Torri on Texting

    Posted on 02/13/2013 by Lisa

    Behind the scenes of Life With Boys Torri Webster (Tess) shares a story about trying to text a crush:

    Hey, what's your boy-catching style? Take the quiz to find out.

    Two episodes of Life With Boys premiere tonight, starting at 8pm et!

  • Life With Boys: Strength vs. Smarts

    Posted on 02/12/2013 by Lisa

    Life With Boys

    Our new intern, Jonathan, took a look at the "Misguided Motives with Boys" episode of Life With Boys, and he has a question for you. (If you haven't seen that ep yet, watch it here.)

    Jonathan, TeenNick intern
    Jonathan takes a look at Life With Boys
    Here's Jonathan:
    Tess Foster is living her life with boys, but I'm living my life AS a boy -- imagine that! Tess may not have her own bathroom yet, but it seems as if she has definitely learned a few things from the three annoying brothers she has to live with. She's the only girl on the wrestling team and even though the head cheerleader, Kaylee, calls her a "boy-girl freak," I think she should stay on the team. Ladies, take notes: some guys want their girls to be a little rough. Why else do you think the blond guy was checking Tess out right after she viciously mutilated Allie's muffin?!?

    Remember when you were too young to spell and your parents would tell you that if a boy was mean to you, he likes you? It sounds crazy, but they weren't lying. The girls who were the meanest to me in grade school ending up confessing their love for me sometime before my high school graduation -- I kid you not! This is exactly why Tess' genius brother, Sam, should not have fallen for Kaylee's attempt to get him to do her science project. Sam doesn't need to do extra work to impress her. Even if she doesn't realize it yet, deep down inside, she might already have feelings for him.

    Even though Tess and Sam shared a womb, they are definitely two different creatures! Forget their genders for a second. Overall, are you more attracted to people like Tess, who are aggressive and strong? Or would you prefer someone like Sam, who's super smart?

    What matters more to YOU -- strength or smarts? Vote in the comments!

    Don't forget: Two new episodes of Life With Boys premiere Wednesday, starting at 8pm et!

  • Life With Boys: Who's More Boy-Crazy?

    Posted on 02/06/2013 by Lisa

    In this video, we asked Torri Webster (Tess on Life With Boys) and Madison Pettis (Allie) which of them is more boy-crazy:

    Are you boy-crazier than Torri and Madison? Take the How Boycrazy Are You? quiz to find out!

  • Life with Boys: How to Get the Guy

    Posted on 12/28/2012 by Lisa

    In this Life with Boys promo, Tess (Torri Webster) says there's a simple trick to get boys to like you:

    Do you agree with her advice (even if she doesn't seem to follow it AT ALL in that clip)? I get what she's saying, but if you act like you don't care, the person might also think you're not interested, and that's no good.

    My best love advice is very similar to the classic relationship tip, "Be yourself." That can be tricky advice to follow if you have low self-esteem, so here's another way to think about it: Don't pretend to be something you're not. If you change yourself (or fake an interest in something) to impress someone else, they're going to figure it out eventually... and who wants a relationship that's based on a lie? Nobody.

    What's the best love advice you've ever received? Got any tips for attracting a crush? Please share them in the comments for those of us who are love-challenged.

    p.s. Life with Boys is coming to TeenNick in February, but you can sneak a peek at a special holiday episode tonight at 9pm et!

  • Alien Surf Girls: Crushed

    Posted on 06/07/2012 by Lisa

    In this Alien Surf Girls clip, Amber tries to explain crushes to Kiki and Zoey:

    How would you explain a crush to a space alien -- or anyone who'd never felt one?

    Watch the full episode of "Crushed" online now, and let Alien Surf Girls invade your life, Monday to Thursday at 8:30pm et on TeenNick!

  • One reason to break up before college.

    Posted on 06/16/2011 by Mary

    Every year, thousands of recently graduated high school seniors face the same question: Should we break up before we head off to college?

    Eric on Undeclared is perhaps the most vivid (and funny) example of why the answer tends to be yes:

    True, not every boyfriend is as psychotically clingy as Eric and his "dreaming of you" pillow cases... but then again, I'm sure many boyfriends and girlfriends have surprised themselves with how psychotically clingy they sounded when trying to cope with hundreds of miles of distance, the specter of a thumping college hook-up scene, and their fear of the unknown.

    It's never all that popular to say so, because it's hard to hear for some couples, but a lot of colleges even go so far as to tell all their freshmen during orientation: just break up.

    The reasons why? Well, basically because the likely scenarios are: one of you cheats and feels horrible about it and takes way too long to admit it because it's so easy to hide it from so far away; you're in totally different surroundings and grow apart anyway; or you're so chained to your long-distance relationship that you don't experience all that college has to offer.

    We all know the odds are against anyone ending up with their high school bf/gf long term... but what we don't often hear is that: many of those who DID end up with their high school sweetheart took a break at some point and saw other people and figured out that they really were right for each other. AND many of those who never took that break from their high school sweetheart end up having a crisis at some point in their marriage over the fact that they've never really been apart and don't know what else is out there. Even if they're right for each other... they just don't know for sure because they've never tested it.

    Sermon over... I mostly just think Eric is hilarious. And I also think it's veddy interesting that Jason Segal seems to play variations on this lovesick boyfriend character a lot.