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  • When It Comes to Romance, Is Less More?

    Posted on 03/12/2011 by Mary

    Hands up, who here can relate with Piper's Gigantic dilemma with Peter: "Let's limit the romantic gestures... I want it to mean more."

    Piper and Peter on TeenNick's Gigantic
    Piper and Peter on TeenNick's Gigantic

    Are you the kind of person who can't get enough of romantic gestures? The more sweet texts and red roses and teddy bears the better?

    Or do you prefer romance in small, meaningful doses?

    Orrrr... does it depend on who's doling out the romance?

  • Gigantic Trust Issues

    Posted on 11/09/2010 by Mary

    Grace Gummer as Anna Moore on TeenNick's Gigantic Why did Joey feel like he had to lie to Anna about playing poker? Do you think Maggie was right -- the Moores are too intimidating? Do you think it was because of the reason he needs the money in the first place? Either way... is the trust just not there between those two?

    StayTeen.org says trust is at the top of the list of what guys and girls both say is the most important part of a relationship -- and honesty is second. What's at the top of the "healthy relationship" list for you? And... what does that mean for A&J?

    I was also kind of blown away when I saw on StayTeen that "almost 1 in 5 teens say they don't know anyone who serves as an example of a healthy relationship." Who are your healthy relationship heroes, and what do you like about their dynamic?

  • Are you boy-lingual?

    Posted on 06/04/2010 by Lisa

    Georgia and friends.That's my favorite quote from Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

    It's from the scene where Georgia and her friends are analyzing what it means when a cute guy says "See you later." Does it mean something special if he says it slowly?

    I am totally the kind of person who could spend ages obsessing about the meaning of a quick comment from a cute guy. Does a slow "See you later" mean "I WANT to see you later!" or just... "See you around" ?

    If somebody you like said "See you later" to you, kinda slowly, would you be excited? Neutral? Disappointed? I think I'd be psyched... I'm not exactly boy-lingual, but I've got a great imagination. : )

  • 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 honest with your bf/gf? Is Kelso?

    Posted on 05/04/2010 by Mary

    Remember that time on That '70s Show when the guys went to a "nudie flick" and Kelso felt guilty and told Jackie about it and she was psyched that he was honest with her, so he told her all about how that time she asked if he'd washed his hands before they made out and he said yes, actually he hadn't and he' d been petting dogs right before? That was awesome.

    And then Jackie says something about "selective honesty" so I was wondering... which of these items would you "select" to be honest with your bf/gf about?

    1) Your bf/gf directly asks you whether you think a guy/girl you know in real life is cute.

    2) Your bf/gf directly asks you whether you think a celebrity guy/girl is cute.

    3) A friend of yours is talking about a guy/girl who was just flirting with them. You think that the girl/guy is attractive and you're psyched for your friend. Do you volunteer, "Nice, that guy/girl is cute!" to your friend in the presence of your bf/gf?

    4) Someone who doesn't realize you 're in a relationship asks you out.

    5) Someone who knows you have a bf /gf (and knows who it is) has been sending you flirty texts.

    6) Your bf/gf bakes you cookies and they're weirdly super-salty.

    7) Your bf/gf got a bad new haircut, in your opinion.

    8) Your bf/gf kind of needs to floss.

    9) Your bf/gf is morally against violent video games and would think it was lame if you played them, but you played one at a friend's house.

    10) Your bf/gf is like mortal enemies with someone from his/her old school, and you end up going to a party at their house and think they're kind of nice, actually.

  • Holly expects certain things from Vince. Should she?

    Posted on 04/12/2010 by Mary

    Every relationship is different 'cause every person is different, but what's your opinion: is a boyfriend or girlfriend entitled to expect to go to certain events with you?

    For instance, like that time on What I Like About You when Vince had NBA tickets and Holly assumed he would take her, but he thought of it as more of a bro-down type thing.

    Or like, I've seen couples argue when one of them saw a movie with friends, but the other one had assumed they'd see it together.

    If you're in a bf/gf relationship, do you feel like you have to "check first" before making plans without them?

  • Tina's got a secret... but not for long.

    Posted on 12/28/2009 by Lisa

    "You're my boyfriend. We don't keep secrets from each other."That's something Holly says in the "I've Got a Secret" episode of What I Like About You, and it brings up an important relationship question -- are boyfriends and girlfriends exempt from the secret-keeping rules?

    When Tina realizes she might possibly have feelings for Gary, she tells Holly, but begs her to keep it a secret.

    A few minutes later, this conversation takes place:

    HOLLY: "Tina told me not to tell anyone."
    VINCE: "But you just told me."
    HOLLY: "Yeah, but you're not 'anyone' -- you're my boyfriend. We don't keep secrets from each other, because we have that intimate bond."

    If you were in that situation, and you were sworn to secrecy about a friend's crush, would you keep it a secret? Or would you tell your bf/gf, because of the "intimate bond" thing?

  • How do you want yr "You've been cheated on?"

    Posted on 12/05/2009 by Mary

    The eps of That '70s Show where Kelso is an idiot and loses Jackie made me wonder,

    What is the "best" way to find out your bf/gf is cheating:
    a) Catching them -- so there's no confusion about what the truth is.
    b) Hearing about it from a friend -- so that cheating scum doesn't get to see you cry.
    c) A confession from your bf/gf -- so you don't have that image burned on your eyeballs, and they're kind of showing remorse? A little? And maybe you could forgive them?
    d) Other... please describe.