Links, August 6

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS
DATING AND/OR HETERONORMATIVE WEIRDNESS

Bachelorette Loser Nick: Our Intimacy Was ‘Far Beyond the Act of Sex’
For Your Cringing Pleasure: Texts From Straight White Boys
Dude’s Demand for an Open Relationship Backfires Spectacularly
9 Months. 98 Men. Here’s What I’ve Learned
Women rejecting marriage proposals in Western Art History
Yes, This Is a Real-Life Open Relationship Contract
Paltrow’s ‘conscious uncoupling’ confounds many
The Real Reason Women Freeze Their Eggs
British Man Looking for Love, Asked Internet to Pay for Dates
Sharleen Joynt, the Bachelor Contestant Who No One Could Hate-Watch
This Craigslist Missed Connection Nightmare is a Total Mind Fuck
How to Write a Saintly Open Letter to Your Ex or Their New Partner
How This Girl Dealt With A Random Creep On Tinder Is Devastating And Perfect
OKCupid Dude Will Not Be Ignored: ‘You Self Involved Princess’
ENTER A HORRIFYING WORLD OF STRAIGHT PEOPLE PROBLEMS
What It’s Like As a Bartender to Watch Your Awkward Tinder Date
A Woman Had Sex with 25 People at a Party and BroBible is Not Laughing
The Best Time My Bosses Teamed Up to Find Me a Chinese Fiancé
21 People Who Are Definitely Marriage Material
Kim Kardashian Is Living Her Best #WifeLife
This Is The Most Intense List of Demands You’ve Ever Seen On OKCupid
Man Sues Ex Over Her Obsession With Snoopy Plush Toy
Woman gets ultimate revenge when former bully asks her out: ahaha and the men cryyyyying in the comments what a hero tbh
How to Choose Your Backup Husband
Ex-Girlfriend Totally Normal Now
Entitlement much?
The Tragic Tale of the Blind Date Dick Pic
Relatable Pre-Teen Takes $1300 Cab from Arkansas to Florida For a Boy
Date’s Flaws Coming At Woman Faster Than She Can Rationalize Them

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‘I Don’t Even Know Myself’: Scenes From a Live-Tweeted Public Breakup
the full story and conclusion of Tim and Freya #traintales
Dave Bidini just wanted a sandwich. But then he accidentally live-tweeted a heartbreaking short story by mistake.

Links, July 27

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS

PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS
Woman opens professional cuddling shop, gets 1000 customers in the first week
How Many of These Odd Friendships Are You Stuck In Right Now?
10 Types of Odd Friendships You’re Probably Part Of

ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS
To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This
Geek Relationship Fallacies
What Does It Mean to Be Able to Defend Your Relationship?
linguistic analysis of relationship discourse
It’s Not Just Sex That He’s Longing For. It’s This.: oh ffs
I’m Getting Married This Year and My Boyfriend Can’t Stop Me
Ex-Legislator on Trial for Sexual Abuse of Wife with Alzheimers

man this is some wank though, like, why can’t there be one official day? The issues with heterosexism are not synonymous with fucking Valentine’s Day
I get a bit ‘oh ffs’ when people think sj means no dancing!! only srs bznss!! or like only pious, valid forms of pleasure
and all they’re interested in redefining
is the boundaries of legitimacy
not the logic of ‘legitimacy’ itself

Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?
MY LAST TWO PARTNERS DIED, AND THREE YEARS LATER I’M TRYING TO DATE AGAIN
I Read ‘I Suck At Relationships So You Don’t Have To’ So You Don’t Have To
Dr Meg Barker: counselor/researcher working on BDSM, poly, asexual couples, etc
Here’s What It Looks Like When You Chronicle Every Detail of an Affair
Breaking Up Is More Expensive Than You Think
Why you should be hooking up with your friends
How to Talk About Divorce in Your Twenties
If your career stalled because of your husband, call it like it is

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Beyoncé Watches as Solange Physically Attacks Jay-Z After the Met Ball
Beyoncé, Solange and the Insane Complexity of Sisters and Marriage

Links, May 27

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS

WEDDINGS
Beyoncé’s Sister, Solange Knowles, Got Married This Weekend
Woman Posts Ad for Herself As ‘Professional Bridesmaid’ On Craigslist
Being a Bridesmaid Is Driving Me to the Brink of Bankruptcy
‘Forever Alone’: How Midcentury Movie Magazines Sold Marriage to Women
Every Wedding You Will Ever Attend: A Field Guide
10 Most Hilarious Wedding Photos Ever
Together: Amna & Saif
Kimye Spent Four Days Perfecting Their Instagram Wedding Photo
No, You Do Not Need to Have a ‘Shadow Wedding’
The Worst Songs to Play During a Father-Daughter Wedding Dance
Sofia Vergara’s Engagement Ring Is Not An Engagement Ring, It’s Better
Engagement Chicken: A History of Romantic Culinary Bullshit
THE ‘ENGAGEMENT CHICKEN’ MYTH
Dear Fancy: The Off-Registry Danger Zone; The Dictatorial Potluck
Jilted Woman Destroys Her Wedding Dress In Awesome Photoshoot
Real Weddings
Weddings in England Statistics 2013 – By The Wedding Secret
Labor of (Someone Else’s) Love: My Summer Planning Weddings in Italy
How Not to Fight With Mom: My Wedding Day Survival Plan
They Didn’t Really Want You at Their Destination Wedding, Anyhow.

Links, April 29

NATURE
L’ili pika, adorable animal menacé d’extinction
One Person, Two Sets of DNA: The Strange Case of the Human Chimera
A little girl has been feeding some crows, so they started bringing her gifts
Woodpecker shown flying with weasel on its back in amateur photographer’s amazing image
31 Epically Adorable Pictures From The Norwegian Forest Cat Show
A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese ‘Cat Island’

HISTORY
Stunning photos show London’s police at work from the 19th century to present day
No one could see the color blue until modern times
Singing the blues
Archaeologists find two lost cities deep in Honduras jungle
Uncommon Ground: a word-lover’s guide to the British landscape
Burma’s bizarre capital: a super-sized slice of post-apocalypse suburbia
No One Lived In This House Since 1956. When He Moved Inside? UNBELIEVABLE

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS
Mom, I Have Two Boyfriends: How I Discovered I Was Polyamorous at 27
It was, at the Very Posh Sex Party, as it ever was.
Hey, Big Spenders: How Much Did Your Wedding Cost?
When Brides Get the Post Wedding Blues
Woman’s Hero Neighbors Laugh Her Stupid Boyfriend Out of Her Building
Mom’s Important Message to Boy Who Likes Her Daughter: Stop Trying
Second thoughts and confusing feelings after a breakup
The Geek Social Fallacies of Sex.
How to Throw a Bachelorette Party That’s Actually Fun
Craigslist Dude Wants Hot Roommate/GF Who Will Follow Insane Demands
The Eternal Debate: Can You Ever Really Be Friends with Your Ex?
The Knot’s Street Campaign Is a Cute Celebration of Terrible Marriages
He Proposed. You Said … No? Tell Us Everything.
My Favorite Lines from the Premiere of Sex Box, With Zero Context 
Woman Divorces New Husband Because She Can’t Take His Ginormous Dick

Not stuff I endorse, just stuff I’ve been reading, organized thematically.