I was reading Vogue.com one day back in August when I came across an article titled, The Single Girl in Paris’s Guide to End Of Summer Dressing. That sounds like me, I thought, so I clicked through and was immediately taken by the writer’s turn-of-phrase and sense of humour, but most of all by the italicized note at the bottom of the page, which read: Marina Khorosh is the founder of dbagdating.com.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Isaac, this is the guy who told you about loving his best friend. Well, I’m still pretty down and was wondering if you could suggest me some songs or albums to help me get over her. It’s much harder than I thought it’d be. Please could the Isaac Likes community give me some suggestions as well! Thank you so much. I’m trying with all my heart!
Mate! I’m sorry to hear that you’re not feeling too good, but trust me when I tell you that you have come to the right place. I spend a vast majority of my time listening to music that other people find incredibly depressing, and nothing beats a good listening session where you get to feel as sorry for yourself as humanly possible — it’s the ultimate act of self indulgence. If, however, you’ve come to me for uplifting music, you’ve come to the wrong place and maybe you should not listen to any of the songs I’ve mentioned below, cos you won’t find Pharrell’s Happy here. To everyone else, if you’re in the midst of a break up, these are my standard go-tos. Enjoy. Or don’t. You know what I mean.Click to Continue!
1. Have a proper conversation with me the first time we meet — I love people who just strike up a conversation and have something fun to say; I hate people who think it’s weird when strangers talk to them.2. Be spontaneous. Just say yes, no matter what the proposition. 3. Be available 100% of the time. 4. Be enthusiastic. I cannot deal with aloofness. 5. Enjoy talking on the phone, and text back really quickly. 6. Listen to what I’m saying to the point where you know every single character in my life, even if you’ve never met themClick to Continue!
Stephanie and Shapiro in The Wackness (see it). Relationships are great when they’re great. You get to experience the first flush of the union, the comfort of knowing someone has your back no matter what, and the contentment of being happy with someone and genuinely knowing that the grass is not greener on the other side. And relationships are devastating when they’re not going so great. You have to experience the anguish when things start going downhill, the frustration of doing everything in your power to save it, and the dark, dark, dark realisation that no matter how much youClick to Continue!
As someone who’s been on the giving and receiving end of this one, I’d say that it’s probably the darkest thing you can ever do to another person. It’s not something you ever really get over, and it screws with every future relationship you have because trust (or the lack thereof) becomes such a massive issue. How can you feel safe when the person who was supposed to love you and have your best interests at heart went and did something like that? There are varying scales of cheating, and people always claim that some are less-bad than others, butClick to Continue!
GIRLS. 1. So many girls I know date douche bags. Or like douche bags. Or get all giddy around douche bags. Or think that douche bag character from Girls who was really really mean to Hannah is sexy. If a guy tells you that he has a problem with commitment and that you shouldn’t fall in love with him and that he’s not a relationship type person/one woman man, BELIEVE HIM. In his relationship with you, he will have a problem with commitment, he’ll hold you at arm’s length, and he’ll probably cheat on you. And then you will be upset and ask,Click to Continue!
Cara Delevingne (good, good eyebrows). Photo: Huck Magazine 10 years ago when I was 19 I was at this conference and the speaker asked everyone in the audience to write down a list of things that attracts them to a prospective partner. Mine included: Good dancer, dark eyebrows, makes me laugh. Not much has changed (OMG JK LOL). Attraction’s a weird thing. First off, there has to be a physical spark, and I’ve always leaned towards girls who bear some sort of passing resemblance to my mother (#Freudian), thus the dark eyebrows, dark hair, brown eyes, olive skin, etc. IClick to Continue!
Me and Ashika at my 29th birthday party last night. I turned 29 yesterday. (If you’re reading this and you’re way younger than me and you’re going, ‘God damn it that guy is old,’ trust me when I tell you that I’ve never felt more youthful in my entire life, and that aging really is a state of mind. Also, shut up dick!) I like to think that we glean a few pearls of wisdom as we get older, even if we don’t put them into practice on a day to day basis, so without further ado, here are theClick to Continue!
A still from To Rome With Love. 1. I spent the best $11 of my life last night, and it was on a ticket to Woody Allen’s new film To Rome With Love. We watched it at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg (where waiters serve you food and drinks while the movie plays), and the film was a barrel of laughs, beautiful sights, and Woody’s five cents on the cult of meaningless celebrity, acceptable adultery (when in Rome), and the fickle nature of love. Amazing. Go see it immediately.2. Little Brother Spring/Summer just wrapped and it’s already time to startClick to Continue!
“There’s a moment in life when you can’t recover anymore from another break up. And even if this person bugs you 60% of the time, you still can’t live without them. And even if he wakes you up every day by sneezing right in your face, well, you love his sneezes more than anybody else’s kisses.” Probably the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard. Watch 2 Days in Paris. It might just change your life. Also, Japanese movie posters are way better than ours. I LIKE YOU!Click to Continue!