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Too Late Now to Say Sorry

  The following excerpt is an ~anonymous~ contribution from a Mack in Style reader in her early twenties living in NYC. All opinions in this article are not my own...but you won't belieb it.  In my 3-year relationship, there have been times when I wondered if I was missing out on “enjoying my 20’s”. If I should, like most of my girlfriends, remain single for a while and see what’s really out there while I find myself. I never saw…

Covered in Caviar: Petrossian NYC

In a city congested with french cuisine, the Petrossian offers a menu that cannot be found elsewhere in New York. Chef Richard Farnabe has mastered the art of complimenting untraditional flavors to create a harmony of taste. I find myself craving caviar marshmallow as I write this; a sentence I never thought I would form. Everyone from the Kardashians to Martha Stewart is a fan of Petrossian Caviar. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to review their new…

Hey, Cool Girl.

Hey Girl, Timing your texts: Normal. Asking friends for advice: Normal. Strategically planning run-ins: Normal. Look, nobody is going to judge you for stalking yourself on social media before sending a friend/follow request to the person you're interested in. It's totally okay to ask your friend for advice on how to respond to a text that doesn't quite ask a question.  When you first like something, it's normal to get a little obsessive.  I was referring to my boyfriend as "my boyfriend" before our second…

A Reason to Ask Him Out.

Despite the fact that I identify as a feminist and feel passionately about gender equality, 6 months ago I found myself in a sexist situation.  I had a hardcore crush on a guy I barely knew.  Admittedly, I was initially drawn to his appearance.  After all, he was wearing a collared shirt with a tie to class. His beard was scruffy and he wore club-master sunglasses.  It was obvious from the beginning that he was meant to be mine. Yet 'love at first sight' is an…

Your Fall Date Night in Boston.

It's ~fall~-- basic bitches around the world are planning the perfect apple picking insta and your boyfriend is no longer available to hangout on Sunday afternoons. Aside from the minor inconvenience of football season (yeah, I said it), autumn is the ideal season for cuddling and pretending you aren't going to loathe the cold in 2 months. Beach days are over for the time being, so you might be looking for some fun things to do. Instead of Google, Trip…

You Placed Yourself on the Back Burner.

The back burner, the downfall of millennial monogamy. From the virtual expansion of "socially acceptable" online dating sites, to the social media accounts that allow us constant communication with former hookups--- as far as relationships go many of us are temporarily screwed. Heres the thing, most us would prefer to be in an actual relationship. Who doesn't want an on-call booty that responds at all hours of the day AND is down to sleep in? Who wouldn't prefer to Netflix n…

He Who Isn't Sorry

Anna and Rachel are the type of women that guys dream about and girls friend-crush over. Aside from having in common that they are both "total packages", they both feel everything deeper than most.  Hopeless romantics love hard and tend to be the first to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.  With this deep compassion comes extreme sadness when things go unexpectedly.  Unfortunately, both Anna and Rachel had a run in with He Who Isn't Sorry. Anna and her boy (not man) had been…

Our Freshman Breakup?

A couple of days ago I received a Facebook message from a college freshman looking for advice on a recent heartbreak. After hearing her story, I was surprised at how similar her situation was to my freshman year experience. It's a common assumption that once someone enters college they are going to go wild. What they don't tell you, is that no matter your body count, you're going to start to feel crazy-- and not in the fireball shot kinda way.…

If not me, misery.

Was I alone? For awhile I used to directly associate an ex's romantic success to personal loss. Frighteningly relatable? I used to ask myself what I had done to lead me to singularity, and them to each other's house for Christmas. Every time a past lover would update their relationship status I felt as though someone had given up on me. Luckily, at some point apathy started to come more naturally than insanity. Our Facebook news feed is a personalized tabloid, one that can…

Pretend To Like Something.

From the surface, it most likely appears that I have very little in common with most guys. I've been aware of this reality since 7th grade. I first decided it was vital for me to change my interests to appeal more to boys when I was 12 years old. Such an alteration in my life wouldn't be too challenging as I had few priorities other than landing a boyfriend and photoshopping my Myspace pictures. On the topic of Myspace, there was…