10 Rules for Your Bachelorette Party

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Don't be surprised if a stripper shows up.
With the wedding planning well underway and bridesmaids all picked out, it's time to start brainstorming ideas for your bachelorette party. Ideally, this pink and PatrĂ³n-fueled affair will become an evening that you and your friends inside joke about for years to come. But before you let your hair down, ladies, there are few things you should know. Here are our 10 rules to abide by on your big night out with the girls.

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10 Long-Distance Relationship Dos and Don'ts

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Even at the beach, take a minute to text your significant other.

Long-distance relationships are tough, there's no way around that. A lot of people would tell you they never work, but we can speak to the contrary from personal experience.

Truthfully, the key to a solid long-distance relationship is the same as any other relationship, it has to be between the right people. That said, here are 10 tips to help your relationship last across state lines.

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10 Things You Should Never Sext

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If you've ever read the summaries of trashy romance novels on Amazon, then you know how tough it can be to write something both sexually provocative and not entirely silly.

Sexting isn't any different. It requires a balance of relatively blatant sexuality and cleverly crafted dialogue. The problem is that most people are generally terrible communicators, meaning they're even worse sexters. Here are 10 things you should never sext.

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How to Talk to Hot Strangers

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Flirting doesn't have to be terrifying.

It's no secret that opening a conversation with someone of the opposite sex is half of the battle, particularly when it comes to a bar or club scene.

While there are plenty of lines and actions that can definitely make someone not want to talk to you, finding the right combination to open a conversation with a potential love interest (or at least hookup) can be a daunting task that makes you feel totally alien to social interaction.

To help you get over that "first day of school" awkwardness, here are 10 tips for chatting up a random stranger at a bar that are way better than "Can I buy you a drink?" or "Come here often?"

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10 Blind Date Tips, Lessons, and Pieces of Advice

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Blind dates can be terrible -- and eye opening.

There are few things in the realm of love and courtship that are scarier than a blind date.

No matter how much thought friends put into finding the right girl/guy for us, there's a reason -- in fact, lots of reasons -- why most people are resistant to going to dinner with a complete stranger.

That said, there's a lot that can be learned about yourself (and others) from a blind date. They may not often lead to marriage, but anonymous dinners, movies, and coffees are great learning experiences. Here are 10 things we've learned from blind dates.

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Lesbian Dating App Her Launches in Phoenix

Categories: Culture News, Fun

Courtesy of Her
Looks like every night is now ladies night, thanks to a new dating app by London-based entrepreneur Robyn Exton. Formerly known as Dattch (a slightly clever but not so catchy blend of the words "date" and catch"), Her is a dating platform designed specifically for lesbians and bisexual women.

Although the app originally launched in the United Kingdom back in 2013, the program rebranded and rereleased back in February of this year. Now, with a new name a new media attention, Her is launching in cities throughout the United States, including, as of Wednesday, March 25, Phoenix.

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9 Signs You're Falling into a Thirst Trap

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In the days before our lives became dominated by texting and social media, ambiguously sexual messages had to be sent out one at a time.

But these days, men and women are only a click away from reaching hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people with a simple Tweet, filtered Instagram photo, or Facebook post including a possibly (but not necessarily) sexual connotation.

They're called thirst traps, and they're set using a wide variety of social media platforms. Here are nine signs you might be falling into one of them.

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8 Spring Workshops to Take in Metro Phoenix

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Evie Carpenter
Start your spring off right by learning a new skill, like letterpress from Phoenix Print Studio.
Out with the old and in with the new, they say. This spring, we're going to go ahead and assume this is talking about hobbies and skills too. While we're not exactly sure it's possible to get rid of old talents, we are sure that's there's always room for improvement, especially when it comes to things like Bollywood dancing, making snail mail, and painting with beeswax.

We've collected eight workshops to help you better yourself or at least expand your interests and abilities this spring. And who know? In a couple months, you could be improv-ing or letter-pressing with the best of 'em.

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23 Best Festivals in Metro Phoenix This Spring

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Prepare to get interactive at Spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity.
We don't want to hear anyone say that Phoenix doesn't have any culture ever again, and we've got a list of 23 festivals to prove it. This spring will be anything but uncultured in the metro Phoenix area.

Phoenix has everything from a modern dance festival and celebrations of Spanish, Brazilian, and Polish cultures to film and multiple bike (both bicycle and motorcycle) festivals. It's going to be a busy spring. Prepare to mark your calendars.

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10 Hilariously Nerdy Pick-Up Lines

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Nerd's the word. Use these at your own risk.

Hey, nerds need love, too.

Just because you're a Trekkie or can name every township in Middle Earth doesn't mean you don't need a little something to make that hot muggle across the bar (or at the next booth over at Comicon) laugh. Here are 10 pick-up lines that'll give you a shot to, ahem, Slytherin to bed with someone.

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