10 Awful Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

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Classic costumes, like this zombie couple, are a safe way to go for costumes with your significant other, but some should just be avoided.

We're not opposed to dressing up in couples' costumes, but every year, there are some couples who insist on wearing terrible costumes together. Personally, we think it's best to play it safe if you're going to be a couple, and just be police officers or lumberjacks or something more generic.

Here are 10 costumes that you and your boo probably shouldn't try out for Halloween this year (or any year, for that matter). Bonus points to any couple who goes as Spider-Man and zombie Gwen Stacy or Elsa and Olaf (because no one wants to be Anna).


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10 Best Haunted Houses in Metro Phoenix

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Benjamin Leatherman
They're coming to get you.
As if you couldn't already tell by all the colorful billboards dotting freeways or intense advertisements airing nonstop on the radio, haunted houses are a big moneymaker. And we mean monstrously big, to the tune of millions of dollars.

It makes total sense, considering everyone likes a good scare this time of year, which any of the more than a dozen different haunted houses in the metro Phoenix are willing to provide, whether it's a case of the heebie-jeebies or something that might require a change of underwear.


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10 Texts You'll Get While Dating (And What They Really Mean)

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In a dating world of text messages and emails, not everything can be read at face value.

Sometimes, we don't text what we really mean. That's totally understandable, but there are some texts that pretty much never mean what they say, and have pretty strong connotations or impacts on your relationships with the opposite sex.

If you've dated in the age of texting, then odds are you've encountered at least a few of these. Here are 10 simple texts your date might use, along with translations.


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10 Reasons You Should Take a Date to the Arizona State Fair

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Katie Johnson
Terrified of heights? The fair's got that. Terrified of bugs? The fair's got that, too. Terrified of dangerous-looking people? Welcome to the state fair.

Going to the fair is one of those date ideas that you see in the movies and it seems really cute. For all we know, maybe it is a really cute date for some. But, for most people, the Arizona State Fair isn't exactly the most romantic setting. There are a ton of reasons that taking a date to the fair, open October 10 through November 2, might be a terrible idea, but here are 10 reasons you should consider it.


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11 Hottest Halloween Costume Trends for 2014

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Benjamin Leatherman
Rocking costumes in Scottsdale during Halloween 2014.
Quick question: If you could be anything for Halloween this year -- and we mean anything -- what would you choose? And forget about doing the pirate, vampire, or steampunk thing yet again. Ditto for Miley Cyrus, Walter White, or Daft Punk. Those are sooo 2013.

Since Halloween is essentially wish fulfillment writ large, perhaps you could become some of the larger-than-life heroes and villains you've seen on television or the big screen recently, especially if you've got a surplus amount of cash, craftiness, and cosplay savvy to make such a fantasy a reality (or at least a few geek friends willing to help). One thing that's inevitably in short supply, however, is time, as there's exactly a month to go until Halloween.


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10 Tinder Tips for Women

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Josh Chesler
"Guess which person you're supposed to be looking at" is about the worst game you can play on Tinder.

Whether you use the social media/online dating platform known as Tinder, you've probably at least heard about it by now.

For the three of you who don't know what it is, Tinder is an app that allows you to communicate with people with whom you have a mutual attraction (based on geography, a few photos, and a short description).

Generally speaking, guys take a lot of crap for making fools out of themselves on Tinder, but the truth is that the ladies do some things just as badly as the dudes. Here are 10 tips for women using Tinder.


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10 Signs You're a Side Chick

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Sometimes you may think he's all yours, but he's got other plans.

We don't condone having or being a side chick, but the fact of the matter is that it happens. Not everyone can be the starter all the time, so some ladies end up settling into their role as a back-up, regardless of their intentions. Just because you don't know you're a side chick doesn't mean you're not, but there are a lot of red flags you can look for if you think you might be.

Here are 10 signs he thinks of you as a side chick.

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10 Things Men Say While Flirting (And What They Really Mean)

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Ladies, we realize how dumb some of the stuff we say to you sounds, particularly in a bar.

Men say a lot of stuff while they're trying to find their way into a woman's heart (or bedroom). Sometimes it works. Sometimes it's just plain stupid. Sometimes it works even though it's just plain stupid. The bottom line is that our basic social interactions often depend on this possibly idiotic banter.

Here are 10 of the top things guys say while flirting, along with what we really mean when we say them.


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10 Things Found Only in Bachelor Pads

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Empty beer cans aren't the only telltale sign of an all-male household, but they're a good start.

It shouldn't shock anyone that men and women might prefer to live in significantly different situations, but the truth is a lot of guys will clean up their lives (or at least their homes) when they get into at least a semi-serious relationship. You might think your boyfriend or husband leaves your home a dirty mess now, but just ask him about his place before he got together with you. Not every guy lives in a pigsty, but there are some things that can be found in most bachelor pads and generally not any other adult's home.

Here are 10 things that you probably won't see anywhere a woman's living.


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Bornean Orangutan Born at Phoenix Zoo

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Apologies to all you newborn parents, but the cutest baby in metro Phoenix right now currently resides at the Phoenix Zoo.

And yeah, okay, he's technically an orangutan.

On Tuesday, September 2, Bornean orangutans Bess and Michael welcomed their second offspring. The yet-unnamed male was delivered that afternoon in good health under the supervision of the zoo staff.


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