In Melissa Koutoukidis’ debut column, ‘Don’t Hate Me Because…’ she reveals her penchant for storybook men, why Mr Right may have flaws but must be a page turner, and most importantly why she won’t settle for anything less than unadulterated happiness. Nor should you.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing the phenomenon of the ‘Beer Fairy’ and the results of a recent survey that women are turning away from the stereotypical beer drinking man. Do you have a Beer Fairy in your life, that you’d prefer to be a little bit more Don Draper? Would you like him to change some of his beer drinking habits? i) Thou shall consider other forms [...]
Beer Fairy noun be·eer fair·ree A dying form of the male drinking species. Boring and predictable male who only drinks beer. Placing requests for additional refreshments involves eloquent commands of the English language such as, “Can ya get me and me mates another beer will ya love?” Does not own shirts with buttons, due to the size of his protruding beer belly. This does not bother him as he [...]
Cheapskates – we’ve all dated one; the guy who “forgets” his wallet every time you go out, the one who drives around in circles for hours looking for free parking, or, god forbid, the one who takes you to McDonald’s and offers to split a burger with you. But what do you do when, despite the telltale signs of stinginess, you fall in love with a cheapskate? Before you write [...]
Whilst I was dressed to the nines and demurely sipping on cocktails a.k.a. Carrie Bradhsaw, there was always that specimen who saw it fit to obnoxiously violate my personal space, with a “hello love, how ya goin’?” whilst simultaneously spilling the contents of his drink down the front of my new Lisa Ho top.
He saw my cellulite that I painstakingly tried to conceal by only conducting certain flattering sexual positions. He doesn’t want to look too keen. He may call during the week – must not obsess, over think this option or hang by phone …
My friend recently had a run in with a less than desirable suitor for her affections. There were many warning, warning Will Robinson moments, but the kicker for me, was when he finally went downtown but stopped after a few minutes. When she asked why he stopped, he replied with, wait for it, “Well, how long is it going to take?”.
// MONDAY Dear Diary, I have just signed up to Oasis Active to see what kind of men are on these sites. Out of the 300 that responded today with the likes of “I think you’re hot” or sending me animated cartoons of flowers and kisses, there haven’t been any that I have felt compelled to reply to. Perhaps I should be flattered that so many men have responded to [...]
So often we can spot others bad relationships, but not our own. We fall head over our manolos for the wrong men and brush the tell tale signs under a carpet of denial. We get stuck in bad relationships for far too long than is good for us, with our self worth and heart paying a hefty price. When should you run a hundred miles in the other direction (even [...]
A little boy walks into a living room and goes up to an older lady in the corner chair, who is knitting. ‘Nana’, he says, ‘will you tell me the story of how you and grandpa met again?’ The older lady pulls in the little boy into her lap and begins. ‘Well’, she starts ‘it all started when your Aunt Molly and I went speed dating one night… ‘
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A good friend of mine recently had a run in with what I call an ‘Ego Maniac’. Let it be known that she is one of the strongest and most together women I know, but even she fell prey to this dodgy specimen. For these types of men are crafty and pull on your heart strings in ways that you never thought possible. For even the most discerning of us, [...]
A friend recently wrote to me lamenting on the scars we have endured from past relationships, and how instead of trying to dispose of them, we should savour them for the growth, beauty and splendour they inevitably inspire in us as we reach new relationship heights.
For the past few years I’ve been a coquettish minx of the night, kicking men out of my bed with my Dolce and Gabanna heels and avoiding commitment like someone had just asked me to chew off my own toe nails.