dating

Pets over partner?

The other day NBC’s “Today” asked the question: “Who would you choose: your sweetheart or your pet?”And even me, a die-hard pet owner, was surprised by the results of the online poll.An whopping 84.5 percent of respondents — and there were…

Friends with benefits

There’s a new movie that looks at the age-old rom-com question: Can friends have sex without it getting complicated?In “No Strings Attached,” Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman play longtime friends who become FWBs — friends with benefits — because they…

How do you know, you know?

As soon as I saw the preview, I knew I wanted to see the movie.“How Do You Know,” a new romantic comedy directed by James L. Brooks, centers around a 31-year-old Olympic softball player (played by Reese Witherspoon) who’s torn…

ASK DR. DISH: ‘He voted for Bush!’

Question: My current boyfriend of five months is a diehard Republican. I knew that going into the relationship, but I didn’t realize just how into the whole party thing he is. I knew he voted for (President George W.) Bush…

Guys, don’t stop dancing badly

Guess what, guys?Those horrible dance moves you do — you know, the Sprinkler, the Raise the Roof and the famous White Man Overbite — may not repel women as much as previously thought.According to psychologists from Northumbria University in England,…

ASK DR. DISH: Peek and tell

Question: This is so embarrassing I didn’t want to ask my friends about it, so I’m going to ask you, Dr. Dish. I found some explicit text messages on my boyfriend’s cell phone from someone I don’t know. It is…

Cougars: a myth?

Do cougars really exist? Or are these older women prowling for younger men just a myth, a phenomenon created by the media?A recent study of age preferences among single women conducted by the University of Wales Institute at Cardiff resulted…

ASK DR. DISH: Bad mommy?

Question: Dear Dr. Dish, I’ve been dating this woman for a year and I really want kids but I don’t know if she’s ready to be a mother. She does want to have kids (we spent four hours talking about…

ASK DR. DISH: Getting her back

Editor’s Note: Yes, Ask Dr. Dish is back! And I’ll probably go back to posting these every Wednesday again. So if you have a burning question about anything from relationships to workplace etiquette, e-mail me at cat@nonstophonolulu.com.*******Question: I have a…

Online dating not for me

Happy 10th Birthday, eHarmony!Now why is that millions of Americans are still single?Or, at least, why am I still single?See, the ads almost worked for me. I was lured in by the seemingly sincere couples — all of whom weren’t…