I have come to the realization that there are three types of guys: nice guys, guys who are jerks and don't admit it, and guys who are jerks and admit it openly and wholeheartedly.   

I think it's safe to say that I have encountered all three types of guys in my life.

I have come to the realization that there are three types of guys: nice guys, guys who are jerks and don't admit it, and guys who are jerks and admit it openly and wholeheartedly.   

I think it's safe to say that I have encountered all three types of guys in my life.

I have to admit: I was once a victim of a yo-yo relationship. For five years, my high school sweetheart and I went back-and-forth between super-close lovers and almost-perfect strangers. We always broke up for the right reasons (we knew deep down that we just weren’t compatible), but our reasons for getting back together weren’t

When I was in junior high, all I wanted was a boyfriend who had his lip pierced. And dyed black hair. And possibly a tattoo…or two. Those were my only stipulations.

My friends from home are completely different than my friends from school.  My friends from home, whom I've known for years upon years, jam out to Britney Spears in their cars (and yes, we call it "jammin'"), get their nails done, tan excessively, used to be cheerleaders and are utterly, passionately obsessed with faux fur. 

My friends from home are completely different than my friends from school.  My friends from home, whom I've known for years upon years, jam out to Britney Spears in their cars (and yes, we call it "jammin'"), get their nails done, tan excessively, used to be cheerleaders and are utterly, passionately obsessed with faux fur. 

It took four months of tears, Carlo Rossi, manicures and books about how to improve my life, but this past weekend I finally decided that it was okay to initiate a conversation with the ex.

Yes, the ex that completely left me heartbroken and devastated – despite the fact that I broke up with him.

Despite our love of 'bling', it seems that "Generation Me" doesn't feel the need to validate our relationships with a flashy diamond and wedding bells.

This week has been hectic. I not only started classes, I also changed my major, signed a lease for next year, created a new project at work – and started researching internships.

As you all probably know by now, I went through not one, but two breakups this year. As a girl who has only been in two serious relationships, this means that I spent most of the year broken hearted. According to a recent study by Yahoo!, we have officially ended break-up season. Basically, the study