plastered in bold face letters all over the front – Cosmopolitan Magazine has the gravitational force strong enough to suck in an entire school bus of curious adolescent girls.When you're thumbing through the Sex Tips article at a sleepover with your girlfriends in ninth grade – don't lie, you know that's the section you turn to first – the advice all seems very advanced and sexy. As girls become more sexually active and are sprinting past first base…second base…third base….running straight toward the umpire and sliding home, a few of these “tips and tricks,” Cosmo offers can seem beyond belief.Possibly my favorite one is this “What Guys Secretly Think of Your Hair & Makeup: The truth revealed! uh, that is exactly the thing that keeps me up at night: what guys are thinking about my hair and makeup! Yes; I said children— seriously, I think more 15 year-olds read this magazine than 25 year-olds.Not that it’s really great advice for any age group. Back to my earlier point: is THE purpose of life really to attract a guy?If you see a guy you like, pull away from your friends and scan the room. Author Meghan Daum summed it up well in the July 2008 issue of “[Sexiness] is inextricably linked to sex as a concept but wholly separate from fornication… This might mean taking walks or taking a yoga class instead of taking shots at the bar. All while maybe — just maybe — helping you feeling a little less alone in this sometimes crazy, sometimes beautiful, always mysterious life on earth.When your eyes fall on him, shoot him “the look.” It’ll give him a free-and-clear pickup opportunity (and yes, they need all the help they can get). Consider that bars are usually crappy places for meeting men, anyways. You know those emails your college sends out about alumni networking events? As much about posture and voice intonation as it is about cleavage or skirt length or the dimensions of our posteriors, feeling sexy is, at its root, about owning ourselves. It might mean spending some quality time with your girl friend instead of desperately scanning the room for guys all night. I don’t see how it My name’s Thérèse Schwenkler, and I want to make you laugh. If you do go, go because you actually want to have a drink with your friend, not because you want to sit there like a pathetic loser who’s waiting for guys to talk to you all night long. You’ve thrown out the seductive body lingo; now keep it up and flash a genuine smile to every human being you come across— whether he is hot or not. Take a kickboxing or weight-lifting class at the gym. You know those emails your college sends out about alumni networking events? Or maybe you could write a blog instead of browsing Facebook for hot prospects (wink, wink ;-).
So today I’ve decided to do something a little bit different. Our tips will help you become more awesome in just one month— and coincidentally, you might also find a boyfriend (but if you don’t, you’ll hardly notice because you’ll be so busy being blissfully awesome). Get the ball rolling by asking all your friends if they know any single guys. Get the ball rolling by asking yourself what makes you feel centered and excited.
Breadcrumbing is the hot new dating term of 2017 that unfortunately does not involve bread but refers to 'when a guy or girl gives someone just enough attention to keep their hope of a relationship alive' (thanks Urban Dictionary).
It's kinda like if ghosting and haunting had a baby.
To many women, this may sound like complete sacrilege.
Not to denounce the magazine entirely; it offers a lot of great sex advice, too, as well as well-written sections on beauty, health and fashion, gripping and dramatic stories of real women's experiences and relevant life skills for young girls.