If you’re a female between the ages of 15 to 35 you are probably (secretly) addicted to at least one show on The CW. Who wouldn’t be? Even if you watch on mute to stare at Ian Somerhalder while you paint your nails, you can still pick up some tips about love. Whether you live on The Upper East Side or in the 90210, here are the things I’ve learned about love and romance from The CW.
1. It’s OK To Date Your Best Friend’s Ex
Don’t get it twisted, this is tricky, but totally possible. Unrequited love (or lust) sometimes gets the best of us all. No one is technically off limits. Sometimes the thrill of the forbidden is really masking true love. If you’re going to go there with your friend’s ex, follow these simple steps.
a) Have Sex First- see if your instincts are purely primal. After that initial excitement fades, you’ll be able to tell if your feelings were real or just a dirty desire you had to get our of your system.
b) Keep It A Secret For As Long As Possible- If your tryst is relationship-worthy you are going to need to build up a solid foundation to prepare for the unquestionable shit storm that will come your way when your affair is exposed.
c) Take Your Friend’s Slanderous Speeches
Even though what you’re doing might not be technically wrong, you need to understand your pal’s p.o.v. He/She will inevitably be hurt and distraught and since you’re the one in the risque relationship you need to endure whatever name-calling wrath will be released upon you.
d) Give it time- It does heal all wounds. And if your friendship was real, eventually your friend will move on and forgive you. Just make sure you are a fabulous friend in every other way.
2. Age Is Just A Number
You’re in high school and like your teacher? Are you a college student lusting after an up-and-coming politician? Fresh out of grad school and like your bestie’s recently divorced father? As long as you are both extraordinarily hot, your age difference doesn’t mean anything. No need to worry about society judging your union, because chances are you are keeping it secret for one reason or another. But, the May/December romance (the roles are interchangeable for men and women) will always be a sexy scandal. Just make sure that if your flirty fling it isn’t love, you get out before your secret is blasted all over the world wide web.
3. In 2011, Mixed Relationships Consisting Of Humans And Supernatural Beings Are Hot
Witches, and werewolves, and vampires, oh my! Who knew they were all gorgeous? Not only are their supernatural powers seductive, but the threat of being accidentally murdered by your lover is foreplay. The plus is that if they turn you as well, you never have to worry about buying into the whole anti-aging beauty regimen as you will both remain young forever. Just make sure to have plenty of cover up on hand for those pesky bite marks as well as a little vervain.
4. It’s What’s Underneath That Counts
Laundry day isn’t a valid excuse anymore. Serena Van Der Woodsen is never caught dead without her La Perla intimates. You never know what can happen at your prom’s after party or on a girl’s night. You always need to be prepared for someone to see your unmentionables. And nothing says sex like hot lingerie. So head to the mall and pick out something frisky…after all, it’s what’s underneath that really counts, right?
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