The BetsyG-Spot

Love, life, and sex in the suburbs


June 09, 2009 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

An old friend turns out to be a lot different from how she imagined. BetsyG looks at a lost romantic opportunity.


November 16, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

BetsyG looked up a boyfriend from the past and opened not a can of worms but an old sachet box that surprisingly still has a trace of fragrance.

Physics Lesson

November 10, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

My friend Eddie warned me not to get too involved when I met someone who was too fresh out of his marriage. But how do you stop yourself from falling in love? I confess, that’s a lesson I seem unable to learn.


October 19, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

I dread having a boyfriend who skis. It’s not that I don’t ski…it’s that I can’t stand the humiliation that comes with skiing with someone else.

Dog’s Best Friend

October 12, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

What can a dog tell you about prospective boyfriends? Maybe nothing, maybe everything.

Flirtual Reality

September 14, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

BetsyG’s friend Jackie made the classic mistake of thinking she had something going with a guy she knew electronically. How do you avoid the perils of e-mail relationships? BetsyG explains in this essay.

Terms of Endearment [Abject Fear]

September 07, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

I planned to write a cute piece about pet names and noticed something strange about my thinking: I wasn’t as happy about my pet name as I should have been. Here’s a glimpse into the secret world of a woman’s mind. It’s not a pretty place.

Dumpee Syndrome

September 01, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

I was dumped by someone who was I knew on some level was no good for me. So why did I fight so hard to hold on to the guy? Greg Behrendt, author of He’s Just Not That Into You, calls it Dumpee Syndrome. Here’s my theory as to why we do it.

Kid You Not

August 25, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

I thought I only wanted to date men who were fathers. But when I started to see the childless Mr. S, my opinion had a major turnaround.

Once Bitten

June 15, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

If you’ve ever had your heart broken, you know it’s not easy to put your heart out there again. This essay is about BetsyG’s experience with heartbreak and the fear with which she faced the next potential love.




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