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Marriage May Keep You Alive Longer

Why I Got Married Young
To me, 24 seemed like the perfect age. Read More »
Marriage Pressure
She feels pressured to either get married or break up. Read More »
Hitched
All of Andrea Grimes' columns about getting hitched! Read More »
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As the number of couples walking down the aisle dwindles, science suggests that our generation may be missing out on marriage’s “healing powers.” A study published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior reveals that adults who’ve tied the knot have a better survival rate after heart surgery. According to Ellen Idler, a sociologist at Emory University, married people are three times more likely than singletons to survive coronary bypass surgery during the first three months and are half as likely to die in the years following. Even if the single patients survived the first three months of recovery, they were 70 percent more likely to die during the next five years. Keep reading »

Sex With “Younger Ladies” Attributed To Heart Attacks In Cheating Men

9 Signs He Cheats
Take notes, ladies. Read More »
Is Porn Like cheating?
Sometimes looking at porn can feel to your partner like cheating. Read More »

Cheaters beware: you may be killing yourself.  A new American Heart Association study finds that men who die of heart attacks were more likely to be cheating. An analysis of 6,000 autopsy reports of people who died of sudden heart attacks (1 percent died while getting it on) found that 90 percent of the people were men and three-quarters of them were cheating. I am really curious if the autopsy descriptions went something like “male, 42 years of age, 6-foot-2, was cheating on wife.” Otherwise, how the heck did they know which participants were cheaters?

In any case, scientists blame the increase incidence of heart attack in cheating men on stress, overeating and sex with “younger ladies” who literally over-work their partners’ hearts! So, point being, if you’re going to cheat, perhaps consult with your cardiologist first. [PostNoon]

The Best Texts To Send Women?

Texting Rules
What are the rules for texting? Read More »
Hormones and Texting
Our hormones don't respond to texts. Read More »
Texting Dangers
The dangers of being a flirty texter. Read More »

One blogger believes he has just written the 10 commandments of texting. Posted on his site, Dating Advice For Men Who Love Women, dating coach Rob Judge’s “10 Best Texts To Send Hot Girls … of ALL TIME” has been “liked” by 377 people and counting. Some of his highly recommended texts include:

10. The Romantic Commando: “Haha its stormy.. wish you were here to cuddle under a blanket, drink wine and watch a Rambo movie.”

7. The Aristocrat: ”In the penthouse, sipping aged Scotch, thinking of you.”

2. The Baby Maker: ”What are you feelings on having a lovechild?”

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Sex Ed Tries To Reach More Dudes Through Humor

SVH Sex Ed
Our first introduction to sex was through SVH. Read More »
Abstinence Message
Abstinence-only sex education is rebranding its message. Read More »
16 And Pregnant
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Jamie Lynn Spears says she was too scared to ask for birth control. Read More »
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Most think of us see unplanned pregnancy rates as a serious thing, but others think it’s a laughing matter. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has ab unorthodox approach to teaching guys sex education: humor. While women ages 18 to 29 receive a lot of messages regarding safer sex practices, the organization believes men in the same group remain widely ignored. Their solution? Create PSAs that appeal to men by making them laugh.

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How To Stop A Text-Lationship In Its Tracks

In one of my recent online dating episodes, a super cute, educated, funny guy and I began exchanging messages. Every message he sent me either made me smile or laugh uncontrollably. By the sixth message exchange he had sent me his number. One night, I excitedly called him. The phone rang but no answer. I decided against leaving a voicemail. About a minute after, I received a text message saying, “Hey, what’s up?” I threw up a little in my mouth.

If the reason for his text in response to my call had to do with him being busy, deaf or in a nursery surrounded by sleeping babies, it would be acceptable. But he was at home and to top it off, he was online. I know he wasn’t frickin’ busy!  I am growing ridiculously tired of the text-only phase that today’s dating world is stuck in. What happened to the good ol’ days where a guy saw your missed call on this caller ID and thought, “Hey, I should call her back”!? Keep reading »

Science Might Explain Why You’re Single

Single & Lovin' It!
30 things we love about being solo. Read More »
Degrees Of Singleness
Where do you fall on the spectrum? Read More »
Single Girls...
So cliche in the things they say! Watch »
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Kim Kardashian may not just be an example of a walking, talking publicity stunt — she could be an example of biology gone awry! Scientists have discovered a gene that may explain why some women have a problem getting or staying married. Research of more than 1,800 women found that some ladies have difficulty bonding due to a variation of the oxytocin receptor gene, known as A-allele. The A-allele gene affects how women process oxytocin, the hormone responsible for love and bonding. If a woman’s body cannot properly break down the hormone, it could affect her ability to bond with others, including her boyfriend or husband. 

So maybe, just maybe, we have been harshly judging poor Kimmy for a problem she just cannot fix? (Or not.) [Huffington Post]

Woman Sues Over Loud Roommate Sex

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Most of us either have already experienced or will eventually experience the roommate who is just a little too open with their sex lives. I have definitely been kept awake by muffled moans, creaking beds, dirty talk and noises that cannot be defined while sharing a place with someone else. One of my friends even told me that she walked in on her very skinny male roommate while a rather voluptuous woman was gagging him.

Most of us are willing to put up with the occasional roommate sexcapade. But one Massachusetts college student says she has had enough — and she sued for $150K. Keep reading »

My Carnival: Blue Body Paint, Blood Poisoning & Beenie Man

Post-Vacay Manners
How to not be a jerk about your awesome vacation. Read More »
Cute Passport Covers
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13 cute passport covers from the crafters on Etsy. Read More »
Traveling Alone
Why one woman prefers to travel the world -- solo. Read More »

Every year, my sister and I go to Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. For years I have tried to to explain the concept of “carnival” to my American friends. I’m slowly understanding that the idea is ridiculously foreign: replace cotton candy for endless top-shelf liquor, Ferris wheels for huge trucks blasting music throughout the entire city and lame whack-a-mole games for half-naked women and men “wining” on one another in elaborate beaded/feathered costumes. It just seems absurd for those used to a traditional American-styled carnival and, when I sit back and think about it, thousands of people parading and dancing through the streets does seem a little crazy. But that is precisely what makes me return annually: I know that I’m getting into something so ridiculously unconventional that anything can happen. Keep reading »

Study Shows Interracial Marriages Are On The Rise

Aside from our seven-year age gap, my sister and I are very similar for the most part. We look alike (so much so that I used her ID to party before I was even legal), have the same sense of humor and similar hobbies. Sometimes we even finish each others’ sentences like twins. There is only one huge difference between us — our dating preferences. I date just about anyone who I find attractive and interesting. My sister refuses to date outside of her race. But according to some new research, it may be time for her to loosen up, as interracial marriages are on the rise.  Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: 10 Things You Should Never Say To A Man In Bed

What Not To Say
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10 things not to say to a guy watching football. Read More »
What Men Want In Bed
Do these things and he'll be a happy man. Read More »
Guys' Pre-Date Nerves
The guys on our IM share! Read More »

Your man wants to believe he’s Superman, especially when it comes to his performance in the bedroom. When it comes to spicing things up and communicating your sex needs, get the conversation going in the right direction — UP! — by avoiding these specifics statements that make only make your stud feel like a dud… Keep reading »

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