What Makes A Man Date-able?

Marie Claire‘s sensitive man, Rich Santos, feels like he’s undateable. In fact, he’s even made a list of reasons women won’t touch him. He blames his solitude on the habits of longtime bachelordom, his need to be the center of attention, his motormouth, and his not-so-smooth dance moves. (Of the latter, he wrote: “Uncorking the River Dance, or a late ’80s rap move, doesn’t get me anywhere. Also, I employ semi-gay ‘summoning power from the Heavens’ Celine-Dion-like hand gestures.”)

Hey Rich, we’ve got one more to add to your list of red flags — dating a relationship blogger. Sigh, just look at what a mess of our own love lives we Frisky gals have made! But since we are Rich’s female counterparts, we decided to answer his question for the ladies: “What makes a guy more ‘dateable’ to you?” Oh, we’ll tell you what women want, right after the jump.

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That Fake LV Bag You’re Carrying Is Funding Terrorists

People like huffing the smell of the fresh leather in a Louis Vuitton fake purse even more than they like inhaling other drugs. It turns out, knockoff shopaholics have marijuana, heroin, and even cocaine addicts beat! Designer copies are a trillion dollar a year industry, but it’s a business that is also run by shady gangsters, and in some cases, terrorist groups.

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Star Couplings: Kendra Wilkinson Will Soon Have Offspring

  • Kendra Wilkinson told E! that she is expecting a baby with fiance Hank Baskett. [Dlisted] — Okay, so they’re getting married June 27, and I’m guessing practicing birth control was lost in the details of planning their wedding.
  • A rep for Kanye West confirmed that Kanye and Amber Rose are done. [NY Post] — C’mon, did we really believe they were together? She got her 15 minutes of fame, and he rented a girlfriend.
  • It’s official, Britney Spears is dating her agent, Jason Trawick, and he plans to take his sweetie to a “private location” after the tour. [TMZ] — Papa Spears the matchmaker is successful.

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Gallery: Heather Graham And Other Stars Make Love Tantric Style

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This week, while promoting “The Hangover,” Heather Graham, in the ultimate non sequitur, talked about tantric sex. “I first got into it when I was filming ‘The Guru’ in 2002 and I haven’t looked back,” she says. “[It's] not having sex continually…The idea is that you let the whole thing build very slowly until finally you merge with your partner. It works for me.” Heather did get the memo that “The Guru” was a comedy, right? [Huffington Post]

So what is tantric sex all about? It started in India over 6,000 years ago as a rebellion against organized religion which (universally it seems) dictated that sexuality should be ignored in the search for enlightenment. Those that practiced Tantric (which means “to manifest, to expand, to show”) believed that sex could “expand consciousness and weave together the polarities of male and female into a harmonious whole.” It urges people to prolong the act of making love to create more intense orgasms by using their energy consciously to extend the peak of sexual ecstasy. The result: both men and women can have several orgasms in a single sexual encounter. [Discovery Health]

Celebrities seem to be all about tantric sex. Here are the ones who have gone on record as fans.

Did Michelle Obama Settle When She Married Barack?

Michelle Obama has been our first lady for just over seven months, and she’s already been attributed with making a positive contribution to the U.S. fashion industry, along with advocating on behalf of military families and more. Now, Jenee Desmond-Harris writes on The Root that Michelle is a role model for single women. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Sookie Stackhouse, You Are Mahhhhn!

In the latest issue of New York, Emma Rosenblum describes a scene from the new season of “True Blood” (which premieres this Sunday):

“Bill, the brooding village vampire, beds Sookie, his mortal girlfriend, after they’ve had an argument. It’s steamy stuff—makeup sex is still makeup sex, even when one party isn’t technically living. Mid-act, Bill bites Sookie’s neck with his fangs in an orgasmic frenzy, then kisses her, smearing her own red blood down her cheeks and onto her lips.”

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The Japanese Face Slimmer Leaves Us Speechless, Literally

If you want a thinner face or you are into Darth Vader chic, then I have the product for you. After mulling over the absurdity that is the Japanese Face Slimmer I understand the beauty process as follows: the mask smushes your face to slim it down. First, it melts the fat off your face by massaging your facial dermis—I have always thought there was a fine line between massaging and mauling. Then, the sweat produced from the poorly-ventilated mask combined with the sweat from your chubby cheeks acts as a sauna.

If you have the self-confidence to actually wear this face mask, then kudos to you. For the rest of us who lack egos of steel, a good (or even mediocre) bronzer can fake high cheekbones without the risk of permanently scarring your cat/boyfriend/neighbors, etc. [$32, Japanese Face Slimmer, Amazon] Keep reading »

Pee Like A Lady With These On-The-Go Products

It’s fun having choices: decaf or regular, hair up or hair down, spider maki roll or spicy tuna roll… and now you can choose a device to pee. Whether you’re at a concert, in the woods, or just need to pee next to a parked car leaving a club one night, portable urinating devices allow you to keep some dignity when peeing au natural, and prevent your clothes from getting urine splash stains—it’s gross but true! Keep reading »

It’s One Thing To Eat Play-Doh, It’s Another To Smell Like Play-Doh

I have never really been into cologne. They all more or less smell the same to me, i.e. “ugh, way too much cologne.” That being said, my blase reaction to cologne is probably partially due to the fact that I have yet to run into a dude wearing a cologne by Demeter. Calling Demeter’s scents “run of the mill” is like calling Michelle Obama’s arms puny. Sure, there are the more traditional sniffers like Earl Grey Tea, Cannabis Flower and Redhead in Bed, but these are not what caught my attention. Oh no, the real eye brow raising scents were those reminiscent of our childhood. Keep reading »

Fatherhood Makes Guys Smarter

So, guys gain an average of 14 pounds while their ladies are pregnant. Not so cute. But Craig Kinsley and Kelly Lambert recently released a study that shows that fatherhood has some pretty great side effects for dudes. According to their research, male hormones are altered when a guy is expecting or has a baby, making him “more canny and resourceful.” The chemistry is simple. A man’s testosterone level lowers when he lives with a woman he loves—be it girlfriend or wife—and his prolactin level rises when he has a child, making him more sympathetic, motivated to care for his kids, and better at handling stress. Now that gets a big awww. [Utne Reader] Keep reading »

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