Posts tagged "couples"

Dater X: I’m In A Great Relationship, So Can I Stop Freaking Out Now?

Last Thursday, I prepared myself for what I thought would be a big milestone in my relationship with The Young One. His older sister—who serves double duty as his best friend—was visiting and I was going to meet her for the first time over dinner. That morning, I rummaged through my closet, trying to…
By: Dater X / June 8, 2011

The Top 10 Argument Triggers For Couples

According to a new study, bathroom behaviors are to blame for triggering the majority of couples' average of 312 fights a year, with kitchen cleanliness coming in a close second. If you think couples are fighting -- most often on Thursdays at 8:00pm for approximately ten minutes -- about meaningful stuff like sex, money, parenting,…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 19, 2011

Are You Into Sexual “Simmering”?

When we talk about our sex lives, it's usually in terms of how often, where and when we're doing the actual deed. But some sex therapists contend that getting each other sexually aroused at random moments is just as important to a couple's bond as lovemaking. Dr. Stephen Snyder blogged about this idea for…
By: Joanne Hinkel / December 17, 2010

What’s The Biggest Relationship Myth?

Relationships: not easy to have, but certainly easy to have an opinion on. We've all been given advice on how to make a relationship work, but some advice is better than others, at least according to therapist and relationship expert Dr. Terri Orbuch. Orbuch analyzed some of the most common relationship myths and came u…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2010

How Much Is Enough Sex In A Relationship?

What's a healthy sex life? Is it true that what's good for some might not work for others? According to sex therapist Ian Kerner, couples should be having sex once a week, minimum. Kerner's seeing what he calls an "epidemic" of sexless relationships and believes that things like social and economic stresses, health problems and…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 22, 2010

The Top 5 Most Annoying Facebook Couples

This weekend, "The Social Network," a scripted movie about Facebook's origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we'll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originally…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 1, 2010

What’s Your Biggest Pet Peeve When It Comes to Your Coupled Friends?

When friends find boyfriends, you can't help but be happy for them -- unless they start developing annoying couple habits, or remind you that you're still single and they're oh-so-in-love. We asked people to share their biggest pet peeve when it comes to friends in relationships. What's yours?
By: Angela Epps / February 25, 2010

Dating Don’ts: How To Avoid Becoming That Annoying Coupled-Up Person

The two of you are inseparable. You’re every romantic comedy cliché come to life. He’s the cream in your coffee. The Jim to your Pam—not that you even remember who they are, because with all the lovemaking, you hardly have time to waste on sitcoms like “The Office.” When you’re not busy rutting, you spend…
By: Judy McGuire / October 1, 2009

Dating On The Cheap: Head To Ikea

You probably won't find Michelle and Barry O. making eyes over a plate of Swedish meatballs in the cafe any time soon (though you never do know!), but The New York Times is claiming more and more of us are heading to the Scandinavian superstore for a few romantic moments alone. Ahh, love…
By: Nina Carbone / June 16, 2009

Cutesy Names And Secret Phrases Bond Couples

We get really annoyed when we hear couples speaking lovey-dovey language and dropping inside jokes. But these annoying couple-isms could be signs of a strong, satisfying relationship. According to one study, couples who use pet names and code phrases experienced more satisfaction in their relationship.
By: Annika Harris / April 6, 2009

7 Annoying Couple-isms

College Candy posted an article on the five most annoying couple-isms, like those twosomes who insist on using lame nicknames for each other in public (#3), and those obnoxious couples who fight in public (#5) — something I think most of us can agree is even worse than PDAs (#1). The list wa…
By: Wendy Atterberry / March 19, 2009

Quickies!: Holly Madison To Become “Dancing” Queen

There's speculation that Holly Madison will replace Jewel, who has been struggling with tendinitis, on "Dancing with the Stars." Despite being Hef's number one chick for awhile, Holly doesn't look rhythmic. [Us Weekly] Couples who use a DVR to record TV shows are happier than those who don't. They don't fight over what…
By: Annika Harris / March 4, 2009

Single People Kick Butt

Couples always seem to catch a lucky break over Valentine's Day. They can't just be happy to have someone to spend the day with. No! That's not enough for couples; they seem to get all the cool Valentine's Day promotions as well. For example, many hotels are offering cute weekend getaways,…
By: Persia Ali / February 10, 2009

Couples In Bed

Call me a snoop, but I've always been curious about couples' lives together. Yesterday's New York Times featured photos of couples in bed together, giving people with prying eyes (like me!) a glimpse at intimate moments in the bedroom. Taken by real-life couple James Frank Tribble and Tracey Mancenido, the "Pillow…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 9, 2009

Facebook, A Place For Couples

Don't you just hate it when a friend starts dating a guy and she does absolutely everything with him? She can't go to the grocery store without him, she can't do her laundry without him, and she certainly can't update her Facebook status without including his name. We've been noticing that a bunch of couple…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 31, 2008

Why Do Women Stay With Guys Who Cheat?

There seems to be a lot of infidelity lately -- just look at some of the biggest celebrity breakup of 2008. But not all cheating leads to splits. In an article that ran in London's Sunday Times, writer Kate Spice investigates why wives have stood by their men even as they're…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 9, 2008

The Benefits Of Having A Dishwasher

The U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 American Housing Survey was released today, revealing that housing units in this country increased by 3.8 million from 2005 to 2007. In total, there are 124.4 million housing units, 110.7 of them occupied; however, not all of them are created equal: 70.8 million occupied homes have dishwashers 91.3 million have…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 6, 2008

How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Vacation Together?

It would be hard to find a more fitting pair than of sex and travel. Here, one adventurer, who has kissed an uncounted number of men who don’t share her zip code, shares her experience combining the two through more than 30 countries. Having a boyfriend you’ve been on vacation with isn't the same thing…
By: Alina Berd / September 10, 2008