A little more than a year ago, a study was released that claimed couples who live together before marriage are more likely to get divorced than couples who don’t shack up before they wed. I found that interesting, as my fiancé had just moved in with me and my parents around the time that study came out. Keep reading »
Over the last 12 months, we’ve cheered from the sidelines as our favorite stars fell in love, got engaged and got married. Sure, 2010 had its share of celeb divorces, but it also had a whole lot of happy love stories as well. Here, then, are the top 10 celebrity love stories of the year! Keep reading »
Once upon a time, people used to meet a cute singleton, fall in and out of love, have a string of failed relationships, stumble upon The One and live happily ever after. Or else they grew closer and closer to a close friend of the opposite sex, eventually declared their love for each other and lived happily ever after. Or they went on a string of bad online dates only to discover that their soulmate was working in the next cubicle, and they lived happily ever after. Or perhaps this is just the impression we’ve received from watching movies like “High Fidelity,” “When Harry Met Sally,” and “Kissing Jessica Stein.” Keep reading »
When it came to celebrity scandals, 2010 had its fair share of zingers. From adulterous golfers to adulterous soccer players to adulterous motorcycle builders … well, a lot of famous people cheated. But it wasn’t all sordid hookups, secret babies and embarrassing fake-relationship publicity stunts. There was also the creepiest “Bachelor” ever! Join us as we count down the 20 most scandalous celebrity love and sex stories of 2010. Keep reading »
I’m glad I have sons … and only sons. My friends who are mothers of daughters say that if I had given birth to two daughters instead, I’d be just as glad. I’m not so sure. When I was pregnant with each of my sons, I was convinced from the start that I was carrying boys. And even before that, when I was still just musing about being a mother, it was never a little girl that I pictured. Good thing, right? Keep reading »
My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts—fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter how useful it is). Once I got a fishing pole. He’s tried to buy jewelry, but I never like it. Keep reading »
It wasn’t meant to go this way.
It was meant to be a fun assignment. A lot of women would dream of being asked to test drive every vibrator on the market and write about their experience for Playboy. And while it wasn’t something my parents were going to be bragging about—or even admitting knowledge of—anytime soon, I loved the idea of covering the sex business from a first-person perspective without having to sell myself or make porn. Almost as an afterthought, it occurred to me that the research might also be informative. Keep reading »
In honor of the Potter nerd in all of us, we re-imagined eight magical objects from the Harry Potter world in the context of how they could benefit our not-always-magical love lives. Keep reading »
The best way to establish and maintain instant dating rapport is to talk about the other person, not you. Successful dating starts with successful conversations! Successful conversations are sustained by placing full attention on the person in front of you.
Even if your accomplishments include running up Mt. Everest without crampons or landing a deal with Donald Trump, defer this information. I don’t care if Lady Gaga just asked you to sing back-up for her, keep it under wraps! You will have plenty of time to talk about yourself as the conversation progresses. Keep reading »
So many of the women I meet in their 30s who are successful, interesting and accomplished find themselves alone. They have friends. They have social skills and they are desirable. But the whole dating drama has them in a tizzy. Often their primary strategies for meeting potential mates include: internet dating, going to parties and bars with friends or getting fixed up with people who come recommended, but so often these attempts end with high expectations and disappointment. Keep reading »