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- Can a five year relationship survive infidelity?
- A woman wants to know if she should stay with her man of 20 years, even though he is having an affair with a younger woman.
As of 7/28/2014, we are looking for articles on the following topics. Remember to reference the news item (better yet, link to it!) when writing your article so it's clear to the reader why your article is timely and relevant.
HP-Worthy means it will be highly considered for homepage placement.
- Study Finds That Men Like Nice Women, But Not the Other Way Around: Scientifically, nice (heterosexual) guys might actually finish last. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin recently found that while men were attracted to nice-seeming women upon meeting them, women did not feel the same way about men. Researchers from the University of Rochester, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel investigated a possible mechanism explaining why women and men differ in their sexual reactions with receptive opposite-sex strangers. Article Ideas: Why don't women like nice guys? Are some women perpetually single because they always date bad boys? TK Reasons You Should Date A Nice Guy (HP-worthy).
- Good news, ladies: Men prefer SMARTER women and couple with a female breadwinner and more likely to last: Tradition may dictate that men are the chief breadwinners of a relationship but according to new research, that domestic setup is becoming increasingly outdated. Wives who were better educated than their spouses used to be at greater risk of getting divorced, but husbands today are the first generation not be threatened by women who earn just as much – if not more - than them. Article Ideas: Is this really true? Don't mean WANT to be the breadwinners? How does this change dating? Should women be asking men out/paying for dates? Will men like that?
- Age Increases Belief In Love At First Sight: Study: Middle aged people are 46 per cent more likely to believe in love at first sight than those who are younger, according to a new US study. A US dating website asked a wide cross-section of US residents whether they thought falling in love is possible with just one glance. The results show 35- to 44-year-old men and women are the most likely to think true love can happen upon first sight. They are 46 per cent more likely to believe in this concept than men and women aged 18 to 24. Article Ideas: Why is that? Does experience make people better daters? TK Signs You're Experiencing Love At First Sight (HP-worthy).
- If Marriage Moves Beyond Our Means: Two professors of family law, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, have written a crisp and cogent account — rich with detail and utterly free of legalese — of America’s failure to invest in its children. Their book, “Marriage Markets,” asserts that this failure lies not only in public policy but also in the private lives of Americans. Marriage, the time-honored way of fostering the interests of children, no longer works for many Americans. In an economy ruptured by increasing inequality, millions of men and women are deciding that marriage imposes obligations that they cannot meet. Nearly half of all marriages fail; more than 40 percent of American children are born to single mothers. Article Ideas: What can make marriage more approachable for all classes of people? What is the point of marriage for lower-class individuals? What can modern men do to engage their successful wives to decrease divorce rates?
- General Idea: TK Signs Your Husband Has A Work Spouse (HP-worthy)
- General Idea: (1) Is jealousy in a relationship ever a good thing? (2) TK Signs You're TOO Jealous (HP-Worthy)
If you're interested in syndication, here is what our partners are looking for (updated 6/12)
- Please note that articles previously published elsewhere (i.e. your blog/website) will NOT be considered for syndication. Only original articles to YourTango will be considered.
- First person stories are highly desirable. Anything specific to you but relatable to all is the formula for syndication success.
- We cannot guarantee syndication but will work with you to ensure your article is the best it can be.
- HuffPost 50: HP 50 is looking for stories on issues that affect people who are 50+. They also like general news stories/posts about celebs in their demographic, like this post: http://www.yourtango.com/2012133346/ten-longest-hollywood-marriages
- HuffPost Divorce: HP Divorce is specifically interested in divorce and cheating/infidelity-related content. (General breakup-related content is less likely to be promoted.)
- HuffPost Wedding: HP Weddings is looking for wedding content as well as stories about issues relating to engaged couples and women, i.e. "Is Marriage The New Status Symbol?"
- Sex Education