Are you looking for the perfect intimate New Year’s activity for you and your significant-other? Look no further. This 4-Step activity I’m outlining below can be used for either personal reflection, as a group activity on New Year’s Eve, or for an open and intimate conversation with that special person in your life. For best results, I recommend going through this process alone the first time before sharing your responses with others.
Have you ever wondered why we're always told that two is better than one? Why dancing is more fun when you have partner to get down with? Well, contemplate those deep thoughts no longer; the plain-tailed wren of Ecuador are about to answer your burning questions.
If you haven't played games with your spouse (I'm talking board games here, not head games or sex games. We'll save those for a different post.), I suggest you blow the dust off Yahtzee and give it a try. And I'll even give you five solid reasons board games are good for your marriage.
We love our partners. We really do. I mean, that's why we promised not to canoodle with anyone else while we seeing each other. (Talk about sacrifice.) But there's only so many nights we can stand hanging out with our "couple friends," sipping wine and sampling cheeses. We don't want to be one of those people who starts dating someone only to morph into a two-person unit, while our single friends disappear one by one. To fight off codependence, we've compiled a list of 20 things to do without your significant other. Things that will make you feel good and, most likely, improve your couple time, too.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a happy couple must be in want of another happy couple to be BFFs with for life. Fred and Wilma had their Barney and Betty; Lucy and Ricky had their Ethel and Fred. It seems that for every dynamic couple, there exists an assumed want for a complementary pair of friends, who are also a couple, to bond mutually with.
As Susan Quilliam, editor of the newly revised The Joy of Sex, reported in her native UK last week, financial uncertainty increases a desire for the comfort of skin-on-skin contact. A recent survey of 20,000 Brits revealed sex to be their favorite low-cost activity. But the recession aphrodisiac could peeter out the deeper into the economic crisis we go, Quilliam reasons, as anxiety kills rather than fuels the mood. That means, you best get your bedroom good and sexorated before too long. Enter Michael Shnayerson, veteran journalist and Vanity Fair contributor, who's culled together some dos and don'ts for decorating one's bedroom with sex in mind.
Love-life experts say activity dates can quickly reveal a man's personality and character. So, the next time a guy invites you for a drink you'd be better off suggesting an out-of-the-bar experience to revealing character early on, so you can jump over the jerks and find the gems—the ones you may have otherwise overlooked. "All the answers you need lie in those first few dates," says April Beyer, a Los Angeles-based matchmaker and dating coach says, "if you're really paying attention." Here, dating coaches share the secrets of character-revealing dates —and the signs to look for when you're looking for love. Whether it's golf, bowling, tennis, horseback-riding, ice skating or blading, you'll want to know the red flags, early on. Read on!