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Can An Affair Ever Become A Healthy Relationship?

Can An Affair Ever Become A Healthy Relationship?

Once a cheater, always a cheater. We've all heard this adage before, but is it true? When a relationship starts as an affair, one or both parties may have serious issues with fidelity and trusting them to stick with you for the long haul could prove to be a losing game. When you're caught up in the heat of an affair, you may be so excited about your new partner that you fail to see the bigger picture. If he cheated on his wife, what makes you think he won't eventually do the same thing to you? If you were the one who cheated, you may repeat the same mistakes with your new partner.

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6 Men's Fragrances Women Love Most

Private Practice’s Kate Walsh is going to give you the chance to "wear him" when she debuts her new perfume "Boyfriend" on the Home Shopping Network, November 11. Inspired, we pulled together the top 6 men's fragrances we women love most.

Study Says Happy Couples Talk And Write Alike

Study Says Happy Couples Talk And Write Alike

The more relationship studies we read, the more convinced we are that love confounds science, doctorate degree holders, and couples all alike. As you might remember, we recently discussed findings that couples don't grow more alike over time. Now, a new study says that happy couples mimic each other's speech patterns and writing styles. A quick disclaimer: as the previously referenced study suggests, science thinks that the "opposites attract" theory is bull. Instead of growing more alike over time, couples date people with similar interests from the onset. Effective couples communication usually entails that couples have similar communicative styles in the first place.So it's not as if someone who talks like Snooki will develop Oscar Wilde-ian eloquence after dating someone with that caliber of wit. Say all you want about non-verbal communication, but a blissful couplehood won't last long without regular exchange of words in some form.

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The Sex You Should Have Before Settling Down

I’m sick of all these so-called relationship experts telling ladies the way to snag a man is to keep it in your pants, er, skirt. Listen, you big mouth prisses, not only am I too old to be a virgin, but I sure as hell am glad I’m not! Holding out for some kind of commitment only makes a gal think her vag is her primary value, not herself. Lame! And, frankly, even my mother, a proper lady who wears pantyhose in Florida, agrees you have to test-drive some cars before you know which one you wanna buy, if you know what she means. Especially before you settle down, you have to get around and at least experience these 12 kinds of sex.

People Want Tall, Slim—Settle For Short, Stocky

People Want Tall, Slim—Settle For Short, Stocky

We've been told for awhile now to let go of our "type," whether that's the ever-so-original tall, dark and handsome, the urban hipster (plaid button-up, ripped jeans and all) or the briefcase-carrying banker (ka-ching!). Being picky www.yourtango.com/tag/picky can cause you to overlook a great match and potentially keep you in a state of singledom…or so the thinking goes. Still, let's face it, most of us continue to hold onto our dreams of Mr. Perfect, however we personally envision him. Come on, we've been imagining him since we were ten!

5 Weird And Notable Engagement Rings

5 Weird And Notable Engagement Rings

After auctioneers at Sotheby's announced the upcoming sale of a rare 25-carat pink diamond, we couldn't help but briefly fantasize about wearing that $38 million rock. While we firmly hope that the size of an engagement ring won't make or break a proposal, would a woman complain if presented with the magnificently-named Fancy Intense Pink Diamond? This got us thinking about some other engagement rings, both real and hypothetical, which—for better or for worse—have grabbed our attention.

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What Men Are Missing In The Bedroom

As a woman, and a whole lot of one at that, even though you've already taken me home and gotten me naked, I still need to hear that you are ready for this jelly. Say something nice. Otherwise, I'll think you're not telling me how nice my booty is because you don't like what you see. I swear, I'm not normally so insecure, but when I drop my dress, you need to start the sweet talkin'. Even if it's a lie and you're glad I turned the lights off, just tell me I'm pretty. You gotta do that, gentlemen, and eight more things during sex besides get off...

In A Relationship? When To Announce On Facebook

In A Relationship? When To Announce On Facebook

If you're dating someone but don't mention it on your profile, people (including Loverboy) may start wondering just how serious you guys are. On the other hand, if you update your status to "in a relationship" too soon, your guy will think you're either psychotic or creepin' on the side. So, what's a woman who's interested in handling a potentially complicated situation with some courtesy and class to do?

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48% Of You Would Date A Bisexual Man

It's been a longstanding rock gossip rumor that Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of Bush, had a teenage romance with a cross-dressing pop star named Marilyn. He admitted this recently - would you date a guy who had dated men in the past?

The Many Reasons Why You And He Are Platonic

The Many Reasons Why You And He Are Platonic

All this hardcore befriending of women has come with its share of torment. There's been much "Why haven't you f**ked her?" (from my father/friends) and "Why aren't you two dating?" (from my mom/sisters). It's like, have none of you seen "Fool's Gold"? If Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson can be two beautiful people who shared that beautiful experience and be friends instead of married with eight kids right now, then surely platonic love is real.