All this buzz over that Baby Name Wizard application had us thinking about names. Particularly names and how they mangle our view of someone upon meeting them.
Recently, we happened upon a charming little website called DearOldLove.com. The concept is very simple: Much in the way that PostSecret publishes postcards with people's deepest secrets written on them, DearOldLove posts small, poignant notes from people who have one last thing to say to that old lover. Under the guise of anonymity, it's surprising how much that's left unsaid finds itself out in the open for all to read.
So you want to be the other woman? Before you do, learn a thing or two from Kate Major and YourTango about what not to do.
Psychologist and author, Christopher Ryan thinks monogamy doesn't make biological sense. At one point on his blog for PsychologyToday.com he compares married couples to siblings and alludes to their sex as a form of incest.
Biological Anthropologist Helen Fisher wrote an interesting piece about how jealousy is a deeply ingrained and even positive instinct infecting animals and humans alike.
I want to talk about what kind of girlfriends we like having. Okay, let's be honest—you know which of your friends are beautiful. You know when your friend gets more guys than you. Some women feel threatened by their prettier peers. Why do we do this, girls?
Condom etiquette is something that single women don't discuss nearly enough. We need some open dialogue to take some of the awkwardness and confusion out of these situations. So, we have for you our eight condom commandments. No matter what your views are about casual sex, dating, or relationships, it's important to know where you stand on condoms before the moment "arises."
I wouldn't go out with a guy who refused to spend resources—time, energy, effort or money—on our date. It's not about the ka-ching. It's about value. I deserve a life filled with excitement, happiness and sexual richness regardless of mine or my lover's bank account balance. In case you want the same, I enlisted a few friends and fellow writers of the sexy stuff to provide tips that pump up the heat without pushing out a lot of cash.
If divorce is in the future of duplicitous two-timers Gov. Mark Sanford to reality TV's Jon Gosselin, these men will have to navigate co-parenting. However, a growing trend shows that many men become better parents post-divorce, to the surprise of ex-wives who find it difficult to grasp that a man who wasn't a good husband can indeed be a good father.
Love Bytes: Nine must-click sex, love and relationship links.