Love looks a lot different these days, and it seems that sex isn't the only thing worth waiting for. In fact, according to USA Today, more and more couples are putting off marriage, and extending their courtships by a number of years (and years, and more years). It used to be that a man who took too long to propose was considered a relationship slacker. Not anymore. Why are people waiting longer to take that walk down the aisle. What's running through their heads?
Although remarkably little ink in men's magazines is devoted to making over women or determining whether oft-cited flaws are terminal, guys have their own (mental) list of women's undateable traits. Men from around the country put these at the top.
When it came to dating, my parents had two rules. The first involved age—no going on dates until I turned 16. The second was about sex—no boys allowed in my bedroom. Those two rules were easy to abide by. Dating prospects didn’t come around until college. So did a third (and final) parental limitation on dating. “Don’t come home with a black boyfriend,” my dad said in a raspy whisper as he pointed one finger unintentionally at my heart and gestured towards my co-ed dorm.
You might want to a consider a sturdy lock for your closet. Dating blogger Abraham Lloyd breaks down the five fashion choices your man just doesn't get. When he "accidentally" donates them to the Salvation Army, you'll know what really happened.
We asked five men why they love it when you talk dirty. Here's what they said.
A few years ago, I stumbled out of a tent camp into the heat of the South Asian jungle, wearing somebody else's tuxedo jacket and the residual perfume of a gorgeous young stranger. Over the course of the preceding few days, I'd charmed this girl by being strangely confident, relaxed and laid back. Basically, I had become a better, bizarro version of myself.
Getting ready for a first date is never easy. Between the expectations, nervousness and excitement it usually doesn't go as planned. Instead of worrying about the possibility of the date going wrong, take a look at 16 easy ways you can make your first date less awkward and more of a success!
Growing up, I was never the girl who dreamed of her perfect wedding gown or envisioned where the ceremony would take place. Instead, my future consisted of covering concerts and stalking bands for an interview. There's nothing wrong with that, right?
Crushes, in general, can be a nail-biting emotional roller coaster but when it’s on someone you have to see every work day, things can get a bit awkward. With frequent opportunities for interaction, how do you manage to keep your foot out of your mouth?
Love Bytes: 10 must-click love and relationship links. Plus, the pros and cons of having a kid and the art of couples counseling.