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.
Make no mistake, men love being coupled up...but they dig being single, too. We asked bachelor and dating blogger Abraham Lloyd for his take on the things men love about being unattached.
The two of you should do everything together; work out every disagreement (without actually fighting); spend every night in the same bed; and never, ever be bored. Say what?! These and other so-called “rules” for marriage need some serious debunking. And it’s not just because rules your mother may have passed on are outdated; some may be downright damaging. In fact, “breaking some marriage ‘rules’ may be the best thing you can do for your relationship,” says Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, psychotherapist and author of Why Did I Marry You Anyway? Here are 10 rules you can break with confidence.
Groupthink applies even to romance, it seems. According to a recent Indiana University study, one is considerably more appealing to suitors if they get the impression you're popular and in-demand. Overwhelmingly, they found that if others find you adequately charming, those looking on will, too. Sometimes securing a date is as easy as others finding you attractive. My we are an impressionable lot, aren't we?
Not to put too grim a spin on it, but it's a fact that most relationships eventually end, and most of us have been on both sides of the breakup equation. Here's a brief guide to handling either role—the dumper or the dumpee.
On June 20, Showtime unveils The Real L Word, a reality show about the real lives of Los Angeles lesbians. If you think this sounds eerily familiar, you're right. The Real L Word is the reality kid sister of the network's similar, scripted series, The L Word. This "real" version, however, promises to give curious viewers a true-to-life glimpse into the lives of ladies who lust after ladies.