While it's been documented that scent most certainly plays a role in sexual attraction, Cornell University scientists studied the mating patterns of fruit flies and discovered the females are biologically primed to procreate with males of different strains, which is something they seem to instinctively pick up on once in the presence of a male. While we doubt lady fruit flies flit away like uninterested homosapien women, researchers noted a difference in behavior when around males of the same general family, and ones of more removed genes. This is the fruit fly's way, they say, of mixing and matching genes in an effort to produce healthier baby flies. While, of course, they don't want to say a fruit fly's mating patterns match a human's for godsakes, but this just another example in nature of how attraction is largely dictated by whom you'd produce the most unique children. Unique, in this instance, meaning as far off from inbred as possible.
Ever gone on a date with a guy, expected to hear from him but, for reasons you don't understand, he never calls you back? We're guessing the answer is yes. Author, matchmaker and dating coach Rachel Greenwald knows a thing or two about this subject. She asked 1,000 men why they didn't call women back, and the results are in her book, conveniently titled, "Why He Didn't Call You Back: 1,000 Guys Reveal What They REALLY Thought About You After Your Date." The book contains actionable advice about how to ace a first date.
Love Bytes: three must click sex, dating and relationship links. Women notice stinkiness. Men don't. Did we really need a study to tell us this? [Dear Sugar] How discard your old sex toys, without trashing the planet. [Em and Lo] Is it really lying if in your heart you feel like an astronaut? [Shine] Meeting people can feel like an advertising campaign. You accentuate the good and minimize the bad. So, stretching the truth is a tough balance. You want to have a good enough story to engage someone, but if you make it too good, they will be disappointed when it turns out to not be true. Setting the bar low might work-when you start dating you turn out better than advertised. But if you set the bar too low in the beginning, then that love interest may not want to follow up and get to know more about you.
If maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to you, try this fresh new way to include your partner in your exercise routine.
If there is any kind of girl-relationship in question, I just back out. It's just not worth the potential drama that could ensue, and friendships are far more important.
OK. Let's get this disclaimer out of the way. We hate rules. We hate them, we hate, we hate them. And when it comes to dating rules? We loathe them. Who are we to tell you how to act when sitting face to face with someone you'd like to see naked? This is your ballgame, sweetheart. Throw your first pitch as you see fit. But we have few low-maintenance rules to adhere to. Don't sleep with him. Offer to pay for something. Don't trash talk other women. Don't pretend your date is a therapist. Say you have to get up early tomorrow.
Hot on the heels of last week's Iowa Supreme Court ruling that a ban on gay marriage there was unconstitutional, Vermont has also legalized same-sex marriage. The New England State, which in 2000 became the first in the country to adopt civil unions for gay couples, came to the decision today when the Vermont Legislature successfully overrode Governor Jim Douglas's veto of a bill allowing gay couples to marry. With this decision, Vermont becomes the first state to legalize gay marriage through a legislative action, rather than a court ruling, and the fourth state overall to legalize same-sex marriages. The other states, in addition to Iowa, are Massachusetts and Connecticut.
They pretty much covered it all over six seasons of sex, dating and baby mama drama. What's left for four not-so-single ladies to do now that marriage, infidelity and more baby drama have all been accounted for?
While watching your buddy cry her eyes out over some unworthy jerk isn't nearly as painful as getting the heave-ho yourself, it's still difficult. Most of us want to help our BFFs through breakups, but what do you say? Or, more importantly, what shouldn't you say?
We've heard of relationships being described as business arrangements (and this makes some of us, not naming names, of course, cringe).