Of all the personal essays I've written, "Why Marrying For Money Isn't A Totally Bad Idea" has provoked the biggest response. Some of the things written about the post, and about me, are so untrue that I'm not sure the author actually read the essay all the way through. But it's clear to me — both from the tone of the comments and from seeing the piece run with "fresh eyes" for a second time — that I did not explain myself and my beliefs very well. I think that instead of being speculative, I should have gotten more personal. So. Here we go, again...
My very first column for Lemondrop was about the various methods I've used to reject women over the course of my adult lifetime. I've used carefully nicknamed techniques and others over the years (perhaps in a later column I'll divulge my patented "It's Not You, It's Carl Weathers" brush off), and I've also been rejected by countless women in countless ways in turn. Really, there's no good way to dump somebody.
The dudes have spoken: their favorite hairstyle on a woman is thick, long waves—think Blake Lively's California girl mane. But if you're not naturally blessed with cascading surfer-girl waves—or can't afford Lively's stylist—you can still get the sexy beach look that guys love, at home in 5 easy steps.
You’re pretty sure he’s into you. But are you into him? You're really just not that into him if. . .
Charming, attentive, interested, witty, flirtatious—these are all traits of a womanizer. A womanizer knows exactly how to make a woman feel special, different from the rest, and like his one and only. The only difference between a womanizer and a good man is a womanizer acts in this manner to get in your pants, not your heart. Being able to differentiate a good man from a womanizer is not as easy as we'd like it to be, but we have you covered. After the jump, find 10 signs to help you make the distinction.
You know what really sucks for us guys? When we slip up and accidentally imagine being a single woman. Not because being a woman or being single is terrible, mind you. But because occasionally we remember that, as men, we don't have to explain why we're alone with the sheer maddening regularly that you all do.
Love Bytes: 12 must-click love and relationship links. Plus, cuties from the '90s and learning the importance of safe sex the hard way.
Landon Donovan doesn't only score points in World Cup soccer games, but in the world of relationships, as well. Although he's no longer married to actress Bianca Kajlich, People reported that—during his post-game interview—Donovan gave his ex-wife a shout-out and blew her a kiss. Huh? That's right. The breakup has grown up! 4 signs being kind pays in breakups today.
When we first saw the theatrical trailer for producer Chris Meledandri's newest film Despicable Me, we'll admit, we rolled our eyes as these odd overall-wearing, yellow pellets stuttered over the film's title, then emitted sounds reminiscent of a clown doll and Spongebob Squarepants. Still, our curiosity got the best of us, and that was a good thing, indeed. And we never would've guessed that we might learn something while watching the film either. As we watched the adorable Agnes, voiced by Elsie Fisher, warm Gru's evil heart and get her way with him, it occurred to us that at times, it pays to be childlike, especially in a relationship. (Note, we didn't say childish.) Read on to see what we mean.
Each year, it is believed that thousands of couples across the country experience intense, irreversible heartbreak. The culprits? Their children. In the 1970s, psychologists clinically identified and popularized the term "empty nest syndrome" to refer to the depression, anxiety and loneliness that can overcome parents when their children leave home to begin their adult lives. We propose that this period known as the empty nest be reintroduced to society as synonymous with renewal, abandon and the best sex of your life—because it should be.