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Would You Let Your Husband Take Your Last Name?

It seems clear that we are in a time where gender roles and expectations are rapidly being redefined and altered. Although these new definitions are, no doubt, giving both genders some more freedom, are they simultaneously making a handful of people a bit more uncomfortable as well? Madame Noire took to the streets to try and discover just this. They interviewed several New Yorkers to see how they'd feel if a husband, instead, decided to take a woman's last name. You won't believe some of their responses.

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Do We Hold Men To Impossibly High Standards?

So, behold. This is the male ideal: We have ideas "in American culture about what a 'real man' is and does. You know: strong, competitive, dominant, wealthy, good at fixing machinery, lots of sexual partners, enjoys sports... Guys? Listen up. The world is telling you to turn yourself into a unicorn and start shitting diamonds... You will never, ever be man enough. So stop giving a damn."


Link Love: Is Your Ex's Roommate Off Limits?

A dress that simulates pregnancy. What if you have a great partner but you think you're too young to get married? A breakup to-do list. When can you hook up with your ex's roommate (or any friend)? How to get over ANY bedroom gaffe. And is the word slut sort of hypocritical or VERY hypocritical?

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What We've Learned From All The Political Sex Scandals

As ridiculous as the numerous recent sex scandals are, we can hope there are also some big lessons that have come out of them—not only for the offenders themselves but for the general public as well. In fact, The Frisky lists out a whopping 45 things they've learned from a few recent male adulterers (Weiner, Schwarzenegger, Woods, James, Spitzer and Edwards). The list includes lessons about how to "properly" sext like: make sure to keep your face outside the shot when taking naughty pics and, of course, always use correct grammar (you don't want to seem like a sleaze and an idiot). Another gem is: being involved in a major sex scandal can land you a gig on CNN and, perhaps, even an advice column. However, the one lesson I definitely can't agree with is, "That Arnold's last name isn’t actually impossible to spell." I promise you, I will never get it down.

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On Couples And Cleanliness: A Former Bachelor Reflects

Following several years of barely-restrained, insouciant bachelorhood, I'm finally preparing my first move-in with a girlfriend. I've lived alone for years, roommate- and drama-free just as I like it. I haven't had a roommate since my sophomore year of college over 10 years ago, and the only beef either of us ever had with one another was when he woke up from a nap to find I killed his bag of Better Made Red Hot potato chips.

New Study Finds 3 Surprising Ways Facebook Helps Relationships

New Study Finds 3 Surprising Ways Facebook Helps Relationships

You may think spending too much time on Facebook and Twitter is a bad thing—it eats at your time, it's a tool for procrastination, you've become a stalker—but new researcher may have you thinking twice before attempting a social networking sabbatical, especially if you're in a relationship. It turns out Facebook can be good for you.

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Statutory Rape? Politician Weds High School Girl

This week in totally disturbing nuptials news, a staffer on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign met his bride-to-be while on a tour stop on behalf of the Republican candidate. The only problem? Oh, she was 17, and he was visiting her high school. There are so many gross gems from the romance of 29-year-old Christopher Cox and his now 21-year-old bride Andrea Catsimatidis, featured in the New York Times Vows section this weekend.

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Link Love: Do We Love Rich Guys?

Finally, comfortable condoms or are they? Would you marry an unemployed guy? Sometimes rich guys are just aggravating. What cars do good husbands drive? Would you care if your friends bump into your ex? Ladies and gents think differently about the aftermath of breakups. Wanna survive colon cancer? Get married.