I was twenty-seven when I met “David.” He lived in my neighborhood and we seemed to have the same schedule and/or routine, because we would see each other all the time. Whether I was grocery shopping, getting cash from an ATM, enjoying Happy Hour, or just simply wandering around on a Saturday, I would always see him. It became a running joke with my friends that I was stalking the pretty boy. It also became a joke between David and me, because after several months of awkwardness (it was really that often), we finally started acknowledging each other with smiles and nods that eventually evolved into waves and small talk, and soon, full-fledged banter.
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Think gender inequality only affects your salary and chances for promotion? Not exactly. According to a new Harris Interactive Poll, most of us still feel sexism is very much alive, and it's affecting our careers and our love lives. Not surprisingly, there's a huge divide between men and women over how far we've come in terms of gender equality: While 55 percent of men believe things are pretty much equal now just 32 percent of women would agree. The problem isn't just that we still feel like we're being treated unfairly, although that is a factor, considering that 80 percent of women feel that they don't receive the same pay for the same job and 75 percent feel they are discriminated against when it comes to promotions. The glass ceiling's also taking a toll on our relationships.
"She was cute and he thought about our 'night off' talk, and he made a date to have coffee with her a couple days later. They had coffee. Oh boy, did they have coffee. After coffee they went back to her pad and 'talked' a little bit—a casual conversation which led to casual kissing which led to casual sex... And that, David told me, head in hands, was it. His one night off. Now he felt bad. Really bad."
As we gear up to launch our 31-Day Better Sex Challenge, bringing you 31 days of better sex advice, we want to know: how is your sex life stacking up right now? We've created a brief, anonymous survey that we hope you might take and pass along to others. We value your input, and frankly, we depend on it, so we know how we can best serve you.
You may think you know what your marriage will be like—after all, you're in love, and you've been living together for two years! Truth is, you never know what will happen in the future. But while you can't tell exactly how things will change, you can at least know where those changes might occur. As your faithful guide in dating, marriage and beyond, YourTango has collected quotes from nine women on what they wish they had known before they got married.
We here at YourTango have gathered our very own relationship experts to launch the "31 Days to a Better Sex Life" challenge. Starting October 1, readers will have the opportunity to actively create more vivacious and healthier sex lives with the help of YourTango Experts, a consulting network of thousands of relationship professionals.
Lest you thought it was an ordinary day—think twice! Today, Thursday, September 23, has been declared Sexual Freedom Day. The Woodhull Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organiation based in Washington, D.C , is a leader in the push for sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.
"Lovesick" doesn’t just mean crying so hard after you have been dumped that you barf on your bed sheets. (Although, girl, I have been there. True story.) You can also be lovesick when you’re so engulfed in love for another person that being away from them makes you feel ill.
If you're like me, you gleeked out last night for the second season premiere of Fox’s hit show, Glee. It’s been three, long months without Finn Hudson’s face, Mr. Schue’s raps, and Rachel’s drama but now all is right with the world. We met the new football coach, androgynous Shannon Beiste, Rachel Barry 2.0, Sunshine Corazon, and blonde quarterback, Sam Evans, whose cover of "Billionaire" had me swooning. There were songs, slushies, and crack houses but, as always, there was love.