When it came to bedding guys, I used to be happily hedonistic. I might still be like that somewhere inside, but I'm not really sure; my long-term desires of commitment, love, marriage and children are clouding that hedonism a little bit. But I do know when Ex-Mr. Jessica and I broke up, the idea of being intimate with other men whom I didn't have a shared sense of intimacy and a love connection with made me viscerally repulsed. The idea of having sex with someone whose children you would carry if you accidentally got knocked, to having casual sex for fun (or "fun"), was too much for me. I still think it is too much for me.
Single women, rejoice: The New York Times has confirmed that you aren't actually like Carrie Bradshaw. While pop culture's single women have a reputation bankrupting themselves on shopping sprees, the typical single woman actually spends her money on practical ventures like housing and transportation. In fact, single women spend less than 5 percent of their income on clothing, haircuts, manicures, and the like.
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For many of us, infidelity is what makes us weary of committed relationships. Whether it's our own past experiences or a discouraging divorce rate, being cheated on is not something we want to go through. But now there's a study that reveals the way to peg a cheater and it’s simply listen to their voice.
Don't marry this guy. You aren't in love with him. If anything is clear in your letter, it's that. You are not in love with this guy. And you know what? You'll be fine without him. As long as you've been together, it must be scary to think about not being with him anymore, but as much time as you spend on your own, you have to know you'll be okay by yourself. And, eventually, you'll find someone new if that's what you want.
If you're feeling frustrated with the dating scene at home, you may want to pack your bags and head to Athens. The Greek capital was just named the World's Most Flirtatious City. How so? Turns out the metropolis topped the Badoo World Flirtation League poll, which ranked cities by the number of online flirtations initiated per month on the social networking site, reports Reuters.
Love Bytes: 10 must-click love and relationship links. How to bring the sensitive lover out of your man, Facebook's role in the nation's divorce rate, and the best things we've stolen from our exes. A male defines what constitutes cheating, a website promises to find a mate that looks like you, and Hollywood capitalizes on depicting loathsome people finding love. These links, along with 5 tips for managing loneliness when he's away.
A nice car, expensive dinners, owning a home—back in 1996, these were just a few of the expenses that led Alisa Bowman to assume her now-husband earned more than she did. It wasn't until the couple moved in together that Bowman found out she was making substantially more money than he was. What started as a few thousand dollars in income disparity then has now turned into her making quadruple what he earns through his business of owning a bike shop.
The kids of the Millennial Generation are far more keen on the titles of Mom and Dad than Husband and Wife. According to a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 52 percent of Millennials cited being a good parent as "one of the most important things in life." Only 30 percent thought the same about having a successful marriage—a glaring 22 percent gap among the 18-to-29-year-old set.
We'll say it: After you've been with your S.O. for a fair amount of time, the glow wears off just a bit. You no longer feel like jumping him wherever there's a flat surface and your sex life isn't always super-steamy. If you're not careful, the word "monogamy" will eventually become synonymous with "ho-hum." But, that doesn't have to happen! There are totally ways to keep the fire o' love burning for a very long while. The fine people at Men's Health and Women's Health have a few fabulous tips to make lust last in their Big Book of Sex. Here, we let you in on some of our favorites.