I moved in last January. After bopping around between three crappy apartments within eight months I decided it made the most sense to shack up with my beau. I mean I was there 99 percent of the time anyway, it only made sense that I live there, right? However, my boyfriend had never lived with a girl, let alone in an apartment next to his Christian minister mom, who didn't exactly approve of shacking up before tying the knot. But her love for her son (and for his amazing girlfriend) outweighed her traditional values, and, with her blessing, I moved in.
From Katy Perry to Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift to Gaga, there were plenty of love-themed tracks to enjoy in 2010. Here are the songs that have been sending our collective hearts aflutter for the past twelve months, in case you managed to them out of your head in the first place.
As any girl in the dating world will tell you, you can tell pretty much all you need to know about a potential boyfriend from the house he keeps. We're not saying emotional maturity is reflected in one's furniture ... except, yeah, we kinda are. It's not about whether or not the guy has money; it's about whether or not he's learned to make his house a home without Mom's help. So, without further ado, we'd like to present 10 home goods that separate the men from the boys.
Love a strong jawline on a man? Researchers at the University of New South Wales recently found that we're not just looking for signs of virility—we're looking for a badass. A new study shows that a poor, dangerous environment makes bad boy, masculine men attractive. Is this why Denise Richards is dating Nikki Sixx, another in a long slew of bad boys?
Kate Middleton may have waited nine years for her dream wedding, but Emma Collins had to wait that, and then some. But thanks to Facebook, she is now happily married to her fiance of 14 years, Shaun Parsons.
Prenups are a backup plan. Like any other backup plan—the fold-up flats in your purse, tampons in your desk drawer at work, the rape whistle on your keychain—you don't expect to use it, and you really hope not to, but thank God it's there when you need it. For women, divorce is financially dangerous, and you're necessarily subject to a 50 percent chance of suffering from it if you marry.
LA guy makes a viral video love letter for his long-distance girlfriend called "I Hope This Gets To You." How romantic. Or is he promoting a band called The Daylights?
Today, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was named TIME "Person of the Year 2010." If the people at TIME were looking for a game-changer to receive this honor, they found the right man. Zuckerberg has undoubtedly altered the way more than half a billion people connect. He has changed our generation forever, and he definitely deserves the this distinction. However, we would also like to personally note Mark for yet another feat. He's managed to make our dating lives that much more complicated.
Divorce can be a messy business. As if the emotional fallout from a broken marriage weren't stressful enough, the legal bills and settlements are a major point of concern for spouses who have an entire lifestyle to lose. In response to the rising costs of divorce, firms like Balance Point Divorce Funding, have begun investing money into divorce proceedings for a cut of the winnings.
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