"Eventually, money affects every part of a romantic relationship. Where you live, where you eat, where you vacation, where your kids go to school and what car you drop them off in," says Bethany Palmer of The Money Couple who wrote, First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage. The tricky part is knowing at what point financial matters should enter your relationship and how to bring up money matters.
It's difficult enough to navigate the dating world when you're single; when you're looking to date again after a divorce, it's likely to feel even more tough. But with these 5 tips, you'll be able to navigate the world of online dating more easily, and will be more likely to find your perfect match the second time around:
Ladies are often plagued with the biological tendency to overemote when it comes to sex. While each generation inches closer and closer to a more masculine and stoic take on screwing, it didn't shock us at all to read that women, emotional intelligence and the ability to orgasm are all very directly re
"Snake eyes!" said the doctor, rubbing the ultrasound wand back and forth and rotating the monitor so that both my husband Marco and I could see. I had no idea what he meant, but apparently Marco got it right away.
Compatibility was already complicated enough. She's an only-child; he's from a family of 12. He's a meticulous planner; she's fly-by-her-seat spontaneous. She's all urban; he's a rustic nature lover. But technology is fast adding an entirely new layer of compatibility for would-be couples. And it can suss out the potential for a relationship in a matter of dates, reports Monica Hesse for Washington Post Styles.
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We wish Jillian all the luck in the world as she attempts to turn reality television into romance. Where she fails, we're sure to find our next bachelor for season 15 of ABC's other hit, The Bachelor. Or perhaps there's the next Top Chef contestant in the mix. Stranger things have happened.
While not known for its sexual progressiveness, China has plans of steaming up its image and opening a bawdy sex-themed amusement park called Love Land.Love Land boasts a genital sculpture garden of sorts, sex education, exhibitions, "technique" classes, and we're hoping some sort of intercourse-related roller coasters, but no word yet on the "rides." Not surprisingly, this is leaving some Chinese ruffled, complaining the display are "vulgar" and will "make people sick." Who wants to eat lunch amongst a carved penis or vagina, they wonder. Those spearheading the theme park, however, say this is only for China's good. The park manager, Lu Xiaoqing, thinks the country needs to loosen up when it comes to sex, lamenting that while 60% of China's young people engage in premarital sex, only a heartbreaking 28% of women report experiencing orgasms. Li Yinhe, an expert on sexual attitudes at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences hopes this will usher in a more relaxed attitude toward sex as well. Historically, she says, Chinese aren't prudish but became so do to an influence of Western religious beliefs and a few abstinent-happy dynasties. It's time for China to bring sexy back, she thinks.
The other night, when I was having dinner with a guy friend who told me my engagement history might scare off some guys, we also discussed the issue of privacy in a relationship and how big of a deal it can be when that privacy is violated. He maintains that checking your partner's email, cell phone call log, and text messages is totally wrong, whereas I think it's wrong, but not pathological or evil. Frankly, I know many women who do the occasional cell phone check or email glance (and a few women who do oh-so-much more), but what about guys? Do they ever pilfer through their girlfriends' inboxes and Facebook accounts? I went to four taken guys on IM to find out.
With everything from date movies to sex toys, YourTango this week was just like great party—loaded, interesting and full of surprises. In case you were too busy filling up on cake, here's what you missed.