There's one worry that's taking up more mental real estate than any other. That, of course, is "Am I ever going to get married???" See, we all need to be very concerned about this issue; if we aren't, we might never achieve our true purpose in life before becoming old and dried up and useless. Luckily for all of us, though, our friends at the Daily Beast have compiled a helpful listoutlining factors that contribute to the likelihood of a given person getting married. Its main takeaway point: Rich, educated, white Americans who were never fat are more likely to tie the knot than other people. Color us shocked!
Wedding planning can be stressful as hell, and it's inevitable that—at some point or another—you'll end up fighting with your friends and family. Why? It has nothing to do with picking and choosing wedding vendors. In the end, one DJ is the same as another. And it has even less to do with time. With most couples planning their weddings at least one year in advance, it's easy to space out all the items on your wedding planning to-do list so that you don't break down into a weeping pile of taffeta and confetti. Nay. The number one cause of arguments during wedding planning? The ones you love (and who presumably love you). Thanks a lot, friends and family.
Just like tasting ice cream flavors, sampling sex with a new guy is what being young and single is all about. Sure, you can have your fun, but what do you do when the sun comes up? After a night of hot humpin', it's time to get back to your regular bump-and-grind. Here's how to fulfill your contract after you've sealed the deal.
In news that provides us with yet another reason to curb our drinking, researchers at Roehampton University in London have figured out the mechanism behind beer goggles, and it seems we're in trouble. Not only are beer goggles real, but psychologists have been trying to figure out how they actually work for years, with most assuming that people just get a bit, well, less picky once they get sauced up. These brave scientists took their work out of the lab and into local bars to find out exactly what happens.
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Research is increasingly confirming that having lots of money doesn't necessarily make couples any happier. In fact, all those lotto horror stories could actually teach us something (other than that winninglottery numbers are actually a curse, thanks Lost): When it comes to our relationships, money doesn't buy happiness, but it can tear us apart.Yes, as the saying goes, "Mo money, Mo problems." So what's this have to do with your fetish for fancy footwear or penchant for designer handbags? After all, we get that a five million dollar jackpot is a little different than a few pricey additions to your closet.
According to a new studyby Christin Munsch, a sociology PhD candidate at Cornell University, guys who make less than you do are five times more likely to make it with someone else.
There are necessities, like running water, and then there are "necessities," like HBO and a weekly pedicure. When you're single and supporting only yourself, you have every right to declare keeping your toes in the latest shade of blush a priority. But once you join budgets with your partner, it's important that you both agree on which expenses qualify as non-negotiable.
As women, we can spin ourselves into tizzies trying to embody what we think men want. There are entire segments of the media (ahem) dedicated to the topic. But guess what? The answer isn't so complicated as we often think. It's no surprise that men like beautiful, smart women. You say she's into sports? Even better. Men love looking at these women, talking to them, dating them. But—in terms of long-term love—it's not enough to be a bombshell, to be hilarious, to be a female version of a man.
Happy belated birthday, eHarmony! On Monday, Aug 16, the dating site turned 10 and, to mark its anniversary, launched a new ad campaign entitled "Love Begins Here." This new approach is neither the first or the last dating sites have launched in order to keep up with their success. From inception to today, here are the six major changes that occurred over the last decade of online dating.