When we noticed "#rulesformen" was trending on Twitter, we may have laughed just a little bit. If you've ever perused the time line of a trending topic, you know why. Some of those tweets are pretty ridiculous. But we couldn't stifle our inquisitive minds and decided to check out what relationship advice followed the hashtag. As we sifted through the oodles of tweets pouring through the computer monitor, it was impossible to deny it: Tweeters brought up some good points about relationships, dating and love that men--and even women in some cases--should totally take note of.
With the proliferation of Facebook and other personal information sharing sites (sometimes known as social networking sites) most internet users are faced with a struggle to keep at least part of their private information...private. Now an online dating site is looking to gather the information available through other outlets to beef up its members' profiles, in the name of internet safety. Say what?!
Everyone seems abuzz about this new breed of affair -- the emotional variety -- from Angie and Brad's much-debated on- and off-screen chemistry during Brad's marriage to Jennifer Aniston, to Madge and A-Rod's current headline-stealing "special friendship." Or maybe this sex-free extramarital intimacy affects a relationship more dear to your heart -- your own. Just what is it? Is it just a strong friendship? Does it lead to sex? Divorce? We discuss these and other intimate details with Ronald T. Potter-Effron, Ph.D., M.S.W. and co-author of "The Emotional Affair."
Below are some online profile phrases that let you know he's a mess.
Despite the fact that marriage may no longer be what it once was, and that failure in marriage is probably likelier than success at this point, I refuse to believe that people have given up on the institution completely. But there's no denying marriages are hard work: they take a lot of time, effort and an ability to withstand—and possibly learn to be charmed by?—your spouse's disgusting habits. What I'm not sure of is whether marriages need one person to quit their job and say "I'm devoting myself to this marriage 100 percent." That just doesn't seem realistic to me, but apparently that's what Ifeyinwa Offor Walker did, according to the Wall Street Journal's The Juggle blog.
It seems like there are varying degrees of astrological devotion these days. Some pass it off as ambiguous social commentary that can apply to anyone, some watch in awe as the characteristics of their sign so closely parallel their lives, and some live and die by what the stars have to say. Whether you casually read your daily horoscope at Starbucks each morning (that is SO me!) or if you spend hours learning every detail of your rising sign, the stars don’t discriminate when it comes to having a say in your relationship. For better or worse, your love life may be about to change! On January 22nd (at 12:12 PM EST, to be exact), Jupiter moves into adventure-loving Aries, where it will remain until June 4th, 2011. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, meaning this is the start of a whole new 12-year cycle. Look back to where you were a dozen years ago. The decisions and new starts you implemented then are now drawing to their natural conclusions, and it's time for fresh beginnings, especially in your love life!
Love Bytes: 12 must-click love and relationship links. The top 10 argument triggers for couples and when they are most likely to occur. Trying to get over a breakup? We have 21 remedy strategies and 10 get over it strategies. We found that both semen allergies and mile high sex kits do exist in real life, and that your blow up sex doll may just save your life someday. These stories, along with women telling their sluttiest stories, this week on LoveBytes.
Kiri Blakeley was one of the enviable ones. Happily ensconced in a giving, loving,10-year relationship she marveled at her luck while watching the rest of her New York City gal friends tried to negotiate the waters of the meet-and-greet market. Until the night her fiance cried gay.
Who says it's a bad idea to go to bed angry with your partner? New research has found that quite the opposite may be the best way to deal with your guy when he's been "bad."
And you thought just nagging him to death or dragging him to the latest ensemble cast rom-com blockbuster were the ultimate no-nos. Turns out, in the world of love, there are more than a handful of moves that can turn a guy off. Here, five of those things that might unexpectedly launch him right out of bed ...