In bizarre survey news, a recent poll just revealed that Coldplay and Lady Gaga fans are among the least likely to have sex on the first date. According to NME.com, the survey was conducted by Tastebuds.fm, a dating site that matches people up based on their music preferences.
According to a recent study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers suggest there’s a link between a man’s motivation to mate and his interest or support in war.
You begin your day by simultaneously checking Facebook, applying mascara and fixing your kids breakfast, and you end your day by watching TV, preparing dinner and returning office e-mails all at once. Is it any wonder that you don't feel calm, refreshed and satisfied?
Bold lips were all over the spring runways. Red, orange, fuchsia, watermelon—you name it, that lipstick color was probably present. In fact, it was one of my favorite looks for the season. Now, I may not be taking the bright-orange lipstick leap, but I'm also not necessarily opposed to injecting a little bit of high fashion into my beauty routine. It's fun to work a smoldering red pout or statement deep pink now and then, right? Well, I think so, but I wondered if guys would be quite as crazy about this bold beauty trend. So, I asked a few.
So, you know, I have a boyfriend now. It's pretty awesome. I'm psyched. I'm happy. I must be radiating blissfully coupled up vibes into the stratosphere because in the last two days, three dudes with whom I have had serious romantic feelings for, hooked up with and/or dated have come out of the woodwork after a lengthy absence and have tried to bark up my tree. It's like Cupid's Evil Cousin whispered in their ears, "Amelia is happy, fulfilled, and no longer interested in dating or DTF—don't you suddenly want to give her a shout?"
According to popular network TV shows, a hundred percent of American teens have had sex. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, the actual percentage just under half of that.
Economist Bryan Caplan, author of Selfish Reasons to Have Kids, offers a suggestion for parents that sounds at once obvious and dangerous in today's hyper-parented society: want to be a happier parent? Back off from parenting. Helicopter parenting, that is. Rather than feeling as if you need to hover about your child at all waking moments, if you feel your own sanity starting to slip: put on a DVD, call the babysitter, and spend some time on your personal needs
Would you walk 2500 miles to your wedding if you thought it would better prepare you for marriage? One engaged couple from Michigan is actually planning a pre-nuptial, cross-country hike.
Before you pucker up the next time, you'd better brush up. Researchers recently revealed that tooth cavities can be transmitted from person to person through kissing. Just like a common-cold or flu virus can infiltrate the body while locking lips, the same goes for cavity-causing bacteria. And apparently, it happens all the time. Who knew?
As a relationship therapist who counsels singles and couples, I have been privy to the fears, compulsions, deepest secrets and desires of those hoping to figure out what it takes to find and sustain love. No matter what their ages, histories or financial portfolios, the questions patients ask and the wishes they drop in my lap are heart-touchingly similar. It is likely their secret concerns echo yours. And knowing you are not alone in harboring these emotionally debilitating feelings can be a giant salve, a step toward healing.