A daily round-up of the hottest news, trends and advice about love, sex, relationships and dating.
couple fighting

What Confuses Us About How Men Fight

Men. Who can understand them? Not me. The thing about men I understand the least is how they fight. I literally feel like I'm speaking another language when I'm arguing with my dude. Are we talking about the same thing? Did we have the same conversation? Wait, are we even on the same planet? That's when I feel like that men are from Mars, women are from Venus BS might have some truth to it.

Martial Artist Crouching

Oral Sex Should Be Less Kung Fu, More Tai Chi

From the Department of Unexpected Sex Tips: A New York-based sexpert insists that men can improve their oral sex skills by comparing their cunnilingus style to martial arts. Excellent. Is Bruce Lee what we want our partners thinking about while they're riding the southbound train? As we dig deeper, we find Dr. Ian Kerner does, indeed, have a point.

heartbroken woman

Study: Men Prefer Women Who've Been Dumped

Ladies, if you were recently broken up with, congratulations: you just got more attractive. New findings published by the University of Michigan say that men prefer women who were dumped by their last boyfriends, while women prefer men who initiated their last breakup. To study how past relationships affected future efforts, researchers gauged the responses of 198 heterosexual participants to fake online dating ads. Participants were asked to rate the ads based on shallow information, and then upon learning how that person's last relationship ended. Researchers also asked subjects to note whether they wanted a long-term relationship with the person, or whether they just wanted sex. For men, the woman's relationship history mattered only when he wanted a serious relationship with her. When it came to trysts, he didn't care who did the dumping as long as she were willing to move on with him.

couple near airplane

Airline Offering In-Flight Sex Shut Down

Sanctioned in-flight sex, we barely knew you. The UK's Civil Aviation Authority has shut down Mile High Flights, an English airline that provides couples with chartered flights just for having sex at 5,280 feet. According to the CAA, in-flight sex distracts pilots and flight staff from their jobs, thus endangering everyone on board. Mike Crisp, the company's founder, begs to differ, accusing the CAA of "prudish snobbery."

Group of men jumping

Your Dating To-Do List For 2011

Well, 2011 is upon us. After a year of sluttin' it up and having a grand ol' time doing it, I feel very ready to meet someone special. A boyfriend, a partner-in-crime, if you will. With that in mind, I've already made some dating resolutions for the upcoming year, and have noted the 10 types of guys I plan to avoid now that I'm looking for a relationship with some depth, not to mention an exchange of last names. Having been actively online dating for the last year, I have definitely “put myself out there,” to use the annoying phrase lobbed around by advice-filled smug monogamists, but I also think I need to be more open-minded about WHO to date. Here are the 7 types of guys to date in 2011.

couple under covers

Must-Read Sex Secrets From Dr. Ruth

Everybody's favorite sexpert, Dr. Ruth (or Ruth Westheimer, Ph.D, if you're curious about her full name) is out with a new book, "Top Ten Secrets for Great Sex: How to Enjoy It, Share It and Love It Each and Every Time." In an interview with AOL Health, she reveals a few of her secrets and answers to some of her most frequently asked sex and relationship questions.

couples watching football

A Casual Fan's Guide To The NFL Playoffs

Even if you don't get a visceral thrill from the violent, steroidal ballet of professional football, you (and your relationship, if your partner's a football fan) cannot escape the NFL playoffs, which begin this weekend. Football has never been bigger. It's not just the most popular spectator sport in America, it's the hottest thing on all of television – eight of the top ten broadcasts in 2010 were NFL games. What, you ask, is all the fuss about? Here's a casual fan's guide to the playoffs.


Love Bytes: Getting To Fifth Base & A Groupon Engagement

Each week, LoveBytes rounds up the best love and relationship links of the week. This week, we're talking new baseball metaphors (fifth base anyone?), marriage proposals on Groupon, and why you never see guys at brunch. We've got 21 things every woman should have in her arsenal, 10 strange marriage laws you've likely never heard of, and 15 things guys do to turn us off. Which are the deal breakers and which should you grin and bear?

champagne toast drinking getting drunk

The Surprising Link Between Monogamy And Getting Drunk

The key to monogamy is getting wasted? Now we’ve heard it all. According to a new study conducted by Mara Squicciarini and Jo Swinnen, and funded by the American Association of Wine Economists, the more a society drinks, the more they practice monogamy as well. We would have assumed that a high alcohol intake would equate to looser sexual beings, but apparently if this research is to be believed, that isn’t the case. It’s just the opposite.