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New Dating Site Lets Men Buy Dates With Attractive Women

A new website allows members to bid on attractive users for a first date. If you're attractive, single, and broke, create a profile on WhatsYourPrice.com. Name your price, wait for the offers to come in, and negotiate with the bidder until you've reached a deal. The bidder will fork up the cash on your first date (if he's a guy, presumably after he's already paid for dinner). It's every girl's dream come true!

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I Dated A Porn Star

We discussed cats. I admired his tattoos. I described my date with the grad student, and PS made hilarious references to the "stop being analytical" line for the rest of the evening. We had second glasses of wine. PS made a joke referencing Hamlet, and when I was done laughing he kissed me.

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Multitasker? How To Keep It Healthy

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?

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What Men Secretly Think About Bright Lipstick

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.

Love triangle

Does Unavailable = Irresistible?

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?"

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Want To Be A Happy Parent? Stop Trying So Hard

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