Breaking up is definitely hard to do, and researchers now know why that is. It seems that love is comparable to a drug addiction: It activates the parts of the brain associated with motivation, reward and addiction cravings, according to new research from Stony Brook University.
It's tragic that he got sick just a few months after you met and you weren't able to realize the potential of your relationship. But that doesn't mean you should try to realize it now. It is, after all, a different relationship than what you had a year ago. The potential is no longer the same.
Bad news, ladies. Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics, says that handsome men are a dying breed. According to research collected over a 53-year period, beautiful people are more likely to bear daughters, so as women populate the earth, the likelihood that the pretty ones will pass on their "attractiveness" genes to sons decreases.
In case you never noticed, romantic comedies from the '90s are chock-full of love lessons. It was a decade of blissfully enlightening cinema. We don't really care if these flicks are considered predictable and cliché; if you watch closely, you'll see they are brimming with life-applicable wisdom. Find out what we're talking about.
In The Hairpin's Ask a Dude column recently, an advice-seeker brought up this hairy situation: who should pay for your bikini wax? She thinks the man asking for it should, writing "I always think guys should be paying for the Brazilians if they want their ladies to have them. Is that insane?"
Jane Lynch's character did it, and a Taiwanese woman did it recently to promote self love, so is this a new trend? Are weddings for yourself the next big thing? It very well may be, and here are three reasons we think solo weddings may become as common as the two-partner nuptials we know today.
Have you ever found yourself drawn to men who are completely wrong for you over and over again? You know, the type that is so pitifully self-destructive that you end up feeling maternal and savior-like, or the type that just thinks of himself and never you, or the type who never talks about his feelings but leaves you with the possibility that maybe one day he will? Dr. Lillian Glass calls these men toxic, and almost fifteen years after writing her hit book Toxic People, Dr. Glass is back with a follow-up specifically about those men in your life that you can't seem to get enough of—no matter how hard you try to steer clear.
When an ex dies, everything you've never processed about the relationship comes up. The death of an ex forces you to go in one of two ways: either you can finally get over the person by understanding the relationship and what it did for each of you or you can remain stuck in mourning, not wanting to see the whole picture.
Indoor Boyfriends are not boyfriends you just don't think are good enough for you. Something about viewing your man through someone else's eyes can make you reevaluate everything, but if you just wish your man talked to your friends more, or had a better job, or was in a band that had some success, that's your problem, not his. We're talking about guys who don't have the ability to socialize like an adult without putting people off.
During college, I dated a self-proclaimed "former pothead." As someone who had never smoked anything, I initially found his old hobby a huge turnoff. Potheads were like Harold & Kumar, Bob Marley and Wilie Nelson: fun, but not someone you could take seriously. We review the pros and cons of dating a stoner like everyone's favorite weed-lover Willie Nelson.