It took about two months to plan my marriage proposal to Sara, my girlfriend of three-and-a-half years. We're both designers, and I wanted it to be something that would slowly reveal the words Will you marry me? When a coworker put me in touch with the owner of an art gallery, I decided to stage a fake art show.
Every now and then, we browse Metafilter, a huge community questionboard, to stave off our boredom. When we came across a board titled, What Clever Relationship Hacks Have You Come Up With?, we couldn't help but be grateful that we learned something in the process of passing the afternoon hours. To clarify, by "relationship hacks," the original poster meant clever or unconventional ways to maintain a healthy relationship. Since the forum received so much feedback, we've narrowed down eight of the funniest and presumably wisest relationship tips from real-life couples from around the web. Let us know in the comments whether or not you agree with these:
When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There's only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Nicole Williams says you can snag both with the same advice. In her newest book, Girl on Top, Williams suggests the tactics used to land a man can also be applied effectively in the office. Can classic dating rules help you climb the career ladder? After all, the game's the same, right?
Intense passion and loving intimacy can co-exist, but most couples struggle to merge erotic sex with tender love. Women don't want to feel objectified to the absence of caring, and couples get bored if their sex lives are completely devoid of heat. Here are six exercses you can try to merge tenderness and sexual heat.
We live in New York City, where the man-to-woman ratio can be rough, so we had always assumed it was pretty much the worst American city to try to date and mate in. (From what we hear, Sydney also has a man drought.) But from what these very pretty girls were suggesting, Los Angeles was just as bad.
Dater, beware: steer clear of these tell-tale online dating profile warning signs.
Kissing is the perfect way to end a date, but how do you know if he wants to kiss you? Guys aren't always obvious about it, especially if they're shy. Here's how to know if that new guy you're dating wants to lock lips.
Men love smoky eyes on a woman. Bring on the eyeliner, shadow and mascara. A smoky eye is one of the sexiest makeup looks..and also one of the most daunting. Here's how to get the look (pun intended).
Outrage! The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a jury acquitted Nicholas Gonzalez, 23, of raping a woman because she was wearing skinny jeans. We've all heard of people who claim that rape victims are "asking for it" by wearing short skirts and low-cut tops, but we were especially incensed by this bizarre case of letting clothes speak louder than the victim.
Your marriage can survive an affair. Healing from infidelity is hard, painful work; both of you must be committed to repairing the damage, rebuilding trust, and reconnecting. Here, 15 steps to surviving an affair.