After auctioneers at Sotheby's announced the upcoming sale of a rare 25-carat pink diamond, we couldn't help but briefly fantasize about wearing that $38 million rock. While we firmly hope that the size of an engagement ring won't make or break a proposal, would a woman complain if presented with the magnificently-named Fancy Intense Pink Diamond? This got us thinking about some other engagement rings, both real and hypothetical, which—for better or for worse—have grabbed our attention.
As a woman, and a whole lot of one at that, even though you've already taken me home and gotten me naked, I still need to hear that you are ready for this jelly. Say something nice. Otherwise, I'll think you're not telling me how nice my booty is because you don't like what you see. I swear, I'm not normally so insecure, but when I drop my dress, you need to start the sweet talkin'. Even if it's a lie and you're glad I turned the lights off, just tell me I'm pretty. You gotta do that, gentlemen, and eight more things during sex besides get off...
If you're dating someone but don't mention it on your profile, people (including Loverboy) may start wondering just how serious you guys are. On the other hand, if you update your status to "in a relationship" too soon, your guy will think you're either psychotic or creepin' on the side. So, what's a woman who's interested in handling a potentially complicated situation with some courtesy and class to do?
It's been a longstanding rock gossip rumor that Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of Bush, had a teenage romance with a cross-dressing pop star named Marilyn. He admitted this recently - would you date a guy who had dated men in the past?
All this hardcore befriending of women has come with its share of torment. There's been much "Why haven't you f**ked her?" (from my father/friends) and "Why aren't you two dating?" (from my mom/sisters). It's like, have none of you seen "Fool's Gold"? If Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson can be two beautiful people who shared that beautiful experience and be friends instead of married with eight kids right now, then surely platonic love is real.
By now we've all seen the K-Y commercials featuring ordinary couples whose sex lives are sparked by the addition of personal lubricant into their boring bedroom routines. In the K-Y Intense commercials, a woman explains how "her moment" is enhanced by K-Y's female arousal gel. In the Yours + Mine commercials, married couples tell us how "his and hers" lubricants that are "thrilling for him, exciting for her" combine to form a sexual experience that leaves them spent and strewn across the bed. If you don't use lube, this sex writer helps you decide which one to try.
He was gung-ho for Obama. You wrote in your vote for Kucinich. You roll your eyes every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth. He hangs onto her every word. When it comes to politics, the two of you are at each other's throats. Is your relationship doomed? Should you give up now? Or is it possible that you just might find some common ground despite your differences, and end up going the distance?
First thing this morning I got a text from one of my friends, the kind I get all too often. "Met my future husband last night!" My response was my standard one: "Get back to me in three months." If I've learned one valuable thing from the dating whirligig I've been on for the last six years (give or take six months here or there), it's that you must wait at least three months before getting excited about the long-term possibilities of a new person.
A new study shows 1 in 10 couples communication is limited to text or e-mail only. But is electronic communication an adequate stand-in for talking in person? Does too much technology spell doom for relationships?
The Daily Mail has a question for you: "Are the season's top fashion trends giving men the wrong message?" Turns out, yes! Not just the season's top friends, but almost everything in your closet, from your bodycon frock to the pencil skirt you wear to work.