"The Michelangelo Phenomenon" featured in the December issue of the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, aims to prove that couples do indeed have the ability to sculpt their partners into their own idealized versions.
Oh, how times have changed. It seems like only yesterday that we were furtively checking our Nerve Personals accounts at work, trying to decipher a profile's mix of hobbies and interests to determine whether or not someone was a sweetie or a psychopath. Now, people are having Tweetups willy-nilly and searching for quick hookup opportunities on their iPhones. Lord, do we feel old. So what does this reveal about our dating habits today?
A must-read list of how to drive men away in the new year, carefully culled from personal experience.
Chemists in Seattle have developed a green byproduct of the beer brewing process, a personal scent created from the sludge that is produced from beer making.
Last week the Telegraph reported a figure by Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online, claiming that all divorces they analyzed, 20% have traces of Facebook coursing through their petitions.
The Nice Guy question had always vexed me, because I'm Nice—but really only in comparison to some of these hammers and nails I see in bars, aggressively hitting on you women. (I really don't know how you all deal with it.) Then it struck me one night while I was being Nice to a girl—I want to sleep with her just as much as that a-hole over there does. Which makes me just as much of a creep.
Sometimes winter can seem like a drag—runny noses, dry skin, biting cold, days spent inside... you know the drill. Well instead of pining for the romantic rites of spring to start, focus on all of the many ways a winter affair can warm you up, pass the time and bring color to your cheeks!
When you've been together for awhile, the sizzle in your relationship can oftentimes reduce to a low simmer. In Joselin Linder and Elena Donovan Mauer's "Have Sex Like You Just Met," a new book due out this month, you'll find a multitude of tricks for keeping the intimacy alive, and the sex life sizzling. Because monogamy without makin' love can be very monotonous, indeed.
One night, over a shared bottle of wine, she was explaining the finer points of her technique, when a cute guy walked over and poked his head between us. "What are you drinking?" he asked. "What does it look like we're drinking?" I answered snottily. That night was filled with valuable lessons. The main one being, if someone asks you a question—even a dumb one—they're trying to engage you on some level, so don't shoot them down. Here are a few other flirting don'ts I discovered along the way.
Sorry, Don Juan. No matter how suave you are, you won't get the girl if there's no animal attraction. Because when it comes down to it, it's all about the chemistry.