The two of you should do everything together; work out every disagreement (without actually fighting); spend every night in the same bed; and never, ever be bored. Say what?! These and other so-called “rules” for marriage need some serious debunking. And it’s not just because rules your mother may have passed on are outdated; some may be downright damaging. In fact, “breaking some marriage ‘rules’ may be the best thing you can do for your relationship,” says Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, psychotherapist and author of Why Did I Marry You Anyway? Here are 10 rules you can break with confidence.
Groupthink applies even to romance, it seems. According to a recent Indiana University study, one is considerably more appealing to suitors if they get the impression you're popular and in-demand. Overwhelmingly, they found that if others find you adequately charming, those looking on will, too. Sometimes securing a date is as easy as others finding you attractive. My we are an impressionable lot, aren't we?
Not to put too grim a spin on it, but it's a fact that most relationships eventually end, and most of us have been on both sides of the breakup equation. Here's a brief guide to handling either role—the dumper or the dumpee.
On June 20, Showtime unveils The Real L Word, a reality show about the real lives of Los Angeles lesbians. If you think this sounds eerily familiar, you're right. The Real L Word is the reality kid sister of the network's similar, scripted series, The L Word. This "real" version, however, promises to give curious viewers a true-to-life glimpse into the lives of ladies who lust after ladies.
Erin Bradley's new book serves as a guide for indulging that rock star fantasy and dating a musician. Packed to the brim with playlists, pop quizzes, and other fun stuff, it's an anthropological guide to 10 types of musician dudes and what makes them tick.
How to look a size smaller, get lips Angelina Jolie would envy, make your makeup last all night, and more: our tried-and-true knockout beauty tips for Date Night.
A recent Wake Forest University study analyzed the emotions of 1000 young men and women after a breakup and found that men are more reactive when a relationship ends. The researcher speculates that a crumbling relationship dents the male ego and causes him to question his self-worth more than women in similar situations. We asked 5 guys what they think about this study and how they get over breakups.
According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, married men are leading richer lives. Literally. Here's the breakdown: the median household income for married men has gone up by 60 percent since 1970, while the income for single men has only shot up by 16 percent. The trade-off for succumbing to a life limited to one sexual partner for the rest of one's life? Maybe. Though Pew has several other, more logical explanations.
Smiling can change your mood, making you feel happy even when you didn't think you could. Think about it—people are always busy, whether they're late to work, shopping around, or running errands. We often forget how easy it is to smile and the significant effect it can have on improving your perspective.
Men say they love full, long lashes on women, and they're every celebrity's dirty little red carpet secret. Want to copy this sexy star style for eyes he won't be able to stop staring into? Go faux in five easy steps.