Have you ever daydreamed about turning your relationship (or your search for one) over to a professional? Well, now's your chance! YourTango is looking for two couples and one single to take part in our 31-Day Love Life Makeover challenge that starts January 13, 2011. We've selected three of the country's top relationship experts to help our three lucky winners strengthen, repair or, simply, tweak their love lives. Winning participants will be profiled on YourTango throughout the challenge.
We’re always reading between the lines for relationship lessons, so naturally we were happy to see that Barbara Walters’ Thursday special had plenty of them. Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010 hit the small screen last night. The program featured a few women who have recently grabbed headlines for their captivating personal lives. Fascinating? Yes. Enlightening? Also yes. Here’s the information we gleaned from the big-name stars about love, life and the lessons in between.
Heads up, Courtney Cox. SpeedDate.com has revealed the top two US states where women are most likely to seek out young men, a la the cougar phenomenon: Nebraska and North Dakota.
YourTango interviewed with Hookers For Jesus founder Annie Lobert. With a new TV show, Hookers: Saved on the Strip premiering on Investigation Discover, Annie dished to us on prostitution, honesty and self-worth. As a former prostitute, Annie knows how to overcome a difficult past and open yourself up to new relationships. She gives us advice on how it's done.
For most of my 15-year dating career, I went for Fledglings, Makeshift Men, pre-release beta tests of the fully formed adult male. I was drawn to men who were nothing like the soft-spoken, principled and straight-laced person who had been the dominant male presence in my life so far: my retired CPA father.
We can't say for sure that better teeth will lead to a better love life, but a great smile definitely can make you more confident, which is pretty much the key to scoring any major love win (you know, the first date, the next date, the wedding proposal, etc.). In fact, scientific research has proven just how important those pearly whites are: a national survey from the American Dental Association found that people rank a smile as the most attractive physical feature, above eyes, body and hair.
Divorce can emotionally damage a child, but couples who choose to stay together and fight frequently aren't providing a healthy alternative. A la Christina Aguilera, couples breaking up for their kid's sake can be a good thing.
The sad news broke yesterday that attorney, public speaker, best-selling author and activist Elizabeth Edwards, 61, passed away after her ongoing battle with breast cancer. Taking the public stage initially as the wife of 2004 Democratic candidate for vice-president, John Edwards, Elizabeth spent the years following the '04 election coping very publicly with John's infidelity, and her fight against cancer. However, in the midst of one tragedy after the next, she became a shining example of grace, vitality and courage. As a mother, wife and friend, Elizabeth demonstrated strength of character that made her a heroine to many. Here, a few of the lessons on love and relationships we learned from Elizabeth Edwards.
Remember that boyfriend you dumped years ago? The one who couldn't seem to be faithful to you to save his soul? Well, maybe he couldn't help it. Really. A new study out of Binghamton University State University of New York suggests that people who cheat may have a gene variant that's driving them to do so. New research shows cheating and promiscuity are in our genes. Can we really blame DNA?
Relationships can be blinding. When you are truly in love, you want to overlook the other person's imperfections. However, it is vital that you don't ignore fatal flaws. If you two have been throwing around the topic of marriage more than just casually, there is a good chance you're blinders are up right now. And who would blame you? Definitely not us, but we think you owe it to yourself to ensure he's husband material. Trust us. It's much better to figure it out now rather than after you've walked down the aisle.