Until the 1980s, most states required people to get a blood test in order to get a marriage license. The test, which screened for certain illnesses, like syphilis and rubella, was put in place to cut down on the spread of communicable diseases and prevent birth defects. By 2006, however, the blood test requirement was phased out everywhere U.S. except Washington D.C. and Mississippi. Three researchers (Kasey Buckles of Notre Dame, Melanie Guldi of Mount Holyoke, and Joseph Price of Brigham Young) recently decided to find out if the elimination of the blood test had any relationship to the number of couples who applied for marriage licenses each year. Studying data on state marriage rates between 1980 and 2006, they found that, when blood tests were required, 5.7% fewer licenses were issued
After a new man enters your life and he becomes your boyfriend you naturally want to fold him into every aspect of your life. Over time you will want to introduce him to your friends, your colleagues and ultimately your family. But introductions should be handled with care and as we have learned, should be timed appropriately.
Flowers, chocolate, and wine. Boys, take note. These are three safe items to bring on a date, and probably (with some exceptions) the only things you really need to bring besides yourself. In fact, although appreciated, most women are happy enough if you offer to pay the meal.
David DeAngelo, author of Double Your Dating is a guest columnist at askmen.com and advises men to treat women poorly to get their attention.
So you've always wanted to have a baby with Brad Pitt, but didn't know how to ask Angelina Jolie to release his scrotum from her bony fist for half an hour. Rest assured, you're not alone. A lot of people want Brad Pitt's sperm. And Robert Pattinson's. And Johnny Depp's. And now, thanks to Cryobank sperm bank, they can — sort of.
He gets along well with women. Always has. His girl friends outnumber his guy friends about five to one. It's just like this with some men. But what happens when man with a million female companions suddenly has a girlfriend? It depends on his actions. It matters not what type you are and how you've flet in previous relationships. The tone is set by your guy. Here's what we mean.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols recently said that social networking tools corrode our interpersonal communication to where we are unable to live together and build a community. Which would make Facebook, Myspace and Twitter all offenders.
Love Bytes: Five must-click sex, love and relationship links.
Shouldn't elderly people be allowed to pleasure themselves? Or each other, for that matter? We think so. And here's why.
You've heard it from cohabitants time and again: living with someone means making major lifestyle compromises—relinquishing half the bed, the closet, the TV remote, etc. But what about the microscopic adjustments that catch a couple completely off-guard?