When I announced on my blog that I didn't believe in marriage, I expected the typical reactions: Don't you want a ring and proposal? (No.) Will you ever trust your partner's commitment to you? (Yes.) What about children? (What about them?) I got those questions, along with some comments in support of my views. But what I didn't quite anticipate was that a random commenter would insinuate my beliefs were "f**ked up" because of the way I was raised.
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Movie lovers everywhere were saddened this week by the death of beloved comic actor Leslie Nielsen, whose signature snowy hair and deadpan delivery made him an icon. Tributes to the funnyman have cropped up across the internet, and we've had a blast revisiting his amazing spoofs and parodies. Weirdly, the Naked Gun and other Leslie Nielsen movies offered great love advice.
Brett and his future bride, Laura, met in college and began dating in 2009. He was studying to be a doctor, and she is studying to be a nurse. He was diagnosed several weeks into their relationship, and the news was obviously devastating.
A French dating service called Smartdate surveyed its users on their sexual activity. They found that women whose first names end in "a" have more than double the 4.4 sexual partners an average woman has in her lifetime.
Breaking up is definitely hard to do, and researchers now know why that is. It seems that love is comparable to a drug addiction: It activates the parts of the brain associated with motivation, reward and addiction cravings, according to new research from Stony Brook University.
It's tragic that he got sick just a few months after you met and you weren't able to realize the potential of your relationship. But that doesn't mean you should try to realize it now. It is, after all, a different relationship than what you had a year ago. The potential is no longer the same.
Bad news, ladies. Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics, says that handsome men are a dying breed. According to research collected over a 53-year period, beautiful people are more likely to bear daughters, so as women populate the earth, the likelihood that the pretty ones will pass on their "attractiveness" genes to sons decreases.
In case you never noticed, romantic comedies from the '90s are chock-full of love lessons. It was a decade of blissfully enlightening cinema. We don't really care if these flicks are considered predictable and cliché; if you watch closely, you'll see they are brimming with life-applicable wisdom. Find out what we're talking about.
In The Hairpin's Ask a Dude column recently, an advice-seeker brought up this hairy situation: who should pay for your bikini wax? She thinks the man asking for it should, writing "I always think guys should be paying for the Brazilians if they want their ladies to have them. Is that insane?"