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Dating Tips Recession-Style

Dating Tips Recession-Style

First dates at Le Cirque and second dates in St. Barth’s are out (for me, and maybe you, they were never in, but you get the point). Everyone’s feeling pressure on their wallets, and so for a lot of folks, that means pressure on the dating budget. What are the dating experts advocating in the downturn?

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10 Down And Dirty Divorce Tricks

10. Moving the spouse to a different country in order to obtain a more favourable divorce settlement. This may sound far-fetched but, as I have noted in a previous post, it happens more frequently than one might think.The trusting spouse does not realize that the promised life of sun and fun is never destined to materialize. Instead, a divorce looms in a country in which financial settlements are far more modest than in rainy England.

Gay Couple And No Kids

Gay Or Straight, No Kids Means No Marriage

It seems quite silly really. Deny heterosexual couples the right to get married? Not in this country. But aha! We could be headed there very shortly if definition is to be followed and conservatives are not to be questioned.

Blondes Ruin Romance Most Often Says Study

Blondes Ruin Romance Most Often Says Study

Being a card-carrying member of Team Brunette we've never really bought the whole blondes-have-more- fun mantra. In fact, we've never really bought any silly hair color, racial, gender, geographical, class, pet stereotypes. In general we think they're nothing more than white noise which (might) illicit a giggle or two. If that.Stereotypes About Black Relationships So when we saw some "blondes more likely to ruin romance" headline attached to a study conducted by an online dating site (Parship.co.uk) we had some very serious reservations.

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How To Tell Him He's Bad In Bed

Mike Alvear wrote a two-part series on how to tell a man or a woman he or she is bad in bed. For dudes, he suggests they repeatedly ask their ladies what she likes in bed in hopes she'll get the hint and ask what he likes. He also advises bringing up the conversation casually while reading the morning paper (not in bed and definitely not just after sex), and telling a woman what you want more of and not less of. For women, he makes the same suggestions, but advises them to have their conversation side-by-side and not face-to-face since, he says, men are intimidated by eye contact. His advice is OK, but it's a little passive-aggressive. I get that it's a fine line to tiptoe, but with a gentle touch a little constructive criticism never killed a guy. After the jump, five ways to let your guy know his "skills" leave a little to be desired.

Best Of Your Tango: Advice, Blogs and More

Best Of Your Tango: Advice, Blogs and More

YourTango this week was smarter than a Princeton valedictorian. Between helping with breakups, hook-ups and makeups it's been a busy week. In case you thought the Memorial Day holiday was a weeklong vacation, here's what you missed. Feature: 15 Relationship Mistakes We Wish We'd Stop Making Among them: Hacking into email or phones looking for suspicious messages. Yes, we're guilty of it. On occasion. Love Buzz: 5 Silly Girl Habits That Get In The Way Of Dating Yes, women are the superior sex, we just need to start showing it girls! Feature: How To Break Up With A Man: Don't Be Ambiguous

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Cash For Dates In A Recession

A few days ago, The Village Voice wrote about the birth of The Austen's Janes Agency (get it? like Jane Austen but, you know, reversed), which as the agency's site states: "provides men with a companion for business events, parties, black-tie affairs, dinners, shows or simply an evening out. Our agency is not an adult service - but a way for sophisticated men to be accompanied by an intelligent and attractive woman of class." While, yes, it isn't prostitution (sex isn't part of the equation) the agency has traces of escort coursing through its veins. But not the high-priced kind, mind you. The men sometimes pay as little as $60 for an evening. The writer of the Voice column pocketed $200 to accompany some guy to a baseball game. Which, to be honest, seems like a pretty awesome deal. One of the site's originators had a steady Friday charge who paid her to eat vegetarian food with him. That kind of stuff. Innocuous and innocent, but not so friendly the men don't have preferences for who they're seen with. No, sir. They want a hot lady on their arm. Regardless of whether or not he sees her naked at the end of the night.

Will The Real Housewives Of DC Make Obama Blush?

Will The Real Housewives Of DC Make Obama Blush?

Perhaps they'll hit up Rita Jenrette, ex-wife of former politico John Jenrette. Jenrett and his then wife were caught having sex behind a pillar on the steps of the Capitol Building back when he was a Congressman. Read: 10 Places To Have Sex Before You Die