Major gender role changes are afoot, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Men are increasingly marrying women who earn more money or education than them. The numbers say it all: In 1970, 4% of wives earned more than their husbands; in 2007, 22% did. Good job ladies! Let's examine what has caused this shift in gender dynamics.
Long before Demi and Ashton ever went public, older women were on the prowl for younger lovers. Here's a list of notable women throughout history who had the stamina to keep up with younger men.
A young woman lets her inhibitions go, and kisses a fellow commuter.
Still no ring in sight? Figure out if you're looking for a proposal or just validation. Ask yourself why you want him to propose in the first place. Tell him how you're feeling and make sure you communicate whether or not fertility is an issue, and other steps you can take when you're feeling anxious about where the relationship is headed.
My cell phone is more broke than I am. Over the weekend, I got a case of the butterfingers and dropped it again—now it won't text. Wah! Is it trying to ruin my social/sex life? Without the ability to sext, my game is weak! I know a few dudes are missing my steamy messages. Before you judge typing with one hand, here's why you shouldn't knock it till you've tried it!
If you were a bridesmaid—or even just a wedding guest—in 2009, you know that some of the year's hottest knot-tying trends were truly trying. Personally, if we never see another multi-tiered-cupcake cake, bride-and-groom karaoke number or cutesy custom cocktail (the Matt-'n-Tina-tini, anyone?), we could die alone and happy. But just when you thought it was safe to go back to the chapel, here's a forecast of some of the most annoying things you'll most likely be asked to embrace at weddings in 2010.
Inspired by the romantic date night tradition set by First Lady and President Obama, Washington DC has appointed Dr Ruth Westheimer honorary secretary of the Department of Love and Relationships. Michelle and Barack Obama's practice of making time to connect one on one while preferring local restaurants and businesses over schmoozing with K Street lawyers or political hostesses has set an example that is both pro-relationship and good for local economies.
You pride yourself on your open, honest relationship. But that doesn't mean you should blurt out any old thought that comes to mind. Sometimes, a comment that seems perfectly harmless to you might be hurtful, awkward or just plain irritating to your boyfriend.
Guys often forget relationship anniversaries, according to every bad comedian's jokes since about 1965, and various magazines and TV shows since then. It can seem inconsiderate on the surface, and men get a lot of heat for not taking relationship anniversaries seriously. We've got a pretty good excuse to cover for our mistakes: we don't care, because anniversaries are stupid.
So, you got dumped. It happens to the best of us. We want to help you break the cycle of Sara Lee and "Hoarders" reruns, so we've come up with a list of (gasp!) books to occupy your time and keep your mind off the man that got away better than any Kate Hudson movie ever could.