If you thought the days of men making sweeping, romantic gestures to woo women were over, there's hope yet. Unfortunately, they don't seem to work.
The Washington Post this week reported on this disturbing trend of electronic paper trails left behind after a series of teenage murder cases. In fact, textual harassment is the new term. Violent text messages were discovered after a string of teenage murders.
A funny thing happens when you become part of a couple: You start looking for like-minded pairs to spend time with. Rubbles to your Flintstones, or Mertzes to your Ricardos. But one couple does not meet all needs (and some couples are not desirable to have in your address book). Here, four couple types to seek out, and five to weed out.
There's nothing like your significant other sneaking a kiss when you least expect it. It's thoughtful, romantic. In 1945, Edith Shain, then a doctor's nurse, received one of the most surprising kisses in history when an American sailor took hold of her in Times Square to kiss her in celebration of the end of World War II. Shain died on June 20 in Los Angeles at the age of 91.
Here is a fact: I have never had a f**k buddy/friend with benefits. This is likely for the same reason it's become common knowledge that I am incapable of having a one-night stand without getting a case of the sadz—I cannot stop myself from associating sex with love. The nature of a f**k buddy situation is that the two people involved like each other as people and as sex objects, but not as boyfriend/girlfriend material. The difference between a friends with benefits situation and a one-night-stand, of course, is that usually in the case of FWB, the two people involved already know each other and, in theory, have ruled out any interest in the other person as a potential mate, at least for the time being. Well, here's a confession: I want one. Bad.
According to Oprah Winfrey's doctor of choice, Dr. Oz, the biggest problem facing Americans isn't obesity but a "sexual famine." What is sexual famine? Sex once a week. Dr. Oz took a survey and found that most Americans get laid roughly four times a month, which sounds outrageously generous, but he thinks this is far too little. In fact, this figure ought to be doubled. At least.
Love looks a lot different these days, and it seems that sex isn't the only thing worth waiting for. In fact, according to USA Today, more and more couples are putting off marriage, and extending their courtships by a number of years (and years, and more years). It used to be that a man who took too long to propose was considered a relationship slacker. Not anymore. Why are people waiting longer to take that walk down the aisle. What's running through their heads?
Although remarkably little ink in men's magazines is devoted to making over women or determining whether oft-cited flaws are terminal, guys have their own (mental) list of women's undateable traits. Men from around the country put these at the top.
When it came to dating, my parents had two rules. The first involved age—no going on dates until I turned 16. The second was about sex—no boys allowed in my bedroom. Those two rules were easy to abide by. Dating prospects didn’t come around until college. So did a third (and final) parental limitation on dating. “Don’t come home with a black boyfriend,” my dad said in a raspy whisper as he pointed one finger unintentionally at my heart and gestured towards my co-ed dorm.
You might want to a consider a sturdy lock for your closet. Dating blogger Abraham Lloyd breaks down the five fashion choices your man just doesn't get. When he "accidentally" donates them to the Salvation Army, you'll know what really happened.