Sorry, Don Juan. No matter how suave you are, you won't get the girl if there's no animal attraction. Because when it comes down to it, it's all about the chemistry.
Ten must-click love and relationship links: hottest guy in the world, homosexual Sherlock Holmes, what we can learn from Robin Hood, hooking up with your cousin, what not to say at the dinner table, and 10 worst post-breakup books.
Since you've been so good this year, this week's best content on YourTango is our gift to you.
In the interest of full disclosure, one man decided to chronicle several of the things that make him a bad boyfriend. This way, once we start dating and things go terribly wrong, he can at least say you were warned.
At the beginning of the month, blogger Lauren Leto wrote up a hilarious list of stereotypes, based upon the authors people most love to read. It's insulting, but we can't help nodding our heads and chortling because—you know what?—we judge others based on their writing abilities and book choices as well, especially when we're considering spending a lot of quality time with them in the future. Some prosal faux pas to avoid when it comes to the literal language of love?
Sure, the holidays are filled with great food, fun parties, and general good cheer (I was at a crowded Macy’s yesterday, and I wasn’t shoved once!), but for a lot of people, this is anything but the most wonderful time of year. Those of us in periods of transition—even positive ones—are especially susceptible to the feelings of loneliness, frustration, depression, and the stress the holidays can elicit. After the jump, a few tips for surviving the holidays during some of life’s biggest transitions
If you really want to be helpful this Christmas why not give your best friend with the marital problems a divorce advice voucher. A London law firm, Lloyd Platt & Company, offering Christmas vouchers for a half hour session with a divorce lawyer.
Some might say a lacy teddy or a feather tickler is more of a gift for him than for me—selfish, even. But I love sexy holiday gifts. Not only am I a little greedy when it comes to my lingerie drawer, but I love the reminder that my guy thinks I'm a sex goddess! That said, I get why some guys are afraid to shop for lingerie. The best sexy-gift shopping occurs through interpreting another person's fantasies; the gift should really reflect the way the woman sees herself in bed, not the way the man sees his lady. If she's classy, then don't go klassy. In my mind, I'm burlesque star Dita Von Teese in bed, so I'll be bewildered, to say the least, by a present in the style of Boob Job McGee, Tara Reid.
The humor quotient of viral videos is an area where genders often disagree. Guadalajara Joe, for example. Men got a kick out of the Speedo-wearing songster. Ladies? Not so much. Cats, on the other hand, are a hit with both XXs and XYs. Case in point: icanhascheezburger.com. Before holiday season passes, we pulled together three holiday-themed viral videos sure to please us and them. Watch and forward for an easy (and free, hallelujah) dose of holiday cheer.
The 2009 report on the national state of marriage in America is out from the National Marriage Project. Check out tips from the country's leading marriage academics. Hint: none of them involves cleaning the kitchen in stilettos!