Can you believe that less than ten years ago, we were still coming to terms with how the internet would revolutionize dating? We could barely wrap our heads around using the web to find love, let alone maintain (or destroy) it the way social media does nowadays. Since there's been a lot of talk about Facebook and relationships lately, we've decided to give a little attention to Foursquare, the mobile social media service generating buzz as the next big thing.
I used to have an expiration date, like eggs or 2% milk. Nine months was my limit; nine months of dating and then a guy gave me my walking papers.
No matter how far along the marriage highway you've gone, there are some simple, fundamental rules of the road. Putting them into practice isn't always easy, but it's critical. If you do play by the rules, you'll make your marriage stronger, and the good stuff—fun, sex, trust, affection—will be better than ever.
In her new book He's Just Not Your Type (And That's A Good Thing), relationship expert Andrea Syrtash delves into this phenomenon and explains the problem with falling into the pattern of dating a certain type. More often than not, she writes, these relationship patterns end in heartbreak because single women are looking THE WRONG type. And in the process, excluding a large percentage of the eligible male population. Her advice? Date the opposite of your type.
There we were, checked into one of the most stunning hotels in Vancouver, and my husband had just one thing on his mind—and it had absolutely nothing to do with me. No amount of negligee (or lack thereof) was going to distract him. Guidebook in hand, I headed out to explore the city, while he sat in front of a laptop for the next six hours doing his fantasy baseball draft.
Here at YourTango, there are certain holidays we like to celebrate the heck out of: Valentine's Day; Mother's Day; World Nutella Day. Today is Star Wars Day, and we're super excited to have a legitimate outlet for our general geekery. And because we also tend to have love on the brain, we decided to look at one of our favorite movie franchises through heart-shaped lenses, and share with you what Star Wars taught us about love.
The other day I was joking with my friend about what qualities we want in a potential significant other and how people are prone to calling us "picky." I was like, "As if a six-foot liberal Rhodes Scholar with a year-round tan and desire for two kids, who also happens to own a peony farm and went by the nickname 'Cunnilingus Master' in college, is too much to ask?"
So this Cinco de Mayo, drop the Mexican Hat Dance in lieu of these sultry Mexican tunes. Your partner (and your dignity) will thank you for it. Here are some of YourTango's recommendations:
Want a guy's opinion on your lingerie drawer, pushup bras, Bridget Jones panties and all? We asked dating blogger Abraham Lloyd for a man's take on our undergarments. What a guy thinks about your lingerie and 5 tips for choosing sexy styles men love.
Have you ever known a married couple that just didn't seem as though they should fit together—yet they are both happy in the marriage, and you can't figure out why?