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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

Intimacy Lite

Bridging The Gap Between Casual Sex And Commitment

I had to read their post a few times for it to fully sink in, and I suggest you do too if you suspect you’re in an intimacy lite situation. My intimacy lite story is probably a pretty typical one and it goes like this: I meet a boy. We have amazing chemistry, brain hormones go wild, love-at-first sight ensues, and is then harshly interrupted by reality.

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5 Steps To Getting Over The First-Fight Hurdle

Sometimes we get lucky. A new relationship moves along swimmingly, without glitch. It's stress-free, guilt-free and conflict-free to boot. We may even start to gloat about the flat, ever calm quality of the relationship waters. But if six months has passed in your relationship without even the slightest hint of a mild tiff you may have to ask yourself: Are you afraid of the first-fight hurdle?