According to researchers at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, women got the most classifications right. Looking at the men, they noticed that a few patterns emerged: Not only were guys more likely to interpret friendly gestures as sexual overtures, they also did the converse, reading actual come-ons as signs that you "just wanted to be friends." (Call it the Have It Your Way Theorem.)
But more couples than ever seem to be embracing the distance. Why? According to PsychCentral, more lovestruck Gen Yers than ever are struggling with launching two careers simultaneously—in separate cities. The real challenge is creating and maintaining the context of being a couple in daily life. It's much easier to talk, build a shared social circle, and obviously talk, kiss and cuddle when you're physically close. With distance, a partner's presence can be relegated to a very one-sided conversation with a photo on a desk. Feeling the ache of long-distance love? You can always find a platonic shoulder to cry on at a message board like Lovingyou.com's LDR support forum. Or try our tips on making a long-distance relationship go the distance.
A round-up of some of our favorite bras that you can wear with your dresses and shirts with plunging, bra-excluding backlines.
Everlasting symbols of love are hard to come by: Wedding rings can be lost, roses (or love ferns) inevitably wither and die, and love letters can fade, tear or burn. That's where the tooth tattoo comes in. Unlike on skin, there's no hiding this dental work under a piece of clothing. Tooth tattoo artists have created likenesses of celebs such as David Letterman, Elvis (pictured) and Bob Dylan -- and for anywhere from $75 to $500, they could whip one up of you or your man, too.
woman looking in the mirrorBeauty is a curious thing. More accurately, the perception of beauty. While reading Violet Blue's most recent piece for the San Francisco Chronicle, I sympathized with her as she endured countless negative comments from readers—specifically those of a personal nature, such as her physical characteristics, rather than her writing or opinions. Our own contributors, like "Marriage Without Monogamy" writer Dan Eldridge, have experienced this mean-spirited jabbing, which seems so much easier when hidden behind a keyboard. Long story short, her column brought up a good point (from a burlesque dancer, no less) when it comes to beauty and judging such fragility...
Whether it’s getting married, ending a long-withering relationship or finally leaving law behind to start a band, 28 seems to be an age of embracing adulthood on your own terms in a way that turning 18 no longer fosters.
There's been a lot of talk lately about what constitutes $4,000 sex. And the question that still seems to be haunting women—long after l'affaire Spitzer has fizzled—is: one diamond, two diamond, three diamond, four—what's so special about bedding a whore?After careful analysis, we've concluded: Not much. Which is why we've rounded up everything you need to unleash your inner hooker. Not that we're suggesting you turn tricks. (No, not even if you don't wind up getting a tax refund.) After all, we can all agree that men paying for prostitutes is so...last week.
According to the Boston Globe, marriage, of all things, may be the great economic divide between the haves and the have-nots.
Mattel's famously ill-proportioned doll looks like a feminist role model next to an online game with growing popularity among young British and French girls where players create avatars that compete to be “the coolest, richest and most famous bimbo in the whole world." The game, Missbimbo.com works on a Sim City-like premise: enhance or die. In this case, players are given a naked avatar that must be fed sparingly, kept on a costly diet pill regimen and complete tasks like buying breast implants in order to earn virtual "mula" and increase popularity ranking -- measured in "bimbo attitudes." Bagging a "billionaire boyfriend" is the best and most desirable way for a Bimbo-tar to stay in the green.
We're happy to find that more and more engaged couples are planning an environmentally conscious wedding, complete with fuel-conserving hybrid limosines and worm-friendly dresses. Makes sense, considering that aside from a possible new house, the wedding is probably the heftiest expenditure that the new couple will fork out for.