Pick-up artistry is the idea that there's a certain set of actions that, when used, will make women swoon, give you their phone number and go home with you. The idea entered pop culture in 2005 with the book The Game, and reached its nadir in "The Pick-Up Artist," the Vh1 show where Mystery, a pick-up artist, showed regular guys how to land dates. To me, pick-up artistry has two sides. It's good if it teaches socially awkward guys skills to interact with people and if it instills confidence in guys who are afraid they have no game. But the word "game" is part of the problem. When guys start to think about getting girls as prizes for winning the competition the idea goes too far. In fact these techniques actually hurt men, because they pretend to teach confidence but really they're teaching false security. Men aren't learning how to connect with women, they're learning how to trick women into thinking they're genuine, which may feel better at the club or bar, but is actually worse in the long run.
Levi Johnston, a.k.a. Mr. Bristol Palin, finally opened up to the Associated Press about all the things you were dying to know about this self-proclaimed "f---ing redneck." The most surprising claim of Johnston's is that he and Bristol intended to marry all along. This ain't no shotgun wedding!
Money matters are stressing out Australian couples. In a new survey 40% of couples said financial pressure put a great strain on their relationships, up from 18% in 2006.The Sydney Morning Herald. Those financially troubled Aussies better not travel to Britain, where government is considering a ban on free drinks for women. Single? You'll have to buy your own cocktails or smile pretty at the guy across the bar and hope he gets the hint. (We recommend the former.) BBC. If you're secretly schtupping your boss, get ready to show some in-office appreciation: Thursday is Boss's Day. StreetInsider.com.
One of the unknowns swirling through the heads of those in their mid-20s who—if circumstances allow—face the question of their existence is: will my hemming and hawing disappear when I meet someone? Which begs the next question: does this make me misguided or, worse, pathetic? In looking to define oneself as a firmly affixed adult, far away from the free-flowing tenets that defined many college and post-college lives, a relationship can often seem like a quick fix or even like a natural one.
A group of Dutch researchers think they've finally pinpointed the biological difference behind men who suffer from premature ejaculation and those who can last much longer. Serotonin, the brain's natural mood regulator, seems to have a hand in whether or not a man comes very quickly or can hold out. So those who have premature ejaculation problems may not be the inexperienced, selfish louts we once they thought they were.
The economy's in the crapper, your bank account is slowly dying and yet you still want to shop. If you're wondering how you can fulfill your fall fashion fantasies without engaging in financial infidelity, we've got a solution. Tango's friend "Lucky Magazine" is giving away a pair of tickets (a $70 value) to Lucky Shops, a shopping event in New York City on November 7 and 8. If you win you get to attend First Dibs Friday on November 7, where designers will be selling their wares for up to 70% off. You'll also get free drinks, music and giveaways. Click here to check out which vendors will be at this year's shopping fest.
Australian online dating site Dating Down Under is offering safety tips to internet love-seekers. Don't invite HotGuy39 to your house without first meeting him in a public place! But when you do invite him over, use protection! Gay men are increasingly having unprotected sex. Straight ladies, this is relevant to you because some of those dudes have sex with women, too. If you find out he's been going bareback with someone else, you may want to breakup. The Standard has a good list of ridiculous breakup lines. (You want to regain your virginity?)
Huffington Post has rounded up a slideshow of John and Cindy McCain showing public displays of affection. Just looking at the lack of PDA between John and Cindy, suggests the would-be president's one true passion is cutting taxes. Little pecks on the cheek here, pats on the arm there, a couple tight-lipped smiles -- the McCains are downright prudish!
The beauty of personals on Craigslist is the price: personals are a free for all—in terms of both cost and sincerity. Like most other Craigslist-ings, you truly have nothing to lose by listing or browsing. Your identity—including your e-mail address, which is anonymized—is totally concealable. Only a small percentage of listings include photos, which can be a blessing for the modest, only-personality-matters seeking sort, and a curse for those who can admit they care about looks and online credibility.
She's honest, sweet, and sassy and she's living life in La La land, a.k.a. Los Angeles. Meet our blogger crush this week, Everyday Goddess. Her birth certificate does not read "Everyday Goddess" (how awesome would that be?) but rather, Liz Rizzo. Rizzo is a film school alum who works in post-production and has dreams of directing movies/television. And judging by her fresh and witty entries, it's evident that this lady has the drive and talent to make dreams come true.