A daily round-up of the hottest news, trends and advice about love, sex, relationships and dating.
The 35-Year Engagement

The 35-Year Engagement

Michelle Mead, 57, and John Armor, 65, lived more than three decades on opposite sides of the world, married then divorced others, and undoubtedly grew grayer since they first were engaged in 1973 and finally tied the knot earlier this month. And to think some of us get testy after three days with no word from a guy. Their tale begins with a twist guaranteed to make rom-com-haters eyes' roll and hopeless romantics swoon. The couple met while Armor was cross-examining the young maiden Mead as the defense attorney for her husband in an assault and battery case she had brought against him and ultimately lost—thanks to Armor.

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The Right To Good Sex

Once the province of cheesy porn involving toy hand-cuffs and very tight cop uniforms, the phrase "You have the right to good sex!" should be legislation in Ecuador, a politician there says. Though her idea was eventually scuttled as being not appropriate for Ecuador's constitution, the female politician sparked debate in the deeply religious country.

Online Dating for Single Parents?

Online Dating for Single Parents?

Imagine getting back into the dating scene, ready to find someone special, only to dread dropping the K-bomb? Single parents have built-in baggage, not that children should be seen as such (I know, I have one), but the self-imposed kind that comes with telling a date that you've got someone waiting for you at home. And not the furry kind of someone. I'm sure a good 80% of people react just fine to hearing their date has kids. But the impending doom of broaching the subject is enough to keep single parents from even making it to that point in the relationship. You want people in your life that are going to accept and admire all facets of your life, especially the little ones you've taken the time to create and raise.

Trash the Wedding Dress

Trash the Wedding Dress

Yes, we've heard of Trashing the Dress; nothing new there. But what about creating an elaborate photo shoot out of it? Boston.com posted an article (and video) on a local photographer who going the "Trash the Dress" route (aka Down the Gown or Mess with the Dress) and documenting it on film. Apparently, the new trend is “new and grittier post-wedding albums. Who knew? But I like the sound of it.

'Marry or Be Fired'

'Marry or Be Fired'

You thought your nagging mother was bad... Kidding aside, this bit of news is all kinds of terrible: a state-owned Iranian gas and petro company is concerned about prostitutes and has ordered employees to marry by September or take a pink slip, reports the Feminist Daily News. It's illegal to have sex outside of marriage in Iran.

Empathy Deficit Disorder

Empathy Deficit Disorder

I've always felt a little aloof, a little apathetic. It's as if I missed the chapter on how to deal with others' emotions. Turns out, it's a disorder. Well, psychotherapist Douglas LaBier thinks so, at least. He was quoted in this CNN article on the subject. The writer detailed personal interactions, and LaBier diagnosed her. Ok, so you're a little cold. Big deal, right? Well, LaBier says EDD causes everything from war to divorce. Ack!

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The Orgasm Shot

With the prick of a needle, your G-spot will be rocked harder than ever the next time you're lucky enough to get laid. So says London's Daily Mail, in an article about Caroline Cushworth, who splurged on a $1,600 dollar 'orgasm jab.' It's a lip plumper-like shot of collagen inside -- yes, inside the vagina -- that guarantees a lady orgasms with every roll in the hay by enlarging the "pea-sized" G-spot for four, count'em, four months.

Gay, Straight and "Stray"

Gay, Straight and "Stray"

We all know one. The friend, cousin, dentist or colleague who -- despite voicing attraction to the opposite sex, owning the world's largest collection of straight porn, being married with kids, what have you -- everyone thinks is gay. We now know what to call these "don't judge a book by its cover"-types: strays! (Thanks to Buzzfeed for disseminating this term and Detail's Mike Albo for coining it.)

Do Jerks Get Laid More?

Do Jerks Get Laid More?

We'd love to see more studies before we call this a bonafide 'trend' but it's certainly food for thought. What gives, ladies? We thought that old saying "women love assholes" was just a stereotype. What is it about a guy who lies you and only cares about himself that screams "sleep with me!"?

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Vacation Sex... At Home

Most couples agree that sex on vacation beats their time between the sheets at home. But, as Newsweek reports this week, partners generally define "better" in different ways. For men, it's about quantity. For women, it's about quality. This seems logical. Vacation, provided couples aren't sharing hotel rooms with kids, offers a happy medium: there's more sex and it's more satisfying.