Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin already unexpectedly resigned from her position as governor this year, and according to Star Magazine, is about to quit her marriage to boot.
Some of you told me I wouldn’t like Twilight, but I bought the book anyway just to see what all the hoopla was about. Well, I finally finished it, and…I appreciated the romance-factor, but I couldn’t help thinking it was giving girls the wrong idea about love and relationships. I did a feminist reading of Twilight and here’s what bugged me:
We each attract a certain type of man, depending on how we carry ourselves. Don't expect to have a respectful man if you, for instance, curse like a sailor. Such behavior always reflects more negatively upon you than it does to those you're cursing. As for other important aspects of your life, if you don't have any goals, principles, power, or worth, then what makes you believe you can attract a man who has any of those qualities? You are what you attract, whether you like it or not. Contrary to what you may believe, we are not designed to follow the lead of men. They are made to follow us, at least when it comes to male and female relations.
Amy Sohn—dating columnist for New York magazine—has penned a book, Prospect Park West, that follows the lives of four women living in Brooklyn's Prospect Park brownstone area. Sarah Jessica Parker has reportedly optioned this book and hopes to turn it into a television show.
At age 44, Julie Metz's seemingly perfect life of husband, daughter, work-from-home occupation and house in the suburbs was turned upside down when her husband unexpectedly died. Becoming a widow and a single mother would only be the tips of the iceberg challenges for Metz, as she later learned of her deceased husband's infidelities. How do you reconcile and forgive when the person who caused you pain is dead? This and other questions serve as the basis for Metz's memoir of "betrayal and renewal," Perfection, published in June.
We remember being young, hanging at our grandmother's house, and seeing this brown cardboard box being passed around. The mystery box was teeming with paperback romance novels, the pages of which made thick from page turning and dog earing. She'd read her way to the bottom of the box and, then trade with friends and, with relish, begin on a new stack of inky steaminess. When we recently spotted a day-in-the-life profile about none other than Nora Roberts, one of the most successful romance novelists of all time, in The New Yorker, we were thrilled to have a glimpse into a day in the life of a real-life romance novelist.
It's easy to lose yourself over a man, but what if it happens before you even see him for the first time? Ill-fated relationships in the past may have already warped your dating personality and consequently, sabotaged your future with someone else. A new book helps you overcome potential dating pitfalls.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is the latest celebrity to offer up her opinion on "the new landscape of modern dating." After breaking off her engagement to Ross McCall and rebounding with co-star Jamie Kennedy, it seems that Jennifer, or "Love" as close pals call her, wants to make the world a better place by enlightening women everywhere on "what men really want."
I have been enjoying reading an undeniably biased book about marriage, "It's (Mostly) His Fault: for women who are fed up and the men who love them," by Robert Mark Alter. It is completely unfair to the guys, but it is so much fun to read. In this book, (almost) everything is the guy's fault. He is the one who has to change to improve the marriage. It's like reading "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" turned inside-out.
When the economy becomes a real bummer it's time to try out some cheap date ideas. This time around, try the library. Not for exhibitionism but for checking out books, music and movies. If buying entertainment items can further a relationship, borrowing them for free may be even better.
When it came to my dating life, I wasn't sure I should listen to Patti Stanger, host of Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker and author of the book Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate. Could someone hoisting a gold, ruby-encrusted Cupid's arrow on her book cover, whose ample bosom was jammed into a white Liberace pantsuit, help me, an outdoorsy New Yorker with an A cup seeking a sweet, humble, non-cologne wearing guy with no roommates?
The Telegraph reported that in a study carried out by psychologists at Northumbria University in Britain, women were found to rate men with stubble as, "tough, mature, aggressive, dominant, and masculine – and as the best romantic partners, either for a fling or a long-term relationship."Read: Stubble: The Best of Both Worlds But this study only asked women about men who shave their faces clean of hair (or the ones can't grow any hair to begin with), the rugged man who always has a little bit of stubble and guys who sport full-on beards. It left out one of the most important facial features a man can create, style and show off: the mustache. Given the options the study provided, it's no surprise females preferred men who groom their faces to resemble the hottest TV hunks like Matthew Fox (Jack) and Josh Holloway (Sawyer) from Lost and Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy) from Grey's Anatomy.
Is your sex life in a rut? Do you want to try out something new, but are unsure of how to go about doing so? Author Tracey Cox explains everything you need to know in her book, Secrets of a Supersexpert, from sex tips, miscellaneous trivia, and the psychology of falling in love.
In this excerpt, Boteach tells one couple how using Tantra can help them live in a heightened state. By focusing on the moment without expectation of the end result, sexual passion can be coaxed alive (and sustained!) in a couple. Not your average rabbinical advice, but we'll take Boteach's word for it. He and his wife, Debbie, do have nine children, after all.
If you're a single lady in the greater NYC area, Harvard-educated matchmaker and best-selling author Rachel Greenwald is at your disposal. Wednesday, April 8, join us to glean dating tips and secrets from Rachel and the 1,000 men whom she interviewed for her book.