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.
Calling all the single ladies! Don't miss the chance to learn dating secrets from an uber-successful matchmaker and the 1,000 men she interviewed for her new book, Why He Didn't Call You Back. If you're a single lady in the greater NYC area, Harvard-educated matchmaker and bestselling author Rachel Greenwald is at your disposal. Next Wednesday, April 8, sign up to glean dating tips and secrets from Rachel and the 1,000 men whom she interviewed for her book.
Does your groom have delusions of grandeur when he talks about the size of his... reception hall? Then he might be a Groomzilla!Newly engaged or weeks away from your wedding, the symptoms of a Groomzilla can strike your fiancé at any time. Craig Bridger, author of Surviving Groomzilla: A Bride's Guide offers warning signs and tips on how to tame the beast that has taken over the wedding planning.
Much in the same vain as our beloved He's Just Not That Into You, comedian Steve Harvey—like comedian Greg Behrendt—sets out to enlighten ladies with more straight talk about men. He's penned his first relationship book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, and not surprisingly this is another ode to the sex-crazed simplicity of guys and how women need to stop tolerating their B.S.
Ah, love stories. The drama! The butterflies! The humor and heartache! Here at YourTango, we can't get enough of love and relationships (uh, clearly), but it's not often that we share our own tales of love. While writing "Love In The Time Of Twitter" about SMITH magazine's new book Six-Word Memoirs On Love & Heartbreak By Writers Famous & Obscure, I asked the YT team to contribute six-word love and relationship memoirs of their own.
Oxytocin is quite a busy hormone. When released in the brain, it facilitates sex, orgasm, birth and breastfeeding, as well as feelings of bonding, connection and trust. In her forthcoming book The Chemistry of Connecton: How the Oxytocin Response Can Help You Find Trust, Intimacy and Love, author and journalist Susan Kuchinskas describes the important role oxytocin plays in our love lives and how we can train our brain to better respond to love. In other words, we weren't born knowing how to love—we learn it.
We went to go see that romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You because a.) we have tons real life experience on the topic and b.) we were huge, huge fans of the book by former Sex and the City writers Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. As much as it pains us to admit it, Greg's straight talk taught us a lot. Which is why we were hoping for an equally dark, punch-in-the-stomach movie to shatter all the unrealistic Hollywood happy ending cliches that screw with our heads. Instead we were disappointed by the ending, and wondered if men were more complicated than given credit for and if the women just needed some hobbies.
There are thousands of love and relationship books on the market, each preaching their own brand of advice on how to meet, catch and keep your match. But with so many contradictory theories—from advocating subtle (and not so subtle) manipulation to encouraging total, unabashed honesty—it's tough to figure out which rule book to play by if you want to win the game of love. Having helped men and women find their soulmates in one of the toughest cities in the world, Elizabeth Webb, New York City's premier Love Coach, knows first-hand what it takes create a successful relationship, from meeting to marriage. Here, she dishes the dirt about the best books on relationships, letting you know which parts of each to take—and toss—when you're preparing to find the love of your life.
Laura Corn, seduction expert extraordinaire and New York Times bestselling author, offers 52 orchestrated sex-narios in her new book, Passport to Pleasure. The book brings bedroom traditions from around the globe together for a mere $30—slightly less than what a 'round the world trip costs these days. Corn's collection of seductions lets you play out a Belgian panty hose fantasy without having to worry about getting hotel bed bugs. Celebrate Carnaval Brazil-style with your man, plenty of lube and, if all goes as planned, multiple orgasms in honor of Esperantina, Brazil, where a councilman proposed Orgasm Day be instituted.
Like many women, I've been dissecting relationships for what seems like forever. I've interviewed relationship gurus aplenty, attended slews of workshops and have read nearly everything available (or so it seems) on the subject. And just as I was kinda, sorta feeling like I might have a handle on this thing called love, I met Albert Clayton Gaulden (pronounced "Golden"). Gaulden is an astrologer (full disclosure: in the past he's written horoscopes for YourTango) and the author of Signs and Wonders: Understanding the Language of God and Clearing for the Millenium. He has been on Oprah and wrote just-released You're Not Who You Think You Are: A Breakthrough Guide to Discovering the Authentic You. According to Albert, "Sex and the City sucks, and salacious sex is stupid, and relationships will never work."
The Handjob Handbook authors' new book, 101 Places To Have Sex Before You Die (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $13) hits shelves November 4. Old standbys like the airplane bathroom and the kitchen floor are mixed among more creative locales. The book provides tips and handy icons rating each locale on its levels of risk and exposure. If a place is especially conducive to same-sex partners (the gym, duh) or a bribe's likely required (backseat of a cab), Marsha Normandy and Joseph St. James (pseudonyms, can you believe it?) have mapped that out for you, too.
From tear-jerkers to the warm fuzzies, the New York Public Library shares with YourTango their top 10 picks for the greatest romantic reads of all time. They can melt your heart, make you laugh and leave you longing for a Kleenex. Who can resist the most sought after romantic novels of all time? Whether you are looking for that special someone, or blissfully in love, these ageless classics know just how to pull on those heartstrings. So, jump under the covers, turn down the lights and get flippin'.