A new study has found that casual sex, if you like it, of course, can actually be good for you, but, as I said, ONLY if you like it. Which actually makes a whole boatload of sense, because who does things they don't like anyway?
Created by a Belgian-based company, this brand new app uses heat maps to mark hotspots based on popularity and time in three singles-filled havens: London, Paris and Brussels.
Hooking up is just a reality of the dating scene. But since when did the hookup scene become the place to find love? While you may think you're just living the carefree single life, your brain is influencing your decisions more than you might want to admit.
You've heard all about the "hookup culture". Young people (mostly millennials) who are in college and don't exactly want to be in serious relationships so they have multiple sexual partners and keep it moving. You've seen it play out on TV, movies and in the news. But guess what? It's totally false. Here's the science to back it up.
Relationship experts Kanya Daley and Stuart Fensterheim seek to explore the truth behind dating and when to have sex with a new partner.
She was 40 and had just initiated her divorce. He was 28 and single. They met at a business conference and spent one crazy night together before heading back to their respective lives. She had never done anything like that before, but credits that experience with having given her a much-needed escape from all the doubt, confusion and fear associated with her divorce. It opened the door to possibilities she hadn’t known were there all along. And it was the shock to the system she needed to remind her of all the great things she had forgotten about herself.
First, none of what I’m about to talk about is a direct reflection of my personal relationship. And, all of what I’m about to talk about is a direct reflection of my personal relationship. Oh, and no I won’t tell you which parts are actually true in my relationship. Ok, I think that about covers it, so let’s dive into an open relationship.
The stigma ascribed to people (namely women), who have casual sex on the first date often mirrors that of murderers, drug dealers, and pedophiles. Why?
Your new beau might not be ready for commitment, but does that mean you have to call it quits? This dating coach helps you navigate the tricky world of "not-quite-exclusive" without getting hurt.
Allowing a hookup to take precedence in your life will derail you from a meaningful relationship because you'll be growing feelings for a man who is not boyfriend material. This expert explains why casual sex rarely leads to love.
Is the sexual behavior of young, new millennial women on the West Coast any different than on the East Coast? This expert explains how hook ups vary from coast to coast.
Kate Taylor's piece in the New York Times, "Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game Too", caused quite a stir by putting a sexy new slant on hook-up culture: It's women in control, not men, who are driving the trend. But hooking up cannot replace or come close to fulfilling the human need for real connection. It doesn't make us smarter, stronger or more in control to avoid connection and intimacy. It doesn't set us up to be better or happier than the women who came before us. It just sets us up to be disappointed in a different way.
College is an opportune time not only to reach academic goals for launching a promising career and developing your skills and talents, but also for embracing the coming together of your peers. You should not discount the possibility of being open to love at a young age.
My favorite gender double standard is probably the one where a guy who's "allergic" to condoms is a liar and a chick with the same terrible latex malady is a keeper. The rest of y'all seem to be hung up on the "number" game. But maybe your "number," ladies, really isn't going to be a big deal much longer.
Among other dating sites, PlentyOfFish has developed a reputation as a haven for hookups. But last week, founder Markus Frind announced to members that the site will be undergoing some major changes in an effort to make POF a more 'relationship-focused' site. However, as an online dating coach, I wonder whether the site was ever one that attracted relationship-seekers to begin with?