There are just a few things that all of us can agree upon: 1. Taxes aren't that fun. 2. Healthcare is might pricey. And 3. There is something really unsettling about exceptionally good-looking people dating exceptionally unattractive people. Sometimes, the circumstances are extenuating: he's rich or she wants to look hotter by comparison or he has a fetish or she lost a bet of some kind. The possibilities are endless. But that doesn't keep people from judging them based on looks alone. In fact, a veritable cottage industry (I don't even know what that means) has arisen based upon people's disbelief that SHE IS WITH HIM? A new website wants to let people know, definitively, that they can do better.
You can learn a heck of a lot by owning a pet: financial responsibility, time management, and how to dole out attention are just a few of the bonuses that come with owning a furry little friend. In an article published by Psych Central, researchers discuss the emotional benefits of owning a pet. Sure, cats and dogs can't talk, but their unique way of communication can teach owners to be more intuitive, which can in turn help them adapt to new partners. Here are 5 more things pets can teach you about relationships.
My pal Stella is going through a terrible breakup with a horrible man. Like most of us, Stella knows how to deal with their split (time, wine, chocolate, more wine, more time), but she was concerned about the bigger picture. Why had she gotten herself mixed up with this jackass in the first place?
Every now and then, we browse Metafilter, a huge community questionboard, to stave off our boredom. When we came across a board titled, What Clever Relationship Hacks Have You Come Up With?, we couldn't help but be grateful that we learned something in the process of passing the afternoon hours. To clarify, by "relationship hacks," the original poster meant clever or unconventional ways to maintain a healthy relationship. Since the forum received so much feedback, we've narrowed down eight of the funniest and presumably wisest relationship tips from real-life couples from around the web. Let us know in the comments whether or not you agree with these:
Andrea Syrtash gives advice to a Hindu woman who has fallen reluctantly in love with a Muslim man.
Who doesn't love great sex? Thanks to a new book about it, you can figure out whom you'll have the most chemistry with, or learn how to love up the one you're with, based on both your zodiac signs. Appropriately titled The Astrology of Great Sex, Myrna Lamb's book bears the subtitle "Discover Your Lover's—And Your Own—Deepest Desires". Enticing, right? It is, and it's also pretty accurate and incisive. As a professional astrologer myself, I can say that: You'll be impressed by how much of what turns you on, and gets you off, can be determined by the day you were born. Which gave us a thought: Besides flipping through to see how your exes stack up, couldn't this also give us invaluable insight into celeb couples' lives between the sheets? As it turns out, some of those gossipy stories that didn't seem to make much sense before, suddenly will! Read on, and you'll see what we mean.
When you're getting serious with someone, there are certain things you need to know about them—partially to assess compatibility, and partially because communication, openness and trust are foundations of a healthy relationship. Don't worry. The major differences you end up finding between the two of you need not be deal breakers. Plenty of couples make it work despite divergent views on politics, money and social issues. But talking about these issues can strengthen and deepen your relationship—or make you realize you don't want to commit to this person after all.
Last week, we clued you in to 10 dating deal breakers that really aren't—and could be keeping you from the One. Some of you agreed. An awful lot of you thought we were raving lunatic nut jobs. But bear with us. We're only looking out for your best interests—which is why we wanted to bring you 10 more dating deal breakers that, under most circumstances, shouldn't really be considered deal breakers. Because beneath that nervous tic or that crustache or that really ugly shirt is the man of your dreams. You just have to look past superficial details and find out who he really is.
There's nothing quite like feeling a spark of attraction between you and someone you just met. Lately though, we've been wondering whether it's better to date a friend, or at least somebody we've known longer than just a couple of weeks, and who knows more about us than just our name and phone number. Sure, the transition from friend-to-boyfriend might feel a little sticky at first, but here are five benefits that overrule the awkwardness.
Esther Perel helps a woman take responsibility for the fights she initiates with her husband.
You love your S.O. You really do. But, sometimes, you wonder how it is that you've made it this far without turning to homicide. Deep down, he's a good person and, well, obviously he completes you. But you just hate it when he throws his dirty clothes on the floor—right next to the hamper—no matter how many times you ask him not to. And the coffee table is a mishmash of his dirty dishes. And dude. It's not as funny as he thinks it is when he "plays the drums" on your thunder thighs. Stay strong, readers. Remain calm. You're not the only ones experiencing bouts of agitation with the man you love. Below, 7 more things men do that get on women's nerves. Unsurprisingly, a lot of these complaints involve housecleaning. Stay strong, readers. Remain calm. You're not the only ones experiencing extreme agita on a daily basis. After the jump, 7 more things men do that get on our nerves.