Putting the sex lives of some of our favorite celebrities to the astrology test.
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.
Nine things to talk about with your new boyfriend or girlfriend. Healthy couples don't keep secrets.
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.
Don't let these dating deal breakers keep you from the One.
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.
Why dating your best friend may be your best bet to finding true love.
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.
The annoying habits of men that sometimes make us wonder why we're still together.
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.
Marriage doubts: I was sure he was the one...until we got engaged.
I love Dean, but in the bright light of wedding planning I found myself picking him apart. I watched eHarmony.com commercials and wondered how I could know that we were meant to be together if we were never paired by experts based on the nine dimensions of compatibility. I spun myself up more than a dozen times weighing all the pros and cons (in an Excel spreadsheet, no less) and fretting over the unknowns. Read about how I overcame my fears.
The Mr. Right you want to date might not be the one you need long-term. Lori Gottlieb explains.
The problem with a list, I realized, is that it’s hard to translate the bullet points into a real, live human being. The fact is, you can’t make a list that doesn’t either oversimplify or take things out of context. For instance, even if you make a list of qualities you want, they aren’t all weighted equally (is height as important as honesty?), and with many qualities you want, it’s not like people have them or they don’t. Often, they have some degree of that quality—like sense of humor or financial stability—which may not be exactly what you had in mind when you wrote it down. Lori Gottlieb tells us why dating Mr. Good Enough might be a better idea than dating Mr. Right.