Pulling the plug on a relationship happens in all sorts of lame ways.
Love: it’s something that we all crave. We are wired to not just want it but to need it for survival. The English language only has one word assigned to convey multiple meanings of love. We use “I love you” with family, friends, and with the person we are in a relationship with. That one phrase holds many different meanings depending on who you say it to.
Jake the Pilot is ABC's latest Bachelor. You may remember Jake from last year's The Bachelorette, but a few of Jake's ladies this season are already becoming memorable for their own antics.
Over on Huffington Post, dating and relationship coach Jag Carrao has written a very interesting dating-related article called "5 Lies Women Tell Themselves." Carrao says the the dating myths women tell themselves "may feel comfy, but [are] insulating us from sometimes unpleasant realities, they undermine our ability to make rational decisions based on complete information, thus sabotaging our long-term romantic goals." So, are you sabotaging your dating experiences? Might these "lies" actually be true? After the jump, let's take a look at the five myths Carrao says women tell themselves and see.
In the second half of my fourth decade, I became a single mom. For a year it was more than enough and I threw myself into a world of sippy cups and story-times. But one spring day, as the cherry trees blossomed, a longing bloomed in me—I wanted something else, someone else. So I dusted off the Goldfish crumbs and decided to date. But how long could I—a seven-day-a-week, twenty-four-hour-a-day mother—keep the man I was dating out of my "real" life, the one that involved being responsible for a three-foot-high person?
Fashion choices that leave men baffled. Fashionistas everywhere have been up in arms because of the Lindsay Lohan-induced trend of wearing leggings as pants. Fashion trends like this have been cropping up for decades, leading women everywhere to plunk down big bucks on items of apparel that just aren't... well... necessarily flattering, and leading men to wonder what in heck we're thinking. Here, five fashion trends he'd like to toss.
Oh, how times have changed. It seems like only yesterday that we were furtively checking our Nerve Personals accounts at work, trying to decipher a profile's mix of hobbies and interests to determine whether or not someone was a sweetie or a psychopath. Now, people are having Tweetups willy-nilly and searching for quick hookup opportunities on their iPhones. Lord, do we feel old. So what does this reveal about our dating habits today?
One night, over a shared bottle of wine, she was explaining the finer points of her technique, when a cute guy walked over and poked his head between us. "What are you drinking?" he asked. "What does it look like we're drinking?" I answered snottily. That night was filled with valuable lessons. The main one being, if someone asks you a question—even a dumb one—they're trying to engage you on some level, so don't shoot them down. Here are a few other flirting don'ts I discovered along the way.
Some might say a lacy teddy or a feather tickler is more of a gift for him than for me—selfish, even. But I love sexy holiday gifts. Not only am I a little greedy when it comes to my lingerie drawer, but I love the reminder that my guy thinks I'm a sex goddess! That said, I get why some guys are afraid to shop for lingerie. The best sexy-gift shopping occurs through interpreting another person's fantasies; the gift should really reflect the way the woman sees herself in bed, not the way the man sees his lady. If she's classy, then don't go klassy. In my mind, I'm burlesque star Dita Von Teese in bed, so I'll be bewildered, to say the least, by a present in the style of Boob Job McGee, Tara Reid.