Are you bothered that your boyfriend still lives with his mom and dad? Uncovering the hidden perks of dating a guy who lives with his parents (hint: clean laundry!).
Football is underway and a number of women are losing their guys to the sport. At this point, the football can try to fight city hall or try to co-exist with the gridiron gang. The first step to becoming a football fan is learning about the team you're going to pull for. Then, to get into their personalities, it's a good plan to pick a favorite player and learn all that you can about him.
You've heard it from cohabitants time and again: living with someone means making major lifestyle compromises—relinquishing half the bed, the closet, the TV remote, etc. But what about the microscopic adjustments that catch a couple completely off-guard?
Got a question? Ask it now at http://www.yourtango.com/questions "I'm 33 and I have a great job, friends, and family. While I've had serious relationships in the past and go on a fair amount of dates, I'm still alone. Why am I still single?" -Tracy, Colorado
Yes, I love my husband and family and wouldn't change a thing about our family unit. Now that I have made that obligatory statement, let me get to my point. There are certain issues that I have with the institution of marriage, which offers both wonderful benefits and incredible challenges, often in the same day. Here are the five things I hate about marriage.
The whole Salsa thing started with my wife's friend, Autumn. Autumn is a Salsa-dancing junkie. She Salsas the way most of us brush our teeth, which is to say, pretty frequently. Recently, Autumn got Tara all fired up about how much fun Salsa dancing is, how sexy it is. Soon, Tara wanted us to go, despite the fact that I cannot dance, that I do not understand dancing. Dancing, I am the title character in a short film called "White Man in Terrible, Self-Conscious Pain." My wife, by contrast, doesn't do self-consciousness. Which I admire, no end. Preferably from the couch, in my own house.
Sore muscles, grueling training and abundant egos are the pitfalls of a professional athlete's career. For those married to fellow pro athletes, add long stints of time apart, living in different time zones and competing playing schedules to the list. The compromise and support these relationships require is something we can all appreciate, even if our own relationships seem ordinary next to the hectic lives of athletic superstars.
Keeping the relationship peaceful will reduce stress that could otherwise cause mental and physical health problems. Keep in mind, stress can also hurt you financially, if you become incapacitated due to health ailments. Also, staying on good terms will reduce or eliminate costly trips back to court to hash out problems; hiring lawyers can be like taking a match to your savings.
We all know the old saying, "opposites attract." But can you really make a life with an omnivore who lives for bloody T-bones, when you're a vegan who knows 101 recipes for tempeh? What about someone who prefers the calm of country life, while you thrive in the chaos of the city?
A recent study showed that there are more single women in the US than ever before. Why is this (outside of population growth)? The reasons and rationales are numerous but two leading theories are that financial independence has made women more choosy and we, as Americans, are becoming narcissists. In addition, technology has, in many ways, sabotaged us. Facebook and its ilk aren't the solution to loneliness. The author's solution is to compromise a little, open human lines of communication, and leave Bridget Jones in the pages of her books.
A study was recently published in Canada about domestic decision-making. Most men think they have the final word. And so do most women. Most men also think that they compromise more than women. Clearly, there is some miscommunication or missed expectations here. Maybe they should throw down their stick, toss off their gloves, and have at it.