With more and more couples choosing cohabitation over marriage each year, the idea of couples sharing money matters is no longer reserved just for married folks. But what exactly are they sharing? The bills, for sure, because they have to — but what about the other things they spend their money on?
Did you know that August is National Romance Awareness Month? That's right — and we think that means it's time to think about romance in a new way. After all, according to a recent survey by dating site Zoosk.com of about 2,300 Americans — both singles and coupled-up folks — 78 percent of us consider romance in a relationship "very important."
Have you ever been frustrated with your partner? Maybe you long for him to say "I love you" unprompted, but it never happens. You wonder how long you can continue loving him without your need to feel loved and appreciated being met. You have tried to talk to him about your needs in the past and have learned he will get angry and turn things around on you. You end up feeling worse than before you talked to him. Why Katie Holmes Secretly Filed For Divorce
I have stumbled upon a dating conundrum that I cannot figure out on my own. I don't need to consult an advice columnist, or my friends or therapist. I need to hear from the people of the world at large who have been through this and have practical pearls of wisdom to bestow upon me.
A study conducted on 100 speed-daters found that singles who acted like they were in love on speed dates were more likely to make a genuine connection with the person across the table from them. From physical affection to sharing your dirty secrets, "faking" love with someone, no matter how small the gestures, can land you in real love.
Getting in the car with your partner—for a road trip or for a daily commute—means one thing: an opportunity for some alone time together. Do you make the most of it?
By now, we've all heard of the tragedy that occurred at an Aurora, Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises last Friday morning. Twelve died and dozens were wounded as a gunman opened fire on innocent patrons just trying to enjoy a night out at the movies. Among them were several couples.
It is true that every couple's sex life goes through stages and that the "new couple sex" stage will end. Your sex life will change, mature, get better and have downtimes over the lifetime of your marriage. But it is also true that you can have a strong sexual, sensual and erotic relationship that is vital, exciting and fulfilling.
The names of the Colorado theater shooting victims are slowly leaking out, and along with them are stories of heartache and stories of heroism. But it's the final heroic moments for three men shot to death while shielding their girlfriends during the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" that really put into perspective the distance between the dark, twisted mind of the shooter and the pure hearts of his victims.
You share a bed, a Netflix queue, and maybe even a puppy. You know each others' friends, families, favorite books and deep-seated fears. It's safe to say you've comfortably settled into a long-term relationship. But has it become a routine where you spend every night at home, or at one of your apartments? Do you miss real dates?
Every mature person understands the need to compromise from time to time. The ability to consider the needs of others as valid is necessary in healthy relationships. Most of us know that for one person to have her needs met, she may have to give up something in return. But, in romantic relationships, when does the act of compromising start to have negative outcomes? When should compromising stop?
If I recall anything from my upbringing, it's the following two rules: "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all," and "Remember to always say 'please' and 'thank you'."
Independence Day is one of the biggest celebrations of the summer, and it's just around the corner! If you are not independent, so to speak, it is also the perfect day to do something romantic with your significant other. Here are 10 spectacular, dazzling date ideas that will make both of your hearts go boom.