Fall is my favorite season. And not just because pumpkin spice lattes are returning or because temperatures are dipping, but because it's that time of year when all of my favorite TV shows (and some new shows) are gracing my television.
Did you know that female friendships could help you live longer? If not, consider these results of research conducted at Rush University Medical Center and published in Science Daily in 2011...
The leaves are turning, the air is getting cool and crisp, the grocery store is prematurely starting to stock Halloween candy ... all this can only mean one thing: Fall is here. And with the autumn come new styles, colors and beauty trends — as well as opportunities for cozy dates with your guy.
A new study on play and relationships has found that playfulness may be key to attracting a significant other. Among the survey participants (ages 18-26), three traits stood out as topping their lists of traits they sought in a mate: "sense of humor," "fun-loving," and "playful."
From finding the perfect settings to paying extra attention to the details that set the mood, planning a romantic date is almost an art. Because a date traditionally implies enjoying intimate moments with your better half, most of us consider that taking our loved ones to dinner and a movie is usually enough to knock them off their feet.
Has this ever happened to you? You meet a new guy for coffee and have a great first date. The week goes by. He texts once or twice, but does not ask about the weekend. Then, he finally calls you, on Friday, to talk about the weekend. "Are you free tonight?" he asks. Well, you purposely left the weekend open hoping he would call. So you say, "Yes". You go out and have another great date. Then, you don't hear from him all week, except for some texting. This time, you can't take it. You want to know what is going to happen for the weekend. You can't stand this waiting game.
Summer may be coming to a close soon — way too soon, if you ask us — but that doesn't mean you can't go out, live it up and have fun to make the best out of these last days of warmth and freedom. So why not go on a romantic, "late-summer-night's dream" date?
You, single woman out there in the dating world, be prepared. For you are going to get bombs dropped on you. The person you are dating has baggage and not all of it is adorable. How you react to the baggage bomb is EVERYTHING. Don't run for cover. Don't write him off. This is an opportunity to build trust with this person and get to know him better.
The next time one of your dates heads south, instead of just thinking what you'd write in YourTango's Dating Disasters, think of taking out your iPhone or digital camera and making a video. Make sure it's obvious why you've had a "Bad Date." You can narrate it, you can ask questions, you can record yourself and, with his or her consent, you can "shoot" your date.
It's Friday night. Your lips are glossy, your hair is de-frizzed and fabulous, and you've found the perfect outfit. Now all you have to figure out is the right perfume to wear on that hot date. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of fragrances fit for all your romantic summer nights!
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?
If dating had hard and fast rules, there would be no single people. The world would be a relatively happy place where everyone was in love and beamed happiness as they held hands in the park and merrily frolicked along. ...Right?
When you take someone out on a first or second or third date, you want to be impressive. At dinner you want to pronounce the fancy dishes correctly, and you surely want to order a bottle of wine that isn't the cheapest on the menu — although you're probably not going to get the most expensive one either. Well apparently, one in four diners ...
Men. The word alone evokes emotions of love, hate, annoyance, frustration and more. And why shouldn't it? In my experience, they're pretty much the hardest gender to get along with.