As a woman who's been madly, desperately in love before, who has felt like a complete person while giving and receiving love -- and who's been pulverized by love as well -- I got to a place where I thought, "Hey, whoa...do I really want more of this love stuff?" Regardless of the answer, one thing's for sure: Right now, I'm single on purpose, and that's not always a 'condition' that needs to be cured.
We seem to have lost patience with everything. We don't read books like we used to. We channel surf. We move on if a web page takes more than five seconds to download. A major problem we face as a society is that relationships — the bedrock of our society — are being treated with the same impatience as everything else.
This month, Grace Bonney — founder of the uber popular decor & DIY blog DesignSponge — became one of the internet's most unlikely LGBT celebrities. On June 10, Bonney announced that her high-profile marriage to her husband, Aaron Coles, had come to an end. She also came out as a lesbian. YourTango had the opportunity to talk with Grace about the the liberation (and anxiety) of coming out and the unexpected reaction to her surprising public announcement.
A new survey from Durex and YourTango.com, the digital leader in love and relationships, shatters common misperceptions on what engenders sexual satisfaction. The survey reveals that the heart is what matters most when it comes to great sex.
Author of new book "What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire" reveals why the age-old beliefs about the female sex drive may be bogus.
It's finally here: bathing suit season! Trips to the beach and a whole lot of sun are in store for your summer. But what about waxing? The bumps, the pain, the redness — none of it is exactly conducive to a sexy day at the beach. This season, try a hair removal method that not only does its job, it also leaves little-to-no indication behind that it was ever there!
Thanks to sensational programs like MTV's Catfish, we can now — as a society — sit back on our comfy couches and make fun of people who fall prey to online romance schemes. But when you are lied to, stolen from and emotionally ripped off by a stranger at a time in your life when you're most vulnerable, it's far from entertainment.
It's hard out there for a single girl. Here, six women let us in on their most disturbing, humiliating, and sometimes funny (in retrospect, of course) stories of digital dating gone terribly wrong.
Controversies about 'sluttiness' have been raging for years, and there's no sign they're slowing down anytime soon. The word 'slut' packs a pretty powerful and damning punch. Is it time we reclaim the word and prevent it from being used as a weapon against female sexuality? It's a tough and complicated call.
My favorite gender double standard is probably the one where a guy who's "allergic" to condoms is a liar and a chick with the same terrible latex malady is a keeper. The rest of y'all seem to be hung up on the "number" game. But maybe your "number," ladies, really isn't going to be a big deal much longer.
New York, NY (June 12, 2013) Think Internet dating is mostly for hooking-up? Think again. In a survey recently released by YourTango.com – the leader in love and relationships – 63% of people who use dating sites are seeking something serious. Surprisingly, most people looking for love are not willing to pay for it! 60% surveyed say they wouldn't use a dating site that charges a fee. While less than 5% report seeking casual sex from dating sites, 43% report sexting their dates and a shocking one-third send nude digital photos. Where besides dating sites are people seeking potential paramours? A whopping 95% have used Facebook to land dates, but only 13% claim a social media connection has led to love.
I'm not what you'd call an incredibly sexual person. Not anymore, anyway. I'm in my fifties now (and hopefully wiser for the wear), so I no longer have the frisky energy of a younger woman. In fact, it's that very lack of desperation that's freed me, sexually speaking. Having come to terms with the mature woman that I've become, I'm clearly in touch with what I want. And what I want is younger men.
My husband came home from work one day and handed me a book about improving our marriage. "Am I really that bad?" I asked, looking down at the book as my lips began to quiver and mascara ran down my cheeks. Without hesitation, he replied, "Yes." I realized that passing the book to me was his cry for help. Maybe the last one he'd deliver. I suddenly felt sad, scared and very, very sorry.
Ever wonder why we’re all so crazy about breasts? Because they're so damned desirable, that's why. This is a reality that every women who's undergone a mastectomy deals with each day. The idea of reconstruction is like a big security blanket that makes us feel that whatever it is we're about to go through, we'll be fine and dandy in no time. But, as a woman who's lost a breast to cancer and had reconstruction, I can tell you first hand: the reality is more complicated than that.
Like most women who are single well into their 20s, I felt pressured by girlfriends who insisted, "Everyone wants to get married" and, "You’re just saying you don’t care because you haven’t been proposed to yet." Then it happened: Andy and I became engaged. Not only did I get a beautiful ring and a partner for life, but I also got a serious status upgrade. Society sees marriage as the ultimate maturity gauge — for better or for worse.