Vegas too cliche? YourTango lists the best places to get hitched. From Napa Valley to Niagara Falls to the beaches of Nantucket there are far more clever places to elope to than Sin City.
Looking to increase your glamour-factor? It’s all about the lashes. Mascara and eye-shadow are so last season. This season’s false eyelashes give you something to bat an eye at. Follow our simple steps and prepare for the ultimate in flirty fun. First timers—your lunch break may not be the best time for eyelash application. It took one YourTango reader at least five times to get it right. So style your hair, focus on your falsies and get ready for gorgeous. Be careful with that glue though ladies—one slip can cause a serious lash malfunction.
It's not just for hippies (and Sting.) Tantra; which means "interwoven" in Sanskrit; is being hailed as the new couples therapy. Chakras and spiritual sex might get you out of a rough patch. If synchronized breathing and intercourse for hours doesn't do it you, stick around for the yoga and massage and at least limber up.
According to the CDC; about 90 percent of men and women have had oral sex at some point in their lives‚ but that doesn't mean they continue to have it regularly, or even that they liked it in the first place. The reasons why some folks aren't up on going down are a Freudian analyst's wet dream: People fear it's unhygienic. Or they dislike the taste. Or they worry their technique is bad. Or they simply find the idea of faces being in places swimsuits cover to be generally unpleasant.
For the best advice on sex, love, dating and relationships we ask two experts with personal experience. Cathi Hanauer is the author, most recently, of Sweet Ruin, a novel about love, marriage, and adultery. Daniel Jones is the editor of both the "Modern Love" column for The New York Times, and Modern Love, an anthology derived from the column. They've been married for 15 years, and together they provide a his and hers take on relationship questions. This round: intelligence inequality. Question: I'm in a terrible quandary. I'm 32 and ready to settle down, and I've been dating my boyfriend for three years. The good news is the sex is great, he treats me like gold—and we went ring shopping a few weeks ago. But the bad news is that I fear we're not compatible intellectually. We don't read the same books, and don't share any of the same cultural reference points. Everyone keeps telling me that it's OK—even preferable—to have different interests from your spouse. But what if we end up with nothing to say to each other in five years? I don't want to marry the wrong man just to get married. –Gold Medalist
James Blake is one of the last American tennis stars. He sits down with Tango's Marnie Hanel and discusses life as a tennis pro, family trouble, dating, and his type. Along the way they talk about his decision to remove his signature dreadlocks and a crush he's been harboring on Kelly Bundy (Christina Applegate) since the Married With Children days.
See what a year of online dating does to one author. In the first few months, I went on seven first dates that went nowhere fast. I received four "winks." I ignored six men. Four men ignored me. Then, as winter gave way to a glorious spring, I experienced my first sustained epistolary romance. I received a lovely note from a fellow writer. Within nine days we had exchanged 57 emails...
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He wants to have children and she doesn't - is this enough to break up a marriage?
There has been a lot of conjecture about the prudence of waiting to have children. Some people think that young moms are best. That something about the mother's age matters from a biological standpoint. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has new research that shows that older mothers are just as capable as young mothers when it comes to child raising.
Even the most satisfying sexual relationships can use a jumpstart from time to time. If you've foundation of trust; exploration eachother on new sexual levels with erotic toys and games can add fire to a relationship on many levels. Dr. Hilda Hutcherson. sex columnist and expert, walks you through the hottest tools of enticement.
Many women go through a postpartum libido drought. This dry spell is caused by natural bodily changes and may be the result of depression or even breast-feeding! Sometimes it can even last for months and can cause a significant strain on your relationships. Are our hormones too out of balance to even think about doing THAT? Or is there something more to it? Elizabeth Uppman gets to bottom of this all-too-common phenomenon in a very personal essay.
More and more people are finding themselves engaged in "nontraditional" relationships; which leaves the traditional definition of family (a heterosexual couple marrying to have children) increasingly ambiguous. Here Susan Piver wonders whether the absence of a child is indicative of the absence of family with couples.
Who says it's not possible to have a life after a newborn? Just because jumping into bed with the lust-driven passion of a new couple may not be possible after the kids are born, it doesn't mean you still can't have a night out at the movies. And hey, why not take the baby? A father relays his thoughts on his life and relationships after a night at the movies.
Naps, baths and reading together? No, they're not ways to amuse the two-and-under set, but the two of you! Here are some surprising ways to add sizzle to a relationship that's become ho-hum. Whether dating or married, spend time together with these unique, intimate at-home date ideas.