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Is Your Dog A Matchmaker Or A Deal Breaker?

Is Your Dog A Matchmaker Or A Deal Breaker?

Having a dog is a great way to meet a man. You look approachable and people have a reason to talk to you. But of all deal breakers that exist, pets are one of the toughest. What happens when man meets dog? One author discovers. "I didn't have a dog when I decided to move to New York. But my friends with dogs had long regaled me with tales of companionship, undying devotion, and puppy kisses. I also knew that if you have one, you have to leave your house several times a day, no matter what the weather's like or how you're feeling. What better way to ease myself into a new life in a new city? But as it turns out, introducing your new man to your (old) dog tells you a lot about the man. The other day over lunch I asked a friend if she slept with her dog. 'Of course,' she replied. But what about her new husband? How did he take to sharing the bed? ' don't think I'd ever date a guy who didn't like my dog,' she said firmly."

S&M Guide For Beginners

S&M Guide For Beginners

What’s the first step in exploring S&M? Change the way you think. What exactly constitutes as S&M and are you comfortable enough in your sexual relationship to try it? Ky Henderson clears up misconceptions and speaks to couples who agree that it is a new way to build trust and explore ways to potentially liven up a “vanilla” sex life.

GPS Genius

GPS Genius

Ready to take love out on the open road? Anne tested out Global Positioning Systems (GPS) that would make the trip a whole lot smoother.

Should I Tell My Date I Want A Baby?

Should I Tell My Date I Want A Baby?

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: pregnancy and dating. Question: Entering my forties as an unattached woman, I decided to try to have a baby on my own. Weeks after starting an artificial insemination program, I've met a really great guy. When do I tell him about the A.I.? Odds aren't great that I'll actually get pregnant, and it could end up freaking him out for no reason. —O.S., San Francisco, Calif.

Charitable Giving: A New Way To Bond

Charitable Giving: A New Way To Bond

Even if you don't have billions laying around, take an example from Bill Gates, who was inspired by his wife Melinda to contribute to charitable organizations. Martha Baer explains how love can urge a person to better themselves by offering what they can to their community. There's a saccharine note to the claim that love makes people better—more generous, more open-minded—but there's truth to it, too. And couples will tell you that contributing to charity is a way of communicating to each other and to the world that they share values.

Reaching The Simultaneous Orgasm

Reaching The Simultaneous Orgasm

For many couples; the elusive simultaneous orgasm is the WMD of the bedroom: The effects can be explosive; but hunting for it is frequently an exercise in frustration. With a few simple biological facts in mind and a more relaxed attitude it is a lot easier to reach. Ky Henderson explains.

Why Orthodox Jews May Have The Hottest Sex Lives

Why Orthodox Jews May Have The Hottest Sex Lives

Every month for twelve days after her period, Orthodox Jews can't touch each other. No sex, no back rubs—they can't even pass each other the salt at the dinner table. Before a husband and wife can reconnect the woman goes to the mikvah, the ritual bath that makes her clean, or kosher, again. Are these rules frustrating? Yes. And sexy as hell. In one woman's words, "As I listened to one woman after another bemoan her sad sex life, I thought about how, after five years of marriage, Avy and I are hotter than ever. Suddenly, I felt very religious." In this essay Lynne Meredith Schreiber describes the passion of a strict Jewish marriage.

When Snooping Gets Out Of Control

When Snooping Gets Out Of Control

She just can’t resist going through her boyfriend’s personal belongings, but sometimes snooping leads to more harm than good. By spying through his writing she finds his secrets and an invasion of her privacy. It turns out word, especially the Big Words, really hurt. Victoria Hirschfield finds this out the hard way when what she found was a dagger to her heart.

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Chores for Two: Why Men Don't Pitch In

Why don’t men do their share of the grocery shopping, laundry and other domestic chores? Women can keep complaining about how men don’t do their share of the housework—or they can change the rules. Leslie Bennetts calls for revolution.

New Trends in "Love Science"

From the psychology of snap judgments to the hormones behind trust; this year’s discoveries took researchers deeper and deeper into the facts behind our feelings. Tango presents a roundup of the choicest nuggets uncovered this year—and a peek at the territory ahead.

Learn To Flirt Like A Pro

Learn To Flirt Like A Pro

How to flirt the right way, whether you're using classic pick-up lines or simple body language, from the author of Read My Hips: The Sexy Art Of Flirtation by Eve Marx. "What tips would you give to someone who is just starting to flirt, or wants to become a better flirt? She has to determine what her flirt style is going to be. It should initially gel with her own personality: Is she shy? Is she a comedian? Is she an interrogator type? There's also a flirt I call the refusal flirt—a lot of guys are very curious about the girl that won't flirt. If you're a flirt expert, then you're versatile in many styles. But if you've only got one good thing, then stick with that. Is there a key move that works across styles? Put your hand on his arm. Touch a guy. If you are making a connection, electricity happens. You also find out really fast if he's interested in you. You shouldn't be flirting up the wrong tree; it's a waste of your energy.

7 Ways To Tell If He Plans To Marry You

7 Ways To Tell If He Plans To Marry You

"The List: 7 Ways to Tell if He’s Going to Marry You—in 30 Days or Less!" It sound like a dream come true. Is it possible to date without playing games? The book claims it's easy to read a man's intentions and see if he's that into you or not.

Keren Ann on Her Latest Album Nolita

Keren Ann on Her Latest Album Nolita

Tango talks with singer Keren Ann, who splits her time between two cities she loves: New York and Paris. While love inspired her new album, Nolita, that doesn't mean it's full of love songs. "What do you think about when you write music? Usually, it's all about love. It comes from the person you love. But then it travels, and it goes to other stories. Old stories. It starts with love or longing, whether it's a place, or a person, or a detachment, or being overwhelmed. But then it can evolve into something else. Everything memory-related kills me. I'm obsessed. Like Lola in Barry Manilow's 'Copacabana.' Lola lost her love because she lost her youth. Ultimately, so many songs come back to love. So is Nolita an album of love songs? No. But even if they're not explicitly about love, they exist because of love. Too much love, not enough love, the overwhelming nature of love."