Think your dating life has its weird moments? Check out these romantic, coy, and sometimes all out bizarre international rituals men and women used to communicate for decades.
Ladies of the world, get ready to celebrate yourself and your sisters! Why? Well, because other than the obvious fact that you deserve to be celebrated every second of every day, March 8th is International Women's Day. See four important facts a new study uncovered about successful women's love lives.
In this digital age, online dating is becoming more popular everyday. It's no wonder Antonio Sabato Jr. is not only advising men, but his fellow celebrities, to take it up! There may be more who do it, in fact, than you think!
In this chaotic world, dating someone from a country other than your own can be a real adventure. The fascination begins with his sexy accent or the way he mangles your native language. Perhaps he is more passionate than the local men, and he really treats you like a princess. But there are cultural differences to be aware of.
It's one of Romania's more colorful customs: bride-napping. And the tradition of snatching the bride from under the nose of groom and guests with the wedding party in full swing is getting bigger, brasher and an increasingly common sight in the Romanian capital, the Balkans' undisputed party town.
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London officially kick off tomorrow, but the United States has already taken home gold. Dating gold, that is.
With Olympics fever in the air, maybe we can take a lesson or two from other countries when it comes to dating. Match.com recently surveyed singles in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Japan, France and Canada to see just how different, or the same, dating is in these countries. Let the (love) games begin!
Who do you think of when you think of the most amorous people on Earth? Personally, I think of reality TV actors and actresses. But some of you think of denizens of southern Europe; your Frenchmen, Italians, Portuguese and Spaniards. The latter were recently the subject of a study that proved they are pretty damned into getting their swerve on at any age.
Ah! Here I am in Paris, my loves! I thought for the sake of my heart and sanity, I'd do an apartment swap with a woman here for a month and let the healing from my recent breakup begin. And it has begun… I think.
A bus full of American men wearing dress shirts and ironed slacks is heading towards a Latino bikini contest held in a castle once owned by the textile king of Medellín. (His notoriety: The first man in Colombia kidnapped and held for ransom.) Passing Plaza Botero, nervousness fills the air -- like one would have if they were off to meet their future wife.
This is a community blog post and has not been edited by YourTango's editorial staff, nor does not represent the views of YourTango or its employees. By Winston Wu, Founder of HappierAbroad.com In modern America, there is a silent nationwide epidemic that the US media is afraid to talk about because it is such a taboo issue. It is an epidemic of loneliness and datelessness among millions of American males in the USA who cannot find a marriage partner, a date, or even a quality female companion.
Here's an easy way to never forget your wedding anniversary. Get married on 11/11/11. Today thousands of couples, who probably had pretty cool save the dates, said "I do."
All around the world, a concept called "sexual economics" is at play. The principle goes something like this: Women have something men want, and it's called sex. Women's sexuality has a price that men's does not, so men trade resources with women just to get some: money, promotions, marriage proposals. This is why, according to a recent study, in countries that rank higher in gender equality, people have more sex.
It's a small, small world, but it's also a very diverse one. While true attractiveness comes from within (cue the "Kumbayah" music), men around the world do have different turn-ons when it comes to women's body shapes. While here in the U.S. we generally like a toned, sporty look, for example, in Spain, women don't put as much of an emphasis on working out and will smoke or skip a meal to be all skinny and waif-like. In the Caribbean, a lot of women are considered sexy if they're shaped like a Coke bottle—like Rihanna. And in Senegal, it's sexy to have a little meat on your bones—like Oprah.
New research from Sweden claims that a long commute hikes up your risk of divorce. According to the study, 11 percent of Swedes embark on a daily commute that is 45 minutes or longer. While 45 minutes doesn't seem like a lot (especially for New Yorkers accustomed to driving between Long Island and Manhattan twice a day) long commutes are a fairly new addition to the Swedish lifestyle. Alas, it looks like married couples are having a hard time dealing with the change, which ironically creates marital tension by reinforcing traditional (read: outdated) gender stereotypes.
While conventional wisdom says that long-term relationships can't sustain the initial spark, 90 percent of men and women believe that passion can be rekindled. In addition to reaffirming the power of attraction, our survey reveals what draws women to men in the first place — as well as what repels them. Rekindling the flame is one thing, but the following qualities may nip a young romance right in the bud.