What was hard for me was trying to explain their divorce to my eight year old. Her grandparents have been a constant in her life; we spend holidays with them and she even has her own room and toys at their house. For them to live separately and function as individuals rather than her Grandparent Unit confused her.
"Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon." That's the quote, accompanied by a photo of J.Crew's creative director, Jenna Lyons, applying pink polish to 5-year-old son Beckett's toenails, that's caused a firestorm of cultural controversy and had critics crying "transgendered child propaganda." We're pretty sure the minds behind the catalog ad thought the toenail painting was just a cute mother-son activity to highlight on their "Saturday with Jenna" page. Prominent conservatives thought otherwise.
Author Kay Hymowitz has a provocative new book that asks whether the rise of powerful women have turned men into boys. In Manning Up, Hymowitz argues that men today are free from the traditional tests of manhood—marrying and providing for children, and this freedom comes at a price: an increasing number of men are stuck in a state of permanent adolescence.
Guys, you may not know this, but the morning after is just about as important as the night before. Many an awesome evening has been ruined by a crappy morning. Spending the night with you and, specifically, how you behave in the morning, tells us a whole lot about what kind of man you are. If the good times keep rolling when the sun comes up, you'll leave us wanting more good times. Consider the morning after make it or break it time. Add your morning after dealmakers and dealbreakers in the comments.
If you have romance in mind—and who doesn't in February—you might want to avoid the garlic clams or onion rings. According to an online survey sponsored by Listerine, bad breath was the no. 1 turn-off when it came to dating. Even rude behavior and cheapness were considered more forgivable.
I feel most secure, and turned on, by alpha males: someone who is confident, assertive, in possession of a backbone, and protective. I don't mean physically protective—although that would be nice, too, if a pack of wolves attacks—but emotionally protective. I want to feel like someone is prioritizing my well-being over what makes them look "fun" or "cool," and not be left high and dry. I want to feel like someone is looking out for me rather than expecting me to look out for them. I want to be able to trust them on this matter, not just hope for the best.
A new Match.com/MarketTools survey conducted on nearly 5,200 unmarried men and women reveals that the older single people get, the less they desire marriage and that young men are more eager to settle down and start a family than young women. Men want commitment, women want independence, and the older we get the less we want to marry.
Politics, Religion, Race… Relationships! These are things you shouldn’t bring up unless you want a heated debate! Well, you can add another topic to that list—submission. Who should lead the way? This can be in terms of decision making, responsibilities, or simply traditional roles.
Think gender inequality only affects your salary and chances for promotion? Not exactly. According to a new Harris Interactive Poll, most of us still feel sexism is very much alive, and it's affecting our careers and our love lives. Not surprisingly, there's a huge divide between men and women over how far we've come in terms of gender equality: While 55 percent of men believe things are pretty much equal now just 32 percent of women would agree. The problem isn't just that we still feel like we're being treated unfairly, although that is a factor, considering that 80 percent of women feel that they don't receive the same pay for the same job and 75 percent feel they are discriminated against when it comes to promotions. The glass ceiling's also taking a toll on our relationships.
Have you ever found yourself in an unsatisfying, unhealthy dating relationship and thought: “If I can just get my significant other to [listen/be more considerate/commit to me/insert your desired change here] then I’ll finally be happy?” - or - “Sure, we’ve got some major issues in our relationship but we love each other…isn’t that enough to stay together?” I got to thinking about this troublesome, yet extremely common, grasping-at-straws behavior while (of all things) taking in a recent episode of “Project Runway.”
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