Is online dating worth it? We asked online daters to come clean about the things they loved — and what they loathed — when it came to finding a match online.
Last month when I was having all that fun celebrating my birthday I had a realization brought about by blowing out my candles numerous times. Each time I did I made three wishes. I realize this must come from various fairy tales and fables where the main character is given three wishes. Many times this doesn't work out very well for them, I seem to remember. They wish for something too small or too big or in some way not right. The big tragedy in the stories, at least the way I remember them, is that the three wishes are wasted!
Be yourself. No matter how much you try to imitate or please others, if you don't bring yourself out, you're giving a wrong message about who you are. And how would you like to be loved: as the real you or a fictitious person that you make up? How long could you play that fictitious role without being caught?
The time before, during and after a break is excruciating. Your mind dwells constantly on your ex, keeping you locked into feelings of sadness, despair and anger. Replaying the series of events keeps you in the past and unable to see a bright future. Break the cycle of replay by becoming aware of the moment you start thinking about your ex.
If there's one thing we learned from the Sex and the City 2 movie, it's that we're in the wrong income bracket. If there's a second thing we learned, it's that we're not trying hard enough. (Seriously; do we need to start wearing stilettos around our condo in order to keep the fires burning? Some of us have just been wearing bunny slippers.) If there's a third lesson to be had, it's that when it comes to marriage, you can make your own rules.
With each man who enters my life, I think I'm making a better choice than the last. Yet even though I'm in my 40s, I keep making the same mistakes again and again. When my current relationship started (temporarily) to nosedive, I began wondering if I'd learned anything from my relationships with men. I decided to take inventory. Starting at 17 and continuing until the age of…don't mention it, here's what I've learned.
HBO's smash hit Entourage is an illustration of many things: a celeb-obsessed culture, boys-will-be-boys Peter Pan-ism, conspicuous consumption, a consequence-free hook-up atmosphere and me-too voyeurism… but it is also a few lessons to be learned. The show, loosely based on Mark Wahlberg's rise to fame in Hollywood, isn't all fast cars, fellatio and fart jokes. The bromance between Vince, Eric, Johnny Drama, Turtle and Ari provides the show's spine but romance pokes its head in there a time for two as well.
Talk about an interactive exhibit. The new "Amora Sex Academy" that opened its doors in Berlin Thursday encourages visitors to explore the male and female mannequins on display for hands-on (literally) lesson in human sexuality, reports Caroline Copley for Reuters.
The whole Salsa thing started with my wife's friend, Autumn. Autumn is a Salsa-dancing junkie. She Salsas the way most of us brush our teeth, which is to say, pretty frequently. Recently, Autumn got Tara all fired up about how much fun Salsa dancing is, how sexy it is. Soon, Tara wanted us to go, despite the fact that I cannot dance, that I do not understand dancing. Dancing, I am the title character in a short film called "White Man in Terrible, Self-Conscious Pain." My wife, by contrast, doesn't do self-consciousness. Which I admire, no end. Preferably from the couch, in my own house.
Even after 53 episodes, two towns and numerous romantic liasons, Nancy Botwin, played by the doe-eyed Mary Louise Parker, doesn't seem to have improved her decision-making skills. Same goes for the rest of the Botwin clan and their friends. But, everyone's blunders have made for great TV. In honor of the recent premiere of the 5th season, here are three things we've learned about love from watching Weeds.