Blaming your parents for messing up your life is about as cliche as pointing out that kids speak the truth. A Divine Caroline post featuring children's advice on relationships reveals both ideas really are kinda sorta... true. The site polled a bunch of rugrats on the topics of love, marriage, dating and kissing. While utterly endearing, these responses also offer an interesting case to the nature/nurture debate about gender roles. Kids start picking up on relationship behaviors and attitudes long before they have the vocabulary to address what's going on.
The Bachelor contestant judges a man by his hot dog toppings.
Besides confirmation that ABC's The Bachelor producers are indeed a bottom-feeding lot (more on this later), viewers of last night's two-hour premiere walked away with some fascinating new tidbits about love. For those who don't watch, the premise of this season's show is that Jason, a 32-year-old single dad from Seattle got down on one knee for Deanna Pappas, the most recent Bachelorette, but was ultimately dissed for a younger, "gnarly dude" snowboarder (with whom Pappas has since split). Now, with 3-year-old son Ty in tow, Jason's back on the hunt. Among the love lessons learned last night? The hot dog theory of men, thanks to Jillian, a Canadian contestant, and "vision boards" are not this Bachelor's thing. Cleavage and love poems are, however.
Newlywed couple dances to "Baby Got Back" to kick off their wedding reception.
A bride and groom decide they "like big butts" and they "cannot lie" when their first dance song morphs from The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" into Sir Mixalot's "Baby Got Back." More newlywed couples are ditching the slow ballads in favor of upbeat dance songs that let them "get jiggy with it."
The right technology and extra patience can make long distance love easy.
Long distance relationships are made easier with the right technology. If there are miles between you and your man, a good cell phone plan, web cam and commitment to good communication are in order. Check out this video for some easy tips to make your relationship stronger, even when you're far apart. Schedule a date to drink a glass of wine together. Use your camera phone to take pictures of things that happen to you throughout the day. And, while distance doesn't equate to a higher chance of cheating, those in LDRs tend to worry more about infidelity.Going the extra mile (figuratively, if not literally) can help.
People reports that 7 lb., 7 oz. Tripp was born at 5:30am on Saturday. The Palin family has yet to release any official statements or images, but a family member told the magazine:"The baby is fine and Bristol is doing well. Everyone is excited."
A new study reveals teens who pledge to abstain from premarital sex actually lose their virginity around the same time as teens who did not vow to remain virgins. The study released today is consistent with previous studies that have shown teens who pledge their virginity are less likely to use protection than their non-pledging counterparts.
Greatboyfriends.com lets friends or family members create your online dating profile.
Greatboyfriends.com lets your friends or family spread the good word about you, but you ultimately get to choose whom to pursue or date. You sister, best friend, ex or mother creates a profile for you, of course highlighting all the good points you might be too humble to share. Men are also rated on several specific traits, including the aforementioned humility, earning potential, looks and desire to commit. The reason this makes for great online dating is twofold: chances are a man's sister is not going to place her mid-40s brother in the late 20s category, as men might be tempted to do on their own; plus, you get an accurate, if overly laudatory, picture of what makes these guys tick. If he's a momma's boy, you'll know right away from the fact that his mother has created his profile (and, yes, these profiles exist).
The travel delays that plague the holiday season can lead to love.
Hitches in travel are as much a holiday staple as the Christmas tunes we hear every December. Don't let delays get you down—instead read up on this list of travel-related love tales to warm your spirits (or land you a quick shag in an airport closet, if that's your thing).
Besides a lucky few who've never suffered a breakup, most of us know the boiling anger/sadness/frustration that boils up during and after a breakup. Out of this emotional volcano spews a molten mess of post-breakup correspondence most of us would rather forget we ever wrote.
Thanks to two former New York City roommates, our attempts to clarify, expand upon or close the book after a split can now be forever recorded on their blog, Just Been Dumped. The founders go by Jules and Mer, and ask to remain anonymous to protect the identities of the friends and strangers who have submitted the material for public consumption. Whether recently dumped or not, the e-mails (and IM conversations) on the four-month old site are a voyeuristic and potentially cathartic treat.
GSN to air new episodes of the classic quiz show that puts young couples on the spot.
GSN (formerly the Game Show Network) is set to begin filming new episodes of the classic game show that tests newly marrieds' knowledge of each other.
The original show first aired from 1966–1975 and has returned for several runs since then. Viewers last had the pleasure of watching husbands and wives blush and sweat while answering intimate questions about the other in 2000. Love Buzz thinks its certainly about time The Newlywed Game returned, and could only hope The Love Boat might come back with it.