With the holidays just around the corner, you're probably well on your way to making a list and checking it twice. If you've recently embarked on a new relationship, the whole process can be a little overwhelming when you hit the stores.
Once again, 'tis the season for your annual quest to find the perfect Christmas gift for important people in your life. At the best of times, gift-giving can be a strange and stressful mixture of obligation and a genuine desire to show appreciation for the relationship. It's hard enough to get it right with people you know well — close friends and family.
“I'm so into him!” Jessica tells her best friend. She's talking about the wonderful guy she started dating a few weeks ago. Jessica wants to do this relationship the right way-- unlike the miserable dating experiences she's had in the past. She lists off all of her plans for making sure her new guy knows just how special he is to her like sending him flirty texts, cooking him dinner and finding a way to get into his apartment to give him an intimate surprise. Jessica's friend stops her mid-sentence.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are moving at lightning-fast speed. We only found out they were dating under a month ago. Then, there were the recent rumors that Jen broke up Justin's 14-year relationship with his ex. Now, they pair are reportedly shacking up together and sporting similar rings on very important fingers...
So you have an STD... now what? For many women still in the prime of their dating lives, an STD can feel like a huge, blinking road block standing between them and Mr. Right. But it doesn't have to be. Yes, you'll have to tell them about your situation, but it doesn't have to scare them away. Here's how to do it.
Former Proposal co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock were seen ringing in the new year at Bess Bistro in Austin, Texas,according to UsMagazine.com. Sources said the two looked “very playful” and were “smiling all the time and sometimes touching.” Reynolds, who filed for divorce from Scarlett Johannson at the end of last year after a two-year marriage, and Bullock, who’s been divorced from Jesse James since last June, may be bonding over their breakups.
Ryan Phillippe and Amanda Seyfried have been spotted together again, People reports. The pair were first seen at Kate Hudson’s Halloween bash in October. Now it appears the duo have gotten more serious about their relationship and have taken it public, eating breakfast together at Los Angeles’s Joan’s On Third. Phillippe also stopped by the set of Seyfried’s new movie, Now, where the two took a walk together during a break in filming. What are casual type dates to go on at the beginning of a relationship? Cupid’s Advice:
Ever found yourself falling super quickly for a new man only to have those feelings unreturned? Expert date coach Marni Battista shares how to up your odds of earning girlfriend status.
There is nothing I love more than finding the perfect gift. I plan birthday and holiday presents months in advance. I'll spend hours on eBay emailing a guy in the Philippines trying to get the original record of New Kids on the Block's greatest hits album just to see the look on my sister's face when she opens it. I go above and beyond when I care about the recipients, of course, but I really do it because it makes me feel so good to see how happy they are upon opening my awesome gifts.
Last week, NPR featured a story on people who have Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that makes it biologically impossible to distrust others. That is, they suffer an imbalance of oxytocin, a hormone that the brain generates after perceiving a non-threatening situation. Learning To Trust Again Although the story focused primarily on children's trust in strangers and on society's trust in the government, it inspired the question of how we perceive the trustworthiness of desirable strangers. When we're meeting new guys, especially at bars or parties, how do we gauge their trustworthiness? How do we even know that our "trust radar" is functioning properly?
Three years ago, off the back of a bad relationship, I needed out of Southern California and decided to move to London for six months. I was looking forward to being single for the first time in five years and was relishing the chance to dance, date and drink in a massive, heaving city. I would kick up my heels in swanky clubs, live in a Tudor cottage and date a man who wore a bowler hat and carried an umbrella. Three weeks later, I opened the front door to find my roommate's brother, Mark, standing there with a bag in one hand, a bicycle in the other. He had just left his wife and three children and needed a place to stay.
Sure, the holidays are filled with great food, fun parties, and general good cheer (I was at a crowded Macy’s yesterday, and I wasn’t shoved once!), but for a lot of people, this is anything but the most wonderful time of year. Those of us in periods of transition—even positive ones—are especially susceptible to the feelings of loneliness, frustration, depression, and the stress the holidays can elicit. After the jump, a few tips for surviving the holidays during some of life’s biggest transitions