An engagement ring is a symbol of unconditional love that should never die out. But, if you find your relationship ending quicker than you can take it out of the box, what do you do? Keep it or give it back to the one who bought it in the first place?
YourTango Expert Rick Clemons explains why Jason Collins is just another glaring example of how gay male athletes are received in the world sports ... as opposed to lesbian players.
Successful football players who are selected to play professionally in the NFL often have tumultuous home lives.
With the recent tragedy of Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins' murder-suicide, the spotlight has been shone on domestic violence in the NFL. There is a lot of talk about head injuries and concussions playing an important role and I hope that avenue is pursued. However, there is also a possible psychological explanation worth exploring.
I can hear it now. “What the hell is David saying? I need to go play with a guy’s balls and I haven’t even met him yet?” Calm down. We’re talking about football. That’s right—football. Instead of being afraid of it, embrace it. You want to meet men? Watch football. And you won’t just meet the beer guzzling, nacho-eating, burping football guys, because—get this—every guy likes football.
My quasi-new boyfriend and I are currently preparing for a big relationship transition: We're moving out of the "honeymoon" phase and into the "football-season" phase.
It warms my heart that after having their engagement unceremoniously broken off by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, and suffering the humiliation of an ill-timed wedding photo shoot, Kristin Cavallari is doing so well.
I'd venture a guess that most women like chivalry. We want a man who shows commitment. We like solid, traditional values; a guy we could bring home to mom and dad with the sure-fire belief that they would just adore him. All these things give us a sense of stability, knowing we'd be taken care of and have a shoulder to lean on whenever we're forced to soldier through hard times. These days, being old-fashioned is actually refreshing. Tim embodies these ideas, thus there's a large group of women who are attracted to him.
Fearing football season could turn your relationship into pigskin? We've explained the psycho-social reasons that guys are so obsessed with football, and we've even shed light on the fantasy football obsession. Now our resident male offers insights on what women can do to stay in love through Super Bowl Sunday and beyond.
Our series on guys and football kicked off this week with insights that our resident guy's guy, Tomfoolery, provided the women in our office. See, we were starting to think that NFL stood for "No Freaking Love" and that for the next five months in our lives, we'd never see our significant others during weekend daylight hours. Tomfoolery schooled us on the important psychosocial role football plays in guys' lives.
Football season: five months out of every year during which most heterosexual males would rather look at men in tight pants than at women in tight pants. The women at YourTango knew we weren't the only ones whose relationships are affected by our significant others' relationships with football, and so we took our questions and frustrations about football to our resident male mastermind, Tom Miller.
In today's fast paced world, it's easy to get energetically depleted to the point where you are drained, just wrung dry of your own inner life force and beauty. This is where Reiki comes to the rescue. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word that means "universal life force energy," which is just a complicated way of saying, "unconditional pure love." The first known person to use what is now called "Reiki" was the young prince who became the Buddha, but it is not Buddhist.
There's a very good chance if you're in a relationship with an American dude between the ages of 15 and 80 that he's going to spend some portion of his Sundays watching some big guys in tight pants run around and kick a pigskin through a giant, metal "Y." Exhilarating, yes. And, per anecdotal evidence, gals aren't as interested. But there are a few tricks for making Sunday more tolerable for everyone.
Exes Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush attended the wedding of Reggie's New Orleans Saints teammate Bobby McCray last month, and after a heated, drunken confrontation during which Reggie tried to repair their relationship, bodyguards had to separate the two. And this news is breaking a month after the fact because...hey, Kim's on the cover of Life & Style this week! AGAIN!
This week's Life & Style is trumpeting Kim Kardashian's new relationship with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin, and has perhaps the seventh or eighty-first permutation of her "revenge body" on the cover. The tabloid says that Kim's ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush has been e-mailing Kim nonstop since she started dating Miles and is wildly jealous.
Pro athletes have been having a rough time of it in the media lately. We hear a lot about guys behaving badly: roughing up women, breaking the law, going to jail. But those are the exceptions. Most pro athletes are good guys who work hard and take care of their families. And some really go above and beyond the call of duty. Here, we'll take a look at five of the nicest guys in pro sports.