Even if you haven't seen these movies, you've heard these lines. They're the words that define how we think about losing love ("We'll always have Paris."), being defiant in the face of haters ("Nobody puts Baby in a corner."), or just what love actually is ("Love means never having to say you're sorry.")
So, you're at a bar with a guy you like and you're thinking it'd be a good idea to go home with him. But it's a work night. And you don't have clean underwear in your purse. Do you have to go home? Not if you're a YourTango user. We want to make dating, and going home with men, as easy and fun as possible. With this in mind we've created the Dating Girl's Desk Kit: all the items you need in your desk so no one will know you spent the night at his place.
Single and wish you weren't? Taken with trouble brewing on the home front? Have you tried everything: blaming your parents, your job and the ex-boyfriend who destroyed every last shred of romantic functionality you had in you? When all other relationship diagnoses fail, blame your friends! That's right. The besties, frenemies, family members and other so-called "friends" in your life might be toxic for both you and your relationship. Think your friend's a speed bump in the road to true love? Check out these nine telltale signs.
There are thousands of love and relationship books on the market, each preaching their own brand of advice on how to meet, catch and keep your match. But with so many contradictory theories—from advocating subtle (and not so subtle) manipulation to encouraging total, unabashed honesty—it's tough to figure out which rule book to play by if you want to win the game of love. Having helped men and women find their soulmates in one of the toughest cities in the world, Elizabeth Webb, New York City's premier Love Coach, knows first-hand what it takes create a successful relationship, from meeting to marriage. Here, she dishes the dirt about the best books on relationships, letting you know which parts of each to take—and toss—when you're preparing to find the love of your life.
Nothing can strike fear into the most confident of women like a mother-in-law. A close second? A future mother-in-law (FMIL), or even more terrifying, meeting his mom for the first time (contain your shrieks of terror!) as she hosts you for the holidays. Sure, most FMILs are warm-hearted, apron-donning rays of sunshine. But just in case you need to win her over, here are the perfect hostess (with a twist) gifts. With these in hand, you'll prove you're the one for her son.
Date night — whether it's the hundredth or the first — has a penchant for getting stuck in the dinner-and-a-movie rut. We hunted down 5 fun, out-of-the-box dates ideas that don't include sitting silently in a darkened theater. Plus, they'll surely get your heart pumping or at least your toes tapping to keep the "Tell me about your day…" conversation at bay.