Although love is an emotion that can't be easily explained, it is the seed to other growing emotions; whether it's anger, sadness or happiness. All those emotions are evoked from some type of love. When you’re riding the high of love your smile always meets your ears, topped with that warm, tingly feeling in the pit of your stomach. But when you're on the downside of the rush, it feels more like a thousand burning needles to the heart (um, maybe a big of an exaggeration, but not by much!).
There's nothing worse than a sloppy kiss. The moisture, the rogue tongue going every which way, the groping hands. It's enough to make you shiver (and not in the fun way). Do you really want to be known as the Face Licker, or the Tongue Stabber? No, we didn't think so. No human on earth wants that. You (and the rest of us, really) want to be known as a fantastic kisser, as the man or woman who is the master of both the slow, sensual kiss and the wild, passionate make out. You want to be the person that others actually want to smooch on.
Now that the "hookup culture" is on the rise, it's hard to remember the days when people took dating seriously. From one night stands to casual flings, hooking up has pretty much become the norm. I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with having a good time, but I have to admit that I miss getting concrete signs that the guy I'm seeing is genuinely interested without having to turn into Sherlock Holmes just to figure out what he's really thinking. For some reason, there's a major disconnect between our parents' generation of dating and how we approach the game today.
Forget Team Edward and Team Jacob. Love triangles can be traced back to their ancient roots in Camelot, where Queen Guinevere was forced to choose between King Arthur and Sir Lancelot. From there, history, literature and movies have been rife with tales of one unfortunate (and usually stunningly beautiful) woman's choice between two ridiculously handsome men. Life is tough, isn't it? I'm looking at you, Scarlett O'Hara.
Students, we know what you’re thinking: with some smarts, we can find terrific marriage mates at every college in the country. But a new report suggests that the number of couples who meet in college is lower than ever…so from where are the solid marriage-material types graduating? Get ready to get schooled on which U.S. colleges and universities turn out the most appealing male partners.
You love your parents, right? Well then, heed our words and do not bring these ten guys home to meet the family. That evening will just result in a trip to the ER as your father clutches his arm and your mother talks about seeing a white light. Please, raise your standards and bring home a quality guy.
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.")
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.