Let me preface this with the fact that I have nothing against online dating. Online dating is a great way for busy or introverted people, or those with weird schedules, or just those who want to meet new people outside their current circle and local haunts, to find romance or a hookup or a husband or wife or friend with benefits. I know several people who've met spouses or long-term loves through online dating, and that's rad.
Let's face it, no one on earth actually wants to date a cheater but oftentimes we don't see the signs that our beloved boyfriend or girlfriend is secretly a shady little liar who's about to ruin your life. Forget him answering his second cell phone in the closet every night or her being less affectionate with you and drooling over your best friend when he walks in the room. What you really need to be asking yourself is: Is your girlfriend blonde? Is your guy addicted to Twitter? What's his name?
The season is here for haunted houses, jack o' lanterns, kids going trick-or-treating, and things that go bump in the night. It can be fun and empowering to toy with the idea of what scares us (dressing up in costumes, watching scary movies, and telling ghost stories) but if you really want to prove you’re bold and brave, I challenge you to also take a look at those aspects of committed relationships that send scary chills up your spine!
When it comes to love advice, who do you go to? Your mom? Dad? Best friends? Maybe even your co-workers. Regardless of whom you ask, you probably just want someone to tell you the truth about love, dating and relationships. So are you searching for some love advice at this moment? If so, lucky for you. Here we have 38 celebrities who share the best advice they've ever gotten. Sure, actors, musicians and TV personalities are the LAST people you'd want to take love advice from given how hard it is to maintain a relationship in Hollywood but don't judge just yet.
When you’re in love, it isn’t unusual for you to want to tell the entire world. While some may want to scream it from the rooftops, most take the modern approach by using social media as a tool to express their love. I think it's pretty safe to say that we've all been guilty of this. First, you can’t stop yourself from tagging your significant other in sugary sweet statuses. Then, you make a habit out of regularly sharing those cutesy love quotes on Facebook — You know, the same ones that annoyed you when you were single.
Although it’s 2014, racism and racial profiling still very much exists. It's hard to fathom that in this day and age, there are still people who disgrace others based on not only their skin, but who they're dating. This should go without saying but sometimes you can’t help who you fall in love with — And you shouldn’t have to. As long as your relationship isn't illegal or hurting anyone, you should be able to love freely. Why should the confines of society dictate who you can and can not be with?
You've been waiting for this day ever since you were a little girl, planning your dream wedding to your dream guy holding up your dream ring while all your best friends were mulling over which Barbie they were going to beg their moms to buy. You've been relentlessly pinning stunning rings ever since Pinterest made its debut and you've been helplessly reposting brides on their big day on your Tumblr.
Love quotes, when used appropriately, are like wonderful little gems sent from heaven. They are cute, sweet and oh so lovely. But put in the wrong hands, and love quotes turn into heinous, obnoxious, trite little bits of nothing. Take Facebook for example. It's one thing to wake up in the morning, check your feed and see something insightful and powerful from Pablo Neruda or Oscar Wilde. That's great. We're all for those kinds of mornings (frankly, we live for them).
Everybody loves love, even introverts. It is a common misconception that we are emotionless and reserved, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Introverts love just as deeply as everyone else. We might like out alone time, but that doesn't mean we don’t love with passion, too. In fact, our precious alone time can make us better partners to the rest of you, once we've had time to recharge and be with our thoughts. And how do we prove this point? With quotes about love, of course!
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.
Dr. Seuss's always makes us reminisce about our childhoods. Back then, we didn't realize that his children's rhymes could teach us so much about love. And yet, there's a love lesson in every story! I should know; my husband reads these books to my daughter every night. Take a look: Photo: weheartit.com
For some blushing brides, unwrapping boxes and boxes of lingerie at a bridal shower (in front of the mother-in-law) is reason enough to elope. But, I have some tips for the best bridal lingerie party ever! This is one of the only times in a woman's life where her friends all gather in one place to celebrate her friendship and femininity as they send her off to the next phase of her life. So have fun! If strippers and penis candles aren't for your bride, a lingerie party is a perfect way to giggle together and spoil her.
Grab your makeup bag and dump it out. Now think about which of the products you're looking at are absolutely essential, and set them aside. Are there beauty tools you can't live without? Chances are, you just set aside most of the stuff in there. Well, sometimes it helps to simplify your life — and your beauty routine. As a professional makeup artist, here are my recommendations for what you really need to carry in that cosmetics bag, especially if you're getting ready for a big party or date night, and just can't seem to get your many products together.