Men and women evolved different brains over millions of years, because of necessity. Men chased down food for their families and provided protection. Women cared for the young and old, and provided a nurturing environment. Because of these different roles, the sexes evolved to process information differently, think in radically different ways, expect different things, and have different perceptions, beliefs and behaviors. In the last forty years, as the gender roles in our society have been blurred, both males and females have become more and more confused as to what is normal behavior. We expect our partners to be able to read our minds and think as we think. Unfortunately, we are just not wired that way. Reprinted from the book Sex on the Brain by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Copyright © 2007 by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Published by Harmony Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
YourTango's "Facebook Manners And You" video has become a viral hit, so we thought we'd tell you a little bit about how we made it. Styled as a 1950s-era instructional film, the video chronicles the rule-breaking breakup of Timmy Gordon and Alice Johnson on Facebook, the "electric friendship generator." These two completely ignore Facebook etiquette, and boy do they ever pay the price! Watch Facebook Manners And You
Were there an 11th commandment, we think "thou shalt laugh" might not be a bad addition. In order to reflect on the sacredness of love, marriage, sex and relationships, we turned to those who solemnly take the good, the bad and the ugly sides of love and make us see them in a whole new light: comedians. Click ahead to read the 10 relationship commandments, as spoken by those who make us chuckle.
Who says romance is just for the silver screen? The red carpet at the 2009 Academy Awards was filled with romance. From A-list lovers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to long-time loves Kevin Kline and Phobe Cates, YourTango rounded up some pics of our favorite red carpet relationships.
There's nothing like a great movie kiss to prompt that goofy smile that you hope no one catches you wearing. A kiss can make or break a relationship—they're just that telling. Because YourTango love kisses and films, we tracked down some of the greatest on-screen smooches from films new and old. From the book Great Kisses... and Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies, we've selected six memorable lip-locks, along with the seductive banter that led into them. Luckily we're not the Academy, so we don't have to choose just one. Bonus! Want to win four classic romantic films plus the He's Just Not That Into You movie soundtrack? Simply register on YourTango for the chance to win!
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.
It’s not necessary to spend a ton of money on lingerie to please your man. Our panel of guys let us in on a simple secret when it comes to your underwear, less is more and simple is better. Here are some of the best pieces of lingerie that our panel of guys say are a must have for every woman.
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.
The year may be coming to end, but the time to get closer to your partner is just beginning. The holidays are an opportunity for couples to introduce the traditions that have been passed from one generation to the next—but also to create new traditions that enhance a relationship for years to come. Here we've collected ten holiday traditions (some a little spicier than others) that you and your boyfriend or husband can make your own. Happy holidays! – Maureen Dempsey and Elizabeth Narins
You think you've gotten a bad gift? You'll think twice about exchanging your present—or your partner!—after seeing some of the awful gifts women have actually received from the men in their lives. We polled women in New York City's Union Square to see how clueless guys can really be; here are the ten worst.
Picking a present for the man in your life is a challenge. Save yourself time and a dizzying trip to the shopping mall and instead check out our list of gifts to buy online. The experts from shopping and fashion site SheFinds recommend 11 great gifts for every type of guy. Whether artsy, sporty, eco-friendly or still living out his frat days, we guarantee you'll find something for him here or you can have your hard-earned reading time back (ok, not actually possible, but the list is that good!). So click ahead, buy online and get on with your holiday cheer.
If your guy is like the rest of us, he is not easy to shop for. There's a weird guy habit of going out and buying something as soon as we need it. So the the key to a great guy gift is finding something he didn't realize he needed but that will imporve his life, or surprising him with something totally unnecessary that he'll absolutely love. In this gift guide we've provided you with 10 gifts that'll make him a better guy, as well as 10 gifts that'll blow his mind with their awesomeness. We've hit stuff across all budget ranges and have included items for all LoveStages so whether you've been dating a few months or married 15 years, we've got a gift for your guy.