Three questions to ask yourself before getting married.
Whether you've been dating for a few months or a few years, when it's time to pop the question that will tie you together for the rest of your lives, make sure you know your partner's answers to these three questions.
If your partner is putting off "the talk," chances are he is not ready to marry you.
"Cosmopolitan" magazine loves nothing more than getting your poor, marriage-crazed panties in a wad by saying that things like your boyfriend "guarding his phone" are surefire signs that he's about to propose. Well, sorry, but that's probably not the case.
Plus, how to deal with your boyfriend's crazy ex-girlfriend.
Five reasons he's not proposing. Nine ways to strengthen your relationship. Why (why NOT?) Don Draper would make a bad boyfriend. Can bad sex be fixed? How do you get rid of his crazy ex-girlfriend? Are you starting fights just for attention? 25 grand first-date ideas. Plus, how to support your parents during their divorce.
The Leap Year is a great excuse for women to propose to men. Or... not propose, and say we did.
An ancient Irish tradition says that if you propose to your guy on Feb. 29, or during a Leap Year, he has to say yes. And apparently, one in 10 people in a U.K. study said they know a lady who is planning to propose to her guy this Leap Year.
Why you should under no circumstances pop the question -- no matter how fed up you are.
The women's movement has made it easier for us to crush through many a glass ceiling, have children if and when we want, and enjoy casual hook-ups, but one effect doesn't exactly seem like something to celebrate: More women are popping the question. According to a poll from the online dating site Swoon, one in 10 gals have asked their guy to tie the knot, because they were fed up with waiting for him to do it himself. Gah!
"When will he propose?" fever isn't just for straight couples anymore.
Honey Davenport was in character, performing his usual set at a Manhattan drag bar. Clad in a rainbow leotard and platform heels, he took a swig of his drink and ripped off his wig—sweaty and exhausted from the hourlong performance. Suddenly cheers erupted: New York's state legislature had legalized same-sex marriage, and on the eve of gay-pride weekend. Davenport's boyfriend made his way to the stage and got down on one knee. "Will you marry me?" he asked.
We truly believe that you, and Holly Madison, should know that.
Holly Madison wanted to marry Hugh Hefner for a very long time. She was his long-term "main" girlfriend for seven years, and for awhile that was enough. Pretty soon though, she wanted more. She wanted a wedding, and children and the ever-important privileges of being a someone's wife. He was unwilling to tie the knot. After seven years, Holly finally packed her bags. We can see why the girl might be a little peeved about Hugh's engagement to Crystal Harris after less than two years of being together. But for Holly, and women everywhere, this should serve as a wake-up call. Even Hugh Hefner will get married if he really wants to, no matter what he has said in the past to the contrary.
What happens when you bar-hop with hundreds of people in Santa costumes? Our writer finds out.
Our relationship had never been boring. After meeting on Friendster two years earlier, I immediately began dragging him along to a series of Moroccan restaurants, dive bars, and techno clubs I was reviewing for a nightlife guide. Now, he was standing beside me, wearing a full Santa suit, clutching a hat and fake beard in his fist, and staring pointedly at his spat-clad sneakers. This time, we were trying out Santacon, an annual dawn-to-dark mass gathering that celebrated spontaneity, ingenuity, and riotous holiday cheer. What more could you ask for?
The best cities for singles eager to propose are those where single men outnumber single women.
Decisions, decisions. Anybody who's ventured down the candy aisle at Target knows that the more options you're presented with, the harder it is to pick one of them. Apparently, the same philosophy applies to single men, who put off proposing when they have a surplus of single women to choose from. Forget romantic locales, the best cities for singles are the ones with the most available men.