Searching for the perfect gift for your man, but on a tight budget? No worries – here at How to Get the Man of Your Dreams.com, we surveyed our team of Relationship Coaches, who are all male, for gifts they’d love to receive - that cost little to no money. With a little creativity and effort, you can create a lasting impression on the man of your dreams.
I get it, I get it. Your guy is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. Good for him. Good that he's a guy who's not into stuff or just gets the stuff that he likes. Good. For. Him.
The holidays are officially upon us! We're helping you out by hosting a spectacular gift guide Twitter party on Cyber Monday, and you're invited!
If there is ever any good reason to spend $782 on yourself all at once, a heart-shattering breakup tops the list. You were wronged! You deserve to do something nice for yourself. But really, are we so materialistic a society that doing something nice has to entail spending a ton of money?
Thanks to New York mag's indispensable guide, YourTango has discovered the softer side of Fashion's Night Out, since we're all about finding romance in everyday life. Where can you get pampered with a free hand massage? Where can you sip on free champagne? Where are all the hunky male models?
As women, by nature, we always knew we were a bit more fashion-savvy than our male counterparts, but we never realized just how much sway we really had in their style choices. When it comes to male wardrobes, guys rely on their wives and girlfriends to assemble more than half of the contents. Australia's Herald Sun reports that women pick out and purchase 51 percent of the clothing in their guys' closets, whereas the men themselves only buy 30 percent.
Have you ever wondered why men behave the way they do? Silly question. Of course you have. In his "Dear Women" letter, humorist Streeter Seidell aimed to clear a few things up. He explained some baffling male phenomena for us, like why men don't seem the least bit thrilled by a cute baby at the mall (it just isn't his baby) or the reason for their extreme horniness (equivalent to a female period, it's nature-induced so they can reproduce… oh, fine). We were enlightened, folks. So when he issued a call to women asking for any insights into the female brain, we felt we should write back. It's only fair. So, to all the guys out there, we hope our letter clears a few things up for you, as well.
Single women, rejoice: The New York Times has confirmed that you aren't actually like Carrie Bradshaw. While pop culture's single women have a reputation bankrupting themselves on shopping sprees, the typical single woman actually spends her money on practical ventures like housing and transportation. In fact, single women spend less than 5 percent of their income on clothing, haircuts, manicures, and the like.
Buying a gift? No other gift comes with more potential to be misunderstood than jewelry. Chosen carefully and given properly, jewelry can up your game in a relationship. But buy the bling blindly, and it’s game over. With Valentine’s Day approaching, here are some jewelry buying tips for guys and girls to help insure a positive gift giving experience.
In November 2010, an industry was born. Upon hearing of Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement, scores of retailers scrambled to produce royal wedding memorabilia items that will inevitably sell for thousands of dollars on eBay one day. Here's our roundup of the most sentimental, strange and comically inappropriate commemorative items up for sale right now.
My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts – fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter how useful it is). Once I got a fishing pole. He’s tried to buy jewelry, but I never like it.
Most guys have mastered the art of changing the car's oil but they still don't have a clue about buying their ladies some bling.
Research is increasingly confirming that having lots of money doesn't necessarily make couples any happier. In fact, all those lotto horror stories could actually teach us something (other than that winninglottery numbers are actually a curse, thanks Lost): When it comes to our relationships, money doesn't buy happiness, but it can tear us apart.Yes, as the saying goes, "Mo money, Mo problems." So what's this have to do with your fetish for fancy footwear or penchant for designer handbags? After all, we get that a five million dollar jackpot is a little different than a few pricey additions to your closet.
Fine, the market is turning around, if you choose to believe Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. I don't always take the word of a college dropouts or 80-year old Nebraskans, but I'll make an exception for these two with the caveat that the "economy" generally lags the stock market by 18 months or so. How does that help an unemployment rate* in the mid 9% range? Does it make it easier to make ends for you and me? Does it make relationships easier? No but it does make us get creative. This time around, consider window-shopping.
Stop me if you've heard this one, men seem to be from one planet while women are from another planet altogether. While making sweeping gender generalizations borders on insulting (on the other side, I mean), there are some Martian tendencies on our part and Venusian on y'all's part (aw, crap, now I've done it). And those three things are shopping, flowers and talking on the phone.