Au Revoir Captain America
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Au Revoir Captain America

Goodbye. Au Revoir. Auf Wiedersehn. This time it really is Sayonara to a long held hope (when hope is all you have) for love. Captain America was his name. The imaginary man I had envisioned. Sometimes I had a face in mind. Other times he was just a concept. Most of all, he was my hope. Unfortunately, what was my hope was really just a dream or better said, a mirage. Now that I am out of the desert and see clearly once more ... I've written off Captain America. The idea of him kept me company many a night believing we'd meet in person someday.

Maybe Baby I'll Have You
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Maybe Baby I'll Have You

Every time I see a birth control commercial I want to cry. When I was 19 I was placed on the pill and it was awful. Even the low dose pill didn't work for me. I'd feel nausea and bloating and simply not myself. Eventually I stopped taking the pill and opted for other methods. The thought of a baby equaled a life ruined for me. While I have always wanted children the prospect of motherhood frightened me.

Fertile Thoughts: The Tennessee Twins Effect
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Fertile Thoughts: The Tennessee Twins Effect

My grandfather was a twin so perhaps I've always been fascinated with them. He had a twin sister but lost her to a tropical illness at age 9. Twins are the subject of studies and interest, whether they are identical or fraternal, because of the bond they seem to share. Stories abound on how twins seem to have their own language and a strong intuitive connection. Whatever the case, twins are still rare, so when they are born it's the subject of much interest.

Baby Love: It was Right to be Wrong
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Baby Love: It was Right to be Wrong

Life is a paradox. The man who looked like the actor I never got into, fit the bill, and the one who resembled the actor who is my number one, couldn't if he tried. The irony is ... part of me is convinced only Sherlock Holmes can deduce if the former was ever real. Or at least, the mythical Holmes is the only one who could tell me whether Collin Farrell's doppelganger had good intentions or really intended to trick me in a game of emotional target practice.

I’m Having A Baby. Now Go Back to Your Wife
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I’m Having A Baby. Now Go Back to Your Wife

Divorced men with children are in the “do not touch” category of dating.  I wish I read Jonathon Ashlay's in-depth article on the dangers of dating divorced men before I said yes to a date with one. Sure it sounds limiting but divorced single parents should just stick with each other. They are in the same boat and are dealing with the same complexities inherent in their situation. I came to that conclusion in 2008 when my engagement ended.

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Love Bytes: Redheads, No One Wants Your Sperm

Redheads are not welcome at a Danish sperm bank. Are pro athletes likelier to engage in domestic violence? Should sites that warn women not to date specific men be sued? Striking one particular phrase from your vernacular will make you much better at dating. Good stock answers for "why did you break up?" A 23-year-old woman thinks she knows the secret to love: marry rich.

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Love Bytes: Holy Sperm Bank! More Men Are Fathering 100s Of Kids

Ten percent of Brits have had sex on an airplane. When is the right time to sleep with someone? If you're starting over in dating, you may need a waxing. What does "cougar" really mean? It turns out that a handful of young sperm donors are fathering ALL the babies in California. Science can't come up with an explanation for the female orgasm.