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.
Do you dream of your fairy-tale wedding? Or are you one of the many who say marriage is dying a slow-but-steady death? While there's been much ado about the demise of marriage lately, it seems divorce is having a hard time staying afloat, too. Just-released government statistics show that many of those who are already hitched are staying together.
Having a bad day? Turn that frown upside down...unless you're a man in search of a girlfriend. According to new research from the University of British Columbia, women are more sexually attracted to brooding men than to smiling ones. Conversely, male subjects found cheerful-looking women more sexually attractive than women who display confidence and pride.
The tornado that has left Joplin in ruins is but one of the natural disasters the world has experienced lately. Recovery from said disasters can be difficult, and a new study finds that households are more susceptible to breaking up after a disaster strikes.
If we would have been personally asked to cast a prediction for this study, about whether moms of twins or singleton babies live longer, we would have totally went with mothers of one. Come on. We've been hearing parents tell their clans of kiddos, "Y'all are gonna be the death of me" for ages, haven't you? Chasing after two toddlers at once (and worrying about them) must take a few years off a mom's life, right? Apparently not. New research shows moms of twins actually live longer than moms who just have one baby at a time. Women who birth two children at once are generally stronger from the start, so they tend to live longer.
Right now, 30 percent of couples who have Internet access around the globe meet online. And over the past 14 years, that number has skyrocketed. New research, conducted in part by the eHarmony Lab, shows that the more friends a person knows who have tried and met love online, the more likely he or she is to take a chance on Internet matchmaking. So, as the number of online daters continues to grow, it becomes a domino effect.
Listen up, single parents looking for love: Match.com has released a new study that reflects the growing number of single parents dating (and finding success!) online.
In a new relationship, every kiss or cuddle is appreciated, cooed over, and dissected with girlfriends over brunch. But as time wears on, many of us begin to take small romantic gestures for granted, and instead focus on whether or not our partner is capable of ongoing thoughtful behavior. Does he call back when he said he would? Does he do household chores without being nagged? Does he put the toilet seat down? And if he doesn't, why not? "It's not that much effort!" we think. "Wouldn't he make it a priority to do those things if he really loved me?" Apparently, in some cases, the answer is "No."
Do you ever feel bad for having a bit of a foul mouth? Well, new scientific research assures us you can ditch any sense of guilt—as long as your cursing is in the name of better health. A recent study shows screaming out profanities can relieve stress and give you a higher pain-tolerance. It's basically recommended and encouraged. Seriously!
Before you pucker up the next time, you'd better brush up. Researchers recently revealed that tooth cavities can be transmitted from person to person through kissing. Just like a common-cold or flu virus can infiltrate the body while locking lips, the same goes for cavity-causing bacteria. And apparently, it happens all the time. Who knew?
Good-looking daters actually expect free meals?! Well... yeah. Pretty much, says a new study. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, researchers from the University of St. Andrews placed 245 men and 171 women in hypothetical dating scenarios. First, the subjects were asked to judge their own attractiveness—how pretty or handsome they imagined themselves to be. Then, the participants were shown 12 photos of potential dates, some beautiful and some unattractive, and were asked to decide who they would rather have pick up the tab if they went for dinner. Most subjects were totally fine with splitting the check, as 47 percent of men and 50 percent of women said they would prefer such a situation. However, of the men and women who thought themselves attractive, a trend emerged: they were more likely to want their dates to foot the bills instead of chipping in.
A new study shows women are generally less satisfied with their physical appearance after their first time having sex. A man's self-esteem, on the flip side, generally goes up after losing his virginity.
Heartache is like being burned with a red-hot poker... Yeah. You only think we're spewing metaphorical lingo. According to the Los Angeles Times, a new study has found that our brains don't differentiate between physical pain, like that of injury or disease, and pangs of the heart, like the ones we experience after getting dumped. So, basically, we physically ache for our lost loves.
The one that got away. That missed connection. The almost-love match... If you've ever experienced romantic regret, you have a whole lot of company. Researchers at the Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently surveyed 370 American adults, ages 19 to 103, about their biggest regrets in life. What did the participants most wish for? A love do-over.