By Meagan McCrary I’m not sure who first came up with the concept of being selected versus being selective when it comes to relationships, but my co-author (and former roommate), Natasha Burton, brought it to my attention a few years ago when I was going through I very rough patch in my dating career. Talk about an ah-ha moment of clarity. Seemingly simple, to me, the concept was profound.
Ladies, I'd like to—need to, rather—introduce you to 100RedFlags.com, a new blog that's slowly spewing out ludicrous and crass reasons for why men shouldn't date us. As if you didn't feel enough pressure coming at you from all angles to look, act and feel like the "ideal" woman that guys are looking for today, there's now someone telling the world that what you do with your food before you eat it will have an irreversibly negative impact on your dating life.
When I was young(er), I think I might have been crazy. Although I didn't think so at the time, here's why I say this now, looking back: I was planning a visit to my dear friends in the midwest and the Husband offered to set me up with a guy they knew. I asked his Wife why she hadn't mentioned this guy to me before and she said something like, "well I'm not sure he's right for you". When I asked why she said "I think he threw his last girlfriend out a window!". Allegedly. It hadn't been proven and he wasn't arrested...but still.
In June, researchers at Indiana University found that women cheat almost as much as men do, with 23 percent of men and 19 percent of women admitting to unfaithfulness. Yet, the reasons women and men cheat are often different, with women being more emotionally driven. You've got to think like a lady to catch one in the act—or stop the act from happening in the first place.
If you could instantly recognize that a guy is trouble, then you'd think the divorce rate would be a heck of a lot lower... right? Debra Weiner is the author of How to Recognize Your Future Ex-Husband, and shared a few of her insights on how to do just that in a recent Huffington Post article.
Those tell-tale signs that your relationship is taking a turn for the worse, that for some reason you haven't seemed to notice? We like to call these "red flags," and apparently we're pretty good at ignoring them when we don't want to admit to the reality of things: that the guy we’re dating is a complete douche and it's time to give him the boot.
It's the relationship advice we wish our mothers had shared with us when we were younger. Funny and engaging yet brutally honest, The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags shares the dating warning signs you should be aware of -- or you'll be sorry later.
Fans thought she'd get him to the altar, but Barbie Nadeau says the flameout of Hollywood's most eligible bachelor and his showgirl squeeze started months ago. The 50-year-old graying stallion announced that he and his 32-year-old Italian showgirl have called their fairytale romance quits. "We are not together anymore," he and Elisabetta Canalis said in a joint statement obtained by The Daily Beast. "It's difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy."
There are people in the world who don't care about love. They don't even know what love is. But they do care about power, control and sex. Unfortunately, I learned about sociopaths the hard way—by marrying one. If your new romantic interest exhibits the following behaviors, be careful. One or two traits don't mean much, but if you see most or all of them, he or she might be a sociopath.
By Meagan McCrary Sex is a topic that most of us can't help talking about. It’s not the guys who share intimate details of their latest conquest with their buddies — it’s the ladies. Most women love to gab about their sexcapades. And when we do, we typically don’t hold anything back.
If you see any of these six warning signs in your relationship, you may need to jump ship. If you see any of these six warning signs in your relationship, you may need to jump ship. Having collected relationship red flag stories from thousands of women, we've read some pretty unbelievable accounts of men's not-so-nice (to put it lightly) behavior. We've also noticed somewhat of a pattern: Certain red flags—warning signs we define as indications that there might be an underlying issue in your relationship—kept appearing on our radar.