By Lauren Passel for HowAboutWe
Autumn Love Previously, we've postulated why women look more like "girlfriend material" in the fall, but science might be able to back us up. Because it turns out, in the fall, there really is something in the air.
You've probably noticed that in the winter you eat more, put on more weight, and sleep longer; that in the spring, your feelings are heightened; in the autumn, you feel meloncholy; and in summer you feel more reckless. It's been proven that humans follow the cycle of the seasons in growth, their hormones, blood pressure, immune systems, sleep and body temperatures. Till Roenneberg is a professor in Chronobiology, meaning he studies how our biological rhythms affect our physiology and behavior, and he has dedicated his life to these studies.
Plus: Your Fall Makeout Checklist: 25 Places to Hook Up Come Autumn
Autumn, Roenneberg says, totally bums people out, what with all the colds and changing leaves reminding us of death and passing, and wind and rain.
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Joan Rivers1. "Women have all the power because women have all the vaginas." -Dave AttellRead More »from The 41 Funniest Things Ever Said About Love, Sex & Relationships
2. "Whoever named it necking was a poor judge of anatomy." -Groucho Marx
3. "My dick is too aware that your pussy is a chamber of financial ruin!" -Louis CK
4. "A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp." ―Joan Rivers
5. "There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments."-Chris Rock
6. "Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from." -Nora Ephron
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7. "Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night." -Woody Allen
8. "Sex and pizza, they say, are similar. When it's good, it's good. When it's bad, you get it on your shirt." -Mike Birbiglia
9. "Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner,
By Jillian Lucas for HowAboutWe1 deadproposal_03
proposal10If you don't get at least a little choked up by these proposals, then maybe you should ask the Grinch to marry you. (In a boring, non-elaborate way, of course.) These marriage proposals go above and beyond the typical on-bended-knee gesture and to some, may seem like just a delusion of grandeur. But they're still pretty freaking cute. Ladies, I'd like to personally thank you for saying yes, because I have seen videos of crazy proposals gone wrong and I just... can't... take it sometimes.
These crazy Russians. When Alexey Bykov wanted to propose to his long-time girlfriend Irena Kolokov, things got messy. He chose to fake his own death but made up for it by proposing to Bykov while she weeped. ROMANCE ISN'T DEAD PEOPLE.
Marching band! Dancing Jews! Oh god, this song is going to be stuck in my head all day but this is just so damn cute. Actor Isaac Lamb chose a live Broadway lip-dubbed musical Read More »from The 5 Most Elaborate Marriage Proposals Ever
By Lauren Passell for HowAboutWeRead More »from “Should I Marry Him?” Science Has Your Answer
Just MarriedDeciding to marry someone might be the biggest decision to make in your entire life, and women (and men) spend a significant portion of their best years searching for someone to marry and then wondering if they should actually go through with it. Science has an answer for you, kind of. The answer is that you have to listen to yourself - that you already know. That deep down inside, if you have a doubt, you may not have found a good match.
Plus: A New (Old) Approach To The Wedding Ring
In the first scientific study to test whether doubts about getting married are more likely to lead to an unhappy marriage and divorce, UCLA psychologists released a report that when women have doubts pre-wedding, they are more likely to enter into a troubling marriage (and possibly get divorced down the road.) Wives who had doubts about getting married before their wedding were two-and-a-half times more likely to divorce four years later than wives without doubts. And
Live From New York...This week, Saturday Night Live kicks off its 38th season and another year of not being funny for the past 20 years. SNL refuses to die, no matter how much hate monopolizes the audience's love-hate relationship with Lorne Michaels' sketch comedy mainstay. In that sense, it's an encouraging analogy for fraught relationships and their pesky ebbs and flows. It used to be that watching SNL implied a lack of weekend romantic options (unless it acted as a soundtrack to coitus). DVR has made the show a less solitary pursuit, and, as with dating and everything else, brought America's rocky, indomitable relationship with the show into the digital age. Here are some sketches that have kept the stalwart frisky:Read More »from What SNL Has Taught Us About Love
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By Lauren Passell for HowAboutWe
Actually, this bed is perfect if your partner is just too wild in bed. Enough with the crazy positions, already! Just LIE THERE.
It's a trap!
Do you love scaring the shit out of the person you take home for a one night romp? Sure, we all do!
This bed is actually a "surround sound" bed, surrounding its inhabitants with speakers.
I am so turned on right now. NSFW! NSFW!
Your date will feel so safe, he/she will definitely want to f*ck you with reckless abandon.
Let's make a sandwich
The freakiest part about this isn't the bed, it's the bedroom. Who has mustard cutouts on their wall? And is that… a gigantic napkin holder I see? This person is probably a serial killer!
Plus: Real-Life "Sleeping Beauties" Vow To Marry Whoever Wakes Them
Nest Bed! The upside about having his bed is that your boudoir partner will never leave, awww yeah, wink Read More »from 11 Beds that Will Freak Out Your One Night Stand
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Wed, Sep 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT
By Yelena Shuster for HowAboutWeRead More »from The One Thing We Can All Do for Immediately Hotter Sex, Says Science
Fireworks Here's a good reason to get over your shyness: talking about sex with your partner makes for better sex. Easy as pie! Mmmmm, sex and pie.
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According to a recent study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, just feeling comfortable talking about sex is directly connected to good sex.
These results aren't surprising, but important to keep in mind. As anyone who's ever babbled their way through a 1st date knows, communicating helps reduce anxiety. Plus, speaking up has the public health benefit of increasing the likelihood of safe sex (reminding him to put on the condom does not exactly qualify as dirty talk-in most situations).
Plus: 4 Things Congress Doesn't Know About Sex
Over 207 people completed surveys with an average age of 29. They were asked about their sexual self-esteem, communication, and satisfaction. Those more nervous in discussing sex were less likely to enjoy it and
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Wed, Sep 12, 2012 1:30 PM EDT
By Lauren Passell for HowAboutWeRead More »from In Case You Were Curious, Here Are the Chances You Will Find Your One Soul Mate
Love or LockDo you believe that you have one soul mate in the entire universe?
That's a beautiful thing to think about, isn't it? Oh wait. No it's not. It's pessimistic and unrealistic. If there is only ONE person for you, how on earth will you find them?
Plus: How Do You Know If You'll Ever "Click" With Someone As Much As You Did With Your Ex?
A nice play-by-soul mate-play maps out exactly what this would look like, and what the odds are of it actually happening.
So say you have one soul mate, who has been predetermined for you. According to soul mate rules, you have no idea who they are, they could be anybody, and you will recognize them the moment you set eyes upon them, and a cute pop-song will start playing in the background.
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That leaves us with a few questions: is your soul mate alive? Or was she murdered in the Salem Witch Trials, or is he still waiting to be born to a random
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Tue, Sep 11, 2012 12:33 PM EDT
Autumn LeavesBy Jillian Lucas for HowAboutWeRead More »from Your Fall Makeout Checklist: 25 Places to Hook Up Come Autumn
While the summer days are behind us, we can only look forward to the beautiful autumn days ahead and feel content. The smell of apple cider and the sound of crunching leaves is all it will take to get us out of the gloom from mourning the end of the summer. We already gave you a checklist of summer hook-up spots and we hope you got most of them done! If not, here's your chance to catch up before things get too chilly for a nuzzle session outdoors. Print this out and tuck it in your jacket pocket before you head out into the cooler days of fall.
In a pumpkin patch
At an apple orchard
Back of a haunted hay wagon
Plus: The 10 Best Places To Hook Up That Are - Let's Face It - Never Happening
Dressed up for Halloween
While grocery shopping for Halloween candy
Buying the thanksgiving turkey
Between sips of apple cider
Decorating for Halloween
Plus: The Top 10 Secret Places to Hook Up In Walt Disney World
At the Thanksgiving day parade
On top of a
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Tue, Sep 11, 2012 12:32 PM EDT
By Lauren Passell for HowAboutWe
The news the America's favorite funny couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are separating took the nation by storm, sending people into fits of despair and wondering if love could possibly exist. But while this is devastating news, love DOES exist, Amy and Will are going to LOOOOVE AGAIN stronger than before, even if it takes a life time to get over it, heaven only knows, and we are all going to be okay. We can get over this together. Let's do this.
1. First, let's have a good cry.
It's okay. Get it all out. You'll feel better in 4:06. You need this. Bye-bye, goodbye, they tried.
2. Look at this picture of the couple in happier days.
Will and Amy
Listen, I'm not trying to torture you. It wasn't all bad. They had happy, wonderful days. And they will both have more happy days. Separately. Or together! You NEVER know. Also, this picture is a reminder that they were a very good thing. It is a good thing that they happened, even if it has to stop.
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