Sure, every guy is different, but when you've gone out with enough of them (and, ahem, we have) you start to see some patterns. Here, Cosmo's incontrovertible dating dictums.
By Holly Eagleson
Truth #1 You'll regret that "Just wanted to make sure you got my last message" follow-up to an e-mail, text, or voicemail.
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Truth #2 If you don't feel comfortable having a conversation with a guy about sex - especially condoms - you shouldn't be getting busy with him.
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Truth #3 If a man breaks up with you out of the blue, the out-of-the-blue part is really only on your end.
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Truth #4 Just as it's best to wait to drop the L-bomb until your man does, let a guy change his Facebook status to "in a relationship" before you do.
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Truth #5 No woman in a healthy long-term relationship has ever said, "Gee, I really wish I'd slept
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Sure, every guy is different, but when you've gone out with enough of them (and, ahem, we have) you start to see some patterns. Here, Cosmo's incontrovertible dating dictums.Read More »from 10 Dating Truths You Can't Ignore
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Feb 23, 2011 9:35 PM EST
When we hear the phrase, "Scott Brown reveals", we immediately think of the totally nude centerfold the senator appear in back in 1982. (After all, the guy literally revealed it all!) And now Brown is making headlines again for revealing all, but in a different sense: his autobiography just hit shelves this week and he's not holding anything back.
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In Brown's book Against All Odds, he opens up and shares details about the racy shoot, his life as a Cosmo model, and why posing in the buff ended up being one of the best things he ever did.
Here are some of the juicy details:
Brown doesn't regret the shoot one bit. In fact, he credits it with helping him meet his wife. "I wouldn't change my decision to pose for Cosmopolitan magazine," he writes in the intro. "[It] helped me pay my way through law school, forced me to grow up even more quickly, ultimatelyRead More »from 5 Things You Don't Know About Scott Brown's Naked Photo Shoot
The Internet - especially social-networking sites like Facebook - is the greatest thing since, well, the Internet! But it's also the greatest tool that stalkers and obsessive creeps have ever had to track their victim's every move. Here's how to make yourself invisible to weirdos - without putting a crimp in your social life.Read More »from 5 Ways to Stalker-Proof Yourself Online
By Ashley Womble
Edit Your Friend List
What with the constant Twitter feeds and Facebook status updates, it's almost as if these sites have put up a sign: Stalkers welcome! The information is all hanging out there: photo albums, your recent vacation, your school or job... But there's a real distinction between letting old friends from high school browse your party pics and leaving yourself open to any six-degrees-of-separation acquaintance who wants to browse your life. You may have hundreds of friends on a social-networking site, but you should let only a chosen few in on the day-to-day happenings of your life. Luckily most sites have privacy settings - and you
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Feb 23, 2011 6:26 PM EST
Despite a huge outcry among young women (including many of you!), Congress passed a bill last week that would cut off Planned Parenthood from federal funding. (That money helps give women access to affordable birth control, pap tests, breast exams, and screening and treatment of STDs.)By Zoë Ruderman
"[This is] an extreme and dangerous piece of legislation," said the President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards in a press release. "The House Republican leadership has launched an outrageous assault on the millions of Americans who rely on Planned Parenthood for primary and preventative health care."
Yes, Planned Parenthood also offers abortions, but that only accounts for three percent of their services. And federal funding of Planned Parenthood does not go towards abortions, only preventative measures.
This sizzling look never goes out of style. Make it your own by working with a new color: Brown's a fresh twist on basic black. We consulted Peter Phillips, creative director for Chanel Makeup, to give us tips on how to get Keira Knightley's sexy eyes.Read More »from Get Sexy, Smoky Eyes In Seconds
1. Pick a multitonal eye-shadow palette, like the Chanel Eye Shadow Quad in Kaska Beige. Prime your lid by patting on regular foundation - it'll form a base for your makeup to stick to.
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Dip the tip of a dampened makeup brush into the darkest shadow, and draw a line across your upper and lower lash line.
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3. Before the shadow dries, look up and blink-this marks a line on your skin in the creases, which you'll want to fill up to with your contouring, medium shadow.
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4. Rub the softest color in your palette above the creases and up to the brow bones to highlight.
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According to the wedded guys we talked to, it's usually a small act or fleeting moment that makes them want to go the distance and pop the question.
By Bethany Heitman
She Could Pull Off a Surprise
"When Sarah and I first got together, I mentioned how I had always wanted a first edition of my favorite book, The Great Gatsby. Two years later, on our anniversary, we were out for a nice dinner, and she surprised me with a copy of the novel from when it was first published. She had found one, saved up money, and bought it. I was blown away. I honestly hadn't even remembered telling her about my wish. But she had listened, tucked away that information, and years later, tracked down a copy for me. A few months after that, I bought an amazing ring - with help from her sister - and proposed." -Steven, 31
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She Never Guilt-Tripped MeRead More »from "How I Knew I Wanted to Marry Her"
"I took a boys' trip with a bunch of friends from college. We went to Miami to hit the beach and go clubbing. Past
- Cosmopolitan.com | Work + Money – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 11:17 PM EST
Your Tuesday just got a whole lot more fun. That's because it's National Margarita Day (almost as awesome as National Whipped Cream Day, right?) and we're hooking you up with five yummy, new cocktail recipes. These are not your typical margs...
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Piña Perfection (That's the drink to the right. Yep, you can use any old glass for a margarita.)
Set aside the following ingredients:
1 1/4 oz. Don Julio Anejo
1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
Muddle the fresh rosemary in a cocktail shaker.
Combine the tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
Strain over ice into a highball glass.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Source: Brian Van Flandern, mixologist in New York City
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Eric Cohler, an interior designer in New York City who can make any room look great, comes to the rescue.
Q: I can't afford a headboard for my bed. How do I lose the dorm look?
A: Paint a headboard! It is cheap and takes no time at all. Choose a color that complements your bedding, and paint a large rectangle right above where your bed sits. Then, with a contrasting color, paint a 3- to 4-inch border around the rectangle.
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Q: I have a bunch of photos I want to display. Any suggestions on how?
A: Order varying sizes of prints on a Website like Shutterfly.com. Then buy the same frame in different sizes, and hang them in groups. If you want the display to be really fancy, pick frames that have mats in them.
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Q: What's a simple way to make my puny space appear bigger?Read More »from 6 Common Decorating Dilemmas â€” Solved
A: Most people stay away from dark-colored paint, but if you use a deep hue on only your ceiling or one wall, it helps it recede,
First there was Cinderella, then there was Carrie Bradshaw. We explain the fascinating reasons why footwear is seducing our imaginations - and emptying our wallets - more than ever.
By Mina Azodi
Long before spiked heels with exotic names (Louboutin, anyone?) became objects of desire, chicks have been shoe-crazy. But recently, we got proof of exactly how crazy: While sales of most things have plummeted thanks to the recession, footwear sales have gone up compared to the same period last year.
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Yes, buying a pair of shoes has always had near-supernatural effects - like instantly updating an outfit from last year or just making you feel hotter than hell - but that doesn't fully explain how footwear is beating the odds in sales. Trust science to have the answer: Turns out, we've always been wired for shoe lust, even when the going gets tough.
First of all, there's some seriousRead More »from Three Surprising Reasons For Your Shoe Obsession
Their hidden habits are embarrassing, so try to be kind when you learn the truth.
By Jon Wilde
In the era of blogs and social networking, you might not think men have many secrets anymore. Well, ha. We have a whole mess of undercover behavior you should know about. You'll respect us if we're honest, right?
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We Masturbate - a Lot
Yes, men think about sex, well, constantly, and that drives us to lengths that might surprise you. Maybe it's in the a.m., while you're showering. Or before you get home from work. Or even while you're asleep and we're still up, watching TV in the next room (thanks, Cinemax!). This isn't due to a flaw in our sex life; it's just part of our routine. "It's a relaxation technique," says Aaron*, 26. "My girlfriend has a glass of wine after work, and I masturbate my stress away."
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