Is food choice really a dealbreaker?Okay, we get that couples are more compatible when they share the same views on politics, religion, and what makes for a killer Saturday night. But, according to new research, eating habits are right up there, too. Yup, eating habits.
By Korin Miller
A new Match.com survey of 4,000 people found that 30 percent of meat-eaters wouldn't date a vegetarian or vegan. Interestingly enough, only four percent of vegetarians wouldn't date a meat-eater.
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We'd understand it more if a good portion of vegetarians wouldn't date carnivores since they're clearly opposed to meat, but what's up with the reversal? Experts say it could be because eating meat was a luxury to our caveman ancestors, so when someone rejects that, it touches a primal nerve that almost feels like they're refusing to kick back and enjoy themselves with you.
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The survey also found that 66 percent of people think picky eating is
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Is food choice really a dealbreaker?Okay, we get that couples are more compatible when they share the same views on politics, religion, and what makes for a killer Saturday night. But, according to new research, eating habits are right up there, too. Yup, eating habits.Read More »from Why Some Meat-Eaters Won't Date Vegetarians
Don't forget your wide-brim hat!Traveling can get a little tricky since you can't take every single beauty product you own with you-and there's no way of knowing what you'll need on the fly. These 11 tips and tricks of the trade just might come in handy this fourth of July weekend...or anytime you're on the go.Read More »from 10 Beauty Tricks to Try when You're Traveling
By Carly Cardellino
Use Butter as Lip Balm
If your lips get parched on a plane and you realize you totally forgot to pack some lip balm, ask the flight attendant for a packet of butter (the ones that usually come with your meal). In a pinch it makes for an amazing (and yummy) substitute for a salve, since it will keep your lips soft and moist.
Swipe Deodorant on...Your Face
If you're spending time in a super-hot location, try this celebrity makeup artist trick: Swipe your deodorant clean, and then swipe it over spots you're likely to sweat on your face (like your forehead and upper lip). The ingredients that keep your underarms from sweating will work the same way on your face. (Just don't do this step
Protect his skin from the sun, while turning him on.We know you wouldn't hit the beach without slathering on the SPF. But your guy? Not so gung ho when it comes to the goopy stuff. That'll change if you apply it for him using these body-tingling strokes. Take off his shirt, squeeze out a shotglass-size amount of sunscreen into your hands, and launch a heat wave through his body.Read More »from 6 Sexy Massages Your Man Will Love
By Annie Daly
Back Stroke Bliss
After coating his entire back in sunscreen, place your palms on either side of his lower spine, your fingers facing out, not up. Push your palms out to the sides, slowly working your way up his toward his shoulders without removing your hands from his body, then back down again.
The Nipple Effect
Slowly and lightly graze your fingers in circles around the outer edges of his nipples. His headlights are huge erogenous zones, and they also get sunburned easily-so giving them some lotion love is a total win-win.
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Use your index finger to sensually trace Xs into three spots
A Virgo? Then a yoga retreat is what you need.Stumped on where to take a vacation? If you're obsessed with reading your horoscope, have a little fun with your plans, and pick your vacay according to your astrological sign. Astrologer Joanna Martine Woolfolk, author of The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need swears by these options.Read More »from Cool Vacation Ideas Based on Your Horoscope
By Korin Miller
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Aries like adventure and doing unusual things, so sky-diving, rock-climbing, or going on a cool river cruise through a remote location are all good picks for you.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Tauruses are laid-back, and love homey destinations that are a little exotic. Try heading to a place that's known for good food and beautiful scenery, like Tuscany or California's Napa Valley.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis like to be busy, so plan something with a variety of activities. Opt for a place that has cool day trip options. Love beach vacays? Choose a place where you can go parasailing, kayaking, surfing, etc., so you don't get bored.
You'll reach the big O every. Single. Time.Orgasms are a tricky thing: Sometimes you can have great sex without having one, and other times you have the best one ever and it totally rocks your world. These expert tips will practically guarantee the latter-let's just say we hope you're on VERY good terms with your neighbors...Read More »from 9 Ways Have an Orgasm Every Single Time
By Annie Daly
1. During doggie-style, have your guy suddenly go really deep, so he strokes your G-spot with each thrust. It's an extra push that'll help you reach blast off.
2. When you feel your climax coming on, squeeze your PC muscles for five seconds, then release them and do it again. The moves creates an intense friction against his penis, which will help speed you to that point of no return.
3. Have him give you oral, his tongue on your clitoris gently, while he swivels his finger inside you at the same time. This combo works like a charm, and he'll feel like the man, since he's totally in control.
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4. When you're on top, lean forward and then grind back and
Hold up! Just because your relationship hit a bumpy road, it doesn't you should throw in the towel.Experts say important milestones in your relationship, like a five-year anniversary, are when you typically evaluate things. Luckily, the eval doesn't always end like Katie and Tom-sometimes being honest about your love life's shortcomings (and fixing them) can make you and your man even stronger. Here are the signs you have the five-year itch-and what to do about them.Read More »from 6 Ways to Beat the 5-Year Itch
By Korin Miller
The Blinders Are Off
Whether you're dating or married, at the five-year mark, you're more aware of the things that are tripping up your relationship, says Bethany Marshall, PhD, author of Deal Breakers. Of course, no relationship is perfect, but if things are dysfunctional, you might realize that you're working harder than he is to fix things. A good sign: When you're both trying hard to make things better.
You Suddenly Want to Do Your Own Thing
Everyone does it, says Marshall-you kind of lose yourself in the relationship for the first few years because a) it's exciting and b) you want to work hard to
The Plyometric LungeWhen you guys talk, we listen. And we've been hearing a lot of requests lately for exercises that firm up your thighs. Amber Edwards, group fitness manager at Equinox Soho in New York City, offered up these little moves. Try one or all of them, and you'll get killer legs in no time.Read More »from 9 Little Moves to Score Sexy, Toned Thighs
By Korin Miller
The Plyometric Lunge
Start in a lunge position with your right leg in front. Your front knee should be bent so that it is directly over the heel, forming a 90 degree angle. Jump straight up as you switch legs, landing in a lunge position with your left leg in front. Repeat this, alternating legs, eight times.
The Plie Squat
Start with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width, with your toes pointed out on a diagonal. Squat down with your knees opening wide until they are almost in line with your hips. Hold this position for three seconds and start again, repeating eight times.
The Ball Squeeze
Lie on the floor with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Place a ball or similar object
Help your guy out.Okay-we get it. No matter how much you love your guy, there are always going to be things about him that drive you nuts. But trying to, uh, tweak him can get tricky. Enter the guys at ModernMan.com-they swear these subtle moves will fix his issues.Read More »from 10 Ways to Change Your Man
By Korin Miller
He Has a Crappy Hairdo
Odds are, he doesn't even know it. Buy him a gift certificate to a nice barber shop-the kind that gives shaves, etc. It doesn't need to be super high-end, but chances are he'll get a much better cut there and appreciate the ambience. Then compliment the hell out of the haircut.
He Burps and Farts In Front of You
You should be completely upfront with him on this one: Tell him that if he's going to treat you like one of his buddies, you're going to sleep with him as often as one of his buddies will. That should shut that down really fast.
He Dresses Like a Hobo
Every man has that ripped tee he's obsessed with, but if he has a closet full of them, create occasions that will make him dress up a little
Uh, what's your name again?It happens all the damn time: You meet someone at a party and seconds later can't remember her name. What's up with that?Read More »from How to Remember Someone's Name
By Korin Miller
Kansas State University professor Richard Harris told ScienceDaily.com that it's not because you have a crummy memory; you just aren't that into her. Harris discovered that it's our interest (or lack thereof) in something or someone that makes us remember names.
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Also, if we know we'll never see someone again, or they just don't grab our attention, their names just won't stick with us.
So, what should you do to avoid awkward WTF-is-her-name-again? moments in the future? Harris recommends making it a habit to repeat someone's name back to them, like "Hi, so-and-so-it's nice to meet you" to help you remember.
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And if you've already met and you're clueless as to someone's name, just "introduce" them to someone else with a, "Have you two met?" Then listen for the name (sneaky,
Sure, he can do the dishes. No problem!Every once in a while, we come across a study that we're amped about. And this one, we freaking love.Read More »from Why Men Are Happier when They Do Chores
By Korin Miller
New research from The University of Cambridge has found that men are happier when they do chores. Um, yes please!
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For the study, scientists surveyed men from seven different countries and asked them questions used to measure their happiness, like whether they feel fulfilled in life and whether they wake up feeling refreshed.
They were also asked to answer questions about their work-life balance, and how much time they spent on chores like cooking, doing dishes, and grocery shopping.
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Researchers discovered that men who did more chores tended to report less work-life conflict and were happier overall than the ones who didn't help out.
So next time your man "forgets" to clean the bathroom or do the dishes, you might want to point out that he should just do it already. After all,