Having an older man might not be as cool as it seems. Are you a high school freshman dating a college freshman? A 23-year-old dating her 50-year-old boss? Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend? Continue reading.
By Anna Breslaw
1. However cool it makes you is exactly how lame it makes him. You might feel like Joan Jett when he picks you up in his Seville outside the high school in front of all your friends, but he is being mercilessly mocked by all of the women in his life for dating a 14-year-old.
2. It's not super-sweet and romantic of him when he buys you beer and/or gets you a fake. If you're an inexperienced drinker who feels it after 2 bottles of Mike's Hard, that benefits him, not you.
3. Among the biggest reasons that he likes you is because you're young.
Yes, he might be into you because you like the same bands and you act "mature for your age." (Has he ever told you that you have "an old soul?" Puke.) But mostly, it's the fact that he's your first. Not necessarily just sexually, but myriad other ways, too: The first guy you watch The
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Having an older man might not be as cool as it seems. Are you a high school freshman dating a college freshman? A 23-year-old dating her 50-year-old boss? Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend? Continue reading.Read More »from 17 Harsh Truths About Your Older Boyfriend
We've all made these mistakes on Facebook.Facebook is good for two things: staying in touch with people - and stalking them.Read More »from 9 Facebook Stalking Fails Everyone Makes
By Dara Adeeyo
You've Facebook stalked and you know it. Maybe you're Facebook stalking right now in another tab right next to this one. I'm here to tell you it's nothing to be ashamed of - everyone's lurked on someone's Facebook page because they've hooked up with the person, or want to hook up with the person, or want to see the last person the stalkee has hooked up with. Of course, no one wants to be identified as Facebook creeping, so when you make your stalking obvious - which is awfully easy to do when you're rolling two glasses of wine deep - it's pretty embarrassing. But these Facebook stalking fails should be something we can bond over, rather than just feel horribly ashamed of.
1. The Search Bar Fail
Placing the name of the stalkee in your status instead of the search bar. Now as friends scroll through their news feeds looking at cat videos and engagement pics, they'll see your status is
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 23, 2013 10:47 AM EDT
A new study says that booze won't get you down. You might physically feel like complete crap the day after downing six too many mojitos, but drinking won't get you down mentally, according to new research out of Australia.Read More »from Booze Doesn't Give You a Case of the Sads After All
By Natasha Burton
Looking at over 3,000 old dudes, and focusing on how certain genetic mutations might play a role in how people metabolize alcohol, clinical neuroscientists from The University of Western Australia debunked the long-held myth that alcohol causes depression.
"Because of the observational nature of the association between alcohol and depression, and the risk of confounding and bias that comes with observational studies, it is difficult to be entirely certain that the relationship is causal," lead researcher Professor Osvaldo Almeida said. "For example, people who drink too much may also smoke, have poor diets and other diseases that could explain the excess number of people with depression among heavy drinkers."
Related: Benefits of Alcohol
But while booze may not give you a permanent sad face,
Everyone makes these mistakes in their twenties. For instance, dropping $115 on unicorn horn powder at Sephora won't make your life perfect.Read More »from 20 Mistakes that Everyone Makes in Their Twenties
By Anna Breslaw
1. Not getting enough sleep.
"But Anna," you ask, "How can I sleep when there are so many mistakes to make?!" Don't worry, you have an entire decade's worth of days and evenings to irrevocably mess up your life. (1.5. Not washing the pillowcases often enough. Once a week, or else your skin will suffer.)
2. Being addicted to social media.
He liked that picture of your cat on Facebook, and then you retweeted his tweet, and then you trolled all of his friends' Instagrams to try to find out if he was dating someone else, and then he posted a news article to your wall that related to this inside joke you guys have, and by the way, it is a beautiful day outside.
3. Washing your hair too much.
Yes, too much, especially if it's not stick-straight! By the time I was 24 my hair had the consistency of tree bark. Skip a few shampoos and just condition, or use dry shampoo! I
Most women first cheat at work. The misguided work crush: It's happened to all of us at some point or another. You're staying at the office later than usual to finish a major project, ordering takeout, and bonding over the fact that you now have no life when suddenly your super nerdy male coworker, who up until this point reminded you of Zack Galifianakis, starts looking more and more Bradley Cooper-esque. Hey, lack of sleep plus lack of social time with non-work people will do that to you.Read More »from Most Women First Cheat with Someone at Work
By Natasha Burton
However, even a random, weird crush can turn into something more, according to a new study commissioned by cheating-dating site Victoria Milan: After surveying over 3,000 women, the results show that of the women out there who cheat on their partner or spouse, it's a coworker who causes them to succumb to temptation that very first time. What's more, nearly 30 percent report that they were unexpectedly inspired to cheat by a colleague or their boss in the first place (i.e. they developed some kind of work
Anthony Bourdain explains the sexiest thing women can do on a date.Anthony Bourdain, TV's most adventurous chef, explains why it's hot to lose your inhibitions and go all in on a meal. Relax, experiment, get messy.Read More »from The Sexiest Thing You Can Do on a Date
As told to Liz Plosser.
You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together. If your date makes the experience uptight and restrictive, well, the sex is going to be horrible too. Eating is best when there is spontaneity and variety. I'm very type-A, and many things in my life are about control and domination, but eating should be a submissive experience, where you let down your guard and enjoy the ride.
I don't have much patience for people who are self-conscious about the act of eating, and it irritates me when someone denies themselves the pleasure of a bloody hunk of steak or a pungent French cheese because of some outdated nonsense about what's appropriate or attractive. Stop worrying about how your breath's going to smell, whether there's beurre blanc on your face, or whether ordering the braised pork belly will make
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Sep 17, 2013 3:32 PM EDT
Boobs might not be a good idea on Tinder, but maybe this is. For the record, no one's boobs look good when magnified by ten and cropped to fill an entire profile picture. No matter how great your rack is.Read More »from 11 Things Women Should Absolutely Not Do on Tinder
By David Fox
I first heard about Tinder, the app known as Grindr for straight people, from a friend several months ago. I joined partly out of curiosity, and partly in hopes I'd easily meet a summer (or, let's be realistic - one-night) fling. But once on the app, which matches men and women based on geographic location and Facebook interests, I quickly discovered that a number of women on The Tinder could be a girl (the girl) I bring home to Mom. People on the app want to get laid, but many of them also want to get consistently laid by the same person. You know, have a relationship. Most of my female acquaintances on the app reported learning the same of the guys. And now, Tinder seems less like a hook-up app than the de facto tool for virtually vetting potential life partners (worry about your awkward "how we met" story later). I've
Not everybody can be BFF at work.Starting a new job is pretty much exactly the same as being the new kid on the first day of school. You wear your best outfit, you have no idea where you're going, you're not quite sure how lunch works (do the cool kids eat at the cafeteria or bring from home?), but for the most part, everyone is really helpful and nice to you. Until you realize that a certain percentage of them are secretly crazy and horrible in ways that no one warned you about. These coworkers can actually be worse - and tend to be harder to spot - than a crazy boss. Let's review so you can be prepared:Read More »from 6 Coworkers No One Warns You About
By Alexandra Martell
1. The Coworker Who Refuses to Get on the Same Boat as Everyone Else
Remember how much you hated doing group projects in school, because there was always that one person who just refused to get on board with the rest of the group? You know the one: he gets an idea in his head, right or wrong, and refuses to let it go until you've sent him about 17 emails explaining the problem.
Don't be this couple.We're all for showing affection when we're out and about with our dudes. But there is certainly a line where displaying some love goes from warm and fuzzy to downright grody. Here are eight can't-believe-they're real stories of PDA that was taken to a whole 'nother level. Don't try these...ever.Read More »from 8 Cringe-Worthy Stories of when PDA Goes Too Far
By Natasha Burton
1. The Double Cup-Age
"I was at an outdoor concert listening to the band play when I saw the couple in front of me sitting with their hands down the backside of each other's pants, cupping each other's butts if you will. The dude's crack was totally showing, too. Ick." -Alex, 26
2. The Mile High Fondle
"On a recent flight, I sat with a European couple who was very touchy. But I was still surprised when I woke up from a mid-flight nap to see the woman giving the guy a handjob under the airline blanket. Right next to me." -Rene, 27
3. The Sea Monster Spotting
"Every time I go on a tropical vacation, it seems like there is always that one couple obviously sexing it up in
Prepare for a "gang of rainbow warriors" with some French Riviera glamour for good measure.
By Carly Cardellino
New York Fashion Week is nigh-inspiring the usual mix of excitement and anxiety. Allow these lovely croquis sketches-as well as what inspired these designers' collections-to give you a closer at what to scoop up come March!
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