He said WHAT?!The average dude fabricates something six times a day-that's twice as often as women-and with #LiesMenTellWomen trending on Twitter right now, some dudes are being called out. To try to get why guys are so crafty, we reached out to male relationship experts. Here are the most common whoppers men tell their girlfriends and wives-and what the real deal is behind each.
By Robin Hilmantel
Lie # 10: "I'm Stuck in Traffic"
"He figures it's much easier to just say this than to try to explain the real reason he's running late," says John Amodeo, author of The Authentic Heart. "Remember, men aren't as good at communicating as women are." The funny thing is, a guy will toss this line out even if what held him up is perfectly legitimate. Still, you shouldn't let it slide - it's a lie nonetheless.
Lie # 9: "It Wasn't That Expensive"
"Men like toys, and they don't like sensing your disapproval, even if you don't share a bank account," Amodeo says. He could also be dropping this fib to try to
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He said WHAT?!The average dude fabricates something six times a day-that's twice as often as women-and with #LiesMenTellWomen trending on Twitter right now, some dudes are being called out. To try to get why guys are so crafty, we reached out to male relationship experts. Here are the most common whoppers men tell their girlfriends and wives-and what the real deal is behind each.Read More »from Top 10 Lies Men Tell Women
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Tue, May 29, 2012 5:40 PM EDT
Oops, did you just? Heh...Every couple will have awkward situation now and then. What matters is how you handle it. We talked to Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D., author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dating, for relationship advice on navigating these love dilemmas.Read More »from How You Should Handle Those Awkward Relationship Moments
By Carolyn Kylstra
You Accidentally Farted
Laugh it off. Sure, you'd obviously prefer your guy think you're perfect 100 percent of the time. But that's just not realistic and that's okay. So giggle about it... and then move on quickly. He'll dig that you're down to earth, and that you feel comfortable around him.
He Doesn't Introduce You As His Girlfriend
Wait to address it until you get home. Bringing it up at the party, or correcting him in front of others, can make a totally normal situation turn uncomfortable. When you're alone (and not tipsy) ask him about it. The key is to be non-confrontational-you don't want him to feel attacked. Make it a conversation about the both of you, which makes him feel as if you're on a team. Say, "When we're at a party
Avoid bra-less blunders.Bras: they're not the most comfortable underpinning but they are necessary when it comes to supporting what your mama gave you. Still, we get it-sometimes you just want to skip the straps, hooks, and underwire and go free-boobin'-especially if you're wearing a top or dress that exposes your back or dips low in front.
By Carly Cardellino
But, going bra-less isn't exactly for everyone. Stepping out sans support is easier for women with smaller breasts since their tatas stay in place, while those with larger chests tend to jiggle around. Case in point: Lindsay Lohan's recent boob-bouncing entrance into a photo shoot.
Wanna go bra-less but not sure how? Use these tips as your guide:
1. Never go to work without wearing a bra. Period.
2. Skip silk or lightweight fabrics. Their sheer quality will give people more than an eyeful.
3. Beware of loose-fitting tops. If you bend down they may lend to a wardrobe malfunction that you won't be able to live down.
4. If you're aRead More »from Wanna Go Bra-Less This Summer? Here's How!
Bet you didn't know your flat iron could do this!Your flat iron is your go-to tool for stick-straight strands, but it's way more than a one-trick pony. Here are the secrets to becoming a flat iron ninja.Read More »from 5 Cool Ways to Use Your Flat Iron
By Elisa Benson
Put a Crimp in Your Style
Crimping (the non-80s way) is one of the easiest things you can do with a flat iron-and the effect is subtle and current, not dated.
To create a cool crimp, start with straight locks, grab a one-inch section of hair and position your flat iron at the root. Begin twisting your wrist back and forth, slowly, as you glide the iron all the way down to your ends. Repeat until all strands have been tended to.
Related: 20 Sexy Ideas For Long Hair
Chalk Your Hair
Love the pink tips so many celebs are sporting these days? Try it, temporarily, by "chalking" your hair with soft chalk pastels (available at any art supply store). After running the chalk over your strands to saturate your tips with color (do it outside 'cause the stuff gets everywhere), use your flat iron to seal in the "new" hue so it
Read this before you go on Facebook again. You already know how important it is to clean up your Facebook and Twitter accounts when you're job-hunting-especially now that some employers are asking to look at your social media pages during the interview process. But now we know what they're looking for.Read More »from What Employers Are Looking for on Facebook
By Korin Miller
According to a new CareerBuilder.com survey, employers say they're on the hunt for these red flags:
* Inappropriate or provocative photos (49 percent)
* Information about a candidate drinking or using drugs (45 percent)
* Poor communication skills (35 percent)
* Discriminatory comments about other people (28 percent)
* Lying about qualifications (22 percent)
Apparently you don't have to stress over your Twitter feed as much: 65 percent of employers said they home in on Facebook, while 63 percent look at LinkedIn. Only 16 percent look at Twitter.
Oh, hello. Need help applying sunscreen?Body language experts say that guys are way flirtier at the beach. (Hello, that's what your slammin' body on display does to a dude.) His actions can tell you a ton about his hook-up potential and availability, so here's a guide to the sand and surf behavior that screams "I Want You."Read More »from How to Read His Beach Body Language
By Brittany Talarico
He Strolls the Beach With a Bouncy Step
If you spot a hottie walking back and forth near your chair or towel with some pep in his step, pay attention. "A lively stroll conveys confidence and interest," says body language expert Lillian Glass, PhD. He's showing himself off for you, and it's an early clue that he wants you to notice him.
Related: Sneaky Stuff His Body Language Reveals
His Toes Are in the Sand...Pointed At You
"Even if his eyes and head are focused somewhere else, if his feet are directed your way and dig into the sand, he's planted himself next to you to show interest," explains Glass. Same goes for his upper body: If he positions his chest and shoulders at you, even
But we heard milk does the body good...Sugar has gotten a bad rap recently, and with good reason-it can make you pack on lbs, and a new study even found that it can screw with your smarts. Sure, ditching candy will help you cut back, but sugar is hidden in some foods you wouldn't expect. Experts called out the biggest offenders.Read More »from 8 Surprising Foods that Are Loaded with Sugar
By Korin Miller
Drinking milk is a great way to get your daily calcium intake, but it has a whopping 12 grams of sugar per serving. Want to skip the extra sweetness? Get your calcium from broccoli and dark leafy greens like spinach, and limit your milk intake to one cup or less (think: a small latte) per day.
Greek yogurt is a wonder food-it's packed with filling protein and loaded with calcium-but flavored versions can contain up to 20 grams of sugar. Opt for an unflavored one instead (it has nearly a third of the amount of sugar) and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top for extra taste.
Related: 12 Foods That Won't Make Your Bloat
Energy BarsWhyyyy? It's so tasty! Snack bars that are packed with
He wants to hear you say THIS...Lately, we've been hearing the same relationship complaint from dudes. Even though they know to call out how awesome your hair/dress/sense of humor is, they feel like they're not getting the same love back. We consulted the guys at ModernMan.com for their take on the ego-boosting compliments guys are secretly craving from you.Read More »from 8 Compliments Your Man Wants to Hear
By Korin Miller
"No One Makes Me Laugh Like You Do"
Guys place a lot of weight on being funny, and they want to know you dig their sense of humor, too. This statement is better than a simple "you're hilarious!" because it broadcasts that he's the funniest guy you know-a massive ego-booster.
"You Give The Best Advice"
Not only do men like to be asked to help solve problems, they want to know that you're listening (and appreciating) what they have to say.
Related: Top 10 Things He Doesn't Want to Hear About Your Ex
"You're So Big"
That's pretty much a given, right? Even if they're crazy well-endowed, a lot of guys aren't sure how they stack up against other,
Cameron may hate her new haircut, but we love it!If you've ever had a less than fortunate haircut (who hasn't?!), or are currently trying to grow one out now, these tips from celebrity stylist Jeanie Syfu can help save your strand sanity. (And possibly prevent a tress tragedy from happening at your next appointment.)Read More »from How to Deal with a Bad Haircut
By Carly Cardellino
We think her hair looks ah-mazing, but even A-lister Cameron Diaz recently said she "burst into tears" after getting an accidental new short haircut (she just wanted a trim).
Read on for ways to get through the dreaded grow-out phase with ease...
Accessorize Your 'Do
Incorporating chic hair accessories or exposed bobby pins into your style helps lessen the look of a cut gone wrong. Got a too-short cut? Twist a few sections away from your face and secure it with a pin to create a quasi-updo.
Related: 7 Ways to Look Hot While You Travel
Have Fun with Your Hair
Changing up your look with a curling iron, flat iron, or diffuser can make your tresses more tolerable until they grow out. Who knows, you
Texting him will get you a more honest response.Next time you need your man to answer a pressing question, you might want to ask him over text.Read More »from How to Get Your Guy to Be Honest
By Korin Miller
According to a new study from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, people give more honest answers when they text, and also tend to provide more details than they do when they answer a question in person.
For example, if you snap a pic of a dress you're not totally sold on and text it to him, your man is more likely to say something like, "I like it because it makes your boobs look great" versus "I like it" or "it's okay" if you ask him in person.
Related: WTF Texts From My Guy
For their research, scientists asked 600 iPhone users questions-some in person and some via text-like "how often do you exercise?" and "during the last month, how many movies did you watch?" Overall, they found people answered questions better over text-even when they were distracted by walking around or shopping.
Researchers say they have to do more work to find out why-it