Remember that scrawny guy who was into you in high school? Maybe you should have given him a shot.According to a study conducted at the University of Westminster, stronger men make awful boyfriends. The study surveyed 327 straight British men, more than a third of whom were single, and discovered that the more muscular the participant, the more likely he was to have sexist beliefs and hostility toward women. Yikes!
The correlation between brawny men and sexist beliefs is rooted in traditional gender roles. "We think men who hold oppressive beliefs about women and gender equality are also more likely to endorse traditional stereotypes of masculinity, which includes the muscular physique," the study authors wrote. So oftentimes, men who are already sexist strive to be muscular, because that upholds their idea of what a "real man" should look like.
The researchers also claimed that in societies where patriarchal structures are being challenged, men may attempt to prove their masculinity by bettering their bodies. Basically, men who are around women in power tend to feel
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Remember that scrawny guy who was into you in high school? Maybe you should have given him a shot.According to a study conducted at the University of Westminster, stronger men make awful boyfriends. The study surveyed 327 straight British men, more than a third of whom were single, and discovered that the more muscular the participant, the more likely he was to have sexist beliefs and hostility toward women. Yikes!Read More »from Science Says: Don't Date Muscular Guys!
Learn how to make friends and make time for dating, too!Do you feel like you spend your entire life doing things for everyone else? Are you constantly doing presentations at work, making dinner, doing laundry and running your kids to soccer practice or ballet class? Sometimes it's just too much! Does a single mom ever get a break?Read More »from 5 Ways for Single Moms to Have More Fun
Don't feel like you have time to date? You've just got to know how to use a little magic. What yo need is to make some new friends that are just like you. Here are some dating tricks for any single mom. You won't need to pull a rabbit out of your hat, but you might want to grab the smartphone out of that cute eco-friendly diaper bag because you're going to need it to call your new friends! Read More: Is There Any Way To Ensure A Great First Date? VIDEO
1. Find cool, single women that have kids close to your kids' age. You find these busy women in the waiting room at gymnastics practice, yoga class or even a PTA meeting; I've even gone on Match.com to find single women. I made good friend on there that is really
- YourTango.com | Parenting – Thu, Jun 28, 2012 4:18 PM EDT
Nick Lachey's wife is stoked about the bun in her oven and its effects on her bod!Soon-to-be-mommy Vanessa Lachey recently appeared on Bethenny Frankel's talk show, glowing throughout the entire interview and proudly showing off her 7-month rotund baby bump (which we just learned is harboring a boy. Eek!) Read More: Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo's Exuberant Wedding ShowerRead More »from Vanessa Lachey Loves Everything About Being Pregnant
"I love everything about being pregnant!" She exclaimed, according to Us Weekly. "It's empowering as a woman to be able to go through this process and create a human being." Vanessa also candidly added, "It was so amazing to walk out and do the show and not have to worry about sucking it in!"
But, don't think that her pregnancy has been all easy and fun. Mrs. Lachey admits there are some changes she's not so keen on. According to the magazine, she's a bit fed up with how her belly button's been reacting to her burgeoning belly. Apparently her innie has become an outtie. Not uncommon, but nonetheless, a bit strange.
"(At first) I thought, I wouldn't mind if (my belly button) popped because
- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Jun 28, 2012 3:23 PM EDT
You thought your relationship with your partner was perfect. Happily ever after wasn't just a dream, it was your reality. Then, suddenly, you learn your man has been cheating on you. You wonder: Is there any way our relationship can be salvaged?
In this video, counselor, relationship coach and YourTango Expert Dr. Tammy Nelson answers the question: Can a relationship really survive an affair? The answer, she says is both "yes" and "no," explaining that, in certain instances, an affair works as the non-verbal catalyst to end a relationship that one (or both) partners would like to end for good. Meanwhile, in other cases, infidelity can truly work to strengthen the relationship.
Want to learn more? Check out the video above.
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- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Jun 27, 2012 4:26 PM EDT
What's worse than getting caught up in your own personal drama? Getting caught up in somebody else's personal drama.
So, what would you do if a close confidante confided in you that she was cheating on her husband? As her friend, you might feel obliged to keep it a secret. After all, she implicitly asked you not to tell a soul. Eventually, however, you might be overcome by guilt and wonder whether you should tell her spouse about her infidelity.
In this video, marriage educator and YourTango Expert John Gray, Ph.D. explains that although this situation can be tricky, whether or not you should divulge the information all depends on the strength of your relationships, both with your friend and with her spouse. Dr. Gray emphasizes the delicacy of this situation, adding, "We shouldn't go around telling everyone everything we know. There's something called confidentiality." Read More: Why Do Men Get Married? VIDEO
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- YourTango.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Jun 27, 2012 4:10 PM EDT
A new study reveals that many cheaters get drunk and then have condom-less sex. Yikes!Much like a serious illness, cheating is often betrayed by unsightly symptoms. Common ailments include: Shifty eyes, lipstick on the collar, the scent of another woman's (or man's) musk and, of course, STDs.
Yes, I just said STDs.
A new study revealed that unfaithful people are less likely to use condoms. Even worse, the lack of love glove often stemmed from the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to the findings from the University of Michigan study.
So, not only are people cheating on their partners, but they're doing it without regard for their sexual health. Ultimately, this puts their primary partner - you know, the one they're supposed to be faithful to - in jeopardy, especially if the condom-less sex continues in the "monogamous" bedroom.
Fact of the matter is, you shouldn't cheat. But no matter what you decide to do, use a condom.
Have you ever been cheated on?
Written by Kait Smith for YourTango.com.
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Sure, it started casually, but it could lead to lasting love.Bring on summertime! It's time for cookouts, beach trips, swimming, volleyball, parties on the patio and much much more. For some singles, it's also time for a summer fling. With the heat of summer can easily come the heat of romance.Read More »from 5 Signs that Your Summer Fling is the Real Deal
You might find yourself hooking up with some good looking man or woman and initially, you intend on keeping things light and commitment-free. Maybe you and this new person in your life end up going out, and you continue to hang out together and, at a certain point, you start to wonder: "Are we just having fun, or is this turning into something more?"
The tricky thing about a summer fling is that you might not be sure what exactly "this" is, and you might not even be clear about how you feel. You and your special someone may have said that neither of you were looking for a serious relationship. Maybe you met while on vacation so you're not even from the same city!
As casual as you've been about this "thing" you've got going on, in the back of your mind,
Make the most of the summer with these family-oriented activities!It's finally summer break! There's no more homework, no more teacher conferences and no more school carpools. The schedule is now relaxed and the school year pressure for both you and your kids is diminished. But, what exactly do you do with all that free time to avoid kid boredom and parental frustration? Here are seven fun activities to keep the body and brain exercised and having fun during the summer months:Read More »from 7 Fun Activities to Do This Summer with Your Kids
1. Do housework together. Pick a "family" project that everyone can get excited about. Something in and/or around the house that can be fixed, organized, improved, expanded or minimized is a great project that everyone can get involved in. Having the family work towards a common goal can promote both bonding and a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.
Plant a garden, clean out the attic, re-do an area of the family room, create a "game room," paint the kids' rooms, put stencils up on the border of the kids' walls, etc. You get the picture.
The project doesn't have to be
'Fifty Shades of Grey' has given rise to the term mommy porn. Here's what's wrong with that.Mommy porn is a phrase that's been bandied about a lot lately-as we all know-because of the wild success of Fifty Shades of Grey.Read More »from The Issue with "Mommy Porn"
But why the term when it's really just erotica? Is it because women's sexuality is still taboo and needs to be categorized? Is it because the idea of women enjoying something as "scandalous" as BDSM is so threatening that it needs to be termed "mommy porn" to diminish its potency?
In a society where sexually experienced women are "hos" but their male counterparts are "players," women are branded as sluts for wanting birth control or bitches because they're aggressive at work, the term "mommy porn" is just another way to demean female sexual desire.
Categorizing porn as something only mothers would find appealing is a subtle dig aimed at women who are expressing their sexual nature. One would think from all the media hoopla that mothers are sexually repressed bores who are suddenly finding themselves turned on again. Calling the book "mommy porn" is
Good-bye, Doug! What I have to admit that I'm an obsessive fan of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchise. Since 2003, I've watched too many crying breakdowns in limousines, steamy hot tub kisses and beautiful proposals that rarely become weddings. However, it wasn't until this season with beauty and single mom Emily Maynard that I began to realize The Bachelorette is more than just my Monday-night guilty pleasure.Read More »from 8 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelorette'
Skeptics believe that The Bachelorette is fake and there's no hope for finding love on a reality show, especially with the show's success rate, or lack thereof. Well, I am going to be skeptical of the skeptics and claim that there are some universal love lessons women can learn from this show regardless of whether the couples end up together forever.
This season, the show's eighth, is also the first time we have a very levelheaded bachelorette who knows what she wants and doesn't take any crap from the men. She has already eliminated obnoxious Kalon and smooth-talking Ryan, and has kept