I'd like to issue a sincere apology to my no doubt enormous female readership: As of this coming Saturday, I will officially be off the market. For the I'm-sure-considerable number of you who only read AskMen on the weekends and search for me by name, by the time you read this, I will already be someone else's husband, which will be equal parts upsetting and shocking. It's been a wild ride, women of the world, and I'm truly sorry for your loss. My lasting consolation gift to you and your kind is the knowledge that someday I will produce offspring, and if those offspring happen to be male, perhaps your progeny will have the opportunity to experience (albeit in genetically diluted form) what henceforth only one woman ever will.
Marriage is an odd and confusing thing. It's not unlike when a young boy first discovers that rubbing his wiener feels really good. He doesn't know why, he just knows that it's something he wants to do, and it won't be until later on when he understands
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- AskMen | Love + Sex – Fri, May 10, 2013 12:53 PM EDT
I'd like to issue a sincere apology to my no doubt enormous female readership: As of this coming Saturday, I will officially be off the market. For the I'm-sure-considerable number of you who only read AskMen on the weekends and search for me by name, by the time you read this, I will already be someone else's husband, which will be equal parts upsetting and shocking. It's been a wild ride, women of the world, and I'm truly sorry for your loss. My lasting consolation gift to you and your kind is the knowledge that someday I will produce offspring, and if those offspring happen to be male, perhaps your progeny will have the opportunity to experience (albeit in genetically diluted form) what henceforth only one woman ever will.Read More »from Notes on Marriage from a Guy's Last Days of Being Single
Sex And Parenthood
It's pretty much assumed that kids are sex killers. Internet confessionals are an easy way to gather anecdotes about decreased bedroom activity, and shared, shameful conversations with friends seem to confirm it. It's normal: Kids are exhausting, physically, mentally and emotionally. Who has the energy to have sex after you've spent hours cooking, bathing, dressing and reading bedtime stories, especially if you, as I do, reward yourself with a one-beer minimum for making it through the night?Read More »from The Realities of Sex and Parenthood
According to a British study released last summer, 63% of new parents admit their sex lives have deteriorated. The numbers are grim: 28% say they have sex once a month, 5% once a year and 7% at not at all. That's a depressing 40% of new parents whose sexual activity has cratered following the birth of their child. No sex please, we're British indeed.
The news isn't all depressing. The numbers will fluctuate wildly, depending on where you look. The women-oriented news and information website
10 Ways To Improve Your Relationship
Do you feel like your relationship isn't quite what it used to be? To help you revive your relationship, we've reviewed a serious body of research to bring you the 10 most powerful, scientifically proven ways to improve virtually any relationship. These tips also happen to be the key ingredients that go into making a good relationship work, so even if you think everything's great, you can use this list as a diagnostic tool to make sure you and your partner are on the road to relationship bliss.
Solidify your friendship
How satisfied you feel in your relationship has to do with how connected you feel to your partner. Research suggests that our ability to connect with others (our attachment style) is influenced by our childhood experiences. According to Prior and Glasser (2006), 65% of children can be classified as having a secure attachment style, with the remaining 35% having an insecure attachment style.Read More »from The 10 Proven Ways to Improve Your Relationship
As an adult, an insecure attachment style is associated with a slew of
What's healthier than wheat thins?
Crackers are the new chips. I know we hear these types of over-the-top declarations every now and then, but I'm sticking by this one. These days, it's hard to tell the cracker aisle from the chip aisle. It used to look so safe. A few flavors of Triscuits, a box of Ritz and some Melba toast. But things have changed. Those boxes have begun to leap at us from the shelf with dazzling packages screaming language of smoked jalapeno or aged Canadian cheddar (do I really like Canadian cheddar more? Should I find out?). The problem is that we are being lulled into a sensation of "cracker complacency."Read More »from Snacks Healthier Than Wheat Thins
I'm not here to point fingers. But recently, I became mildly addicted to the new onslaught of flavored Wheat Thins. These things are incredible, and their name worked so well: "wheat" and "thins." My mind accepted that I was snacking healthily. But upon further analysis, one thing became clear. The Wheat Thin may not be much safer than some other treats.
Heartbreaking, but worth a
The Female Pickup Artist
It's not 1855 (or even 1955) anymore, so most of us understand that a woman making the first move isn't a reason to gather a posse and start a witch-hunt. A hot girl hits on you at a bar? Great. She strolls up to you at a show and coolly asks for your number? Even better. But what if she's a full-on 2013 Don Juan? What if she's memorized the rules of Neil Strauss' The Game, too, and can play you like a Russian chess champ?Read More »from The Rise of Female Pickup Artists
It's been almost eight years since The Game exposed the "secret" world of pickup artists (PUAs) and spawned hundreds of new ones who hit up the clubs and practiced gentlemanly tactics like manipulation and NEGS (things you say to a chick to slightly lower her self-esteem) to lure women into bed. The movement is still out there, even though it's mostly seen as lame, offensive and sleazy. But what would happen if the tables were turned -- if women became the PUAs? There are signs that, among some women, it's becoming a thing.
It's a pretty even playing field today,