Here's what to do when you get a confusing text from a guy.Sometimes deciphering men's texts can be like translating ancient Greek. Is he reall "LOL?" And when should you stop sending him that floating question mark after he is-or isn't-ignoring you? Enter HeTexted.com, a site where users upload screenshots of their maddening man texts for community commenting. HeTexted.com co-founder Carrie Henderson-McDermott breaks down the top nine man texts that confuse and enrage us.
By Carson Griffith
1. The Send-A-Pic Text
A common gateway to sexting, this is when your crush asks you to send a picture of yourself, sending you into a panic looking for good lighting, cute angles, and indecision over whether or not you should go the R- or G-rated route.
Example: "Your outfit sounds hot. Send a pic!"
What to do: Consider the recipient and make sure it's someone you really trust. "This is the text that guys send to see how far they can get you to go," says Henderson. "It rarely ends well. Our rule: If you wouldn't send it to your mother, don't send it."
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Mon, May 13, 2013 3:58 PM EDT
Here's what to do when you get a confusing text from a guy.Sometimes deciphering men's texts can be like translating ancient Greek. Is he reall "LOL?" And when should you stop sending him that floating question mark after he is-or isn't-ignoring you? Enter HeTexted.com, a site where users upload screenshots of their maddening man texts for community commenting. HeTexted.com co-founder Carrie Henderson-McDermott breaks down the top nine man texts that confuse and enrage us.Read More »from Top 9 Most Confusing Guy Texts – Finally Explained
CorbisSuppose that your partner hasn't been, shall we say, all that steamy between the sheets lately. No matter how much effort you put into improving the situation- primping everything that can be primped, dropping a small fortune on uncomfortable lingerie, putting together the perfect slow-jam playlist, decanting a bottle of robust pinot noir at bedside- you're unable to create enough of a spark to light a match, never mind a roaring, passionate fire.
And, understandably, you're quite irritated about the whole thing. You want to vent, desperately, lest your head explode with frustration. Do you phone a friend? Do you contact a lot of friends by sharing wry comments on Facebook, Twitter and other social media? Or do you unleash your angst on your own anonymous blog, sparing no detail, leaving no gripe behind? Blasting your partner online may temporarily make you feel better. It's cheaper than therapy. However, should your beloved stumble upon your online comments, the scarcity of lustyRead More »from Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Mon, May 13, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
The Nine of Pentacles card reversed suggests that you may be in a prime position to commemorate the end and the beginning of a cycle in your love life. A desire to be free and retreat may take precedence. Reject artificial or attention-getting behavior. Temporary lovers or shallow distractions may not cultivate trust or may bring only momentary fulfillment, for these things need constant replenishment and upkeep. Aimlessness, dependency or wasteful indulgences may not leave much room for the soul time you need in order to foster personal development. Instead, reclaim your sensuality by nurturing those wild, but finer things you may have taken for granted. Those simple things that you can count on to almost take care of themselves will give back in abundance.
Observe his postureResearch shows that 70 to 90 percent of our communication is nonverbal. Find out what your date is really telling you by looking at these 11 cues.Read More »from What His Body Language is Really Saying
1. Observe his posture
Leaning back with his arms crossed in front of him could mean that your date isn't into you-unless you are sitting at a chilly outdoor café and he's cold. His actions should match his words, so watch for verbal and nonverbal consistency. Telling you that he's having a great time while leaning back and looking toward the door or saying "yes" while shaking his head are bad signs.
2. What his smile means
A faux-happy smile ends at the lips, while a genuine one will make the corners of his eyes crinkle into crow's feet, which, according to experts, is one of the hardest things to fake.
3. His nose movement
Flared nostrils indicate increased heart rate, which could mean he's angry, sexually aroused-or both!
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4. Follow his feet
A body points toward
We love moms! We make sure to express our love as much as possible, but there is something about Mother's Day that makes us want to say it a little louder. Whether you're looking for advice, help, or just to chat, your mom is likely on speed dial. This is especially true while you're planning your wedding even if you're not totally on board with what she has to say. And let's not forget about the support of your groom's mom too!Read More »from PHOTOS: Top 10 - Moments of Moms at Weddings
These tips could help you keep your relationship healthy.Truth be told, keeping him happy in the sack isn't the (only) key to a healthy relationship. It takes some serious communication, openness, and-shout-out to Ben Affleck-work (!) to have a happy life with another human being. Consider these 10 tips from certified sex therapist Sari Cooper your healthy relationship bible.Read More »from 10 Secrets of Healthy Relationships
By Jessica Herman
1. Express Yourself
"One of the foundations of a healthy relationship is being able to express your feelings to your partner and learning how to listen," says Cooper. "Witnessing or mirroring [basically saying 'I get you'] is a good basic form of communication." But saying 'I get you' doesn't mean 'I agree with you.' In other words, hear him out, but don't just agree to keep the peace.
2. Schedule Quality Time Together
Particularly as you get further along in your relationship-moving in together, having kids, the whole shebang-you'll have plenty of logistical conversations that need to happen. Who's making sure the kids aren't stranded at soccer
- Oprah.com | Love + Sex – Fri, May 10, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
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The 14.5 Percent Tip
Dinner was lovely, and he made you laugh and, as promised, the chicken mole was nothing short of revelatory. But then, as you noticed and tried not to notice you were noticing, he was snippy to the waitstaff and left an underwhelming tip. Yes, you can spin this into a playful little debate about whether tips ought to be performance-based, and maybe it will be amusing in a Seinfeld-y way. Still. Think it through. He might have made charming conversation and looked meaningfully into your eyes, but if this relationship progresses, sister, someday you're going to be the one bringing him a plate of spaghetti and getting the stink eye.
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Bertha. His Pet Boa Constrictor
If life were a movie, a pet boa constrictor would read as "quirky." But this is no Wes Anderson film; this is a life you have to live. And boa constrictors live up to 30 years and keep growing that entire time. That's three decades of feeding a
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, May 10, 2013 2:35 PM EDT
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to yank my tween son out of school (yes, during state testing) and bring him as my date to an incredible blogger event at Disneyland. At the risk of sounding trite, the day was pure magic. Boy Wonder is my firstborn and for the first five years it was often just the two of us as my husband worked long hours and attended school. My son was my partner in crime, cuddle buddy, errand sidekick and anything and everything I needed him to be during that time in my life. Then a funny thing happened; he began to grow up. As much as I wish Disneyland magic was available to us every day, it simply isn't, so I pulled together these potential dates designed to bring you closer together. Click through for 7 creative parent-tween date ideas! -By Lori Garcia
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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
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
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Fri, May 10, 2013 12:32 PM EDT
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Here's a brutal revelation about modern motherhood: the notorious pro-cheating site Ashley Madison (yes, the one where you can find the perfect person to have an affair with) announced that the biggest spike in women signing up for the site occurs on the day after Mother's Day. In fact, last year, they saw a 439% increase in new women signups on that fateful Monday.
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This announcement has provoked the expected torrent of outrage - if there's one thing Ashley Madison is good at, it's using its own data to pierce our collective faith in the power of commitment, and clearly Mother's Day isn't sacrosanct. But before we all despair at the state of contemporary married life, let's take a closer look at what this survey is really saying.
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We can speculate on the reasons for this huge post-Mother's Day cheat-fest,
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