by Marla Pachter for HowAboutWe
What Is Arranged Marriage Really Like?In our culture, arranged marriages are discussed with a negative slant - we tend to equate "arranged" with "forced," and look at the practice as some sort of barbaric ritual. Still, regardless of Western culture's distaste, thousands of people around the world enter into arranged marriages each year.
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When one Reddit user asked the question, "Reddit users in arranged marriages, what has it been like?" the responded showed that arranged marriage isn't wrong - it's just different. And just like marriage in our culture, the comments range from couples who have been together for ages and are really in love, to couples for whom it just didn't work out. Here are a few of the best comments:
"My parents' marriage was arranged. My maternal grandfather (major general in the Indian Army) served under my paternal great-grandfather (Chief of Army Staff). So the families had known each other for
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 3:40 PM EDT
Guys can be pretty skilled at sending mixed messages. Women can be hard to read, but guys, you're pretty skilled at giving us mixed messages too. Like when a guy acts like he's into you, when really...he's just not that into you-like at all. Here are things we wish men wouldn't do when they clearly have no intentions of making us their girlfriend. In the name of Girl Code, read and pass on!Read More »from 10 Things We Wish Guys Who Aren't into Us Wouldn't Do
By Dara Adeeyo
1. DO NOT be ambiguous about what we are to you.
If you only like us as a friend, refer to us as your friend. In front of us. There will be no confusion that we are on lockdown in the friend zone if you're frequently calling us your buddy.
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2. DO NOT ask us out after hooking up.
If what we're doing is only hooking up, then let it be just that. Only reach out to us when you need a booty call. It makes us think you want more when you ask us on a date.
3. DO NOT pay for our meals.
It's a really sweet gesture. But if you don't fancy us in a romantic way at all, then let's split the bill. Because
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 2:27 PM EDT70th wedding anniversary recently, have proof: a photograph of them dressed up together as bride and groom taken in 1926 when they were both just 4 years old.Sometimes you meet your soul mate early on and don't even know it. But Ron and Eileen Everest, who celebrated their
"We have been in love from the age of zero," Mr Everest, now 91, told the Telegraph.
Their fathers had been friends before the kids were born, serving together in as chief petty officers during World War I. Born in the same maternity hospital in Gillingham, England, just seven months apart ("We might have even been born in the same bed," Mr. Everest quipped), Ron Everest and Eileen Campbell were best friends as tiny tots, playing together constantly.
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By Molly Triffin
We heart denim: We practically live in cut-offs all summer, own a cute jean bustier, and even appreciate the occasional Canadian Tuxedo as long as you rock it the right way. But it's also possible to do very bad things to America's favorite fabric. Exhibit A: Rihanna recently Instagrammed a photo of her wearing what appears to be-wait for it-a homemade denim thong. Oh RiRi, there are some lines you should never cross when it comes to underwear. Need further proof? Feast your eyes on the following unfortunate product inventions.
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- The Vivant | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 1:18 PM EDT
By Spencer Cain, The VivantRead More »from Maria Shriver Makes Arnold Schwarzenegger Jealous on $250,000 Vacation in South of France
Yacht Let's get one thing straight: The Kennedy clan knows how to party, and that's exactly what they've been doing this past week. Aboard a glamorous luxury yacht named Domani, Maria Shriver cruised the high seas in the South of France alongside her dapper model son Patrick Schwarzenegger and a slew of friends. Notably absent was Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California and the star of action classics like "Terminator."
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Shriver and Schwarzenegger have been embroiled in a very public split since 2011, when it was revealed that he had a love child with one of their housekeepers. While we've all been waiting for their official divorce announcement, it seems they may actually be reconciling-and what better way to pique the interest of an estranged spouse than with photos of you on a gorgeous yacht looking absolutely amazing at 57-years-old?
And honestly, who wouldn't be jealous of anyone
- Woman s Day | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 12:48 PM EDT
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We all know your husband came out ahead when he married you. But- and don't take this personally!- husbands often feel they've given up some things once they've tied the knot, and we're not talking about sleeping with different women. Since he won't tell you what these are, our experts shared 10 things your guy's secretly pining for, and how to give him more of what he wants without making yourself crazy. Photo by Getty Images
1. Not explaining every purchase.
Your husband just won a vintage Kiss doll on eBay. For $200. Do you say "Congratulations" or "I thought we were saving for a vacation"? "Indulge your husband's material desires sometimes, or else he doesn't feel respected," says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a psychologist and author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. Of course, budget-busting purchases or hobbies shouldn't be the norm. But even then, don't reprimand him. "Instead, say, 'I want you to enjoy golfing. Can we find a way you can
By Rachel Wilkerson, Lover.ly
If you're looking for an engagement photo theme that you'll still love 20 years into your marriage, look no further than a nautical engagement shoot. This clean, preppy look never goes out of style. So take a look over these inspiration photos and then grab your fiance and head to the nearest marina for a nautical photo shoot of your own.
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- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 11:45 AM EDT
The Five of Swords card reversed suggests that at this time, it may be best to leave well enough alone or to take the moral high ground, as issues or memories of disrespect, abuse, cheating or trickery may be lying right below the surface. Opening this can of worms may bring everyone down. Keep your information or knowledge of a hidden truth to yourself, and just privately enjoy any personal victory without resorting to public embarrassment. All the parties involved have had an equal hand in bringing about the current circumstances, so any attempts to 'win' will be ultimately fruitless. Let it go -- it isn't worth it.
I've been married for nearly 16 years and my wife is still the sexiest woman I know. But, she doesn't always see herself the way that I see her. Sometimes she allows her insecurities to affect her self-confidence. It's during those times that I work to build her confidence and convince her that she will always be desirable to me. As a husband, you must constantly remind your wife of her sex appeal. Factors such as media images of women, poorly lit dressing rooms, and the stresses of life can impact how your spouse sees herself. Your words and actions have the power to counteract these negative influences. Click through for 8 ways to make your wife feel sexy! -By Frederick J. GoodallRead More »from Hot Stuff! 8 Ways to Make Your Wife Feel Sexy
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 17, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
For a brief time I was hanging out, looking through the profiles of guys on Match.com. I stopped doing that pretty quickly because I'm convinced everyone on there is either a serial killer, has some serious psychological defect, lives with his parents, has never been married for good reason, and/or is a depraved lunatic. I feel like I should be a character on Seinfeld. Not that I'm so funny or entertaining, but because like the characters on Seinfeld, I'm discovering I'm picky about possible matches. And by "picky", I mean I can find something wrong with pretty much everyone. Seinfeld had high talkers, low talkers, close talkers, man hands, double-dippers, mimbos, regifters, anti-dentites, toe thumbs, and none were sponge-worthy.
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