Bobbi Palmer of Date Like a Grownup™ shares with women dating over 40 the one word that will change the way men respond to them.A single man I know once said: If a woman I'm interested in doesn't seem to love herself, why should I love her...and trying to convince her that she's great would be too exhausting.
When a man meets this kind of woman he may be attracted initially, but after figuring out that she is a project (one he doesn't care to take on), he will soon disappear. Your phone won't ring after the first or second date because if you're not keen on yourself, a good man takes that as a signal to run.
It makes sense. Think about how you judge a man as a good potential mate.
On the list of what you're looking for in a man (c'mom...I know you have a list!) I bet "confidence" is way up there on the top. It's human nature to be attracted to people who seem to truly like themselves. They make us feel safe and, heck, if they clearly know they are worthy of attention and admiration, we go along for the ride until we learn otherwise.
Confidence tops the list of both women and men when they describe what turns
- Bobbi Palmer | Love + Sex – Mon, Mar 18, 2013 3:54 AM EDT
Bobbi Palmer of Date Like a Grownup™ shares with women dating over 40 the one word that will change the way men respond to them.A single man I know once said: If a woman I'm interested in doesn't seem to love herself, why should I love her...and trying to convince her that she's great would be too exhausting.Read More »from The One Word You Can Use to Magnetize the Right Man
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Maybe you haven't heard, but a bunch of Hollywood's good girls are going bad. First Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens kiss their innocent Disney personalities goodbye with each DayGlo bikini donned in Spring Breakers. Next we'll catch Emma Watson of Harry Potter stardom leading a pack of fame-obsessed celebrity larcenists in Sofia Coppola's highly anticipated film, The Bling Ring. Now it seems that a once-popular rumor about the very same Ms. Watson may actually be true.
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While it hasn't been confirmed by Watson, her agent, or the movie studio, the infamous hacker collective known as Anonymous has some pretty solid proof that the star will take on the role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie. The group reports they found files containing evidence she'll play the film's BDSM submissive lead after tapping into German movie studio Constantin's database. In
The best way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day when you're engaged? Soaking in lots of pretty wedding photos inspired by the festive holiday, of course. Think: lucky horseshoes, four-leaf clovers and everything green (emerald is this year's Pantone color, which makes it all the more fun). So cuddle up with some Guinness and get in the spirit with these 9 St. Patrick's Day wedding ideas.
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By Lauren Tanchum, Designed by Gabriela Alford, Refinery29Read More »from Yes! 5 Ways Sex Makes You Happier & Healthier
Sure, sex is fun - that's nothing new. But, did you know that sex has secret benefits beyond the big O? Research shows that getting it on is proven to make you happier and healthier, long after you've left the bedroom. We're talking less stress, solid sleep, and even a sunnier outlook. (Yes, yes, yes!)
Every climax triggers the release of hormones whose effects have the power to restore harmony to mind, body and even our surrounding community. Good for you, good for us, good for all. Read on to see how your sex life can make the rest of your life that much better - as though you needed another reason.
Sex leads to better sleep
Sleep is essential to maintaining a stress-free and energetic lifestyle - and there are a variety of ways in which sexual pleasure can help us wind down. "Orgasm in men and women causes the release of oxytocin, one of the brain's stress-reducing chemicals," explains Dr. Paul Zak, Ph.d, author of The
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A (very handsome) Ben AffleckLike most of America, I had no idea Ben Affleck moonlighted as a marriage counselor until his Oscar acceptance speech. But there he was onstage, close to midnight on a Sunday night, doling out the relationship inspiration.Read More »from It Takes Work: 5 Ways to Tune Up Your Marriage, Courtesy of Ben Affleck
"I want to thank you for working on our marriage for ten Christmases," Affleck gushed to Jennifer Garner, sitting misty-eyed in the audience. "It's good. It is work, but it's the best kind of work, and there's no one I'd rather work with."
Wow, I thought. That's a pretty bold thing to say in front of a bazillion people. Then I glanced over at my husband, fast asleep on the couch and snoring away, and it dawned on me just how right Affleck was. He'd succeeded in airing a dirty little secret about marriage few of us ever discuss: Couples get lazy. This is often because many of us are the opposite of lazy in all other aspects of our lives. My husband and I both work full-time. We have two kids, ages 10 and 8. I write this blog and one about raising Max, who has
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are some of our favorite ways to honor your Irish heritage in your wedding day.
The claddagh ring is one of the most well-known Irish wedding traditions. Typically passed down from mother to daughter or grandmother to granddaughter, the ring represents love, friendship, and loyalty. Single ladies wear the ring on their right hand with the point of the heart facing the fingertip. When in a relationship, the ring is flipped around so that the point faces the wrist, symbolizing that her heart has been captured. And when the woman becomes engaged, the ring is moved over to her left hand, with the point of the heart facing the fingertips. The ring is flipped around at the wedding. You can also incorporate the claddagh in your invitations:
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In ancient times, Irish couples were cautioned against marrying between May and August - the busiest time in Irish life. As the saying goes,
"Marry when the year is
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Fri, Mar 15, 2013 11:45 AM EDT
The Chariot card reversed suggests that you may not be getting any action, have hidden conditions or might rely too heavily on a constant parade of players. Before you put any more time or effort into this arena, be certain you are not just trying to get attention or satisfy ego or pride. If you are not on the right track, any victory may be exaggerated or a proposition might not be well received.
Carrie knows about revenge fantasies
by Gena Kaufman
I am not above a revenge fantasy. Imagining causing some serious destruction to the guy who wronged you can be so satisfying, it makes for great TV, and it's also better than an Angry Girl Rock playlist as motivation to burn off all those breakup doughnuts at the gym.
But I can't believe it when I read stories of people who went through with it. Are they sometimes funny? Yes. Case in point: This Craigslist ad in Canada posted by a woman selling all her husband's belongings after discovering he was cheating on her. (Sample line: "Don't come too early (like he did).) But are they also kind of sad and sometimes, downright horrifying? YES.Read More »from 7 Reasons You'll Regret Seeking Breakup Revenge
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You guys, seriously. Friends don't let friends do dramatic breakup revenge schemes. No matter how good of an idea it seems at the time, or how satisfying it feels in the direct aftermath, it's always going to bite you in the bitter butt. Let's take a look at just a few of
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 3:51 PM EDT
Here's how you can survive a really long distance relationship.I'm in a super-long-distance relationship with a guy who lives in a different time zone. We're talkin' a six hour time difference and sometimes six months between visits. When I leave for work in New York, he's already asleep in Holland-but we make it work. Here's how...Read More »from 9 Ways to Survive a Super Long Distance Relationship
By Cameron Cain
1. Regular Skype Sessions
Set a regular Skype time every day. It might sound clingy, but it works for us. If one of us can't make it at that time, we know we'll make it work the next night. Plus, I don't spend time during the day wondering when we're going to talk.
2. Talk It Up
Don't talk for more than an hour at any given time. That way, you've left some things to talk about the next time you speak. If the convo does get dull, cheer up by planning your first day together again after being apart.
3. Texting Troubles Solved
Get a free text alternative app, like Whatsapp or MessageMe, so that texting doesn't rack up a huge phone bill. Texting internationally, I learned this
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 3:25 PM EDT
I remember a few years ago, right after I got divorced, this song came out that was so upbeat and hopeful I just couldn't help but be swept away by it. That track was Michael Buble's "Haven't Met You Yet," and listening to it caused such a swell of optimism inside me that I somehow got really excited about the possibility that this incredible person who I hadn't met yet was out there, and that we would meet one day - when the time was right - and it would be "so amazing," just like that Canadian smooth-talker promised. If you're like me (single and alone) and you're looking for some tunes to help you bide your time while you wait for that perfect person to walk through your door, give these ditties a spin. -By Carolyn CastigliaRead More »from Just Haven't Met You Yet: 7 Sweet Songs for Those Waiting to Find Love
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