Find out which suggestive moves he doesn't find attractiveBy Noelia Trujillo
Tantalizing texts and revealing outfits may drive guys wild in movies and books, but in real life? "Men are never satisfied by women who try to keep their attention by wearing sexy clothes and spending a lot of time in the mirror," for instance, says Cammi Balleck, PhD, author of Happy, the New Sexy. Even subtle signals you'd expect him to find sexy can lower his libido. Read to discover 10 gimmicks that just don't get him going, and how to transform them into effective turn-ons. Photo by Thinkstock
1. Wearing a Lot of Makeup
Men like women who look polished and presentable. It's the Marilyn Monroe lips paired with smoky eyes and layers of foundation that may have your guy asking, "Where are you under there?" Simply put, "men like natural," says Dr. Balleck. "Good taste will attract men, and exaggeration will turn them away." Less is more here, so try enhancing your look with these makeup-free ideas.
2. Scheduling Sex
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Slut is such a nasty word. In our view, "sluts" are just fun people who like sex and sometimes have a lot of it - but humanity has instead decided that they are evil monsters/easy targets for Satanic possession. Now, we've never believed the hype, and are firmly against slut-shaming of any kind. Science, however, thinks we still have a long way to go.
According to a study of the attitudes of 751 college students published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, women viewed other early-twenties women with more than 20 sexual partners as unsuitable for friendship. The same standard did not apply to men with the same number of partners, who were seen as having accomplished something positive. The results also suggested that men viewed these "slutty" women as unsuitable for long-term romantic partnerships.
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If you think his reaction when you give him yet another "World's Best Dad" mug as his main gift will be the most uncomfortable part of Father's Day, you're in for a pleasant surprise. While, yes, in your family it will be embarrassing when you can't explain why you didn't produce a creative gift again for the nth year in a row, just know that in other families, the day will have even more, uh, delicate moments. Thankfully the fine folks at Awkward Family Photos have documented proof that some fathers' Father's Days are even more painful than your attempts to man the grill. Click through for 7 hilariously awkward father's day photos! -By Meredith CarollRead More »from These Can't Be Unseen: 7 Hilariously Awkward Father's Day Photos
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monogamyI recently wrote an article titled 5 Compelling Reasons Why Marriage Wasn't Meant to be Monogamous, and it was clear that many people had some questions about the state of my marriage after reading it.
And while I can assure you that I am most definitely not in an open marriage and the post was merely meant to be an informative and interesting read - not a permissive prescription to cheat on your spouse (you did read the last slide, right?) - I have to admit that I broke one of the cardinal rules of being a writer.
I read some of the comments on the piece.
As I read through some of the comments, I was simultaneously humiliated and panicked. The message through the majority of them was all the same:
Troubles in the bedroom = asking for an affair.
Maybe they're right, I thought. Maybe it's not normal to experience a little bedroom low after three kids. Ohmygosh, maybe my husband wants to cheat on me!
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Still making the kids' lunches every day because you think you "have to?" You may not realize it, but that behavior could be springing from an outdated belief that it's somehow "your job." Although rigid roles can make things more streamlined, they can also be limiting. So give up that - and these other 10 things - for a happier and less stressful union. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.Read More »from 10 Marriage Rules that No Longer Apply
1. Once you're married, you can't have a life of your own
"A wife used to be encouraged to tend to her husband's and children's needs first. But if you do that, you'll become resentful," says Dan Beaver, a marriage and family therapist in Walnut Creek, CA. Then your frustration may manifest itself in different ways, like getting depressed, snapping at people, or smoking or drinking too much. So forget about that old-school rule, and do something every day that makes you feel happy, relaxed and/or fulfilled, whether that's seeing an author speak at your local bookstore, taking a few minutes to practice a
Whether they're texting us pictures of their thermometers when they're sick, or buying us flowers "just because," the men in our lives need to be noticed. Here, our panel of husbands confess the peculiar things they do to entice their wives. By Brie Schwartz, REDBOOK.Read More »from 6 Funny Ways Guys Ask for Attention
1. He acts like a clown
Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever, believes that in order to get attention from their wives, men need to do something slightly wacky. "Getting into bed with a tuxedo on, or roller skating through the house serving her dinner can generate a good laugh and reduce tensions," he says. "People have set ideas of how things happen from day to day, and whenever a routine changes, you end up on high-alert for danger. When you partner realizes there's no danger at all, the flush of adrenaline gets channeled toward gleefulness about you relationship."
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2. He wears your "favorites"
- Bridal Guide | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 4:13 PM EDT
The former Hills star and the Chicago Bears quarterback tied the knot today!
"I'm officially Kristin Elizabeth Cutler!!!!!" Cavallari tweeted, along with a photo of their rings:
Thoughts on Cutler's black ring?
The couple picked up their marriage license in Nashville, TN just hours before the ceremony.
At an event last month, Cavallari shared some details about the big day with Us Weekly: "It's going to be about 150 people, so not huge... I was never the girl who dreamt about my wedding or any of that stuff, but the wedding how we're planning is exactly what I wanted."
She also shared the couple's 10-month-old son, Camden, would have a special role in the wedding - we can't wait to see photos.
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9 Signs Your Date Is Going Downhill Before It Starts We've all been there; sitting across from someone during a first date, wishing there were a way you could have known before you left your house on a rainy Sunday night that you were going to regret it.
There may not be a foolproof method for determining a date's success in advance. But the few hours before a first date could offer some very clear red flags.
If you see one of said red flags, stop and take notice. We aren't saying you should cancel the date then and there, but if more than one flag gets waved, be sure you're paying attention. Here are the biggest signs to watch out for.
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1. You ask where to meet and he says, "I don't know but I only have $(15 or less) in my bank account so somewhere cheap."
Why is he bringing up his financial problems before your first date? And come on, why does he have so little money in his bank account?! You may not care about his financial status at this moment, but a
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There are so many things to be afraid of in this world. Love is not one of them.
Being in love, falling out of love, staying in love, loving to the tips of your toes and into the pits of the stomach and even the loss of love should not be something to be feared. Yet, there are so many of us who live inside this fear that we fail to live inside the reality of loving someone deeply. So instead, we do without. We don't dare give one hundred percent of our heart with the fear it will not be returned or it will be taken from us. And that is the truest tragedy-that we miss the most important parts of life worrying that they will not last.
I think we should be more afraid to become robots, to become self serving, to run into hiding as we try to avoid something as common as a heartache. What does this leave us with? Where do we get to in life? What do we obtain to block our feelings off as we wander on this journey? Sometimes, we get things. Sometimes, we have great accomplishments.
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