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.
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"
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
- 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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- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 3:41 PM EDT
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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
- EMandLO.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 1:18 PM EDT
2 Days in ParisThere are some gems on Netflix that you can watch instantly, and many of them are especially good for a date night. But choose wisely: some are perfect for cuddling up on the couch together, while others only SEEM that way.Read More »from Watch This, Not That: 5 Netflix Instant Date Movies to Watch (& 5 Not To)
1.Recent Indie RomCom:
Watch Safety Not Guaranteed, NOT No Strings AttachedSafety Not GuaranteedThe huge star power of No Strings Attached (starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher) doesn't hold a candle to the adorable power of Safety Not Guaranteed (starring…we couldn't even tell you). It's sweet, smart and funny - everything you want in a date movie (and in a date!). Meanwhile, NSA is totally forgettable (just like you wish all your bad dates could be).
2. Tested Love: 2 Days in ParisWatch 2 Days in Paris, NOT Like Crazy
They both are about the harsh realities of real relationships, but one is frenetically funny and the other just fizzles out.
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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.
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 11:48 AM EDT
The Temperance card reversed suggests that extreme emotions could flare up as patience is pushed to the limit, which means built-up frustrations finally seek their release. Once it is all out there, you can regain composure or self-control and work toward a long-term solution or compromise. As long as you don't expect a quick fix, you can recover a balance between the stresses of daily life, personal gratification and romantic desires or relationship goals that may have been taking a back seat to emotional or sexual dysfunctions. Take it one day at a time.
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 11:34 AM EDT
We all know that an active sex life is important for a healthy long-term relationship or marriage. I bet when you first started going out with your significant other the sparks were flying and you pretty much couldn't keep your hands off each other. You would have to make excuses to your friends about why they don't see you anymore and it's because you're busy having fun between the sheets with your loved one. Time changes things. I've been married for going on 9 years now and three kids later, plus pregnant with number 4, there have been times where we've been like that early stage and times where we are the complete opposite. It happens in many relationships, and like anything else long-term and real, that fluctuation will happen from time to time. But, truth-be-told, no matter how much you love someone, there are times where you really don't feel like doing it. There are times where your libido is the total opposite of your partner's and in those times, we - being both women and menRead More »from Lie Between the Sheets: 7 Excuses Men and Women Use to Get Out of Sex
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 10:18 AM EDT
Let's face it, we're all busy people. Between work and kids and driving around, there sometimes leaves little time for our partner. That's when we see the troubled times where the two once-madly-in-love partners begin to feel more like roommates than lovers. No one wants that to happen and like anything, our partnership needs our time, attention and, love. I, myself am not a "lovey" person. I don't naturally say the words all the time and lately, I have been kind of off the extra cuddle attention. I have a bit of an excuse being in the first trimester of pregnancy and sick all the time, but the truth is, that extra strain on me puts an extra strain on my marriage. Even though I am busy, preoccupied with my hard-to-manage pregnancy symptoms and still not really comfortable with saying those three words (you know, "I love you"), there are ways I can make sure my partner knows how I feel. They say that actions speak louder than words and I am true believer in that statement. When it comesRead More »from Actions Speak Louder: 7 Ways to Show Your Partner Love Without Saying It
- Redbook | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 7, 2013 10:18 AM EDT
Evolutionary psychologists tell us that women (and I'm talking cavewomen here) were originally monogamous out of necessity. Females have a limited number of eggs, so their time and resources had to be devoted any children they managed to have in order to, you know, continue the human race. Therefore, they needed to be choosy about procreation partners. Men, on the other hand, have an unlimited supply of sperm, so they want to spread their seed as much as possible to pass their genes on to many members of the next generation.Read More »from Guess What? Women Struggle with Monogamy Just as Much as Men
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But what if this long-believed gender dichotomy isn't true? In his new book, What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire, Daniel Bergne topples society's ingrained notions that women crave intimacy, monogamy, and emotional connections and are passive in their pursuit of sex. In fact, several studies "are beginning to hint that female eros isn't in the least programmed for
By QuickieChick Laurel House
12 Ways to Drive Your Partner Into Someone Else's Arms… (And How-to AVOID it!)
Is he cheating?1. Don't be so insecure
2. Don't point out and bring attention to your flaws
3. Don't point out and bring attention to someone who you think is "better" for them
4. Don't be a cold fish
5. Don't use intimacy as a tool against them- only letting them touch you if they "deserve" to
6. Don't be so needy- like jello, if you squeeze too hard they could slip through your fingers
7. Don't constantly question them, ask them if they are cheating, what they did last night, or look in their phone. If you make them feel like they have something to hide, they might feel like they should start hiding things.
8. Don't be such a nag
9. Be Confident
11. Put some effort into it
12. Make them feel lucky to be with you (without telling them that they are lucky to be with you)
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