Blog Posts by Cupid's Pulse

  • 5 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Relationships

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    By Jacquee Kahn for Cupid'sPulse.com

    My mother always told me to work on myself first, and from there, everything else will follow. Little did I know that this would become a practice for me as I became a relationship "guru" for my friends (and later, clients).

    News flash ladies: If you're having a hard time with dating and relationships, it's not about the men. It's not because they're players or commitment-phobes. It's about YOU.

    I meet incredibly smart, beautiful and talented women who have completely lost themselves in relationships. When they were single, they were confident and independent. But once in a relationship, those attractive qualities dissolved and these same women became needy, insecure and emotionally broken.

    It's time to stop undermining your relationship by first working on yourself. Here are five ways to get rid of those bad habits that sabotage relationships:

    1. Be Yourself: Don't be so eager to please your man that you lose yourself

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  • 5 Celebrity Couples Who Said ‘I Do’ in Vegas


    Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden. Photo: E!

    By Katanya Royster for Cupid'sPulse.com

    What's the first thing you think of when someone says Sin City? Ok, after legalized prostitution. That's right - quickie Vegas weddings in chapels illuminated with neon lights. The fact is, Las Vegas issues approximately 100,000 marriage licenses each year and boasts almost as many wedding chapels as it does casinos. For celebrity couples, those quickie weddings are typically followed by quickie divorces and embarrassing publicity. Vegas' abundance of 24-hour bars makes us wonder if some of our favorite celebs were under the influence of something other than love when they tied the knot, Vegas-style. Here are a few examples:

    1. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. In 1996, former soap star and current television host, Kelly Ripa, married actor, Mark Consuelos, at the Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas. Sixteen years and three children later, this seemingly happy couple proves Vegas weddings can sometimes stick.

    2. Angelina Jolie and

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  • How Decoding Your Love Map Can Heal a Broken Heart

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    By Rachel Sussman for Cupid'sPulse.com

    When it comes to celebrity breakups, many of us spend plenty of time analyzing their trials and tribulations. We identify on many levels with our favorite Hollywood couples by getting inspired by their romances and mourning their losses. In fact, we even tend to fear that the same types of failures they experience can happen within our relationships as well.

    Whether you're a celebrity or not, there are numerous ingredients which go into determining whether a connection exists between two people. Love, attraction and pheromones are key components, but there are many others that dictate the choices we make as well, and they happen from the very beginning of our lives. It's important to remember that genetic/biological, social/cultural, and psychological issues determined your partner selection, romance and grieving period. In other words, they're part of your personal "love map." Through interpreting your love map, you will understand how

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  • St. Patrick’s Day: 10 of the Most Desirable Irish Celebrities


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    By Matthew Dougherty for Cupid'sPulse.com

    St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! With so many celebrities from Ireland or with Irish descent, now is the perfect time to decide who would be the best match for you. With a little Irish luck, anything can happen. Here are our picks for the best Irish actors and actresses to hit the bars with on Saturday - after a romantic dinner, of course:

    Top 5 Irish Actors To Romance

    5. Cillian Murphy: Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, a suburb of Cork, Ireland. The actor has appeared in many films, but perhaps he was most desirable in the opening moments of Red Eye, where he played the perfect potential boyfriend to Rachel McAdams' character. That is, until he turned out to be a homicidal lunatic. Murphy has a laid-back, cool persona and would likely make a charming date.

    4. Jonathan Rhys Meyers: This television actor, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, has a reputation for partying and would be a great person to hit the

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  • Steal Jennifer Lopez’s City Style!

    By Ann Csincsak for Cupid'sPulse.com

    Known for her dating, marriages and, of course, fashion, our favorite style of the week goes to our favorite American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez! Always looking chic and polished, J. Lo knows how to accentuate her curves and vamp up the color.

    This first look is a chic and colorful outfit for spring. This could be worn for a lunch date in the city or while going to your favorite Broadway show. No matter what the date or occasion, this outfit will never go wrong. Letting one piece of clothing be the standout piece is a great way to wear your winter neutrals into spring. Finish this look with a pop of coral on your nails and you're ready for any date.
    Jennifer Lopez First Look.

    This next look is ideal for a weekend brunch or catching a movie with your favorite date. Faux fur is perfect for spring and is a great way to dress up your favorite casual jeans and boots.
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  • Celebrity Flames Who Found Romance on Set

    Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson

    By Megan McIntosh from CupidsPulse.com

    Everyone remembers the moment they met the love of their life, whether it be at a park, a coffee shop or at the office. For many celebrity couples, the setting of the beginning of their love story was the work place. While some couples couldn't keep the torch in their love life burning, the following celebrity couples turned "just a normal day at the office" into unforgettable romances that tabloids and fans constantly follow and discuss:

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  • You’ve Cheated, so Now What?

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    By Melissa Caballero for CupidsPulse.com

    You've done the unthinkable. You've cheated. But whether it was a one-night stand or an ongoing affair, something has to be done. You must find the courage to confront yourself, your life and your relationship. The aftermath of cheating is not an easy obstacle to maneuver through, but you are not alone. Reaching deep within can reveal many of the answers to those heart-wrenching questions that are most likely burdening your conscious. Whether you're a celebrity couple overcoming the adversity of the paparazzi exposing your cheating-capades or an everyday couple trying to find your way, here are a few tips on how to handle your embittered situation:

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  • 3 Ways Date Therapy Can Help You Connect


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    By Dr.Tranquility-Lydia Belton Ph.D.Ct.H.A. for CupidsPulse.com

    Treating ourselves and others with love is the most important aspect to dating. That said, it can sometimes be difficult to bond in a loving manner when you're nervous in a dinner date environment. Date Therapy can help! It's a new protocol that helps people connect in three very important ways. People like Demi Moore or Kim Kardashian, who have both very publically just fallen out of high profile relationships, should take note.

    1. Set Healthy Boundaries

    Love yourself enough to begin your relationship with healthy boundaries. Understanding what our realistic wants and needs are helps us to set these boundaries and to understand what we absolutely cannot tolerate. It's important to remember that we have worth and deserve a loving relationship that we feel safe living within.

    I am very proud of Demi Moore and so many other people who recognize when it's time to apply the brakes, hit the reset button

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  • How to Get Jessica Biel's Perfect Date Looks

    By Ann Csincsak for CupidsPulse.com

    It's not always easy to replicate your favorite celebrity looks, but this weekend it is! We have some of Jessica Biel's iconic looks that are perfect for any date situation this weekend. Whether it's a weekend getaway, a romantic dinner out, or a casual walk around your favorite city Jessica Biel knows how to pull off the perfect look and now SO DO YOU!

    Jessica Biel's Getaway Date

    Love this look for a weekend getaway! Always remember black is always a great option, just spice it up with some color pops. I love the way the animal print scarf becomes the center of this outfit.

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    Daytime Date

    A great pair of boot cut jeans and a blazer are always a casual look for daytime that anyone can pull off. Jessica wears this perfectly with a dressier necklace and a great pair of wedges. This Basic Blazer shown below is from Forever 21 so don't forget you don't have to break the bank to look fabulous!

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    Most of us can't wait

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  • 7 Ways to Build a Love that Lasts

    Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and kids. Photo: Scott Larson/Splash News Online

    By Amy Osmond Cook for Cupid'sPulse.com

    Hollywood is boasting a bevy of babies. Jennifer Garner and Kelly Ripa are known for focusing on their families, while maintaining busy careers. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, are rapturously cradling a new baby boy. Not only that, but Angelina Jolie is rumored to be pregnant again. How do these celebrities manage to keep their romantic relationships strong with the many demands of having a career and children?

    Drs. Charles D. Schmidt and Elizabeth A. Schmidt conducted a 25-year study of couples who had been happily married for 30 years or more to find out what makes love last. They found seven secrets to building a happy and successful marriage. That's not easy to do with a carful of kiddos-but as these celebrity moms and dads show, it can indeed be done. Here's how:

    Related: Victoria Beckham Discusses Being a Working Mom

    1. Reach Out and Touch Him. Whether it's squeezing his hand while serving mac and cheese,

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