Blog Posts by Cupid's Pulse

  • 3 Ways to Support a Grieving Partner

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    By Linda Guma for Cupid's Pulse

    Coping with the loss of a loved one is undoubtedly very painful. It may cause us to simultaneously experience rage, sadness, despair, and disbelief. This emotional suffering is known as grief, and it's our natural response to loss. This week in the United States, we celebrate Patriot's Day, which is dedicated to the victims who were killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It's a day marked with loss for many in our country, and it's important for us to remember those who perished on that day, especially this year, since it is the tenth anniversary of that tragic event.

    But with remembrance comes emotional turmoil. Experiencing loss can definitely be tough to deal with personally, but when you're in a relationship, you also have to be supportive if this happens to your partner. If your mate loses a loved one, you have to know how to be there for him or her. You may feel like there's nothing you can do to help relieve your

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  • Check Out Upcoming Hot Fall Movies

    By Cupid's Pulse

    With the end of summer comes a new batch of films. Entertainment reporter Sara Edwards tells us her picks to look for at theaters:

    9/2: The Debt

    The espionage thriller boasts a stellar cast. The story centers around retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stephan played by Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkenson. They discover they need to settle unfinished business started 30 years earlier while on a secret mission for Israel. They were sent to track down a Nazi war criminal, using Rachel as "the lure" to draw him into a trap. Jessica Chastain plays the young Mirren who struggles with her duty when romantic feelings surface. The film bounces back and forth between two time periods with John Madden, who directed "Shakespeare in Love", at the helm, this promises to be a winner.

    9/9: Contagion

    Another terrific cast is assembled, this time for a thriller about a highly communicable virus that wipes out millions of people worldwide in just weeks. Amidst

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  • Should a Woman Propose to a Man?

    By McLean Robbins, by Cupid's Pulse

    A woman dreams of the day when that special someone sinks to one knee, looks them lovingly in the eyes and utters those four magical words, "Will you marry me?"

    But in today's glass-ceiling breaking, two-income household holding, Mr. Moms-are-totally-cool day and age, is this notion a bit antiquated? Has the women's liberation movement come so far that we can now propose our own version of happily ever after?

    Our initial reaction after being presented with this topic was a resounding "heck no," but naturally, more exploration was necessary. So we queried leading relationship experts, lawyers, dating coaches and wedding professionals to get their opinions.

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  • Celebrity Couples We Can’t Wait to See at MTV’s VMAs

    Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Photo: Getty ImagesJay-Z and Beyoncé. Photo: Getty Images
    By Tanni Deb for Cupid's Pulse

    From Britney Spears to Nicki Minaj, this year's MTV Video Music Award (VMA) nominees are teeming with A-list music stars. The three top contenders include Katy Perry, with nine nods (the most of any performer this year), and Adele and Kanye West, both with seven nominations each. While it will be exciting to see which stars take home a trophy for their designated categories, we're also eager to see which of our favorite celebrity couples will attend. Although we won't know for sure who will show up to the VMAs until Sunday, Aug. 28, here are five celebrity couples we hope make an appearance:

    1. Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z: Listed as the "most powerful couple" for TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People" in 2006, the duo dated for six years before secretly getting married in 2008. OK Magazine reported that "the couple is very supportive of one another - making sure to attend performances and appearances together." That means we can definitely count on them to arrive together, since Beyoncé is up for a nomination, right?

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  • Is He Husband Material?

    By Kelly Rouba, for Cupid's Pulse

    The other day, my friend was distraught over how his wife has been treating him lately. The two had begun the process of getting divorced when she suddenly had a change in attitude and promised she would change. Sadly, that promise lasted only a couple of weeks.

    After we discussed the situation, we began exploring what he should expect from his partner and it led me to think about what characteristics I should be looking for in a man so that I don't end up in a similar situation someday. For those single ladies, like myself, who are hoping to get married one day, allow me to share some expert advice on what you should be looking for in a partner:

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  • What Your Favorite Summer Song Says About Your Relationship Style

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    By Melissa Tierney for Cupid's Pulse

    Almost everyone has a song that reminds them of summer. Whether it's a tune you jam to in the car, or a melody repeating on your IPod, summer anthems represent a piece of who you are and how you think, particularly when it comes to love. That's why we've taken a look at this summer's hottest hits and analyzed what we think they mean about your relationship style. Check out what we've come up with below:

    1. 'If I Die Young' by The Band Perry: If you crank up the volume when this song starts playing, then you're probably a hopeless romantic. After all, what's more heart-warming than lyrics like "send me away to the words of a love song," or "I've never known the loving of a man, but it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand." Even if you haven't found that special someone this summer, liking this tune shows you still have hope for love, and that you're ready to find the person who will make you feel special.

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  • Top Summer Hotspots If You’re a Celebrity Couple

    Los Cabos, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images/ Catherine WarrenLos Cabos, Mexico. Photo: Getty Images/ Catherine Warren

    By Diamon Hall for Cupid's Pulse

    Hard work and dedication. Cameras constantly flashing. People relentlessly gossiping. Not to mention, lack of free time and sleep. We must admit, celebrities have very hectic schedules, ones that the typical person probably couldn't handle. Therefore, not only do they desire long and relaxing vacations, but they also deserve them.

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  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Summer Fling Hot

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    By Deana Meccariello for Cupid's Pulse

    So you finally scored yourself that hot summer fling you've been searching for and dreaming about for months. What now? Unless you work to keep your rendezvous' as hot as the summer nights, the relationship will lose its appeal to one or both parties. Here are 5 ways to ensure that you keep your romance as sizzling as that very first tryst:

    1. Keep it light: The theory behind having a summer fling is that at the end of the season, you're meant to let that person go. While these flings can turn into a more meaningful and serious relationship, try not to have any expectations going into them. These kinds of relationships are of the no pressure, fun-loving sort. Once you try to label things or bend the relationship to fit what you think it should be, the fun is over.

    2. Limit your time together: Don't suffocate each other. It's a sure-fire way to fizzle out the flame between you. If you see each other every day or talk constantly, the relationship is bound to get too serious for the season. Have set days to be with each other one-on-one, and otherwise socialize in a group setting.

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  • 5 Steamy Summer Celebrity Couples

    David Beckham and Victoria Beckham. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicDavid Beckham and Victoria Beckham. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

    By Tanni Deb for Cupid's Pulse

    Summer's arrival not only brings in warm weather, but also creates new relationships. New romance sparks - such as Hollywood's hot couple, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, while other couples' love for each other continues to grow. Since many relationships are emerging, here's a list of this summer's top five steamy celebrity couples who are hot as well as committed:

    1. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham: The famous soccer player and his wife have been noted as the Brangelina of UK. They have four children and have been married for 12 years. Although there were rumors of David having an affair during their relationship, the Posh Spice said the news strengthened their marriage.

    2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Married for 14 years, everyone's favorite Hollywood couple made YourTango's Top Ten Longest Hollywood Marriages list. What's their secret to a successful marriage? The couple agreed that "divorce just can't be an option."

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  • New Dating Apps to Manage Your Love Life

    By Rebecca VanderMeulen, for Cupid's Pulse

    Is your smartphone the first thing to greet you in the morning and the last thing you see at night?

    "If you're a power user of your smartphone, you should definitely use it in your dating life," says Laurie Davis, founder of online dating consultant eFlirt Expert.

    Given how indispensable mobile apps are these days, it's no surprise that there are tons of applications to help you find a dating partner and plan a rendezvous. Pretty much every dating site has its own mobile app, Davis says. Besides that, you can download apps designed just to manage your dating life.

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