Blog Posts by Cupid's Pulse

  • Best Celebrity Baby Announcements


    By Lily Rose for CupidsPulse.com

    First comes love. Then, comes marriage. Then, comes a little one sitting in a baby carriage. In 2012, things may not happen exactly in that order - especially for our favorite celebrity duos. No matter the order of things, when the little bundle of joy does come, it is cause for celebration and for baby announcements. Celebrity baby announcements range from traditional to over-the-top.

    Some couples opt to announce baby's arrival with a simple yet heartfelt press release. Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, who welcomed Camden Jack Cutler on August 8, decided to go that route. So did Kelsey and Kayte Grammer, who welcomed daughter, Faith Evangeline Elisa Grammer, on July 13. Also taking a simplistic approach, Hilary Duff tweeted her son, Luca's first photo.

    Related: Why It's OK to Have Kids Later in Life

    But, why settle for simple and heartfelt when you can do it big and make it financially lucrative? From the date the press first learns

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  • First Date 101: What Not to Do


    By Deanna Atkins for CupidsPulse.com

    No matter how old you are or how many dates you have under your belt, it always feels like the very first time when you're seeing someone new. Whether you've nervously splashed sauce all over a white dress at dinner, or your potential partner's name momentarily slipped your mind, date mistakes unfortunately do happen. Since not every date can be perfect, there are some things every gal should know not to do in order to be prepared for a first date:

    Related: 3 Dating Mistakes That Prove It's Time to Use a Matchmaker

    1. Don't try too hard: Sure, the goal is to impress the new guy that's taking you out, but that's not going to happen if you're taking yourself too seriously. Ease up a bit, and don't go out of your way to make yourself look good. It's not wrong to talk yourself up a bit, but do it so that it doesn't seem like you're bragging.

    2. Don't talk about your ex: Whether you've been single for a while or just got out of a bad

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  • QuickieChick's Video Dating Tips: Moving in with Your Man



    In a new bi-weekly video series on CupidsPulse.com, QuickieChick and dating mentor Laurel House will be sharing her secrets and tips for dealing with those common dating dilemmas and relationship woes. For her first video, she tackles the tricky subject of moving in with your man, answering questions like: How do you keep the spark alive? How do you forge a deeper bond with your partner? And how do you avoid becoming just roommates? Time to take notes, ladies!

    For more information about our dating mentor, click here .

  • Why Fans Are Obsessed with the Love Lives of Celebrities


    By Dr. Fran Walfish for CupidsPulse.com

    Many fans become obsessed with the love lives of celebrities because they wish to enhance excitement and sexuality in their own lives. Often, something is missing or inhibited in their personal lives. Perhaps they were given strong messages from their parents that sex is taboo and forbidden. Whatever the case, normal natural impulses need a place to go, and with an obsessed fan, they are seeded in fantasy and grow in the person's mind. Here are some potential triggers:

    Personal Life

    Most fans who are simply that - fans - do not become obsessed unless something is deficient or off in their own existences. In extreme cases, some obsessed fans become stalkers who believe they are involved in relationships with the celebrities. These folks are not grounded in reality and usually fit the criteria for a diagnosis of psychosis, schizophrenia, or bipolar.

    Related: 6 Things Women Do That Scare Men Off

    Gender

    When it comes to

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  • Behind-the-Scenes Guys Who Became the Leading Man


    By Melissa Caballero for CupidsPulse.com

    It's very common and predictable when co-stars and celebrities start dating each other. They meet on the set of their new hit films and attend the same award ceremonies. They surround each other on a regular basis so why wouldn't they find another who they are interested in? I mean, who else are they going to meet and date? Then you hear news like the fact that Natalie Portman was engaged and pregnant, and you think, "But with who? How could that be?" Well, it turns out you don't have to be an A-lister to date one.

    Here are five of your favorite female celebrities who found love with behind-the-scenes guys:

    1. Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: Portman and Millepied met during the filming of the Black Swan. Sure enough, Millepied served as choreographer for the film and was blown away by Natalie's talent and grace on the dance floor. Millipied is a principal dancer in the NYC ballet and is now this ballerina's Cavalier.

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  • Celebrity Breakups that Broke Our Hearts


    By Jessica Nappi for CupidsPulse.com

    We've all gone through our own breakups, and no matter how painful they can be, sometimes seeing celebrities break up is even worse. Celebrity splits involve not only the two in the relationship, but also their entire fan base. Breakups in the celebrity world means more than just broken hearts. They also mean no longer seeing them pose together on the red carpet, waving goodbye to those PDA-filled paparazzi shots and saying sayonara to those lengthy interviews where they gush about how much in love they are. Here are three celebrity breakups that had us screaming:

    1. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's split is the most recent and therefore the most sensitive of topics. From the moment Cruise not-so-humbly jumped on the couches of Oprah proclaiming his love for Holmes, we all envisioned a happy ending. That was the birth of TomKat, followed shortly by the actual birth of their daughter Suri Cruise. The couple had a

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  • Q&A: How Can Social Media Help My Long-Distance Relationship?

    Question from Tara M.: I just moved a couple states away from my boyfriend for a new job. We're having trouble adjusting to the distance and need some new ways to keep in touch and keep our relationship strong. How can social media can help my long-distance relationship?

    Answers from Our Love Experts from CupidsPulse.com:



    Tristan Coopersmith, Love Stylist: Ok, so maybe there's no app (yet) to teleport couples to each other in a time of need or desire, but these days, technology truly is a long-distance relationship (LDR) couple's best friend! Since you have probably already exhausted phone, texts and Gchat, here are a few more inventive ideas to try.

    1. Send your honey an evite for a TV night. You can watch a show together via Skype, while munching on your favorite treats. During commercials, catch up on your day.

    2. Use Google Hangout to arrange for double dates with other LDR couple friends.

    3. Play a game together like Words with Friends, Scramble or Gems with Friends. You can

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  • He’s Texting His Ex: Should You Be Worried?


    By Whitney Baker for CupidsPulse.com


    When it comes to your boyfriend and his ex, be sure not to let your own insecurity and jealously make you crazy with worry. If you trust your boyfriend, you should trust him until he gives you reason not to - and texting his ex may have a perfectly acceptable explanation. Did they remain close after they broke up and before you came into his life? Do they share the same group of friends and often hang out in groups? Does he always tell you where they're going and what they're doing - and even invite you too? If so, you may need to accept her role in his life and not let it ruin your own relationship with him.


    Of course, there are a few situations that warrant your worry. If any of the circumstances below sound familiar, it may be time to have a heart-to-heart with your boyfriend about his ex and their texting habits.


    Related:
    3 Times in Your Relationship When It's Better to Be Safe Than Sorry


    1. He is often unreachable

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  • How to Redeem Yourself If You Get Drunk on a First Date


    By Jessica Smith for CupidsPulse.com

    Liquid courage: It can be the extra confidence boost you need to thin the air (and your blood) on a first date, but a little too much courage can be a bad thing. It's not always our fault, though. Sometimes the devil's drink can creep up on us and take us by surprise. Once you're drunk there's no going back, so your only hope is to handle the situation to the best of your abilities.

    With your heightened confidence and weakened morals you're going to experience some urges, but you need to keep them in check if you have any hope of becoming more than a booty call or just a fling. Even worse than being easy is getting on your date's nerves and embarrassing them because you can't handle your liquor. In their mind, you're going to appear immature, and after they drop you off - if they don't leave you stranded - you're never going to see them again. So, how can you redeem yourself if you get drunk on a first date? Cupid has some tips that will

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  • Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

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    By Dr. Tranquility - Lydia Belton, PhD, Ct. H.A. for CupidsPulse.com

    While breaking up is a part of dating, going back to a single life can be scary. It's time to stop worrying about lost love and start taking care of yourself. By enjoying life and staying positive, you'll climb out of this rut in no time. As Russell Brand told host Liz Hayes. "Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it don't. But if you sort of sense there's an incompatibility, then in any relationship, regardless of the status of the individual, it kind of is best to go separate ways."

    Here are four tips to help you get back on the horse and have fun while doing it. Let's start with our post breakup tips.

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