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A Sex-Positive Feminist Laments '50 Shades of Boredom'

Gracie X | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Gracie X

He's creepy. He's that guy who needs a personality overhaul, the dude who's too controlling, too domineering -- out of bed. You want to dominate me in bed? Be my guest. You want to drive? Here are the keys to my clitoris. But don't pull that controlling crap out of bed.

Will 'Pink Viagra' Cure Monogamy?

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

Strict sexual monogamy has always had more to do with property rights than with erotic pleasure. It's served us pretty well for thousands of years. But it's not exactly natural.

Top 5 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelor' for Bachelors (Bali)

Em & Lo | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Since clearly, Chris was in the driver's seat of this love bus and all three ladies were just along for the ride this week (having all admitted to actively falling for him), the best love lessons to be gleaned from this episode seemed to be rules solely applicable to bachelors.

7 Guys You Should Break Up With, Stat

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Lindsey Caruana

With all of the monumental heartache, building insecurities and irreparable damage that presents itself after such said rejection, there are still certain instances when you should welcome it -- actually, you should count your lucky stars that you dodged this destructive bullet and the Gods above threw you a bone.

5 Things I Learned From Dating A (Much) Younger Man

Holly Sidell | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Holly Sidell

You could be the most amazing, sexiest, coolest, smartest, funniest woman alive, but you can't do anything to change another person's emotional, mental or physical availability.

5 Signs Your Relationship Is in Trouble

Phoebe Fox | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Now that Cupid's wings are out of your eyes, it could be time to reassess your relationship for any of these five warning signs that your love may be on the wane.

You Deserve The Absolute Best

Carly Spindel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Carly Spindel

You deserve someone who loves to plan because he knows it brings joy to your life. You should date someone who reminds you that you're special and makes an effort to make you happy.

The Lure of Sugar Daddy Sites

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Men who seek younger partners may be having problems aging and are trying to re-establish a connection with the culture of a younger generation.

4 Dating Realizations I've Had at Age 29

Annelia Alex | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Annelia Alex

Over the past decade, my strategies and perspective on dating have evolved, and I feel better about the process.

11 Tough Love Lessons I Learned From My Ex-Boyfriends

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

You can't always trust that others will respect your boundaries after you state them. You have to be sure that you make actions that reinforce your boundary -- no matter how painful and difficult that might be.

45 Ways To Fall In Love Every Day

Lexi Herrick | Posted 02.12.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Falling in love is not a restricted extravagance. We can fall in love repeatedly, and in such a plethora of ways. We can wake up every day and decide to fall in love with each other, and with the life we have been given.

9 Ways Dating And Working Out Are Similar

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

Both discovering what dating is again and experimenting with the gym and new workouts have a learning curve that requires trial and error. Here are nine ways they are extremely similar...

Coffee and Kisses Are Cuter than Kinky

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 02.06.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

At midlife, most of us don't have time or money to waste so we'd rather dim the lights, turn on some Luther Vandross and holler "Come and get it!" before it's time for the evening news and some salve on our aching backs.

What Your Valentine's Day Flowers Really Mean

Annabel Acton | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Annabel Acton

These little guys come in tight little balls and over time expand into big beautiful layers of color and complexity. Peonies are a way of showing your layers -- and a way to say that you're really ready to learn more about your partner.

The One Big, Not-So-Secret Secret Of A Happy Relationship

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 01.29.2015 | Weddings
Mary-Lou Stephens

Sometimes I want to be weak and helpless and have someone else to blame for everything that's wrong in my life. But if that's true, where does it leave me? What can I learn or improve from that position of helplessness?

Is the First Cut Really the Deepest?

Susan Winter | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Susan Winter

Our first love may not be our last love. But it's forever etched in our hearts. It's the reminder of the finest part of ourselves as we found unity with another. It's the template we seek to revisit.

The Bachelor Weirdness Summed Up by Blake Shelton and SNL

Taylor Marsh | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Taylor Marsh

The Bachelor is an impossible situation for women who don't know themselves and who aren't confident. Sharing deeply traumatic events too early when meeting someone may heal you, but it won't solidify the ground on which a lasting partnership can be built.

15 Unavoidable Stages You Go Through After Getting Cheated On

Bustle | Posted 01.27.2015 | Divorce

The worst thing about getting cheated on is that the pain doesn't end when the infidelity does, or even when the relationship does. Once you've found out you were betrayed, kicked the loser out of your life and found yourself alone, you've got to face a whole new challenge.

I Was Addicted To Sexting

Ravishly | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women

"I don't send sexy pictures. I mean, that's like a virtual hickey," began *Stephanie, the most logical of my college friends. "Someone has marked their territory on you. They own your image." It was sound advice. I probably should have followed it.

How To Keep Your Hustle at Work While Dealing With A Breakup

Amber Aziza | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Amber Aziza

Yes, a loss of love can be earth-shattering, but I couldn't let that impact the other really awesome, really major parts of my life... and neither should you.

Why Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

Unwritten | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women

This is the time to reframe what it means to be single. Consider everything you have that makes your heart full without being in a relationship right now.

Looking For Love? Put Down Your Cell Phone

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Linda Wolff

Put down your phones. Strike up a conversation. Your future love interest could be standing right in front of you...ordering a soy latte.

Top 10 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelor' (Wedding Crashers Episode)

Em & Lo | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Is Chris Soules so boring that the producers' only recourse is to turn the show into an ongoing bloopers reel? Probably.

10 Relationship Resolutions For The New Year

Annabel Acton | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Annabel Acton

If you are doing the online thing, forget the perpetual flirty ping-pong and just meet up. You'll never know unless you actually meet in person. Why prolong it? Rip off the Band-aid and swap the text time for face time (the real kind).

5 Tips to Mindfully Heal from a Breakup

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Some moments you may feel perfectly fine, but then something triggers a memory and you find yourself trying to fight back the tears. Or just when you think you're completely over it, you cross paths with them and all those thoughts and feelings of being with them come storming back again