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Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

10 Reasons Why A Dirty House Is Good For Your Marriage

Em & Lo | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Dirty, messy houses can be annoying, stressful, and, yes, smelly. But sometimes, it simply can't be helped. And when it can't, stressing about your messy house just makes a bad day worse.

Why I'm Thinking Of Separating From A Wonderful Man After 27 Years Together

Jennifer Beckman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Beckman

Everyone has their advice, but for the person wrestling with this question, there's no answer that doesn't make your hands sweat, heart race, and leave a permanent lump in your throat -- particularly when there are two young kids at home who adore the person you're considering leaving.

5 Ways To Let A Guy Know You're Interested In Him

Lisa Copeland | Posted 10.09.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

You see an attractive man and you'd like to get him to notice you. But what do you do? Men need encouragement to know it's safe to approach you because more often than not, they get rejected by women. Here are five tips certain to let him know you're interested in him.

Mindful Happiness: 10 Remedies For Subtle Incessant Dissatisfaction

Ira Israel | Posted 10.09.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

Pursuing happiness actually causes misery. The irony is that if you want to be happy you need to release your desire to be happy -- for desire is the root of all suffering, according to the Buddha, and happiness -- when it occurs -- is actually a by-product and not a direct result of particular actions.

9 Breakup Tips For Long Distance Dating

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Caitlin Roberson

When I first started dating, I believed breakups were events where you had perfect clarity and confidence. I still believe that (mostly). It's the illusion that such clarity is achieved quickly and easily that's changed.

The Pitfalls Of Online Dating Over 50

Joe Seldner | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When most of the over 50 set was last seen dating 25 years ago, meeting took place at work, school, through well-meaning if usually misguided friends, or through that urban myth of going up to someone in the grocery store (did that ever happen, or at least happen without the police being called?)

This Sexually Enlightened R&B Song Feels So Right

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2014 | Comedy

Ladies, get ready. Because this guy is going to treat you "actually, sociopolitically right." As in, he'll make sure sex is a conversation in whic...

How to Pray for Good Sex -- And Get It!

Peggy Payne | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Some things work whether you believe in them or not. Perhaps God exists and is available even to nonbelievers. While you're experimenting in bed, whatever your spiritual condition, I dare you to add this into the mix.

5 Ways to Overcome Dating Anxiety

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

The message is one of hope. Social anxiety can be debilitating, isolating and lonely. But it doesn't have to be that way. With treatment, practice and a willingness to try new behaviors, dating anxiety can be overcome.

Can You Have Great Sex in a Healthy Adult Relationship?

Ira Israel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

It does not appear that the youth of America have surpassed the drunken fumbling in backseats of the previous generation or of their fathers' fathers. And what would healthy intimacy resemble in a world of texting, sexting, swiping, Tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking?

5 Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Dating Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Before you date, know and love yourself first. Get your life together. Do not go into dating expecting someone to take care of your emotional welfare. Your emotions will always, first and foremost, be your job. You must look out for yourself first and not expect someone else to do it.

25 Reasons Not to Have Sex Every Night -- Or Much at All for Crying Out Loud

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Gallagher

I've got things to do. I'm middle-aged and tired. I don't need no 20-something who hasn't found her first gray pubic hair, or crows foot, telling me what to do. If he wants sex every night, he can have it. By himself.

4 Important Questions for the Future of Your Long-Term Relationship

Shannon Deep | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

For a lot of people -- obviously, myself included -- it's important to know whether a long-term relationship is in the marriage pipeline or on the sideline. And both are ok! But what's most important is that no matter the answer to that question, you're where you want to be and it's where your partner wants to be as well.

The Surprising Key Element in Happy Couples

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

What do you think accounts for those who seem madly in love, versus couples who don't make it or seem miserable together?

This Is How Often Married People Are Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings

It's often thought that when you tie the knot, your sex life all but dies. From hectic work schedules to kids' demands, roadblocks to doing the de...

This Consent-Is-Sexy Anthem Should Be On Every Club's Playlist

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women

There have been more than a few sexy "songs of the summer" that we haven't been so into: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," case in point. But we coul...

4 Questions About Sexless Marriages

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

According to sex experts, millions of people all over the world are in sexless marriages. Many of those are in the United States. Here are some vital...

12 Cold Facts About Being Super-Hot

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Pretty is a thing, whereas beauty is a force. Although we live in a world where physical appearance is a currency, a differential engine drives life, ...

7 Ways to Cook up Chemistry Through Conversation

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

While you can't force attraction, there are definitely some things you can do to cultivate it. Personality and conversation are dramatically underappreciated tools in the toolkit for finding a mate.

How To Date Like An Adult

Abby Draper | Posted 06.12.2014 | Women
Abby Draper

I'm too old to fake it (yes, I mean that in every way you think) anymore, so in this "adult" phase of my dating life, I've decided to approach it entirely differently by promising five things to myself.

'The Hook-Up Truck' Brings (Safe) Sex To A Parking Space Near You

Posted 03.28.2014 | Women

Struggling to find a private space to get intimate? Enter the "Hook-up Truck." Described as "a modern dating solution for safe sexual adventuring" ...

Survey Says 1 In 5 Unhappily Married Women Aren't Doing This At Home

Posted 03.21.2014 | Divorce

Why do married people cheat? Boredom, loss of love and anger come to mind -- but according to a new survey, unhappily married American women may be st...

Older Men, Older Women: The Same Page at Last

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Loneliness is a terrible thing. Loneliness, the gut wrenching kind that creeps in at 2:00 a.m. and wakes you up because there are no sounds except the prattle of mice or a raccoon wreaking havoc on your about to ripen tomatoes.

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.