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10 Simple Ways to Win Over Your Partner's Parents This Thanksgiving

Em & Lo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Engage in appropriate dinner conversation. That means avoiding sex, politics and the boil you just had removed from your butt.

6 Ways To Turn A Fairy Tale Into True Love

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

It is important to create a world full of more than just your romantic relationships. If you do not invest in other areas of your life -- your work, friends, outside interests -- you will lose perspective. It can begin to feel as if you will have nothing if you do not stick with your partner.

What A Trip To Vegas Taught Me About My Marriage

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I married my husband because he is smart, funny, and great in the sack. That's how we ended up with these kids. What would it say about our marriage if I did not trust him to care for them?

Finding Yourself Before Finding 'The One'

Kate Endres | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Kate Endres

I'm constantly finding a disconnect between the ultimate idea of "the one" compared to the one I'm actually with.

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

9 Simple Ways To Build Intimacy In Your Relationship

Bustle | Posted 11.14.2014 | Weddings
Bustle

The more you spend time with your SO because you want to -- not because you're obligated to or have automatic plans every Friday night -- the more you're likely to appreciate them and stop viewing them as a sort of breathing ottoman.

How To Break Up With Someone In Three Words

Akirah Robinson | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

I just want you to know that if your mind is constantly thinking about whether you should stay or go, your heart probably isn't 100% in it. And if your heart isn't in your relationship, where is it?

When To Stay And When To Walk Away From Your Relationship

Julia Ford-Carther | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Julia Ford-Carther

Choose what you truly want and need in order to achieve the loving, caring, committed, passionate, fulfilling relationship that you truly desire -- and not just for the sake of making a point.

10 Fixable Reasons Your Wife Won't Sleep With You

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 11.04.2014 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I am not going to say that watching a man vacuum is traditionally sexy, but here's what's less sexy: me doing it all the time. Helping with housework frees your wife up to get relaxed and in a sexy mood.

5 Top Fall Date Ideas

GalTime | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
GalTime

With autumn in full swing, there are countless date ideas that are perfect for the season. Take advantage of this opportunity and tailor your outings to the weather, no matter what part of the country you live in.

Luckier the Second Time

Kristin Shaw | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Kristin Shaw

With his unending kind words, and his steady confidence, he has helped me find my way back to myself. Through him, I have realized that no one can put me back together; that's up to me.

When Your Partner Feels More Like a Roommate

KnowMore TV | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

How do you know if losing the romantic connection is a normal and real practical part of your marriage, or if it's something that needs to change? Here are a few signs that you may want to mix up your routine so it doesn't take a negative toll on your relationship.

How Being #3 on My Partner's List Showed Me My Scars and Healed Them at the Same Time

Lauren Noren | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Lauren Noren

I let go. I let the weight of my head rest against his firm shoulder. I let my body soften. My eyes swelled up with tears and I let the tears stream down my face, hitting his shoulder on their descent.

The 4 Stages of Post-Loss Dating

Abigail Carter | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Abigail Carter

I stood before a group of 30-40 widows and widowers in a brightly-lit Toronto hotel conference room, my PowerPoint presentation on a large screen behind me, not exactly the atmosphere you might choose to talk about post-loss dating.

11 Things You Should Never Say To A Bisexual Woman

Bustle | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Bustle

As a bi woman, I, along with every bisexual person I've met, have heard the same handful of these ill-informed questions whenever I've chosen to open up about my orientation. Here are 11 things we bi women are just plain tired of hearing.

Putting the Breaks on a Back-Peddling Man

Susan Winter | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

The need to control an undesirable situation by pushing or pulling a partner into compliance is the root of all torment. All we can do is improve ourselves. We can't coerce others or make them want us. But we can show up in a way that allows us to shine, no matter what the outcome.

Why Having Standards Is Worth Life in the Slow Lane

Unwritten | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Unwritten

It's OK to want more. It's OK to expect certain things. It's OK to want to wait for the right person. Being "nice" does not equate to being weak, passive, or without a personality.

What Women Want More Than Wealth

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

Personally, I would prefer to marry a junior high school teacher than a guy who was spending every second at his job, even if he was pulling in a million dollars a year.

Don't Dissect Your Relationship, Let It Be

Taylor Marsh | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

One size doesn't fit all. A woman attracts a man based on who she is as an individual, not just by her looks, body and charm.

10 Lessons I Learned From My Breakup with New York City

Stefanie Williams | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

It's great to love New York, but it's OK to leave it, too. It's OK to admit that despite offering you everything you think you could want only a block away 24/7, other places might have what you really want. Get out and experience those other places.

Confession: An Intruder Ruined My Date

Ravishly | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Needless to say, Ben had a different idea. He grabbed a golf club from a set sitting near his bed, stood and faced the intruder. "You need to leave now," Ben said in (what I thought was) a pretty scary voice.

10 Things We All Need To Do Before We Say 'I Do'

Lexi Herrick | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weddings
Lexi Herrick

Rushing is in our nature. We get excited. We want to move on to each new and intriguing stage of our lives. However, part of being truly ready to get married is knowing that like all other stages, it doesn't have to be done in a hurry.

I'm Not Meant To Follow Dating Rules, And I'm Not Sorry

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I used to think I was cautious when it came to relationships, but in the past few months, after beginning and ending several "relationships," I have come to a realization: I jump head-first, hurtling toward the finish line, miles ahead of the other person.

4 Signs He Will Not Commit

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

If someone loves you, they want to be with you, they are invested in you and they feel proud of you. They feel obligated, responsible and committed to your relationship. Don't sell yourself short.

The 10 Worst Things About Married Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Having someone around to check your butt crack for tick bites is one of the many advantages of marriage -- who else is going to do that for you, after all? -- but these things do tend to eat away at the mystery, which can lead to sex that feels companionable rather than steamy.