There are certain things about men, women, and dating that we believe to be fact. While men think about sex on the regular, women endlessly talk about their feelings. While many men fear commitment, women want to walk down the aisle ASAP. These are stereotypes, of course, encouraged by "Cosmo" and "Sex and the City," but what if we were to tell you that most of what you thought to be true is myth? According to recent studies by Match.com and eHarmony, the truth about relationships is far from what you'd expect. In honor of Valentine's Day, we've rounded up some of the most shocking stats about singles. Click on to have your romantic notions turned upside down!
The key to a great first date is picking a fun, inexpensive, casual activity that allows you to talk but also keeps you busy. We've come up with 50 fun first date ideas for you and 50 gentlemen--or maybe just you and Adam Sandler.
Breakups are tough. Breaking up with a guy who refuses to hear you is tougher. We chatted with relationship experts April Masini and Jeanette Raymond to bring you the best advice for how to break up with your boyfriend. Keep reading, and stay strong, sister.
Since the advent of eHarmony, OKCupid, and other dating services, more and more people are taking the plunge and creating an online dating profile. However, not all profiles are created equal--some companies and individuals use them to promote themselves and get ahead in some way. We gathered our best tips for spotting a fake from the start.
For those days when you just can't with online dating.
Online dating opens you up to hundreds of thousands of potential partners, but you won't meet any of them without a great online dating profile. We know it's hard to write a profile that both represents you and attracts others, so we consulted two relationship experts to bring you some of the best online dating profile examples on the Web.
Trying to figure out whether a guy is interested in you or not just got easier. One of the most telling signs that a guy is interested doesn’t come from him actually saying those words, it’s the way his face looks and the way his body is positioned around yours. If you’re wondering whether the guy at the end of the bar is interested or not, all you have to do is watch the way his body moves. We got the expert advice on how to read body language, from moves men make when they’re interested to what to watch for when they’re not.
Living together before marriage isn't as taboo as it used to be, which means a growing number of couples now say "I'll move" before they say "I do."
Sometimes, there's not much to go off of on someone's online dating profile. Maybe the photo is blurry, the interests listed are vague, or doesn't want to meet in person. We've gathered some of the top red flags here—take our online dating advice, and good luck!
Sometimes we dismiss potential suitors by saying they're just not our type. But what could we be missing when we try to restrict ourselves to one type? The science of love shows that we are biologically wired to be attracted to certain types of people, but that we could be best matched with others. Read on to find out why.
Breaking up is hard to do, but with your favorite ice cream, a warm blanket, and a few of the best breakup songs on the radio, it can be just a little bit better. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite cry-your-eyes-out, sing-through-the-pain songs to get you back out there in the dating pool.
With the stigma of online dating diminishing and the number of users growing, it might be time to give the phenomenon a try. We consulted relationship expert April Masini to put together this list of top dating sites for millennials!
First dates: We've all had them, good and bad. The dating game isn't always an easy one—not only do you have to interpret what your date is saying to determine if you're a match or not, you also have to read into what they're not saying out loud. We've got nine telltale body language signs to tell if he's into you or not.
Have you ever been catfished? It can happen to almost anyone. Discover 5 spooky signs that your internet dating interest isn't who they claim to be!
Technically, you and your man both speak English. And certain phrases — "Would you pass the salt?" "Do you know where the remote is?" — can pass between you without ambiguity. But let's face it, the language of love can sometimes get confusing. We've compiled a list of some of men's most cryptic statements, as well as questions that will help you uncover the real deal.
What's the likelihood that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are made for each other? How well-matched are Bachelorette Emily Maynard and her suitors? According to San Francisco dating site Soul2Match, it's written in their head shots. According to the site, compatibility is based on shared values, which can be detected in facial features. Drawing on the age-old observation that long-term couples tend to resemble each other and the studies that show we look for ourselves in potential mates, Soul2Match uses biometric software to analyze facial features and bone structure in order to predict soulmate-ness. While the technology doesn't take into account color (as in race and hair color aren't accounted for), the software scans the faces of the potential lovebirds for shared features, which the founders believe strongly correlate to shared personality traits and values. Hey, we've conjectured on Hollywood love based on much less evidence. According to the site, a compatibility score of at least 70 percent is deemed a great match. For context, Soul2Match found President Obama and Michelle have a score of 84 percent (No wonder—did you see their adorbs kiss-cam moment?!), while Kim K and Kris Humphries have a score at just 27 percent (Similar initials just doesn't cut it.). Let's hop aboard the Wild Assumption Express and take a look at the compatibility scores of some of Hollywood's hottest romances. Will Miley and Liam make it to the altar?! Has eternal bachelor George Clooney finally found the supermodel made for him?! Do RPatz and KStew share the same dull expression that will stand the test of time?! I can barely contain myself.
Ahh, the modern age. Science and technology have made life so convenient and digital. You can use the Internet to make an appointment at the DMV and control your house's thermostat with your phones. But although many things have gotten easier, dating has only gotten more complicated. For example, on the Style Network's reality show "Sperm Donors," a man confessed to his fiancé over drinks that he'd fathered 70 children. His bride-to-be managed to keep her martini from coming out of her nose and she even blamed herself for "not asking the right questions."; Apparently it's no longer enough just to ask if a potential mate wants children; now a girl's gotta ask, "How many biological offspring have your college sperm donations produced?" Before you get engaged—or even serious with a new steady—the questions that need to be asked and answered have definitely changed. Here are a few we'd recommend sorting out before it's too late.
Wouldn't it be great if you could smear some substance all over your body or consume a particular concoction and men would come flocking to you in massive hordes, vying for your love? While science has yet to prove that there are any magical love potions that produce this effect, there have been peculiar theories and legends over the centuries. Join us on a journey from ancient Egypt to the psychedelic '70s to modern day to revisit some kooky advice on how to snag yourself a man.