Remember the days when ending a relationship could mean saying goodbye forever? Social media and mobile phones have not only changed the landscape of technology, but are also affecting how we call it quits with our romantic partners. Read why in a constantly socially connected world, the notion of breaking up has become far more complicated, and in some cases, nearly impossible.
Women need learn when to stop searching for true love and just settle for what’s available. The Atlantic writer Lori Gottlieb presents a controversial opinion that argues why romance is overrated and how merely settling for any companionship sooner is a better long-term strategy for happiness for women.
In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.
Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.
Sex can be a taboo subject to ponder and discuss; but in this Ted Talk playlist, hear 8 experts take center stage and talk sex. From exploring the orgasm to explaining the link between religion and fertility, these talks take a look at sex from a wide variety of perspectives to answer some questions you may have been too shy to ask and expand your view on the role sex plays in our world.
There are many reasons why people fall in love. Take an intimate and genuine glimpse into an undergraduate student’s perspective on her relationship and the 10 reasons why she fell in love with her significant other.
People subconsciously assume that the same rules and roles for heterosexual couples apply to homosexual relationships, but recent studies show that though there are some similarities, there are some surprising differences and interesting reasons why those delineations exist. As gay marriage becomes more accepted and prevalent, there is still much can be learned about gay couples and the different issues they face together.
The dating world can be an intimidating world for guys (hence they need one more piece of advice); and while there are the general guidelines every guy knows to follow, there are some rules out there that some men may need to know to be successful with the ladies. AskMen outlines 10 rules every guy should follow that will have them feeling empowered to take on any dating challenge.
Not surprisingly, men and women have very different perceptions and attitudes when it comes to dating and sex. Business Insider recently conducted a survey to see if how the two sexes differ when it comes to things like sex on the first date, juggling between multiple partners, and asking someone out through text message.
Mobile technology drastically changed how we communicate with those around us; but when it comes to dating, do traditional practices still reign supreme or have mobile apps become an integral and accepted part of dating? This study explores how our mobile habits have affected our relationships and whether or not it has become an enhancement or detriment to our love lives.
MTV’s show “Catfish” sheds light on the emotional consequences of people who create an alternate online version of themselves. Each episode follows a couple involved in a deep but online-only romance and then films their awkward and sometimes heart-breaking first in-person encounter. This Salon article explores the appeal of the show and what is says about a culture that is both intrigued and appalled by this kind of manipulation.