The average wedding costs $27k. Free sounds pretty good.
With all the good news about cohabitating lately, the taboo surrounding it is slowly disappearing. More couples than ever are proudly opting to commit to each other without the tangibility of a marriage license.
And while most no longer consider 'living in sin' to be, well, sinful, there are still some that would like to see cohabitators make it legal. That's why Seattle's Cedar Park Assembly of God is offering a 'Free Wedding Day.'
Some think the urge to sext is only natural.
A slew of celebrities and public figures have had their salacious cell phone content leaked over the past few years—everyone from (former) House seat holder Anthony Weiner to girl-next-door Jessica Alba. Their exhibitionism had us wondering—what were they thinking? Turns out, it's not about thinking at all. According to science, sexting may simply be a primal inevitability when you put awesome cell phone technology in the hands of human sexuality.
Love is never easy, but for some, there are many added challenges.
“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”
My friend Taffi shared this Richard Rohr quote recently, and not only is it the embodiment of her open-minded outlook, it also applies to a journey she's in the midst of. A couple of years ago, after letting go of her religion, Taffi began to openly discuss her attraction to women.
Researchers gauge the success of couples based on the words they use.
In a crowded bar, a guy spots a pretty lady across the room. The wheels in his head quickly begin turning. What should I say to her? How can I make a good first impression? Is this line going to turn her off? Behold, the power of words. It's a power so subtle, it often goes unnoticed. And a University of Texas psychologist decided to study those subtleties in the context of the dating world.
Guys, do you really want to partake in a dating event that would ban Christina Hendricks?
With the surplus of niche dating sites that have been popping up, singles can find quite specific matches for themselves—everything from farmers to Trekkies. But earlier this month, when a NYC-based speed dating organization held an event for skinny people only, they created a bit of controversy.
Forget oysters, it's all about the Tower of Terror.
For thrill seekers, roller coaster riding has long been a swift and relatively inexpensive way to satiate the need for excitement. For the rest of us, we can think of nothing worse than being looped around at 400 feet only to suffer from inevitable nausea upon our descent.
Well, it might be time to quit whining and pop a Dramamine. Because according to researchers, roller coasters are good for more than just a wild ride—they're an aphrodisiac, too.
Why should you have to work for your Louis Vuitton?
Most of us grew up with the tenets of hard work and self-reliance instilled upon our psyches, and for women, those qualities are often even more reinforced. Our parents taught us financial and emotional independence and then sent us to college to look for a career, not a man, so that we could stand on our own, solid ground.
And then there are ladies who troll the web looking for rich dudes who will give them all the stuff you'll never be able to afford.
Now cute couples can be even cuter.
If you're looking to be connected to your significant other 24/7, there's now an app for that. And if you're single, this app might work in your favor, too. You know those couples who insist upon sharing their shmoopy love with all the Facebook world? Well, now you can suggest they get a virtual room.
Pair is an iPhone app that allows couples to share pictures, videos, messages, locations and even kisses.