Chris Ireland

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Love in the time of Tinder: Does Tinder lead to casual sex?

<i>Editor's note: So you’ve swiped right, exchanged numbers and got yourself a date on Tinder. What next? This is a 10-part series on the dating</i> …

These Are the Best (and Worst) Ages to Get Married

New findings confirm one part of the conventional wisdom, but upend the other.<p>Are you thinking about getting married? How can you know if your …

Texas on record-setting pace for inappropriate teacher-student relationships

<b>AMARILLO, Texas</b> - Reports of Texas teachers having inappropriate relationships with students are on track to beat last year's record total.<p>The Texas …

Education

These Homophobes Aren't Toasting Bud Light's Gay Marriage Ad

Bud Light recently premiered a new commercial in California and New York, featuring Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen toasting a same-sex wedding (see …

EXCLUSIVE - Johnny Depp 'in 2am row' with bodyguards outside casino after swigging champagne at concert after-party in Denmark... and flirting with a mystery blonde

• <b>Johnny Depp partied in Denmark swigging champagne with blonde woman</b>• <b><br>A bodyguard tried to lead him back inside but Johnny was in a 'party mood'</b>• <b><br>It came</b> …

In Ottoman holdover, Israel doubles down on marriage restrictions

There are criminals sitting in the Israeli Knesset: legislators who have either performed weddings outside the state’s religious authority, or who …

Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses In Love With One Another For Gay Pride Month

<b>Illustrator</b> Isaiah Stephens, who’s brought us numerous reimaginations of Disney characters including Disney princesses as mothers and moms-to-be, as …

Is Me Before You Based On Romance Or Reality?

Once upon a time in Los Angeles, I found myself in a yelling match with my then-boyfriend, who had been asked to buy peanut butter at the grocery …

Being Honest About Your Orgasms Could Be the Key to a Better Relationship

Less faking, more talking.<p>Sure, getting off certainly doesn’t always have to be the end-all-be-all of good sex. (We guess...) But according to experts, putting the work into figuring out how to achieve more orgasms, and refusing to ever fake it with your partner, might be the key to finding lasting …

InterAct

Ladies, take my advice: College is your best bet for finding a husband

Going back to school at age 31 (I am a lawyer who just graduated with a master's in journalism at USC) and seeing my slightly younger counterparts being driven crazy by the men in their lives has got me thinking about my "required reading list for life," and that maybe Susan Patton's controversial …

D.C. No Longer Has a Central Gay Neighborhood. Does That Matter?

<i>Read more from our 2016 Gay Issue here.</i><p>In 1968, Deacon Maccubbin quit the U.S. Army.<p>He’d been stationed in Virginia with the National Guard while the …

Sometimes Meeting the Wrong Guy is the BEST Way to Find Mr. Right

If you're like the rest of us, you've probably had a thought at one point or another to just give up on relationships entirely (probably shortly after an awkward confession, an unrequited love confessing his love for someone else, or a soul-crushing breakup). And who can blame you? This …

How Romantic Ideas Destroy Your Chance at Love

To fall in love with someone feels like such a personal and spontaneous process, it can sound strange—and even rather insulting—to suggest that …

'Chicago Fire' star to serve as grand marshal of Pride Parade

"Chicago Fire" star Monica Raymund said Wednesday she will serve as grand marshal of the Pride Parade this month.<p>Raymund, who plays firefighter Gabriela Dawson, will ride in a vehicle near the front of the parade procession. The annual parade is scheduled to begin noon June 26 at Montrose Avenue …

Here's What It's Like to Be In a Relationship and Have Sex on Camera for Money

"I'm less a fan of penetration [since I got pregnant], but I'm a much bigger fan of cunnilingus than I was before. And anal feels even better," …

Why we need to lose biased words like 'mistress' for good

As mother to a young daughter, I find myself correcting my own word usage quite frequently: I try to say “firefighter” instead of “fireman”, “police officer” instead of “policeman”. It’s a small thing, but knowing how impressionable kids are, combined with the far-reaching impact of gender …

Feminism

A 14-Year-Old Girl's Father Took Her to Another State to Marry the Rapist Who Got Her Pregnant

Her dad believed that a man should marry the woman he gets pregnant.<p>An Idaho father drove his 14-year-old daughter to Missouri in order to have her marry the 24-year-old man who raped and impregnated her, according to ABC News. The 24-year-old was a family friend and the rape occurred in 2015. The …

Weed, Gay Marriage, and Rap Battles at the Conservatives' Vancouver Convention

Party voted to trash policy that bans same-sex marriage on Saturday.<p>Canada's Conservative Party celebrated the send-off of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday, and then the real party got started.<p>Apparently keen to shake off a reputation for enjoying oats a little too much, discussion …

Canada's Conservatives Just Got Rid Of A Policy Opposing Gay Marriage

A vote has stripped opposition to gay marriage from the party's platform.<p>Delegates at the Conservative convention in Vancouver voted 1,036 to 462 on Saturday to delete a party line that defined marriage as between one man and one woman.<p>Some delegates had argued that eliminating the policy would …

Malcolm Turnbull expects marriage equality plebiscite by year's end

Malcolm Turnbull has said the marriage equality plebiscite will occur “as soon as possible after the election”, and he expects it to be held by the end of the year.<p>The comments appear to back attorney general George Brandis’s position that the plebiscite would be held this year, despite Turnbull …

LGBTQI

American Jews strongest backers of gay marriage, abortion

Jews are the most libertine religious group in America according to a new Gallup poll, and are more likely even than people with no religion to find …

Marriage equality: Australia's first wedding magazine for gay men waits for law to catch up

When Matty Bulger set out to create a wedding magazine for gay men, he encountered some resistance.<p>Not from those opposed to same-sex marriage but from people concerned that a magazine celebrating the fact that gay weddings already occur in Australia, despite those marriages not being recognised …

LGBTQI

Father who had daughter marry her rapist sentenced to jail

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri and having her …

He Had AIDS and I Had Hepatitis C: A Love Story

How we found each other amidst addiction, ongoing sobriety, and life-threatening illness.<p>One girlfriend slipped a mickey into my coffee," he said, "and when I passed out she poured lighter fluid on me and all my belongings and torched me."<p>We were sitting at Le Singe Vert in Chelsea. As the waiter …

New love: A retirement dream — or nightmare?

You’ve found true love in your 60s. It might be a dream come true, but there’s far more to consider than just companionship.<p>After she lost her second husband in 2007, Edie Tolchin started dating again at the age of 53. It was when she met Ken Robinson, who was a widower himself, that things got …

10 Ways to Grow Your Marriage While Having Young Kids

My wife, Esther, and I live in a small parsonage next to our church. So does Isaiah. So does Naomi.<p>With biblical names like these, you’d think Isaiah …

Your Weekly Love Horoscope: What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Relationships for the Week of May 30, 2016

Expect the good, the bad and the ugly this week! With emotions running high, your relationship will definitely be tested. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger though so lean on each other and keep the lines of communication open. For a more in depth look at what the stars have in store for …

What is the Worst City for Single For Women Today?

Could your city be the worst place to look for love? If you live in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Boston, you could be right. However, if you live in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston or Miami, you could also be correct. Wait, what if you live in Detroit? How about Phoenix? Could it be …

This Viral Reddit Thread Proves Just How Much Teenagers Need Good Sex Education

The wise Cher Horowitz once lamented to Bronson Alcott High School gym teacher Ms. Stoeger that "physical education in this school is a disgrace." In …