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This is the percentage of men who believe in love at first sight

Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack in 'Serendipity'. Image: Rex<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>A new poll has revealed the percentage of men who …

What You Can (and Can’t!) Discuss with Someone Who Isn't Invited to Your Wedding

<i>As soon as you’ve got a ring on your finger, people will start asking about your wedding. Friends, family members, acquaintances, even the person working the register at your local supermarket. Unless you’re a master at keeping secrets, it’s hard to resist the urge to chat about what you have</i> …

Why Successful Women Gravitate Toward Younger Men

You’re a driven, successful, single woman. Of course, you can have a relationship with a person of any age, but maybe you don’t know what you’re …

3 Chivalrous Things A Guy Should Always Do On A First Date And 3 To Avoid

The more I go on first dates, the more I find myself making mental lists of things I will and won't put up with.<p>OK, I'll be honest, I'm talking about …

Walkable cities are healthier cities, new study affirms

Urban design has a real impact on physical activity levels<p>Implicit in the work of all architects and urban designers is the idea that good design can improve human life. And now, a massive global study spanning 14 cities and 10 countries has put that idea to the test and found it true: a …

Research

How to Tell if a Guy Is Actually a Creep, According to Science

News you can use, people.<p>It’s pretty much a given that if you thought a guy was creepy, you wouldn’t be dating him. But, love can be blind and all, so it’s possible you could be seeing a creep and not even know it. Enter, science.<p>A new study published in <i>New Ideas in Psychology</i> sought to figure out …

Research

Why You Should Never Order Popcorn At The Movies (Say It Ain't So!)

What’s a trip to the movies without a bag of popcorn?? That buttery smell is pretty hard to resist. Sure, we know it can’t be *the best* for us, but …

Nutrition

There’s Now a Bot Who Will Ghost People for You Because Modern Dating Is Sad

Dating is hard. And everybody in the dating pool today knows about the ghosting “phenomenon,” a technique wherein one person completely cuts off contact with another, leaving no explanation for their disappearance. It’s critiqued as “the coward’s way out of a relationship,” and, as we’ve said …

Relationships

Drone delivers abortion pill to women in Northern Ireland

Women's advocacy groups have used a drone to send abortion pills to women in Northern Ireland. In a protest against abortion laws in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Dutch group Women on Waves teamed up with Northern Irish group Alliance for Choice, Irish group Rosa and Northern …

Northern Ireland

5 Factors That Predict If a Marriage Will Last, According to Divorce Lawyers

Nobody enters into a marriage believing it'll end in divorce. Yet some marriages end this way. While there's no surefire way to know which marriages will last and which are headed for divorce, there's one group of people who have observed some trends: divorce lawyers.<p>Here are some factors that …

Couples who divvy up household chores have best sex lives, study finds

If photos of your '90s hair weren't evidence enough of rapidly shifting tastes, consider new research about what leads to a healthy, happy sex life.<p>In the early 1990s, couples who aimed for an equal division of housework had the lowest sexual frequency and satisfaction. Today they have the …

Research

9 Ways To Deal With A Mother-In-Law Who Feels More Like A Monster-In-Law

"No matter how they try to manipulate you, stand your ground."<p>Meddling in-laws can wreak absolute havoc on an otherwise healthy relationship -- even if they mean well.<p>"When a couple defers to meddling in-laws, it adds considerable stress to a partnership," said Susan Newman, a psychologist and …

Why some people aren't tempted to cheat on their partners

Even if you don't live in Hollywood, you've probably wondered how some people manage to stay married for decades on end. When asked how he remained faithful to his wife, the late, legendary actor/god/salad dressing entrepreneur Paul Newman is said to have quipped something of, "Why go out for …

6 Better Ways to Deal With Conflicts in Your Relationship

Intimate relationships bring up intense feelings. Conflict with a partner can feel destabilizing, and make it difficult to be articulate and openly …

3 Marriage Secrets You Should Never Discuss With Your Friends

From a young age, we've turned to our friends and told them <i>everything</i>. And once you get married, the need to tell-all gets stronger than ever. "It's tempting to share because you want support, a sounding board, and someone to be on your side," says Sharon Rivkin, Santa Rosa-based marriage counselor …