Relationships

How to make and keep friends as an adult

The first time Alex Paterson lived in Washington, as a 19-year-old summer intern from Montana, he had no friends.<p>He was working 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. — spending his days in an unpaid internship and chasing that with a job as a server at Logan Tavern in the evenings — leaving little time to cultivate …

Lifestyle

6 Questions About Polyamory for the Curious

Modern day relationships are changing quickly, and it can become difficult for couples or individuals to find themselves amid the wash of new terms, …

Polyamory

How To Overcome Insecurity and Change Your Negative Relationship Patterns

<b>“Sometimes our thoughts are backed by so much insecurity that they create lies we believe.” ~Unknown</b><p>After nearly a year of being single and after …

Mind

The best way to get over a breakup, according to science

Real talk: Even for the healthiest of individuals, breakups can lead to a deterioration of your wellness game. Thankfully, researchers have good news …

Lifestyle

Do You and Your Partner Fight Too Much, or Not Enough? Turns Out There's a "Magic Ratio"

Everyone knows couples break up when they fight too much. But what if they don't fight enough?<p>Dr. John M. Gottman, a psychologist who’s studied …

Marriage

Studies show that single people are doing really well, thanks very much

According to a 2014 study, one in every four adults will never be married. There are more single people roaming the earth than ever before, which …

How to know if your friend is an alcoholic, and how to handle it

Female alcoholics are not always viewed in the most attractive light, let’s face it. We suffer the stereotype of a pathetic, weeping, mascaraed mess in contrast to our macho, lager lout male counterparts who are simply expected to drink too much.<p>Everyone remembers how the press mocked Amy Winehouse …

Pros and Cons

How To Figure Out Your 'First Impression' Sign & What It Says About You

If you’ve never had a professional astrologer read your zodiac chart for you, you probably have never heard of your “rising sign,” aka your …

Interior Design

How to Translate Narcissist-Speak

with Dan Neuharth, Ph.D.<p>People with narcissism use words as tools or weapons more than as communication. That is one reason dealing with narcissists …

Personality

5 Tips to Live Your Dream

You don't want to be that old, lonely man at the bar...<p>Regard the old man at the bar. He’s boisterous and jolly, a merry old fellow with ruddy cheeks. But, in quiet moments, there’s a wistful look in his eye that begs explanation. It’s the one that got away.<p>I’m not talking about the girl—she’s back …

Success

6 Things Divorced People Want You To Know...But Will Never Tell You | Women's Health

1/6 Iluistrator/Shutterstock<p>Your finances completely change.<p>"When you're dealing with the emotional struggles of divorce, it's hard to also be digging into your finances, especially if you were in the traditional role of being the party who did not pay the bills or plan investment and retirement," …

Marriage

4 Myths About Marriage I Found to Be Untrue

People have a lot to say about marriage. Whether they’ve been happily codependent with their spouse for 30 years, survived a crushing divorce, or have simply seen a lot of romcoms, everyone’s ready with advice or a pseudo-warning about how drastically life will change as soon as you have a ring on …

Marriage

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Much Ado About a Micropenis

by Dan SavageI recently got to enjoy a sexual encounter with a man I have loved and been friends with for many years because my primary relationship …

Love

5 Questions That Will Totally Transform Your Sex Life

"These messages enter the sinews of your skin and lodge inside of you."...

Gay Men Sound Off On Misconceptions About 'Femme' And 'Masc' Stereotypes

"Love and attraction can be felt and seen in many forms."<p>A new video from popular lesbian vlogger Arielle Scarcella asks a group of gay men in relationships to reflect on cultural notions of “masculine” and “feminine” identity and the way people inscribe these ideas onto their relationships.<p>In the …

Gender

9 Ways To Tell If Someone Is Flirting With You

Take notes.<p>Admittedly Brits are not known for romantic sensibilities, ability to master small talk or charm each other into bed with poetry and prose.<p>Instead we always tended to opt for swipe right, 10 pints of dutch courage, and awkwardly shuffling out of their house before they wake up.<p>But it …

In Photos: The People Seeking Friendship On Craigslist

Ever wondered who posts on Craigslist’s “Strictly Platonic” section? So did photographer Peter Garritano.<p>Ah, Craigslist–the online mecca for buying used furniture, turning strangers into roommates, and even looking for friendship. The “strictly platonic” subsection of Craigslist is a potent mix of …

Photography

Where can a woman meet decent men? Our Guys Tell All panel says…

Our Guys Tell All panel – “The Gentleman’s Diet” author Larry Burchett, comedian Rick Younger, “Idiotest” host Ben Gleib, and newlywed Bob Guiney – join the Fourth Hour to shed insight on the male mind. To a woman who wonders where to meet decent guys, Guiney recommends meeting men through friends …

Love

10 Signs You Shouldn't Have Anal Sex With Him

Uh, when did anal become the new first base?<p>Anal is nothing new, it's been around forevs, and tons of women are into it. Back in the dark ages, cavemen were probably still pressuring their cavegirlfriends for it and promising to go "really slow, trust me" or whatever. Nowadays, it's very much YOU …

Pregnancy

Sweet Love Messages for a Husband That’s Far Away

Sweet Love Messages for a Husband That’s Far Away<p>Are you feeling the urge to write a romantic love letter to your far-away husband or to send him a …

Dating

Why Men Have So Much Trouble Getting Over ‘The One Who Got Away’

Illustration by Dave van PattenThe first time Mark Elderfield thought he let “the one” get away was when he was 17 years old. Her name was Caitlin*, …

Tricking Yourself Into Thinking You’re Over It Is Key to Getting Over a Breakup

For many of us, coping with getting dumped means chopping off our hair, spending days in bed watching movies about natural disasters, and telling …

Health

Someone Else’s Fertility/Infertility Is None Of Your Business

There’s something about pregnancy and parenting that seems to blur traditional boundaries. People want to know your birth plan and what you will name …

Pregnancy

Stealthing, or a Partner Taking off the Condom during Sex without Consent, Is a New Sex ‘Trend’

New, unusual sex moves can spice up your bedroom life, but sometimes people get carried away while trying new things, doing things their partners …

Feminism

The scary thing online dating taught me about rape culture

Chad* and I met on Bumble. We didn’t message each other for too long before agreeing to meet up for a date, and I traded in my usual pre-screening …

Online Dating

Carolyn Hax: Inviting your mentally ill mom to your wedding

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: My mom is a bipolar narcissist — the bipolar part diagnosed clinically, the narcissist part by own assessment. She is estranged from me, my sister and my dad, her ex-husband.</i><p><i>Unlike my dad and sister, I never foreclosed on the possibility of</i> …

Lifestyle

Andie MacDowell On Loneliness, Twitter, And ‘Mature Women’ In Hollywood

Russell Harbaugh's <i>Love After Love</i>, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night, is an understated, much-deserved showcase for …

How to get better at online dating, according to science

How to get better at online dating, according to science<p>Photo: Arsh Sayed<p>In the world of online dating, first impressions (which is something you …

90-year-old man on First Dates talked about his late wife and completely broke us

A super charming silver fox appeared on First Dates and just melted all of our hearts.<p>Riverdale spoilers: Archie and Veronica take to the stage in …

Love

Friends First, Couples After

Think about all of the past relationship mistakes you’ve ever made. Did you really know that person? What about any mistakes you’ve made in business …