Relationships

5 signs you have trouble with intimacy (don’t worry, you’re not alone)

Bonding with your partner is a critical part of a loving, lasting relationship. It’s also one of the best parts of loving another person — sharing a …

Why We Get Turned Off When Someone Shows Too Much Interest in Us

If you’re lucky, the first few weeks of a new relationship are often nothing short of magical. The dates feel fresh and creative, the outfits are cute and designed-to-impress, and the conversations are interesting and full of information. So far, so good, right? But what happens when your new S.O. …

Brit + Co

If You’re Sleeping With A Married Person, Here’s How To End It

Remember: You're breaking free of an unhealthy relationship.<p>There’s plenty of advice out there focused on affair recovery and what married couples can do to rebuild trust after infidelity. There’s considerably less information available on how to move forward from an affair if <i>you’re</i> the other man …

Marriage

6 things you should never talk about with men in bed

You’re hoping that new guy might be “the one.”<p>But inwardly, all those dating anxieties haunt you … “Has he noticed my flaws, will my quirks scare him off, will he guess how insecure I am?” The list is endless.<p>Because, let’s face it, when we fall for a guy, we want him to love us, warts and all.<p>But …

Meeting that guy who sued his date for $17.31

Why? Why? Why? Why?<p>Last week, Brandon Vezmar was thrown into a social media shit storm. After going on a bad first date – which saw his partner text continuously through a 3D screening of <i>Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 –</i> the 37-year-old decided to take legal action. In an extremely drastic act of …

Britpop

Is It OK to Have a Racial Preference in Dating?

<i>OZY’s next TV show,</i> The Third Rail<i>, is launching on PBS this fall! We’ll smartly debate the hot topics usually shied away from. In the lead-up, we’re</i> …

Racism

How To Handle It If Your Partner (Or You!) Want An Open Marriage

The number one requirement: it has to be something you both want.<p><i>For</i> BRIDES, by Gigi Engle.<p>Your partner just sat you down and asked for an open marriage. Or was it the other side of the coin and <i>you</i> are seeking an open relationship? Either way, what happens now?<p>First of all, many people are unclear …

Marriage

Here's how you can use math to find your soul mate — and why we're so resistant to that idea

Eric Barker is the author of "Barking Up The Wrong Tree." In this video, Barker explains how you can find your soul mate using math. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>In terms of finding your soul mate, there's actually an algorithm developed by mathematicians that can be used to help you</i> …

Marriage

How to Tell Your Girlfriend You Still Talk to Your Ex

Exes and oh-no-oh-no-oh-nos<p>Deep breath in, then exhale: <i>It’s not cheating if you still talk to your ex girlfriend</i>. Phew!<p>If you’re like, “Her? Gross! Meg broke my heart. Why would I want a reminder of that period I pretended to like Dave Matthews Band? I don’t WANT to talk to her”—great, you’re in …

9 signs the “little fight” with your significant other is more serious than you thought

Relationships can be difficult to navigate, even the very best ones. Since a relationship involves the coming together of two people, often with …

Marriage

Ask Amy: Mother worries excessively and wonders how to let go

<i>Dear Amy: My daughter has been seriously dating a young man for about the past six years. They are both 25. He is an immigrant/refugee from a war-torn country and has struggled with serious psychological issues relating to his childhood experiences. He recently totaled his car and got a DUI,</i> …

Lifestyle

8 Signs He REALLY Loves You

Comment count<p><b>2. He will desire to PROTECT you</b> (physically, emotionally, verbally, spiritually and financially).<p>Men are hard-wired to be protectors. …

Love

I was in an abusive relationship for years before I realised

I fell in love with the most awful man I have ever met<p>Probably the one thing I believed about myself as a woman and as a psychotherapist was that I …

Domestic Abuse

How to Handle an Upsetting, Unexpected "No" RSVP Response

In a perfect wedding planning world, every single person you'd like to be present at your big day will be there with bells on—end of story. But as you may have figured out by now, that world can, at times, be unpredictable, and sometimes even disappointing. If you find yourself feeling upset while …

Weddings

Why you shouldn’t be afraid to talk about masturbating with your friends

During the last week of the month of May, which happens to be International Masturbation Month, we’re diving into some topics you probably don’t talk …

3 Real Women Share What It's Like To Date A Younger Man

"He has so much energy!"<p>The 2010s have turned the notion of a "normal" couple on its head: Marriage reform redefined what a legally recognized household can look like, age at first marriage continues to rise, trans couples have entered the public consciousness, and egg freezing has enabled more …

Women's Health

Can It Be "Too Soon" To Meet Someone's Parents?

Your partner has impressed all your friends, charmed your coworkers with their social grace, and even bonded with your sibling that one time. In theory, they're ready to meet the final bosses: your parents. Or are they?<p>At a certain point in your relationship, it's not a question of if you'll meet …

Parenting

‘Catfish’ Recap: Reunion Show Helps Cultivate New Relationships, Rekindle Others

Reunited and it feels so … awkward? Many people were reacquainted with those who lied to them online during the “Still Hooked” episode of MTV’s …

Celebrity News

Online dating is exhausting so this woman got a robot to swipe and choose men for her

Katerina Lyadov hired 'dating managers' so they could chit-chat and schedule dates for her<p>Navigating the online dating world is no easy task.<p>After …

Online Dating

How to dump your shrink

Breaking up is hard to do — especially when the split is with your shrink.<p>Patients often suffer the same crippling nervousness, embarrassment and …

Lifestyle

When Gossiping About Your Girlfriends Is Actually A Good Thing

That relationships between women are complicated might be the grand understatement of the century — and yet, it's completely true. Whether we're talking about you and your very best bestie, your sprawling college crew, or the close knit circle of girls you grew up with, the ins and outs of female …

Women's News

Witchy ways to find love in NYC

Ask the three witches working behind the counter of Enchantments, the city’s oldest occult store, how frequently they’re called on for dating help, …

New York City

Having given up on apps, daters turn to TV hoping to make a 'connection'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dating apps might be great for reminding people that there are plenty of fish in the sea, so to speak, but 30-year-old attorney Madison Kucker has been on 127 dates in the past two years and she tired of fishing. So she's putting her future in the hands of the producers from Fox's "Love …

TV

Getting Along with People at Work

Someone has said, "Relationships are the sandpaper of our lives." That sure seems like a fitting description for workplace relationships, because …

Jesus

Ramona Singer Recently Gave a Girlfriend Advice on How to Deal with Infidelity: "I've Been There"

Ramona Singer certainly likes to dish out her opinion on the love lives of <i>The Real Housewives of New York City</i> — whether her fellow Manhattanites …

Bravo TV

When Your Best Friend Is Younger Than Your Daughter

A friend of mine jokes that I accumulate older women with weekend homes the way other people do spare change. I don’t actively seek them out (and I …

This guy gave his girlfriend lettuce thinking it was a flower, and we’re melting

Gift-giving in relationships gets a little tricky sometimes — but if you need definitive proof that it’s truly the thought that counts, we’ve found …

Lettuce

Why It’s Still Hard to Move on No Matter How Many Times Our Hearts Break

en_US<p>article<p>How to process the stages of grief to get over your …

The important questions: Why it’s better to play the ‘cougar’ and date younger men

For all the ways we love to pat ourselves on the back for supposed social progress, it seems rather backwards that the notion of a woman dating a …

Canadian News

Dear Abby: In love with a man who’s cheated before

<b>DEAR ABBY:</b> I am a gay man who has been dating a divorced man for nine months. I’m 25 and he is 50. He was married to a woman for more than 20 years …

Love