Relationships

7 secrets to a lasting relationship from the hugely popular 'Marriage 101' class

<i>Professor Alexandra Solomon teaches the most popular course at Northwestern University — Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. The class and the wait list fill up on the first day of registration and the course receives media attention from around the world. Here, Solomon shares</i> …

Marriage

8 signs your crush on your friend is worth acting on

It doesn’t matter who you are, at some point in your life, you’ll probably have a crush. Almost no one is lucky enough to escape the particular kind …

Use heartbreak as the best motivation to better yourself.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) I now understand.<p>When you enter into some form of commitment or near commitment with a significant …

Motivation

What’s the secret to long-lasting love? These couples share tips

TODAY talks to couples who have been married for over 30 years to find out how they’ve made their relationships work so well for so long.

Marriage

Ask Polly: He Wanted an Open Relationship. Why Wasn’t I Enough?

Get Ask Polly delivered weekly.<p><i>It’s Ask Pollypalooza: In honor of the paperback release of</i> How to Be a Person in the World, <i>the Cut brings you a new</i> …

Love

The Democrats are Hemorrhaging Voters for the Same Reason You’re Still Single

A Meditation on Hard Truths Hurt People Never Learn<p>Do you know what the hardest thing to do in a relationship is?<p>The hardest part of any relationship …

6 things you realize when you try to make friends when you’re a parent

There is an endless amount written about how your life changes when you have kids. You know the go-to points: You sleep less, you spend more, you …

Parenting

Toxic Relationships

You have no control choosing who you love. In reality, love is something that takes a long time to build. I firmly believe that way too many people …

Sunk Costs

Why we desire partners who have had relationship experience

Mate copying (sometimes called mate-choice copying) is where an individual is preferred as a future romantic partner simply because they have …

Wedding Rings

Who Pays on the First Date? No One Knows Anymore, and It's Really Awkward

There was a time when Tinesha Zandamela would dig around for her wallet at a first date, anticipating that the guy would insist on paying.<p>That was before she went out with one who “forgot” his wallet, or the one who requested to split the check 50-50 after eating nearly all the food. Now when the …

First Dates

Ask Amy: My dad’s comment about fat, bald guy made me furious

<b>DEAR AMY:</b> I have not spoken to my father in months. This followed a phone conversation with him during which he asserted that the real reason a …

Parenting

Being Single Is a Choice, So Stop With the Guilt Trip

As Gretchen Weiners from <b>Mean Girls</b> would probably say: "Oh my god, you can't just ask people why they're single." The question is intrusive, …

Who is Amber Davies? Meet the Love Island 2017 contestant looking for a summer romance

Love Island is back on ITV2 for 2017.<p>But who is looking for a summer romance this series?<p>Dancer Amber Davies, 20, from North Wales, says the main …

Love Island

How To Tell Someone Is Flirting With You (And Not Just Being Nice), According To Reddit

"<p>'I can always tell by their eyes.'<p>Flirting can be baffling territory if you’re not a master of decoding body language.<p>Misjudge so much as a smile or remark and it can go one of two ways: bloody brilliantly or walk-away-and-never-show-your-face-again badly.<p>When Reddit user Crazyjohnb22 asked his …

Kingdom Hearts II Is Full Of Bad Romances And Rad Bromances

The latest in the Boss Fight Books series, available tomorrow, is <i>Kingdom Hearts II</i> by veteran games writer Alexa Ray Corriea. In the exclusive …

Anime

Singles Tables: Yay or Nay?

Planning the seating arrangements for your reception can be one of the most stress-inducing, hair-pulling, and argument-inciting tasks to check off your to-do list. We get it. Taking into account who is on what side of the family, what to do with an uneven amount of tables, people that don’t know …

Weddings

Shaggy Gave Us This Life-Changing Dating Advice at Glastonbury

I spent most of my school trip to France, aged 11, ‘singing’ Shaggy’s Angel at the top of my lungs with my classmate. My voice was far from angelic, …

Music Festivals

Ten Things You Should Fix Right Away In Your Online Dating Profile

"<p><i>How do you make an online dating profile stand out? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Helen Zhang:</b><p><b>Take photos that you can use as conversation pieces</b>. Show your hobbies and …

Online Dating

The Cost of Benefits

This has been an article I wanted to write for quite a long time. I had to approach the subject matter with utmost care, because of the intimate …

Here's what hookup culture is like on the campuses of Catholic colleges

Daniel is “free-spirited and open-minded” about hooking up.<p>As one of the 70 percent of students who do so each year on U.S. college campuses, he embraces hookups and their culture of students having sexual encounters without expectations of any feelings, much less relationships.<p>Hooking up, …

Education

Men and miscarriage: How loss hits hard

One in four pregnant women in Australia experience a miscarriage. While women suffer in their loss, male partners are also left devastated.<p>For Matt …

Pregnancy

11 Celebrities On How They Handled Their Breakups

Marriages ended over text; separations announced on talk shows...these get brutal.<p>Taylor Swift on That Time Joe Jonas Dumped Her Over the Phone<p>"We …

Ben Affleck

'Famously Single' Star Malika Haqq Says Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Was "Aggressive" During Their Relationship

For reality stars Malika Haqq and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, it looks like opposites don't attract!<p>The Jersey Shore alum and former Dash Dolls star met on …

Celebrity News

Who Pays on the First Date? No One Knows Anymore, and It’s Really Awkward

First dates multiply in era of Tinder, and those tabs add up. Some women are wary the fake ‘reach’ for the wallet won’t be turned down<p>There was a time when Tinesha Zandamela would dig around for her wallet at a first date, anticipating that the guy would insist on paying.<p>That was before she went …

First Dates

Heavy Meddle: Help! My Mother-In-Law Acts Like A Teenager!

She’s great with her grandkids, but kind of a mess. How do we deal with her?

Parenting

The 8 most attractive qualities people look for in a partner

If you're looking to boost your sex appeal, step away from the mirror.<p>Business Insider asked a panel of dating and relationship experts to share the most appealing qualities in a potential partner — and no one mentioned physical traits. Sure, looks can be important, but it seems people are also …

People Explain Why They Stayed With Their Partners Who Cheated

While some cut a cheater out of their lives completely, others choose a dramatically different route: they stay. We asked them why.<p>Infidelity can be emotionally traumatizing for all parties involved. People cheat on their partners for a number of different reasons, and experts estimate that …

The Call-In: Your Questions About Making Relationships Last

It's wedding season! For this week's Call-In, Mandy Len Catron, author of the new book <i>How to Fall in Love with Anyone</i>, answers your questions about love and relationships.

Culture

How to deal with a toxic relationship

All of us have had the experience of having to deal with someone who just rubs you the wrong way. The simplest way to deal with them is to cut them …

Miss Manners: Friend doesn’t want to ‘get political’ — but does anyway

<i>Dear Miss Manners: I, like many others, am a person who prefers to keep her political opinions private. For this reason, I do not like to discuss politics in social situations.</i><p><i>Lately I’ve had quite a few encounters in which a person will say: “Not to get political ...’’ and then proceed to talk</i> …

Etiquette