Marriage and weddings have changed a lot in modern times, and many traditions have fallen to the wayside as a result. However, there are still some traditions which are worth keeping around, and which probably won’t fall out of style anytime soon. Those traditions which celebrate love and family still have an important place in today’s wedding celebrations. Here are 10 wedding traditions we should keep around forever.
No, this article isn’t going to drone on about the usual passion props. After 30 years of researching what works in helping couples revive their relationships, including sex, I simply can’t just buy into the tips that you now find in every glossy magazine.
Every Valentine’s Day is a reminder of the love that you share with your partner and it is also a great occasion to celebrate your love. If you want to make this Valentine’s Day special, check out a list of 10 Valentine’s Day gifts your husband will definitely love.
Proposing to sweetheart is always an exciting task. However, Valentine’s Day is the day for celebrating romance and love, and you can take your chances! The best things in life don’t come without a struggle, but there is one powerful weapon that will help you to win that biggest battle of life so far. Being romantic is the key here. Here are some most romantic ways to propose to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Since Valentine’s Day is considered to be one of the most desirable and romantic holidays of the year, lots of people are looking forward to this great day. Surely, to celebrate this event we need some money. But if you can’t afford great expenses at the moment, it’s not the reason for you to get upset. There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy this amazing holiday without spending money. It has become a tradition to give our sweethearts beautiful flowers, various chocolates and to go to the most expensive restaurants on this day. Though, it doesn’t mean that only expensive things can be memorable. Look at the following list of the ideas that will make your Valentine’s Day fantastic.
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the most beautiful feeling in the world – love. Love is a special feeling and it should be expressed in an extraordinary way. On Valentine’s Day, it is especially important to show your love to your partner. Most people want to make this day memorable in their own special way, and if you also want to make this day of love extra special, check out these creative and romantic ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day. These ideas are also wonderful for those who are on tight budget. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to celebrate your day of love. After all, Valentine’s Day is all about love and good relationships, not money, isn’t it? So, without further ado, here is the list of amazing ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day 2015.
Not-so-great news for moms who’ve gone through this procedure.
Ask any new mom what sex was like once her doctor gave her the go-ahead to get back in the saddle (typically about six weeks after birth), and she’ll probably cop to it not being the best ever—due to new-mom fatigue, perhaps, or vaginal dryness caused by breastfeeding-induced hormone changes.
Good-to-know info straight from the source.
If you find yourself on a date with an upstanding guy (which I hope you do), then he’s probably doing more than switching his gaze between your face and your breasts and wondering if you two will be in bed in two hours. He’s actually listening to what you say and observing how your carry yourself on this first date. Hopefully he likes what he sees and hears, and nothing scares him off—but if you never hear from him again, there’s a good sign he noticed one of these red flags, all of which are completely avoidable (and don’t worry—none of these tips have anything to do with not being yourself).
1. Talking About Someone Else’s Life Rather Than Yours
I know you’re incredibly interesting and intelligent, so why not show the lucky guy who nabbed a date with you by talking about what interests you. Guys don’t care about what happened to Kandi on Real Housewives of Atlanta last night, no matter how relevant it may seem in the moment. Wedo care about your photography skills or your softball rec league, though. Keep the conversation based on your reality, not someone else’s.
You’re not the only one who notices how your date interacts with waiters and bartenders. If you chew someone out for putting the dressing on the salad, not on the side as requested, then he’ll be afraid of what you could say a few months down the road when he forgets to put the seat down during a sleepover.
3. Money Talk
If you have it, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s okay, too. You don’t need to talk about it. He’s not on this date because he had a great conversation with your wallet at the park the other day. He had a great conversation with you. Talk about that.
4. Lack of Confidence
If you put yourself down too much by responding to his compliment with, “Thanks, but I look horrible right now,” then guys start to think about how much attention and reassurance you’ll need—and that can be a turn off. We don’t want you to act like a Hilton sister, but maybe just take his word for it when he says you look amazing.
5. The C-Word
One mention of this word, and it gets stuck in our head. “I don’t want you to think I’m clingy” no matter the context, somehow always gets translated to, “I like you. Maybe I love you. Let’s get married tomorrow!” After it’s been mentioned, suddenly something as simple as saying, “I feel like we have a lot in common,” makes us think, “Oh no. She’s made of Velcro.” Just avoid the word altogether.
6. Talking About Children
You’ve been dating a while, and perhaps you think you love each other. That’s the time to talk about how you see your future together, including possible kids. After the buttered dinner rolls and wine get placed on the table during the first date is not.
7. Putting It All On The Table
We want to know about you. That’s a fact. But we don’t want to know if you think global warming is real or not, if 9/11 was an inside job, or if you think XYZ government party is taking this country to hell in a hand basket. The beauty of a relationship is that over time you learn about each other and learn to deal with each other’s quirks. Maybe by date number six he’ll be ready to hear about your theory on why Twilight is the love story of the century. But remember: There’s nothing sexier than a little mystery on the first date.
A Guy Reveals the First-Date Red Flags That Can Scare Dudes Away
A new study surveyed men on down-there ‘dos.
We seriously doubt any guy would retreat if he came to find you had the “wrong” downstairs hairstyle, but a new study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that most men prefer hair-free lady parts.
For the study, researchers asked 1,110 college-aged men and women how they maintained their pubic hair, the reasons behind their styles, and how they preferred their sexual partners groom down below.
It turns out, the vast majority of both men and women keep things tidy down there: Ninety-five percent of the study participants had trimmed or removed at least some of their pubic hair in the past four weeks. Meanwhile, half of women and one in five men said they typically went hair-free. Both men and women were more likely to groom if they expected to receive oral sex soon.
Of the bushy minority (the five percent who didn’t groom), the overwhelming majority was guys. Most of the men surveyed said that, in the past four weeks, they had either trimmed a bit or just let their hair go wild.
Funny—since 60 percent of the men surveyed preferred their partners to be hair-free. The remaining guys said they liked their partner to have some down-there hair, were up for several styles, or flat-out said it didn’t matter to them. (For the record, women were pretty much split four ways between preferring dudes hair-free, partially shaved/waxed, trimmed but without any actual hair removal, and not caring one way or another.)
“These results suggest pubic hair removal patterns and preferences are related to gender norms and reflect how the beauty ideal can vary by gender,” says lead study author Scott M. Butler, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant director of the School of Health and Human Performance at Georgia College.
Hence why, if you are going to de-hair your nether region, the best reason to do so is because it’s your preference, says Butler, who notes that some women said they waxed because it made them feel clean and made sex more comfortable. And on the flip side, if you squirm at the thought of having an aesthetician between your legs or don’t feel like breaking out a razor on the regular, that’s totally cool, too.
What Guys Really Think About Your Pubic Hair
Valentine’s Day is coming fast and most women would love to get some fabulous surprises on this special day. Although Valentine’s Day is not all about gifts, sometimes we express love through the giving of presents. Whether or not you’ll be lucky to receive any of these amazing surprises depends on how thoughtful and imaginative your sweetheart is. However, you can also surprise your partner with one of these Valentine’s Day ideas, if you know that he is not as creative as you or maybe he is just too busy to think about gifting you something special. Nevertheless, there are seven Valentine’s Day surprises every woman would like to get.
5 moves to make it happen
Routines are easy to come by in relationships—and that’s especially true in the bedroom, where it’s all too easy to bypass adventure in favor of the tried and true moves. But it may be worth trying a few pleasure-boosting changes to your regularly scheduled romp: A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that deep vaginal stimulation may lead to more frequent vaginal orgasms.
Christmas and New Year are far behind us and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about unique gifts and romantic dinners. After all, it’s always a good idea to buy gifts well in advance to save money and avoid long lines. Or, if you choose DIY gifts, you will have enough time to make them. No matter what you choose, here are a few creative gift ideas for girls that are amazing yet not too expensive.
Valentine’s Day is all about love, so let’s don’t forget about people around us. It’s great to celebrate this holiday of love and romance with your sweetheart but it’s also wonderful to reach out to other people in your life. There are some little sweet gestures you can make on Valentine’s Day. Maybe you want to reach out to your friend who’s feeling lonely, coworker, or parents, or even your neighbor. With these wonderful gestures you can easily brighten up someone’s day.
Have you ever noticed that your boyfriend isn’t so much affectionate with you as before? Maybe there is some problem in your relationship which you should obviously focus on. In fact, you are not the only woman who faces such issue. Very often we can observe that our partners are completely involved in some activities and almost pay no attention to us. They lose their affection. As a result, we are frustrated and disappointed. The reasons of a guy’s cold attitude to you can be absolutely different. For example, it can be a peculiarity of his personality. I know lots of people who find it difficult to express their love to others. Perhaps your loving boyfriend can’t overcome his shyness. In such case, you are the one who can change the situation. Here are some of the most effective ways to make his affection to you stronger.
If you are nearing 30 and you are still single, don’t worry, there are a few reasons why it’s absolutely fine to stay single and free throughout your 20s. Even if it’s not your choice, stop worrying about your single status and start enjoying your life as it is. I’m 25 myself, and I have felt the pressure of finding a man and starting my own family. I know how it’s hard to see your friends getting married and having children when you are single, but I also know there are many great benefits of staying single until 30. Here are some of them: