Clothed moves you can do to get his attention

Foreplay doesn’t happen just in the bedroom. The entire date, starting from the minute you say hello, is foreplay. I like to think of it as fore-foreplay. Is anyone else using that word? Should I copyright it? In the meantime, here are five fore-foreplay moves you can try. They work when you’re fully clothed and fully in public. And I guarantee they will get your man fully in the mood. Read more

Jessica Biel goes Timberlake

I’ll admit it. I have a crush on Justin Timberlake, and I think most women are with me. He’s just undeniably swoon-worthy. It all started when I saw Justin and Britney Spears wearing those matching denim numbers. Anyone else remember that? Sure, that twinsie head-to-toe denim look was a fashion disaster, but it was really, really sweet. And it showed that this guy wasn’t just looks and swagger, he was a relationship man too. And now this crush-worthy dude is officially taken by an equally crush-worthy lady, Jessica Biel. Here’s why this is a relationship I can get behind: Read more

The latest on divorce rates: What splits people apart these days?

You’ve probably heard people say that half of all marriages end in divorce. And if you look at the tabloids and read about celebrity marriages, it seems like it’s even more than that. It's actually far less, but divorce is prevalent. After walking to the altar and making a life-long commitment to each other, what’s splitting so many people apart? Every marriage and every divorce is different, of course, but I’m guessing that most of the splits have to do with some of these factors. Read more

Why women stay with abusive men: How do you close the door for good?

Abusive relationships are twisted and complicated. From the outside, it seems obvious. This woman is getting hurt, so of course she should leave. But on the inside of the relationship, the issue is far more involved. The woman is dependent on the man, if not financially, then certainly emotionally. Often there are children involved and lots of shame. Closing the door on relationships like this is so much harder than it sounds. If you’re in an abusive relationship, I urge you to seek professional help. Resources like the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) can give you the tools and help build the strength you need to leave a situation. Read more

Once a cheater, always a cheater: Fact or fiction?

I get to be a part of a lot of successful romances, hear a lot of gushing about first kisses and dance my face off at a lot of weddings. Unfortunately, it also means I hear a lot about the less swoony parts of relationships, like cheating. Cheating happens. And it happens to a lot of good people. I was recently asked, “My boyfriend, who’s been amazing to me, just admitted that he’s cheated before. I always believed ‘Once a cheater, always a cheater,’ but I can’t imagine breaking up with him for something he did to another woman. Am I being an idiot?” Read more

Date night makeup: How many dates should you wait to go all natural?

Scenario time. The first date: You’re all dolled up with the silky hair, bandage dress, killer heels and perfectly-done makeup. You look amazing and you know it. He knows it too. And he also knows that you’re funny and smart and charming, so he asks you on a second date. And then a third. And then you run out of sexy bandage dresses. And you’re sick of straightening your hair. And you can only get your makeup done for free at the Mac counter so many times before they catch on. So you’re wondering, how many dates should you wait to go all natural? Read more