Ah, the awkward moment. Your friend or partner has surprised you with a sweeping grand gesture, and you realize that it’s not exactly your cup o’ tea. Your friend asks you to come on a really expensive bachelorette’s weekend, but you can’t afford it. Your boyfriend wants to introduce you to his parents, but you’re not ready for that milestone. Someone cooks you a massive roast chicken dinner, but you’re a vegetarian. How do you handle it? What do you say? More
Topic: romantic relationships
Check out this post from Emily V. Gordon on Lemondrop.
Striking a major blow to those of you who think Matthew McConaughey films lack realism, researchers at Syracuse University are here to argue that falling stupid, stupid in love is not a social construct and is, indeed, a real biological phenomenon. More
Check out this post from Ronnie Koenig at AOL Health.
If you want to know if you and your sweetheart are perfectly suited to one another, don’t listen for those three special words — I love you. Instead, focus on how your loved one talks to you. According to a new study, well-matched couples mimic each other’s language and speech patterns during conversations, the Daily Mail reported. More
Cosmo did a survey of 1,500 men as part of the Cosmo Man Summit. The mag took a step away from its normally raunchy material to delve into how men felt about the ever-changing workplace environment and male-female relationships. The findings? 30% of men want gender roles to take a giant step backward, à la Mad Men.
Yep, about 1/3 of men would love to go back to a time where gender roles were more rigid, because that would make relationships less confusing. Your girlfriend has a high-paying job? Nonsense! You can’t call your female co-workers “sweetie?” Good God, man! More
According to a recent poll, two-thirds of sappy Americans actually believe in soulmates. (Unlike Blisstree’s editor, who wrote this anti-soulmate screed on Blisstree a while back.) And apparently, she was right: Believing in soulmates isn’t always such a good thing — people who apply the soulmate ideology to their marriages are 150% more likely to end up in divorce court.
The poll showed that couples who view their union as more of a lifelong commitment have more success in their marriage. What do you think — do soulmates exist, or are you just kidding yourselves, people? More
We got this post from Sarah Jane Shagraw for YourTango, and thought you might like it. Let us know in the comments section if you’d radically change your diet to start or save a relationship.
But not if you can’t eat what they’re serving. What if you must start with a ten-minute interrogation: Can the scallopine be prepared without a dusting of flour? Can I forgo the bed of pasta and just have the red pepper salmon? Does the chef use anything to thicken the risotto? Embarrassing. Your waiter takes a few trips to the kitchen to speak with the chef, and your date progresses in fits in starts. And — let’s be honest — you might seem a little high-maintenance (think Sally Albright, the picky heroine who ordered everything on the side in the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally). More
Isabella Blyth just turned 106. Her secret? Never being romantically involved with anyone. (Why didn’t we think of that?) Ms. Blyth has never kissed – much less had sex with – anyone, and it doesn’t bother her one bit. She claims she’s had a full life, and was too busy with church, family, and friends to even think about romance.
Do you think entirely avoiding all romantic interaction could possibly make you live longer? More
A recent study led by sociologist Christen Munsch from Cornell University indicates that men who are financially dependent on a female partner are much more likely to cheat than those who earn the same amount as their partner. And if … More
Yes, you read that headline right. A study was just published that focuses entirely on booty calls. You know, those late night pleas you place to that certain guy/s when you’re in the mood (and vice versa). They aren’t relationships, … More
It turns out that men and women react differently to earning less than their partner. When men are in a relationship where their partners makes a lot more money, the men are more likely to cheat. But women are more … More
Remember those toxic chemicals lurking in your designer perfume? We’ve got some good news. If you’re trying to appeal to a potential or current romantic interest with perfume, it’s not doing any good. We understand not wanting to smell plain … More
Of all the stupid websites floating around in cyberspace, this one just might be the stupidest. It’s called Flojuggler, and this is its motto: ”Some people just want to know when the bleeding is going to stop so they can get busy.” … More
Here at Blisstree, we’re into supposedly taboo and controversial subjects like faking orgasms, how often you have sex, how you like to groom your bikini line, if you’d stay married to someone who doesn’t love you anymore, and whether or … More
We’ve got one more thing to add to our 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Placenta: You can send Mel Gibson into a career-ruining rage. Apparently, during a placenta-planting ceremony, the gardener made conversation with Oksana … More