Posted by: Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein
on Aug 15, 2013
When my mother got engaged in 1979, she and my father decided against a traditional proposal. There was no expensive dinner, no bended knee and no ring. In the wake of second-wave feminism, my mother felt that a ring served as an unfair indicator that she belonged to my father; she would not wear a symbol to ward off other men if my father did not bear a similar marker.
Has culture surrounding engagement rings changed ... Read More
Posted by: Hallie Marks
on Aug 02, 2013
What we seem to know about heterosexual relationships make us believe that women want to settle down, and men want to sleep around, right? We may want to rethink that.
Two recent studies have determined that evolutionarily speaking, men benefit more from monogamy. By studying a variety of animals, the studies' authors found that while a female is certain that a child she births is her own, a male of the same species does not have that ... Read More
Posted by: Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 19, 2013
What’s in a name? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet were able to forsake their last names for love. But Romeo and Juliet were idiots. What does it actually mean, in a 21st century context, to trade in your last name for your spouse’s?
According to a new study (conducted by observing Facebook analytics, of all things) about a third of women who marry in their 20's choose to retain their original last name. This is ... Read More
Posted by: Christian Detres
on Jun 12, 2013
This is a sponsored post.
Jo Piazza knows a truth or two about dating rituals - the kinds you're afraid to admit you know about. Many of our relationships don’t begin with the first date or even the first smile. They don't start with an introduction or even a vision of what our future lover might be like. Each new relationship usually begins with the decline and crash of the previous one.
Those most recent love disasters form the ... Read More
Posted by: BUST Magazine
on Jan 22, 2013
The Feb/Mar issue of BUST is our “Love & Sex” issue, and you’re gonna swoon when you see what’s inside. Indie hunk Jason Schwartzman graces the cover, and tells all about his quirky new flick and a special lady in his life. You’ll also get some drop-dead delicious recipes, DIY tutorials that are too cute to be believed, Japan’s latest dating trend, and some bedroom tricks you ... Read More