Browsing Category Relationships

Below is a curated collection of relationship advice and articles for women and men to more effectively manage personal, professional and romantic relationships.

Who wears the pants in a relationship matters – especially if you’re a woman

When it comes to power in romantic relationships, men are often cast as dominant and women as deferential. But working against this are caricatures of domineering women with their “hen-pecked husbands” and “whipped boyfriends.” At the same time, popular culture is replete with representations of striving and self-serving women – from celebrities like Beyoncé to the TV show “Girls” – who engage in relationships with men as social equals on a level playing field.

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‘Cheating is OK for me, but not for thee’ – inside the messy psychology of sexual double standards

Sexual double standards – in which women and men are judged differently for the same sexual behavior – will probably sound familiar to most people. The classic one centers on multiple sexual partners: Men who are promiscuous are lauded as “studs,” “lotharios” or “ladies’ men,” while women who have a lot of sex get called “sluts” or “whores.” Men who cheat on their wives aren’t exactly praised, but they’ll often get a pass.

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100 Tips for a Successful First Date

Every game has its rules and unless you know all the rules you just can’t become a good player and eventually a winner. And this includes dating and more specifically a first date where your actions and inactions could make or break the opportunity at hand.

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