Getting asked out on a first date isn’t the hardest part of getting back into the world of relationships, but it’s getting a guy to ask you on a second date that takes work. Going into the first rendezvous, you and your date are going to have certain expectations of one another, and if they’re let down, the chances of getting a second date are slim. We’ve all driven ourselves crazy waiting for our phones to ring or a text to come through, making us wonder what we did wrong when we had thought everything went great! Guys might seem hard to reel in, but after following these simple and subtle steps from Cupid, they’ll be knocking down your door to get the chance for a second date:
On Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice couldn’t keep quiet any longer about her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga’s relationship. The tension boiled into an ugly confrontation. According to UsMagazine.com, the main issue was that Gorga said she’d leave her husband if a richer man came along. Giudice then accused her sister-in-law of ruining her relationship with her brother, Joe Gorga.
What do you do if family members start to come in between you and your partner?
Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb seemed to have the perfect relationship. But, underneath their success and PDA, it turns out the couple were on completely different wavelengths. While Vergara’s focus was on her entertainment career, his was more concentrated on politics. As an insider told People, “It was never a good match. She is fiery and free-spirited and wants to enjoy life to the fullest by traveling and going to parties and events. He’s very concerned with his businesses, political aspirations and ultimately settling down.” Though the couple are said to have broken up and gotten back together many times, the Modern Family star also has a history of sticking by her man both after a serious car accident and during Loeb’s run for the Florida U.S. Senate.
What are some signs that it’s time to call it quits?
Newlyweds Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford came out together in support of a charitable cause at the ARK Gala Dinner at London’s Kensington Palace. They proudly supported this event arm-in-arm raising money for children’s charity partnerships. The couple, who have previously kept their relationship private, are also involved in other charitable endeavors. According to People, Mulligan is selling the Prada dress she wore to the Met Gala on eBay and donating the proceeds to Oxfam.
What are some ways to give back as a couple?
In spite of pressure from E! for a third season of Khloe and Lamar, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have made the joint decision to pull the plug on their show. According to UsMagazine.com, the decision was made in order to put family first. The couple reportedly blame the stress of the series for Odom being dropped from the Dallas Mavericks in April. They plan on spending their time off working to rebuild Odom’s NBA career.
How do you support your spouse when they are facing a difficult time?
Television couple, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, truly have something to celebrate. After years of struggling to conceive and a terrifying fright with breast cancer last year, the couple will welcome a new child into the world via a surrogate. “We are so blessed! This truly is a miracle baby,” said Giuliana Rancic to UsMagazine.com. The couple, who have been married since 2007, said that they will absolutely witness the birth and claim that this has been the happiest moment of their lives.
What are the advantages to welcoming a child via a surrogate?
After announcing his engagement to manager, Katie McNeil, over Twitter in September, Neil Diamond tied the knot over the weekend surrounded by close friends and family in a small ceremony in L.A. Most famous for hits such as “Sweet Caroline” and “Cherry, Cherry,” the music superstar looked very much in love with McNeil. According to People, this will be the third marriage for Diamond and the first for McNeil. Beginning June 1st, Diamond will embark on his summer tour.
How do you know when it’s OK to date a coworker?
Everyone is talking about Hollywood‘s newest couple, Michelle Williams and Jason Segel. The two attended the premiere of Segel’s new movie, The Five-Year Engagement at the Tribeca Film Festival. According to People, they didn’t leave each other’s side for the entire after party at the Museum of Modern Art. The couple looked very happy holding hands, snuggling and whispering sweetly to one another for the entire evening. When asked about his own potential engagement, Segel said, “My plan is to get her to marry me as quickly as possible before she finds out who I really am. I’ll do it romantic, but I’ll do it like over a three-day weekend. We’ll meet on Friday, have our first date on Saturday, engaged on Sunday and married on Monday.”
How do you know when it’s OK to show PDA?
Congratulations to Hollywood power couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, on their engagement! The longtime couple have been together since 2005 and have six children together. Sources say that their upcoming marriage is a promise for the future. Their children, who have long been supportive of the pair tying the knot, are said to be very happy. According to People, there is no date set for the wedding at this time. The actress’ stunning engagement ring was designed by Robert Procop.
When you’re in a long-term relationship, how do you know when to get married?
LeAnn Rimes celebrated Easter in Venice, CA with hubby, Eddie Cibrian, and his two boys. According to People, the couple looking adorable together as Rimes doted on Cibrian’s two sons. In celebration of the Easter holiday, the happy family dined at the trendy Gjelina eatery.
What are some ways to gain the trust of your stepchildren?
Shannen Doherty is chronicling her wedding planning process in a new reality show called Shannen Says, which premieres Tuesday, April 10, at 10 p.m. ET on WE tv. According to People, the actress is truly enjoying life as a newlywed. “Things couldn’t be better. Married life is amazing, and I can only say that because of my partner, because of Kurt,” said Doherty. The actress has been married twice before, but both marriages were short-lived. “Marriage to me is such a gigantic commitment that it’s not something I’d ever go into lightly anymore,” she added. “I’ve learned my lesson.”
What changes do you need to prepare yourself for when you get married?
Jennifer Love Hewitt currently lists her marital status as “single.” According to People, however, she could be looking to make a change now that Adam Levine has become available. “I just read two days ago that Adam Levine is single again … I’m just saying,” said The Client List star on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Maroon 5 frontman has just split from his girlfriend of two years, Anne Vyalitsyna, and may not stay single for long. Hewitt split from actor-director, Alex Beh, last year.
How do you show someone you’re interested without being overbearing?
Country music star Blake Shelton may have been named “Country’s Hottest Guy” by People Country, but he admits that he doesn’t often feel sexy. “Right now, I’m feeling sweaty and a little bit overweight and buzzed,” he said, according to People. However, his country superstar wife Miranda Lambert had a very different opinion on The Voice coach’s rugged good looks. “He’s hot, I agree, but I see him at his best and his worst,” she said.
What do you do if your significant other gets hit on often by others?
It seems that things are heating up between My Week With Marilyn star Michelle Williams and actor Jason Segel … and many people didn’t see it coming. However, according to UsMagazine.com, friends close to the couple are surprised it didn’t happen sooner. The couple have known each other for years and met through Williamss good friend Busy Philipps, who starred with Segel in Freaks and Geeks.
How do you know when your relationship has turned serious?
Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco, may officially be moving on from ex-fiancé, Josh Resnik. According to People, the actress was seen on St. Patrick’s Day celebrating her Zooey magazine cover with a mystery man at Bardot nightclub in Hollywood. The two were spotted in the VIP section kissing and dancing. They even broke out into an impromptu photo shoot. “Kaley seemed like she was truly having a good time and was completely being herself,” said an onlooker.
What are some dates that allow you to ease into a relationship?
January Jones, made famous by her role as Betty Draper (now Betty Francis) on AMC’s hit show Mad Men, described her feelings of coming back to work seven weeks after giving birth to her son, Xander, as first day of school nerves. According to People, the long days on the set were tough for her, especially with her son being so little, but work did everything possible to make it comfortable for her. “The first episode I’m always finding my way back into my character’s shoes. But, then after a few days, I’m able to fall pretty easily back into her, and find her voice and her body language and everything that I do for her,” said Jones.
What are some ways to balance your career and your family?
Rumors have been flying lately about trouble in Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s marriage. However, the rumors may be dying down after the couple were seen smooching on the kiss cam Friday at the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat game in Smith’s hometown of Philadelphia. According to People, the couple’s children, Willow, 11, and Jaden, 13, also joined their parents at the game. According to a spectator, the two looked like they were having a very good time.
How do you show the bond in your relationship when rumors are swirling?
Ever since the death of Whitney Houston, her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been seen getting very close to her late mother’s unofficial adopted son, Nick Gordon. Though Houston never officially adopted Gordon and Brown is the only beneficiary of her estate, people are questioning Brown and Gordon’s PDA-filled pictures that have surfaced. According to People, the two were seen in the Starbucks in Atlanta right after Brown’s interview with Oprah and have known each other for years. Gordon responded to the speculations, tweeting, “We’re just close — just going through her mom’s passing and grieving together.”
What are some cases where someone is “off limits” to date?
Jessica Biel was finally seen sporting the ultimate accessory, her sparkly engagement ring, during a lunch date with fiance, Justin Timberlake at the Brentwood Eatery Tavern Thursday. According to People, the ring which, has rarely been seen in public, features a large, slightly rounded square-cut diamond with smaller stones surrounding it. This rock is also said to have a vintage feel. Those who witnessed Biel and Timberlake at lunch said the two looked very sweet on one another.
How do you know what type of ring to buy your soon-to-be spouse?
In an effort to stand strong after her very public split with Seal, Heidi Klum isn’t speaking publicly about the details of what lead to their unexpected divorce for the sake of her children. “I’m a lioness. I have four cubs. I’m a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them. I don’t want to talk about them, or him, or me,” said Klum. However, she did reveal that things between her and the singer weren’t always as perfect as they seemed. According to People, the model is spending time at home with her children and avoiding reading about her divorce in the news.
How do you keep the drama of your divorce away from your kids?
Thanks to her Zen approach to life and wonderful boyfriend, Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston has never been happier. To be exact, her happiness is 10-plus. “You have a more relaxed sense of the world and life,” said the former Friends star, “and you realize there’s nothing to be taken too seriously besides doing your work and being a really good person.” According to People, the couple who now calls L.A. home, weren’t as happy living in New York under the scrutiny of the paparazzi. “It felt like I was [living] in a fishbowl,” said Aniston.
How do you show thanks to your partner for making you happy?
After countless denials that she is expecting, a source has confirmed to the New York Post that the controversial reality star, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, is indeed pregnant with her first child. Reportedly, the Jersey Shore star is approximately three months along with boyfriend, Jionni LaValle‘s baby. According to People, there is still no word on how Snooki‘s condition will effect the spinoff show starring Snooki and Jenni “JWoww” Farley that began filming about a week ago.
How do you break the news of an unexpected pregnancy to your partner?
The bad blood between Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian‘s husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, continues. When the youngest Kardashian sister appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night, she opened up about how the New Jersey Nets forward rubbed her the wrong way and discussed how his marriage to Kim was a bad idea. “The very first time I met him, he said, ‘No one gets married after 30 days: How much are longer are you gonna put up this charade for?’ … He just rubbed me the wrong way,” said Khloe on Kimmel, according to RadarOnline. She also revealed that she didn’t get the chance to bond with the basketball player because Kim and Kris spent most of their short marriage on the east coast, while she was living in Los Angeles.
What do you do if your partner and sibling don’t get along?
Things seem to be heating up between Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper. The Avatar star now seems to be bonding with the mother of her “Sexiest Man Alive” boyfriend. According to People, Saldana and her sister were seen on a ladies’ day outing with the actor’s mother, Gloria Cooper. The trio had lunch at California Pizza Kitchen and then went to see The Vow.
How do you know when to introduce your partner to your parents?
Marcia Gay Harden, best known for her roles Pollock and Mystic River, has filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage to husband, Thaddaeus Scheel. According to People, the Oscar winner has asked for privacy during this difficult time for the sake of their three children, 7½-year-old twins Hudson and Julitta Dee and a 13-year-old daughter, Eulala. A rep has released the following statement: “No further comments will be made on this matter, and we thank you for your understanding.”
What are some ways to regain independence after a long-term relationship?
It looks as if Heidi Klum and Seal are officially over, as Seal was recently been photographed without his wedding ring for the first time. The sighting took place in Australia Wednesday where Seal made no attempt to hide his ringless hand. The choice to remove the ring seems to be bittersweet. According to UsMagazine.com, the singer told Ellen DeGeneres, “Just because we have decided to separate doesn’t necessarily mean you take off your ring and you’re no longer connected to that person.”
What do you do with your wedding ring after you divorce?
Whitney Houston‘s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, has finally spoken out about the late singer’s tragic death. According to People, Brown released a statement saying, “I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston.” He also asked for privacy during this difficult time, especially for daughter, Bobbi Kristina. On top of that, he thanked everyone for their heartfelt condolences. Houston’s ex was said to have been devastated by her loss when the diva was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel. After hearing of her death, a tearful Brown proclaimed, “I love you Whitney” while performing with his band, New Edition, in Mississippi.
What are some ways to cope with a partner’s passing?
According to a filing that took place on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Katy Perry and Russell Brand have come to a “comprehensive written settlement of all issues.” A source tells People that Brand is not seeking cash from his higher-earning ex. Having not signed a prenuptial agreement, Brand would have been entitled to half of what Perry earned during the marriage. Since the ex couple have no children, the only issue was the distribution of property, which they will settling out of court. Seeing that Perry signed the papers with her usual happy autograph that included a smiley face in her last name, she must have been happy with the settlement.
How do you keep the courts out of your divorce agreement?
Winning a supermodel’s heart this Valentine’s Day may be easier than it looks. As Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima told People, roses seem to be the key. “If my husband sends them to me at home, I’ll be very happy. There’s nothing better than to receive flowers from someone you love,” said Lima. Other supermodels said they desired gifts with a personal touch such as hand-written notes on Valentine’s Day.
What are some ways to show your partner you care on Valentine’s Day?
When Emily Maynard and The Bachelor‘s, Brad Womack, ended their engagement, she had absolutely no intention of being the the star of the next season of The Bachelorette. But, next month, that’s exactly what she’ll be doing. “I had no intentions of ever being the next Bachelorette. I genuinely meant that,” said Maynard. “I feel like the biggest hypocrite because I said that, and now I’m doing it.” According to People, though she knows dating on TV can work, she admits to being scared about diving into the reality TV dating pool once again. The blonde beauty also admits that it’s difficult to date as a single mom. The show will be filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Maynard is raising her 6-year-old daughter as well as in other locations.
How do you get over the fear to date again after a failed relationship?
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Country star Kellie Pickler gave up her beloved cat, Pickles, for her husband, Kyle Jacobs, who is horribly allergic to her feline friend. Pickler adopted Pickles from a Tennessee animal shelter in 2006 after wrapping American Idol, and they’d been best friends every since. After dating Jacobs for four years, she had to make the devastating decision to find Pickles a new home in North Carolina. According to People, Pickler now lives vicariously through friends with felines and acts as an animal advocate. In spite of her difficult loss, she did gain unconditional love with her husband. “Every time I look at my hand, I go, ‘Good God.’ What’s behind this ring is such unconditional love, trust and respect. I see my husband every time I look at my ring. I’m a blessed woman — I have a good man,” said the singer.
What are some sacrifices you have to make when you get married?
William H. Macy, who has been married to Desperate Housewives star, Felicity Huffman, for 15 years, recently let People in on his advice for men on how to keep your marriage alive after the honeymoon phase. According to Macy, the answer is to simply fake it until you make it. “Just act like you love her more than anybody you’ve ever seen in your life, and you’ll get it back in spades,” he says. “Just pretend.” While speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, he talked about passion as something you have to work toward later in marriage, but the work is well worth it.
What are some unique ways to keep the spark alive in your marriage?
Though they are both still wearing their wedding bands, rumors are flying around Hollywood that Heidi Klum and Seal are headed for a split. According to People, distance has been the major issue within this rocky patch in the marriage. Seal has been away a lot lately promoting his new album, Soul 2, which has put a strain on the couple. However, now that the two have reunited, they seem to be doing a lot better.
What do you do if you notice the fighting in your relationship is increasing?
Avril Lavigne and Brody Jenner may have gone their separate ways, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t Twitter pals. Amidst rumors of a nasty breakup, Jenner tweeted, “It really upsets me to read all the FALSE!! stories. Avril has always been there for me and is the closest person to my heart. I love her.” According to People, the singer/fashion designer replied on the social networking site with, “Luv u 2!!! @brodyjenner.”
How do you put forth a united front after a breakup?
It looks as if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have added an adorable black Labrador to their royal court. According the People, the two were seen with a new puppy on a romantic stroll in North Wales. It had been rumored that Prince William was getting his new bride a dog for Christmas. Around the New Year, Will and Kate were seen playing with a few dogs at the Middleton home in Bucklebury, Berkshire. Later, speculation rose that the recently spotted puppy had been a gift for Kate Middleton‘s 30th birthday, which was celebrated with a low-key private party.
What are the advantages of giving your partner the gift of a pet?
Brooke White, who made her performing debut as a finalist on season 7 of American Idol, is expecting her first child in May with husband, Dave Ray. “By the time the baby’s born, we’ll have been married eight years. I met Dave when I was 19 years old – we’ve been together a really long time, and we’ve always wanted to be parents,” White told People. Last January, the Idol alum showed off her acting skills in the FOX TV movie Change of Plans ironically about how the unexpected things in life end up being the best.
How do you prepare your relationship for a child?
Beyonce and Jay-Z have just become Hollywood‘s newest parents! According to People, they welcomed a new baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter in New York on Saturday. Both mom and the baby are in the best of health. Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, tweeted over the weekend that the new baby is the most beautiful girl in the world.
What are some factors to consider when you’re naming your child?
Sometimes when your career hits a high note, your personal life seems to fall apart. While Zooey Deschanel had an amazing year as a breakout star, her relationship with Death Cab for Cutie front man, Ben Gibbard, seems to have come to a bitter end. According to People, the two filed for divorce, citing Oct. 31 as their date of separation. The ex couple, who married in 2009, are claiming irreconcilable differences, but are still on friendly terms.
How do you know when your differences are irreconcilable?
It’s hard to deny how infatuated our society is with the lives of our favorite celebrities and their relationships. We sit with our friends and gossip about each of them on a first name basis as though they’re our best buds. We fawn over their fame, fortune and good looks. But it’s the rich and famous stars who handle their popularity with a dose of humility that give us a real reason to love them. Having it all and making top headlines in the media is one thing, but the way they act off screen or outside of the studio is what really exemplifies who they are as people. So, let’s put aside the celebs with an attitude and stuck up demeanor, and give credit to the ones who have their feet planted right here on Earth.
Miami Heat basketball star, LeBron James, popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at a New Year’s Eve dinner party at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach. According to People, the party was hosted by his Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union. It was a celebration not only of 2012, but also a belated birthday party for James. According to witnesses, James picked up the couple‘s two sons and swung them around right after popping the question.
Where are some creative places to pop the question?
It’s been confirmed! Steven Tyler is officially engaged to girlfriend Erin Brady. He proposed to his lady love with a Loree Rodkin ring, according to UsMagazine.com. Tyler has been a fan of the jewelry designer for a long time and decided on a 5 carat brilliant cut diamond set on a micro pave diamond and platinum band. Rumors of the rockstar’s upcoming marriage surfaced when the pair were seen during a getaway in Hawaii this week with Brady flashing a shiny new ring. It’s looking like the 63-year-old singer will be tying the knot for the third time.
How do you decide which engagement ring to get your partner?
Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum are celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkuh during their first holiday season together after recently getting engaged on The Bachelorette. As Rosenbaum told People, “We have been celebrating the first few nights of Hanukkuh. We lit some candles.” J.P. also introduced her to the Jewish tradition of having Chinese food. The happy couple spent Christmas in Maine with Hebert’s family eating and singing holiday carols.
How do you adapt to your partner’s family traditions?
Prince William and Kate Middleton got their groove on during a visit to Centrepoint’s Camberwell Foyer, a charity very close to the heart of the late Princess Diana. The Duchess of Cambridge watched with a smile as her prince imitated the dance moves of Centrepoint Foyer resident, Vanessa Boateng, who was the winner of the organization’s Got Talent contest. According to UsMagazine.com, the casually dressed royal couple seemed happy and relaxed. In the spirit of the holidays, they also made mince pies and gingerbread cookies with the homeless youth.
What are some ways to make laughter a bonding experience in your relationship?