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Aug 6, 2012 6

Subtle Ways to Get a Second Date

Posted In: Exclusives, Features
Cupid's Pulse Article: Subtle Ways to Get a Second Date
Subtle ways to get a second date. Photo: monkeybusinessimages / Bigstock.com

By Jessica Smith

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:

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May 21, 2012 4

Melissa Gorga Tells Sister-in-Law to Stay Out of Her Marriage

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Melissa Gorga Tells Sister-in-Law to Stay Out of Her Marriage
Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga. Photo: Marco Sagliocco / PR Photos

On Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of New JerseyTeresa 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?

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May 16, 2012 3

Find Out Why Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb Broke Up

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Find Out Why Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb Broke Up
Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb. Photo: Jakes Van Der Watt / PR Photos

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? 

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May 14, 2012 3

Newlyweds Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford Have a Charity Date Night

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Newlyweds Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford Have a Charity Date Night
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford. Photo: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos; Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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?

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May 8, 2012 0

Khloe Kardashian Is Making Marriage Her Main Focus

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Khloe Kardashian Is Making Marriage Her Main Focus
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. Photo: GG/FameFlynet Pictures

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?

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May 7, 2012 0

Giuliana and Bill Rancic to Witness Surrogate Giving Birth

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: Giuliana and Bill Rancic to Witness Surrogate Giving Birth
Bill and Giuliana Rancic. Photo: GG/FameFlynet Pictures

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?

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Apr 24, 2012 2

Neil Diamond Marries His Manager Katie McNeil

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Neil Diamond Marries His Manager Katie McNeil
Neil Diamond and Katie McNeil. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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.

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Apr 23, 2012 1

Michelle Williams and Jason Segel Show PDA at Movie Premiere

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Michelle Williams and Jason Segel Show PDA at Movie Premiere
Michelle Williams and Jason Segel. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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?

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Apr 17, 2012 1

Famous Couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Announce Their Celebrity Engagement

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Famous Couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Announce Their Celebrity Engagement
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Photo: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Congratulations to famous couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on their celebrity engagement! The longtime pair 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 their parents tying the knot, are said to be very happy. According to People, there is no date set for the celebrity wedding at this time. The actress’ stunning engagement ring was designed by Robert Procop.

This famous couple is celebrating their celebrity engagement. When you’re in a long-term relationship, how do you know when to get married?

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Apr 13, 2012 2

LeAnn Rimes Dotes on Eddie Cibrian’s Kids at Easter Dinner

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: LeAnn Rimes Dotes on Eddie Cibrian’s Kids at Easter Dinner
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian. Photo: Coqueran/Fame Pictures

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?

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Apr 9, 2012 0

Shannen Doherty Says Married Life Is ‘Phenomenal’

Posted In: Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Shannen Doherty Says Married Life Is ‘Phenomenal’
Kurt Iswarienko and Shannen Doherty. Photo: Tommaso Boddi / PR Photos

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?

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Apr 6, 2012 2

Is Jennifer Love Hewitt Going After Newly Single Adam Levine?

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Is Jennifer Love Hewitt Going After Newly Single Adam Levine?
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Adam Levine. Photo: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos; PRN / PR Photos

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?

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Apr 2, 2012 2

Blake Shelton Discusses ‘Country’s Hottest Guy’ Title with Miranda Lambert

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Blake Shelton Discusses ‘Country’s Hottest Guy’ Title with Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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?

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Apr 2, 2012 1

Michelle Williams and Jason Segel: A Serious Couple?

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Michelle Williams and Jason Segel: A Serious Couple?
Michelle Williams and Jason Segel. Photo: Miguel/VM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

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?

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Mar 26, 2012 1

Kaley Cuoco Has a New Beau

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Kaley Cuoco Has a New Beau
Kaley Cuoco. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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?

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Mar 26, 2012 1

January Jones Said Returning to ‘Mad Men’ Post-Baby Was Tough

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: January Jones Said Returning to ‘Mad Men’ Post-Baby Was Tough
January Jones. Photo: AKO/Fame Pictures

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?

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Mar 20, 2012 3

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Are Caught Kissing Courtside

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Are Caught Kissing Courtside
Jaden, Will, Willow and Jada Pinkett Smith. Photo: Allen Berezovsky / PR Photos

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?

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Mar 19, 2012 3

Bobbi Kristina and Whitney Houston’s ‘Adopted Son’ Pack on PDA

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Cupid Strikes
Cupid's Pulse Article: Bobbi Kristina and Whitney Houston’s ‘Adopted Son’ Pack on PDA
Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon. Photo: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

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?

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Mar 14, 2012 1

Jessica Biel Finally Shows Off Engagement Ring

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tying Knots
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jessica Biel Finally Shows Off Engagement Ring
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake. Photo: Premiere/CPR/Dmac/FAMEFLYNET/FAMEFLYNET

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?

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Mar 12, 2012 3

Heidi Klum Protects Her Kids from Public Split

Posted In: Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Heidi Klum Protects Her Kids from Public Split
Heidi Klum and Seal. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

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?

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Mar 9, 2012 2

Jennifer Aniston Partially Credits Justin Theroux with Her Happiness Level

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jennifer Aniston Partially Credits Justin Theroux with Her Happiness Level
ustin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

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?

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Mar 8, 2012 3

Reports Say Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Is Pregnant

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: Reports Say Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Is Pregnant
Snooki and Jionni Lavalle. Photo: Gangster#1/Flynetpictures.com

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?

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Feb 28, 2012 1

Khloe Kardashian Was Never a Big Fan of Kris Humphries

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Tattered Hearts
Cupid's Pulse Article: Khloe Kardashian Was Never a Big Fan of Kris Humphries
Khloe Kardashian. Photo: Fame Pictures

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?

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Feb 27, 2012 1

Zoe Saldana Goes On Movie Date with Beau Bradley Cooper’s Mom

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Zoe Saldana Goes On Movie Date with Beau Bradley Cooper’s Mom
Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana. Photo: Tina Gill / PR Photos

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?

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