Justin Theroux says he fell in love in a "real, legit fashion" with Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos
By Sanetra Richards
Believe it or not, according toÂ UsMagazine.com, Justin Theroux says he fell in love in a “real, legit fashion” with Jennifer Aniston.They have aÂ normal, romantic relationship. In the August issue ofÂ Details,Â the 42-year-oldÂ LeftoversÂ actor revealed they connected immediately just by reminiscing on a few memories of the “Waldorf grade-schooling they both received.” The two met back in 2007, when mutual friend Robert Downey Jr. introduced them to one another:Â “He and Jen fell in a real, legit fashion,” the actor toldÂ Details,Â “and he was willing from the jump to make sacrifices.” Since then,Â Theroux has been sure not to let the attention influence his egoÂ or hisÂ relationship.Â “It doesn’t feel like a hardship; it doesn’t feel difficult,” he explained.Â “It can be an annoyance, but it’s not the end of the world. You have to center on what its core thing is, which is that you met someone you fell in love with. “
How do you know that you’re truly in love?
Cupid’s Advice:Â Finding love is one of the greatest feelings of all time. You’ve had your fair share of admirersÂ in the past, but now, you think this special someone is here to stay. And guess what? You may actually be in love! Cupid has someÂ ways to tell if you’re feelings are real:
1. Nothing feels better:Â Your head is up in the clouds; your heart flutters every time you see them;Â and you can’t stopÂ daydreaming about the future — all of these feelings are undeniable.Â A relationship has never felt so great before.Â So what truly makes this time different? Ask yourself a few questions to see if you have indeed been shot by Cupid: What will I sacrifice for my partner? Do I see a future together? Is commitment an issue? Your responses willÂ let you knowÂ if you’re in love or not.
2.Â You haveÂ a strong connection:Â You and your partner have developed a foundation that you’re continuing to strengthen. You share the same morals and beliefs, and your bond is unbreakable. If this describes your relationship, the love bugÂ may have bitten you!
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach and author Robert Manni about how to be successful with online dating. He answers the following questions: What are the three main things men look for in an online dating profile? What should you do if you’re not getting a response? How can a woman contact a man without seeming desperate?
Ever wonder if social media can reveal red flags when it comes to that new guy you’re dating? Screwing the Rules dating coach Laurel HouseÂ believes it can! If your partner asks you to unfriend your cute male friends or feels uncomfortable with you maintaining contact with your ex, it’s time for a conversation.Â “It can really be the ruin of relationships if you let it be,” she explains.
When it comes to your feelings about your partner’s social media habits, it’s important to trust them until you have a reason not to. If you continually fail to trust them, “pretty soon, that person is going to start acting in a way that’s not trustworthy. You’re blaming them for something they haven’t done.”
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Sandra Fidelis about signs that you may be pushing for commitment too soon. Don’t worry — we’ve all done it! In fact, the top reason why a guy ends a relationship after onlyÂ a fewÂ months is because he’s simply feeling too much pressure.Â In order to not make this mistake, you need to first understand why you’re pushing him so hard. You may beÂ feeling pressure from your friends, family, the media, or even yourself,Â thanks to your biological clock.
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Question from Alex S.: My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost six months. Every once in a while, Iâll see a text on his phone pop up from his ex. He says theyâre just friends, and heâs even introduced me to her before, but my girlfriends tell me that itâs weird and that I should ask to read their messages. What do you think?
According to WeddingWire, about one third of engagements in the United States happen between Thanksgiving and New Yearâs Day. So guys, if youâre ready to pop the question, why not surprise her with an engagement ring on the Fourth of July instead? Make your own fireworks on this red, white, and blue holiday with one of these five creative Independence Day proposal ideas:
Chocolate and romance are two things that go together oh so well. The sweet, dark candy is considered to be an aphrodisiac and can add a little passion and sensuality to any relationship when used correctly. If you have a sweet tooth, these chocolate-filled date ideas are sure to satisfy it!
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to Ms. Solomon, dating coach and founder of TheDatingTruth.com, about where to meet men. Ms. Solomon is a proactive dater herself, so she knows the best spots to find a good guy. Â She even plans specific activities with the intention of meeting someone new! She encourages you to head to the following three places: the men’s department at local stores, hotel bars, and the gym.
If you’re a fan of The Bachelorette, then you know the formula is simple: the Bachelorette (currently Andi Dorfman) starts off dating 25 guys before whittling the group down to her final pick. Using the show as inspiration, in this week’s video, Screwing the Rules dating coach Laurel House shares her best advice forÂ dating a lotÂ of guys. As House explains, “If you want to find your perfect mate, you need to date multiple people at once. How are you supposed to make a decision if you don’t have any choices?”
Interview by Brittany Stubbs. Written by Anna Averill.
Clare Galterio is the newest face on the Music Choice Network and host of the hit show “You &A,”Â where sheÂ gets the scoop on today’s hottestÂ artists while listeners play along at home by asking their own questions via Twitter. Galterio has chatted with dozens of chart-topping artists, including Hunter Hayes, NeonTrees, Nick Cannon, and Imagine Dragons,Â just to name a few.Â In addition to interviews with musicians, the 30-minute talk show features live performances. …Want the rest? Click here for more
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By Leslie Chavez
If youâre strolling around that little beach town you visited for the weekend and looking for something different to do, check out that tarot card reader you spotted on the street. Come on — you know youâre a little curious! Take a look into the crystal ball and see what the future holds for you and your love.
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, dating coach Tripp reveals how to be than just
a summer fling to your new guy. Here are his top three tips if you don’t want him to think of you asÂ a one night stand: don’t jump into bed too soon; show boundaries but still be interested in him; and stop texting and call him instead.
â…great marriages are born when two people decide to come to the party!â
Itâs common knowledge that most of us, at one time or another, will consider divorce as an alternative to a difficult marriage. The truth is Â ALL marriages are difficult to some degree, and those of us who long for the fairy tale will be sorely disappointed. I have often said that great marriages are born when two people decide to come to the party! Marriages fail because someone decides the party isnât all that fun.
Sadly, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are divorcing after 18 years of marriage. Their news comes after living separate lives due to their conflicting work schedules. They may be saying their split is amicable and ending in a loving manner, but the reality is that they no longer choose to be a couple. TheyÂ will now have to face dividing their combined fortune, rumored to be worth 50 million dollars.
In talking with many divorced individuals, I’ve learned that expectations about sex, money, care taking, adoration, housekeeping, ways to spend leisure time, and a whole bunch of other individual traits are often born out of selfishness, immaturity, and insecurity and sometimes even based on a lack of experience with reality. I hope that doesnât sound negative, but the fact is we all bring our own stuff into our marriages, and often, our stuff doesnât exactly mesh with our spouseâs stuff.
I met a couple several weeks ago who, between them, had experienced several divorces. The husband lamented that his first wife had cheated on him, his second wife just wouldnât give him enough attention, his third wife couldnât accept his children, and so on…
And this is the reason I try and focus on helping people stay in their marriages if at all possible! Because the cycle doesnât end. Issues will keep popping up no matter how many times youÂ get married, because it isnât about the issues themselves — itâs about the people in the marriage who are creating the issues. And until we fix the people…the issues will remain.Â In my opinion, a good counselor could absolutely help a couple facing infidelity, attention deficits, blending families, or any other problem that exists by focusing on the real issues we just talked about — selfishness, immaturity, insecurity, etc.
If you are seriously considering divorce, I want you to spend the next week asking yourself these three questions over and over until you have the answers solidified.
– Will I be better off?Â Will you be better off emotionally? Will you be better off or at least be able to sustain yourself financially? Will you be happier in the long run? Think of theseÂ questions in every possible scenario.
– Am I okay with the thought of a new life?Â If you are forced to move from your home, will your kids be okay with a new school and new friends? Will you be able to handle all the added responsibility? Think about all of the changes that will take place for you personally and figure out if, for you, these changes are manageable.
– Have circumstances made it necessary for me to end this marriage — affairs or abuse? If the affairs or abuse has stopped, is it possible to put things back together? The roadblock often comes when one partner doesnât want to put in the work or seek counseling and do what it takes in order to gain back the violated spouseâs trust. These are serious problems, and you need to determine for yourself if indeed you will be better off leaving the marriage.
Divorce is a big decision. Donât move forward with it until you have exhausted every attempt to fix things in your marriage. Once you are comfortable with your decision, whatever it is, move forward with conviction. I will root for you to go for the save!
For more information about Hope After Divorce, clickÂ here.
Janeen Diamond, author ofÂ Save Your Marriage in 30, was a newscaster for KUTV News until 2001. Since that time, she has been actively producing commercials and special programming through her company, Your TV Spot. She has hosted several television and internet productions and has been a spokesperson for several products and companies. She is a leader over the youth in her church and takes a special interest in helping kids stay on track with their lives. Janeen is currently co-creating âTeen Impact TV,â a website for high school students to give them a creative and emotional outlet. She is a contributing expert for HopeAfterDivorce.org, DivorceSupportCenter.com, FamilyShare.com, and CupidsPulse.com. Follow her on Twitter @janeendiamond andÂ Facebook.
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By Leslie Chavez
Friday the thirteenth doesnât have to be unlucky when it comes to love. In fact, you can turn the unlucky into a few unique date ideas. What are some superstitions you fear? Face your fears and spend the day together seeing how many superstitions you can prove wrong.
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Mr. Locario about the reasons you may still be single. Â There are five things you should do if you’re ready to find love: You need to take responsibility for your love life; you need to stop being too picky; you need to give him a second chance; you need to be careful about interpreting his actions and words; and you need toÂ take initiative to meet the right man.
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a place where chivalry prevailed, where it was acceptable for fair ladies to wear flower garlands, and where a princess could always count on being rescued by her Prince Charming. But fear not, dear maidens, for this enchanted image need not remain only fantasy. This weekend, let whimsical romance take over and live a few days in make-believe.
The act of writing can be so romantic. Itâs a creative way to reflect on an experience and express your feelings on a special moment in sweet, expressive language. Just think of John Keats, Lord Byron, or William Wordsworth penning their observant and emotional poetry. Theyâll be sure to inspire you to create a written keepsake with your love.
Go rock climbing for your next date. Photo: TEA / Bigstock.com
By Leslie Chavez
If youâre tired of your go-to movie and dinner date, shake things up this weekend then plan an adventure dateÂ that will lead to a spontaneous and exciting day that youâll both be talking about for weeks to come.Â Get inventive and think of something that you two have always wanted to do together but have never found the time, money orâŚcourage.
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By Leslie Chavez
Everyone loves music, right? And listening to your favorite tunes has been known to help you relax, boost your mood, and energize you. Nothing beats seeing a singer you love play live, especially when itâs with your sweetheart. So take advantage of all the great music events that the next few months have to offer!
Test your love on the high seas and hit the water this weekend by going for a romantic boat ride with your favorite first mate!
If youâre an early riser, experience a beautiful sunrise and see some of the spectacular landmarks at a harbor near you. Being aboard a pristine sailboat and gliding on the open water is a thrilling experience. Youâll feel the wind in your hair, the salty air on your face, and your lover’s arms wrapped tightly around you as you bob through the waves. There might even be time to go fishing while youâre out braving the wild seas. What a romantic way to spend quality time together, free from the distractions of real life on land! So throw caution to the wind and get aboard your very own love boat.
Spice up the kitchen with your âamorâ this Cinco de Mayo by adding Mexican Cooking Classes do your date menu! Discover how to create classic Mexican dishes that are fresh and fiery. Throw in some margaritas, and youâll have all the ingredients you need for the perfect fiesta.
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Tripp about the five things men wish women knew about them. First, men like when women want to get to know them. Next, they love when women are affectionate. They also communicate on a more logical level — an important thing for women to understand. Men like when you ask them for help. And finally, men like compliments just as much as women.
In this week’s video, dating coach and relationship expert Laurel House tells you the 8 things to do when looking for love and the 10 best places to go to find that someone special. But first, she encourages you to forget chance. “Put yourself in the right place at the right time if you want to meet Mr. Right.” She also shares what you shouldn’t do — and it’s really quite simple. “Whatever you have been doing! Because clearly it isn’t working.”
On this weekâs Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Mr. Locario about what attracts a man. A self-proclaimed serial dater, he started out by helping his friends and family with their love lives â and now, heâs here to help you! We all know that every man is attracted to different things, but there are some qualities that catch the attention of all guys. For instance, men like women with positive and pleasant attitudes as well as women who are independent and have their own lives.
NoGamesLove and Screwing the Rules dating coach Laurel House helps you answer the age-old question: Are you good in bed? If youâre not sure, the best thing to do is just ask. The key, though, is removing your ego. âThis is not about blowing smoke. Youâre not fishing for compliments. Youâre looking for constructive criticism,â House shares. âBut if you canât handle the truth, donât ask for it.â
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to relationship strategist Joe Amoia about whether or not men are really intimidated by strong and independent women. While that may the case, there’s a chance that you’re making the biggest and most common mistakes made by career women, including: acting too self-sufficient, bringing masculine energy on a date with you, lacking vulnerability, and more.
I’m going to share with you some of the best advice that my mother gave me when I was younger.Â When I was 19 years old, I was dating a girl named Kris.Â She was the loveÂ of my life.Â Well, the love of myÂ very short lifeÂ at the time.Â She was my high schoolÂ sweetheart, and she literally broke my heart three weeks before the prom.
Interview by Lori Bizzoco. Video by Damian Kolodiy.
Last Wednesday, April 9th, CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco met up with Mob Wives star Renee Graziano at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca to discuss her new book Playing with Fire. Describing the novel as âloosely basedâ on her own life, she explains that she has stacks of notebooks about Reign Grazi, the character who sheâs developed since she was young.
Finding love is hard enough, but when you’re working overtime and never leave work on time, it can seem impossible.Â For this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks to life stylist and mind body coach Diana Antholis about how women can succeed at the office and still meet their soul mate.
If you’re facing this dilemma, she recommends that you identify your priorities and make time for what’s important; be open and tell people you’re looking for the right man; pick something new and step out of your comfort zone; indulge in “me” time; and indulge in doing an activity that gives you good energy.
On today’s Single in Stilettos show, founder and matchmaker Suzanne Oshima talks to dating and relationship coach Jonathon Aslay about why men disappear. Have you ever been happily dating someone when he suddenly stops texting and calling? It can leave you feeling hurt, vulnerable, and confused. You may blame yourself (as many women do), but Aslay wants you to know that it probably has nothing to do with you. A man may disappear because of his own issues.
In this weekâs video post, dating coach Laurel House shares her thoughts on the sexiest trait that attracts any guy. âDid you know many of my clients who are seemingly the total package canât get a guy to ask them on a fourth â or sometimes even a second â date? Do you know why?,â she asks. âItâs actually the most important thing when it comes to attracting a guy.â Itâs not about looks or even being the total package; itâs a trait thatâs available to average or even below-average women.
Interview and written by Whitney Johnson. Transcription by Louisa Gonzales.
Jennifer Buhl spent three years in Los Angeles working as a paparazza (the word for a female singular paparazzi), and as a top-earning photographer, she was one of only five women in an industry dominated by men. Her work was published in People magazine, TMZ, and E! News, to name a few. Having since escaped the California lifestyle to move to Boulder, Colorado, and run a family photography business, she took the opportunity to reflect on her time in the field and wrote her new book, Shooting Stars: My Unexpected Life Photographing Hollywoodâs Most Famous. Read on for our exclusive interview with the author and find out more about her experiences with the rich and famous!
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, founder Suzanne Oshima talks with relationship strategist Joe Amoia about why quick fix dating tips don’t work.Â He believes that the reason they donât work is because they’re just that â a quick fix! They wonât give you the long-term results that you want when it comes to your love life. Instead, you need to explore the true cause of your dating problems. Look inward and try to identify repeating patterns or issues that always come up.
To say that getting a dog is a huge responsibility is an understatement.Â From feeding, walking, and picking up after your furry friend to making sure heâs up-to-date on his vaccines and well groomed (with Warren London products, I hope!), he demands a lot of attention.Â Before rushing into picking out a pet, there are a lot of things to think about and to discuss as a family.
On this week’s Single in Stilettos show, the Professional Wingman Thomas Edwards shares his advice for a woman trying to figure out if a guy likes her in the early stages of dating. Here are just a few of the signs that he recommends you look for: his actions match his words; he acts nervous around you; he makes future plans with you; and he tries to get physically close to you. Watch the video above for more great tips!
Screwing the Rules and NoGamesLove dating coach Laurel House knows firsthand just how difficult it can be to get over a lingering ex-boyfriend. âAre you having a hard time getting over your ex?,â she asks. âYou are obsessing over him; you feel addicted to him â even though you know how unhealthy and toxic that relationship was, you still crave it.â In todayâs video, she shares what she learned from her own experiences to help you move on.
CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor Lori Bizzoco recently met up with Blood, Sweat and Heels star Brie Bythewood at the New Yorker Suite at the Carlton hotel, located at 88 Madison Avenue between 28th and 29th. The gorgeous 1,050 square foot penthouse includes a separate bedroom and living spaces with beautiful decor, as shown in the video interview above.
âI think we have a really great platform for a show,â Bythewood said of Bravo’s popularÂ reality show. âWe have an interesting and unique group of women. Whatever the formula, it worked, and itâs been a success!â
Earlier this month, when Good Morning America announced the line-up for season 18 of Dancing with the Stars, Full House fans were excited to see Candace Cameron Bure back in the spotlight. And sheâs just as thrilled to be a part of the cast: âIâve always been a fan of the show. Plus, this is probably the most excited Iâve seen my family get over something that Iâm doing!â
On today’s Single in Stilettos show, CupidsPulse.com Executive Editor and Founder Lori Bizzoco talks to Suzanne Oshima about the the biggest dating mistakes made by career women.
As a single public relations executive, Bizzoco discovered firsthand how hard it was to balance her career with dating. Luckily, she found love in her late 30s; she got married and had two childrenâŚall while starting on her own business and growing her reputation as a relationship expert. Through personal experience, she figured out the three biggest mistakes that career women tend to make and realized why having the wrong attitude when it comes to love can actually sabotage your dating life; why you have to leave your job at the office and not bring it on a date with you; and why being âtoo busyâ is keeping you single.
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Question from Kelsi W.: Iâve been texting back and forth with a guy I recently met. Weâll be having a good conversation, but occasionally, he wonât respond to something I say. Is it bad to text him again later on about something else, or should I always wait until he texts me back?
Lately, it seems like the heavyweights in Hollywood are getting younger and younger. After all, it was just last year that Jennifer Lawrence won her first Academy Award for Best Actress Oscar at only 22 years old. Given their full-time jobs and big paychecks, these stars often grow up a bit faster than your average youngster â which means they also experience love and heartbreak earlier in their lives. With this thought in mind, we developed a list of our five favorite teen celebrity couples:
Have you ever wondered the best way to ask a guy out? This week’s Single in StilettosÂ show explores the answer to that question and more. Founder Suzanne Oshima talks to dating coach Hunt Ethridge, who shares his top three tips for asking your crush on a date. He encourages women to understand that men like to be the aggressors and that they enjoy the thrill of the chase. Plus, he reveals his best piece of dating advice: Just ask him out!
In this week’s video post from NoGamesLove dating coach Laurel House, find out what first date talking topics and tips will up your chances for a second date. Remember that conversation is a “give and a take,” she explains. “I say something; you respond. You say something; I respond.” Listen up for more great advice to win your new guy’s heart!
Interview by Shannah Henderson. Video by Sherilyn Henderson.
With the Academy Awards airing on Sunday night, CupidsPulse.com was excited to catch up with reality star and former Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson at OK! magazine’s Pre-Oscar event at Greystone Manor in Los Angeles. At the party, sponsored by CIROS, Le Vian, Rock Your Hair, DSW, Cottonelle, and more, we chatted with the expectant blonde about her favorite films of the past year as well as her plans for Oscar night. Check out our interview above!