At a recent Glamour magazine hosted event in NYC, Olivia Wilde gushed to the audience over her new boyfriend, Jason Sudeikis, although she didn’t name him directly. When comparing Sudeikis, 37, to the likes of say David Beckham, the House M.D. star said she “would drop him [Beckham] off at the pound.” This in no way was a jab at Beckham, but rather an example of how smitten she is over her new beau. During her monologue reading, Wilde spoke about the raw truth on personal matters such as her divorce, her body and her strong feelings for her partner.
The word is out! She said “yes” and Guy Ritchie could not be any happier. Recently confirmed by UsMagazine.com, the British director proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Jacqui Ainsley. Ritchie, 44, and Ainsley, 30, were at a dinner date last Sunday at Madeo Restaurant in L.A., where she showed off both her baby bump and her round-cut engagement ring. The baby-to-come will be the second child for Ainsley with her fiancé, one which she revealed to the world on the red carpet at the London premiere of the movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The happy couple has been dating since 2010. Before Ainsley, Ritchie ended an eight year marriage with Madonna in 2008, and shares two sons with her.
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The love story of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart — take two! Several sources have confirmed to People that the Twilight on-and-off-screen couple is back together at last. To recap, the two broke up back in July when Stewart, 22, admitted to having a short affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, who himself was a very married man. Soon after, Pattinson, 26, put their L.A. home up for sale and moved out. After much time separated, the two decided to meet up in L.A. around September 15 and have been practically inseparable since then. The newly reunited couple has yet to make their formal public debut on the red carpet, which is scheduled to happen while promoting The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 movie at the end of this month.
How do you know when to forgive and forget in a relationship?
It’s very common and predictable when co-stars and celebrities start dating each other. They meet on the set of their new hit films and attend the same award ceremonies. They surround each other on a regular basis so why wouldn’t they find another who they are interested in? I mean, who else are they going to meet and date? Then you hear news like the fact that Natalie Portman was engaged and pregnant, and you think, “But with who? How could that be?” Well, it turns out you don’t have to be an A-lister to date one.
Here are five of your favorite female celebrities who found love with behind-the-scenes guys:
Love and relationship expert Patti Stanger is doling out some love advice yet again, this time related to new couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. Only romantically linked since April, the celebrity duo met on the set of That 70′s Show more than 14 years ago, according to People. Although Stanger is not picking Kunis over Kutcher’s ex, Demi Moore, she loves this new relationship development because it gives her a chance to discuss how to spark a new love after touching base with someone from your past. One piece of advice she gives it to set yourself up now for a romance in the future. She advises not to dwell on relationships that aren’t ready to happen as of yet and to continue meeting new people and trying new things. According to Stanger, space and experience are key.
What are some ways to reconnect with an ex or crush after much time has passed?
It appears that love is still in the air. The PDA sightings of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis last week in Central Park continued on through the weekend and were photographed throughout New York City. From holding hands through dinner at The Lion on Friday night to matching blue T-shirts and jeans while watching football in a sports bar on Sunday, Kutcher, 34, and Kunis, 29, could not go long without a hug or a kiss from each other. As reported to People by an observer, the love birds even had a cozy dinner with another couple at Spasso restaurant on Saturday night and were “all lovey-dovey.” It looks like the love that began April is still holding strong.
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Ladies, have you been wondering why your friends have an easy time dating and maintaining their relationships but somehow you have difficulty maintaining your romances? Have you been noticing a trend in the way that your relationships end? If you answered yes, it may be time to consider that the problem may be YOU. Admitting that we may be the problem is never easy, but if you’re doing the same things and reaping the same results, it’s time for some self-reflection.
As a Love Coach, I’ve coached many single women on forming and maintaining healthy, successful relationships. Over time I’ve noticed several recurring themes that prevent women from doing just that. I’m going to share these behaviors with you.
Keeping in theme with their South Carolina wedding, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds decided on a mini-honeymoon at Virginia’s Inn in Little Washington, South Carolina, according to People. Located an hour and a half west of our nation’s capital, the Inn is operated by Chef Patrick O’Connell. It includes a French inspired restaurant, locally grown food and a 14,000 wine bottle cellar. As reported by theWashington Post, Reynolds, 35, wore a light blue shirt and khakis when he and his bride dined in the garden for a late dinner. The couple then spent Saturday night there before heading back to New York City.
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I have an inbox full of emails from ladies trying to understand the men in their lives. As I recently sifted through them, I noticed one particular question over and over again: Why do guys seems to vanish after a few dates? Well ladies– sometimes it IS something that you are doing or saying that makes a man want to run for the hills.
Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell. Photo: Winston Burris / PR Photos; Landmark / PR Photos
By Jennifer Ross
It seems that Russell Brand, the British Comic, has a taste for ginger — Ginger Spice that is. Brand, 37, and Geri Halliwell, 40, are reported to be dating, according to The Sun, British paper. Out in public, the two have been seen together in London at Hampton Court Palace, along with Halliwell’s daughter from a previous relationship, 6-year-old Bluebell. More recently, Brand posed with the Spice Girls in a Twitter picture at the London Olympics’ closing ceremony, which was considered to be the Spice Girls’ amazing reunion performance. With his divorce from ex-wife, Katy Perry, only a month old, Brand also briefly dated Isabella Brewster, younger sister to Dallas star Jordana Brewster. Let’s hope this relationship lasts!
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Photo: Flynet UK/FameFlynet Pictures
Kimye is at it again. Bad-boy Kanye West held a solo concert in Atlantic City this weekend in which Ms. Kardashian attended. The rapper performed for thousands as the reality star sang and danced in the V.I.P. box. According to UsMagazine.com, West sang directly to his equally famous girlfriend as he performed his hit song “Way too Cold,” in which Kanye sings “I admit I fell in love with Kim.” The musician later yelled to the crowd, “If you love someone tonight… hold on real tight!” Although the pair weren’t side-by-side, it is clear the rapper is taking his own advice when it comes to his love for Kim K.
What are some ways to publicly show you care about your partner?
Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg. Photo: Landmark / PR Photos
Andy Samberg was falling for Joanna Newsom before he even met her! “He liked her music and would go to her shows,” Samberg’s friend tells UsMagazine.com. “He had the biggest crush on her.” The couple has been together for five years, and they are still standing strong. They enjoy spending time at home, where Newsom loves cooking dinners for them, and listening to his goofy music. “They have great chemistry,” the friend says. “She’s so proud of everything he has accomplished.” Newsom was right there to support Samberg when he made the difficult decision to leave Saturday Night Live.
Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest. Photo: David Gabber / PR Photos
Julianne Hough has nothing to hide when it comes to the love she has for her man. The Rock of Ages star declared her love for boyfriend Ryan Seacrest on Friday while promoting her new musical movie on his radio show. According to People, 22-year old Hough closed the flirty interview with a simple, “Alright. Love you. Bye” after Seacrest complimented the movie and shared how proud he was of his gorgeous gal. The radio host was later teased by members of his staff for not returning the ‘I love you.’ But between Seacrest’s praise over his girlfriend and Hough’s declaration, love seems to be the least of their worries.
What are some ways to tell your partner you love them for the first time?
ustin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos
Justin Theroux could not be happier in his current relationship with Jennifer Aniston. “I always go to bed thinking I’m the luckiest guy in the world,” he told Extra. The couple recently went on a romantic vacation to Paris together and where they were spotted linking arms as they walked past the Tuileries Gardens. Although Aniston is known for her rocky relationship past, she insists that Theroux is nothing like Brad Pitt or John Mayer. “The relationship is completely different than the other ones,” Aniston’s friend told UsMagazine.com. “Everything about Justin feels right.”
How do you show appreciation about being happy in a relationship?
Is there such a thing as ‘Mr. Right?’ Hollywood and the movie producers have made us to believe so! It is very difficult to sift through reality and sweep our fantasies under the rug when it comes to our own personal love lives. We watch our favorite female celebrities being lifted off their feet (many times) on the big screen while riding off into the night hand-in-hand with a George Clooney or Zac Efron while we are left drooling and fantasizing about our own love story. We leave the movie theater captivated by this notion of ‘Mr. Right,’ and we’re deceived by love more than ever. Let’s take a look at a few important factors to keep in mind when aiming to find your ‘Mr. Right’:
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. Photo: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were spotted at the Opera Gallery in New York City for an event that benefited the Urban Arts Partnership. According to People, the giving couple, who had just celebrated their twins’ birthdays and renewed their vows, bid on a pair of Project Canvas shoes and a diver watch, designed by Audemars Piguet. It looks like the married couple are excited to share some of their happiness and money with others.
How can giving back as a couple help your relationship?
Pregnant in Heels star, Rosie Pope, announced welcoming her third child via Twitter on Mother’s Day. Pope and husband, Daron Pope, both took part in tweeting updates during labor. The two are already parents to two boys, J.R., 3, and Wellington, 15 months. According to Us Magazine, Pope was surprised to add a baby girl to the family. “I’m so shocked! Honestly, I thought we were going to have boys,” said Pope.
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Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson. Photo: CWNY/FAMEFLYNET
Singer and Fashion Star judge, Jessica Simpson, 31, took to Twitter to proclaim her love for her new addition, Maxwell Drew. “I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I’ve ever experienced,” said Simpson. According to People, the new mom isn’t the only one in love with Maxwell Drew, as grandfather Joe Simpson and aunt Ashlee Simpson can’t get enough of her.
What are some ways to prepare your relationship for kids?
Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, is all about keeping celebrities in top shape for when they’re on and off camera. For those who are looking to get in shape celebrity-style, Peterson is debuting a new diet and fitness program called The Gunnar Challenge. The trainer guru says that his 8-week challenge is great for couples and a must for anyone looking to boost their confidence. He doesn’t advocate for training couples together, but he did make the point that couples should have mutual fitness goals. By accepting The Gunnar Challenge for yourself first, you can make a dedication to yourself that will yield positive results. The interactive online challenge starts May 21st and Gunnar wants you to accept the challenge for yourself and your love life. Beach season is only a few weeks away, so why not get started?
To find out more about Gunnar Peterson and how you can get involved with The Gunnar Challenge, click here.
Angelina Jolie with Vivienne, Knox, Pax, Zahara, and Shiloh. Photo: FameFlynetUK/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES
Newly engagedBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, were spotted at U.K’s Legoland with their children. According to People, Pitt and Jolie were “very much in love, too. And a really happy family.” In past visits, Jolie took the children to Legoland on her own, but this time Pitt was happy to tag along. After Legoland, the family visited a petting zoo, Odds Farm.
What are some creative family outings that can still be romantic?
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams with Matilda. Photo: FAMEFLYNET
Despite some his more humorous roles, according to sources and UsMagazine.com, Jason Segel is “ready to be a grown-up.” As he and Michelle William’s relationship goes more public, this is undoubtedly a good thing. Williams isn’t the only one enamored with the comedian-actor, as her daughter “loves Jason” and Jason Segel definitely knows how to “entertain children.” Having your partner’s kids like you, is definitely a good step toward a more serious relationship.
What are some ways to bond with your partner’s kids?
Ali Fedotowsky and Emily Maynard. Photo: FameFlynet
Having previously starred on The Bachelorette, former contestant Ali Fedotowsky knows what it takes when it comes to finding love. Although she and her love match, Roberto Martinez, recently called it quits, Fedotowsky is hoping that the new leading lady of The Bachelorette, Emily Maynard,will have a better shot. “Emily is amazing! She’s such a sweetheart,” Fedotowsky told UsMagazine.com. “If anyone deserves to find love, it’s her.” Fans were first introduced to Maynard on Brad Womak’s season of The Bachelor when she fell for the bar owner, however, Fedotowsky believes viewers can expect something different this season. “Emily told me she likes guys with tattoos, so we’ll see what kind of guys she has on this season,” Fedotowsky said. “It should be interesting, I’m psyched.”
When you have many suitors, how do you choose which one to date?
Bill and Giuliana Rancic. Photo: Girlie/Fame Pictures
E! News cohost, Giuliana Rancic, 37, and hubby, Bill Rancic, 40, are expecting their first child. After struggling with infertility, miscarriage, and cancer the couple are using a surrogate mother. According to People, the little bundle of joy is due in late summer and the Rancis are keeping the baby’s gender a secret. Congratulations, Giuliana and Bill!
Whether you’re on a first date or in a new relationship, the things you say can play a huge role in finding and keeping love. They say that “actions speak louder than words,” but we’re here to tell you that sometimes certain phrases can destroy your love life before it even begins. Check out these 10 expressions you should avoid when you’re looking for Cupid’s arrow to hit your target:
Dave Haywood, Hilary Scott and Charles Kelley. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos
Country muscian Dave Haywood, 29, from the band Lady Antebellum has finally gotten hitched. The lucky lady? Kelli Cashiola. The couple has known each other for five years and dated seven years before getting engaged this past December. How was the wedding? According to UsMagazine.com, a source said, “The whole thing was straight out of a movie.” Hopefully their fairy tale wedding leads to a happy marriage.
How do you incorporate aspects of movie weddings in your big day?
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Andrew Evans / PR Photos
It looks like Angelina Jolie may be having a case of the exes. Jolie’s 10-year-old son, Maddox, has reportedly developed a crush on Brad Pitt’s ex wife, Jennifer Anniston, the Enquirerreported. Sources say that Maddox’s fascination began after he and his nanny watched Marley & Me and has since caused the youngster to plot posters of Aniston on his bedroom walls. “Maddox is infatuated with Jennifer, and Angelina is fuming,” a close source told the tabloid. “Maddox simply likes Jen’s sweet face and look.”
My sister and I grew up in Suburbia, which affords bored, middle-class children multiple opportunities for creative mayhem. My sister, therefore, functioned as a-guinea pig of sorts. For instance, picture a 10-year-old and his friends chasing you around with Super Soakers filled to the hilt with pickle juice. You’d have hated me, too. When we both hit adolescence, we grew up a little bit. We went to high school and started to test the dating waters. As if being a 14-year-old, pimple-faced fat kid wasn’t enough, I had to come home to the chiding laughter of my older, hotter, more dating-tested sister whenever I failed. Good news of failed romance spreads fast in Suburbia. My immaturity blinded me from taking in the romance lessons that are now so clear to me. Let’s break them down:
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian. Photo: PRN / PR Photos
Kim Kardashian wasn’t married long, but her divorce has made all the difference in her life. According to TooFab.com, Kardashian saw her divorce with Kris Humphries as one of the “toughest” things she’s had to go through. “It’s changed who I am as a person, I think for the better, and the things that I care about in life have completely changed because of this,” she said. “I really think everything happens for a reason.” Apparently the split has changed the priorities in Kardashian’s life.
What are some ways that divorce can help you grow?
“You value the things you have to work hard for, not the things that are handed to you,” says a mid-twenty something male friend of mine when discussing if a woman should play hard to get when she first meets a guy. While that may seem to sum up the answer to this ultimate singleton question, it’s a bit more complex than that. A guy may think a girl is really cool, but if she’s too available at first, then he will question it. The opposite is true, too. If a girl plays too hard to get and is unavailable, then he will lose interest.
So, throw out the “dating rules” — you don’t have to wait three days before calling or texting back, but you do need to consider each situation and act accordingly. For instance, don’t be available every time he asks you out, but be sure to offer an alternative day to meet up. Celebrity life coach and relationship pro Melanie Mar chimed in on what women should do when they first meet a guy and how to keep his interest:
Chris Harrison and Tim Tebow. Photo: richard shotwell / PR Photos; Janet Mayer / PRPhotos.com
If the highly publicized dinner date with singer Taylor Swift comes to fruition as merely a friendship, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow may have 25 hopeful women vying to win his heart instead. The NFL star has been approached to be the next Bachelor, host Chris Harrison revealed on Access Hollywood Live Monday, according to People. Although Harrison apparently joked stating Tebow has already agreed to do the gig, Tebow hasn’t confirmed whether or not he will sign up to pass out roses instead of passing pigskins.
How do you pick and choose a mate when there are a lot of options?
We’ve all heard the infamous break-up line: “It’s not you, it’s me!” But what if it really is you that’s been sabotaging your relationship– without even knowing it?
Psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding, MD, co-author of “You are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life,” offers us the top five bad relationship habits we slip into…and how to break them once and for all.
Treating ourselves and others with love is the most important aspect to dating. That said, it can sometimes be difficult to bond in a loving manner when you’re nervous in a dinner date environment. Date Therapy can help! It’s a new protocol that helps people connect in three very important ways. People like Demi Moore or Kim Kardashian, who have both very publically just fallen out of high profile relationships, should take note.
Benjamin Flajnik, also known as “Bachelor Ben,” is the latest contestant on The Bachelor to go looking for love. With the season drawing closer to the final episode and live special, more and more fans of the series are perplexed by who Benjamin Flajnik is–and what is he really looking for in a Lady Love?
What does Astrology tell us about Benjamin Flajnik and his quest for love?
Benjamin Flajnik is a Virgo (Sun Sign placement), based on the public information of his birth date being September 10th, 1982, in California. As an avid fan of The Bachelor, I have tuned in since the beginning of Ben’s season only to be repeatedly amused by just how much of a “typical Virgo” Ben seems to be. Below are a few highlights of the traits, interest, and behaviors of Bachelor Ben’s that led me to apply the “typical Virgo” stamp of approval.
Do you remember that special moment? You know, the time you put down the artificial midge-fly you were tying so that you could spend time with your husband, and you rubbed the back of his neck while telling him how special he was? Meanwhile, he was giving you the pair of mittens he knitted for you, after he heard you say your arthritis was kicking up. Well, congratulations, because you two were speaking all five languages of love at once.
The beautiful 48 year-old, Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in her Beverly Hills Hotel bathtub on Saturday, February 11. The six-time Grammy-winning legend’s tragic death took our country by surprise, and only one-day before the 54th Grammy Awards. A tribute was paid to her last night by Jennifer Hudson. All around the world, people are mourning and celebrating the life of Whitney and her songs that will forever be remembered as some of the greatest of all time. She lived her life with an open heart and sang about love and passion. She wrote about love, all kinds of love more than any other artist we have come to know.
Here are Whitney Houston’s top ten songs inspired by Love:
1. I Will Always Love You: Houston’s “signature song” and number one on the singles charts in almost all countries.
2. Greatest Love of All: Houston based this song on family to represent the love and appreciation she has for those who has supported her throughout her singing career. The greatest love of all is family.
3. Saving All My Love for You: A dramatic song about a love affair with a married man, and the singer is saving all her love for him.
4. You Give Good Love: A sensual R&B groove for the one you love.
5. My Love is Your Love: During a time of marital difficulties for Houston, she sings this to reassure us that she will remain strong with love.
6. Love Will Save the Day: A fast tempo song, filled with love and excitement.
7. Nothin’ But Love: A reminder that there’s nothing but love for anything positive that has come out of the difficulties in life.
8. For the Love of You: All about the greatness of being in love.
9. Love is a Contact Sport: These lyrics will veer you towards making the right moves towards the one you love.
10. I Was Made to Love Him: A song about how special people can fill your life with the inspiration and love.
Do you have a Whitney Houston song that has always been a love inspiration for you? Share below.
It’s a new year but you’re still stuck on that old guy. And now the most romantic holiday of the year is fast approaching. Wouldn’t Valentine’s Day be the perfect time to exorcise that ex and move on for good?
For many couples, the lead-up to Valentine’s Day is an exciting time filled with promise and possibility. The cold weather offers an excuse to snuggle up, while the holidays are the perfect reason to shower each other with love and affection. Unfortunately, many relationships aren’t so lucky. According to a recent study in Men’s Health, the time span from Christmas to Valentine’s Day is one of the most common break-up times of the year.
Regardless of the month or season, when your relationship is over, you just know. But if you’re still on the fence, unsure what to do about your love interest, here are five red flags you should watch for in your relationship. Otherwise, you probably won’t make it to Valentine’s Day:
Katherine Heigl is back in a romantic comedy with an edge: One For The Money. Based on Janet Evanovich’s sixteen-book mystery series, Heigl plays Stephanie Plum, a newly divorced and unemployed New Jersey girl. Stephanie talks her cousin into giving her a job at his bail bonding company as a recovery agent to get gain some cash. Stephanie agrees to catch Joe Morelli (Jason O’ Mara), a former cop, murder suspect and the ex who dumped her in high school. With no idea how to handle a gun and pay back on her mind, she begins to fall for Joe all over again.
Popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, are great for many things. Re-connecting with old classmates, checking out your best friend’s vacation photos and sharing the news that you had an exciting celebrity sighting, are some of the best reasons to log on. But when it comes to your love life, is Facebook your friend… or foe?
Social media provides access to all of the key information about the object of your affection. Status updates revealing their whereabouts, wall posts indicating updates from their friends and photos that can point to previous romantic partners, offer you a glimpse into their private world. If relationships are about getting to know the other person better, it’s easy to see how checking your better half’s page many times per day might be justified.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. Photo: API/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES
We don’t need to see an engagement ring to know that Jessica Biel is excited about getting hitched to Justin Timberlake. After rumors of an engagement were confirmed, the pair have been lying low … that is, until Biel stunned at the Gloden Globes without her fiancé. There to present an award, Biel wore a white lace Elie Saab that resembled a wedding dress. Could the actress be giving us an idea of her bridal style? According to UsMagazine.com, the bride-to-be was glowing and very happy.
What are some ways to channel your excitement about your engagement?
Backstreet Boy, A.J. McLean is married. The boy band cutie wed his longtime girlfriend at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The couple is all about putting a spin on tradition. According to UsMagazine.com, McLean proposed to Rochelle Karidis on stage at a live concert in Vegas, and Rochelle walked down the aisle to Guns N’ Roses. Way to make it unique, you two!
What are some ways to incorporate your favorite things in your wedding?
When it comes to the ups and downs of love, The Boss has shared some valuable lessons with us over the years. Here are some of the most important points in a romantic education, Springsteen style:
1. Love Makes it Impossible to Sleep — In the oft-covered “I’m On Fire,” Bruce rumbles the line “at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet/ and a freight-train running through the middle of my head/ but you/ you cool my desire.” Anyone who’s ever felt the pangs of a complicated love affair can immediately identify with this exhausting sentiment.
Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen. Photo: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
Charlie Sheen has taken a break from the spotlight and his ‘winning’ days, but he hasn’t taken a break from his exes. On Saturday, Sheen bailed out his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, from jail on charges of cocaine possession and assault. According to RadarOnline, Sheen stepped in when Mueller’s parents wanted to keep her in jail. Sick of her irresponsible ways, Mueller’s parents are fed up with her. Good thing for Mueller, Sheen still cares for her. Could this be a sign of the two starting up a new relationship again, or just a favor for an old love?
In a interview for Vanity Fair, Lady Gaga opened up about her love life. The singer is known less for her romantic relationships, and more so for her dedicated relationship with her fans. According to E! Online, Gaga thinks that she will never know martial bliss. With the divorce plague that many stars face, it can be hard to find love in the entertainment business. Gaga told Vanity Fair that it isn’t the men she dates that are the problem, but herself. Whatever the issue, we hope Gaga finds love. But if she doesn’t, her little monsters will still get great music out of it.
What are the advantages of playing the field and staying single?