Tag Archives: Relationships

Oct 21, 2011 3

Date Idea: Relive Your Teenage Years

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Relive Your Teenage Years
Couple looking at their yearbook. Photo: AndreyPopov / Bigstock.com

What if you could go back in time and be “17 Again?”  Although you may not be Zac Efron in the movie, it’s very easy to relive your childhood memories by going back in time and dressing the part, watching a film or reading a book from that era.  You can even relive your teenage years while you’re on a date, which can be extremely nostalgic.

Stir up memories of mullets and 90210 fashion by renting a movie from the past like Rambo or Legally Blond.  It could make a fun conversation starter, especially if you come dressed for the part.

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Oct 19, 2011 14

How to Turn your Man into a Gentleman

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Cupid's Pulse Article: How to Turn your Man into a Gentleman
Couple doing laundry together. Photo: Blend Images / Bigstock.com

By Deana Meccariello

Ok ladies, we’ve all been there.  Your man isn’t stepping up to the gentlemanly plate.  What do you do now?  Nip it in the bud.  If you don’t deal with these issues from the get-go, you will end up resenting your beau and the relationship will ultimately fail.

First things first, you must be vocal about your feelings.  As with any relationship issue, communication is key.  Tell him that his actions make you feel unappreciated and disrespected.  Lay out what he does that you find rude and tell him how to fix it.  If he has to choose between your relationship or holding open a door for you, hopefully he will change accordingly.  Make him think about his actions before he lets the door hit you on the way out.

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Oct 17, 2011 9

Going from ‘It’s Complicated’ to Monogamy: 5 Tips Every Woman Should Know

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Going from ‘It’s Complicated’ to Monogamy: 5 Tips Every Woman Should Know
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By Melissa Caballero

The status of our relationships in this modern day dating world have become much more complex than they used to be. Many couples go through multiple stages until they’re officially declared an item. From ‘single’ to ‘it’s complicated’ to ‘in a relationship,’ the situation can get blurry.  Although the beginning of a relationship can be exciting, it doesn’t always end that way. Some people date for several months without a label, and then the painstaking question “Are we exclusive?’ is asked and the relationship abruptly ends with no warning. It may not make sense, or seem even fair that one question can stir so much confusion or controversy.  So, many women have learned to keep mum and stay in the ‘it’s complicated’ stage instead of turning their status back to single.  But, instead of going backwards how do we proceed forwards to the comfort zone of monogamy?  We spoke to psychologist, professor, relationship expert and author, Dr. Karin Anderson and she offered five ways woman can navigate through:

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Oct 14, 2011 0

A “Novel” Date Idea: Browsing for Books

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Cupid's Pulse Article: A “Novel” Date Idea: Browsing for Books
Couple reading together. Photo: zurijeta / Bigstock.com

If you’re looking for a perfect way to settle down and relax this weekend, grab your honey and head to a bookstore. It’s a fun way to educate yourself about new titles on the shelf. Find books that you and your honey both will enjoy reading. Or, for fun, select one from a completely new genre, and take turns reading it to one another.

If you loved a movie that was an adaption of a novel, consider reading it and then debating with your partner about which was better — the novel or film. Afterward, you can make some popcorn, cuddle with your sweetheart on the sofa and watch the film again, noting which information from the book was left out or changed.

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Oct 13, 2011 0

Three Tips to Enjoy Marriage Despite the Battles

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Three Tips to Enjoy Marriage Despite the Battles
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Photo: Brian Flannery/FlynetPictures.com

By Patty Newbold, author of the award-winning marriage blog, AssumeLove.com

It can’t be easy marrying into a reality TV show, as Kris Humphries recently did.  Kim Kardashian and her family speak their minds, and it’s all caught on camera.  Kris already gets his share of it from her siblings, and it can’t be long before he catches angry words or insults from his new wife Kim, too.

It’s the Ratio, Not the Number

Let’s hope Kim’s already figured this out, but fighting words do not kill a relationship.  Marriages fail when the nastygrams are not matched with at least five times as many respectful, loving and encouraging words and gestures.  Remember: Five times.  Or more.

That’s what psychologist John Gottman’s research found. He uses it to predict, in just a few minutes, which marriages will last and which will not.  It doesn’t matter how many or how few unloving words, eye rolls, or shrugs are used in a relationship; only whether the good stuff happens at least five times as often as the bad.

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Oct 11, 2011 1

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Are Spotted at Religious Services

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Are Spotted at Religious Services
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Photo: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos

After recently being slammed with rumors of turmoil in their marriage, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were seen together attending religious services at the Kabbalah Centre.  According to People, the two sat on separate sides of the aisle as is customary in Kabbalah.  After the service, Kutcher greeted Moore with a hug and the couple walked out with their arms wrapped around each other’s waists.

What do you do if you hold different religious beliefs than your partner?

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Oct 7, 2011 0

Date Idea: Don’t Let Fall Cool Your Dates Down

Posted In: Dating, Weekend Date Ideas
Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Don’t Let Fall Cool Your Dates Down
Couple on a romantic dinner date. Photo: dolgachov / Bigstock.com

Fall is here, and what better way to get ready for the cool weather than by heading indoors for dinner and a movie?  Try something new by heading to a recently opened restaurant in your town or trying a dish that you and your date can share.  Not only are you creating memories, but you’re getting ready for the holiday, which is all about giving thanks to one another.

To get current information on new restaurants coming to your area and for some great deals (who doesn’t want to save money before the holidays?), check out websites like Bloomspot, Groupon and Living Social.

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Oct 6, 2011 0

‘Twilight’ Star Kristen Stewart Talks Love and Relationships

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Twilight’ Star Kristen Stewart Talks Love and Relationships
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Photo: Premiere/Rocstar/CPR/FAMEFLYNET

Actress Kristen Stewart has had a lot of experience with love, playing half of one of the most tumultuous on-screen relationships in the movie saga, Twilight, and being in love with her co-star, Robert Pattinson. UsMagazine.com reports that her advice on relationships was pretty simple.  “Don’t be an a–hole.  Don’t be mean.  Don’t take s–t.  Don’t settle,” she said.  The star continued on to say, “Good relationship advice for me tends to being honest and knowing yourself.” Although Stewart is very into all things Twilight, she reveals her boyfriend does not have the same appreciation. “Me and Taylor [Lautner] are actual Twilight fans, so we can sit there and be so totally into it!  Whereas I sit there with Rob…He likes it, but he has just such a different energy.”

How do you know when you’re settling for a mediocre relationship?

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Sep 23, 2011 0

Date Idea: Indulge Your Senses at the Coffee Shop

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Indulge Your Senses at the Coffee Shop
Couple enjoying coffee together. Photo: monkeybusinessimages / Bigstock.com

Coffee is usually used to make one feel energized, and for some it’s an addiction.  And the place that people go to get their “fix” can turn into a dating ritual for some couples.  It isn’t a necessity for every date to be fancy.  Sometimes, the simplest choice can actually be the best.

Enjoy a night of comfort drinks, like a Mocha or Frappuccino, soothing music and an intimate table (or couch) for two with your hubby by checking out some of the best coffee houses in your city.

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Sep 21, 2011 0

Alec Baldwin Skips Emmy’s for Night Out with New Girlfriend

Posted In: Celebrity Relationships, Forever or Fling?
Cupid's Pulse Article: Alec Baldwin Skips Emmy’s for Night Out with New Girlfriend
Hilaria Thomas and Alex Baldwin. Photo: Winston Burris / PR Photos

30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin skipped Sunday’s Emmy’s for a night out with his new girlfriend Hilaria Thomas. According to UsMagazine.com, the actor attended Tony Bennett’s 85th Birthday Gala benefiting Exploring the Arts in New York City. The bash, which was held at Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House, included Whoopi Goldberg, Bill and Hilary Clinton, Robert DeNiro, and of course Baldwin and Thomas were spotted packing on the PDA. “He had his hands all over [her] the entire night,” an eyewitness said. Another insider stated that Baldwin is committed to staying single, but his being so public with Thomas “makes me think it might be a little more serious.”

How do you prioritize when it comes to a relationship?

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Sep 15, 2011 0

Stacy Keibler Gushes About George Clooney at ‘Ides of March’ Premiere

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Stacy Keibler Gushes About George Clooney at ‘Ides of March’ Premiere
Stacey Keibler and George Clooney. Photo: Landmark / PR Photos

Stacy Keibler told People just what she thinks of her new beau George Clooney on Friday at the premiere of his new film, The Ides of March … “Everything!” she said.  That said, the fresh duo is taking baby steps into the public eye together.  For example, rather than walking the red carpet arm-in-arm, Keibler and Clooney attended an after party with friends at the Deq Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton where they were seen chatting and laughing.  One party goer said, “They have good chemistry, and she can hold her own with the boys.  They both can equally be the life of the party.”

How do you know when to take your romance public?

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Sep 14, 2011 0

Maria Shriver Discusses Support Received After Divorce Announcement

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Maria Shriver Discusses Support Received After Divorce Announcement
Maria Shriver. Photo: Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Maria Shriver endured a difficult year, but she’s thankful for all the support she has been receiving from family and friends.  At a bicycle race on Saturday, People reports that Shriver told the crowd, “I appreciate your support, particularly this year, for sticking with me.”  She also spoke of a recent experience with a friend.  “When I was going through my own challenges this year; feeling down and confused, I got an email from him.  He wrote me a note saying, ‘You’re my best friend Maria and you will never be left out,’ ” she said.  “When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.  Thank you to everyone who came up to me this weekend and wished me well.”

What are some ways to deal with the aftermath of a divorce announcement?

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Sep 12, 2011 8

Edward Bass on the Importance of Relationships — In the Movies and In Real Life

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Edward Bass on the Importance of Relationships —  In the Movies and In Real Life
Edward Bass with friend Janice Dickinson. Photo courtesy of Bass.

 

By Whitney Baker and Lori Bizzoco

The mind of a serial killer is something that is both intriguing, and at the same time, disturbing.  With motives that are primarily based on psychological gratification, these types of killers usually have a method to their madness, one that drives their actions and limits their inhibitions.  Belle Gunness, America’s most prolific female serial killer, is no exception.

Director, writer, producer, and Golden Globe nominee, Edward Bass, is producing a film that captures Belle’s story in the most deep, dark, and irresistible way.  …On the edge of your seat? Click here to read more.

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Sep 9, 2011 0

Date Idea: Get Your Relationship Off the Ground

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Get Your Relationship Off the Ground
Couple on a date at an amusement park. Photo: luckybusiness / Bigstock.com

Getting bored with your typical dinner and movie date?  Then you should consider trying something unique and different this weekend to get your relationship off the ground.

Since it’s still summer (just barely!), amusement parks are “just the ticket” for some a high thrill good time.  From rides to live entertainment to great fried food, they have everything to make your date a memorable and adventurous one.  Scream your lungs out on a wild roller coaster ride, feed each other some cotton candy, stand hand-in-hand and exchange kisses in line or have fun laughing at each other trying to win that elusive prize!

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Sep 8, 2011 0

How to Size Someone Up For the Long Run

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Cupid's Pulse Article: How to Size Someone Up For the Long Run
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By Dr. Samuel Barondes, author of Making Sense of People

When we meet someone new, we immediately form a tentative picture of his or her personality.  We generate this first impression in a matter of seconds, because we need it to guide our initial give and take.

Our amazing ability to rapidly size people up works so well that we continue to rely on it as we get to know the person better.  In doing so, we keep building a more elaborate intuitive impression—an impression that we rarely bother to consciously examine.  Although we may spend hours methodically assessing a new smartphone before deciding what we think of it, our assessment of someone’s personality keeps being made by the seat of our pants.

There are times, though, when we want to consciously think over what we’ve observed.  We may, for example, want to figure out if a person we are dating has the right stuff for a permanent relationship by discussing it with our friends.  But these conversations are often uninformative because few of us have been taught a systematic way to assess personalities.  This limits our ability to come up with a thoughtful appraisal of the person we have in mind, even with the assistance of those who are eager to help us.

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Sep 8, 2011 0

‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Couple Michelle and Graham Are Still Talking Every Day

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Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelor Pad 2’ Couple Michelle and Graham Are Still Talking Every Day
Michelle Money and Graham Bunn. Photo: Justin Paludipan / PR Photos; Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Two stars of Bachelor Pad 2, Michelle Money and Graham Bunn, have managed to keep their relationship going long after the cameras stopped rolling, according to People.  Money, who returned to Utah after the show, and Bunn, who now resides in New York, make sure they keep in contact almost every day.  How do they do it?  Well, it’s not visiting each other every weekend or doing “hanky panky” over the phone.  The two keep their relationship going strong with communication.

What are some keys to making a long distance relationship work?

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Sep 8, 2011 0

Oskana Grigorieva Discusses Why She Settled with Mel Gibson

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Oskana Grigorieva Discusses Why She Settled with Mel Gibson
Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson. Photo: David Gabber / PR Photos

It’s official!  Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva accepted last week’s truce deal — worth $3 million — with Mel Gibson, RadarOnline.com reports.  A forensic accountant analyzed this deal with the $15 million settlement from 2010.  “The previous offer was structured in a way that made its value less than $1 million,” her lawyer Daniel Horowitz said.  “Moreover, it required Oksana to surrender to Gibson all evidence in the criminal case against her, which could have made her subject to criminal charges ranging from bribery to destruction of evidence.”  Grigorieva’s lawyers value the present settlement, which includes 16 years living rent free in a $1.8 million home, $750,000 in periodic payments, payments to attorney fees and rights to her album and videos, “at over $3 million.”

How do you know when to drop an argument in a relationship?

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Sep 7, 2011 0

3 Ways to Support a Grieving Partner

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Cupid's Pulse Article: 3 Ways to Support a Grieving Partner
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By Linda Guma

Coping with the loss of a loved one is undoubtedly very painful. It may cause us to simultaneously experience rage, sadness, despair, and disbelief. This emotional suffering is known as grief, and it’s our natural response to loss. This week in the United States, we celebrate Patriot’s Day, which is dedicated to the victims who were killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  It’s a day marked with loss for many in our country, and it’s important for us to remember those who perished on that day, especially this year, since it is the tenth anniversary of that tragic event.

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Sep 2, 2011 0

Are Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Rekindling Their Romance?

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Are Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Rekindling Their Romance?
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake. Photo: GG/FameFlyNet

Are they back on?  Justin Timberlake was spotted biking with ex-girlfriend Jessica Biel on Sunday post-brunch.  “They were in good spirits,” an eyewitness at the diner claimed.  “They seemed happy … They had a nice time.”  A close source to Timberlake tells People that it wasn’t shocking to see the former couple hang out together.  “They always remained friendly after the split and spent time together,” the source says.

After a split, can you remain friends with your ex?

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Sep 1, 2011 0

Does Kim Kardashian Want Babies Already?

Posted In: Baby Beat, Celebrity Relationships
Cupid's Pulse Article: Does Kim Kardashian Want Babies Already?
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Photo: Brian Flannery/FlynetPictures.com

Although Kim Kardashian tied the knot with Kris Humphries earlier this month, she’s already thinking of babies, according to family friend Lisa Gastineau. “She wants babies. Let’s cross the fingers. And her mom wants her to have babies quick!” Gastineau told UsMagazine.com on Saturday in Hollywood. Gastineau believes Kardashian will be a great mom, and she’s confident that Humphries will be a great family man. “He adores [Kim]. I wish that every girl that I know had someone that adores her. Just the way that he looks at her. He’s so cool, he stands up to her. Kim is a little dynamo. It is amazing; it is a fun, fun relationship watching them!”

Is there such thing as bad timing when it comes to having a baby post-marriage?

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Aug 30, 2011 3

DJ Jessica Who Says Men Can Be Intimidated By Independent Women

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By Mia Salituro

Miami born Celebrity DJ Jessica Who has been getting all the buzz lately. She recently began filming in Miami for the MTV Dove Fresh Spin project and she attended her first VMAS on Sunday. Now in the spotlight, Jessica’s career is booming and she admits that it’s tough to find a guy who can handle it. How do you balance a relationship when you’re career is on fire? Cupid’s Pulse caught up with Jessica after the VMAs to find out.

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Aug 29, 2011 0

Khloe Kardashian and Eva Longoria Double Date

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Khloe Kardashian and Eva Longoria Double Date
Eduardo Cruz and Eva Longoria. Photo: Gangster#1/Silvano/Flynetpictures.com

Two days after Kim Kardashian’s wedding, Eva Longoria met up with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Khloe for a double-date on Monday. They were joined by their beaus, Lamar Odom and Eduardo Cruz, at the Madeo restaurant in Hollywood. UsMagazine reports that once their meal was over, the couples headed to the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Although there hasn’t been any word on what they did at the hotel, it’s safe to assume they had a great time. Khloe tweeted that she had a “magical night!”

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Aug 24, 2011 0

Country Crooner Chely Wright Ties the Knot

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Country Crooner Chely Wright Ties the Knot
Lauren Blitzer and Chely Wright. Photo: David Gabber / PR Photos

Chely Wright finally found her happy ending after tying the knot with partner Lauren Blitzer last weekend, reports UsMagazine.comThe country singer, 40, met civil rights activist Blitzer, 30, just weeks after coming out. Last year Wright told NBC’s Today Show that she “was hiding. I was gay, and I didn’t want anyone to know that I was.” The differing religions of the two brides meant that both a rabbi and a reverend were present at the interfaith ceremony.

What do you do in a wedding if you and your partner have differing religions?

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Aug 23, 2011 0

Jessica Simpson’s Best Friend Cacee Cobb Is Engaged

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Jessica Simpson’s Best Friend Cacee Cobb Is Engaged
Cacee Cobb and Donald Faison. Photo: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

It seems like Jessica Simpson won’t be the only one heading down the aisle soon. RadarOnline reported that the singer’s best friend Cacee Cobb is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Donald Faison.  The excited groom tweeted, “If you like it you better put a Ring on it. — Beyonce.” Cobb responded with, “If she likes it then she better say YES!!”  Faison revealed his feelings for Cobb in an interview last November. “I’m sure I know in my heart I love her and I definitely want to be with her forever, but sometimes you throw marriage in situation and it ruins everything,” he told Vibe.com. Fortunately, he got over his fear and proposed to his girlfriend of nearly six years.

How do you support your best friend with wedding plans?

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