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Would You Move For Love? The Best And Worst Cities For Women Looking To Get Married

March 26th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Would you move for love? According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, it might pay off. When it comes to single, employed men, some cities are definitely better for women looking to get married others.

How does your city stack up?

Are You A “Ride Or Die” For Your Man?

March 25th, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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Remember your first overdose on love? Can you recall that high, that fix, and that addiction? Think for a second back to that old neighborhood or crosstown chick or guy that had you so ‘turned up’ and ‘turned on’ that nothing else in the world mattered – tunnel vision at its finest. Yes! You remember that first love that had you feeling emotions that were so damn foreign. Back then, your situation was probably so intense – that your crew felt it, and maybe some were even jealous – hating on your baby banger from the sidelines. Wherever you were, your first love wasn’t far behind. Whatever you were into, your first love was knee deep in the trenches with you – holding you down.

Reflect – the two of you shared everything. In the mix of your union, I’m sure there were hours of sheer laughter. In the same breath, I’m sure during some of those moments – hours of tears. That’s when the jealousy radar was on ten. No one could get next to your baby – or else. Remember coordinating those fly Easter outfits? Remember all the dip 80&90’s pics that you two flicked up? Remember sneaking into all of those matinee comedies, while kissing and fondling in the dark? I know some of you were out there hooking school with your sweetheart – so you could get your smash on. Remember fighting for your love if someone had something super slick to say? I bet you can remember when your ‘ride-or-die’ jumped in too – scars and all.  Looking back, you can still remember all of the R&B songs by Guy, New Edition and Troop that reminded you why your babe would be around forever. In your eyes, your first love went hard for the team, and what a damn team you were.

Then life happened….

Plates and glasses started flying. Some of the wildest words flew from your mouths. Then the belittling and condescending games entered. Then someone else caught your attention – because your Bonnie or Clyde was on some bullshit that they couldn’t back down from.

The storybook romance died one summer long ago. And all these years later – you still remember the sting.

 In some cases, the destruction of that relationship set the stage for all of your future ones. That union probably blocked you from loving deeply again. Sure we can blame it on immaturity, but the pain still ran deep. And so, you promised yourself that no one else would ever have your heart – then it happened, you got open again and again and again….

Continue reading how to make your ride or die relationship last forever at MommyNoire.com 

What Do Men Really Think About Sex?

March 23rd, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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Sex, sex, and more sweaty sex….Let’s goooo!!!!

Who doesn’t want to talk about getting it popping in the bedroom or the kitchen for that matter, especially if you are in your sexual prime? When does that exactly happen moms – during the late 30’s or early 40’s? If you have that inner freak in you, it’s virtually impossible to get enough of the topic, especially if you haven’t tumbled in those freaky sheets in a while. (For moms who just had a baby, we feel for you – who has the energy?) However, for seasoned moms, sex is a sport that many run to. For hours, you chit-chat with your mommy friends about new erotic sex toys on the market, risque porn videos, and the best positions to get your partner open (missionary or the straddle anyone?)

If you are a newly single mom, it may be hard to tame the sexual urges when you meet a handsome man who is interested in you physically. There are so many fears that hover. Will you perform up to par in the bedroom? Are you flexible to do the wild positions that he demands. (Pssttt…Try yoga) What expectations will he have—does he want you to try oral and anal in the same session? Like men, women want to blow a man’s mind when she hops on it. So there are many questions.  If you are a mom back on the dating scene who recently has had multiple partners, the dread lingers – are you moving too fast and are giving up the goodies too quick?

Gain more insight on what men think about sex at MommyNoire.com 

Masseuse Kristy Love Earns $1,300 A Day For Her 48NN Breast Size

March 13th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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This week on TLC’s Strange Love, an Atlanta woman named Kristy Love, a woman known for her size 48NN breasts, discussed how she has made a career out of her most prominent body parts. She makes approximately $1,300 per day as an adult masseuse.

After Love completed massage school she could not get hired. Employers viewed her size as a disadvantage, so she launched her own massage business and her clientele would often ask for her to take her top off. Currently Love provides massages, breast crushing and body gliding, a service in which she rubs oil on herself and slides all over her clients. Love’s breast weigh 31.8 pounds (equivalent to the weight of a two year old). When she was younger, she would wear two bras in order for her breasts to look smaller.

Overcoming her insecurities, Love decided to use her assets to the best of her advantage but she also thinks they are a bit lonely. Allowing TLC to document her journey to find love, producers followed Love as she makes her love life more fulfilling.

Watch the trailer for Love’s episode, below and catch the full episode on TLC!

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Are You A Good Girlfriend?: Celebs Dish On What It Means To Be A Good Partner

March 13th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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When leafing through the files of relationships past, every woman asks herself “am I a good girlfriend?” And what does that mean anyway? We don’t know if we’ll ever come up with a definite answer. But in a mean time, these celebs dish on what it means to be a good partner. Do you agree?

Is Your Man In Love With You? 9 Signs To Tell If He Is

March 5th, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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In my last article, What Men Really Think About Sex, I mentioned how many grown men look at the art of intimacy. I noted what really goes through a man’s mind when he’s about to get some steamy loving. Although sex is a major part of relationships, there is another activity that men seldom like to discuss – falling in love. Yes moms, it’s a scary topic for us to discuss openly, because we often fail at expressing ourselves clearly during the process. Men are sensitive creatures. We fear being hurt as much as you do.

Yet, we are often responsible for most of the hurting in relationships. Nonetheless, the hunter and pride within allows us to conceal our feelings better than women, and truly, we are sorry for that. As a grown man who has matured from a series of failed unions, at 40 years-old, I am more confident when it comes to discussing these critical love topics, because I think we can win at the love game – if we understand how to play it.
In this article: When A Grown Man Falls In Love, I want to dive into the deep and often murky waters of love, and what many men go through when they start falling. Just because sex with a woman is great and their oral game is on point does not mean a man will fall – foolishly at that. In his eyes, what he has with a woman may just be a sex thing – which is not always a bad thing.

That’s it – a continuous sex arrangement that may ride out for weeks and months with little expectations involved. If an arrangement starts getting into years without a formal commitment, there is love there, but with conditions. You may not reach the altar, but the union does have some sort of meaning. Both of you may be comfortable with each other. You may be each others rock during similar trials like a breakup or some other life drama.

To find out how men change when they’re in love, continue reading at MommyNoire.com

Second Marriages Will Affect Your Social Security Benefits

February 17th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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If you’re thinking about remarrying when you get older, think again. USA Today reports, Social Security makes many of your life decisions complicated and when marriage and divorce are entered into the equation it becomes thorny. The media outlet states, a person can begin receiving their Social Security benefits at 62 but if he or she waits until they are 66, they can earn a larger benefit. If delayed until 70 years of age, a person will earn their maximum security benefit.

If you are married, you and your spouse will be eligible for spousal benefit at 62 but will receive it in reduced amounts. Depending on the timing, you can take your own benefits early and then add in the spousal benefit at a later date. However, if you divorce your first spouse and want to remarry, you will be no longer eligible for your first spouse’s benefit package. Despite finding a new partner, it may benefit a person if they remain unmarried. However, it may be difficult to provide that new partner with their own spousal and survivor benefits from you. USA Today financial expert Jim Blakenship gave “Carol” as an example:

“Carol, 62, divorced Bob several years ago after a 20-plus-year marriage. Bob, 10 years her senior, has a Social Security record that would provide a significant spousal benefit for Carol – $12,000 per year if she takes it at 66, her full retirement age. She will claim her own benefit at 70. By then it’ll be considerably larger, roughly $31,680 per year. This had been Carol’s plan all along, but then she met Ted, and they were considering getting married. If she marries Ted, Carol cannot receive a spousal benefit based on his record at 66. She also loses the spousal benefit from Bob’s record. But if they don’t get married, Ted would not be able to receive the spousal and survivor benefit based on Carol’s record.”

Blakenship suggested Carol and Ted delay getting married until she is 70 and purchase a 10-year level term life insurance policy that would equate into the total amount of survivor benefits for Ted. If Carol’s first husband Bob dies before she turns 70, Ted and Carol can get married with her spousal benefits from Bob being affected.

Whew… got all that? Kind of incredible that a big emotional decision like marriage would have to be considered within the context of these benefits. Is it worth getting married for a second time?

Uh Oh! Signs You’re In Love With Love

February 16th, 2015 - By Kendra Koger
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I think that most people want to be wanted.  Though relationships can be stressful, if you find the right person then the good will outweigh the bad.  However, there are times that a relationship, any relationship would suffice, and if that’s the case, then you might be in love with the idea of love.

Don’t worry though, science has your back!  There have been studies that show that love can actually be addictive, and yes, like Beyoncé once sang, can make you crazy.

So how do you differentiate if you’re in love with the person or the experience?

How To Find Out If You’ll Spend V-Day Together Without Getting Your Feelings Hurt

February 13th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Since you all loved our last segment with Guy Code so much we decided to team up with the fellas again for a series of videos “breaking the code” on what men feel about all sorts of things, love, sex, dating, women, and fatherhood related, and because we still needed voices of reason, we added our very own editors in the mix to weigh in on all the questions. In this first episode of “Breaking the Code” we’re hitting on the top three questions we all want to know about Valentine’s Day.

1. Do men really want gifts?

2. How to ask if you’re spending Valentine’s Day together (without getting your feelings hurt) when you’ve just started dating?

3. What it means if you don’t spend Valentine’s Day together?

Watch, laugh, and be enlightened.

Are Romantic Comedies Ruining Romance? Things That Happen On Rom Coms But Not In Real Life

February 10th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Romantic movies are great, but why are there so many rom com moments that never happen in real life? When it comes to these romantic movies, sometimes the movies leave us feeling let down.