Our media and societal lexicon is full of stereotypes and misconceptions like: young straight women should want to be married and have children, lesbians settle down quickly or never, young men should want to stay single and promiscuous, and asexual folks are erased.
BY NOW YOU KNOW that the past few years have been extraordinary ones in the life of Taylor Swift.Even if you have only casual knowledge of Swift’s music—there may be six or seven souls left on the planet who can’t sing all the words to “Shake It Off”—you’re aware that Swift has become not only one of the most successful recording artists ever, but also an unrivaled power broker who has prevailed in a volatile media economy and brought today’s music overlords to heel.If you're battling the date-related stomach butterflies then congratulations – you’re completely normal.In fact, if it’s any comfort, your date is probably nervous too!Last spring, after Swift accepted Britany’s invitation to be maid of honor via Instagram—kids today!
—she took Maack to Reem Acra, where Britany got fitted for her custom hand-embroidered silk-taffeta wedding gown and Taylor for the blush-pink, cap-sleeved chiffon maid-of-honor dress that she has on today (the fitting was also Instagrammed, naturally).
Apprehension can strike down the most seasoned dater but, luckily, there are ways to beat it.
In a TED talk, social psychologist Amy Cuddy advises standing tall and open in times of stress, as such ‘power stances’ can raise levels of testosterone and cortisol, boosting confidence and quelling nerves.
Past girlfriends had complained about his lifestyle, which emphasized watching sports and going to concerts and bars.
He’d been called lazy, aimless, and irresponsible with money.
’ There's lots of advice out there, so we thought it was time to gather some expert tips together in order to create a first date master guide.