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The Marie Claire guide to your sex life, your love life, relationships and everything in between.

Do Men Care if Women Wear Makeup?
    See how long women are waiting to show their makeup-free faces in their relationships, and what our relationship guru is saying about what men are thinking.

Single With Siggy: The 'Stand-In Boyfriend'
    This month, our wingwoman Siggy Flicker advises Erica Citrin, a preschool teacher intermittently involved with—and hung up on—a close friend.

What Does He Think of Your First Date Idea?
    Check out what our dating expert has to say about dates.

Sex Toys for Good Girls Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Have some fun with these sex toys for good girls!

Disappearing Act: Why He Pulls the Slow Fade
    Everything seems to be going well and then all of a sudden—it's as if he ceases to exist. Why some men play the slow fade.

Text Messages from a Guy (and What to Reply)
    Staring at your phone and not sure what to think or much less reply? Our dating expert takes six real life text messages his lady friends have recently received, deciphers them, and then offers you a great response.

My Phone Dumped Me
    Is dumping via text the lame way out for the conflict-averse, or just the way of the text-obsessed world?

Geography of Desire
    The lowdown on the world's love lives, sexual laws, and habits.

Single with Siggy: A Four Step Guide to Turning a Friend into a Boyfriend
    Marie Claire love guru Siggy Flicker's step-by-step guide to turning a friend into a boyfriend.

Single with Siggy: Caught in the Friend Zone
    Marie Claire love guru Siggy Flicker advises New Yorker Maddy Bloch, a fashion buyer too often caught in the 'friend zone.'

The Happy Hookup: Friends with Benefits Pages: 2
    Check out one author's experience with "taking a lover", or "friends with benefits".

Losing It
    Nicole Hardy figured she'd marry and have kids right out of college, just like other Mormon women she knew. Instead, she didn't have sex until she was 36.

What's Your Sexting plan?
    Once reserved for athletes and politicians, sending phallic photos is now the late-night pastime of the dudes next door. Carrie Stewart asks: Why do even "good" guys think it's OK?

The Freedom of Freezing Pages: 2
    Check out our article about Sarah Elizabeth's experience with dating and freezing her eggs.

The Accidental Mistress Pages: 2 3
    Read about how one writer became an accidental mistress after falling into a web of lies.

House Mate
    After a string of roommates left Lauren Mechling behind for the cozy confines of coupledom, she wondered when she'd learn to commit, too.

He Read My Diary!
    When a writer's boyfriend found her secret tally of pros and cons about their relationship, she was forced to confront her true feelings.

Dangerous Curves
    Fact: Voluptuous women make guys act dumb. One very curvaceous writer explains.

The Trouble With Oral Sex
    It's supposed to be the ultimate pleasure for women, so what's my problem?

20 Cheap Summer Date Ideas Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Beer festivals are a fun and cheap date option.

The Men Tell All—Until We Shut Them Up
    As Emily Maynard nears handing off her last rose on this Sunday's season finale, the Bachelorette's quest for perfection might be leading her to choose a dishonest mate.

Q & A: What Do Women Want?
    What do women really want in bed? A revealing new website, The Desire Project, seeks to answer that eternal question.

My Boyfriend's Secret Pages: 2
    When my partner dropped a bomb about his past, I had to decide whether to stay or go.

My Ex Sued Me — and Won
    When I broke up with my boyfriend, he served me with papers.

Not Daddy's Little Girl
    Her father's desertion turned one woman into a magnet for dysfunctional relationships — until a round-the-world adventure changed her outlook on love.

Why You're Not Married...Yet
    We talk with Tracy McMillan about her new book.

The Divorce Toilet
    Check out how some women in the Japan calling upon the gods to flush away the woes of divorce

Love and the Single Girl (06/01/2012) Pages: 2 3 4
    Modern love can be summed up in one quick status update: It's complicated. In the second of a three-part series, we explore life on the front lines of singledom.

Scent of a Marriage
    How important is smell in a relationship? Very, argues one woman.

Happily Ever Engaged
    See why some women are holding off on the wedding but still choosing to stay engaged.

What's a Real Man Anyway?
    Find out how society's expectations for men do not always ring true.

Love and Money Pages: 2 3 4
    Check out how money may affect your relationships

The Marriage Critique (03/01/2012)
    How a therapist's unconventional advice changed one woman's marriage.

How to Survive Valentine's Day (2/01/2011)
    Whether you're single or taken, here's woman-to-woman advice for getting through the most-hyped holiday of the year.

Is Divorce Contagious? (2/01/2011)
    When my friend cheated on his wife, I questioned my own marriage.

When Alpha Girls Divorce (12/01/2011)
    Heather Hostetter, one of D.C.'s top divorce attorneys, reveals how she helps working women protect their hard-earned assets.

The Dangerous Rise in Untested Rape Kits Pages: 2 3
    If you think being raped is your worst nightmare, read what happens next. Women across the country are waiting years, even decades, for their rape kits to be tested.

Man Cleared of Rape Using the Skinny Jeans Defense
    An Australian man was acquitted of rape charges because his victim's pants were apparently too tight.

What a Guy Is Thinking After Sex

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