The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
Expertly executed sarcasm is one of my favorite things in the world.
There are things more important than a perfect punchline.
There are so many crucial skills he needs to be a good man in a sometimes less-than-good world.
Below are 10 lessons I want my son to learn before he becomes a teenager.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine. He is no longer the chubby little blonde boy I first fell in love with 11 years ago. And despite my nightly pleading to the universe to please -- for the love of God -- slow down time, my son is becoming a man before my very eyes. And please, please understand -- and don't just say it, but actually believe -- that none of this is "women's work." 5. Every man should be able to cook something delicious (or, at minimum, edible), clean up after himself, and wash his own clothes. In the same way, you make the rules concerning your body.