Sunday, July 18, 2010

Seven Surprising Signs He'll Never Marry You

 The tricky thing about womanizers is that they usually have their game down pat, which means it's easy to get sucked in. Here are some of the subtle clues a guy has a case of commitment phobia. If he exhibits three or more of these, watch out.
1. All of His Exes Are "Crazy"
Be wary of a man who refers to his former girlfriends as crazy, psycho, or clingy — because what's the common denominator here? Him. The dude's either looney-bin glue, or he never really wanted the relationship to work in the first place.

2. He Plans Ultra-Romantic Dates
A cozy candlelit dinner is nice and all, but if he only takes you to secluded places, it could be a tip-off that he doesn't want other women to spot him on a date. Next time he asks you out, suggest hitting up a busy restaurant or popular bar and see how he reacts.

3. He's Hot and Cold on the Phone
He'll text you 10 times in a night, then go MIA for days. He'll chat on the phone for an hour, then ignore your messages for the rest of the week. Wondering what the heck is going on? We're going to be brutally honest: He's mostly likely busy dating other women.

4. He Guilt-Trips You
It's normal for a guy to be jonesing to sleep with you from day one. But this behavior is a red flag if he a) lays the pressure on thick, or b) tries to make you feel bad if you choose not to get physical — like by giving you a sob story about how worked up he is without the release of sex.

5. Stuff Is Missing from His Facebook Profile
Has he untagged any photos of you and him? Does he post updates often, yet never mention hanging out with you? Is his relationship status hidden? We smell a rat. A guy who's leery of commitment will make sure there are no traces of you on his page.

6. His Buddies Act Distant
Even though a player's bros may be friendly enough, they probably won't ask you many personal questions about your job, interests, etc. The ugly truth: They don't want to invest time and energy getting to know you because they figure you're not going to be around very long.

7. He Says You're Soul Mates
Okay, we adore the idea of love at first sight — but too much too soon could also indicate sketchy intentions. If a dude comes on super strong right off the bat (we're talking the first couple of weeks), telling you things like that he's starting to fall in love with you, just make sure you play it safe and trust your gut. Those powerful words might be rolling off his tongue so smoothly because he's spoken them so many times before.

SOURCES: William July, Ph.D., Author of Confessions of an Ex-Bachelor and Jenn Berman, Psy.D., Relationship Expert for Cosmo Radio.

Friday, July 16, 2010


lourful visuals of weddings from across the world

When compared to each other, the costumes and rituals of most of these weddings are as different from one another as chalk and cheese.


A Nepali bride sits during her wedding ceremony in the town of Dang in western Nepal.

Bulgarian Muslim

Bulgarian Muslim Moussa Babechki (L) speaks to his bride Fikrie Sabrieva during their wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains, some 210km (130miles) south of Sofia. The remote village of Ribnovo, set on a snowy mountainside in southwest Bulgaria, has kept its traditional winter marriage ceremony alive despite decades of Communist persecution, followed by poverty that forced many men to seek work abroad.

A bride looks on during her wedding ceremony in the village of Galicnik, some 150 km (93 miles) west of Macedonia's capital Skopje. The Galicnik Wedding, a three-day traditional Macedonian wedding celebration held each "Petrovden" or St. Peter's Day, involves traditional customs, costumes, and rituals and dances that have been passed down over the centuries.

Iraqi Mandean

An Iraqi Mandean couple laugh together after their marriage on the Tigris river in Baghdad. Iraqi devotees of an obscure religion who take John the Baptist as their central figure perform virginity tests on their brides and take a dip in the murky Tigris river every Sunday to purify the soul. Most of the world's 20,000 or so Mandeans live in southern Iraq and southwestern Iran.


Maasai bride Namunyak Baiera wears traditional bead necklaces during her wedding in Olepolos village, 120 km (74 miles) southeast Nairobi. In the Maasai tradition, the groom has to pay for his bride in cows and sheep, which have to be brought to her family on the wedding day.

South African - Zulu

South African President Jacob Zuma takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The ceremony took place at Zuma's traditional home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal province, where the 68-year-old president, in Zulu tribal dress, married Tobeka Madiba, 37, according to clan custom. Multiple marriages are allowed in South Africa and form part of Zulu culture but the practice has drawn criticism from HIV/AIDS activists in a country with one of the highest infection rates in the world.


Palestinian groom Mohammed al-Zanen sits with his bride Kholod in a tent near his destroyed house during their wedding ceremony in Beit Hanoun town in the northern Gaza Strip.

Bulagarian Muslim

Bulgarian Muslims Feim Mekerozov, 22, and his bride Kadrie Chumova, 20, pose during their wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains, some 250km (155 miles) south from the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Every winter season the residents of the alpine village participate in unique wedding ceremonies. The ancient tradition includes special colourful make-up for the bride called 'ghelina'.

An Iraqi bride-to-be tries on a wedding dress at a fashion design shop in Baghdad.

Indonesian Muslim

Roni Gustiawan dressed in traditional Indonesian red and gold finery and his bride Evi Susanti pose for a picture during their traditional wedding ceremony in Pariaman, Indonesia's West Sumatra province. The period immediately after the fasting month of Ramadan is considered an auspicious time for many Indonesian Muslims to marry.
Source: Reuters
Image credits: Reuters

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