Asking your guy to quit smoking, for example, is no picnic. Our hints on tackling touchy topics will help.
1. Open up to him. Broach the topic when you're alone and calm, but don't nag. "Nothing dampens a person's will to change faster than belittlement," says James Claiborn, PhD, coauthor of The Habit Change Workbook. Instead, be direct. "
There are some things that are just not worth giving your man (and yourself!) a hard time about.
No matter how many times we tell you that our guys' nights-out are (mostly) innocent or explain that we just don't feel like talking some nights, you still freak out. Trust us, the following things aren't worth all that
Show your man some genuine gratitude, so he'll value you and your relationship more. Here are compliments that'll do wonders.
1. Gush Over The Tiny Tasks"Men measure their worth through achievements and need them acknowledged," says psychologist Les Parrott, PhD, coauthor of Love Talk. He'll glow if you tell him he did a great job on anything from fixing your
Here, some fascinating facts about male behavior to help us try to figure men out.
No doubt, your man's "typical guy behavior" (keeping his feelings top-secret, playing b-ball with his dirty socks, calling you "right back" two hours later) has been so exasperating at times that you've wanted to wring his neck. Well,
Without even talking to that guy you're eyeing, size him up through his stance.
His Legs. If he has a narrow stance, he feels vulnerable. If he has a wide stance, however, he's conveying that he can't be pushed around.His Feet. They'll face toward whatever he's interested in. So if they
The guy you're seeing may seem smooth and confident when you're together, but he does have panic buttons. Here, what he's secretly insecure about.
1. His cash flow. Dudes with money often worry that you're only interested in their wallets, especially if you ask a lot about their jobs and lifestyle, while broke guys fear they can't afford to date you. Ask a guy
Not sure whether the dude you're dating is prepared to bump things up to the next level? Watch for these behavior indicators.
1. He mixes up your time together. On official dates, a guy tends to be on his best behavior...and that's hard to sustain. If he's interested in merging you into his life, he'll include you in a whole
Start your week right with a hefty dose of hot men! Our final go-see attracted <i>plenty</i> of hunky guys--enjoy browsing 160+ exclusive outtakes!
To make sure we gave every last hot bachelor hopeful a shot, we held our fourth and final leg of the Cosmo Bachelor Search last July 2 here at the Cosmo headquarters--and boy, was the turn out great! (If you haven'
A dude divulges how to help you manage and deal with your man's gaming habits.
There are quite a few things about us that boggle the imagination-such as our insatiable penchant for beer and televised sports, and yes, our love for video games. 1. Old School Is CoolMost guys have been gaming at a very early
See the hunky spectators and athletes we spotted at last Sunday's basketball match between rivals. They put our biggest man-misconceptions to rest.
Sometimes, we just can't help but make generalizations about ALL guys based on the ones we've dated and the things we've heard from friends, movies, and stuff we read. But, of course, just because we jumped to a certain
Wow your new guy with these simple traits men love. He'll be hooked faster than you can say "commitment."
1. You give good ear. Men want a girl who shows enthusiasm about stuff that's important to him, from his job to his fantasy NBA team. Making eye contact and asking questions convey that genuine interest.2. You do your own
The hot men just keep coming to our HQ! Meet the international cast who showed up (and showed off) at our next go-see leg.
On the second day of our Cosmo Bachelor go-see, last June 11, more gorgeous men flocked to the Cosmo headquarters (yep, more than the first day!). We were treated to gorgeous men from different corners of the world! Think Aussie hotties,
At one point, we've all dated a cocky player. Here's how to detect a dick from as far as 50 feet away, or when he's staring you in the face.
Even if you've never fallen for one of them firsthand, you know they're out there: super charming dudes who sweep women off their feet, take them for the most flirtatious, flattering, and maybe sexual ride of their life, and then-
Before you declare that you're "exclusively" dating that new guy, are you <i>really</i> sure he's not seeing someone else? Here's how you can tell.
Sometimes, it's tough to tell if a guy is seeing only you. Maybe you haven't had the "exclusivity" talk yet, or maybe you have, but for some reason you're still not that sure. The point is, you want to
Just got out of a long-term relationship? Bounce back, move on, but don't get into <i>another</i> rel too fast. Experts say why it isn't smart.
We all know that girl--the one who always has a new guy. Even after a breakup, she's "seriously in love" again within weeks. Celebs do it too. Take Drew Barrymore, who constantly has a guy in her string; or Sienna
A Cosmo girl always does her homework. So, if you want a well-endowed dude, here are some sly ways you can measure his package--without getting caught.
Crushing on your seatmate or eyeing that super cute colleague? You've looked him up and down, assessed his personality, but there's still one little, guilty thing you haven't figured out. Girls, even if we hate to admit it--sometimes
Learn how to know he's into you, make him fall in love, where to kiss him for it to really count, and a bunch of other male facts to add to your stock knowledge.
We know that with school or work piling up, you girls are hardly excited to study anything extra. But, there's always an exception: the mysterious ways of men. They never fail to confound us, which means we'll never give up
Tempted to constantly message your new guy? Put the phone down for a sec and learn when texting could actually do more harm than good.
We know that once you've snagged that cute guy's number and you're on texting terms, it's hard to not send him messages before, during, between, and after class or work. But just because you can (and are dying
Get to know the Swiss-Fil hunk who's an international racer and the face of the newest gizmo built for speed--just like him.
As you know, this month we're featuring hunks who play all kinds of sports, even motorsports, here in Cosmo. So, we really wanted you to meet 20-year-old Swiss-Filipino hottie Marlon Alexander Stockinger, who is fast making a name
This game cutie charmed the Cosmo team when we shot him as this month's Man On Fire. Be charmed yourself when you click through exclusive outtakes.
What do you get when you combine undeniable acting talent with an athlete's bod, heart-melting smile, and boy-next-door charm? We're sure it's someone like Cosmo's June 2011 Man On Fire Juan Miguel (JM) De Guzman.
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