By Royal Young Owl City’s Adam Young first captured our hearts with his 2009 hit “Fireflies,” a song that he says he never expected to connect with so many people because “it’s a such a weird song that isn’t really about anything.” Since then, the humble musician has experienced a fast rise to fame but held on to his optimistic attitude and small-town upbringing. Most recently, he has partnered with Oreo on Wonderfilled, a campaign about sharing wonder with those around you and trying to make the world a better place. They wanted an “upbeat, witty, quick and catchy” theme song, and Young was a natural fit. Here, he chats with CupidsPulse.com about his career, his new partnership and his love life.
By Rachael Moore Do you ever feel uncomfortable at a bar or party because you don’t know who’s single or taken? Well, worry no longer! With Stir events by Match.com, everyone is single and looking to meet someone. Better yet, the online dating website is celebrating their one year anniversary! They’re giving you the opportunity to participate in their “What Stirs You? Create a Match.com Summer Singles Event and Win!” contest between Tuesday, May 14th and Tuesday, May 28th. If you’ve never heard of Stir, it’s Match.com's answer to offline events, offering a wide range of activities to Match.com members around the country. The program has seen great growth in the past year, hosting 2,850 events - broken down, that’s 14 events each day, 75 events each week and 320 events each month. Match.com has collaborated with over 1,200 venues and partners, including House of Blues and Banana Republic. Plus, the site is throwing single events in over 80 cities, reaching as far as Anchorage and Honolulu! Activities now range from large-scale happy hours at popular spots to more intimate gatherings like tequila tastings and DJ lessons. Over 225,000 singles have attended a Stir event to date. In honor of these milestones, Match.com is offering the opportunity for singles to create their own Stir event in their hometown. The selected winner will have their idea re-created by the Match.com Stir Events team in their city and will receive an invitation to attend the event along with ten of their singles friends – all at no charge! In addition, the winner will also get a free six-month Match.com subscription. Sounds awesome, right? Well, you can be a part of it! To enter, visit Match.com’s “What Stirs You?” Contest Page, now through Tuesday, May 28, 2013 and tell Match.com what you think would make for the perfect singles event. Entries will be judged based on quality, creativity, uniqueness and geographical relevance. Good luck!
Did you know that kissing helps to fight those pesky springtime allergies that so many of us face? If you kiss for at least 30 minutes, it helps to slow histamine production, which means you won’t be sneezing and dealing with a runny nose. Kissing not only makes you healthier and happier, but it also makes your relationship healthier and happier. Here, dating mentor Laurel House shares seven reasons to kiss. It’s time to get busy! For more information about our dating mentor, click here.
Check out our executive editor and founder, Lori Bizzoco's, video interview with Suzanne Oshima, matchmaker and dating coach at Dream Bachelor & Bachelorette and the founder of Single in Stilettos. Lori candidly shares her story, from a broken engagement five months before the wedding to a whirlwind romance with her now-husband. Through it all, she discovered how to brush herself off and find the positive in every situation, whether it's in your personal or professional life.
QuickieChick and CupidsPulse.com dating mentor Laurel House offers her tips for how to flirt with your man. Whether you're in a new relationship or you have a long-term, live-in boyfriend, it's important to still be flirtatious and fun and make your significant other feel special. You want to keep the spark alive, right? "You're going to look forward to flirting. It's not going to be a chore," she shares. "After a while, you're going to start thinking, 'What can I do that's going to make him happy?'" Be sexy and sassy, and your love life will be rejuvenated. For more information about our dating mentor, click here. What's your favorite way to flirt with your man? Tell us in the comments below!
By Whitney Baker Johnson Most women know Arie Luyendyk, Jr. from appearing on Season 8 of The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard, but this eligible Dutchman made headlines far before ABC's popular reality competition show. Growing up the son of a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and Indy speed record holder, Luyendyk initially made a name for himself in the car racing world. “I grew up at the track, so being a driver felt natural to me,” he says of his career choice. ...Want to know more? Click here to continue.
In today’s video post, QuickieChick and CupidsPulse.com dating mentor Laurel House tells us how to be confident, how to be flirty, how to embrace that hot chick inside all of us. Even if you’re insecure and tend to be the wallflower, you still have a sexy side. In those times, it’s best to fake it: present a more self-assured and happy girl to others, and you’ll instantly feel better about yourself. Be sure to define that other side of you too. Does she like to wear high heels? Does she enjoy wearing smokey eye makeup and red lips? It’s important that your outer façade matches your inner attitude. Eventually, you’ll be that hot chick without a second thought. For more information about our dating mentor, click here. How do you make yourself feel sexy and confident? Share in the comments below!
By Lori Bizzoco and Rachael Moore Although he began his career as a life coaching at the age of 17, Matthew Hussey soon became an expert in the field of love and dating. His popularity with male clients grew in the United Kingdom, but it wasn't long before he made the transition to helping women in the UK, eventually crossing the pond to the United States. Hussey has built a platform to help women find, attract and keep their ideal match through his organization, Get The Guy. Over six million single women tune in online for his motivational seminars, and around 50,000 females attend his live events. With all of Hussey’s success, including his role on the upcoming NBC dating reality show, Ready for Love, writing a book to share his eye-opening advice seemed to be the logical next step. In his debut book, Get The Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve, out today, Hussey gives women the confidence they need to find - and keep - their soulmate. ...Want to know what it takes to get the guy? Click here!
It’s time for some serious spring cleaning! But before focusing on your wardrobe and work space, purge what’s really cluttering up your personal life: people. Dating mentor Laurel House encourages you to take a look at old flames who are just using you or new crushes who only seem interested in a booty call. Consider your friendships too – they should be mutually-beneficial relationships that make you feel confident and happy. Who isn’t serving you anymore? Who is hurting you? You can only open yourself up to new opportunities – maybe even tall, dark and handsome ones – if you get rid of unnecessary baggage and refresh your personal life. Remember that you deserve to love and be loved. Happy spring cleaning! For more information about our dating mentor, click here. How do you plan to clean up your personal life this spring? Tell us in the comments below!
By Lori Bizzoco Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak knows what it takes to keep his A-list clients, including couples Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green as well as Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie, in shape – and now, he’s teaching the rest of us how to be healthier in his new book, The Body Reset Diet. In this exclusive interview, the well-known diet and fitness guru shares his tips to help singles and couples adopt a well-balanced lifestyle. “This book is about giving people a jump start, letting them press the reset button, to drop a bunch of weight really safely and very quickly and then giving them the tools to keep it off,” he says. Additionally, Pasternak chats about helping celebrity moms like Jessica Simpson and Milla Jovovich get fit again after giving birth. Plus, he discusses why programs like Shaklee 180 and The Body Reset Diet work so well and ensure that you're your best self.