Married people happier than singletons?

You’ve probably heard the old joke: What are the three rings of marriage? The engagement ring, the wedding ring and the suffering. But according to a new study, married people are happier than singletons. A paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, concluded that those who are married are happier and more…

Could you love someone with a prison past?

They committed a crime, they served their time – could you be in a relationship with them? We all have our pasts and many believe it is those pasts – good or bad – that make us who we are. But is there anything a potential partner could have done in their past that would…

Who says love fizzles out over 50?

Actress and choreographer Debbie Allen, who celebrates her 65th birthday today, has been married to former basketball player Norm Nixon since 1984 and the couple are still going strong. If you’re over 50 and looking for new love, join http://www.dates4us.com today and search our over 50s avenue to find thousands of likeminded folks looking for…

Real love: Mary J. Blige on marriage – do you agree?

An honest sentiment on marriage from Mary J. Blige, who celebrates her 44th birthday today. The R&B star wed Kendu Isaacs in 2003. Do you agree with her that couples should strive to better themselves for each other? Or should marriage be a case of ‘take me as I am’? Tell us your thoughts. And…

Amber vs. Kim: battle of the birthday girls!

Battle of the birthday girls! Amber Rose is 31 today and Kim Kardashian is 34. Another similarity the ladies share is their taste in men; Amber once dated Kanye West, while Kim is now married to the rapper. We want to know, which pair do you think make the cutest couple? Tell us what you…

Could you be with someone famous?

Married men Monday! Snoop Dogg, pictured with his wife Shante, celebrates his 43rd birthday today. The couple have been through their trials and tribulations but remain united after 17 years of marriage. We want to know: Could you handle a relationship with someone famous or someone who courted attention everywhere they went? Tell us your…

Lusted for or listened to?

Is it more important that your partner finds you sexually desirable or listens to your opinion? “My husband is forever squeezing my bum! He thinks it’s my best asset and it often feels like he can’t get enough of me. I’m not complaining; I love knowing that after two years of marriage, almost 11 years together…

Viola Davis on praying for a “big black man”

They say that dreams can come true, but for Viola Davis, it was her prayers that came to life. The Beautiful Creatures actress, who celebrates her 49th birthday today, once revealed that she met her husband, fellow actor Julius Tennon just weeks after praying for a “big black man”. “I was the loneliest woman in…

Have black Brits gone off marriage?

“My father used to say: ‘If a woman reaches 21 and she’s not married, something must be wrong with her!’” It sounds like an old-fashioned sentiment. But when you consider that the father in question was born in Jamaica in 1919, the thinking is perhaps understandable. Sharing further recollections with Dates4Us, 57-year-old Shirley Johnson says…