According to a new survey, two out of three of us have gotten lost while driving . . . because our GPS gave us bad directions. Not smartphone apps . . . just the GPS in your car.
63% of us either got incorrect directions . . . or got a route that was unnecessarily complicated.
The average person has been led astray by their GPS 4.4 times . . . and 7% of people have had it happen 10 or more times.
That's why nearly HALF of us . . . 46% . . . still keep maps in the car, just in case. Two out of five people rely on maps or printed directions instead of the GPS when we're going somewhere unfamiliar.
Men are more likely than women to rely solely on GPS . . . and young people are more likely than older people.
The Top 15 Signs You're Getting Old
You know how annoying it is when people a LOT younger than you complain about being old? Maybe this will help. We now have an OFFICIAL GUIDE to getting old.
A new survey asked people to name the signs you're getting old. Here are the top 15. So if these don't apply to you, you're NOT as old as you think . . .
1. Feeling stiff.
2. Groaning when you bend down.
3. Saying, "It wasn't like that when I was young."
4. Saying, "Back in my day."
5. Losing your hair.
6. Not recognizing any songs in the Top 10.
7. Hairy ears, bushy eyebrows, and extra nose and facial hair.
8. Hating noisy bars and restaurants.
9. Talking a lot about your joints, or your day-to-day aches and pains.
10. Forgetting people's names.
11. Choosing clothes and shoes for comfort over style.
12. Thinking cops, teachers, and doctors look young.
13. Falling asleep in front of the TV.
14. Needing an afternoon nap.
15. Finding you have no idea what young people are talking about.
A new survey asked 2,000 adults between 18 and 65 to name the BARE NECESSITIES of modern life. And it's good to see we have our priorities in order.
An Internet connection came in first . . . television came in second . . . and a good best friend came in fourth. Those all did better than a SOLID MARRIAGE, which only ranked ninth, below stuff like showers and central heating.
WHAT TO TALK ABOUT ON DATE NIGHT
If your guy is failing to initiate a good old-fashioned, pick you up, take you to dinner date night at least once a month, it may not be out of laziness. Even if you've been together for years, there is a pressure on date night that just isn't there when you're watching TV at home together. Your guy has to remind you why he's charming, interesting and entertaining. He has to bring his best self to the table, and if he's been in a relationship for a long time, he may be rusty.
THAT HIS GIFTS AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH
If you, even in the slightest way, criticize or tease a gift he gives you, he instantly gets into defensive mode. He seems angry, he tells you you're ungrateful, but what it really is is his insecurity. Men actually worry a lot about getting you a gift that you'll enjoy—one that is romantic, thoughtful and useful. Do his poor ego a favor and gush over the frog earrings he bought you.
THAT YOUR BEST FRIEND LIKES HIM
He'll tell you he doesn't care what anyone thinks about him, and that your friends can take him or leave him and that you're the only one whose opinion matters, but that's not true: he wants your BFF on his side. He knows that if she likes him, she'll be the one pulling you away from a swarm of men hitting on you at a bar.
THAT YOU'RE GETTING BORED IN BED
Women feel so much anxiety to be kinkier, more exciting, more adventurous, more seductive—you name it—in bed, but men have all the same fears! Think about simply the titles of feature stories on women's magazine covers they walk by, "How to be a Goddess in the bedroom" "100 new positions to try this summer!" As far as men can see, women are privy to every single thing about sex. And they need to catch up.
THAT HE'S NOT ATTRACTIVE ENOUGH
Men absolutely feel the same pressure to look good that women do. While they may know that having money can and often does get an average looking man a woman, that doesn't mean that average looking man isn't trying desperately to work off that pudge, get that hair-growth product to kick in action, and have that acne-scar cream work wonders. Look: men adore women. They think we're gorgeous. They don't see any of the little things we fret about. They're too busy worrying about their own insecurities.
THAT YOU CAN'T SEE YOURSELF MARRYING HIM
If you're a confident, independent, unique woman who has her own life, any guy you date will worry about what place he holds in your thrilling, fulfilling life. Sure, there are women out there who simply live for their men and have no lives of their own—their boyfriend's don't worry about whether or not they'll marry them. But independent women intimidate men, making them wonder, "Does she even need a husband?"
THAT YOU'RE SILENTLY UNHAPPY
Let's face it: women can be martyrs. It's in our nature as maternal beings to take on the pain and struggles of others—to spend our own energy on the happiness and improvement of other people. And for this reason, we can forget to ask, "But am I getting anything out of this?" And men get that. You say you're happy going with him to all his work functions because he needs the moral support, and skipping girls night to listen to his stresses but he wonders—are you?
THAT YOU THINK HE'S UNACCOMPLISHED
A man's career and financial success is one and the same with who he is. If a man's career isn't going well, he feels incompetent and insecure in all areas of his life. There's little you can do about this besides praise him for his accomplishments regularly. But men will always worry that they could be trying harder and doing more in your eyes.
THAT YOU WISH HE HAD MORE MONEY
Ask most men, and they'll say they don't see anything wrong with a woman wanting them to have money. Men just don't think this is superficial. In fact, they find it totally reasonable. Even if you're fine with eating at Chipotle on date night and shop at Ross, he wants to treat you, and can't help but worry that you want to be treated more.
THAT HE'S NOT WELL SPOKEN
Guys can have a funny way of talking, especially around their boys. They become kids around their friends, using weird phrases, lots of dirty language and all around the vocabulary of kindergarteners. Women tend to make a point of being well spoken in all situations, and that intimidates your man.
THAT YOU DON'T LIKE HIS CLOTHES
When you tease his old t-shirt, he stubbornly holds onto it and says you just don't understand it. But you'll probably notice he doesn't wear it around you again. In fact, you'll probably notice he went out and bought four more of that one shirt you did say you liked. Deep down, he cares that you like his wardrobe. He knows when he is well dressed, you feel proud to walk around with him.
THAT YOU COMPARE HIM TO OTHER MEN
Women may be more openly envious of one another, but that doesn't mean men aren't constantly sizing one another up. Next time your guy says, "What a douche" about some guy he bumps shoulders with at the bar, you can bet he thinks that "douche" has a better set of arms/bank account/head of hair/clothes.
THAT YOUR FRIENDS ARE BAD-MOUTHING HIM
Notice how much he criticizes all the gossiping you and your friends do? It's because deep down, he knows that gossip turns to the subject of him sometimes. And he knows your friend's opinions mean a lot to you.
THAT HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO TALK ABOUT YOUR CAREER
If you're a hardworking, ambitious woman, your guy wants to support your career in any way he can. But it's a daunting task! When you vent about work stress, do you want him to give you advice, or just listen? Is he doing a good enough job listening? Does he need to study up on your industry? Should he be giving you flyers he sees on classes that would enhance your work? He thinks about all of this.
No one likes a backseat driver. In fact, I'd rather get in an accident than have someone shout, "Look out for that dog!" Kidding! Sort of.
A new survey asked people to name the most annoying backseat drivers . . . and the most annoying things they do.
SPOUSES easily came in first, as the most annoying. Followed by MOTHERS and FRIENDS. Teenagers and dads were ranked the least annoying.
As for the most annoying things backseat drivers do, the number one thing by FAR was . . . commenting on how fast or slow you're driving.
The rest of the top eight are: Giving directions . . . talking too much . . . pushing an imaginary brake with your foot . . . messing around with the radio . . . talking on the phone or texting . . . singing . . . and eating.
If you're going to try to BRIBE your husband or boyfriend to do stuff, sex seems like a pretty good motivator. Depending on how long you've been together, food might work better . . . but yeah, sex is good too.
According to a new survey, 65% of women say YES, they've used sex as a reward. Here are the most common scenarios . . .
38% have used sex as a reward for helping around the house . . .
34% have used it for getting them a gift . . .
28% for looking after the kids or other family members . . .
21% for cooking dinner . . .
And 19% for picking them up from somewhere.
The survey also found that, believe it or not, 11% of MEN have used sex as a reward for their wife or girlfriend. Who ARE these sexual magicians?
Of that group, 35% have used sex as a reward for letting them watch sports, and 17% have used it as a reward for letting them have a night out with friends
In a new study out of France, researchers wanted to find out if men are more likely to hit on a woman if she's got a LOWER BACK TATTOO.
For the study, they had 11 different attractive women lay out on a beach in a bikini. Sometimes they had a temporary tattoo on their lower back . . . sometimes they didn't.
And the answer is YES . . . men were more than TWICE as likely to approach a woman with a lower back tattoo. 24% approached the women with tattoos, only 10% approached the women without them.
Researchers also interviewed 440 men in their 20s for the study. They found that men believe women with lower back tattoos are more likely to go out with them . . . more likely to have sex on the first date . . . and MORE ATTRACTIVE.