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Architect Alan Maskin on the Art of Building Relationships

Susie Lee | Posted 12.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Susie Lee

Alan Maskin is a principal architect at Seattle's Olson Kundig, the firm behind the iconic architecture of the Bezos Center for Innovation at MOHAI and other landmarks in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Testament of Youth: The Memoir-Movie to End All War?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

The film may well garner Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design; maybe Best Actress in a Leading Role; and, quite likely, Best Adapted Screenplay.

Reading Jane Austen on the Eve of the Singularity

Rick Rosner | Posted 06.11.2016 | Books
Rick Rosner

Right now, we're in a Jane Austen golden age - a brief window of history in which we have the time and resources to form good marriages (or marriage-like arrangements) and before the science fiction future makes relationships fantastically baroque.

A Dirty Little Secret About My Sex Life

D.S. Coleman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
D.S. Coleman

There are some things you can't share with strangers. But since we're friends, I wanted to let you in on a little known fact concerning my sex life. It's a strange thing, but not in a urinate-on-you kind of strange. It's better described as peculiar.

How Could Anyone Hate The Game?

Brad Liberti | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Liberti

While I am very much interested in busting through the haze of lust and courtship to find real love, I must be honest, I have no desire at all to stop playing games. When it comes to dating, I absolutely love playing games. I love the entire pursuit.

4 Ways Online Dating Isn't So Scary

Damona Hoffman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Technology
Damona Hoffman

Technological and cultural shifts have made online dating mainstream and have shed light on the frightening factors of dating the old-fashioned way. Still skeptical? Here are four reasons why online dating is less scary than meeting "in real life" and dating the traditional way.

The Girl Upstairs and the Boy Next Door

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.16.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

You save a fortune in carfare and shoe leather when you date somebody who lives one flight up. Going steady, Sal and Charlotte spent endless evenings canoodling on their mutual front stoop.

Marriage at First Sight?

Mindy Utay | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mindy Utay

Can a modern couple find marital happiness without knowing each other before the wedding? Can reality television teach married couples what it takes to sustain healthy relationships? Married at First Sight -- FYI's hit reality TV show -- seeks to do both.

What You Can Learn From (Yes) Duggar Family Dating Rules

Ravishly | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women

You don't have to birth 19 kids, be a Christian, wear a purity ring, have long-ass hair, or agree with any of the politics of the Duggar family to apply their rules about dating and courtship to your own life.

So, I'm Supposed To Chase You?

Susan Winter | Posted 11.04.2014 | Style
Susan Winter

Showing interest in a man, being approachable or initiating conversation is different than chasing a man. We can open the door. Does modern dating require us to then drag him through it?

Sex of the Wildlife Kind

Mark Hostetler | Posted 08.06.2014 | Weird News
Mark Hostetler

If you live near water, you may have heard the cornucopia of frogs calling; songbirds are waking you up in the morning with their melodies; woodpeckers drumming on trees, insects are making a racket day and night; and even alligators growling and displaying.

Love on the BMT, or One "L" of a Courtship

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Two thoughts strike her -- he's the handsomest straphanger she's ever seen, and she knows him from somewhere. But where?

Pepe Le-Pew's Skunk Medicine: Pointers for Courtship Today

Tara Fass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Tara Fass

Pepe Le-Pew is a gregarious skunk, endlessly pursuing and painfully rebuffed every time by an elusive Penelope Pussycat, who is silenced because she c...

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (April 19-25)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of virility, pace, and courtship for you to ponder and practice this week.

Why It's Kind Of Irrelevant Whether 'Courtship' Has Ended

Emma Gray | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Emma Gray

Texting is the new phone call, "hanging out" is the new dating and coffee is the new "fancy dinner"... according to the New York Times.

The One Way to Find Out if Someone Likes You

Amy Chan | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Amy Chan

If you're interested in someone romantically, initiate effort to try and see the person. If you initiate and the other person breaks plans or doesn't reciprocate energy in making time to see you, then take that as a clue that he/she is just not that into you. Don't try to convince them otherwise.

William & Kate Is Lifetime's Imaginative Look at Their Romance

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

If you love all things royal then you will love William & Kate. It gives you an inside study, however hypothetical, of the relationship between the future King of England and his bride to be.

How to Tame a Serial Dater

Julie Spira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

You've seen him at parties. He's the guy with the amazing smile whose eyes gaze into yours as if you are the only one in the room. Your heart starts t...

Move Over Brangelina! Here's a Real Fairy Tale Romance

Aleta St. James | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aleta St. James

Once upon a time and far away, there were no such things as, say, sex tapes while dating, Instead, there was something called "courtship."

Move Over Brangelina! Here's a Real Fairy Tale Romance

Aleta St. James | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aleta St. James

Everyone's desperate to get a date, and there's four women to every man in New York City. They guarantee results in cyberspace, photos a plus.

Unrequited Love: Is There Ever an Upside?

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robert Fuller

No suitor wants to admit it, but those who don't return our love often give us something as valuable as those who do.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider on Jane Campion's Bright Star

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The film, in short, is sweet, sad, and moving but with Campion's astringent edge keeping the proceedings from lapsing into sentimentality. And that makes all the difference.

Love Can Hurt -- Your Bank Account

BusinessWeek Via MSNBC | Alison Damast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The first date is just the start of what may turn out to be the largest spending spree of your life. With the average courtship before a marriage last...