Navigating grown-up relationships isn't too hard, if you can remember the rules Have you noticed how many of us so-called adults have no real knowledge of how to be in a grown-up relationship? I have.
Now, I'm not saying women should leverage their affections to obtain this, their heart's desire. It's just that for many of us (myself included, at the top of the list!), a little effort goes a long way in setting the mood for love.
It's not enough to show token consideration one day every now and again. Great relationships thrive on quality attention every day.
This Valentine's Day, join me in celebrating sex AND the freedom to choose if and when to become pregnant -- on our own terms. And while we're at it, let's make sure that all women have the opportunity to do the same, regardless of where they live.
Don't make Valentine's Day any bigger than it needs to be. Spend time doing something you both love without going above and beyond and stressing out. Invest in gifts that are priceless, from the heart, not the wallet. Instead, relax, have fun and simply enjoy each other.
If you ask a woman what she's looking for in a man, she'll tell you that she wants someone tall, dark, and handsome. She's looking for a clone of George Clooney. If you look at her relationship history, however, you'll see that's not always true.
International Flirting Week is dedicated to celebrating the ancient art of flirting and recognizing the role it plays in the lives of singles seeking a mate, couples looking to sustain their love and those simply exchanging a playful glance with a stranger, acquaintance, colleague, etc.
I know we are the lucky ones. We have each other to help bear the burden of aging, to soften the blows of time. He's always been my safe space to land, the one whom I trust completely and who can make me laugh at anything, most importantly, at myself. But selfishly, I don't want him to grow old too. It's just too damn scary and he's too much to lose.
How does one avoid being thrown into an emotional spin cycle on Valentine's Day? By knowing the truth: No single day bears testimony to a partner's love.
Attending to these five paradoxes might not lead to what Steve Miller called "lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time." But as a Valentine's Day gift, they're worth more than a box of chocolates.
About a month ago, I told my man I was "not a Valentine's girl." I insisted no gifts and assured him we could stay home and order pizza. I did not care about Valentine's Day and I meant it. Yesterday I changed my mind. A little.
A story in which a 13-year-old girl is seduced by a deceiving cad who turns out to be a killer, then is convinced by a prevaricating priest to fake her own death, and finally ends up committing suicide for real -- this should not be a global model of a love story.
I've had many a great Valentine's and New Year's night alone. I was completely content to eat what I wanted to eat, watch what I wanted to watch and enjoy my own company on December 31st, February 14th or any other day of the year.
Want to spice up your next evening out with your partner? Leave your underwear at home. Before you recoil, just hear me out. I am a card carrying member of the underwear-wearing group. So that's what I thought too. Until the other night, when on a whim, I decided not to wear any.
When Gord Smiley found himself single after losing his wife of 28 years, he thought dating again would be daunting. But he got in shape, learned to listen and took up skiing -- and says it worked.
Whether you decide to go all out and have a girlfriends' brunch or stay at home and relax, treat yourself as kindly as you would someone else.