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Simone de Beauvoir and Loving Authentically

Skye Cleary | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Skye Cleary

Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Authentic loving, according to Beauvoir, needs to overcome such traps.

5 Ways to Make Your Girlfriend Kind of Start Hating You

John Shore | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weddings
John Shore

I have arrived at the following five things that guys (of all ages) often do in the course of their relationships with the women they love--things that they should definitely stop doing if their goals are have their significant others grow to love them more, not less.

15 Most Expensive Cities for Singles

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Singles' financial situations aren't so simple, and the investments required to stay attractive and dateable while trying to find one's mate can quickly add up, especially in high-cost cities where even everyday necessities carry luxury-level prices.

This Writer's Life: A Conversation With Pam Jenoff

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Every so often you meet someone that is truly living their dream and following their passions. If you get a little closer, you will find that this often means a real commitment and a lot of work.

Friendship and Romance: A Conversation With Author Cathy Lamb

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.27.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

I had the privilege of talking with her about what makes her tick as an author, how she keeps the ideas coming and the power of friendship, romance and love.

How Young Adult Romance Novels Are Giving Young Girls a Misguided View of Romance: My Perspective as an 18-Year-Old High School Graduate

Amara Majeed | Posted 07.26.2015 | Teen
Amara Majeed

Aside from my cynicism, it's very apparent to me that society's propagation of true, unconditional love is affecting the way young girls are approaching romantic relationships.

Are You a Simple or Complicated Person?

Teresa Lee | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Teresa Lee

If you date a complicated guy, things will be more difficult, but he might understand you better, while things might be easy with a simple guy, but you'll be frustrated when he doesn't seem to get you.

10 Most Romantic Places in the UK

Jane Anderson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Jane Anderson

Britain can be incredibly romantic. Not the obvious stuff like the Tower of London, Stonehenge, or Shakespeare's Stratford. But there are many, many gorgeous little hideaways and beauty spots that most tourists never see.

The 9 People You'll Date, According To Simone De Beauvoir

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts

When you’re slotting your recent dates into their respective archetypes -- “She was a clear-cut Carrie.” “He’s such a j...

For the Love of Food, Romance, and Milwaukee: A Conversation with Amy E. Reichert

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Amy E. Reichert is the author of the debut novel, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake. Reichert describes herself as a wife, mom, amateur chef, Fix-It Mistress, and cider enthusiast with a passion for her local library and its board.

Have You Checked Out An Old Flame On Facebook? You're Not Alone.

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.20.2015 | Fifty

Need more evidence that Facebook is the go-to site for boomers? A recent poll in Britain found that one in six Brits over 50 use Facebook to check ou...

Mr. Summer: Thank You For Making Me Feel Beautiful Again

Kelsey Phariss | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Kelsey Phariss

Mr. Summer, you took many forms and faces over the course of these last few months. You came to me in romance, in friendship, and in inspirational moments of miraculous enlightenment . You reminded me that I'm vibrant, sexy, smart, ambitious, driven and most of all: alive.

Sex and a Salad

Allison Chawla | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Chawla

You are probably wondering what sex and salads have to do with each other? A salad certainly doesn't sound like something anyone would want to eat dur...

21 Free or Cheap Date Ideas

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
GOBankingRates

You don't have to give up fun if you're on a super-tight budget. You just have to get creative. Try these cheap date ideas to have a great -- and potentially romantic -- time without breaking your budget or even without spending any money at all.

Train Conductor Falls In Love With Passenger Who Claims He's A Stalker

Posted 07.13.2015 | Dr. Phil

Eight years ago, Alexandra was a passenger on a train where she met the conductor, William. For William, it was love at first sight. "I couldn't take ...

Maybe in Another Life: A Conversation With Author Taylor Jenkins Reid

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Taylor Jenkins Reid's latest novel, Maybe in Another Life, tackles one of the big riddles of life: what if? What if I went home with this man? What if I went home with my friends instead? Maybe in Another Life leaves together the two big what if threads of Hannah Martin's life as she finds love and her way in the world.

Even Norman Rockwell's Depiction of America Evolved With Changing Times

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Rockwell once gave us an idealized America, but he went on to provide illustrations of the difficult aspects of our nation, as well: racial conflict, civil rights, violence, poverty. Rockwell's America was complex and rich in its diversity. Kim Davis' America is an illusion.

9 Tips for a Soulful Summer Love Affair

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Here are 9 tips for a fun and soulful summer love experience for women of any age. Who knows, this may bring back some good memories.

2015 Summer Love Horoscopes

Tarot.com | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Tarot.com

Summer romance can last for years -- or burn out faster than a beach bonfire. So get ready to face whatever love life challenges or opportunities are coming your way with a seasonal summer love forecast!

10 Questions to Discuss Before Marrying According to a Gay Philosopher

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Skye Cleary

Nietzsche loved love and thought highly of marriage. Yet, he worried about love's intoxicating and delusional nature and encourages lovers to balance passion with reason by ensuring that marriage is a strong and meaningful choice.

The Secret To Being A Successful Flirt

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

My friend Betty is a born flirt. She is playful, attentive, frothy and light and men trip all over themselves to help pull out her chair, fetch her a drink, open her door.

This 11-Year-Old's Break-Up Text With Her Boyfriend Is RUTHLESS

BarstoolSports.com | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weird News

My goodness man, I’ve never seen someone take a beating like that during a breakup. ...

10 Things To Say To Your Partner Instead Of 'I Love You'

Em & Lo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

How often do you say those three words, "I love you," without stopping to think about the fact that you love this person? Most of the time, right?

25 Unmistakable Signs He's in Love With You

Glamour | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Glamour

Some signs of true love are subtle. Others? Well, they all but hit you over the head with obviousness. If you're blissfully happy and searching for signs that your guy is hooked on you too, these 25 signs will make it crystal clear.

How to Break Up With a Really Nice Guy

Phoebe Fox | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Even though calling things off with a decent person who hasn't done you wrong can be exponentially harder than the dramatic dumping of a dirty rotten scoundrel, there are things you can do to ease the blow and make things a little less painful--for both of you.