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Summer Reading: Women's Fiction Style

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

As the summer season heats up, some people like to take a dip into the ocean or the pools, others like to dip into their summer reading. Here are some titles to get you started whether you are at the beach or just wish you were.

Where the Wild Things Aren't

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

These days, even finding an online hook-up takes too long.

Melissa Rivers Opens Up About Romance, Body Image and Joan's Best Motherly Advice

Caroline Presno | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers delivers a tribute to her mom with a lot of life and a lot of laughs.

Lessons In Gratitude From Two Very Special Women

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamsen_Fadal

I have lots of pals and people with whom I have a good time. True friendship, however, is a rare and precious commodity. I understand now what my mother was telling me: It is not the quantity of the people in your life; it is the quality and depth of your bond with them and theirs with you.

7 Reasons She Will Lock You Out of Her Heart

James Michael Sama | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
James Michael Sama

Yeah, I know, you've got swag for days, but a strong woman with class is not going to be impressed by your shiny watch, how much you make or what kind of car you drive. If you try to sell yourself too hard, she will see right through you.

Who Is the Romance Novel Reader?

Maya Rodale | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Maya Rodale

The romance industry is big -- it's the second largest category of fiction, outselling science fiction, fantasy and the classics -- which means there are a lot of readers, who may or may not fit the stereotype. It means that you or someone you know might be reading romances.

Social Media: A Threat to Your Marriage?

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

People need friends and community. They're lonely, either literally or shut off in their marriages or families. So many marriages become cold places, and people need to connect. They feel shut off from those around them, so they reach beyond.

7 Qualities To Seek In A Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Often, we overlook flaws because we fall in love with a person. This is admirable, but we also have to recognize the principles that mold a partner into a soulmate -- those elements that fortify a loving bond for the long run. Consider these seven qualities as essential to fostering an incredible, lifelong partnership...

Why Does the Engagement Ring Have More Bling Than the Wedding Ring?

Quora | Posted 05.04.2015 | Weddings
Quora

Before the 20th century, only the wealthiest of the wealthy could afford diamond rings. One of the first recorded examples of a diamond ring was in 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave one to Mary of Burgundy. After that point, diamond engagement rings became a symbol of wealth and prosperity, and accordingly, limited to the furthest arches of the upper class.

I Spent 7 Hours At A Workshop Learning How To Attract Men

Metro | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women
Metro

Hussey promised the 800-something women in the auditorium that he could help them manage these situations and empower themselves to be more proactive in their love lives without appearing desperate.

Ruining Romance: The '80s Rock Power Ballad

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.

At Last: I Want the Last Word as to How My Story Ends

Jennifer Glass | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I'm doing everything I can to extend my life. No one should have the right to prolong my death. Endings matter, and I want the last word as to how my story ends. I want this for myself and for the people I love. Every Californian should have this option. At last.

The Unsparing Genius of Esther Perel: A Fresh Perspective on Healthy Loving Intimate Relationships

Ira Israel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

If there is one person currently spearheading the movement towards conscious loving relationships it is Esther Perel.

The Longest Ride, a Romantic Drama With a Heart-warming Message

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.27.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride intertwines the love stories of two couples, decades apart, in this romantic drama.

The One: Myth or Reality?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

Girls of any age who were brought up on a steady diet of rom-coms and Jane Austen have dreamed about meeting The One since we were old enough to play with Barbie. There's that glance from across a crowded bar. The soundtrack. The meet-cute with snappy dialogue.

A Love Letter to Anna Kendrick, Earth's Sweetheart

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 04.24.2015 | Comedy
Jonathan Savitt

Hi A-Ken. How are things? Probably not that good because we're not dating. Haha. Not a joke. I know you're probably busy being "famous" and "making blockbuster movies" and having "millions of fans," but I thought it would be irresponsible of me not to alert you of our undeniable compatibility.

Rules for Successful Dating

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Comedy
Elodie Cheesman

At times it's fun, even exhilarating. At other times you'd rather lop off a limb than participate in any more rounds of this bizarre social ritual.

The Love Stories of 'Toy Story'

Eric W. | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric W.

In the Toy Story films, the primary personal relationship on display is friendship. And yet, although the films are not romances, there are more realistic representations of romantic love threaded through the three movies than you'll find in a multiplex full of romantic comedies.

5 Reasons Our Generation Just Isn't Cut Out For Marriage

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 04.13.2015 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

It's a pretty simple concept -- fall in love and share your life together. Our great grandparents did it, our grandparents followed suit, and for many of us, our parents did it as well. Why the hell can't we? Our generation just isn't equipped to handle marriages -- and here's why.

World's Most Romantic Honeymoon Treats

Jane Anderson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
Jane Anderson

You're planning your honeymoon and you feel like you deserve some VIP treatment. Just how extravagant can things get?

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Give Up On Love

Mindy Utay | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Mindy Utay

The major problem with dating is that rejection causes people to doubt whether they are lovable. This is not acceptable. Just because someone does not choose to love you, does NOT mean you are not lovable. Love comes from within, it is not granted by another.

6 Fun Ways To Seduce Your Husband

Em & Lo | Posted 04.09.2015 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Let's face it: seducing straight guys ain't that hard. A little cleavage and some footsie is pretty much all it takes.

On 'Ghosting' and Why It's Wrong

Becca Wolinsky | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Becca Wolinsky

if you ghost someone, it implies that you think that the other person likes you so so much and is going to be crushed if you aren't interested. We probably all would like to think this, but chances are it's not true. Rejecting someone is hard, but just rip the bandaid off and do it already.

8 Ways to Dramatically Shift Your Relationships

Karl Romain | Posted 04.02.2015 | Weddings
Karl Romain

Go inside. Knowing who you are, and what you have to offer others, provides solid ground for any relationship.

New Film Healing of Love Is Challenging the Paradigm of Relationships

Erin McKelle | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Erin McKelle

Have you ever felt frustrated with our culture's current model of acceptable relationships- that is, monogamous pairing? Realized that in our world of social networking, we're losing real, close connections to others?