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The ‘Meet Cute' Is Cute In Movies. In Real Life? Not So Much

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.14.2015 | Comedy

The “meet cute”: that moment in movies when a person meets “The One,” and the whole saccharine-sweet exchange is so darn adorable. But wha...

Valentine's Day, Secret Love, and Edith Wharton

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.02.2015 | Women
Lev Raphael

Edith Wharton is not a writer you tend to think of on Valentine's day. Her marriage was unhappy and the affair she had in her forties was with a faithless cad (it was a secret until the 1970s).

What Love Is NOT: 11 Truths I Want My Sons to Know on Valentine's Day

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

In the not-so-distant future (despite your protests), your attentions will turn toward finding your life partners. Since it's Valentine's Day -- and the focus is romantic love -- I want you to be very clear on what romantic love is not:

6 Phrases More Important Than 'I Love You'

Natasha Craig | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Craig

I have loved a lot of people, but I am not with those people. I am with the man who gave me more than love. I am with the man who looked past my mistakes. I am with the man who sacrificed for me.

Cartoon Humor: The Real Difference Between Men and Women

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Martha Rosenberg

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3 Risky Ways to Fall Deeply in Love

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Christine Carter, PhD

So what actions lead to love? Here are three in honor of Valentine's Day, all based on fostering vulnerability. Before you run for the woods, hear me out.

6 Ways Romance for Women Is Like Oral Sex for Men, in Honor of Valentine's Day Tomorrow!

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Guys, you have less than 24 hours till Valentine's Day. Romance now can set you on the path to a marriage that feels alive again to both your wife and to you.

Inked -- What I Did for Love

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Ann Lewis Hamilton

What is an appropriate present for your 20th wedding anniversary? Over 19 years John and I had enjoyed dinners at our favorite sushi restaurant, weekends in Ojai, bonsai classes, the Cemetery of the Stars Tour. But facing year 20, I was stuck. Creatively challenged.

A Heavenly Kiss for Valentine's

Terri Britt | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Terri Britt

This is my Valentine's Day gift to you and your partner. And if you don't have a partner, try visualizing kissing one this way so you can begin creating a space for a new partner to show up and give you heavenly kisses daily!

50+ Posts That are Sexier Than 50 Shades of Grey!

Angela Keck | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Angela Keck

In those years I have read many, many books that have inspired me to put my love of writing those amazing characters, love stories, and yes sexy love scenes to work for me.

Valentine's Day: A Global Perspective

Markus Giesler | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

The idealized romantic bond is one that focuses on the individual and its emotional preferences and open displays of affection, and is strongly connected to the idea of marriages based on love. This ideal, however, is often at great odds with traditional cultures.

Inside The World's Smallest Restaurant

Jordi Lippe | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
Jordi Lippe

An intimate dinner with the one you love is a typical description for the perfect date night. Candlelight, excellent service and a delicious meal in a...

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 3

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Now we will focus on finding the rest of the words you'll need to complete an apology. And, because neither you nor your partner is in it alone, we return to the importance of forgiveness in promoting trust, intimacy, and romance.

Why I'll Take Red Roses Over The Red Room Of Pain Any Day

Jill Robbins | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I love Valentine's Day. I am not much of a hearts and flowers, schmoopy romantic kinda girl but I'll admit, I like a dedicated day to be silly and celebrate love with my man.

You're Allowed To Love Valentine's Day

Mary E. Graham | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Mary E. Graham

Here's the thing: I like Valentine's Day. Actually, I love Valentine's Day. And I don't think there's any shame in that. Recently (meaning the past decade or so), I feel like there's been this movement to hate Valentine's Day, hate the commercialism of it all, hate the forced romance, hate pink hearts and red cupids.

If It's Not the Real Thing, It's Not Worth It

AJ Mihrzad | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weddings
AJ Mihrzad

To let your guard down is the risk you need to take to really open yourself up and totally give your heart to someone.

Every Recipe in 'When Harry Met Sally'

Epicurious | Posted 04.14.2015 | Taste
Epicurious

Food plays a prominent and often hilarious supporting role.

Lessons Learned From Fifty Shades of Grey

Carol Morgan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Carol Morgan

I approached reading the books as more of a research project. I was trying to figure out the psychology behind the characters. And more importantly, the psychology behind every woman who fell madly in love with Christian Grey -- and the whole story in general.

Stylish Valentine's Day Gifts By Momtrepreneurs

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

Here are some gifts created by momtrepreneurs or mother-owned businesses, because what better way to gift yourself or others than by giving back to hard-working mamas?

Catch Up With The 'Most Romantic Man,' 10 Years Later

OWN | Posted 02.12.2015 | OWN

Just over 10 years ago, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" producers launched a search to find the most romantic man in America -- and they certainly found him....

5 Cruise Lines for a Romantic Escape

Cruise Critic | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Thinking about a romantic cruise for two? Whether looking for an intimate getaway with plenty of privacy, or an active adventure with tons of excitement, these cruise lines offer something for every couple.

How Your Inner Critic Ruins Valentine's Day

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It can use occasions like Valentine's Day to heighten your insecurity and to cause you to doubt or question yourself, your partner and your relationship.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 2

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

"Be My Valentine" can mean asking for love in a relationship, for partnership in life's adventures. It means enjoy my successes, support me when life gets hard, and I will do the same for you. And it means talk to me -- about frivolous nothings, random anythings, and essential everythings.

If You Want to Fall in Love (Again, With the Same Person), Ask These Questions

Tamar Chansky | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

You may, if you've been together for a while, feel like you are getting into the small chairs of elementary school when you're all grown up, asking such fundamental questions about people you know so well.

7 Surefire Tips for Attracting True Love!

Joy Weston | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Joy Weston

View image | gettyimages.com "How do you spell Love? You don't spell it...You feel it."Winnie the Pooh -- A. Milne Love, Love, Love, Love, LOVE....