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Don't Date the Dude from the Coffee Shop

Brie Berman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Comedy
Brie Berman

You always hear people say that a coffee shop is a great place to find love. Is it the smell of coffee beans in the air? The soothing sound of Josh Groban's voice in the background? Or maybe the caffeine does more than just keep you glued to episodes of Seinfeld.

'Trust No One:' A Talk With Jayne Ann Krentz

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

She uses only three names: Jayne Ann Krentz when writing contemporary romantic-suspense; Amanda Quick for historical romance-suspense; and Jayne Castle when penning paranormal romance-suspense.

Rejection Is Good For You

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

What I did not realize, as I started down the long hard road to finding an agent and attempting to sell my writing, was how much these rejections would help me in other aspects of my life

Talk to Your Co-Parent Before Bringing Home a Beau

Tara Fass | Posted 03.07.2015 | Divorce
Tara Fass

It's a healthy impulse to want to connect with someone special again. But whether or not it's a good idea to introduce all new dates to your kids -- well, that's an entirely different discussion.

Reflecting on the Boystown Book Series

Jake Biondi | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Jake Biondi

Thankfully, things have improved quite a bit since those days. I now enjoy watching Will and Sonny on Days of Our Lives, and gay characters populate many shows on television and online. Still, I still keep thinking that there is room for more.

9 Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape In 2015

Oyster | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
Oyster

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to. -- Alex Creange, Oy...

4 Reasons Hallmark Movies Saved My Holiday Spirit

Janie Emaus | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

An unfamiliar spirit has invaded my body, making decisions and controlling my evening entertainment options. And no matter how hard I try to fight this feeling, it persists until I give in. Until I pick up the remote control and voila!

The Wave: The Single Greatest Threat to New Relationships

Ken Page | Posted 02.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

The most common way we sabotage new love possibilities is through what I call the Wave of Distancing (or simply, the Wave). The Wave occurs when we ...

This Is What It Looks Like When a Lingerie Designer Styles a Hotel

Oyster | Posted 02.15.2015 | Travel
Oyster

There are a lot of surprising people who have turned their creative talents toward hotels, from celebrities to restaurateurs to fashion designers. So we were intrigued, if not actually shocked, to learn that the Hotel Vice Versa in Paris was decorated head to toe by lingerie designer Chantal Thomass, known for her sassy and glamorous wares.

Playing Party Politics in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
John Feffer

Political parties in East-Central Europe are like amoebas. They are constantly splitting apart (mitosis) and then banding together in coalitions (aggregation). For someone coming from a U.S. context of two relatively stable parties, the political scene in East-Central Europe seems hopelessly complex. That goes double for Romania.

6 Stunning U.S. Mini-Moon Getaways for Newlyweds

Adam Warner | Posted 02.11.2015 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Don't have enough vacation days or funds for that ultimate honeymoon getaway to Paris or Bora Bora? A shorter "mini-moon" trip can still be extremely rewarding and unforgettable.

6 Hotels That Have All Your Bases Covered (For Once You've, Er, Rounded the Bases)

Oyster | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you've booked the room with the sole purpose of getting down with your significant other, or waves of passion spontaneously overtake you, the following hotels have everything you need to stay happy after you get lucky.

Need A Gift for A Book Lover?

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Finding a great book for someone else can be quite the challenge during the holidays. Here are some suggestions to help you on your merry way!

5 Things Single People Hate About the Holidays

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Thebarge

Every year when the holidays roll around, I brace for the inevitable wave of emotions the season brings -- emotions that I know are supposed to resemble peace and joy, but instead feel suspiciously like irritation and resentment.

Lesbian Romance on Gotham

Meg DeBussey | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Meg DeBussey

The increasing popularity of comic-book adaptations and the success of the Batman franchise have garnered the latest installment of Batman-oriented entertainment: the new show Gotham.

Mothers and Lovers: From Parenting to Romance

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.01.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships. They wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships.

Amazing Hotels in Rome You've GOT to See

Oyster | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

After all, the "eternal city" a) is beautiful and b) has a rich history dating back to 753 BC, with so many historical sites that seeing them all is nearly impossible.

The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Oyster | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.

How To Get The Right Man To Commit To You

Caroline Zwick | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Caroline Zwick

What I have seen over and over again is that the missing link to a committed relationship isn't a flatter stomach, flawless skin or a perfect life.

The One Thing We Should Consider Before Using Tinder

Ashley Crouch | Posted 01.19.2015 | Technology
Ashley Crouch

The smartphone dating app Tinder has been catching fire faster than Katniss Everdeen can wield a bow and arrow. Currently, Tinder boasts over 50 milli...

What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

Nine Hotel Rooms That Encourage Naughtiness

Oyster | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Oyster

he more modest features these hotels offer include steamy whirlpool tubs or intimacy kits in the minibars, while more elaborate options include rooms equipped with erotic photographs, rotating beds, and mirrored ceilings.

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

12 Reasons Why Divorced Women Rock

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 01.13.2015 | Divorce
Mark Radcliffe

I, for one, think being divorced can actually be a stamp of awesomeness to us men willing to look past the stigma. I think this experience actually means you're a cut above your never-been-married friends.

Beyond the Lights

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life.