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9 Ways Happy Couples Keep The Flame Alive Over Many Years

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty

You know those long-married couples who sit in Chinese restaurants in silence, never speaking a word to one another? The good news: It doesn't have t...

5 Ways to Show Your Appreciation to Your Partner (and Save Your Relationship in the Process)

Em & Lo | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Here are five ways to demonstrate your appreciation to your partner -- in other words, this is how to remind your partner that you still notice them. Trust us, noticing goes a long way in a relationship.

Fantasies of Flying

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Liaquat Ali Khan

Birds mesmerize humans with their melodies, colors, feathers and most prominently, flying. Of all created life forms (except angels), only birds aviate with sustained beauty. Most life forms are detainees of the earth's surface, but birds are free, living and breathing above the ground.

Top 10 Tips for Capturing the Spirit of Paris

College Tourist | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Whilst most of Europe has a reputation for being well-dressed, Parisians are especially chic. They effortlessly look like they've stepped off a fashion runway with their neutral and classy wardrobes, so dress to impress while you're there!

One Sure Thing Guys Can Do to Make Sex Better

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Sheridan Kesselman

Be creative out of bed. Yes, sounds like a simple thing to do and it really is if you're willing to put a little time and thought into it. To help you understand what I mean, I'm going to give you a few examples I've suggested to couples and have seen work wonders.

What Cocktail Choice Conveys About Characters

Betsy Talbot | Posted 08.12.2015 | Books
Betsy Talbot

A well-chosen cocktail cements the personality of the character, assigning motives, attitudes, and background with a simple sip. In my own Late Bloomers Series of contemporary romance, I have five women characters with distinct personalities, and each one has her own favorite drink.

How I Became a Romance Writer (Booze+Peer Pressure+Dare)

Betsy Talbot | Posted 08.12.2015 | Books
Betsy Talbot

I started my romance writing career officially in Tangier, the creative zone of famous twentieth century writers and dropouts like Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs, as well as rock stars like the Rolling Stones. And now, Betsy Talbot.

He Said, She Said: 8 Helpful Facts About Gender Differences

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

I have been teaching gender communication for about 15 years, and it's my favorite class. Why? Because my students become mesmerized. They have so many "ah ha!" moments. I love that! Here are eight research-proven facts about gender that could be helpful to you:

Rome in Love: A Conversation with Author Anita Hughes

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 08.06.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Stunning location: check. Beautiful people: check. Romance: of course! Rome in Love, the latest book by Anita Hughes delivers on all three fronts as it tells the story of young actress Amelia, who learns about love, Italian food, and Audrey Hepburn while living in Rome to film a remake of Hepburn's classic film, Roman Holiday.

The Surprising Behavior That Actually Brings Couples Closer Together

SELF | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weddings
SELF

Enter uncertainty, that confusing, charged state that keeps us on our toes -- which, it turns out, can be a pretty good start to a budding romance. It even has a supporting role to play in long-term relationships, and in life. So how can you use uncertainty (without abusing it)?

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 ...