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The Most Erotic Poem You'll Ever Read

Andrea Chapin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Andrea Chapin

When I began writing my novel The Tutor (Riverhead, Feb. 5), I searched for a piece of writing for my protagonist and Shakespeare to work on. I was f...

The 8 Most Romantic Escapes for Valentine's Day in the World

Oyster | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Oyster

These eight hotels -- whether perched on the rocking outcroppings of the Italian coast or hidden away amidst the rice fields of northern Thailand -- are some of the most romantic in the world and are the perfect places for a romantic rendezvous... with a little international flair.

Top 5 Signs You're Taking the Valentine's Day Version Of Romantic Love Too Seriously

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

You expect your partner to take you to an overpriced prix fixe dinner in a place that looks like pink and red exploded everywhere and you'll be dreadfully disappointed if this doesn't happen. You don't care what it costs, or even if it's fun; you just want to see some streamers.

World's Most Romantic Hotels (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

No. 1 on the list: Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn, where rooms appear to float above the forest floor and alfresco hot pools seem to flow into the wild Pacific. Other hotels that seduced readers provide over-the-top pampering. At Tuscany's Castello di Casole, for instance, couples get massages in a former wine cellar and cozy up for classic films beneath the stars at an on-site amphitheater.

Hotels Offering Naughty '50 Shades of Grey' Packages

Oyster | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Oyster

With a Valentine's Day release date, the timing couldn't be better; couples around the world are seeking romantic getaways with sex appeal for the holiday. Nothing ups the ante more than whips and chains, right?!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Single Dad

Jon Vaughn | Posted 04.03.2015 | Divorce
Jon Vaughn

Now that I'm freed from the chains of this holiday, I can finally say exactly what I would want, as a parent, dad, whatever, provided that it comes from my significant other.

A Taste of Proper Fun: Bermuda

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

So, of course, it is a treat to discover Bermuda, if just for a weekend, the place that practically invented proper fun, and which now embodies it.

Heat Up Your Intimacy by Cooking Together

Gina Keatley | Posted 04.01.2015 | Taste
Gina Keatley

There is no escaping it -- Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and those chalky candy hearts staring at you in the drug store are proof of it. ...

Inner-Work for the Single Woman

Damali Elliott | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Damali Elliott

So clear the mental debris and begin to create a mindset that grows incredible thoughts that will foster into dreams. Whether you are single or in a relationship there is inner-work to be done...

10 Ways Blizzards Are Good for Your Love Life

Em & Lo | Posted 03.28.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Here are 10 blizzard-inspired behaviors that can have a potentially positive effect on your romantic relationship.

Get Your Groove Back in Midlife

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Meryl Hartstein

On a cold snowy night as you read a book, there might come a time when you will think how nice it would be if there was another body next to you, quietly sharing the same experience.

America's Best Cities for Singles

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.28.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners, where you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries. But the most singles-friendly cities also put a creative spin on conventional meet-up spots.

Mis-Matched.com: 6 Counterintuitive Movie Couples

John Farr | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
John Farr

The counterintuitive romance is one in which two people who truly shouldn't fall in love do, often under extraordinary and unromantic circumstances. The protagonists of these love stories breathe the same thin air as anti-heroes and outsiders; they are, in short, unidealized and identifiably human. We've compiled six romance films that fit this profile.

No Kids Allowed: 8 Adults-Only Hotels in Secret Spots

Oyster | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine's Day -- er, we mean Presidents' Day -- weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in the mood.

Relationship Resolutions

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

If, romantically speaking, 2014 didn't go as well as you'd hoped, it's time to revamp your tactics and kick any bad decisions from last year to the curb. 

Technology Gone Haywire: Why I Despise Cell Phones

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Dean Dauphinais

I don't own a cell phone. And when I say that, I don't mean that I don't own a smartphone. I don't even own a "dumb" phone. The only phones I have ar...

The Sexiest Hotels in the Dominican Republic

Oyster | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Although language can be a barrier for non-Spanish speakers and the tap water is not potable, people are extremely friendly and the landscape is stunning.

36 Questions to Ask a Date Instead of Playing Mind Games

Em & Lo | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Dating is so mired in game-playing and pickup moves these days that it's amazing anyone ever ends up finding lasting love. So we're huge fans of any approach that manages to cut through all that B.S.

100 Ways to Connect Intimately With Your Partner

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

The positive news is that it doesn't actually take that much time to rekindle feelings of closeness. But it does take intentionality and commitment to taking a small amount of time each day to maintain or rebuild your connection.

When Dating Is Like Stubbing Your Toe

Wilson Knight | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Wilson Knight

Everything is great, you have the temperature set, your pillows are in the perfect position to support, and you are drifting along in a gentle breeze of sleep, and suddenly you wake up with an insufferable thirst.

6 Steamy Romances To Read In January

BookBub | Posted 03.14.2015 | Books
BookBub

f you love great romance, you're going to have a lot to choose from this January.

The Difference Between Your Lover And Your Ex Lover In One Handy Chart

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Divorce
Martha Rosenberg

Big difference!

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