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#Romance

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's... Marcel Proust!

Roz Warren | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

These days, the man of steel just bores me. But Mark never does. And while it's impossible to know exactly what binds two people together, when it comes to my own awesome relationship, I'd just like to say "Thanks, Superman."

The Buffer Zone: Romance and Insecurity

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists Jeffry Simpson of the University of Minnesota and Nikola Overall of the University of Auckland have been working for some time on a dyadic model that they believe better illuminates how real couples deal with insecurity issues every day.

5 Different Ways To Say Your Wedding Vows

Natasha Burton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

Vows are, obviously, a big deal. I'd argue that they're actually the most important part of the wedding. For all the couples out there who want to write their own vows... but don't actually want to write their own vows, here are some alternative ideas that will be just as meaningful.

Teenage Mutant Men

Dr. Nikhil Joshi | Posted 07.19.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Nikhil Joshi

If you're wondering why we're all teenage boys now, playing videogames, and hanging out with our Neanderthal friends -- the answer is because it's low maintenance fun. This existence is the most fun I've ever had in my life.

6 Train Tours That Will Bring Out Your Romantic Side

JustLuxe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

Maybe it's the slow-paced life inside the richly decorated, wood-paneled rail cars, or the hours of conversations you're afforded with other passengers as you pass through beautiful countrysides -- either way, there really is something very romantic about locomotive travel today.

Men and Marriage

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 07.15.2014 | Weddings
Raza Habib Raja

There is thus a huge difference between men and women in their attitudes which in turn have been shaped by their respective evolutionary development, specific roles and expectations. These differences come alive with full pronunciation in marriage which actually amplifies them

Psst! Wanna Elope?

Budget Travel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

When you're engaged to be married, but buried under catering menus, to-do lists, and secret Pinterest boards featuring enough decorative twigs to build the world's largest bird's nest, forgoing a huge wedding for a combination elopement/honeymoon can look rather appealing.

Hacker Heroes, Girl Gamers and Other Reasons to Love Geeky Romance

Maya Rodale | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

I know, I know: Mark Zuckerberg is an unlikely sex symbol/romantic hero. But the young, successful tech entrepreneur is the hot new hero in romancelandia -- the new aristocracy, if you will.

More Than Double the Time You've Been Alive: When Friends Start Getting Engaged

Alexa Cortese | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Alexa Cortese

Once I hit my "mid-twenties," these announcements trickled in slowly, and then, all at once. Sometimes it seems like not a week goes by where I don't hear about someone I know getting engaged and/or married.

5 Things Women Want That May Surprise Me

Alena Dillon | Posted 07.13.2014 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

Who are these strange creatures with their wide hips and functional nipples? What are they thinking as they sit across from you at the dinner table, their lips moving, making sounds. Do they have likes? Dislikes? Neutral feelings? What, for God's sake, do they want?

My Advice For Dads-To-Be About Keeping Romance Alive

Vincent Daly | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Every so often -- be it on date night, or at an event such as a wedding we attend alone -- we rediscover each other, laugh a lot about the insanity of it all, and connect once again.

6 Surefire Ways To Save On A Cruise

Budget Travel | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

The high cost of a dream cruise vacation can leave you feeling a little queasy before you even set sail. (And let's not mention the add-ons!) Here, our Trip Coach's sage advice about how to save big before boarding.

Why Nothing Can Ever Replace An Old Friendship

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

I was surprised that our friendship had meant so much -- that she must have sensed early on that I was no candidate for marriage -- that our romance was temporary and chaste, and it would be no more than a nice interlude until she met the guy who was a candidate for marriage. With many intervening decades and changes in her life, I thought those days as undergraduates were mostly erased. It was wonderful to find the friendship not forgotten.

'Fool Me Twice' - Love, Laughs and Sweet Revenge

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Have you ever fallen in love with someone that you shouldn't have? We've all been there, right? And now, thanks to Bloomsbury's new If Only line of young adult romances, you can relive that feeling just in time for the summer reading season

Got Rejected? How You Respond Can Damage Your Emotional Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The bottom line is that rejections are a fact of life -- we all experience them and we all hurt when we do. The best thing we can do is to soothe our emotional pain, take steps to revive our self-esteem, and to connect to our core groups and by doing so remind ourselves that others value and love us even if our date does not.

Do Prenups Ruin Romance?

Mindy Utay | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weddings
Mindy Utay

A prenup is not about distrust, control, or impending doom; it's about planning and protecting finances for both of you. Once the prenup signed, let your lawyers keep the document. Go on your honeymoon, and forget the papers were ever drafted!

Death Leaves a Heartache No One Can Heal, Love Leaves a Memory, No One Can Steal

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

This quote refers to both plays infused with Irish sensibility. A lovely revival of Sea Marks has opened at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The play was...

Raising a Romantic Son

Liz Dow | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

The thing I am most proud of is nurturing my son's sense of romance. I like to think that his kindness toward others, curiosity about people, respect for differences, creativity in his work and play and confidence about what is possible for himself and others evolved from this perspective.

Is 2014 What You Hoped It Would Be Yet?

Susie Moore | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Is your year on track? If not -- now is a wonderful time to course correct a little and re-evaluate the goals you set for yourself in January. What inspired you to write them? Go back to that place and sit with them awhile. Forgive yourself if you are not where you hoped to be and remember, it is never, ever, ever too late to still go for what it is that you want and to follow your dreams.

POLL: How Do You And Your Significant Other Maintain The Spark In Your Relationship?

Posted 05.05.2014 | MarloThomas

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8 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom on for Love With Feng Shui

Tamara Star | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Don't disregard the bedroom's effect on your love life. Whether single or in love, enhancing this room affects all aspects of your relationship. And, when we feel loved, in balance and safe in our relationships, all other areas of our life seem to flow.

5 Amazing Bali Hotels Under $100

Budget Travel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From its wave-pounded coastline of dramatic cliffs and black sand beaches, on through the swaying green rice terraces of the lowlands and into lush, dense jungles of its interior, Bali truly has something for everyone.

First Date Ideas for After You've Had Sex for Several Weeks

Reductress | Posted 06.29.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Check out these great get-to-know-you escapades to impress him, even if he already knows what you look like naked.

The Missing Ingredient That Makes Online Dating A Disaster

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Everyone I know who has been seduced out of desperation to join Mis-Match. com, Plenty of Dead Fish, or OhNoCupid has experienced similar heartaches. My last few hook-ups have been neither total disasters nor long-lasting. I decided to throw in the towel and admit online dating is not for me.

Psychology of Sex -- Sensuality & Eroticism 2

Erwan Davon | Posted 06.24.2014 | San Francisco
Erwan Davon

We focused last week on the difference between sensuality and eroticism, as well as a healthy place for each. Now we turn to the psychology of sex to ...