Valentine's Day is around the corner. One of the ways in our consumer society we are encouraged to show our love is through buying chocolate. But is it true love on the other end?
What we need more than validation of our romantic relationships is reinforcement of our platonic ones.
Now that I'm a big-time expert on love, I feel compelled to share a Valentine's Day guide for improvisers spending this commercialized, exclusionary holiday together.
I've never really understood why Valentine's Day has to be a massive pity party. It doesn't really connect with me, because I'm not really having a pity party.
Why must we settle for being just one half, or having just half a partner? When did we become such underachievers when it comes to something as important as love?
Tolerance gets us very little. Respect is a good start. Love opens doors. Love transcends identity. When we can learn to truly love one another, not in spite of, but because of all of our differences, we will truly be on our way towards full equality.
60% of men and 68% of women believe that Valentine's Day is not just a commercial holiday, but also about love. Moreover, men and women seem to have a pretty clear idea about what Cupid should bring for Valentine's Day.
Conventional wisdom holds that women want chocolate, roses and fancy dinners on Valentine's Day. (We think it's more complex than that, of course.) But what about men?
Valentine's Day is a special occasion to celebrate your love with fun and romantic activities. Don't let allergens interfere with the festivities. With a little research and care, you can enjoy a safe, fun and allergy-free Valentine's Day.
I didn't want him to go, missing him and needing his presence here -- with me, with our babies -- trumped everything else. But this time things were different; we're different, and so is our marriage.
We can save you the heartache and pain of biting into random chocolates you don't like, thanks to our heart-shaped chocolate cheat sheet.
This Valentine's Day, don't let it be just about romantic love. Rather, share love with your friends and celebrate your sisterhood.
Pretty much anyone on a dating website with a job and basic hygiene can seem worthy of a second date, but take it from me, DON'T DO IT on Valentine's Day. Do yourself a favor and avoid the awkwardness by pretending you didn't see their text.
Valentine's Day is the holiday for love, but the gold so many people give each other as a symbol of their love may be fueling violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The silver lining: we can do quite a bit as consumers to help our jewelry companies address conflict gold.
Plop down on the couch to cuddle and maybe cry over a romantic flick that will tug at your heartstrings.
This Valentine's Day, women and men around the world will dance, march, gather, and use their voices to speak out against injustices that affect women and girls.