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10 Love Notes That Perfectly Sum Up The Modern Relationship

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.31.2014 | Weddings

Romance today doesn't quite look like the kind of thing you read in John Keats' love letters or Shakespeare's sonnets -- far from it, actually. Cou...

The Reveal: When Do You Tell Your Date... That Thing?

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

We all have our stuff, or our thing. But many of us are also our own harshest critics. And as I contemplated my vegan friend's question, I figured out what was bugging me -- the word "hide."

Call Your Mothers.

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Baudouin

Apparently today, having a gay mom gives me more credibility. At parties, I'm more interesting and words like cool and lucky are thrown around. It's true. It is cool and I am lucky.

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Good Spouse

Samantha Joel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Weddings
Samantha Joel

I had decades of research at my fingertips to help my spouse and me figure out what it really means to be a good spouse. Why not harness those resources for our wedding?

Fun, Flirty Reads for Valentine's Day

Maya Rodale | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

These romantic reads will get you in the mood for romance and/or will be an excellent accompaniment to a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine. They might also give you some (naughty) ideas of how to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Zombies and Modern Love

Kevin Ryan | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty
Kevin Ryan

You may have to walk through the Valley of Death to reach a better place, but live like a zombie long enough and you might wish you'd made that walk. It took me 29 years to do it. It ain't no easy thing. But it's hard being a zombie.

Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang

Francis Levy | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

One of Jean Cocteau's most famous films was Le sang d'un poete. Cocteau makes a posthumous appearance in Leos Carax's l986 Mauvais sang currently bein...

Epic Hollywood Love Stories Played Out On Tinder

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 08.28.2013 | Celebrity

Some of Hollywood's most swoon-worthy love stories were made possible because the characters got to actually spend time with each other face to face. ...

What Online Dating Was Like In 1880

Posted 07.26.2013 | Women

Online romances were happening long before OKCupid and "catfishing" became everyday terms. Ella Cheever Thayer's 1880 novel, "Wired Love," tells t...

NYU Student Finds 'Missed Connection' Crush With Reddit

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 11.14.2012 | College

New York University Redditors recently came to the rescue of a user named atrap who posted "help me out" on the university's subreddit. NYU Local repo...

What I Talk About When I Talk About Movies with My Dog

Timothy Braun | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Timothy Braun

When I publish my memoir, I'll place an emphasis on story, plot and dogs.

WATCH: Indie Star's New Music Video Is All About SF

Sarah Medina | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco

In a moving ode to love's most progressive advocate, San Francisco, one musician celebrates both the city and its profound residents. Singer-songw...

'Girls' Breaks Yet Another Taboo

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women

We don't need a reminder from HBO's Girls that we've become fairly open with talking about sex. Except, perhaps, when it's parent sex. Nobody wants to...

I Told Everyone About My Breakup -- Except Him

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

There's no reason I shouldn't tell him. She and I are seeing other people now. I'm over it. And yet I still can't bring myself to say the words.

The Marriage Plot: Why We Love It

Posted 12.11.2011 | Women

The Book: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides Why We Love It: Eugenides takes the love triangle of 19th century novels and reimagines it on an I...

When 'You Complete Me' Doesn't Cut It

Nidhi Berry | Posted 11.29.2011 | Women
Nidhi Berry

Some of my friends have suggested that I'm single because I've "got it all too figured out." I've always found that remark vaguely disturbing

Sometimes, It’s Not You

The New York Times | Posted 11.26.2011 | Women

On my first date with Mark, he asked how long it had been since my last relationship. I looked at the table, cupping my hand around my beer. I had ...

'All We Can Do Is Be Who We Are'

The New York Times | DEANNA FEI | Posted 11.01.2011 | Women

ONE balmy evening in Shanghai, my boyfriend and I were strolling home from dinner when two boozy blond men called to us. Expecting a plea for directio...

Everything Beautiful Began After: An Afternoon With Simon Van Booy

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Many people might call Simon's new novel, Everything Beautiful Began After, a love triangle. But really, it's more of a love octagon. Instead of 3-D, it's 8-D, and it exists on many different planes.