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How A Man With Alzheimer's Proved Chivalry Is Not Dead

Marie Marley | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ed had been charming and chivalrous for as long as I had known him. One might have expected these qualities to disappear once he developed Alzheimer's, but the opposite occurred. He became even more charismatic than before.

10 Foolproof First Date Escapes

Alena Dillon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

It can be awkward to end a date with a person you don't plan on seeing again. What are your parting words? How do you communicate finality? You don't want to give false hope, so next time give these a try.

Why Your First Love Is So Unforgettable

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

The reason first love stories are so compelling to read is because there is something so powerful about a young love experience. Is it because it happens when our hearts are still innocent and pure -- before that first inevitable heartbreak? Or is it because once that huge flame dies out, a few warm embers remain to keep the memory aglow?

I Fell In Love With A Man Who Refused To Text Me

TueNight | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
TueNight

He wrote my first name on a napkin, slipped it in his pocket, and asked me to meet him, same time, same place, four days later. I did. He did. No texts, alerts or mobile carriers required.

The Married State

Debora Spar | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Debora Spar

They got married six days before she died. After 34 years together. At what she certainly must have known was the end of her life, Barbara finally did what so many of us take for granted: she married the love of her life.

Why I Hated The Term Soul Mate (Until Yesterday)

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.04.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

The notion that there is one soul mate for everyone is ludicrous. If you expand the definition, a soul mate doesn't even have to be romantic. My best friend is a soul mate; my son is a soul mate; a man I knew but never even kissed is a soul mate.

How to Not Murder Your Ex

Mark Morford | Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce
Mark Morford

Simple rules we live by. Basic laws we insist upon. Zucchini is pointless. Orchids are fantastic. Politics will mutilate your soul. If you are not fr...

Romantic Getaways Gone Awry

Budget Travel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

"I can't say a lot of honeymooning went on, but my in-laws did give us a trip we'll never forget."

9 Benefits Of Being In A Long Distance Relationship

Grace Buchele | Posted 03.28.2014 | Women
Grace Buchele

Science aside, my husband and I both agree that the year and a half of long distance did the most to strengthen our relationship. When we had to work for it (Skype, email, video messages, etc), we treasured what the other person said more.

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With A Jaw Wired Shut (Part 1)

Eric Barry | Posted 03.25.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

I contemplated what exactly I'd say to women, how I would reach out now given my condition. Would I give recognition to it or let my bloodied and wired mouth speak for itself?

Older Men, Older Women: The Same Page at Last

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Loneliness is a terrible thing. Loneliness, the gut wrenching kind that creeps in at 2:00 a.m. and wakes you up because there are no sounds except the prattle of mice or a raccoon wreaking havoc on your about to ripen tomatoes.

Online Dating: The 5 Steps to Take You From Disposable to Heartfelt Dating

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

Disposable dating seems to lead to an ultra-casualness, a bunch of people pretending that opening yourself up to the possibility of feeling rejection and disappointment is no big deal. In reality, it is extraordinarily brave to bundle up all of our confidences and insecurities in a Friday night outfit and put them on display for someone else.

10 Ways To Add Even More Romance To Your Honeymoon

Adam Warner | Posted 03.17.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

It will be easy to take the romance to another level if your accommodations feature invigorating extras like a plunge pool, clawfoot bathtub, or Jacuzzi. Draw a bath, add some rose petals, and then pop open a bottle of your favorite champagne.

It's Never Too Late To Find Your Voice; Inside The Bachelor Backfire

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
Tamara Jacobs

While you can look at the popular ABC series, The Bachelor, as pop culture entertainment, it can also, surprisingly, provide some real life lessons.

How To Write A Good Sex Scene

G. Doucette | Posted 03.14.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

Writing a decent sex scene isn't easy. I learned this the hard way, several times over, when writing my first erotic novel after years of penning sci-fi/fantasy genre books that averaged between zero and one such scene per book.

8 Things Guys Secretly Love

James Michael Sama | Posted 03.07.2014 | Women
James Michael Sama

Whether a guy is just starting to date a woman or is in a committed relationship with her, there are small things that she may do without thinking twice that guys secretly love.

Should I Play Hard to Get?

Sophie Keller | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

When I was single I experimented a great deal to see what really worked in getting and keeping a guy.

Get Lost in the Captivating Island Adventure of Nil

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

What would you do if you were stuck on an island with only one year to escape or you die? Enter Lynne Matson's thrilling debut, Nil. And when I say thrilling, I mean it. Think Survivor meets Lost with the added bonus of romance.

WATCH: Why Many Couples Go Years Without Having Sex

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A recent Family Circle survey revealed that almost a third of mothers have gone a few years without having sex. The stress of raising a family and pos...

Love and Rainbows -- Romance Novels Blaze a Trail for Everyday Equality

Bobbi Dumas | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Bobbi Dumas

The fact that they are gay is just another character element -- like gum-chewing, the tendency to curse or not being a morning person. And really, how refreshing is the normalcy of that?

Dealing With Love

Sarah Draugelis | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Draugelis

To love what we do, to love our life, to love other people, to love ourselves... Isn't that what we live for? How somber would our existence be withou...

How To Pick Your Life Partner

Wait But Why | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
Wait But Why

Given that the choice of life partner is by far the most important thing in life to get right, how is it possible that so many good, smart, otherwise-logical people end up getting it so wrong?

7 Healthy Weeknight Dinners For Two

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Sometimes it's our significant other that feeds our bad eating habits.

The Surprising Sexual Reason Pompeii's Lead Is a Slave

Vicky Alvear Shecter | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Vicky Alvear Shecter

I was deep into writing my young adult novel set in Pompeii, Curses and Smoke, when my editor sent me a message that would've made any writer's blood turn to ice.

Our Cocoon -- A Poem

Jacob Weber | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Jacob Weber

You're still sleeping. And I'm up, trying to work, to focus to not log on to you know what. I catch a moth in the dim hall search every inch of a cl...