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Small Romantic Moments in the Modern Day Marriage

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

When you have five young kids, your life is an endurance test. Each day you feed, clean and care for your offspring so that you can be awarded the grand prize at nightfall of no longer having to answer any kid questions like, "If an ant dies, do his ant friends have a funeral?"

YA and the Shame Game

Elizabeth Vail | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Elizabeth Vail

Pleasure begets pleasure. The unfettered enjoyment of YA fiction now experienced by both adults and teenagers -- age groups that used to be at odds -- has led to increased exchanges of ideas and recommendations, the revitalization of the Internet reading community.

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Florence, Italy

Betsy Talbot | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Betsy Talbot

Imagining the romance of Florence is easy enough, but it is easy to get overwhelmed with the number of tourists in this historic and popular city. Take a breath, realize you can't do everything in one trip and focus on making memories that will last long after you return home.

'Always A Bride, Never A Bridesmaid'

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 06.04.2014 | Divorce
Lara Lillibridge

When I see my mother and her partner dance in the kitchen while making breakfast after being together for over 35 years, I want that. I'm just not sure that I want to subject that kind of love to the institution of marriage. It's not something I've excelled at, and love is too precious to risk.

WATCH: Meryl Davis On Her 'Chemistry' With 'DWTS' Partner

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After their gold medal-winning performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White were dogged by dating rumors. But aft...

Is This the Life You're Living?

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

You trust in saving graces like this. You trust that one day soon, you'll be able to laugh about this -- life's tragedy and consequent comedy. Because, at nearly 31, all you can do is accept that this is the life you're living.

I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love

Andy Marra | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Marra

Drew has helped me truly accept that I am loveworthy, deserving of being loved for all of who I am. He has shown me that I have been and always will be more than enough for someone.

Emily Giffin's The One and Only Combines Romance and Texas Football

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.27.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Emily Giffin is a talented writer who always comes up with a plot that is just a bit different than anything others are writing about at the time. In her latest novel, The One and Only, she offers a love story set against a backdrop of Texas football. Didn't see that coming, did you?

Puerto Rico: The Real Fountain of Youth?

Richard Bangs | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Puerto Rico is a kind of crossroads of the Caribbean. Its forts, castles, walls and batteries were originally designed to protect the island from invaders, but when the residents felt secure, it became a way station for seafarers bringing new ideas, art, lifestyles and food.

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!