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Is It Gluttony or Starvation That Is Killing 'Marriage' in the United States?

Laura Wellington | Posted 07.30.2014 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

With most marriages lasting a tad over twelve years presently (harboring four years of "separation" within and numerous concerted attempts at marriage counseling, marriage boot camp, marriage retreats, and reconciliation be damned), it is no wonder that marriage in the United States is on the decline

Chicago's Top Chefs at the Screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.29.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The success of the movie, produced by Steven Spielberg, Juliet Blake and Oprah Winfrey, is that it serves to remind us of the joy of eating together and the connection that food can bring to families, communities and love affairs.

Starz Outlander World Premiere and Tartan Carpet Gala

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica McNeill Azar

Walking up to the scene of the Starz Outlander Red Carpet Premiere on Friday, July 25, 2014 was a truly thrilling sight to behold. Huge throngs on fans wrapped the sides of The Spreckels Theatre in San Diego in eager anticipation of seeing the premiere of Outlander.

Why Are We So Turned On By Vampires?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Don't Worry, Millennial Gays: Your Summer Will Be All Right

Michael McNair | Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

Sometimes it's difficult for us millennial gays to let our guards down, because a lot of us are afraid of intimacy, not just romantically but even in terms of loving friendships.

The Sexiest Adults-Only Pools in Florida's Kid-Friendly Hotels

Oyster | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Summertime is often when families choose to get away as a group for some family togetherness and sibling bonding. But that doesn't mean Mom and Dad (or any other couples along for the family reunion) shouldn't be allowed some alone time of their own, as well.

6 Fun Date Ideas Women And Men Will Both Love

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The next time your marriage or long-term relationship lands in that predictable rut, as in, same restaurants, movie n...

The Art and Science of Flirting

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Truly listening involves hearing what the person is saying and also paying attention to their non-verbal communication. Respond by paraphrasing and reflecting on the conversation to move it forward -- it shows them you genuinely care about what they have to say.

How to Kill a Spider if There Are No Men Around to Do It For You

Reductress | Posted 09.14.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

You get home from work, go into the bathroom to turn on the shower and there it is: a terrifying, one-inch monster. Your obvious reaction is to call a man, but what happens if your man isn't around to do it for you?

Think You Know How to Flirt? New Research Says You Don't

Sara Eckel | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

We don't know how to convey interest, and we are incredibly obtuse when it comes to reading other people's signs -- or at least the positive ones.

7 Things That Sound Enough Like 'I Love You'

Reductress | Posted 09.13.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Use these seven get-out-of-emotional-corner free cards, cause sooner or later you'll have to show some sign of affection...and that's amore than you asked for!

When You Think He's Forgotten You

Jamie Krug | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Jamie Krug

You round a corner and you are here. And you begin to cry a little when you realize that it will not be fancy and there will be no amuse bouche and most certainly no Michelin star chef and that you are supremely overdressed. And it could not be more perfect.

A Steamy Tuscan Town

Oyster | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Tuscany is a dream destination for many -- rolling green hills, charming medieval towns, stone farmhouses, and acres of vineyards are what usually come to mind. But there's a side of Tuscany many may not know about -- a steamy side.

10 Unique Places To Say "I Love You" in France

Samantha Daniels | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Samantha Daniels

Sometimes a couple wants more romance than a kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower or while sunning on the Mediterranean in St Tropez. Here are 10 unique places to say your I love you's in France this summer.

Here's to the Real Prince Charmings

Katie Kempner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Smarts, a sense of humor, a good heart and a willingness to go through the rough parts of life are the relationships that are able to withstand the very many unsexy moments of real life. And the knowledge that great relationships take work. The good kind of work. The rewarding kind.

Love In A 32-Inch Suitcase

Lynne Martin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

I heard my husband Tim say, "If you're going to live in a 500 square foot apartment in a country where you can't speak the language, you'd better really like the person you're with." The woman seated next to him at the dinner party giggled.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Six Reasons to Love Military Romances

Maya Rodale | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

There's nothing quite like a man in uniform and nobody knows that better than the authors and fans of military romances. These novels feature "strong, sexy heroes and strong, sexy heroines" in dramatic, high conflict situations.

My Failed Attempt at a Summer Romance

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

We sat on the edge of Berehaven harbor, a fishing port on the southwestern coast of Ireland. Looking out into the misty water as a light drizzle began to fall onto empty boats, I wanted Charlie to kiss me even though I had a boyfriend back home.

Ahoy, Matey! Enjoy a Nautical Theme -- Without Being Trapped on an Overcrowded Cruise Ship

Oyster | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel
Oyster

While a nautical theme can make for fun hotel decor all year round, we can't help but enjoy it a little more in the summer when the timing feels particularly fitting.

The Odyssey (In My Own Words)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Calypso: Odysseus, I'm so much hotter than your wife. Just stay on this island forever, and let's be immortal together. I can totally arrange it. ...

Here's Why Online Dating May Not Be So Great After All

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce

It's hard to believe, but the very vehicle you turned to in hopes of ending your singledom might be exactly what's causing it. That's the theory Dr...

Thanks For Nothing, Ted Mosby

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment

Romance is dead, at least when it comes to TV sitcoms. According to a study found in an upcoming issue of "Psychology of Popular Media Culture," l...

These Hotels Are Showing Their Naughty Bits

Oyster | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
Oyster

When it comes to decor, we've seen everything from the strange, to the racy, to the almost pornographic on our travels. Sometimes hotels just have a style sense that's -- let's say broad-minded?

A Gayish List of My Favorite Gay (Male) Romance Novels

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

In honor of Pride month, I thought I'd write a post on my favorite fiction focused on gay characters. I primarily listen to and read urban fantasy/paranormal romance, though I sometimes read regular gay romance.