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Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

3 Ways Your Fear of Being Alone Sabotages Your Relationships

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you continue to end up in dead-end relationships, your fear of being alone is probably keeping you with the wrong partners.

8 Relationship Secrets From The Trenches

Taylor Marsh | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

How happy are you with the life you've created? Are you working a job you hate or building a career that resonates? If you haven't dealt with your own happiness all by yourself, stop reading now. If, however, you know what you want, this is for you.

Your Biggest Story Doesn't Have to be a Love Story

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 08.05.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

A couple nights ago, I was looking for something to watch on TV, and I stumbled on 27 Dresses. A movie that I remember really enjoying when I first watched it. But, as I re-watched it, I found it myself basically cringing at half of the scenes.

A Proposal Wasn't The Only Surprise In Store For This Bride

Michele Velazquez | Posted 08.05.2014 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

Little did Heather know, that directly underneath her feet, her dream proposal was being set up. After dinner, Bryan excused himself and snuck down to the beach.

5 Things I Learned About Life on My First Backpacking Trip

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

For three days, I didn't brush my hair, I didn't wear makeup and I wore the same pants. Pee splattered on my ankles, and my nails were full of dirt. I gave up on my appearance. Instead, I looked at lakes, mountains and wildflowers. The result? My inner beauty felt alive and healthy.

Am I Good Enough?

Michael McNair | Posted 08.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael McNair

All of those things that we believe to add value to our lives should only be applied to our lives for the sake of our own desire and love for them, not because of what we perceive someone else to desire from us.

The Case of the Clingosaurus Cripple

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Soon-to-be lovers, friends or others, know that when I text or call you immediately following our hang out, I'm not trying to be clingy or needy, I am simply ensuring that the potential normalcy I am feeling doesn't crumble to the floor.

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

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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 09.28.2014 | 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 09.27.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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

Michael McNair | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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.