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I Tried OkCupid for Three Days

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.08.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I tried searching "guy + Los Feliz + black Labrador" on Facebook, but only came up with Lost Pets L.A. and Black Dog Coffee, which looks super cute. I figured my best bet would be to see if I could find him on a dating site.

The 6 Best Places for 2014: Can You Guess?

Richard Bangs | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

What makes us quest to the reaches of the world? Glamour may not be the right word, but not because it is too overreaching; it is only insufficient. In short, we have selected the places herein simply because they open our eyes and make us wonder.

Kicked to the Curb on Christmas

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Cat del Valle Castellanos

You chose her out of a lineup in a parking lot. You paid top price. She submitted to your every will and you tied her up. She spread her arms and offered you everything.

Holiday Stress Sex: How to 'Do It' With Your Whole Family Around

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Style
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

Whether you are visiting relatives or they are visiting you, you might be considering giving up on sex for the holidays. Holidays, however, are a time...

10 Great Ways To Meet Someone New During The Holidays

Lois Tarter | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

A really good thing to know about being single during the holidays is that you're not the only one. There are other people who are not in a relationship during this holiday season and are looking to get to know someone new over eggnog.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

It Is Never Too Late to Have a Happy Adulthood

Robin Palmer | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Palmer

They are so good together and their joy is contagious. Their love and gratitude for each other is palpable. And, as a woman entrepreneur and inventor, I am regularly buoyed by their youthful optimism and encouraging support.

You'll Never Guess Where This Proposal Took Place

Rebecca Yale | Posted 02.08.2014 | Weddings
Rebecca Yale

"I had absolutely no idea he was going to propose. I mean, who in their right mind would bring a ring all the way to Antarctica!?"

The 5 Positive Things That Come Out Of A First Marriage

Lois Tarter | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

Almost everybody I've come across who's over 50 and was going through their first divorce said adamantly, 'I will never get married again.' A few years later, I've been to the weddings of many of those people. After you've been through a divorce, it takes a lot of soul searching to make any post-divorce relationship a permanent one.

The Death of Romance

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy
Cat del Valle Castellanos

My generation's expectations of romance are way off. We've grown up watching the prince rescue the princess. Now we're watching The Notebook while scanning profiles online.

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

Budget Travel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

These are not babymoons, per se, which are best spent relaxing on the beach. These four places are where you'll want to be on your own schedule to get adventurous, sample the local wines, and stay up into the wee hours.

Getting Tipsy and Filling Up in Sonoma, California (VIDEO)

Kelley Ferro | Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel
Kelley Ferro

Sonoma. Just the word alone makes you think of smooth wines, rolling hills and California sun-drenched air. All these things are indeed true, but what I didn't realize is that there's even more to see and especially to EAT in this idyllic countryside.

10 Movie Proposals That Will Tug At Your Heartstrings

Posted 11.30.2013 | Weddings

By Kristen O'Gorman Klein for Bridal Guide The most popular time to pop the question is between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, which means engag...

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

The Best-Kept Secret To Highly Successful Couples

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

In order to understand where you fit in and how to best navigate your relationships with others, here's a summary of the three styles of romantic partners.

For Some Authors, What's Love Got to Do With It?

Dave Astor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

A very frequent fiction theme is "boy meets girl." But some past and present novelists don't pay a lot of attention to romance in their most famous books.

I'm 44 And Single -- Here's What I Know About Love

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

There are good dates, bad dates and forgettable dates. And there are dates that feel ethereal. They are rare, rarer than a much desired sun shower on desert-hot day. And sometimes, they last just that long, just long enough for us to remember a connection with someone can exist.

The Best Man Holiday

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Running into old friends often brings up mixed feelings. Fond recollections. Unfinished business. Bad memories. Petty rivalries. Insecurities. Unrequited love. That's the range of emotions and dynamics in this follow-up film to the 1999 romantic comedy.

Study Reveals The Negative Side Effect Of Being In Love

Posted 11.16.2013 | Weddings

Being in the throes of new, passionate love is exciting -- so exciting in fact, new research suggests it may affect a person's ability to focus and pe...

Resurrecting Date Night: Date Spots in NYC Your Significant Other Will Love

Party Earth | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Party Earth

It's easy to fall into a date night rut. Maybe you and your significant other have gotten in the habit of going to that same restaurant down the street, or maybe just don't want to abandon your DVR; but whatever the source of the problem, we're here to offer you an easy out.

How Much Sex Is Healthy?

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Robert Weiss

As a sexual addiction and intimacy disorders specialist, I am often asked about the frequency of sex. Couples want to know what is "healthy." Usually, they're afraid they're either having way too much sex or not nearly enough.

4 Scams to Watch out for in Paris

Budget Travel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Paris, like any other city, is no stranger to petty theft. On our first night in Paris, our knowledgeable Tour Manager took us aside and told all of us to watch out for these three popular scams practiced throughout the City of Light.

5 Ways To Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.05.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Last month my daughter got married. During the ceremony, she and her husband gazed at each other ado...

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

'Maybe This Time...'

Robert Levithan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Recently I met a fellow. He's about to turn 30 and is just so curious and engaging and sweet and sexy. Logic says, "Run the other way!" but my heart says, "Take a chance! You'll give and get and see." My heart usually wins, but this time, I'm going to step back.