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Great Expectations for Valentine's Day

Jess Carbino | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Jess Carbino

60% of men and 68% of women believe that Valentine's Day is not just a commercial holiday, but also about love. Moreover, men and women seem to have a pretty clear idea about what Cupid should bring for Valentine's Day.

On Loving Men Beyond the Erection

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

One day I met a man who helped me redefine what my sexuality means to me. This guy, whom I will refer to as "James," was attractive: He had this way with words, and a smile that took my breath away. James happens to be transgender; he was assigned "female" at birth.

The Most Important Event on a First Date

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 04.15.2014 | New York
Mawuena Akyea

So the First Date is almost done. The conversation has been effortless and insightful. Your jokes were hilarious and at one point, your hands touched. And it was not awkward. Now the waiter, who has been eyeing your lady a bit too conspicuously, brings the check.

Myths And Truths: The Most Romantic Cities Around The World

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Paris and Venice are arguably the most romantic cities in the world. But are they?

Don't Be a (Financially) Stupid Cupid

Neale Godfrey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Money
Neale Godfrey

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but there's nothing romantic or sexy about going into debt. This Valentine's Day, use your head as well as your heart. Spend within your means. Be creative.

To the Romance-Resistant on Valentine's Day

Suzette Standring | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

Valentine's Day draws near, and the romance-resistant need a little push. On Feb. 14, some women (or men) wish for hopeless romantics, but feel dis...

What Love Looks Like

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I call him her "training wheel love." The boy she practiced the art of falling into and out of love with in ways that will inform all the rest of her relationships forever. And she was very lucky to have found, so early, a love so sweet.

This Is The Ultimate Valentine's Day Date, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

Valentine’s Day is upon us, which means one of two things: You’re either stressing about being single on Feb. 14, or you’re stressing about plan...

Real Talk: Are You Stuck In The Friend Zone?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.14.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Chaz Hubbard "You're like a brother to me." It's a phrase that's broken a lot of hearts, and if you've ever had it said to you, more than likely,...

What Valentine's Day Means When You're a Multinational Couple

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

We have both spent years away from our family and homelands, been on the other side of the world when loved ones passed away, missed our best friends and mama's cooking and native language. To be together, we had to fight.

Valentine's Day in London: 6 Ideas We Love

WHERE | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
WHERE

With Valentine's Day approaching, you may be looking for London's unusual, unique or downright luxurious ways to mark the event with your significant other. Here are six of our favorites.

How Rewarding Is Love? Some Clues From Neuroscience

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Not caught up in the personal highs and lows of romance, people like Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama have a track record of getting a lot of work done -- for the benefit of many, many people. Do the experiential differences between selfless and 'attached' love also show up in the brain?

Ask Michael Cohen: My Valentine's Day Do's, but Mostly, Dont's

Michael Cohen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Style
Michael Cohen

I'm not okay with Valentine's Day. I'm not going to pretend I am. It's not because I'm single. I didn't even like it when I was in a relationship with a guy that sent me not one, but two-dozen malnourished red roses from 1-800-Flowers. Thanks for nothing, Groupon.

Alone on Valentine's Day? Meet Some of My Friends

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

Movies and television can distract from loneliness; social media can offer a quick hit of connection. But, short of having another human being in the room, nothing soothes a lonely heart like a great book.

The Worst Romantic Hotel Fails

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

We at T+L have decided enough's enough. At the risk of sounding like spoilsports, from surprise-and-delight stalkery to turndown jazz, we've rounded up supposedly romantic traditions that beg for reconsidering.

This Is Valentine's Day When You Have Kids

Haley Hill | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Haley Hill

The truth is, like most couples with young children, we're exhausted. We're lucky if we have time to remember to love each other, let alone write a note expressing it. However, this Valentine's Day, along with the rest of the world, we will endeavor to rekindle the flame of love.

10 Ways To Court Your Spouse On Valentine's Day

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Just because you found the one, does not mean that the courtship phase of your relationship is over. To that end, here is a top ten list of ways that the matrimonial set can make the most of their Valentine's Day:

Taking One for the Team: Why My Valentine's Day Is Going to Totally Suck (and Yet I'm Okay With That)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.13.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Valentine's Day is at the tippy top of your list of least favorite holidays right now--and that's saying something, because this year that's one crowded list. To compound the problem, hating Valentine's Day makes you feel like a bad person.

Fun, Flirty Reads for Valentine's Day

Maya Rodale | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

These romantic reads will get you in the mood for romance and/or will be an excellent accompaniment to a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine. They might also give you some (naughty) ideas of how to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Why Does Valentine's Day Exist?

Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2014 | Science
Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D.

Why do you love somebody? Why do you feel romantic? Well that's a big question that Helen Fisher and I attack on The Anatomy of Love website.

5 Tips for Not Screwing Up Valentine's Day This Year

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.12.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

So many couples screw up the biggest romantic holiday of the year. And then they feel bitter about it. Let's avoid that this year!

Think Turnips, Not Testosterone Therapy, for Valentine's Day Loving

Linda Watson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Watson

This Valentine's Day, consider toasting your sweetheart with sparkling cider, then sharing a big salad, roasted vegetables with hummus, some crusty bread, and this easy, make-ahead collards recipe. You'll be well fueled for whatever other delights come to mind.

POLL: How Will You Be Spending Valentine's Day This Year?

Posted 02.10.2014 | MarloThomas

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10 Movies That Will Help You Feel The Love

Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty

Everyone has a different idea of what love should be like, from hopeless romantics who yearn for fairytale endings, to cynics who like to stay realist...

Feel the Love in Philly

WHERE | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
WHERE

From art to cinema, and from spas to breweries, this is how to feel the love in Philadelphia.