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5 Dating Don'ts For Women Over 50

Lois Tarter | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

Going from a divorce or a long-term relationship to dating again is not a simple lifestyle change. Women over 50 who haven't been single for some time can easily fall into dating no-no's. These can actually prevent them from meeting the kind of people that they're looking for.

The Benefits of Talking About Sex

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Firestone

Talking about sex, while it may feel uncomfortable at first, can be the key to maintaining a healthy sex life and a positive sense of one's own sexuality.

Boys and Girls and Their Prince Charmings

Amelia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia

My son's romantic feelings toward a gay male character raise eyebrows. People worry about it being too adult and wonder what my son could possibly know about sex. But these are never things we worry about when little girls want to be Cinderella and profess their love for Prince Charming.

Sex, Lust, Romance and Foreign Policy

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The impact of romance on international affairs could never have been more evident than during the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15, an episode still hailed as one of the most important diplomatic events in modern history.

Marion Winik Has Kissed a Lot of Frogs

Roz Warren | Posted 12.07.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Writer Marion Winik has ridiculously bad taste in men. She's an intelligent woman and a terrific writer, a good mom with a good heart, and ALL of her romantic relationships are train wrecks.

5 Reasons Why Good Old Friends Can Make Great New Lovers

Lois Tarter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

With grey divorce on the rise, many couples over 50 are looking to leave their disappointing marriages and reinvent themselves. The older you are when you divorce, the more variables there are to consider. However, even though it's difficult and there are many challenges, you can't stay in a situation that no longer works for you and one that you know will never work again.

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Budget Travel | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

These resorts really are all-inclusive: a double room, three meals a day, drinks (from soda to cocktails), and lots of activities. And each one has an added bonus, too, from tennis lessons to scuba instructions. The only thing not included? Caveats.

Best Gay Honeymoon Destinations (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The historic Supreme Court overturning of DOMA in June 2013 coincided with simultaneous gay marriage victories in France, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, creating a boomlet of honeymoon spending among this pink dual-income, no-kids demographic.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

The Body Language of Attraction

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

Body language is an essential ingredient of attraction. When we talk about love, dating and romance, body language plays a big role. So many people wonder, "What happened in this relationship?" "Why didn't they call?" Body language will give you the tools to know where you stand.

How to Make $10,000 a Month Writing Erotica Books

Jim Kukral | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books
Jim Kukral

Meet Marla. Marla was a struggling independent author who wrote mostly fiction books in the Horror genre. Then one day Marla said to herself, "If I want to make a living at writing maybe I should write more of what people want to read?" Smut!

How to Make Your Next Marriage the Best One (and the Last One)

Pamela Dussault | Posted 11.19.2013 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

Having the ultimate marriage is entirely possible. Once your heart and soul is awakened to that fact, there will be no stopping you.

Intimacy: One Woman's Search for the Relationship Holy Grail

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Women
Jennifer Nagy

A funny thing happened. It was a classic "boy meets girl" scenario, but with a unique twist: the boy in this scenario was moving to London, England in just over two weeks.

And It's Back! Cuffing Season

Francina Morel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Style
Francina Morel

Beware to not confuse cuffing season as an opportunity to score a serious relationship. Cuffing season is strictly for people looking for a temporary winter cuddle buddy.

Falling in Love, With Food

Food Riot | Posted 11.17.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

There was nothing in our wedding vows about eating tasty vittles forever and forever, but there may as well have been.

He Said/She Said: Top 5 Ways to Get Back Into Dating After a Breakup

Alex Furmansky | Posted 09.27.2013 | New York
Alex Furmansky

After the mandatory mourning comes to a close, the only way to truly move on is to meet new people (gasp!).

Romantic Beach Getaways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Sure, strolling hand-in-hand along the beach is cliché. But there's an undeniable romance to being by the ocean. It's in the salty air, the relaxed pace, small-town charms and sunsets -- preferably enjoyed from a boat. And the appeal of a seaside vacation continues long after summer ends.

Honolulu Flower Shop Spreads The Aloha

Posted 09.19.2013 | Good News

Completely contrived holidays that rake in the cash for greeting card companies are easy targets for cynics. But sometimes made-up holidays (and their...

Emotional Intimacy: It Doesn't Just Come Naturally

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The less frustrated and disappointed we feel, the less likely it is that our attempts to create shared emotional closeness will be experienced as criticism by our partner, and consequently, the less likely it will be that they will respond defensively to us.

5 Things Romantic Men Know (That The Others Should)

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Sometimes I have to just ask myself 'Why aren't men smarter about showing women how they feel?' I look at the women I know and honestly, we're a pretty predictable lot. It's pretty easy to figure out that we want to feel loved. But so many women feel that their man doesn't show them enough love that I have to wonder why this is so hard for men.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Author Holly Black on Vampires, Vine & Violence

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Her latest YA release, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, is Black's first vampire tale. Before you say "not another vampire book," let me reassure you that this novel is not the average blood-sucking scene.

What My First Kiss Taught Me About Love

Wes Janisen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Wes Janisen

When I compare my first kiss with a girl to my make-out session with what's-his-name, I realize that sexual orientation sometimes takes a back seat to other tenants of our identities, even as it relates to love.

Never Been Kissed?

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy

People in movies never kiss. But they "almost" do. Just when you think your favorite stars are about to steal a smooch, and put an end to the building...

WATCH: Couple's First Kiss Occurred The Same Day He Proposed

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Many Americans believe in love at first sight, though few are willing to take their love to the next step and get married shortly after they meet. But...

Online Dating: You Can't Handle the Truth

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Dori Hartley

I was sincerely curious as to whether someone could find me appealing enough to date -- if I came clean and represented myself as I really am. The results were disastrous, as the majority of readers found my honesty worthy of their scorn.