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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.

Forget Romance: Relationships Need to Get Contractual

Simone Collins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Weddings
Simone Collins

If your relationship cannot even withstand a discussion of responsibilities and shared expectations, you have no hope of surviving real challenges as they come your way.

The First Kiss of the Future

Paul Ratner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects." ...

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The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 08.23.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Aziz Ansari has nabbed $3.5 million to write a book about the perils of dating in the 21st century, according to Publisher's Weekly. Everyone...

Why You Should Hold 'Marriage Meetings'

GalTime | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weddings
GalTime

My wife and I rarely argue, never fight, and are genuinely each other's best friends. The one thing that we have recently realized though, is that we don't really communicate everything that is on our mind or bothering us about the other person.

Find Love: Start a Date a Month Club

Susan Orlins | Posted 10.16.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

Creating a Date a Month Club is a great way to make love happen. Just ask my friend's daughter, Jenny, who also happens to be my friend.

Where to Go for Romance and Health in the British Virgin Islands

Alison Lewis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Alison Lewis

If you're looking for a place to completely disconnect and rejuvenate in a healthier way, put this destination on your list. With no televisions in rooms and Wi-Fi located only in the rooms and restaurants -- not common areas -- you can unwind completely here.

Reduce Stress: Make Time for Romance in 3 Easy Steps

Anat Baniel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

Romance is of immeasurable value to help create long-term successful partnerships and a great environment for your child to thrive. Just having special time together where you're not taking care of the children or taking care of business is very, very important to have on your calendar every week.

You Slept With My Stalker?

Mike Diamond | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Diamond

I did have a stalker once, and a friend did sleep with him and tell me about it afterwards. That little factoid proves that there is a dearth of sane, sexy, available men. My stalker was a manic-depressive Brooklyn plumber with one testicle, yet I was still wildly upset when he "betrayed" me.

'I Just Don't Care That Much About Having A Sexually Charged Relationship'

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Dori Hartley

I've spoken with many single women about the topic of finding a mate through an online dating site, and all of us, myself included, flinch at the idea. However, that hasn't stopped us from dipping a toe into the pool in spite of the fact that we see the pool as beneath us and more than likely filled with gamey, weird and predictably shady results.

Hippie-Hipster Woodstock Love

Fathom | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Woodstock will forever be associated with the 1969 music festival that happened in nearby Belden, and there's plenty of hippie kitsch around town as a reminder. If you look past the tie-dye emporiums and energy healers, though, Woodstock has its own laid-back sense of style.

Time to Ramp it Up for National Romance Awareness Month

Julie Spira | Posted 09.30.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

An overwhelming amount of singles are not satisfied with the amount of romance in their lives, with 80 percent of the men and 73 percent of women, claiming not to be happy in the romance department. How can you add more romance to your life and be happier?

WATCH: Romance Author On Self-Publishing Success

Posted 07.30.2013 | Books

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A Pirate Treasure Hunt That Led to Actual Treasure: A Fairytale Marriage Proposal Come True

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Tamara Shayne Kagel

In a world filled with cohabitation and hook-up culture and over-communication, I'm living proof that silly fantasies of girls who still yearn for old-fashioned romance can and do come true.

The Rules Girls Are Back -- and More Annoying Than Ever

Gina Barreca | Posted 09.25.2013 | Style
Gina Barreca

Let's cast our gaze outward rather than inward. Let's look at the what the world expects of us and let's see what expectations need to change to accommodate our lives and ambitions -- let's not waste more time figuring out how better to contort ourselves.

Grindr: Why It's Ruining My Chances of Finding Substantiality

Matthew Lewis | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Matthew Lewis

If this guy my friend wants so badly to set me up with is like me and takes to the daily grind for his own advantage, why, then, is it so difficult for me to accept him as he is? I think it's my own guilty conscience, knowing full well that Grindr is terrible for me.

Top 10 Romantic and Sexy Cookbooks

GAYOT.com | Posted 07.19.2013 | Books
GAYOT.com

Light your "fire" in other rooms of the house aside from the kitchen with this list of the Top 10 Romantic and Sexy Cookbooks. From stories about love and food to aphrodisiac cookbooks, here are the ingredients to help heat up more than just your stove.

For True Romance, Get Thee to the Beach

Visit Florida | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Looking for a special way to celebrate with that special someone in your life? These five lovely ideas are guaranteed to help you get your snuggle on.

The 10 Elements of a Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Your soulmate makes you feel entirely whole, healed and intact, like no piece is missing from the puzzle. A life partner, on the other hand, can be a great supporter and long-time companion, but is limited in his or her capacity to enrich your spirit.

Bathroom Graffiti Romance

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

If you have to scribble down bathroom graffiti, put some heart and truth into your work. The written material and frescos I'm provided with in communal restrooms almost never meet my expectations -- besides the little man on the boat, of course.

"First Impressions" Action Short Brings Together YouTube and Superhero Appeal (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

Director Leo Angelos brought his stars Chester See and Hailey Bright to the What's Trending studio for the live debut of their short action film, "F...

The Happy Ending To One Man's Heartbreaking 30-Year Search For Love

Andrew Cotto | Posted 07.14.2013 | Weddings
Andrew Cotto

It is July 14, 2013, and my dear friend is getting married today. Like me, he's in his mid-40s; unlike me, and almost all of our peers, he's never been married. Not even close.

Senate Candidate's Sexy Side-Hobby Raises Eyebrows

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

A Republican conservative Senate candidate in Colorado is having to answer for something she's done in her past. Jaxine Bubis' offense? Writing ero...

My (Rom)Complicated Life

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

I should be living in the real world of romance after divorce, where relationships irreparably fall apart and loving someone new isn't such a sure thing. Watching these movies has become such a part of my past at this point, clinging to them now feels a bit desperate.

What Gay Relationships Can Teach Straight Couples

Posted 07.04.2013 | Gay Voices

By Dr. Pat Love for YourTango.com Whether we're gay, straight or bisexual, we all crave love in our lives. However, is there a takeaway for straigh...