Posts tagged "love"

These Happy Skeletons Are On A Mission To Prove That Love Has No Labels

In an effort to fight prejudice and implicit bias, the Ad Council put together this PSA featuring love in its many forms - and just how little our external "differences" matter at the end of the day. The ad prompts viewers to visit Love Has No Labels, a site that further explains how even those…
By: Claire Hannum / March 5, 2015

Couple Passes Away Peacefully Together In A Real-Life “Notebook” Story

Floyd and Violet Hartwig were married for 67 happy years before dying side by side in their home, at the ages of 90 and 89, on February 11. In many ways, their life was like a series of scenes straight out of "The Notebook" -- minus a breakup and all those unread letters. Like Noah and…
By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Relive Your Messy Past At The Museum Of Broken Relationships

Want all the objects that remind your of a tumultuous past relationship preserved for all to see? It's not like you want to keep that stuff around to torture you, right? The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia will gladly take it off your hands for you. Founded by two exes, artists Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, the museum…
By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Man Finds Lost WWII Love Letter He’d Written To His Late Wife

Even the coldest, most bitter of hearts will melt at the sight of 90-year-old Bill Moore gushing over his late wife of 63 years, Bernadean. Bill and Bernadean were dating when he was just a 20-year-old fighting in World War II, back in 1945. While he was deployed, he wrote her countless love letters. Bernadean saved every one, but they were…
By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

Of Course There’s An App Based On Those “Fall In Love With Anyone” Questions

Remember those 36 questions that had a brief stranglehold on the internet about a month ago because of their alleged power to make anyone fall in love? The questions grow more intimate as the list wears on, increasing a sense of vulnerability to the two participants. Sharing responses to the questions with a partner, and staring…
By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

My 9 Favorite Relationships In Pop Culture

There are plenty of really, truly bad relationships in pop culture (Christian and Ana, anyone? Romeo and Juliet?), and even the sort of mediocre relationships in pop culture would be considered totally melodramatic and probably borderline unhealthy if you took them out of fiction and put them in real life. But there are…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

10 Reasons Why Valentine’s Day Is Awesome And You Should Celebrate It

Despite my consistent general mood of cynicism and constant mild frustration with humanity, I happen to be a person who’s enthusiastic about all holidays, even the “Hallmark” holidays. Which means that I love Valentine’s Day, and now that it’s just around the corner, I’m going to try to make an argument for why you should…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015

Dater X: Love Is About Choice, Not Chance

I’m convinced that 2015 is going to be a year of learning for me. We’re only a few weeks into the new year, and I like to think I’ve already discovered quite a few things about myself, big and small, both in life and in love. But it wasn’t until I got together with my…
By: Dater X / January 21, 2015

For Just $25, This Fake Boyfriend Will Be More Attentive Than Your Real Boyfriend

As someone who is well versed in making up fake boyfriends, and even better at making them zero percent believable [Hello Jamie from Escondido, who was a bad fake boyfriend given that A) all of my friends had actually met the real Jamie from Escondido, and B) we had met him at CHEERLEADING CAMP], I…
By: Beejoli Shah / January 20, 2015

What Does Your Profession Say About Your Love Goals?

The dating app Clover analyzed data from 33,000 of their users to figure out what people in different professions want out of their, well, not exactly “love lives,” in all circumstances, but what they want when they meet new people, especially through the app. Apparently, doctors and lawyers need friends (m’aww). Actors DEFINITELY just want…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 9, 2014

Life After Dating: On Expecting A Relationship To Save You

If someone suggested that you were holding out for a relationship to save you and magically solve all your problems, you'd adamantly insist they'd gotten you all wrong and briefly consider slapping them in the face, right? Expecting a guy to save you sounds ludicrous on a surface level, and even reminiscent of the dreaded…
By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2014

Couple Marries On New York City Subway

When 26-year-old Hector Irakliotis boarded the New York City subway's N train Friday afternoon, passengers had no idea they were about to witness in one of the biggest days of his life. He announced to the train full of strangers that in a few minutes, he'd be getting married -- right there in front of…
By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

The New John Lewis Christmas Ad Will Melt Your Heart

I was having a rough morning when someone very special to me knew just what would cheer me up: penguins. Every year, UK department store John Lewis releases a new Christmas ad meant to tug on the heartstrings just before the holidays. Over the years, the annual ad has become a spectacle of sorts, with…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 20, 2014

Life After Dating: Is Relationship Advice A Waste Of Time?

I live for good advice, and sometimes I spend a little too much energy attempting to absorb others' hard-learned lessons into my own life. When I graduated from college, my attempts to gather as much advice as I could from everyone who'd already done it left me so overwhelmed with information that I went o…
By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2014

6 Outdated Myths People Still Believe About Homosexuality

Only half a century ago, homosexuality was society's worst-kept secret -- everyone knew it existed, but you didn't see gay people on TV or movies, and you didn't talk about them at Thanksgiving dinner. Understandably, there were a lot of ridiculous misconceptions about the homosexual community back then, but today there shouldn't be any excuse…
By: Cracked / October 31, 2014

How To Know Your Love Is Real: A Stock Photo Story In 10 Parts

This love story begins at sunset...
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Dater X: The Love I Want

I answered the phone at 10:45 p.m., worried about why my father was calling so late. It was highly unusual for a man who never calls after 8 o'clock, especially since he finally chucked his old cell phone which frequently allowed him to "butt dial" everyone on his recent calls list. "Hi. What are you…
By: Dater X / September 10, 2014

19 Lessons Ross and Rachel Taught Us About Love

When we think of TV's best (and funniest) couples, there's no argument that Ross and Rachel make the list (or even top it). They're not your Disney fairy-tale lovers, but their happy ending comes pretty darn close. We've cheered for them during their highs and cried with them during their lows, but we never gave u…
By: Tres Sugar / August 24, 2014

Woman Steals $3.99 Bottle Of Wine To Reunite With Her Jailed Boyfriend

Alicia Walicke, a 22-year-old from Cedar Park, Texas, was devastated when her boyfriend was arrested and sent to the county jail -- so she set out to join him there. Walicke shoplifted a $3.99 bottle of wine from a local gas station and then sat down outside to drink it, waiting for the cops to…
By: Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris On Keeping Longterm Love Alive

If you want relationships to last, live by “for better or worse.” Honeymoon phases end. They just do. We’re animals, and animals aren’t inclined to copulate with just each other for the rest of their lives. So here’s a challenge: How do you keep redefining your relationship? I think you have to find new elements that…
By: Claire Hannum / August 13, 2014
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