We’re pretty intrigued by this photo series project called “Feminism is not a means to just justify self entitlement,” in which signs held by a man and a woman clarify what it can mean to be in a relationship while being a feminist. I know I’ve definitely had moments where I’ve gotten caught up in where feminism fit within traditional dating rituals; this series explains some points of confusion about gender roles and simply being a loving partner.
Do these pictures resonate with you or do you feel like they already go without saying? I find myself leaning in both ways — these are important points that some people don’t understand, but I would hope a reasonably thoughtful person doesn’t need the difference between chivalry and oppression to be spelled out. I’d love your thoughts. [Jezebel, Imgur]
If you’ve been searching for “the one” but haven’t had any luck, ask yourself this important question: Are love-blocking beliefs sabotaging your love life?
Are you carrying around fear-based beliefs from your childhood or early relationship experiences? Sometimes, these issues are so deeply embedded in us, we’re not even aware that these love blockers are lurking in our subconscious. The first step to moving past these old, limiting viewpoints is to recognize that they are there. So take a deep breath, and address these 7 love-blocking beliefs on Your Tango…
A New Jersey couple that was married for 67 years died just a day apart even though each didn’t know of the other’s death, Huffington Post reports. Olympia DeNittis, 95, died last Sunday in Edison, NJ, after a bout with pneumonia, the Asbury Park Press reports. Michael DeNittis, 94, died the next day just a few hours away in New Brunswick, NJ. Michael’s family decided not to tell him about her death, hoping he might continue his four-year battle with stage-IV colon cancer, but he said he had dreamed of his own death the night before, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. Read more on Newser…
Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Romance is in the air, and so is a certain sense of bitterness that only comes around this time of year. Don’t you just love it?
For your entertainment, we’ve compiled some random quotes that have floated around The Frisky office in relation to Cupid’s impending visit. Read, share, and join us in Valentine’s Day merriment and loathing as we talk lingerie, chocolate and lifetime supplies of lube.
My boyfriend Nick and I have been together for almost 10 years, but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped looking for love advice or claim to know any secrets. To the contrary, I’m constantly on the hunt for inspiration, insight, and practical wisdom. I love asking long-term couples how they’ve managed to stay together for so long. I love watching new couples and finding ways to borrow that fresh spark. When relationships around me fall apart, I try to figure out why. When unlikely relationships thrive, I’m just as curious.
I believe that love, like life, is more about questions than answers. The day I decide I know everything there is to know about love is the day its magic dies. When you’re constantly learning, questioning, and pondering the subject of love and relationships, powerful lessons will appear in the most unexpected places. The memoir of a famous cook, for example. Keep reading »
Just two days before Valentine’s Day, Redditor Nate (aka BigBags), a single dude who was so tired of being force fed “warped and unrealistic expectations of love” that he quit his job to travel around the country to interview 100 of the most amazing couples, surfaced to answer questions about his findings. (If you’re wondering, like I was, how a person can make this sort of thing happen financially, Nate explains in the comment thread that he used his life savings and raised money through Kickstarter.)
“I got really sick of being force fed these warped and unrealistic expectations of love. I didn’t think Chris Brown, Athony Weiner, or Tiger Woods deserved to be the spokespeople for relationships… but they seemed to be the only ones getting any relationship-related air time,” said Nate in his “about me.” “So, rather than complain about it, I figured I’d hunt down the most amazing couples I could find and give them the microphone.” Keep reading »
Ravijour, a Japanese lingerie brand, has created a bra that only unlocks when its wearer is in true love. I can’t make this stuff up. The bra, called the True Love Tester, “protects” you from players at the bar or from moving too fast with someone you don’t totally like. Essentially, it’s a purity bra. No fun allowed unless he’s the one, otherwise, that lingerie stays put. Sure, it’s questionable on an ideological level (what’s wrong with hooking up with people you’re not in love with?), but it’s also practically rocket science. Keep reading »
There’s something to be said about old love. I’m talking about the kind of love that spans years, generations and lifetimes. Love that persists through heartbreak, struggle and pain, and manages to trump it all in the end. I’m talking about Cinderella stories and black-and-white kisses that make us weep— tales so rare that they seem unachievable.
But all magical romance novels and love stories have a muse: the knee-weakening embraces, long stares and growing-old-together couples who make us forget that we live in a world of divorce and prenuptial agreements, and, instead, give us hope that the unachievable actually exists. Claire and Bill Oldenburg, my grandparents, are my hope. Keep reading »
Women’s magazines (and probably Snapple Facts) have been touting it for years, but there’s real science behind it: kissing is good for your health. You already know the obvious reasons it makes your life better, but as it turns out, it makes your body a lot better too. Kissing deserves more appreciation in its own right rather just as a pitstop on the way to sexytime. It’s an experience that is unlike any other form of, ahem, communication, and it can have about a million different meanings and nuances. Here are some ways kissing improves your health and makes life generally more awesome. Keep reading »
There’s no such thing as too much holiday cheer. It’s everywhere — from our streets and our offices to our homes and, of course, our social feeds. As if you needed one more reason to embrace the season, we’re bringing you Christmas quotes straight from Instagram. You’ll find lines from your favorite songs, movies, and more, with lovely art to match. Read all 12 quotes on Tres Sugar…