Posts tagged "romance"

Artisanal Carnies Hope You’ll Pay For Their 38 Dream Weddings Around The World

Oh, hello! Do you have any spare cash today that you are not using for anything special? Perhaps you would like to donate some of it to this ever-so-whimsical acrobat couple, Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard. Are they starving? No. Are they dying of cancer? Also no! They just want to like, get married, i…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 20, 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

11 Supposedly Romantic/Sexy Things That Are Actually Terrible

Valentine's Day is almost here--and you know what that means! Piles and piles of listicles suggesting romantic tips for couples looking to spice up their love lives. Most of those suggestions will be either awkward or terrible. Then again, so are--I would say--the vast majority of things traditionally considered generically romantic and/or sexy. For example... 1.
By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 9, 2015

Professional Romancer Nicholas Sparks Loses At Romance, Separates From Wife

Nicholas Sparks, supposed romance expert and author of sappy, formulaic novels-turned-movies like "The Notebook" and "A Walk To Remember" is separating from his wife Cathy and thus has effectively failed at love. Dude, you had one job. The pair has been married for 25 years.
By: Claire Hannum / January 6, 2015

“I Can’t Live Without You!” & Other Sickening, Saccharine Nonsense That Needs To Stop

So, I know I’m a killjoy. I know that people like to say cute things to each other when they’re in love because those things sound good whether or not they make any sense. But I’ve heard a few too rational people saying gross, unthinking things about their SO’s lately, and it makes me fear…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 29, 2014

Study: “27 Dresses” And “The Bachelorette” Are Messing With Your Love Life

Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I'm not exactly shocked it's also true for romance. Why Dave Is Still Single, a study by University of Michigan researchers, asked participants how frequently they watch…
By: Claire Hannum / June 27, 2014

Photo Series Tackles Dating While Feminist

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 i…
By: Claire Hannum / March 27, 2014

4 Sites With Free E-Cards For Valentine’s Day

Quick! It's Valentine's Day! If you are planning to run to CVS for a schmoopy card and a box of chocolates during your lunch hour, you are shit out of luck, my friends. That place is going to look like a tornado ripped through it. How about an e-card instead? How about a free e-card…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

Funny Girl Sex Guide: How Not To Woo Me On Valentine’s Day

I consider myself a romantic and love it when the person I'm crushing on, dating, or seriously involved with puts forth an effort to woo me. Seriously, nothing will make my panties drop faster than a guy giving me a bouquet of gorgeous peonies, my favorite flower. But that's about as traditionally romantic as my…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2014

Study: Yes, Height Makes A Difference In Dating

A study by Rice University and the University of North Texas has found that for lots of us, height does matter when it comes to choosing a partner. Researchers set out to learn more about height preferences in the heterosexual dating world by conducting a study split into two parts. The first part compiled data from Yahoo!
By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2014

75 Little Ways To Be Romantic Every Day Of The Year

February 14th might be the official, greeting card company-sanctioned day to celebrate love, but let's not limit our romantic gestures to one measly day. For a relationship to truly thrive, romance must be practiced on the daily. Valentine's Day is a day for…
By: The Frisky / February 6, 2014

Public Service Announcement: 11 Ways Kissing Is Great For Your Health

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…
By: Claire Hannum / February 4, 2014

Unpopular Opinion: The “To Me You Are Perfect” Scene In “Love Actually” Is Not Actually Romantic

It's Christmas time, aka that time of year when I see a million Facebook statuses about "Love Actually." It's fine. I get it. I enjoy that movie. I love Rickman's voice and Hugh Grant's sweet moves and Bill Nighy's existence. This year also marks the movie's ten-year anniversary. A DECADE. Did you know that the…
By: Claire Lower / December 22, 2013

This Is The Loveliest (And Oldest) Missed Connection You’ll Ever Read

The stories that live in Craigslist's Missed Connections board are often the stuff of movies. A user at Reddit found one of its greatest gems this week: a post written by a man looking for the girl he spent Thanksgiving with in 1973. Pass the tissues please! Read it, after the jump:…
By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2013

Here’s What Happens When You Make An OKCupid Profile That’s Actually Honest

Let’s be real, honesty terrifies people — probably more than almost anything else. We like to fill our social interactions with surface-level conversations about how we're "doing just fine" and save the real stuff for a select few people we trust. Even then, it’s tempting to only confide deep feelings that reflect well on u…
By: Claire Hannum / October 16, 2013

Hitched: The Awe-Inspiring Mundanity of True Love

I’m standing in the kitchen in my underwear, crying over a carton of fat-free half and half. I’m about to do one of those dramatic Lifetime movie moments where the emotionally exhausted woman has just had too much and she crashes to the floor with dramatic flourish and beats her fists on the ground. But I…
By: Andrea Grimes / July 3, 2013

The eBook You Never Knew You Never Wanted: Rep. Michele Bachmann Erotica

Though Sarah Palin can see Russia from her house, it is Tea Party darling Rep. Michele Bachmann who's cast off into the northern country's snowy forest in this summer's smoldering romance tale as the inspiration for Fires of Siberia.  Publisher Badlands Unlimited describes the book as: "...an old-fashioned bodice ripper romance that brings the heat for the…
By: Sarah Gray / May 23, 2013

11 Romantic Moves From Celebs Us Mortals Can Use, Too

Johnny Depp gave Amber Heard her own beach on his island. Brad Pitt filled Angelina with genetically perfect babies and then gifted her with a ring he helped design. Jennifer Lopez's boy toy supposedly tattooed her name on his dick. You might think if you want to woo like the celebs do, you…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2013

Hitched: Valentine’s Day, Wedding Day, What About All The Other Days?

You can read wedding magazines, and wedding blogs, and wedding everything, but you’ll almost never turn the page and see the marriage. Everything stops in a last, beautiful moment, blurred by sparklers or bubbles or birdseed as the (inevitably white, inevitably young, inevitably thin, inevitably straight) couple disappears into the back of a limousine, a…
By: Andrea Grimes / February 13, 2013

Girl Talk: How “Reality Bites” Completely Screwed Up My Perception Of Dating And Relationships

I saw "Reality Bites" at a seminal point in my life. I had recently graduated from college and simultaneously just realized that nothing in the world was the way I thought it was. The world was not, in fact, eagerly anticipating my arrival and waiting to hand me an array of opportunities. It was instead somewhat…
By: Anna David / August 28, 2012
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