Posts tagged "romance"

8 Reasons To Show Your Online Dating Profile To Your Friends

Real talk: a lot of people are really bad at selling themselves online dating. Have you seen OK Cupid Enemies? Have you read Annals Of Online Dating? From their profile pics to their self-descriptions to their harebrained "what up girl i wanna get wit u" messages, they almost make it too…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2012

4 “Romantic” Gifts I Would Rather Buy For Myself

Last Friday, the weather was so lovely that I decided to walk home from work. On my way, I stopped by a deli and bought a big bunch of beautiful peonies, my favorite flower. They're only in season for six weeks and I basically hoard them during that time. So anyway, a few blocks from…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2012

Dr. Drew Is Mansplaining Your Sexual Desires For You, “50 Shades Of Grey” Fans

Dr. Drew Pinsky is utterly clueless about about bondage, dominance, and sadomascochism in relationships and has no business discussing them on national television. That is my conclusion after seeing Dr. Drew brought in as an "expert," and yes those air quotes are intentional, on "The Today Show" recently to discuss the book 50 Shade…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2012

11 Niche Dating Sites You Didn’t Know You Needed

Now that Valentine's Day has passed, it's time to look forward, to shed past heartache and focus on finding someone special this year. Maybe you've tried online dating? But perhaps the sites you're using are too general, and aren't helping you meet the right people. What if you really want to shed your city living…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 16, 2012

Dream On: 14 Unbelievable Onscreen Couples

Call it the "Knocked Up" syndrome -- when an attractive actress is romantically paired onscreen with a guy she'd never give a second thought to -- but Hollywood has made quite a habit of casting unrealistic and unbelievable romantic pairs. Even before Seth Rogen made a baby with Katherine Heigl, stars like Woody Allen and…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2012

The Top 10 Romantic Things To Do When Living Together

Relationships are a little like glaciers; under various pressures, they're always moving and changing, gathering all sorts of debris. But after some time, they move so slowly, it's easy to forget they're there, particularly when you live together. To use a more familiar metaphor, one day your relationship is a wild ride, all loops and…
By: Ask Men / February 5, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Cheeky Valentine’s Day Cards

Want to give a Valentine's Day card to your partner, lover, or BFF, but aren't really into the Hallmark vibe? If irreverent and sarcastic expressions of love are more your speed, Etsy cardmakers have got you covered. Here are 10 of our favorite naughty, funny, nerdy, and totally random Valentine's Day cards...
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 3, 2012

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What Do Men Think About Valentine’s Day?

Confession? I love Valentine's Day. I know it's not cool to admit, but I'm a big soppy romantic at heart. Any day devoted to chocolates, flowers and other showy displays of l'amour is okay by me. (And even if I've been single on V-Day, my dad has always sent me a box of chocolate i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

I Suggest We Kiss And Gaze … I Eagerly Await Your Candid Reply

Romance would be so much easier if we could get straight to the point, couldn't we? [JayMug.com]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2011

The 50 Creepiest Pieces Of Romance Advice Ever Published

Sorry, single people, this week's column is for lovers only. Now that those lonely people are gone, hold that lover close and enjoy 50 highlights from three romantic books that offer tips for every day of the year: 365 Ways to KISS Your Love, 365 Great Ways to Say I Love You, and 365 Ways to be Romantic by…
By: Cracked / October 29, 2011

Your 10 Best “How My Parents Met” Stories

Last week, we shared the stories of how our parents met. From Ami's parents -- who met at summer camp -- to Kate's mom and dad -- who bonded over Shakespeare in the Park -- you guys immediately connected and shared your own parents adorable stories. We noticed a couple of startling similarities i…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 8, 2011

Mind Of Man: The Most Romantic Part Of Romance

Romance is project management. All successful romantic gestures are the result of one person observing, plotting and executing a plan. Sometimes the plan is big and bold like a prison break. Sometimes it’s quick like a commando raid. I had a girlfriend once who forgave me my comic book addiction and remembered that I wa…
By: John DeVore / August 3, 2011

Dating Dos: Please, These 5 Romantic Gestures Need To Stay!

Romance is dead. That's the consensus you could draw from five minutes on the dating scene. Instead of butterflies, hormones seem to be driving our coupling up. That isn't necessarily a bad thing if all you want is sexual gratification. I'm only human: there's been times I've just needed a roll in the hay.
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2011

Stupidity Digest: 1516 Ways To Kill The Romance

Romance is a source of mystery for most men. You try to open the door for a woman and she tells you she's not coming into the men's room. You spell her name in rose petals and she spells your name on a restraining order. Romance is confusing! Luckily, I remembered something my third fifth…
By: Cracked / July 17, 2011

7 Romantic Gestures That Make Women Swoon (Guys, Take Note!)

Last week, I posted a poll about the romantic gestures that would actually make you swoon. While you voted in the thousands -- with a surprise trip getting the most votes -- I was struck by how many of you offered your own suggestions for romantic gestures in the comments. I noticed a few…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2011

Debate This: Meeting Guys At Bookstores

In a recent Slate article, bookstore employee, Emma Straub, talks about bookstores being a perfect setting to find true love: "There are many reasons why bookstores are naturally romantic environments: the smell of paper, the soft lighting, the baseline understanding that those inside like to read, and are therefore probably not morons. Browsing…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 7, 2011

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What Do You Consider Romantic?

Ahh, romance. Always thought about in terms of what women want -- flowers (peonies for me, thanks!), slow-dancing to Kenny G, dinner at fancy French restaurants with overly rich food, etc. But what about men? Surely they like a romantic gesture now and again ... the thing is, what do they consider romantic? What kind…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2011

Rachel Bilson Loves A Man Who Will Whittle For Her

"I would definitely say that I’m a big fan of making things for people. I had a boyfriend who carved me a swing out of wood and hung it on a tree. That was probably the most romantic. I like a man who can build things. Whittle me something out of wood and I’m sold.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 4, 2011

Girl Talk: Did I Fail To Keep The Romance Alive?

Yesterday I was idly reading the comments on one of my posts on The Frisky when a partner link caught my eye: "7 Things You Shouldn't Tell Your Boyfriend." Shouldn't tell your boyfriend? I thought. I always told my boyfriend everything. Like, EVERYTHING. He knew about my bouts with depression. He knew about my…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2011