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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… … More »


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 in… More »


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] … More »


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 Love365 Great Ways to Say I Love You, and 365 Ways to be Romantic by… More »


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 in so… More »


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 was… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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 themes… More »


Poll: What Romantic Gesture Would Most Set Your Heart Aflutter?

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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 customers… More »


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… More »


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.
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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 brother’s… More »


Today’s Lady News: NY Times Asks If Female Empowerment Is Killing Romance

The New York Times published a piece asking, “Is female empowerment killing romance?” You mean will spinsters successful women die along with their 17 cats? Ugh, we’ve heard that myth before. (Also, check out how Jill Filipovic at Feministe unpacks the New York Times piece here.) [New York Times]
A sexual assault prosecutor penned… More »


15 Romantic Gestures She’ll Hate

The men’s site ModernMan.com recently compiled a funny list of “5 Romantic Gestures She’ll Hate.” Unlike a lot of articles on men’s websites that purport to understand women, I actually found this list to be totally accurate. Among the romantic gestures women will actually loathe? Homemade “coupons” good for “backrubs,” buying her items she needs… More »


Don’t Need Bling For A Sentimental Engagement Ring

If given the option between a big ass diamond and a creative ring your artsy boyfriend designed, we’d definitely consider the latter. (Well, maybe … ) Artist Luke Jerram created this silver engagement ring for his fianceé, which has space for a tiny photo slide at one side, and a projection glass at the other. More »


Cutest Discovery: Couple Crosses Paths As Kids In A Picture

Have you ever wondered about how many photos you’re in that you don’t know about? How many people have a picture of you because you were caught in the frame in the background? For the most part, you’ll probably never get to see these images. But Alex and Donna Voutsinas got lucky. Apparently, the couple… More »


Where Are All The Romantic Guys? (Hint: They’re Here, They Just Don’t Like Being Watched)

I live in Paris, a city where the notion of romance is ever-present. In fact, you can’t even get through dinner or drinks without a flower salesman sticking roses in your face every half hour or so as he wanders from venue to venue, approaching couples engaged in romantic tête-à-têtes. And yet, the flower salesman… More »


Shot Of The Day: Some Girls Are More Hopelessly Romantic Than Others

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