Posts tagged "romance"

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’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2011

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 1, 2010

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 need…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 24, 2010

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.

By: Leonora Epstein / August 25, 2010

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…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 10, 2010

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 salesma…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 26, 2010

Robert Pattinson Is A Wimp, Not A Romantic

Ladies, we have this habit of assuming an actor is just like his most famous character. Take Robert Pattinson for instance, with his rumored body odor and greasy hair. Would we think he was so hot if we weren’t imagining him as a sparkly, rock-hard, ferocious-when-necessary vampire? Doubtful. And he continues to bust our bubble…

By: Annika Harris / November 18, 2009

The Little Things Guys Do That Make Us Swoon

I was in 8th grade when my first boyfriend, Jeremy, made me a mix tape featuring my favorite song, “Jeremy” by Pearl Jam. Coincidence? Not. I have been known to fall for a guy for the most ludicrous reasons, like, say, being the namesake of my favorite song, having an organized wallet, or rocking some…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 6, 2009

Mushy Moment Of The Day: Couple Marries After Long-Lost Love Letter Was Discovered

This is one of those moments that makes me believe true love does exist. Steve Smith and Carmen Ruiz-Perez, both 42, finally walked down the aisle after 16 years of separation. The couple fell in love and became engaged when they were in their 20s, but drifted apart when Ruiz-Perez had to move back to…

By: Annika Harris / July 21, 2009

10 Reasons Why The Recession Is Good For Your Love Life

The drastic front page financial news is certainly a downer. As layoffs sweep the nation and more homes are foreclosed, tensions are running higher than CEO bonuses. But it’s not all gloom and doom out there — lots of Americans are saying that the recent economic downturn is affecting their romantic relationships in a positive…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2009

You Can Buy Sex And Love, But Not Romance

The New York Times article, “The Recession. Isn’t It Romantic?” reveals that online dating and matchmaking are up despite nearly 600,000 people having lost their jobs last month. And even back in October, people were buying more lingerie and sex toys while they skimped on other essentials. This got me thinking about the stuff you…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 12, 2009

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: How Do Men Like To Be Wooed?

You know what has always struck me as unfair? That Valentine’s Day is largely considered to be a holiday for women. In all the ads for the holiday, jewelry, chocolates, flowers, etc. are all gifts given to women, from their devoted, tie-clad husbands and boyfriends. Bu what about dudes? Don’t they want cheesy tokens of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2009

In Their Own Way, Text Messages Are Keeping Romance Alive

A survey by the U.K.’s National Trust found that 70 percent of women and 53 percent of men would rather get a love letter or poem than a text or email. Yet, of the 2,558 people surveyed, 62 percent had never sent a love letter, while 69 percent had sent an “I love you” text.

By: Catherine Strawn / February 10, 2009

Romantic Gestures: What Makes Us Gag & What’s Truly Heartwarming

Hate to say it, but some romantic gestures are gross and cheesy and not at all what we want when a guy is trying to make a statement. That said, there are some really, really sweet, kind, funny things a man can do to melt our cold hearts. Here are the ten things we’d seriously…

By: Leigh Raines / December 13, 2008

Girl Talk: Friends With Benefits? I Don’t Think So

Not long ago, I met a guy that reminded me of that sexy NPR storyteller Ira Glass. Instantly, I fell in nerd-love with this doppelganger. After dating for a while, though, we realized we had only one thing in common: sex. So we decided to be friends with benefits. According to a Michigan State University

By: Simcha / December 7, 2008

Facebook Will Kick You While You’re Down

Hey, see that ad to the left? Kind of sad huh? I woke up on my 29th birthday (last Sunday), checked my Facebook profile for birthday well-wishers and saw that ad glaring back at me! It’s been there, non-stop practically, all week, a not-so-subtle reminder that two months prior to my 29th birthday, my fiance…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2008

The Most Romantic Story Of The Day: Dog Mourns The Loss Of Cat Best Friend

Get your Kleenex ready girls, we’ve got a heartbreaker here. Oscar, a dog, and Arthur, a cat, were totally BFF’s — they were inseparable, even cuddling together every night as they slept. Then Arthur died at the ripe old age of 17. His best friend buried in the backyard, Oscar was inconsolable. So heartbroken wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2008
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