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 was combing photo albums for their wedding when they discovered this snap from Disney World, taken when Donna was 5 years old. Alex recognized the man in the background pushing a stroller as his father. After double-checking his family’s photos from the day, they were sure that they were indeed at the same place as kids! What are the chances? And that you would get it on film! Has anything like this ever happened to you? [PetaPixel] Keep reading »
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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 is always waved away, an annoyance and an intrusion. I’ve never once seen a man on a date solicit the attention of one to make an impromptu rose purchase. Keep reading »
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 insisting he’s really not a romantic person in real life. “I haven’t done that many romantic things in my life,” he said at a press conference. Rob admitted to putting a flower in a girl’s locker when he was a teen, but said she thought it was another guy, and he let the wrong guy take credit for the romantic gesture. He also said he would never serenade a woman, even though he’s a musician. “Oh, no! I don’t think that would ever be romantic. You need to have so much balls to do that. Jesus Christ! I actually can’t think of a single romantic thing I’ve ever done. That’s terrible,” he added. No, that’s not terrible; that’s wimpy. I guess, we’ll have to continue to envision Edward Cullen watching us sleep, instead. [Starpulse] Keep reading »
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 snazzy sneakers. Sure, Jeremy had the right name to grab my interest, but he really sealed the deal with the mix tape and affixed love note — “My favorite songs and yours. Love, Jer.”
A lot has happened since then. My cassette tapes have all been donated to Goodwill (except Jer’s … I still have it) and my heart has grown more sophisticated (I think), but the fact remains the same. For me, falling for a guy is all in the details. I don’t care about how much hair you have, how swanky your apartment is, or how much money you’ve got in the bank. It’s the little things you do to show that you care that make me swoon like a lunatic. Keep reading »
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 France from England. After a few years, Smith sent her a love letter in the hopes of rekindling the romance.
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 way.
Take it from them — after the jump are 10 reasons why the recession is actually good for your love life… Keep reading »
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 love and affection too? Wouldn’t they like to be taken out for a romantic dinner or given a nice piece of man jewelry? (By which I mean a watch. Men should not wear any jewelry outside of a watch and a wedding band. That is a rule.) The first Valentine’s Day I spent with my ex, five years ago, we went out to dinner, but his parents had called up the restaurant and pre-paid for our meal, as a surprise. (I guess they had a sense that I was “The One,” which used to make me go, “Aww,” but now makes me go, “Oops!”) I, however, felt like getting him something too, and ended up giving him four new wine glasses — partially as a joke because I had broken one of his the week before. The point is, don’t men deserve and want a little wooing? And if so, how do they want to be wooed? I asked the fellas. Keep reading »