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Valentine’s Day Date Inspiration: Outdoorsy Adventures!

Smack dab in the middle of wet, cold February might not seem like the ideal time for exploring the great outdoors, but if you’re looking for a memorable Valentine’s Day experience, throw on a coat and drag your sweetheart outside. Whether you take a walk through a park, hit up a hiking trail, skip stones… More »


15 Of Our Favorite Themed Valentine’s Day Cards

The best part of Valentine’s Day when I was a kid was getting all those themed Valentine’s from my classmates. That, and going buck wild with all that candy. OK, so now I know better than to pour an entire carton Sweet Tarts down my throat. But I am still into the cards. I would… More »


5 Romantic Movies That Won’t Make You Retch

Not only is February the most barren time of year for decent movies, but it’s when the studios pull out their big guns and aim for our hearts like Cupid with a bazooka and dollar signs in his little cherub eyes. There’s always room for guilty popcorn and Twizzler pleasures, but if you’re craving something… More »


Guy Talk: 4 Gift Giving Guidelines For Dudes On Valentine’s Day

Alright, gents, the holiday of all holidays is upon us. That’s right, the heart shaped mongoose has stretched its legs, and like the lazy lion relying on the hunt, we need to chase after it. But there’s nothing worse than running after the rodent only to find out that’s it’s a goddamned rat. While Valentine’s… More »


Seriously, The Worst Valentine’s Day Gift Ever

We have a clear winner here for worst Valentine’s Day gift idea known to man. And I thought “I love you from top to bottom” toilet paper was bad. Dude, no need to burden yourself with my funeral arrangements. Just in case you were seduced by this convincing ad, “Surprise honey, I got you a… More »


10 Strange & Disturbing Animal Mating Rituals

Yes, dating and relationships can be hard, but just be glad you’re not a porcupine. Or a dolphin. Or any of the other animals we’ve found with strange and somewhat disturbing mating rituals. At least your boyfriend doesn’t DIE when he has sex with you, like the honey bee, or try to insert his penis… More »


17 WTF Valentine’s Day-Themed Sex Toys

Sure, it’s the holiday of “love,” but Valentine’s Day-themed sex toys are just too much. We’re not trying to discourage anyone from getting it on this V-Day, but I think even Cupid wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a Valentine’s Day c**k sock. God bless the Tuggie in all of its many incarnations (I’m looking forward… More »


Valentine’s Day Fail: Stalker Cards

Sorry to be the wet blanket, everyone. But Valentine’s Day cards that joke about stalkers? Not really funny. There’s a bunch of stalker cards like this one for sale on Zazzle.com, including a particularly disturbing one that says “Be Mine” spelled out in blood above a heart made out of a razor blade. I have… More »


Share Your Worst Valentine’s Day Stories!

It’s often thought that Valentine’s Day is the worst holiday for single people. But not if you have a crappy boyfriend! Then Valentine’s Day can suck major balls. Like, take the time I was dating Jason*. We’d been together for several months, and prepared for our first V-Day together. I am not a particularly materialistic… More »


Valentine’s Day Make-Up Tutorial: Pretty In Pink

I love the idea of doing a special makeup look for Valentine’s Day. Pink is the obvious color choice, but dramatic pink makeup has a tendency to look more like an eye infection than a fashion statement, so I challenged my makeup artist friend Aileen to come up with a wearable pink makeup look. She… More »


14 Dumb Valentine’s Day Traditions

Let’s just say it. Valentine’s Day is dumb and everyone knows it. The problem is, that doesn’t make it any easier to avoid. 

You go into the drugstore to get some gum? You’re reminded that you should be in a relationship. You want to drink champagne alone in a dark room? You’re reminded you should be doing… More »


Girl Talk: The Sexiest Valentine’s Gift

It was Valentine’s Day, and I didn’t have a boyfriend, which I was telling myself was actually pretty nice. The last boyfriend had gotten me a heart-shaped box of chocolates. I don’t like chocolates. I don’t like hearts. He had also written some ill-conceived poetry, comparing my face to the moon, or something. Or maybe… More »


The Diamond Myth: How Diamonds Became A Girl’s Best Friend

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which makes us think of romance, relationships and engagements — and the sparkly glare of a diamond engagement ring. Yes, diamonds are pretty, precious, and these days, cost a zillion dollars. But it wasn’t always so — and you can thank a concerted effort on the part of diamond mines, the… More »


Valentine’s Day Style Inspiration: Hearts And Ruffles And Reds, Oh My!

Love is in the air. Why not dress accordingly? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to deck yourself out in heart print sweaters, flirty dresses, and gorgeous shades of red. Here are a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day-inspired pieces. Shopping details after the jump! … More »


The Foolproof Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Disclaimer: I have very little interest in Valentine’s Day. I’ll admit, the idea of it is nice, and the Valentine’s cup from Starbucks is maybe the cutest thing ever, but my appreciation for the “holiday” ends right about there. I never even really think about it, and when the day rolls around, I’m none the… More »


The VS Angels Share Their First Kiss Stories

You may recall my response to New York mag’s biting piece on Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr, in which I voiced my concern that the Angels may not in fact be human but rather, if I may quote myself, “tall, lithe, bronzed to perfection, fast-metabolizing aliens with silky long hair and bedroom eyes.” Indeed, every… More »


8 Tips For Landing A Job Or A Man This Valentine’s Day

Normally, the onslaught of Valentine’s Day ephemera inspires a mere eyeball roll from me, but this year I find myself sprinting past heart décor window installations back to my apartment, a zone void of pink and red reminders of the guy who decided to end our story — the same week I got laid off… More »


Ask The Man Panel: Valentine’s Day Lingerie

Conventional wisdom says Valentine’s Day calls for sexy lingerie, but what do guys actually think of our attempts to spice things up with various forms of lace, ruffles, and leopard print? We asked real guys for their thoughts on 5 different lingerie options, from the simple to complicated to cozy, and also had them rate… More »


Valentine’s Day Date Inspiration: A Romantic Evening On The Couch … Alone

Who says you have to have a date on Valentine’s Day with anyone other than YOURSELF? Embrace your singledom to the extreme this V-Day. Here’s what you’ll need if you plan on getting up close and personal with your couch on February 14th. … More »


Ladies, Give Him What He Wants This V-Day — Your Butt

Hey, thank goodness for Etsy, am I right? Where else would I find scarflets, Scotch Tape wallets — and butt dresses like this glorious one made by LinaSpiroS. It’s like a very sexy Forever Lazy, which, come to think of it, makes it not sexy at all. See the full moon after the jump.  [Regretsy]… More »


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