Six Months Later – The Romance Checkpoint

This post is for the romantics - for those that actively pursue those passionate and romantic moments in a relationship.It has been six months since “V” Day and time to prompt all you lovers to check the romance gauge in your relationship. Here is a checklist to get you started. Image: Rennett Stowe via FlickrIn the past six months:...more
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First kisses

First kisses are always memorable. The rush, the anticipation, the fear all packed in before you go in for the kill. It can be a slow kiss, tongues exploring each other in a slow build up that leads to a breathless finish or a fast, passion fueled kiss with little technique involved. Th rush and the tumble is all part of it.I have kissed a lot of boys and some girls. I, however have 5 that stand out in my mind for specific reasons. ...more

Book Review: Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem

Title: Love Like the MoviesAuthor: Victoria Van Tiem...more

Could Marriage Be About Sex and Stuff?

Oh, it’s so unromantic.A study at the University of Michigan School of Public Health found that 27 percent of men and 14 percent of women undergraduates were willing to trade favors or gifts for sex. And although they weren't hard up for resources, the students surveyed "recognized the value of this socioeconomic currency system.”The study, led by Dr. Daniel Kruger and published in the prestigious journal Evolutionary Psychology concluded that  “perhaps the ‘romance’ in romantic relationships facilitates stability by avoiding the recognition of exchanges”....more

What Men Want From Women (It's not what you think!)

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You're Doing It Wrong: Setting out to settle down

It's no surprise that reality TV is full of "You're Doing It Wrongs." It's like shooting (dead) fish in a barrel. But some of these cringe-worthy moments hold true in life as well. On a handful of occasions I've heard this from someone who is about to (re)enter the dating circuit:"I feel like I've reached a point where I'm just ready to settle down with someone."You're doing it wrong....more
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Re-thinking love and romance.

When I was younger, I had romantic notions about what love was. I mean, they weren’t so much my notions as they were the notions of Nora Ephron and any movie that Julia Roberts was in (except, like, the one she was in with Nick Nolte and that other one where she dressed up like an old timey lady.) Basically, if you were holding a stereo up over your head and playing tremendous 80s love songs, or exchanging witty banter with your best guy friend who didn’t know he loved you until you took off your glasses, you were speaking my love language. ...more

A Rulebook For Throwing Out The Dating Rulebook

No…these are not “The Swingers” rules but anything but. This blog is specifically tailored to our male clients and readers who never know what the “rules” are when you’re interested in a woman....more

Romancing the Page

Is it only me, or has there been a steady move towards replacing romance with sex on the printed page (and human partners with the paranormal)?While I will not argue that sex does not have its place in literature, I do argue that sex, by itself at least, is not romance.'Lust' at first sight, is not synonymous with 'love' and instant fireworks in the bedroom is not a fool-proof method for identifying life long compatibility (hey, don't shoot the messenger, it's true!)....more