4 Unique Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day has special meaning for so many people and there are several ways you and your loved one can celebrate it. If you’re on a budget, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great time. If you’re adventurous, you don’t have to stick to the standard candlelit dinner with flowers and candy. Think outside of the box and make this Valentine’s Day the most special one yet with one of these unique date ideas....more

Moving On: The Essential Break-Up Playlist

If you’re lucky, you meet someone with whom you finally feel you can be yourself. You feel loved, respected, valued, and you share precious moments making each other laugh and smile. Sure, you may have your ups and downs—what relationship doesn’t? You have your disagreements, you make up, and you do your best to remember why you chose to be with this person through the good and the bad....more
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Coretta and Martin: A Love Story

I have read articles and book chapters about the marriage between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, two of the most prominent figures of the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. I have learned interesting facts about how they met and their courtship, and I have been made privy to various allegations of extramarital affairs (on both sides).A 2006 New York Times article gives the following background on the beginning of their story:...more
FeministaJones You're such a gifted storyteller. Thank you for sharing this story from Coretta's ...more

4 Holiday Gift Ideas for New Romances!

It's that time of year again when many people find themselves scrambling to find the perfect gifts to give their friends, families, coworkers, and probably the most difficult of all, romantic partners. However, there are those who experience a bit of hesitation when it comes to getting a gift for someone with whom they're still in a dating phase.You know the types of situationship I'm talking about....more
Awesome ideas!!! Definitely going to be trying one this season :) ...more

Meeting the Parents This Holiday? Here's What You Need to Know

It's that time of year when families gather together to celebrate holidays with laughter, joy, gift-giving, and amazing food. You and the person you've been dating for the better part of the year (or longer) have agreed to meet each other's families this holiday season. You're not sure what is expected of you, but you're eager to make a great impression.Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your first holiday gathering with your significant other....more
FeministaJones One of my reasons for being single is to avoid meeting the family of the woman ...more

Janet Mock's Wedding Story Inspires Belief in True Love for All

Have you ever watched a man cast the most perfect gaze at a woman and know, just know that he is utterly and completely in love?  Have you seen the sparkle in his eye when she smiles, the longing when she steps away, the supportive stance he takes when the cameras flash and focus on her? The "I got you, babe" glances that reassure her that she is loved with incredible devotion?...more

Why Are Men the Most-Trusted Relationship Advisors?

Women won’t ever find love without men’s help! Well, at least that’s the rather disturbing message that has been rampantly perpetuated for at least a generation. As it has been men who have dominated the romantic self-help/ life-coaching industries for at least twenty years, the point is clear: If you’re a woman who ever expects to find happiness and love, you must follow these rules established by men who, of course, know you way better than you will ever know yourself. He’s Just Not That Into You…or Anyone, Even Himself ...more
SabijanApu FeministaJones Speak for yourself. You personally sometimes don't know what you want, ...more

5 Essential Tips for Modern Kinky Dating

Over the last 2-3 years, there has been a lot of buzz about BDSM, kinky sex, D/s relationships and the like, as the centuries-old alternative lifestyle came to the forefront via mainstream, super popular books and movies. This emergence prompted many people to research and learn more, to dabble and explore, and to open up more publicly about things they could not perhaps explain prior to being given the right language and community support....more
You make some really interesting points. I know basically nada about The Life, but I really ...more

10 Underrated Love Songs to Add to Your 'Love List'

I am Music.I was fortunate enough to be born to two parents for whom music was an essential element of life. I grew up in a home environment in which music always played and I grew up fully understanding the universality of musical communication....more
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For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Remember That Love Doesn't Hurt

The first time someone I (thought I) loved slapped me, I was stunned into silence. I was 16, he was 24, and while there were so many things wrong with our pairing, the physical and emotional abuse were the worst. How does a 16-year-old respond to a hard slap across the cheek in response to saying something he would later say made him feel like "less of a man", when he is bigger and is much stronger? My ears ringing, I paused, completely silenced and stunned that he would strike out at me rather than discuss whatever I said that upset him. It seemed excessive, and I found myself (oddly) doing more to make sense of it than process it as wrong....more
I've seen more of this than I ever could have imagined, and the reach of it is more than I could ...more