10 Non-Romantic Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

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By Catherine Miele

My husband and I have been married for almost ten years. That’s difficult for me to fathom, at times, considering I was a shy, anxious teenager who accumulated very little dating experience before meeting my future spouse senior year of college.

Despite being married for as long as we have, my husband and I are not overly zealous about Valentine’s Day.

Perhaps my apathy for Cupid and price-gouged roses is due to my lack of serious relationships over the years, or maybe I just don’t think we need a heavily commercialized holiday in order express our love to one another. Continue reading

Is February the Only Month of Love in Our Lives?

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By Isabel F. William

With February being a few days away, romantics all over the world are overwhelmed by a strange, jittery feeling. For some, this feeling represents excitement for the upcoming month of love and romance. For others, it’s a feeling of slight nervousness because of the pressure to plan perfect dates and gifts for their partners. And then, there’s a third side to this feeling. The feeling of pressure and slight sadness over the fact that this is yet another February they’re spending without a partner. Whether it’s excitement, anxiety or stress, it all comes down to a single month, or to be more precise, to a single day – Valentine’s Day, posing the inevitable question – is February the only month of love and romance in modern relationships? Continue reading

4 New Year’s Resolutions to Make in the Name of Love

By Isabel F. William

I may be a little chubby on the hips and I may have made one too many promises to myself, like the one where I’m giving up chocolate and carbs altogether along with dropping the Netflix binge-watching. I may also have mentally committed to working out regularly, five times a week. Maybe I’ve even gone to the point of promising myself to keep the family gatherings (hint: mother-in-law visits) civil. And maybe, but just maybe – I’ve failed to do all of these altogether. Continue reading

Unpacking the Phrase: ‘I’m Dating My Best Friend’

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By Jillian Leslie

New age romance means being in love with your “best friend” …or does it? It seems like every month, this same narrative is being glorified and plastered somewhere between E! News and/or in a slew of celebrity magazines. All of which are cleverly titled, “I’m dating my best friend!” Admittedly, my initial thought upon seeing this is usually, “how sweet!” or “what a cool/idyllic romance!” But, in giving more thought to this phenomenon, it got me thinking, what exactly IS so appealing about calling your romantic partner your best friend?

While I have a lot of questions surrounding this topic, I know one thing is for sure: all opinions on this topic have to do with how one personally defines “best” friendship. Continue reading

5 Reasons I’ll Only Date Someone Older Than Me

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By Marie

There are some lovely ladies both in the real world and the world of Hollywood who are older and date younger men, thus being dubbed a cougar. It can be seen as an achievement of course because she’s able to land a guy who is half her age who is handsome. I mean, I can admit that it makes me slightly jealous because the cougars are stealing some of the men who are my age!  Continue reading

To Date Or Not To Date: 5 Basic Rules Of Office Romance

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By Kristina Leigh

We’ve all heard the cliché warnings – don’t get your honey where you make your money, don’t sh*t where you eat, and don’t mix work and play. We’ve received our fair share of ominous cautionary tales about preferential privilege and office reputations garnered through sleeping with the boss. The dreaded thought of job loss haunts every employee who has ever toyed with the idea of dating a co-worker. Office romance often seems frowned upon, as dating in the workplace has regularly resulted in consequences for at least one of the so called “offenders”. Continue reading

Commit It Or Quit It: How One Woman’s Dating Game Changed Drastically When She Entered Her Thirties

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By Amy Johnson

The world of dating has so many unwritten rules. So much that it’s a staggering thought to realize that dating in my twenties was a different galaxy than dating in my thirties. Somewhere, between the brow lines were starting to set, as I was now spending $40 a on foundation, along with anti-wrinkle cremes, what was once martinis with the girls is now hangovers lasting far into Sunday night. Suddenly, I found that my so-called dating rules have flipped their script on me at the onset of my thirties. What was once playing for fun suddenly seems to be a game of life.  Continue reading