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- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Mon, Jan 23, 2012 3:35 PM EST
If a brownie swirl sundae's what he really wants, why buy him a heart-shaped box of chocolates?
By Nikki Metzgar for HowAboutWe
Valentine's Day is coming -- and store aisles (and restaurant ads) are practically shouting at you that heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and expensive roast duck dinners for two are the components of a romantic evening. We all know that's not true for everyone, but now comes the hard part-actually figuring out what is romantic in time for your Valentine's Day date.
Keep things personalizedRead More »from How to Plan a Valentine's Date That's Actually Romantic
In other words, be thoughtful. The most romantic thing you can do is show that you know the person you're in a relationship with and act on that knowledge. Maybe the best night your girlfriend could dream of is to get drunk on margaritas and go home for sex. So why take her for a steak dinner? Maybe he loves cooking, and you don't care for it, but you spring for the sushi making class anyway. A dozen red roses might be romantic in Hollywood, but it wont mean a thing to the girl who loves lilies, just like an expensive watch won't woo the guy who
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Thu, Jan 19, 2012 2:56 PM EST
Which rose is the fairest of them all?By Cass Collin for HowAboutWe
Roses = love, right? Actually, it's more complicated than that. Flowers could signify a life of close friendship, or they could be a multi-meaning ode to how you fell in love at first sight. Before you get stressed, read up on these flowers and their meanings, so you'll be sure to give just the right bouquet this February 14.
Red: Yes, yes, red roses are the standard on V-Day. And with good reason. Greek and Roman mythology tied the red roses to their goddesses of love and the flowers moved through many cultures as the symbol for love and fidelity because the brazen hue stands stronger than its thorns. If you want to add an extra layer to the perennial favorite, gift them in symbolic numbers (such as two for mutual love or 24 to symbolize they are always on your mind).
Pink: Pink roses are actually the first known variety of the flower, and early on signified loveRead More »from Pick a Rose, (Not) Any Rose: What Your Color Choice Says About Your Love
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Tue, Jan 17, 2012 4:16 PM EST
John Steinbeck and his wife.By Lauren Passell for HowAboutWe
John Steinbeck is famous for penning East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, but maybe he should have written a relationship book. The advice he gave his son in a letter marked Nov 10, 1958 is inspiring.
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Dear Thom:We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.
First -- if you are in love -- that's a good thing -- that's about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don't let anyone make it small or light to you.
Second -- There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you -- of kindness and consideration and respect -- not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique andRead More »from John Steinbeck on Love: Don't Worry About Losing. If It's Right, it Happens
Can platonic love ever replace romantic love?by Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe
Last weekend, I felt like getting out of New York and enjoying the last few days of vacation before the January rush. My friend Kevin was also itching out of town, so we rented a ZipCar and headed up to Concord, Massachusetts.
We took turns driving and navigating, had discussions both trivial and weighty, drank wine with dinner and whiskey by the fire, and shared a room in a picturesque old Inn that was still decorated for Christmas.
I'm sure people thought we were a couple (we made jokes about it when a waitress at a diner brought us a milkshake with two straws), but we're strictly platonic. Our relationship had all the ease of a couple who has been together for a long time and is perfectly comfortable with each other, minus any of the bickering, boredom, and, of course, sexual tension. It was great, and thoroughly relaxing.
In the New Yorker profile of Portlandia's creators Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, the two discuss theirRead More »from Is Platonic the New Romantic?
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 11:53 AM EST
As if your long commute wasn't bad enough...by Lauren Passell for HowAboutWeRead More »from Long Commutes Are Wrecking Relationships, Says Science
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 11:47 AM EST
by Chiara Atik for HowAboutWeRead More »from Golden Girls Valentines Make Us Actually Want to Send Them This Year
Valentine's Day 2012 is already off to a promising start, with the circulation of these printable Valentines inspired by The Golden Girls.
Will you Bea Mine, Valentine?
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They're everything you'd want a Golden Girl Valentine to be: punny, acerbic, and centered around a huge glamour shot of your favorite characters.
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What a perfect way to say "thank you for being a friend!"
- HowAboutWe | Love + Sex – Tue, Jan 10, 2012 1:21 PM EST
Sisters before misters. by Chiara Atik for HowAboutWeIs it okay to date...
We sent a bunch of women a series of questions pertaining to the etiquette of female friendships, as it pertains to dating. (Like: Can you date a friend's ex?)
Read More »from Is it Okay to Date Your Friend's Ex? and More Girl Code Rules