Topic: Romance

Party Favors: Lather, Rinse, Repeat, The Art Of Showering Together

Party Favors: Lather, Rinse, Repeat, The Art Of Showering Together

Gettin’ Steamy: the art of showering together. -YourTango

NY Fashion Week pronunciation guide! -The New York Observer 

Shopping gets real with mannequins that look like people. -The High Low

Figure skating legends: then and now! -HLNtv

7 perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for all the singles out there. -YourTango

Karl Lagerfeld creates glam illustrations for The Allure of Chanel. -Flavorwire

Do women enjoy casual sex? Maybe not as much as we thought. -Ladyish

A herpes vaccine may be on the way. -Nerve

Why wait? Bright summer pieces you can wear in winter. -Bustle

Easy updos inspired by the lovely ladies of the red carpet. -Style List

In pursuit of the classic American jean. -Collectors Weekly

Things we say about our friends’ engagements vs. what we REALLY mean. -The Stir

Petition to deport Justin Bieber? -The Grio

I Finally Lost My Kissing Virginity; Here’s How It Went Down

I Finally Lost My Kissing Virginity; Here's How It Went Down

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If you’ve never been kissed, you’ve probably heard your friends say, “Oh, it’s not a big deal” and “Don’t worry about it.” But doesn’t it just sound like they’re trying to be nice? Well, this past weekend I discovered that those aren’t pity comments at all… they’re absolutely right. More »

A “Romantic” First Date: Expectations Versus Reality, In GIFs

A "Romantic" First Date: Expectations Versus Reality, In GIFs

Ever look forward to a first date that you just couldn’t stop fantasizing about? You keep thinking about what you will wear and how you’ll do your makeup and where the two of you will go. Of course, things are never exactly how you expect them to be; plans get rushed, mascara gets smudged and sometimes, that cool new bar your friends recommended has already closed due to cockroaches. More »

I Went On The Perfect Date With A Man Who Wasn’t There: On Dating With PTSD

I Went On The Perfect Date With A Man Who Wasn't There: On Dating With PTSD

You know that incalculably uncomfortable feeling of when somebody begins to rub your shoulders who shouldn’t be? If not, good! If so, imagine that feeling occurring whenever anybody tries to touch you in a romantic or sexual way — even people you are attracted to, even people you want to sleep with, even people you have slept with before. Dating with post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t exactly simple, but lately, I have found a way that seems to work better than others for me at this moment: absence.

(And no, I did not go to a movie with a ghost nor am I being Catfish’d. Maybe.) More »