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I Asked 15 People Out On Dating Apps For Valentine's Day & Now I Think Romance Is Dead

Confession time: I've never been on a real date for Valentine's Day. My past boyfriends and flings were always out of town, anti-Hallmark holidays, or considered drive-thru fried chicken to be the pinnacle of a romantic evening, which is only partial…
By Genevieve Wheeler

5 Non-Romantic Things To Do On Valentine's Day If You Just Can't Even

Ah, Valentine's Day. A time for candies, flowers, and the kind of heart-eyed behavior that either warms your heart or makes you cringe. If you fall into the latter group and just can't even with romance, don't stress — there are plenty of non-romanti…
By Genevieve Wheeler

What To Do On Valentine's Day If You're Basically The Worst At Romance

As someone with a lifelong fear of intimacy, romantic gestures make me incredibly uncomfortable. I remember that as a child one day, I was arriving home from school with my mom as a neighbor walked up to me, shyly holding a bunch of dandelions in his…
By Kimmy Foskett

These 5 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Year For Romance In 2018

With love, as with all other things, some years are better than others. If love were easy all of the time, then we wouldn't learn loss. And without knowing loss, we wouldn't be able to generate new growth. Some years are for falling in love, some yea…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

4 Meghan Markle Quotes About Prince Harry That Prove They Have A Fairytale Romance

In case you didn't notice, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having a serious moment right now. They're newly engaged, and every photo of them shows the two of them looking so in love that it almost makes you want to vomit, but in like, the best way…
By Karen Ruffini

You Can Now Have Valentine's Day Dinner At Hogwarts, So Romance Really Isn't Dead

It will be almost a year before fans get any chance to return to the wizarding world of the Potterverse on screen with the Fantastic Beasts sequel. But for some fans, the idea of a wait that long is simply too much. For those who are in love, and wan…
By Ani Bundel

4 Crystals To Attract Love & Romance, So You Start The New Year Off With An Open Heart

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then crystals are our wing woman. Whether you’re a single woman looking for love or married and looking to keep things hot, it never hurts to have some extra luck in your pocket, on your wrist, or in the corner o…
By Lauren Martin

6 Essential Oils For The Bedroom That'll Set The Mood For Both Romance & A Restful Sleep

Even if you freaking love sex, sometimes getting in the mood can be a bit of a challenge, especially when the daily grind is zapping your mental and emotional energy reserves. I know for me, at the end of the day, sometimes it takes all I've got just…
By Annakeara Stinson

Guys Reveal The Romantic Things They Love That Have Nothing To Do With Sex

My boyfriend is definitely the romantic one in our relationship. He's the one who remembers random things I've said in the past and uses those things to create an unimaginably thoughtful gift that I didn't see coming in a million years. OK, I'll stop…
By Candice Jalili

Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas Have Been Together Longer Than You Think

Congrats to the happy couple! Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas announced their engagement via the world’s sweetest (and classiest) Instagram pic on Oct. 15, and everyone is freaking out. But if you feel like you only just found out they were together, wel…
By Lilli Petersen

7 Benefits Of Reading Romance Novels You Probably Didn't Even Realize

Maybe you’ve caught a few judgmental glances at the checkout line of your local bookstore. And maybe, just maybe, your bestie did a bit of an eye roll when you whipped out your romantic beach read on the sand. From cover to content, romance novels ca…
By Chanel Vargas

Science Says If You Have A "Smarter" Sense Of Humor, You're More Likely To Find Love

I like my men like I like my martinis: bone dry and full of gin. Scratch that (I tried). However, I do like men who have a dry sense of humor. I would posit that if polled, 75 percent of my friends would say that "sense of humor" is the number one qu…
By Kimmy Foskett

6 Dating Habits That Should Never Fade Out Just Because You're Married

Getting married is a whole new adventure that you and your partner are experiencing together. Despite all of the outside noise about what marriage is supposed to entail (blah, blah, blah), the two of you find your own center and levels of comfort. Th…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

5 Easy Romantic Things To Do For Your Partner If You're The Least Romantic Person

I am probably the least romantic person of all time. Romance takes a certain amount of courage and vulnerability that I just do not have. So I always wonder, what are some easy romantic things to do for my partner that don't require, well, the mushy …
By Alison Segel

Selena Gomez And The Weeknd’s Adorable Latest Instagram Post Spree Is #RomanceGoals

Covering things up takes work, and truthfully, at some point you're going to slip. Selena Gomez totally gets it. The pop star's previous (and tumultuous) relationship with Justin Bieber helped her realize she's over keeping secrets and hiding from th…
By Danielle Valente

Missandei Actress Talks Upcoming Romance With Grey Worm & Things Will Get Steamy

Game of Thrones is known for two things: violence and sex. The Season 7 trailers have already assured us the new season will be chock-full of violence, but where's the love? Well, look no further than Daenerys' two loyal advisors for all the heat nex…
By Dylan Kickham

I Tried To Find Romance On A Weekend Getaway To A Small Island Town And Failed Miserably

"F*ck, I'm almost out of my good lube," I blurted out. As I shoved the last bit of toiletries into my duffle bag, I envisioned what new experiences I'd have during my sun-filled island excursion to Nantucket. Though I'm extremely grateful for this is…
By Sean Abrams

Engineer Designs Sex Robot That Needs To Be Romanced Before She Puts Out

Can robots love? According to movies like "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" and "Bicentennial Man," yes. In reality, probably not. But their inability to love doesn't mean that they're ready to jump in the sack with you. An engineer has successfully de…
By Hope Schreiber

New Britney Spears Movie Trailer Shows Troubled Romance With Justin Timberlake

We are now less than a month away from the airing of "Britney Ever After." The upcoming Lifetime biopic will chronicle the pop star life of one of the most famous musicians in the world: Britney Spears. The new movie is set to star actress Natasha Be…
By Robert Anthony

That Cute First Kiss In 'Love Actually' Was A Low-Key Romance IRL

I wish I could tell you the story of my first kiss, but I can't. (Take that as you will -- maybe it's too saucy to publish or... even likelier, it hasn't happened yet, and I'm a journalist just like Drew Barrymore in "Never Been Kissed.") "Love Actua…
By Hope Schreiber

If Your Relationship Reads Like A Nicholas Sparks Novel, It’ll Probably Fail

Remember the scene from "The Notebook" where it's raining (of course), and Allie and Noah share the romantic kiss they were always fated to have, reaffirming their love after so long. There's no denying how dramatic it is, yet we eat it right up. Oft…
By Samantha Brodsky

Chad Michael Murray Is Writing A Romance Novel So Prepare To Fall In Love

The time has come to have an honest chat with our teenage selves wherein we apologize for the fact the man responsible for our sexual awakenings didn't write a romance novel sooner. Hey, lil' me. I'm sorry. Please stop wearing jeans under skirts. A C…
By Taylor Ortega

An Intimate Convo With A Sugar Daddy Who Pays $4,000 A Month For The Romance

Sex is a topic steeped in judgment. Any conversations about it are never-ending debates of what's right and what's wrong. That's why I've created this column: a judgment-free forum to discuss sexual trysts, both conventional and not, through intimate…
By Bobby Box

5th Grader's Love Note Redefines Romance: 'I Feel Like I Have All The Pokémon'

Guys, I have an announcement: We've found our modern-day Shakespeare. He's a hopeless romantic with an intense love for Pokemon. Did I mention he's only in the fifth grade? Because he is, and he just put all of your relationships to shame. The young …
By Amanda Fama

How Movies Fail To Teach Us What True Romance Is

When I was in middle school, I wrote in my diary that I could not wait to get to high school. I was excited to get to do things like wait by my locker for my boyfriend and then walk to class with him. It wasn't until I actually got to high school tha…
By Rachel Chapman

Why Abroad Romances Teach You Great Dating Habits

I sleep with people too early on. What I mean to say is, I sleep with people "too early on." I'm using air quotes because that's what a friend of a guy I slept with told me was his reason for losing interest in me. See, I wanted to date this guy, and…
By Sheena Sharma

Ariana Grande's PDA-Filled Relationship With Mac Miller Is Instagram Official

There's no hiding the fact Ariana Grande and Mac Miller have been seriously falling for one another, and it's pretty much the cutest thing we've ever seen. After being caught smoochin' over a sushi dinner, lighting up Ari's Snapchat and even getting …
By Amanda Fama

The Emotional Rollercoaster Of The Music Festival Romance

Before I moved back to the freezing cold, bitter, exorbitantly expensive, wildly diverse city of New York, I lived in Southern California. Sunny, palm-tree-adorned, beauteous Los Angeles, California, to be exact. Sometimes I don't know why I left my …
By Zara Barrie

The Author Of 'Eat, Pray, Love' Is Getting Divorced, So Romance Is Dead

Say it ain't so! Elizabeth Gilbert, the writer behind the best-selling book, "Eat, Pray, Love," announced on Facebook that she and her husband are calling it quits after 12 years together. According to Cosmopolitan, Gilbert wanted to publicly announc…
By Kate Ryan

5 Things You Need To Consider Before Starting Up An Office Romance

I can tell you from firsthand experience that starting up an office romance can be both an incredible and horrible idea. Two years ago, I took a job with a telecommunications company on a summer student contract. Within a month, I had fallen for anot…
By Emily Fata

Why Talking About Poop In A Relationship Will Definitely Ruin The Romance

For some reason, God has blessed me with family and friends who fart freely and talk about poop at length. Granted, they're comfortable with me, so I nod and allow them a judgement-free space to speak (with as little complaining as I can muster). Tha…
By Niki McGloster

People Are Hilariously Describing Their Personal Romance Novels In 5 Words

Romance novels might be a billion dollar industry, but it seems pointless to spend money on hundreds of pages of unrealistic sexual encounters and questionable euphemisms when you can get as much as you want online for free. However, not everyone has…
By Connor Toole

Why Going After #RelationshipGoals Ends Your Romance Before It Starts

It's been extremely popular on many social media platforms to label an Instagram photo, Vine video or even tweets as #RelationshipGoals. It's common to fantasize about how your first date will be or the moment you get engaged when you're thinking abo…
By Breanna Brock

11 Valentine's Day Photos That Will Shatter The Romance

Valentine's Day (or as most people call it, "Heartbreak Armageddon") is the one day of the year we've all decided to set aside to feel bad about ourselves. Whether your single and spending Valentine's Day watching horror movies and eating peanut butt…
By Alec MacDonald

4 Ways To Bring Back The Romance This Valentine's Day, Sans Clichés

I have a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day. There were some years when I despised all the pink and red decorations, and there were other years when I looked forward to telling the people important to me how much I cared for them. Some years…
By Lauren Brumfield

5 Reasons Online Dating Can Help You Out Of Any Romance Rut

I've met my fair share of losers on online dating sites. I've met guys who wanted nothing more than a heartbeat to wake up next to, guys who didn't know how to start conversations and guys who lied about their ages, jobs or college educations. Let's …
By Courtney Dercqu

How The Portrayal Of Love On Reality TV Is Ruining Your Shot At Romance

I'm currently #funemployed, and so I have a lot of free time on my hands. I've had the time to binge-watch many different television shows. I'm a reality show junkie at heart, and I'll tune in to anything that is trashy and insane. Thankfully, MTV co…
By Howard Rudnick

3 Ways To Keep Up The Romance With A Partner Who Constantly Needs Space

One time, when my brother and I were discussing how we like our coffee. I poked fun at him for putting more sweetener in it than actual coffee itself. When I stated I liked my coffee black, he gave it right back to me with, “Yeah, like your soul.” Of…
By Sara Rodriguez

5 Signs Your Potential Romance Is Starting To Fizzle Out

You hate to admit it, but you're still interested in this one guy, even though you know he isn't all that into you. Somehow, you stupidly tell yourself that's not the case. But, it is. He was once into you, but now he's slowly packing up and backing …
By Julia D'Orazio

Your Brain On Boys: 4 Thoughts Girls Have When Starting A New Romance

The only thing scarier than being single is being in the beginning stages of a relationship. When you’re single and the months turn to years, you fear you may never meet someone. You worry you will become a spinster, and the only living, breathing th…
By Lauren Skirvin

What Happens When A Two-Week Romance Feels Like A Two-Year Relationship

It was the beginning of any modern love story: On a random Thursday afternoon, we both swiped right on Tinder. His profile encompassed everything I could've ever wanted in a man: 26-years-old (good age!), from Brooklyn (me too!) and looking for intel…
By Alexia LaFata

10 Reasons Your Romance Never Made It Past The First Date

Have you ever wondered why you never got that second date, even though you’re sure it was a night to remember (or even a night to try to remember)? We’ve all been on bad or very questionable first dates. Obviously, for women, our interpretation of a …
By Corine Toren

It Was Real: 3 Things I Learned From Having A Timed Romance Abroad

It’s not written in stone, and it can sneak up on you when you least expect it. We all know the feeling: the undeniable tightening of the chest, the butterflies soaring in your stomach and the endless need to hear his voice and see his face. Love has…
By Michelle Belair

Booty Call Or Bae? 10 Signs Your Romance Is Staying Under The Sheets

With age comes wisdom. But, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize the cute guy you like is just using you for your cute rear-end. The line between "exclusive" and "just casual" can get pretty blurry when you're lovers in the sack, but strange…
By Jaclyn Lloyd

Love Sick: These Vomit Worthy Instagram Accounts Give Me Hope For Romance

One of my favorite things to do on my commute home is shamelessly stalk @thewaywemet on Instagram. It’s not necessarily the most aesthetically pleasing or top-notch account out there nor is it run by a celebrity. They don’t even Instagram cupcakes or…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

How Your Idea Of Romance Will Change From College To The Real World

Your perspective should constantly be changing and evolving. How you feel about life -- and yourself -- today shouldn’t necessarily resemble your feelings, say, two years from now. At the end of the day, life is just experience -- the more you gain, …
By Dan Scotti

Love Overseas: The Things Only A Study Abroad Romance Can Teach You

Although my abroad romance didn’t last much longer than my abroad experience did, I can say it taught me more than any of the classes I took along the way. When you find yourself in an unfamiliar place, it’s perfectly natural to seek companionship as…
By Dan Scotti

11 Ways To Keep The Romance Alive While Traveling With Your Partner

Travel is the key indicator and the truest test for relationships. Whether couples are backpacking on a mountain top or hanging at an eco-lodge in Nicaragua, traveling outside the realm of familiarity and cultural norms has the power to both strength…
By Nick Pachelli

Why Fall Romances Are Hotter And Steamier Than Summer Flings

Let the leaves float down over my head and kiss my cheeks. Let my lover draw close and keep me warm. Fall, the wonderful season of pulling out heavy comforters and lighting fireplaces, is soon approaching. I'm excited to snuggle, get coupled up and f…
By Jennifer Strait

'Toy Story 4' Is Going To Be About A Romance Between Woody And Bo Peep

It's lucky fact toys don't age because this love story is 20 years in the making. "Toy Story 4" is coming to theaters in 2017, and young(ish) fans who spent their entire lives watching Bo Peep flirt mercilessly (just me?) with Woody finally get to se…
By Taylor Ortega