Romance

Exercise Your Way to a Hotter Sex Life

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Sex is good. Good sex is great. And great sex... well that's the dream right? While I can't promise that the next guy you bring home will be a God in sack, I can all but guarantee that sweating it out at the gym will help turn up the heat in the bedroom. Now that's what I call an effective incentive!

I Watched Two Strangers Fall in Love Before My Eyes

Buck 65 | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Living
Buck 65

I watched two people fall in love once. It was on an airplane. It happened right before my eyes. As soon as he sat down, they started chatting. They talked and talked and talked. After a few hours, they opened up to one another about their personal lives. And then they kissed.

A Simple Trick To Improve Your Sex Life

University of Toronto News | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Research showed that couples who spent extra time together reported feeling more satisfied with both their sex lives and their relationship with their partner. The afterglow of post-sex affection proved to be long lasting for couples, with participants reporting higher levels of satisfaction with their sex lives and relationships in a follow-up survey conducted three months later.

I Pushed Away the Love of My Life and He Won't Come Back

The Purple Fig | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

I threw away the only man who ever loved me, who I was in love with. I realize that this statement must elicit a bunch of questions. Ten years later, I still can't process, make sense of, or come to peace with this loss. I am alone and lonely, so much that it is slowly but surely eating me alive, day in and day out, from the inside out.

So You Went Out With a Man and Never Heard From Him Again?

Collette Gee | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

For six long weeks you've wished and prayed for a sign or just a word from this guy. And on a sunny Sunday afternoon, your cell phone rings, and as you reach down to retrieve your cell from your designer bag, you see it. A text message from him that simply reads: "Hello." You sit there quietly, pondering what you should do.

Women of a Tinder Age

Katie Boland | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

The consensus is that there are expectations to hook up. I liked how the app worked but I wasn't sure if I wanted to meet anyone yet. I definitely didn't want to sleep with them. Tinder more than anything, felt random. How did I contextualize any of these people?

Top Five Tips For Manifesting Your Dream Life

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

In the early 2000s I started to read about the Dalai Lama. It was a revelation to view the world through the eyes of compassion. Venturing to the grocery store, driving in traffic, all became a practice of kindness. Then after I became comfortable with the concepts of Buddhism. I embarked on yoga. This extended my mindfulness. Now I continue to bring these concepts together and combine them with visualization.

Saving Relationships, One Movie at a Time!

Hilary Farr | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Living
Hilary Farr

Couples often need to find ways to keep the passion alive and the love boat sailing along. The University of Rochester completed a number of studies that suggested couples should watch relationship/romance-based movies and discuss the issues, successes and concerns raised in a post-film debrief.

Hurry Hard! Top 12 Reasons To Date Men Who Are Curlers

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

#4. They don't think skipping is effeminate.

Four Things To Bring Along On Your Valentine's Date

Karen Cleveland | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Bring your phone so that you can smartly map out where you and your date are meeting, so you can get there nice and early. If you are going to a place that doesn't take reservations, arriving well before your date will ensure you're not awkwardly huddling in the freezing doorway, waiting for a table to open up.

Finding the Confidence to Find Love

Ken Rabow | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

You can't just give up because you haven't found love or met people who live their lives based on appearances or fear. You know that. Tell yourself: "I deserve to be loved. I deserve happiness and I will be patient and relentless in my pursuit of both." Say it again.

4 Valentine's Day Ideas That Won't Make You Cringe

Karen Cleveland | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

If you haven't been hit over the head with onslaught of bad chocolate and tacky lingerie, count yourself lucky. Then, come on out from the rock that you've been living under, and concede that Valentine's Day is here. But your honey might not give a hoot about how commercial or stupid you think February 14 is -- they might still be hoping you do something, anything, to mark the occasion.

85 Movies That Could Save Your Marriage

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Living

Making it past the three-year itch could be as simple as popping in a DVD and watching other couples fight. That’s the overarching conclusion of ...

Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Shares Tips For How To Find Love After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

The motivator for me to try online dating in the first place was Patti Stanger. Stanger is an American matchmaker and television personality, known for starring in the reality series The Millionaire Matchmaker. Stanger shared with me the top tips for women over 40 looking for love.

My Lunch With a Newly Published Harlequin Author

Mary Warner | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Mary Warner

Jennifer Hayward is Harlequin's newest author. Her new novel, The Divorce Party, was just released as an eBook and will hit stores in paperback later this month. I decided to ask Jen out for lunch.

Lowered Expectations: The Experience of Dating While Fat

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I don't feel like I have to lower my standards and expectations because I don't look like that girl over by the bar. I feel like I can meet someone that will respect me and that will connect with me, no matter how I look. However, I don't feel that society feels like that's an option for me.

The Movie to Watch for Long Term Relationship Advice

AskMen.com | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

Relationships are messy, and sometimes love sucks. You won't always be 22 and carefree and riding on a train through Europe, wondering if you should doodle in your journal or take a nap. The movie Before Midnight understands that long-term love never comes easy, and romance isn't always about long walks in a Viennese park.

Emily Post's Advice On Writing a Love Letter

Karen Cleveland | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

As if Emily Post prophesized the Internet's ability to make a message go viral, she warned, "Never write a letter to anyone -- no matter whom -- that would embarrass you were you to see it in a newspaper above your signature." Or, I'd add to that, a screen grab of your declaration on someone's Tumblr. This all sounds terribly unromantic, doesn't it?

Before Downton, There Was Derbyshire

Shachi Kurl | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

This day, this week, marks 200 years since readers first clapped eyes on what was to become one of the most memorable first lines in English literature: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

The 10 Most Romantic Places in Canada

Vacay.ca | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

Canada with its abundance of natural beauty, charming small towns and scenic cities is filled with destinations that will make you swoon. Our team of travel writers and experts at Vacay.ca gathered to decide on the top 10 most romantic places to visit in the nation.

Why The Bad Boys of Fiction are Bad for Kids

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

With the final instalment of the Twilight franchise hitting cinemas soon, I am reminded that the fabled bad boy may make for good fiction, but seldom does he make a great catch in real life. Don't believe me? Just ask Rihanna. What duty, if any, do authors have to create strong female leads (and males who respect them)?

Is Dating a Cold, Careless Game?

Rachel Ryan | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Living
Rachel Ryan

There is a very prevalent hostility between the sexes, constantly reinforced by today's no-strings-attached dating game. No one has to commit. No one is responsible. Everyone is out for himself or herself. Everyone is on the defensive. So many options and no need to choose. Immediate gratification coupled with complete lack of empathy.

Change My Mind: Is the Modern Woman Too Picky?

JD Halperin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
JD Halperin

Incredibly, there are no statistics on this. And yet women hear about this topic all the time -- and not just from their mothers. It's an anthem playing throughout our modern culture, along with all those girl empowerment, Beyonce-style pop songs. So HuffPost put the topic to two young single men, active on the dating frontier. In our latest "Change My Mind" debate, you the reader get to decide on the loser. Just be kind. Reject him nicely.

Dispatches From Down East: Want to Get Your Marriage Off to the Right Start? Come to P.E.I.

Lori Gard | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

If you google "P.E.I. weddings," it should not come as a surprise that the Island has carved out a market for even the most discriminating of brides. Although a wedding can be preformed just about anywhere, it is magical on the Island. It is a wonderful way to start life together as a married couple with a few days in paradise before settling in to the regular rhythm and flow of everyday life.

50 Shades of Grey: Cheaper Than Sex Therapy

Barb Sibbald | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada Living
Barb Sibbald

How do you explain the unprecedented success of a trilogy of mommy porn: soft porn aimed at and read by, predominantly, women? In a word: Play. The 50 Shades of Grey books have so far sold 10 million copies in 37 countries. Admittedly, the book's shenanigans could intimidate some couples, but judging by most media reports, the effect has been just the opposite. Women find the books are sparking their libido (the sex scenes are very graphic) and men are loving that.