Romance

Saving Relationships, One Movie at a Time!

Hilary Farr | Posted 03.05.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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.

How Do I Stop Freezing in Front of Men?

Colette Kenney | Posted 07.10.2012 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

In school I was always the popular one. I wound up having a child at 22. Now I'm 27 and I've been single for four years. I use to be carefree and fun loving and I had so much faith that I would eventually meet the right person. But now, it seems all of my self-confidence has dissipated.

Reigniting Romance

Pega Ren | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

You have made love hundreds of times. You no longer wonder what you will discover about each other sexually -- you know it all. Sex is comfortable, predictable, soothing, and quite possibly infrequent. How do you get from zero to sixty without the numbers in between that the romance of old used to fill? You long for the passion, the romance, the fire of your early days together. You wish you knew how to recapture that magic. Is it possible? Yes, it is, with some conditions.

Valentine's Day, Romance and Teens

Ken Rabow | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

From Romeo and Juliet to Pyramus and Thisbe and beyond, teens having been teeing off parents in their romantic choices for thousands of year. If th...

Put Sizzle Back Into Your Relationship (Without Sex?!)

Pega Ren | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

I can teach you how to turn your hum-drum sex life and your lukewarm connection into a relationship that will deeply satisfy you both. Step one: be clear that this is not about sex -- and mean it.

First Date Kisses and the Hormones of a Divorcee

Delaine Moore | Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada Living
Delaine Moore

As a divorced woman who doesn't have an active sex life (sigh, blame it on bad luck), I'll honestly admit that if a man dared kiss me right now (and he was a good kisser), clothes would be flying off within minutes. I wouldn't have the desire to show restraint. Nothing short of the roof collapsing would stop me.