Relationships - Dating

Dating is a confusing, emotional, messy business. We certainly don’t have all the answers, but we can provide earnest, “Reader’s Digest version” dating advice for people looking for romance—yes, including for people who are out of their 20s and 30s.

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    13 Foods You Should Never Order on a First Date

    We're not saying ordering these dishes will definitely ruin your chances at a second date, but they could.

    7 Silent Signs Stress is Hurting Your Relationship

    Between the demands of parenting, financial woes, and the everyday drudgery of maintaining a household, stress is unavoidable in a...

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    15 of the Most Beautiful Royal Wedding Venues Throughout History

    In honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, here's a look back at some of the most breathtaking royal...

    This Secret Island May Be the Most Romantic Spot in the U.S.

    Swaying palm trees, secluded beaches, wild dolphins, shimmering turquoise water, and roads so quiet there's not a single stoplight—sounds like...

    12 Surprising Things That Can Make You Less Attractive

    Want to make a good impression? Start by paying attention to these surprising qualities science says can have a negative...

    8 Outrageous Marriage Proposals You Have to Read to Believe

    Some grooms to be are really willing to go the extra mile to surprise their potential brides, so much so...

    I Met My First Love at 10 Years Old—and I Still Think About Him More Than 50 Years Later

    "Thomas had a healthy crop of black hair, thick eyelashes, and a smile that made me look away and blush....

    After 60 Years, Life’s Twists and Turns Finally Brought My True Love to Me

    Decades later, they had breakfast at the same place where they met. The rest was history.

    I Was Bummed When I Didn’t Get the Job—but I Never Would Have Met My Husband If I Had

    How one woman's poor typing skills led to her finding the love of her life.

    You Can’t Help But Laugh at This Funny Valentine’s Day Story

    "I mean, OK, if you really want to do something to show me you love me this Valentine’s Day, you...

    29 Tips for Finding Love in Your 40s

    Ah, love. It's wonderful and terrifying no matter when you find it. But looking for love after 40 comes with...

    10 Aphrodisiacs That Actually Work, According to Science

    Since the beginning of recorded time, people have been seeking the secret to sexual satisfaction. Wherever you look, there's an...

    13 Bizarre Aphrodisiacs from Around the World

    These foods are said to amp up your libido, but can you stomach them?

    10 Powerful Love Spells from Around the World

    With Valentine's Day around the corner, you might be tempted to do everything—anything!—to find love. So why not take a...

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    Every Royal Wedding Bouquet Must Include This One Special Flower

    Royal brides have been following the tradition since 1840.

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    The 10 Top Romantic Movies You Haven’t Seen Yet—but Should

    Get ready for some major swooning! Here are the must-see romances you probably haven't seen yet—but definitely should.

    7 of the Best (and Most Romantic) Cooking Classes for Couples

    What could be more romantic than traveling somewhere amazing and then cooking up the local fare—together? You can't go wrong...

    13 Ways to Help a Friend Going Through a Divorce

    Divorce isn't easy for anyone to deal with, but thankfully good friends can lessen the sting and bring a bit...

    10 Signs You Should Say “Yes” to a Second Date

    Is this date a total dud or do they deserve another chance? Why you should go on that second date...

    These Are the U.S. Airports Where You’re Most Likely to Find Love, According to

    The online-dating website shares which airports have the most users—AKA people who are looking for love—passing through.

    This Message in a …. Christmas Ornament… Is a True Story of Love

    Inside an old blue glass ball lay the heart of a marriage.

    10 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

    According to recent statistics, nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute. If that's not startling...

    7 Clear Signs You’re In a Rebound Relationship

    If your Facebook page still says you're "in a relationship," but now it's with someone new, it may be a...

    11 Daily Habits of Couples in Healthy Relationships

    Do you expect your partner to take out the trash every week without ever being thanked? Can you recall the...

    10 Signs Your Partner Is Not “The One”

    The desire to find the right partner can lead you to overlook red flags, label erratic behavior as typical ups...

    The Scientific Reason Why People Take Part in Excessive PDA

    Everyone isn't doing CPR to each other all over the place, people.