Love Bytes: Twelve must-click love and relationship links. Plus, a virgin gives relationship advice and a website that takes the anxiety out of first dates.
My husband and I are both uncomfortable with organized religion. I must admit, though: those Catholics do know a thing or two about love. Three years later, we still sometimes turn to our Pre-Cana workbook. It provokes discussion, and enables us to communicate about our marriage in ways that never would have occurred to us without it (um, rationally and maturely). But you don't have to sit through a marriage prep course in order to glean valuable lessons from a wiser-than-thou Catholic priest. Because Father Pat Connor—a Catholic priest for more than 50 years—has finally written the book on love.
After Tarzan and Rome & Juliet, Robin Hood is likely the most-remade movies in the history of cinema. Every decade or so, a director or television show-runner gets his shot at telling the story and only need to include the following: an archer, a tax-crazed monarch, some merry men, a lil slice of heaven called Nottingham and a little romance with an earnest noblewoman. Everything else is up to the auteur's vision.This time around Ridley Scott has Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett to play with, but is the new Robin Hood actually a date movie?
Want a sexy summer glow without the sun? This fair-skinned (okay, sometimes downright deathly pale) writer bravely went where she hasn't gone since the Great Self Tanner Mishap of 2004, and tested a new batch of faux-glow products. The top five self-tanners we recommend.
Want to spice things up in the bedroom? Make his night and drive him crazy with these sex positions that men love. Ultimately, sex is about love and intimacy, so while the positions are part of the fun, the real payoff is the way various maneuvers allow you to connect and explore each other in different ways.
Even when it feels right, moving for love is a total leap of faith and it certainly was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. But there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help decide if following love to another city is a good move for you.
Eyeing the cutie across the room? Learn how to flirt with confidence! You don't need to know someone to flirt up a storm. Chat him up and make your intentions clear with this advice on flirting with someone you just met.
It took about two months to plan my marriage proposal to Sara, my girlfriend of three-and-a-half years. We're both designers, and I wanted it to be something that would slowly reveal the words Will you marry me? When a coworker put me in touch with the owner of an art gallery, I decided to stage a fake art show.
Every now and then, we browse Metafilter, a huge community questionboard, to stave off our boredom. When we came across a board titled, What Clever Relationship Hacks Have You Come Up With?, we couldn't help but be grateful that we learned something in the process of passing the afternoon hours. To clarify, by "relationship hacks," the original poster meant clever or unconventional ways to maintain a healthy relationship. Since the forum received so much feedback, we've narrowed down eight of the funniest and presumably wisest relationship tips from real-life couples from around the web. Let us know in the comments whether or not you agree with these:
When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There's only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Nicole Williams says you can snag both with the same advice. In her newest book, Girl on Top, Williams suggests the tactics used to land a man can also be applied effectively in the office. Can classic dating rules help you climb the career ladder? After all, the game's the same, right?