Folks, February 14th is almost upon us again and, if you're not making restaurant reservations or picking out scented bath tablets, chances are you're in your sad corner crying to a Morrissey album. Well fret not, lonely souls, because we have the surefire cure for the Valentine's Day blues: MOVIES, and plenty of 'em! Keep that copy of Sleepless in Seattle on the shelf and check out our selection of the perfect double features to suit your mood on Singles Awareness Day.
Hola! This week, The Bachelor and his bevy of babes heads south of the border to a beautiful land untouched by the grimy hands of reality TV: Costa Rica. From the get-go, Brad's a wreck. His heart's aflutter for every one of his chicas. The ladies are equally smitten… until the first date card arrives for Chantal O. She’s ecstatic, naturally. But her arch nemesis, Michelle, hopes that Chantal gets attacked by monkeys. Brad picks her up and they head for a helicopter (of course), where he takes Chantal deep in the jungle to the world's longest zip-line course. After frolicking in the rainforest, they sit down to a romantic dinner. All is perfect… until it starts pouring. Running for their lives to save their hairdos and fancy glasses of wine, the couple escapes to the solace of Brad's room. Chantal, dripping wet, changes into one of Brad's white shirts, which makes Brad completely goo goo. Yes, she gets a rose.
The cool thing about astrology is that you can see influences well in advance, so you can strategize and pounce on the chance to get your life in order. Major astrological shifts and transits are windows of opportunity, when things are at their optimal best to follow your bliss. In astrology the slow-moving outer planets, Uranus, Neptune, Chiron, and Pluto all define eras. In 2011, massive change will be in the air as Uranus, Neptune and Chiron all shift signs during the next three months, setting us abruptly on a whole new path—filled with risk, romance and fun!
Memo to men: Valentine’s Day is on February 14. In years past, Yahoo.com has noticed a spike in men searching for an answer to the question: “When is Valentines Day?” as the day fast approaches. Of all the holidays on the yearly calendar, the one designated for romance never fails to trip guys up. Blame mixed messages: While retailers consider the holiday worthy of diamonds, many women take the stance that it's no big deal.
Whether you're a word nerd or a grammarian's nightmare, a new study published in Psychological Science says that people with similar language styles stay in a relationship longer than those whose styles are dissimilar.
Harlequin, one of the largest romance novel publishers, thinks they've got a shot at locking down a patent for the "essential romantic kiss." We figured this timeless tradition was far past patentable, but they're certainly making a case for it. The Canadian company is looking to patent a specific brand of lip-locking. According to a press release, it's a way for "two people (to) reciprocate their romantic feelings toward one another in a manner that deepens attachment, provides pleasure and promotes physical and emotional well-being—the essential romantic kiss."
Valentine's Day is supposed to be all about showing your significant other how much you care, and in America we do that by spending lots of money on gifts. For every homemade card create or heart-shaped cookie baked, infinitely more men and women coughing up a different kind of dough on overpriced roses and greeting cards. According to a study by the National Retail Foundation, we are expected to spend a whopping $15.7 billion expressing our love on Valentine's Day.
We know men aren't always on board with the fashion and beauty items women love. (Yeah, we thought those harem pants were cool and trendy too. Our guys weren't quite as sure.) But there are a few looks that are guaranteed to blow him away, and Valentine's Day is the perfect chance to show them off. Here are ten gorgeous ideas for the big occasion.
Once you're sure you and your boyfriend are on the same page, let your boyfriend give his parents a list of items you've agreed to keep and a list you'd like for his parents to get rid of before you move in. For your part, you can send them a thank you note a month or so before you move in sincerely thanking them for the items you and your boyfriend have decided to keep.
Imagine Cupid woke up one morning and realized a computer is a much more effective way to bring people together than a bow and arrow. And that, then, we wouldn't have all those nasty medical liability issues.